Summary: Don't like this one as well as my Lotus. The touch screen is very limited and sluggish. Battery life seems a little diminished from the original. Most of the same menus and options as the original lotus, and all my apps, games, music etc. purchased while I had my Lotus-loaded them right onto the elite without any questions or problems. My wall charger and car charger also are compatible with this one as well.
Summary: When i 1st got this phone i loved the touch screen feature butt when i realied i couldnt search the web w the touch screen i was dissapinted the battery life is not at all what it seems it should be. I do not text alot butt with in a 2 moths of having it my buttons were alredy so worn. i could not see the letters well at all. texting is hard too do i frequently miss type things because of how close togther the buttons are.
Summary: The phone has some nice features. I like the email and text buttons and it was easy to set up the email. My biggest complaint is that I cannot shut off the start up sound which is loud and obnoxious and must be heard. The old Lotus was great and allowed the start up sound to be turned off. All other sounds can be turned off. I am not sure if this is an oversight or intention. It is NG either way. I am sure that this can be fixed by a simple firmware upgrade.
Pros: easy to use, start up sound cannot be turned off and is obnoixi
Not as good as the original, but still a good phone.
12 August 2010
Summary: I owned the previous lotus for about a year, so i'm basically gonna compare that one to this rather than write a review of this phone. The touchscreen - This is the big change, and to be honest it can be very nice, and very annoying. You can't text on the outside touch screen, but you can read your texts, make a call (with speakerphone on) and look at pictures. It is not a touchscreen like an iphone. It doesn't react nearly as well as an iphone. But it works.