I received my A840 yesterday and the build quality is much sturdier feeling than my V710. The screen bumpers are higher and the screen is actually recessed about .02 deeper than my v710 was. It comes with a sim card that activates when you activate the phone. So this means that I no longer need my vodaphone sim that I had before I got this phone as with the sim that comes with the A840 you literally take ONE number every where. That is way cool. I was surprised that the phone does not have video but I almost never used that anyway and as people have stated it does not have blue tooth. The software version is 8800_01.30.11_01. Also the transflash lets you do everything except for moving ring tones to the phone. You can move you photos to it o... (continues)
I am to understand you cannot download your own mp3 ringtones. I have a v635 that I use in Europe and you can download any song you like through MPT. Also it recognizes the memory card in the phone as a hard drive when I connect it to my laptop for swapping of files. Did verizon mess with this feature too?