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    1. Sony Ericsson Z500a Star Wars Edition Phone (Cingular)
    by Sony Ericsson
    list price: $199.99
    our price: $49.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000932C9K
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
    Sales Rank: 179
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Amazon.com Product Description

    Star Wars fans rejoice! You can now get your z500a phone that comes preloaded with exclusive Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith content. Included are a C-3PO voice tone, TIE Fighter sound effect tone, Classic Trilogy Heroes exclusive graphic, Darth Maul graphic, demo version of downloadable game: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and a video clip of the AT-AT Approach scene--plus, you get access to download even more.

    Incredible style meets powerful substance in this clamshell from Sony-Ericsson. With dual screens, a VGA camera with video capabilities and support for high-speed EDGE data networks, the z500a is a serious next-generation phone. It's the perfect handset for folks who want to get all the latest wireless goodies in one chic package.

    Design
    Sony-Ericsson's reputation for cutting edge design has been brought into the clamshell arena with the z500a. There's a 128 x 160 display housed under the cover while the outside sports a supplementary 96 x 32 color display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The VGA (640 x 480) camera is housed on the front cover as well. The z500a uses an internal antenna-- nothing to snag or break off-- and a five-way button just above the dial pad is used to control most of the phone's menus and features. Up/down buttons on the left side of the phone can be used for quick volume control and menu navigation. USB data and charging ports, as well as a headset port, are located on the phone's bottom edge. And because the z500a's front and rear faceplates are changeable with Sony-Ericsson Style-Up covers, you can dress it up to suit your style.


    Exclusive Darth Maul graphic.

    Exclusive Classic Trilogy graphic.
    Calling Features
    The z500a's phone book can hold up to 510 contacts with multiple entries per contact. A call list remembers your most recent missed, received and dialed calls. The z500a's voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. The phone also features a speakerphone for easy, hands-free talking. In addition to a vibrating alert, the phone supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3 ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. There's even a bundled application that lets you mix your own ringtones with up to 16 tracks. Meanwhile, more ringtones can be downloaded from Cingular's MEdia wireless web service. Picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers. Similarly, a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers. Lastly, the phone supports Cingular's "Fast Forward" call forwarding device, which enables you to effortlessly forward your wireless calls to your land line phone.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    The z500a has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, video, graphics and sound via messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. AOL Instant Messenger is also included and the phone ships with a built-in email client (Cingular messaging charges apply). The email client is preconfigured for accounts from some of the most popular ISPs, including Bellsouth.net, SBC Yahoo, and Earthlink.

    Getting on the Internet is easy with the z500a. It supports the GPRS protocol, as well as the new, high speed EDGE data protocol. When used with a Cingular data plan and the phone's USB data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs. There's also a built-in web browser for MEdia downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

    A number of handy software tools are bundled with the z500a including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar, and an alarm clock with a timer and stopwatch. Sony Ericsson Sync Station software lets you synchronize your Microsoft Outlook calendar, contacts, notes and tasks with your z500a.

    Imaging and Entertainment
    The z500a was designed for serious fun. The built-in VGA camera captures stills and video to the phone's 6MB of internal memory. Video capture length is only limited by the amount of available storage memory and the phone supports playback of both MP3 audio and MPEG4 video files. Picture effects and custom screensavers, backgrounds, and themes can be set up to fit your personality.

    Java support is built into the z500a, making it a powerful gaming companion for both online and offline games. Games are downloadable via the MEdia service or you can use the handset's USB data connection to load more games and files onto the phone.

    Vital Statistics
    The Sony-Ericsson z500a weighs 3.88 ounces and measures 3.66 x 1.93 x 0.94 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 10 hours of digital talk time, and up to 10 days of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS 850/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    Sony-Ericsson z500a handset, lithium-ion battery, travel charger, user's manual, application software.

    --Faceplate and screen images are simulated and enhanced.
    All STAR WARS property (c)2005 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Special Star Wars edition includes ring tones, graphics and interactive software from Star Wars Episode III - "Revenge of the Sith"
    • Integrated VGA still and video camera with zoom and brightness control
    • Video and picture Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) capable, Mobile Instant Messaging using AOL┬« Instant MessengerTM
    • Polyphonic speaker and downloadable ringtones, supertones, and full-audio (MP3) ringtones
    • High-resolution, full-color display (65k internal display and 4K external display)

    Reviews (7)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not satisfied - May be my expection was high
    Bad things about the phone:

    1) Key pad - As the keys are not elevated from the flat surface, it is very difficult to press the keys. Mainly when I use the calling cards to call, where I need to dial the pin no and telephone numbers, many times the keys are not getting pressed properly and I need to cancel and make the call again. Many times It is very disguisting.

    2) As per the sony erricson web site, it has stand by backup of 300 hours. But after charging for the whole night (it shows full), if I use the phone for around 2 hours talk time, the battery will drain out in 3 days. This is one of the main feature made me to buy this instrument. (May be the battery I have is not good)

    I have used this phone only for calling and text messaging.

    Good things about this phone.

