Your so very right in your long posting.
But avoid comments like the last one, it might make people see you merely as a salesman...
Those who are writing that the features are crap really should have read the full technical details before considering buying it.
If you go out and buy a TV cos its new, and dont read any of the descriptions about the TV, or try it out before buying it, then take it home and realize that the picture isnt quite as good as you expected it to be or that it only has mono speakers instead of stereo.
Does anyone think that these people really have a right to be complaining about the absense of these features?
because I think people should take more responsibility for their own purchases and not blame the company who designs and manufactures the product for making their product in a certain way.
I know quite a lot about what goes into the process of producing a product, and I know that a company spends a lot of time thinking about what market they are targeting with that specific product, and they make decisions about what features should be included with that product based on the market they are targeting.
With the Motorola V3, they were obviously targeting a market who didnt neccesarily need a phone with a camera with a huge resolution, or an mp3 player, or a huge internal memory, or video capture, or the width of a regular "candy bar" phone. They are not targeting people who are willing to spend only $50 on a phone.
They are targeting people who are looking for a stylish, slim, metallic phone, which will make people look at them and be impressed, and who aren't worried about spending their money on that type of phone.
If you have only non-constructive criticisms, like:
"Another Motorola crap. . .made in metal. One of the worst phone I have owned recently. This V3 phone is made for suckers only. Glad I sold mine yesterday."
which doesn't tell us anything about why they decided to sell the phone, only that they dont like metal exteriors on phones. My response?
IF YOU DONT LIKE METAL EXTERIORS ON PHONES, DONT BUY A PHONE WITH A METAL EXTERIOR!!!!
Also, responding to the comment about the phone rusting. Motorola would have spent a lot of time researching into what conditions the phone would have to be placed in or remain in, to show any signs of rust. I would presume that a phone of this price (therefore quality) would have to remain in a very high humidity area (ie. the tropics, or underwater) and be in contact with another metal which would cause it to rust, for a considerable amount of time, in order for it to rust. I am sure that in the manual provided with the phone that Motorola has specifically stated in the "care for you phone" section that the phone should not remain in high humidity areas for any considerable amount of time.
Therefore, if the phone rusts, IT IS THE FAULT OF THE OWNER AND NOT OF MOTOROLA!
In conclusion, read the specifications of the phone, then decide if you actually want a phone that doesn't have the features of high end phones. Also decide what you want out of a phone,
this phone is based around having a great design, and should be considered that way if you want to buy a phone.
Finally, if you still want this phone, but dont think you are willing to pay the full retail amount, then check out www.mobilefonezone.net/v3razr.htm to discover how to get this phone for only 20 pounds. Read through the site, find out for yourself how it works and decide whether you are willing to put your money into such a fantastic opportunity.
This is a very stylish and reasonably functional phone. No it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of some others but isn't it always a trade off anyway? Too many sweeping and negative comments from too many "unknown" parties. If you've got a comment why not give it ownership.
all phone prices come down in the end i have been working in phone sales for 3 years and never seen one phone that didnt go down in price and yes it will look like crap in 2 years all phones do duh!
I bought 2. Excellent choice, I recommended
Motorola V3 ..How much ????
PS they are even visible on the pictures shown here.
Can anyone tell me what the two small 'holes' besides the keyboard plate are? One at the bottom-right corner of the #-key and one above the right softkey????
Amazingly so yes. I actually never bought that one. Even though tempted by the titanium case. But after the 8850 it felt awkwardly clumpsy, but this is not the place to discuss that one.
But I'm sure there will be a V3+ or V4 with improved software, and perhaps a few hardware bugs corrected. It is rather awkward to put the batterycover back on. Also the mechanical keyboard problem if you press above the two softkeys. The lacking polishing finish of the two sharp flaplifter cut-ins, The phone being so thin that the ruber between the keys touch the screen, etc. etc. same with every basically new hardware.
And a few deign flaws. It looks stupid that the external screen only occupy 30% of the black area. Assymetry of sidekeys. The 90% angle of the batterycover shold be continued to integrate the the usb-plug better.
Also, look at the 8910i titanium one. Still going a £250 on ebay.
Yes, two years obviously, but 3-6 months time, no.
Not like the price drop on the 6230 or k700i.
That was not a too clever comment... In one or two years of course this phone looks like a dinosaur, just look back two years... So of course the price will drop.
The price of the V3 will never drop much. Thats what makes the phone so attractive. Exclusivity.
Thanks for your review.
You need a firmware upgrade or got a defective phone if the secondary display is not visible when idle. Mine is.
All the other FACTS in your review are right to my knowledge. But I don't understand your disappointment that oozes out of the whole review. Why did you buy it??? If you wanted a smartphone or a pda you should have bought that! If you just wants a very thin clamshell PHONE you got the V3, it's that simple!! The V# is NOT a computer, camera, coffee machine or whatever, and it doesn't pretend to be. You may wish that it were, but that your problem not motorolas.
And, yes, if £6 inkluding postage (check e.g. ebay) is too much for a bluetooth headset, well, then you're right you propably wouldn't have bought a £350 phone.
The coolest phone ever made! I am so thrilled every time I use it. Everyone thinks I'm speaking from a land-line phone and compliment the sound quality. Nice rich loud ringers and a great looking screen. MP3 compatability, with Bluetooth that works amazingly well! Great stuff. If you have cash to spare...get it!
A great phone. The RF quality is superior to anything else I've tried. The sounds and images are fantastic. A great gadget....
M. Steward and Edward.....sod off! You're damn jealous, and it shows!
If you're not, then how ignorant are you to purchase a phone without evaluating whether it suits your needs or not!
it's a great phone because it's slin and it's not heavy,but the price is high 847 EURO
i got a brand new v3 last night it looks cool but some keys are not working! i am waiting for a new one for exchange but i am worrying if this will be a common problem later.
ahh but they do guavajam
people are stupid and vain, they need this phone to lift there ego
the V3 phone is a "feel good fashion" phone, you buy it to feel good & look cool, and its thin but has limited features. If you want features, get a s700i, has all the features, but its fat. fat vs. thin (just like people)