FedEx brought my Sprint PowerVision phone on Friday. I didn't open it until Saturday afternoon, then screwed around with it for a couple of hours, downloading some music, making a few calls, taking some photos and otherwise messing around with it.
My real interest in this -- beyond evaluation of the phone -- is to experience this effort from the customer's side. So far, I like the way Sprint has approached this -- they've basically said, "Here, try this out, give us as much feedback as you like. No charge. We figure you'll blog about it, so go ahead if you want, or don't, good or bad, whatever." If there's more to this, they're doing a good job hiding it.
What I like so far:
- Plenty of features, most of them useful.
- Mostly intuitive, though it's so heavily loaded with features that every step requires a lot of work and attention. You trade some efficiency for more toys.
- You don't need to be a techie to get things started. I opened the instruction book, then put it down in favor of messing around with it to see what I could learn and do without reading a thesis. Without any real problem, I set up voice mail right away, took photos of my kids and test e-mailed them to myself and a copy to my mother, downloaded a couple of U2 tunes, text messaged myself and did some other functions.
- I still need more time with it. Anyone know if you can configure it with a card to work overseas? I'm traveling later this month and that would be mighty handy.
I still need more time with it before I make any real judgments. I'm not usually an early, early adoptor, but I would be attracted to this phone so far for its utility, which I care about far more than the onboard candy.