Bottom line, if you want to use the Swype keyboard, don't have fat fingers!
15 April 2011
Summary: Just because I gave this only 3 stars out of 5 does not mean it is not a great phone -- just not great for me. My grandkids would love to have this phone. My main issue with this phone is because of my fat fingers, and Arthritis. When I touch the screen I always seem to hit too many keys. Using the Swype keyboard is impossible, thank goodness there is the slide out keyboard. the phone would be much better (for me) if I could use a stylus on the screen.
Summary: Its a nice sturdy phone, great for those spending time outdoors. There are, however, couple of minor, and one major issues with it. Minor things first: 1) The battery inside is a bit loose, and rattles when the phone is shaken. An easy fix is to put a piece of folded paper under the cover. 2) Motorola is known for slow releases of updates. Current factory 2.1 rom is not the best for sure. One of the issues is being unable to end the call when the screen is off.
Summary: This phone is average. Voice quality is decent, the touchscreen is on the smaller side, the camera takes pretty good pictures and has a flash. Nothing is remarkable about the physical package. I bought this phone one year ago after being told by a T-Mobile salesperson that it would be upgraded from Android 1.5 to Android 2.0 "soon". "Soon" turned to delay after delay, until finally this year, Motorola said that they would not be upgrading it after all.
Summary: This phone is OK. It differs from the CLIQ in that it has no sliding QWERTY keyboard. I thought it did, and thats why I bought it. The on screen keyboard works well enough but I make multiple mistakes while typing. The motoblur is ODD. It alerts me when I get an email, or even when I get an alert on facebook (like an upcoming birthday for example) with an audible tone and I still have not figured out how to select to only get tones for texts, etc.
Excerpt: I have now had the T-Mobile SIdekick Slide for a year. I am a teenage girl, and I found it not terrible, but not great. First of all, do not get it from the T-Mobile Prepaid plan, if you do this, you have no picture messaging if you like to send pictures. On the other hand, the service was excellent. I had gotten all 5 service bars mainly everywhere. The battery life needs work.
Excerpt: When I found out I was getting this phone I was super excited! I mean a SIDEKICK! Every1 in the TV world has one! I truly liked this phone... then it started getting annoying Pros: Good full QWERTY keyboard, clear sound, bright screen, long battery life Cons: No video capturing abilities (at least not any I know of), bulky, no cool swivel :(, OK service if you're in a good area, freezes up, only 1 game comes with the phone, deletes contacts randomly (you need to save...
Excerpt: okay so i just got this phone yesterday ive done it all on it... i mean it is the best phone i ever had but its not good enough. pros: great keyboard (it may seem small for others like guys or girls with nails) -its not bulky and big smaller than the lx -trackball makes things faster -when you get a message the phone talks to you and tells you new message -the calculator calculates tip cons: no alarm - cant put a ringtone from your music player -the battery sucks for a...
Excerpt: I have the phone myself and when I first got it I was thrilled. But about a month in a half I started to see that I couldn't do a lot of things I did with my other phones. I would say the pros are nice look, web browsing is okay, and the cons ringtones 5 seconds long, I had to order a alarm clock and calculator, and certain things I can't do.
Excerpt: I have used just about every PDA on the market for T-Mobile and AT&T... Figured what the heck, I'll try a sidekick. This phone is absolutely tailored more towards a teenager. BUT, it has some great features. PROS -The internet is great - very clear, fast, and easy to use. -Good external speakers -Good MP3 player -Great Reception and Clarity. -The size and shape is nice and easy to use and handle. -The unlimited internet and text messaging package is priced great.
Summary: The phone is amazing, it has all the features you could want. Except that with the carrier (i am using tmobile) you have to pay extra to be able to get alot of the features, your phone book is stored on a server, not on your phone. The time only updates with their server. so if you dont pay the extra $19.99 a month (comes with unlimited brouser im and messaging) You sort of dont get the WHOLE package.