I just got this phone last week. Its very nice. It leaves a bit to be desired coming from a PPC phone, but its not too shabby. You can use the built in windows media player 10 to play MP3's on it, and you can play them with it shut. You also can sync it with your windows media 10 on your desktop and easily transfer songs/albums/artitsts to your phone thru windows media player. And it does have a vibrate, and its a serious one! The alarm sucks though, so if you use an alarm, email me at [email protected], and i'll send you a program called Chronos (or you can search and d/l it yourself) its a good alarm to replace the stock shitty one with. im still trying to learn stuff on this phone too, so hope that helps.