Beginning November first, $179 will get you an 800 MHz processor, 320 x 480 3.2″ AMOLED display, 3.2 MP cam with auto-focus and video, Bluetooth 2.0, support for up to 32 Gigs of storage, a 3.5 mm audio jack, accelerometer, GPS, visual voice mail, and Exchange support. Alright, $179 after $50 in instant savings (what is that about?) and a $100 mail-in rebate (I’m looking to you for relief, Best Buy).
So the power under the hood is a welcome boost, and 3.5 mm headphone jacks are all too rare, and AMOLED displays are sloppy delicious… but what I’m most excited about here is the staggered keyboard. “Down with the grid phones || they hurt my thumb bones!” O.K., that was stupid, but instead of editing it out, I’m going tell you that I should have edited it out. Here’s the phone: