It's interesting this phone has no Wi-Fi, probably a Cingular decision, since the platform supports it. While this is not a big problem, I am really looking forward to the days that UMA is more broadly available and people can roam between cellsites and Wi-Fi hotspots during a call. I am pretty sure by them new Windows Mobile devices will be out in the market, with more convergence features.
The author says the absence of a QWERTY keyboard is a negative point, but I tend to think Smartphones are phones in first place, and smart after. People have to feel and use it like a normal mobile phone, and have the smarts on top of that - the complete opposite view of a Pocket PC Phone, where people use the PDA first and then have some phone capabilities added to it.
What is great about this phone is the EDGE support for faster (not as fast as 3G UMTS or HSDPA though) cellular networks. And the fact that Cingular offers $19.99/mo unlimited data plan! Are you reading this Vodafone and Telecom?
Other than this, this Windows Mobile Smartphone got 81 out of 100, which means "Good; this product is recommended". What are your impressions?