there's one thing holding me back and that's bad reports on the volume of this phone. As it seems, a lot of users believe his phone's speaker is too soft, resulting in users not hearing the phone when it rings and finding the volume too soft when phoning in areas with lots of background noise. Most also say this renders the handsfree functon of the phone useless.
The speaker emits through a tiny pair of slits on the back side of the phone, just above the USB jack. It's amazing how it mutes completely when those slits are covered by a finger or the palm of one's hand, and how loud it is when uncovered again.
I haven't really used it as a speakerphone yet (I'm not a huge voice caller type), but I'll try and exercise that functionality Real Soon Now, and report back here afterward.