Summary: After using the Charm for a week, I realized that it would make a perfect messaging phone. As a smartphone, it doesn't quite handle everything that a smartphone should, but it has the specs and the capabilities to be a great messaging phone. You can take that as a positive or a negative.
Cons: MotoBlur can be slightly annoying and hectic; 3MP camera didn't perform very well; display resolution is low so text and pictures are pixelated
Summary: The Motorola Charm does not look like most of today's , with its boxy shape and its smaller-than-usual touch screen. And while I can appreciate a little variety, especially in a day when all too many smartphones look like little more than iPhone clones, the Charm's whimsical design just doesn't work...
Excerpt: When the Motorola Charm from T-Mobile first reared its head earlier this summer I was super excited to see if this would be the perfect smartphone for me. ...
Pros: Adorable form-factor. Keyboard is well made, comfortable, and easy to type on. Comes bundled with an extra extended battery. MOTOBLUR interface makes Android OS 2.1 less drab. Camera has Panoramic abilities. BACKTRACK Navigation pad is a unique feature and option to have.
Cons: DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY -it’s that bad. Freezes up occasionally.
Excerpt: The Motorola Charm is one of the few candy bar QWERTY Android phones out there, and sports a 2.8-inch Gorilla Glass screen with a 320x240 pixel resolution. That resolution is not something to be too proud of, though most phones of this type (QWERTY candy bar, like the E72) have it..
Summary: Some form factors appeal through unique sizes and designs. Others go for features. The new Motorola Charm chooses the former as its selling point. Positioned as a messaging-centric phone, the Charm has design traits that remind us of BlackBerry devices.
Excerpt: Getting my hands on the Charm was no mean feat. Motorola didn’t seem keen to send out review units to anyone in a hurry, so I took it upon myself to go buy one, under the pretext of it being a gift for my girlfriend (she has a Nokia 1661 for chrissakes).
Conclusion: If you're looking for a very affordable and compact Android phone with a QWERTY keyboard, the Motorola has its charms. Despite our complaints about the display and MOTOBLUR overwhelming the small home screen, the Motorola Charm is a solid messaging phone and a very affordable Android smartphone.
Pros: Good keyboard, lots of social networking, strong reception and voice.
Cons: Display is small and low quality, social networking overwhelms the tiny home screen.
Excerpt: The Motorola Charm for T-Mobile is indeed a departure from Motorola’s well-known Droid line. The biggest change is in the Charm’s unique form factor which includes a landscape screen, front QWERTY keypad, and overall squarish design.
Excerpt: Motorola Charm is all set to Charm with its brilliant features and compact design. The Motorla Charm package contains the handset, microUSB cable, charger, stereo headset, Start Guide, 1420mAh battery, 1130mAh battery, 2 add-on rear panels, and 2 GB microSD card.