Conclusion: The Alias 2’s E Ink keyboard is the cleverest input solution we’ve seen in quite some time. It solves nearly every problem and complaint anyone’s ever had with every other kind of keyboard, both touchscreen and physical, and creates unprecedented flexibility for navigation and control.
Pros: E Ink keyboard; dual-hinge clamshell design; large, bright 2.6-inch screen; long talk time and battery life
Cons: Clunky Web browser; no threaded messaging; soft focus photos, poor QCIF videos; low ringtone volume
Summary: Priced at $79.99, the Alias 2 is in the same league as excellent clamshell devices such as the LG Chocolate 3 (which costs just $10 more), and other full QWERTY messaging devices such as the enV2 (which costs $10 less).