My Motorola V551 got washed about a week and a half ago. And dried. It’s dead.
After weighing my options, I purchased an unlocked black RAZR V3.
Damn, it’s sexy.
I’m partial to carrying my phone in the front pocket of my pants; so I appreciate how thin this thing is. Much more comfortable to carry around than the V551. I also get somewhat better reception; and the sound is definitely clearer.
The software is basically the same as the V551. Which means that like the V551, the V3’s phonebook sucks balls. Let’s see…
- You can group together entries that are stored in the phone; but not the ones that are stored on the SIM card. So if you try to back things up to the SIM card, you’ll have a lot of entries to scroll through with the same name.
- There are categories; but entries can only be in one category and you can either view all categories or one category.
- There’s no differentiation between first and last names.
And furthermore, why do I have to get a PDA just to store physical addresses? Why can’t phones provide an addressbook?
Which gets me thinking, how hard can it be to create a decent phone/address book for a phone? Maybe I should find out.