Excerpt: Gunshots. Fist fights. Fleeing an exploding warehouse on a motorcycle. These are the things I imagine when hearing the word "adventure." Rugged phones from Motorola don’t quite make that list. Nevertheless, Motorola has attempted the impossible with the slim V750 "Adventure.
Pros: Sensible balance of utility and entertainment. Fantastic data speeds via EV-DO Rev A. 1,000 entry phone book stores multiple numbers per entry and postal addresses. 1.6in external LCD makes on-the-go media playback a breeze. Looks and handles like a sleek, non-rugged phone.
Cons: Modestly rugged at best. Push-To-Talk setup is convoluted and clunky. Muddy speakerphone audio at high volumes. Flimsy battery door flies off during impacts. Verizon OS cripples Bluetooth, video message length, and file sharing. Flashless cameras are the stuff of the Dark Ages.