My aunt bought a new cellphone yesterday, a Motorola Timeport. I gave it a try, and hated it; Motorola produces some of the kludgiest SMS interfaces I’ve ever used. Too many buttons to press just to get to a complicated and non-intuitive Create Message screen, awkward and buggy predictive text input (you have to struggle to spell out the word, then hit “Select” to put it into the message), and no easy way to simply send the message to a single phonebook recipient. (The Send Message screen starts with a phone number field, and to enter phonebook entries into the field, you have to go through three menus and any number of button presses.) And I hate using the “1” key for spaces.
I’ll stick with my Nokia 3390, thank you.