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This phone has had quite a few other models in the v3/v5 series before it so its has been quite stable, with the exception of the java media player.
The features that stand out for the phone are the removable memory card, MP3 player, you can get stereo headphones w/mic for the phone, bluetooth, and camera/video capture.
You can use your existing mp3 collection on your phone, and if you edit the size of the files down to be ringtones you can save them to the phones memory vs the cards memory to be used as ringtones.
The java media player is slow to respond sometimes, and kind of awkward. I find the standard media browser which was been standard to motorola phones much easier to use, along with your not also using more of your battery power also running a java applet at the same time. I have also found its much easier to make playlists via the standard media browser, however the java media player can sort by artist, type, etc...
The phone has a couple usb modes, data/fax, and memory card, if you have memory card selected you can just plug it into your computer, and move files like you inserted the memory card into a memory card reader. If you have the motorola phone tools you can connect to your phone via usb to use as a modem in the data fax mode, however you can do that via bluetooth without any extra software also.
What I don't like about the phone:
--Some of the new entry modes for text, however you can change your default entry modes in everywhere except it seems your preferences don't seem to carry over as much when using java applets, more importantly I use OPERA MINI, so I keep having to change from the iTAP mode which I find annoying.
--When paired with a bluetooth device like a bluetooth headset audio will not play out of the speaker, or the bluetooth earpeice, so you can't listen to your mp3s via bluetooth, however ironically if you watch videos with a bluetooth headset paired they play through the headset. Either way the stereo headset works, but I have always hated how they position the mic on the wired headsets.
--After running java applications for a long time, and/or watching/listening to multimedia for a long time the phone should be powercycled, otherwise there is a chance the phone will just reboot on its own. My only theory is that its memory management/operating system might not be able to handle heavy multimedia usage. However even with heavy usage of Opera Mini, and listening to MP3s it has been very rare to happen to me, it was more common when I played with the java media player.
--Processor should have been faster, you can't really multi-task, you can't listen to mp3s, and be even on T-Zones/Opera Mini at the same time, it will fail to make the data connection while the processor is busying playing mp3s.
This phone among others runs Opera Mini, a nice browser to visit real web pages over your wap phone, however you need to get their full internet package for it to work(unless you can get it work with just T-Zones T-Mobile Web). I use T-Mobile for my internet anyway, but I don't like how T-Mobile blocks port 80 with their T-Zones T-Mobile Web, which is the only reason why you can't use Opera Mini without the full internet package.
Overall its been a good phone, and in the three months I have had the phone the only real thing I have had a problem with is battery life, browsing the web, using bluetooth, and using it to play mp3s does take your battery down, however it charges from a standard mini usb plug so it will even charge while plugged into your computer if you use the usb data cable.