Summary: A previous reviewer wrote that his Z8 was permanently set to display the symbol for British pounds sterling. This is NOT true. The monetary amounts displayed by the Z8 can easily be changed to show dollars or yen or whatever. If you really want to be adventuresome, you can change or add to the firmware that was factory installed by Motorola. But first, you must download RSD Lite (freely available on the Internet) and the firmware you want to install.
Summary: I still love the slider functionality. I needed a replacement phone in order to get rid of my Crappy Windows based Samsung Omnia. It was hard to find an older phone that Verizon would activate without the mandatory data plan. This was one of very few that I found. I am not an Outlook, social networks, what is Lindsay Lohan up to, need to be on top of need to know land.
Summary: I drive a muscle car, and obviously the engine is very loud. I recently dropped my HTC Dream in a puddle and it stopped working, so I ordered this. It was affordable and was made by a trusted brand (Motorola). Now when i'm driving I can actually hear my phone ring, and even hear my text tones. The fact that this phone runs symbian is just a bonus. People say texting it hard but it's really not. I have large fingers but I can text absolutley fine.
Great Phone, with a single drawback. Not USA friendly.
24 February 2010
Summary: Let's get the bad out of the way first. It was never released as an American phone. There are limited U.S. settings. The phone does not recognize all American Time Zones. The currency is British Pounds. The units of measure are Metric. That can get a tad bit annoying. That's the drawback. The rest of the phone is Great. You can play full movies with sound. Excellent resolution. The camera on the back feels more natural like a real camera and less like a phone-cam.
Summary: Great Phone! I like the phone its sleek and the battery last for 4-5 days with normal use. THe phone also has the ability to get TV from it and that is amazing. Also the camera being a 2 mp camera witht he display takes awsome pics . Only down side to the phone would be its headphone jack is only a 2.5 mm and the phone is only cabable of 2 gig memory with the mini memory card. Put music on it and the layout for the music player is really easy to use.
Summary: These are great phones! They are thin, light and nice looking. It's the best phone, and with it plugged into the aux jack in my stereo to play MP3s, a bluetooth in with the VZ navigator service, it's all I need in the car. Awesome, awesome phone.