I'm always looking for any new discussions on the NEC Terrain. Because it was focused on the "business" community, it never got much (if any) publicity. That's a shame, because it's a really good phone that cost less than many mid-tier phones that don't have its specs. The Terrain has a physical keyboard, which will always limit screen size. Yet that is always a point of contention during reviews. Many folks love physical keyboards. We will gladly bypass the six inch "gaming/video-watching" devices that pass for cellphones these days. It operates on the ICS OS and I know that's dated. But you throw a 32GB SD card in this bad boy and you can save just about any type of application to that card that probably provides the latest functions. I'm ... (continues)
over in the "Review: NEC Terrain for AT&T" discussion:
Would be an ideal device IF..
..instead of the ginormous AT&T logo in the middle we could have gotten hardware Android keys, thereby increasing vertical screen area, and a d-button/trackpad. If you're going to attack the Blackberry segment directly then you might as well include ALL the best features from that platform. Why no company seems to get this is beyond me. With Blackberry committing suicide and the Nokia E-series just a memory you've got millions of potential customers looking for a place to call home. Android, with its wide app selection and powerful feature set, would be an ideal solution: we just need it in the user-friendly and productive form factor that Blackberry pioneered.
over in the "Hands-On: NEC Terrain for AT&T" discussion:
So.. the article says that NEC was looking to make a comeback in the U.S., but I can't honestly believe that if the first device they put out is a ruggedized device like this one... I mean, sure there's definately a market for it, but it seems like a performance-based device with an intensified andoid experience would have a greater market penetration... I suppose it would take more money, more time, and more risk... but I just don't think a device like the Terrain will give them the sort of penetration it'll take to get their foot in the door of most U.S. consumers.