AndyGoes writes, "After quite some time working with an LG VX-8350 with faulty Bluetooth and a bum speaker, I finally bit the bullet and upgraded my cell phone. I had a few criteria that had to be met. First of all, it needed to be a smart phone. I have recently started a job that requires a lot of travel so I need to have access to my calendar and email from the road. Second, I wanted a touch screen. I know that they can be kind of gimmicky, but using a smart phone without a touch screen can be a bit of a hassle. Third, I have a company car and policy states that I need a hands-free device, so good Bluetooth was a must. Last, in order to save money, I'm still on a family plan with my folks through Verizon, so it needed to be something that the Big Red offered.
Eventually I chose the Samsung Omnia. I had to wait a while for a decent phone – anyone that's on Verizon knows that the selection has been pretty scarce until just the last month (the BlackBerry Storm and HTC Touch Pro were also recently released). I've had the phone for about three weeks and have definitely appreciated its functionality..."