Shot using the auto settings in all cases, outdoor landscape type photos were generally a bit of a disaster. The camera just can’t cope well with variables of light and shade. In the sample shot the sky is reasonably good but the tree detail is poor, dark and dull. Closer up, with fewer light and shade variables to worry about, the camera did better. The flowers are well reproduced for colour and brightness. This was a fairly close in shot, and focusing is dodgy.
Indoors, under normal household lighting, the camera again produced variable results. The fairly close in shot of the coloured ball is blurred and not really usable. The cat, backlit by a large window, is bright and cheerful. All of which suggests if you choose your locations you can get passable shots, but that won’t happen every time.
I actually like the retro looks, but Windows Mobile rules it out.
This looked quite interesting until I read the first two words of the review - "Windows Mobile". I didn't bother reading the rest
Not a bad little unit
That's funny, we've just got one of these in our office for testing as a Windows Mobile device, and despite all of us using more expensive smartphones, we all agree that for the price, it's not a bad little unit. Windows Mobile is still the poor part of this, but it really isn't all that bad.
The keyboard is pretty useable and you know if you've actually typed the keys or not, and the browsing speed etc is pretty reasonable, usual winmo terms conditions and catches apply.
Surely at that price it's not business users they're aiming at, but rather people that can't afford, or would rather not spend £400+ on a smartphone...