    1) Is a good looking phone
    2) Has good sound quality

    1-0 out of 5 stars If you seek poor quality, this is for you
    I purchased this phone to replace my outdated TDMA/AT&T Wireless Nokia phone, after using the Z500A for about a week I returned it. Here is what was wrong with this phone:

    1. It felt extra-cheap. I felt like if I dropped it, it could break easily. Plus, I like keeping my cell phone in my pocket rather than on a belt clip -- and excessive lint found its way INSIDE THE SCREEN within THREE (3) DAYS... (It took about 2 years for that to happen on my other phone)

    2. The battery life is very poor; expect very frequent recharges required.

    3. The reception was awful. I had to leave my house to get a signal OUTSIDE of my home (i haven't had to do that with any other phone)

    4. It's bulky. Compared to my new phone (which I highly recommend a Samsung x427M) this thing feels like a roll of quarters in your pocket. It's big, bulky and heavy.

    The only reason I'm giving this thing 1 Star is for its few multimedia features. You can assign certain ringtones to certain people or record your own ringtone via voice memo. Plus it has a speakerphone -- which I found to actually be necessary when placing calls because the volume at just a standard level is very poor.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Phone
    This is the best phone I've ever had.I've had a few Nokias in the past that didn't do anything special.The camera is convenient (espescially in places where you aren't supposed to bring cameras).The Sony Ericsson organizer is sort of like a PalmPilot and very easy to use.The special feature like AIM, e-mail, and internet access are also very convenient.My favorite features are the available MobiTV and the MapQuest subscription.The phone just has so many convenitent feature, most of them I thought I would never use, but now I don't know how I lived without them!

    2-0 out of 5 stars fancy phone, games, EDGE, with one goal, rip you off
    Bad things about the phone:
    1) Bad camera quality
    2) calling card feature under T610 (T616) was removed. Compared to the programmable 1-touch calling card call, you have to dial phone card access number, pin code, international destination (011+xxxxxxxxxxxx). It's stupid for SONY Ericsson to do that.Maybe under the instruction of Cingular, so that you can use their pricy international long-distance.
    3) Speaker has to be activated during conversation. Two button-presses are needed. Inconvenient.
    4) Cingular would not unlock the phone for you, period!
    5) Downloading a MP3 ringtone costs $2.5, plus 3 cents per Bytes Internet for data transfer. They ripped me off $7.6 for using the freaking fast EDGE Internet for downloading a $2.5 ringtone, plus tax.
    6) As the first flip phone from SE, it looks stylish, but at closer look, it doesn't look better or solid than other flip phones in the market. Everything is plastic and no metal feel.

    Good things about the phone:
    1) Compared to other phones in the market, this one has a long battery life.
    2) Clear voice quality.
    3) Relatively faster compared to some advanced models, i.e. Nokia 6600.

    Conclusion:

    I go for Nokia 6600 with T-Mobile. T-Mobile unlocks a phone for you "free" (nothing is actually free in this country) every 90 days. 6600 is not a flip phone, a little bit slow, but very solid in everything. Cingular will attract you with the largest library of fancy phones with 2 years contract on Amazon and later on rip you off with different ways, ringtones, games, EDGE data transfer, etc. That's the way they do business and survive, unfortunately. Since you have to go to the "black market" to unlock the phone, untill you sell or unlock the phone, you are stucked with Cingular.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Okay phone, if you don't care for accessories
    We spent a lot of time trying to decide between this phone and the Motorola V551. We went with this one because of the extra Cingular rebates.Overall, this is an okay phone.It has a lot of extra media features with it.But we've had a hard time trying to get headsets and other accessories for it. Sony Ericsson's collection is very small compared to Motorola's library OEM of headsets, holsters, and other stuff.

    We also found it a little uncomforatable to use at times.The buttons are very flush with the phone.So, they can be difficult to punch at times.Response to typing is delayed considerably. That's bad if you're fast phone typist (I'm not, but my brother is).

    In the end I give it two stars.Good for general use, and the free Star Wars tickets.If I'd have to do it over again, I get the Motorola v551. ... Read more


    2. Sony Ericsson S710a Star Wars Edition Phone (Cingular)
    by Sony Ericsson
    list price: $499.99
    our price: $349.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000932CB8
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
    Sales Rank: 237
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Amazon.com Product Description

    Star Wars fans rejoice! You can now get your exclusive s710a phone that comes preloaded with Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith content. Included are a C-3PO voice tone, TIE Fighter sound effect tone, Classic Trilogy Heroes exclusive graphic, Darth Maul graphic, demo version of downloadable game: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and a video clip of the AT-AT Approach scene--plus, you get access to download even more.

    Just when you thought Sony Ericsson phones couldn't get any cooler, the s710a comes along, sporting an elegant, rotating design, support for high speed data networks, and a powerful integrated camera. Add these to a jumbo screen, Bluetooth, and support for expandable memory, and you've got one serious contender in the race to deliver the coolest of the cool in the high-end phone category.

