I was told that as a mom I would adore the Pilot Pixi, so I have spent the past month trying one out courtesy of Verizon. Last month I was given the Droid to try and review, and I fell in love. This month, eh, not so much. There are lots of great features to the Pixi that I did love, and I'm sure there are plenty of you that would love the Pixi, but it just wasn't my favorite. It could be because I went from something as totally awesome as the Droid to a much less extraordinary product or it could be because of the fact that my heart still belongs to the Droid. Who knows?
Anyway, the hardware of the Pixi is beautiful and sleek. It has a piano black face, and a very lightweight (but not cheap) feel. It is small, convenient, and very usable. The overall look of this phone is very nice. Petite. Sleek. The Pixi has it all, plus a very user friendly keyboard. The keyboard is one of the easiest I have ever used and made texting a thrill. When it comes to looks and overall usability the Pixi is an A+!
The WebOS system is not my favorite, however, and the software of the phone left me wanting more. It had features such as Google Maps and a Facebook app, but neither can compare to those used by the Android operating system. Also, there aren't many free downloadable apps for the Pixi, whereas the Droid had more than I had time to use. A feature that I did enjoy on the Pixi was VZNavigator. It is a navigational system that makes Google Maps look less than stellar.
Something that disappointed me about the Pixi was the speakers. When taking a call on speaker phone I could hardly hear what was being said and found myself hitting the volume rocker only to find out it was maxed out. From the first time trying to use the speaker phone feature I knew that it wouldn't work for me and didn't bother using it again. Also, due to the low volume of this phone the ring and alert tones don't go loud enough for me to hear in all situations. At one point I was holding my crying baby and missed a call due to the fact that I didn't hear it. That has never happened with my other phones. So, either Small Frye is developing some killer lungs or the ringer isn't as loud as needed.
Either way this phone may be right for some, but just not for me. I beg to differ with the opinion that this is the Mother's Perfect Phone. Do any of you have this phone? Do you love it?