First impressions, coming from Nokia 5800
Thought I might share my first impressions of DVP, compared to my existing phone Nokia 5800. I purchased DVP a few weeks ago unlocked for T-mobile off Dell's eBay site for $299 unlocked. My Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition 2 years ago unlocked was $220. DVP seems like a great value as long as it's durable.
Comparing the ancient Nokia to DVP, I still found some areas where Nokia is better, although obviously in other areas DVP is superior. Screen size and display quality, multi-touch, hardware keyboard, faster processor, more memory, and eye candy all favor DVP. I guess the 2 or 3 things I really miss from my Nokia is USB storage/file manager, and hardware buttons for call and end call. I find the DVP's bottom 3 touch icons unresponsive, and I always seem to accidentally touch the search icon when gaming or texting (if anyone has info on a file manager or on disabling the search icon, please do share).
I was expecting perhaps too much from a multi-touch capacitive screen coming from a resistive one from Nokia. I find myself occasionally tapping the same area multiple times, is there any way to adjust touch sensitivity? It doesn't seem sensitive enough, my friend has the first-gen Motorola Droid and he's gliding (very light pressure) his finger over the screen which I don't think I can pull off with DVP.
I haven't had any problems with the infamous Zune software in getting videos, songs, and pictures on and off DVP, although I wish the ringtone folder was not locked. WP7 is a slicker interface than Symbian, and I don't have any memory management issues like I did with the 5800. Battery life is of course better on the Nokia, and the Nokia had 2 real stereo speakers. Hardware quality wise, it's hard to beat Nokia, but the DVP seems solid and hopefully will stay solid over time.
There are other areas I could go into but this first post seems long enough. Although not as versatile/configurable as the Nokia 5800, I'm so far pretty happy with DVP, and hopefully Mango will make it that much better. I wish we had a choice between WM7 and WP7, I would pick WM7, but at this price point, the value seems very good.