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Hands-On: NEC Terrain for AT&T

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Top message:  Market Penetration by dalius_maximus   Jun 21, 2013, 12:53 PM

Replying to:  Re: Market Penetration by psycros   Jun 25, 2013, 8:38 PM

Re: Market Penetration

by SheB    Jul 11, 2013, 9:49 PM

I am really happy with my NEC Terrain. I wasn't in the market for a "rugged" phone, but it is certainly a bonus that it is so durable. As it happens, I do a lot of camping and caving, and a dust-proof, water-proof smart phone will be advantageous.

The reason I wanted this phone the moment I read about it is because it combined two features that I despaired I would never find together: an Android OS and a physical keyboard. For months I've been torn between Androids and Blackberries. I loved my old Blackberry for texting and talking, and I loved my current Android for apps and internet. I was down to choosing between the Blackberry Q10 and the HTC One, both of which I've heard great things about, but I knew whatever I chose I was going to be losing something I wanted. Then I saw the Terrain and I knew instantly that I had found my phone. It's like Blackberry and Android got married and had a baby. It's got everything I want, and I didn't have to sacrifice anything. Smile

NEC's marketing strategy certainly worked on me, but whether it will work on anyone else I couldn't say. It's definitely not a trendy phone, which is to me another bonus, but I think I am an exception in that I care more about functionality than appearance. Most people I know want shiny new Samsungs and iPhones. I hope the strategy does work, because in 2-3 years I'm going to want to buy another one!

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