The great thing (or the not so great thing depending on your views on Google and privacy) about using Android phones is that once you've used one, you can switch on any of the handsets, type in your email address and every single one of your phone and email contacts are instantly downloaded.
As a bonus, you also get information you've previously in-putted regarding Skype accounts, email and home addresses as well as any picture you have associated with that contact.
It also remembers those lucky folks you've specified as favourite contacts with a little star. In theory, you can add your Facebook account to proceedings, but when we tried to do that we were immediately returned to the previous screen over and over again. That was frustrating.
The contacts interface is nice enough and easy to navigate, as you'd expect from an Android phone. It opens very quickly from the Home screen and has a handy tabbed interface to whizz between Dialler, Call log, Contacts and Favourites.
The Call log enables you to start typing a name through the alphanumeric pad and pick up the contact you'd like to dial.
You can use the touchscreen, or the touch-sensitive trackpad to scan contacts with no lag at all, or search as you type. It works very well.
Heading within a contact allows your to see calling, text and email history in one stream, and also serves up invitations to make contact in a number of different means. It's a nice interface.
You can also access the dialpad direct from the Home screen, wherever you might be within the OS, by pressing the phone icon. Once you're connected, call quality is very good and voices come through loud and clear.
The loudspeaker quality on calls is also better than expected, but it doesn't go loud enough for our liking. Also, we did find that when you lose signal, it takes a significant amount of time to return.