Just recently got the v195....
I use my phone for work (to talk) and didn't need a camera. What I did need is tons and tons of talk time and standby time and something professional looking (understated stylish). I was previously using a v188 that I couldn't manage to kill the battery on if I -wanted- to. However, the v188 looked chintzy and cheap and I hated taking calls on it in front of clients.
Anyway, the v195 is everything I wanted and more. I've been trying to run the battery down now for days. No effect. I want to fully drain and recharge it a couple times to keep it up to snuff but this thing JUST WONT DIE. The look is professional and stylish, it's solidly built and the keypad is easy to use and not too crowded. Texting is a breeze. The reception is perfect (the v188 was ok, but I got crappy reception in my block walled house, this one is full bars). Clarity is great, sound is great, speakerphone sounds great. Bluetooth isn't really importaint to me but it's nice that this phone has it (I think people running around with bluetooth headsets on their ears look like idiots, but I digress).
Cant complain, this is probably the most practical phone on the market. It wont replace your ipod or your digital camera, but there isnt a single phone on the market that can :).
Although I'd be first in line to buy a phone with 60 gigabytes of storage, a stylish form factor, and an 8.2 megapixel camera.
I also can not get the address book to sync. And my current sim addresses came over fine. My other comment is you can upload mp3s via Bluetooth and play them on the phone or assign them to ringtones. Overall I am very happy. Just need to figure out the addressbook issue and this phone would be a 10.
What happened to the Cosmic Blue version??? T-mobile seems to only have the Grey v195.
I had the v188 and that was replaced 3 times for being not loud on the ear piece and ramdom problems like reboots and freezes. This one does seem much much better. Hope I will not be mistake again since I need a cheapo quadband phone for traveling around the world. Battery on moto is excellent in my opinion. My samsung e365 only can go 2 days without a charge, so this one so far is on 3 days and i used it alot. Those USA M2M min average 3000/month
Purchased the V195 from T-Mobile on 6/10. SO far I like it but I can't seem to sync my calendar w/ my computer. THough my existing SIM address book came over fine.
Where is it I want one, and I want one now!
It's about time they made a no nonsense phone. I only want to make and recieve calls. Could someone let me know when it's here?
Quadband, Bluetooh, Mini USB, Push to talk, very good screen and a huge battery...who could't complain about this phone. No camera, no mp3 player, but good enough.
Clunky... for a basic clamshell, the dimensions are huge... and the weight... gosh... 100 g?
amazing so beautifull with all the nicest features i will certainly buy one :)
Nobody will tell you when it will be available. It has the FCC approval already, so I don't really know why it isn't available yet. However, I've been looking around and apparently it's to come out this summer. Acccording to PCMAG it will be available in June.
I really like this phone a lot. I would buy it if it was on the market. I wrote to Motorola today and they told me they don't know when it is going to be release as of yet. Everything says the second quarter which I think starts in May. Right!!!!!! I called my provider and they didn't know anything about it either.
Does anyone have any "inside" information as to when it will be out there ready to buy and how much it will cost on a T-Mobile plan.
WOW, a phone to be use as a PHONE ! What a new concept.Everything you need to make a phone call. WHEN ? WHERE ? Please Motorola let us know the way to buy this marvellous innovation in CELL phone technologie.... ;)
It is tentative with T-Mobile USA. I cannot wait to see the price for this. It looks good
What a funny post. If you want a gadgety phone then don't even consider this. Case closed. For me, if I want a camera, I'll buy a real camera that can take a picture of a useful resolution. At least some phone manufacturers recognize there is a crowd looking for a phone that does what a phone should do, get you in contact with other people from almost anywhere. I am eagerly awaiting it's release in the US. Has it been released anywhere yet? I understand it was supposed to be out by the second quarter of 2006. It seems that hasn't happened. Does anybody know anything anout the release?
i am waiting for this mobile to be launched in chennai. I viewed all the reviews I am very much satisfied with the result. No camera, which is an advantage for me since I cannot use it in office premises. Bluetooth with 10 MB shared memory and excellent battery life. Flip type with mono display on the front cover. With 65k colors display screen and mp3 ring tone function is great. If it had FM then it will be the best in its type among all brands. Any way Motorola has did it a true IT personal mobile.