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T-Mobile Shadow

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of T-Mobile Shadow. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the price and design are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the camera, and there are some negative comments about the GPS navigation and sound.

portability, performance, usability, design, price

sound, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the T-Mobile Shadow is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: IDG staff (

T-Mobile Shadow review


The Shadow's name stays the same, but it gets a handful of upgrades, and new colours (drab sage green gives way to white mint and black burgundy).

The T-Mobile Shadow is a decent tweener Windows Mobile smartphone with a pretty face. Call quality isn't the best we've heard, but it's adequate. Whether this phone is worth the cost, depends entirely on what sort of deal you get from the carrier.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

T-Mobile Shadow Review (aka HTC Juno)


When the first images of the Shadow (codenamed “Juno” by HTC, the manufacturer) started to hit the web, there was [...]

The T-mobile Shadow could be a good Smartphone, but this particular version has two weaknesses that are difficult to overcome: XT9 (annoyance) and the short battery life (killer). The XT9 issue might be fixed in an upcoming update, so if you like the...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (

T-Mobile Shadow Review


At first glance the elegant Shadow doesn't look like a Windows Mobile smart phone. When you first power it up, you may be confused: After the Windows Mobile logo appears, the home screen that greets you looks absolutely nothing like Windows Mobile,...

Well-designed screen gives easy access Smooth jog wheel facilitates navigation

Audio quality on calls sounded tinny

I'm not convinced that this phone will induce anyone to switch to T-Mobile. Still, the Shadow's impressive design certainly distinguishes it from the muddle of Windows Mobile handsets. So long as perfect audio isn't a requirement when you shop for your...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

T-Mobile Shadow


T-Mobile's new smartphone sports a brand-new Windows Mobile interface, but it still has trouble setting itself apart.

Big screen. Easy-to-use interface. Surprisingly good video performance given the processor speed.

Menu navigation is sluggish at times. Mediocre camera.

Nov, 2007

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T-Mobile Shadow


A stylish and versatile Windows Mobile slider with Wi-Fi and a friendly new interface, the Shadow takes the geek out of smart phones.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (

T-Mobile Shadow review: T-Mobile Shadow


We know that smartphones are gaining in popularity, but there's still a general perception that smartphones are business-only devices. Well, it seems a number of cell phone manufacturers and carriers are trying to beat that stigma by releasing...

The T-Mobile Shadow offers a fresh take on Windows Mobile smartphones, with a sleek slider design and interface. The entry-level device also has an affordable price tag and features a beautiful display; Bluetooth and Wi-Fi; a 2-megapixel camera; and...

The call quality of the Shadow could be better, particularly the speakerphone. The navigation wheel is slippery, and performance can be sluggish when numerous apps are in use.

For the young professionals who have outgrown their cell phone but aren't quite ready for a business-centric device, the T-Mobile Shadow offers a nice compromise, as the entry-level smartphone brings the capabilities of a Windows Mobile smartphone into...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

T-Mobile Shadow Review


The T-Mobile Shadow manages to make itself stand out in a crowded market all while not diminishing its features. Sadly, its sluggish performance and average incoming sound quality cripple it slightly and disappointed us. Still, it manages to be a good...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Joel Evans (

Review: T-Mobile Shadow


The biggest complaint I hear about Windows Mobile is the interface. This has been the top complaint since day one and the main reason why my wife is still using a Palm. It used to be that the devices didn't ship with enough memory so you had to wonder...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Michael Oryl (

Review: T-Mobile Shadow


T-Mobile's Shadow is a smartphone that has been given a user friendly face-lift in the form of Microsoft's Neo home screen, and it also sports a new spinnable d-pad controller, as well. We test it out in this in-depth review, which includes 2 videos.

Data tasks on the Shadow are handled primarily by the phone's EDGE and WiFi systems. EDGE data can't compare to any of the 3G technologies available today, but the Shadow's WiFi system performed well, pulling data down at rates over 1300Kbps according...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Troy Dreier (

Review: T-Mobile Shadow - A Smooth Operator


We're not used to being wowed by T-Mobile phones, since the trendiest and flashiest models usually go to other carriers, but the Shadow is a beautifully designed creation

If you need to do serious work on the road, you'll want a move powerful smartphone, but if checking e-mails and staying connected is your primary purpose, the Shadow is an excellent choice

Dec, 2007
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