Putting a mini-SD card into the Krave can up its storage capacity for music and photographs. The Krave plays music very well from its speaker on the front of the phone, but its camera capabilities are not as great as they could be. While static photographs come out fairly well, taking a picture of anything that is in motion just comes out as a big blur, and I have yet to find a flash capability on the phone (if it’s there, it’s hiding well).

The e-mail is surprisingly easy. On the Dare, Verizon’s main touch screen phone that it’s pushing for the holiday season, the e-mail feature was always a bit of a pain. With the Krave, it is much simpler. The keypad, same as for text messaging, is easy to use and very responsive and, with the exceptions of few accuracy issues, makes for very quick typing.

It sometimes can be hard to hear when talking on the phone, but after turning the volume of the headset up as high as it goes, most of the hearing problems were alleviated.

The Krave is not meant tp be a business phone, so its e-mail and business capabilities will never be able to fully compete with that of the Blackberry. It also doesn’t have the range of applications or capabilities that the iPhone has. However, for an overall phone, the Krave is incredibly well-rounded and capable. It is very easy to become accustomed to the phone’s touch and flip screen design and takes little time to get used to its features. As an overall phone, Motorola’s Krave is one of the best and most underrated phones out right now. The Krave well-deserves its chance in the spotlight.

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Terri Schwartz was a Blast Contributing Editor from 2008-2009.

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