If you want a fully-featured mobile device with great entertainment features that can help keep you organized in a basic fashion without the complications of a smartphone, give the Samsung Solstice a closer look.
The price is right, and though I have a couple of nitpicks, overall this is a great device. It compares quite favorably to my LG Dare, in a slimmer package with a more responsive touchscreen display.
The Solstice should appeal to a wide range of potential users; basically everyone except the hardcore road warriors who truly need a Windows Mobile or Blackberry smartphone.
- Very small and lightweight
- Large touchscreen display
- Excellent virtual keyboard
- Easy to use, no complicated menus
- Vibrant color display and multiple vibrating alerts
- Camera could be better (though I admit I’m hard to please in this area)
- External speaker could be better — volume is great, but music sounds a little flat
- Proprietary charging port, and no standard headphone jack
- microSD card slot is located under the battery