Thinks I like about the SLVR:
- Thin beautiful design. The best candybar I've ever held.
- SIMPLE, SIMPLE, SIMPLE. All settings are intuitive and easily accessable.
- Calendar is weak...but not far from the Smartphone's
- Cool skinable interface
- It seems like phone functions run seperately than programs keeping the phone/data part responsive even when using an application.
- Everything generally feels more integrated...ie. Camera, Messaging, Internet
- I didnt use the iTunes portion of the phone but the interface is almost identical and easy to use as an ipod.
- The Speaker phone is crystal clear and even plays music beautifully.
Things I dont like about the SLVR:
also read as, things I miss about Smartphones:
- Quicker/Better email, though not as much of a feel of integration as on the Motorola
- Better dialing interface
- Better Internet browser
- Better calender
- Better PC Synchronization
- Better organization of contacts.
- Larger application library, though not as large as PPCs (my biggest SP gripe)
- Tiny screen on SLVR, but well utilized...like QVGA screens better (of course)
Just to name a few.
The SLVR has a beautiful form factor and stylish design. It holds a microSD (came with a 512MB). Sync & charge via MicroUSB. The camera is only VGA, but takes beautiful photos and pretty good video. If they put a WM5 OS in this phone....I'd love it even more. Currently I'd just call it a pretty-smart phone. If you just need basic email, basic internet, and phone functions...this IS a VERY nice phone and my first non-smartphone choice thus far.
Even the PC interface of Motorola Phone Tools is the coolest. It puts an identical skin of your phone on the screen. You can make calls from the PC while connected...send text messages....and transfer files, and PIM information. Not based on functionality, but on interface only...this is MUCH cooler than ActiveSync and MS could learn from their design ideas in the department.
But I cant be without my Smartphone, and a new one is in the mail to me right now.