Motorola has exceeded my expectations!,
Prior to buying my phone, i got a lot of really bad feedback - from my husband, sister and friends. They kept telling me that V3's limited features are not worth my money and that I would be better off sticking to my trusty Nokia phone. Besides that, they said that a Motorola is not very user-friendly.
I conditioned myself to thinking that I will not complain about the limited features of a V3 only because I really wanted to have one so badly (because of its stylish appearance and size). I did buy a V3 despite my husband's objections and was surprised to find that the V3 is more than just a basic phone!! It has some features that I initially did not expect it to have. You just need to read the manual and tinker with the phone to unlock your phone's potentials. Another surprise, my black edition V3 is able to CAPTURE, and not just play, videos....
Most of V3's functions are a lot similar to my Nokia phone, so I didn't have to make a lot of adjustments getting used to the V3. You can even tailor the buttons/assign functions to keypads according to your preference.
The only thing I think Motorola should've done is to have copied Nokia's technology in terms of browsing the phonebook/directory. With the V3, you need to go through each person in your phonebook on a per alphabet basis to find a specific number. With the Nokia, if you want to skip some names that start with the same alphabet letter, you simply key in the next letter in the person's name so you get less names to scan through.
Also, it's a pity that my battery's life is so short - it lasts only about 2-3 days with minimal usage.
Also, it would've been nice for my phone to have an infrared capability, although with the bluetooth technology, I guess I could live without the infrared.
Overall though, my Motorola V3 is such a joy to behold!!