This phone is a great design, with nothing else! what a great idea to make an incredible multimedia fun device. whack a 5mp cam on it, whack wifi and a proper multimedia user interface. typical motorola really.
both the slide and the lx are the same the only dif is that the screan is bigger it has flash on it the slide is the same size as lx lx is supposed to be smaller but is not and the ball lights up that would be cool on the slide tho so why pay $400 when you can pay $300 but the only thing both are missing is video messaging and the face plates or hot not the jell ones other than that i like the slide i hope motorola comes out with the slide 2 with dif colors other than purple i guess thats purple and oh yea people talking about its hard to text or whatever complaining about the keyboard is hard to use when its not you just got to get use to it like any other phone
the Sidekick Slide is one of the best phones i have seen. i am a HUGE fan of Motorola, i even call myself "MOTOLOVR 4 LIFE". i love Motorola phones so much that i have even made a vow that i would never use any othe cellphone other than the Legendary MOTO. if i had all the money i'd own every Motorola handset available on the market!!!!!
Keep up the great work guys!!
i dont get it !
so u can only get 10 calls and recieves and miss calss ?
I've never had any problems with mine and I've had mine a month now. I don't now how your friends lost the side piece as its all 1 piece that goes right around the phone. And there's been nothing with the trackball for me.
I'm nineteen years of age.
So I have alot of friends from the younger generation.
The point I am getting at is, I have alot of friends/know alot of people who have this particular phone.
And its pretty much useless.
Theres always a problem with it.
One of my friends lost the side pannels of her phone after about a month.
Another constantly has issues with the ball.
Its just a waste of time, and money.
I suggest finding a phone with similar functions, that you require.
Perhaps not a motorola..
This phone may not have what some nokia and se have but its the best at what it was designed for in the 1st place and that's a known fact. It was designed for messaging. That's why you can talk on windows msn live and yahoo chat (both have been built in and in american aim aswell). Its the only phone on the market that has myspace built into it. the phone lets you know when someone has sent you a comment as well as comments on your pictures or blogs or when they have added a new blog. Then there's real time email so you get it as soon as its sent and the phone tells you of that. Then there's the standard txt and mms as well as the net. But. You can do all this at the same time. You can be talking on both msn and yahoo while sending someone a comment on myspace then click over and send an email or txt while you look at stuff on the net. You can't do that on any nokia or se. Oh and the world record for fastest txt sent was on 1 of these phones.
No you can't use your mp3s as a ringtone but that's the phone companys fault not motorola. They want you to buy the tones off them but I think there's a mod so you can aswell as a few other mods. I don't use this as a phone as I have another phone for that. I just use mine for msn. Email and txting because there's no other phone that does it as good as this 1 as the slide was built for it. As where all the other sidekick phones.
hi, i jus got this fon i like it although yes its got very simple features.....
one thing though can i use my mp3 music as a ringtone? i notice someone asked the question but noone answered..
I wish people would stop comparing this phone to a pocket pc like an I-mate. its never tried to be 1. If you look at this as a phone and not a pocket pc you would see that the specs are good. Even if they did get the screen size wrong and a couple of other things. I think it has the biggest screen out of any motorola. Cept im not sure about the latest razrs.
Vaui or whatever you nams is. They messed up on the specs big time. It doesn't weigh that much and when you pick up the n95 8gb and the hiptop at the same time the n95 is heavier. The screen is a 2.4inch qvga screen. And you can have multiple conversions going on msn live at the same time and switch back and forth using buttons for each person as well as being on yahoo and surfing the web sending email and txt all at the same time without any slow down. The msn function on the n95 is crap because of the tiny keypad. For the price you pay for this phone its a lot better than a lot of other phones that are more expensive. And for what you pay for the n95 there's a lot that goes wrong with it. Now im not saying that this phone is as good as the n95. I know it isn't and id be stupid to say it is but there's not many phones out that can do what I said this can.
Are you serious?
This thing weighs 50 grams MORE than the N95!
There's no HSCSD.
And the screen is like 2.3".
If this phone was a nokia or a se and none of the spec had been changed people would be saying how great it is. Go compare 1 of these to a blackberry and you will find that its as good. If not better than most of them there. And this looks better.
I find that the people that say that this is a bad phone don't even own 1 and are just going by what the specs say. Which in some places are wrong. Like the display for 1. It isn't a50mm TFT screen its a 60mm (2.4)qvga screen. And it does have hscsd. Its as thin as a nokia n95 but weighs less than the nokia.
This Motorola is good.But not very very good.I don´t like Motorola so much.But i like Motorola v8
I found that the 1.3mp camera is clearer than the 2mp cameras found on the nokias. I bought a slide for the simple fact that i am on msn a lot so the slide is perfect for that. A friend has a nokia n95 and it always seems to have something wrong with it. Sometimes bigger isn't always better. Oh and honestly I can't tell the difference in speed 3g to edge and in australa 3g isn't available everywhere yet anyway.
I bought a slide last week in australia and have read a lot of reviews about it and most of the bad reviews are wrong. The keyboard does take a bit to get used to but its easy after a little while. The camera might as well be 2mp coz the pictures are just as clear as a nokias 2mp camera. Its may not be 3g but I've compared it side by side to a nokia n95 downloading the same site and the slide was faster. The battery last about 8hours with heavy net and msn use. They have also fixed any faults and whoever said that the ball sticks is wrong. I would recommend this phone to anyone.
The slide is actually not bad despite reviews. I have been a dedicated sidekick user for one reason THE EASE OF USE!! It is so easy to type and do it fast. I have owned the sidekick 1, 2, 3 and LX and decided to get the slide today. I like the features and the camera is much better than that of the LX or other sidekicks. The plan kicks ass though! Compare Verizon or AT&T with 300 minutes unlimited nights, weekends, my 5 faves, unlimited txt and picture text, aim, msn, yahoo, web, email for only like $50-60. The sidekick plan(which is unlimited data for everything except calls is $20 a month, which includes unlimited text, verizon and at&t dont come close to this price)