The VE440's volume rocker sits on the left spine, along with a shortcut key and charger port. Unfortunately, hiking up the volume won't do much if the sound quality dives, as it sometimes did in our tests.
We're fans of the bubbly, plastic keys, which give the dialpad a roomier feel.
Candy bar phones are typically well-sized for pockets and palms. The Motorola VE440 is no exception.