Lots of people are saying that they don't think that the new Monte Carlo is much of an upgrade over the Blade/SanFran, and that's maybe true, but if you can get hold of an MC for around £130-140 (that may perhaps include some discount), then that could be well worth upgrading from the Blade just for a better camera alone (if it is good).
The Blade/San Francisco was a super all-round device for the price, but arguably, it's most lacking feature was the poor camera with no flash. Sure the pictures were okay outside in bright daylight, but anything less than perfect lighting conditions and the pictures were frankly awful.
I'd be really interested to see a review of the MC that focuses on this aspect of the phone, as although other areas aren't much of a step up from the blade offering, the camera seems to be an area where ZTE have improved a fair bit.
So, if the camera is quite good, then we've effectively got the device that perhaps the blade should have been in the first place for not much more than what we all probably paid for our blades. If the camera is good, I'll probably upgrade my blade to a skate/MC.
(And if they'd have just put an ARMv7 in there too, I'd buy one straight away without waiting for the review! )
Edited by billybiro, 09 August 2011 - 10:47 AM.