LQ IQ - You'd have to be an idiot to like it
Reviewed on Monday April 25, 2011 by Peter, Victoria, BC
I had the phone for less than a week; after the first day I knew there were serious problems ahead when it wouldn't turn off without crashing. Not once. Apparently this is a COMMON problem with this model phone, as other reviewers here and elsewhere have noted.
Sure, it had a lovely interface, a nice sliding QUERTY keyboard, Windows Mobile apps I liked... but when it crashed EVERY time I tried to turn it off or reboot, so badly that I had to pull the battery, there's problems. Just google the LG IQ issues to list them.
I really, really wanted to like this phone, as it had great potential. It's too bad the Windows interface killed it, literally. A little more polish and testing and it'd be a winner. I guess when it's $0 for a 1-year contract at Telus, there's something fishy going on...
Returning the phone to Telus was a hassle, as other reviewers have noted. My being a 8-year loyal customer apparently meant little to them, which was rather revealing. I ended up wit ha $100 credit to be used towards another smartphone, whatever that is.
It won't be anything by LG, which is a shame, as I own an LG LCD TV and just love it. Shame on you, LG, for releasing this buggy bit of garbage and shame on Telus for trying to foist it off on customers.