My two-year contract was up…time for a new phone! I love Motorola, always have. My last 2 phones have been Motorola and I’ve had zero problems with either. I loved the customizable screens and general feel and look of the phones.
So, as I peruse the options available to me, I am immediately drawn to the Krazr.
Motorola? - check
Cool colour? - check
buttons in the same place? - check
has a camera, speakerphone, and bluetooth? - check
Plays music - bonus!
I’m a hands-on person…I want to truly feel whether this phone will be right for me. Not one to rush into something, I ask around to see if anyone I know has one. Turns out my uncle does, so I play with it, take pictures, test the speakerphone, play some music…and I love the phone. It’s small, but I’ll get used to that. The laser-cut keypad doesn’t seem as bad as I thought. I text a lot, so ease of use is important.
Notice how I said I text a lot…
My grandmother buys one…I play around with hers and still like it. I even found [thread=404418]a thread[/thread] here about KRZRs and everyone liked theirs, **wasson ** and **flyingdragon ** even saying they text 15 times a day and it’s fantastic.
So I sign up for another 2 year agreement. My camera arrived today.
And I find out, while trying to add contacts, that the default text entry method is the excruciatingly slow ABC (tap once for a, twice for b, thrice for c, etc.).
iTap - which guesses what the word might be and inserts it so you can text much quicker - is available. BUT…you have to change the entry method from ABC to iTap every single time you text. Every time you type. Every time you add a contact. Every time you rename a photo. It’s a small thing, but c’mon, Motorola! iTap stayed default in my last phone, why not do the same for this? A 30 minute call to support in India somewhere reveals that…the KRZR is not set up for changing default entry method.
On a smaller note, I got a Motorola because the features will damn near identical. I like always having ringtones to the left, and messages to the right, and recent calls up. With the KRZR I can’t put exactly what I want where I want it. I can put some, but not all. I have to hit 3 more buttons to get to where I want to be, and there are less shortcuts.
I shouldn’t expect perfection, but I feel shafted. Something as simple as default entry method?