Very Satisfaied. Not about the other two above reviews... Maybe they reviewed something else??
Reviewed on Friday May 25, 2007 by Shawn, Ottawa
Well, I have owned almost every phone that is GSM/GPRS/EDGE and is compatible on the Rogers/Fido Network. I have tried many smart phones, and this one very Impressive. Ignore poor reviews on this site for this phone, and chalk it up to un-informed and unexperienced end users. Its like they always say, you can never please everyone and there will always be someone who will complain. Plus, 1 out of 10 happy people are likely to post a review, as 1 out of every 2 unhappy people will post a review. IE, you will always see bad reviews for everything.
Instruction Manual... This can be found on the CD that is included in the box. The cut down on the consumption of paper, HTC has chosen this to help cut down on needless paper use. This is a full instruction manual! THere is also a quick start guide included in the box, which should get you going until you find the time to pop the cd into your machine. Plus on the other hand, play with the device, you cant "destroy it" by playing around with it. People these days are terrified to try anything without a manual or expression permission form someone... PLAY WITH IT, IT WONT BLOW UP! The manual should be used as a guide if you get stuck, not a starting point... Thats what the quick start guide is for.
Battery Life... I found the battery life very good for a smart phone. Mine last about 4-5 days between charges, and this of course depends on the talk time I use. Normally this is quite a bit, as its my only phone line (no landline). ***TIP*** You may not know this, and is only common sense, but when your not using WI-FI or BLUETOOTH turn them off. They are huge energy consumers, and will drain your battery much faster. THis is the case on all phones. If your using a BT headset and require bluetooth to always be on, dont be surprise when you find yourself charging your device more often, convenience is usually a trade off of some sorts.
Screen Freeze... Like all other Windows Mobile 5.0 / 6.0 phone, this phone can multi-task (have more than one program at once). Most newbies to wm5/6 phone are notorious for leaving all their apps opens, and wonder why there device slows up, or freezes. THe phone has only about 20MB of working space, and the more apps you have open in the "background" the less memory and the slower it will operate. All smartphone (WM5/6) has something called TASK MANAGER, become familiar with it, it allows you to make sure that things are closed and not running in the background slowing down your device. Most newbie WM5/6 users notice they when they run this app for first time 8+ programs will be running in the background they thought they may have closed. Its not a cell phone!!! Pressing the hangup button will not close your app/program. It will still run in the background.
OVERALL, I love this phone. Ignore reviews by people who do not know how to use this device. There inexperience actions are usually why the device doesn't operate the way they would like. Take it from an expert, this device is one of the most solid devices that is considered "SmartPhone". It surpasses anything else on the ROgers/Fido line up, with the only exception of a blackberry, which is for the email junkie generation ;)