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)
I just got this phone last week, because Verizon dropped support for Visual Voicemail on basic phones like my enV3 (VX9200) with its clamshell qwerty keyboard, so I was forced to a smartphone. But I hate touchscreens. And since I do a lot of outdoor activities, this seemed like a no-brainer. So far, I like it very much - I just want a good messaging phone like the enV3, not a bunch of games or multi-media.
But one thing bugs me - what the heck is the tri-color LED in the upper right corner above the screen for? I downloaded the user manual, but it doesn't even show the LED in the phone layout diagram. And I haven't been able to correlate its color or sold/flash/off state with anything that I know about the phone's state like WiFi signal s... (continues)
I found the LED to be a little confusing as well. I know that it will usually flash red during charging and it will flash green when complete. Blue usually indicates some type of alert (message, email, notification, etc). But there's no distinction. It just clues you in to check the pull down notification screen. Let me know if you find additional uses. I believe there's an Android app that will allow you to assign LED to personal choices/actions.