    Design
    The s710a's swiveling design means that the keypad is only revealed when you need it. Because of this design, the phone more resembles a digital camera, with a massive 240 x 320 display on one side and a pronounced camera system on the other. There's even a grip on the back for holding the phone sideways when capturing photos. The camera unit, which is protected by a lens cover, features 1280 x 960 resolution (1.3 megapixel), as well as an LED flash. Meanwhile, a five-way directional button on the front of the device controls most of the phone's menus and features. A Memory Stick DUO slot is provided on the right side for easy memory expansion, and the phone ships with a 32 MB card included. In addition to USB and Bluetooth connectivity, the s710a also has an infrared receiver for data synchronization.


    Exclusive Darth Maul graphic.

    Exclusive Classic Trilogy graphic.
    Calling Features
    The s710a's phone book can hold up to 510 contacts with multiple entries per contact. A call list remembers your most recent missed, received and dialed calls. The phone's voice activated dialing makes calling up to 50 of your contacts as easy as saying their names, while the built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Polyphonic ringtones are included and there's even a bundled application that lets you mix your own ringtones with up to 16 tracks. Picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers. Similarly, a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers. For those times you want to keep things discreet, there's a vibrate ringer mode.

    Because the s710a is Bluetooth-enabled, you can use a variety of headsets and handsfree kits for total wireless freedom when you're on the go.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    If you're looking for a mobile office partner, the s710a has you covered. Support is built in for sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, sound and video via SMS or MMS messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging possibilities. Instant messaging is also supported and the phone ships with a built-in email client with support for POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP protocols (Cingular messaging charges apply). Cingular has generously pre-configured email account settings for BellSouth, SBC, and Earthlink. There's also a built-in Web browser for MEdia downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

    Getting on the Internet is easy with the s710a, as it supports the GPRS protocol, as well as the new, high speed EDGE data protocol. When used with a Cingular data plan and the phone's Bluetooth or USB data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs. Enjoy broadband speeds in EDGE-enabled service areas.

    A number of handy software tools are bundled with the s710a, including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar and an alarm clock. Use the s710a's Bluetooth capability to set up a wireless link with a Bluetooth accessory or connect to a computer or hand-held device to exchange and synchronize data. The phone also supports the SyncML PC synchronization standard. This means the phone can be used with the included Sony Ericsson Sync Station software, which lets you synchronize your Microsoft Outlook calendar, contacts, notes and tasks with your s710a.


    Click the image to get a closer look at the s710a's features.
    Imaging and Entertainment
    As mentioned, the phone sports a powerful 1.3 megapixel camera and flash. The camera also features an 8x zoom capability, as well as support for video capture. You can capture as much video as you like, as long as there is available memory.

    The s710a is a powerful gaming companion, too, with support for enhanced, Java-based 3D gaming. The phone comes preloaded with several games and more are downloadable from both Sony Ericsson and Cingular's MEdia service. Lastly, the s710a has a nifty MP3 player, so you can load up your memory card and listen to tunes while you're on the go.

    Vital Statistics
    The Sony Ericsson s710a weighs 4.83 ounces and measures 4.23 x 1.93 x .96 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 7 hours of digital talk time, and up to 300 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    s710a handset, lithium-ion battery, travel charger, user's manual, application software.

    --Faceplate and screen images are simulated and enhanced.
    All STAR WARS property (c)2005 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Special Star Wars edition includes ring tones, graphics and interactive software from Star Wars Episode III - "Revenge of the Sith"
    • The S710a 1.3 megapixel camera gives you the perfect picture
    • 1.9” 262K color-screen for picture satisfaction and easy-to-read messages.
    • The S710a also has a cool MP3 player
    • Bluetooth™ technology allows you to connect without wires

    Reviews (3)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Style with substance
    Pros (in the order of importance):
    - Brilliant screen. Among the very best out there.
    - Beautifully designed user interface.
    - Stylish. Looks like a phone Darth Vader would use (yeah I know, a lame Star Wars pun).
    - Excellent connectivity options with world class Bluetooth implementation.
    - Lots of memory (32 MB internal and includes 32 MB MemoryStick DUO) and expandable, too.
    - Strong RF reception and good audio quality.
    - Class 10 EDGE and GPRS for speedier Internet access.
    - Excellent theme support with tons of excellent themes you can download.
    - Great Java support, including Java 3D.

    Cons (in the order of importance):
    - Measuring 0.96" in thickness, it won't comfortably fit into your pocket (especially your shirt).
    - Menu navigation is a bit slow.
    - Not a quad-band phone (no 900 MHz GSM).
    - Battery life is just decent (lasts about 2 days of typical use, less than a day if you play with it heavily).
    - Loud alert sounds, particularly camera shutter.
    - Speakerphone volume is a bit low.
    - Despite hooplas surrounding its CCD 1.3 mega pixel camera, it will not replace your digital camera.
    - Ultimately, swivel keypad area is a novelty.
    - Does not support MemoryStick DUO Pro (limited to 128 MB MemoryStick DUO).
    - Expensive considering it is not a smartphone.
    - Slow HTML rendering (WAP is very good, however).

    Like many Sony products, Sony Ericsson S710a leaves strong first impression. It is extremely slick, with metal-like black chassis with substantial feel. I am not a fan of black electronic devices, but this I approve. Everything feels substantial and high quality, to swivel action (it requires a bit of force and cannot easily be done with one hand) and opening the camera lens cover. Turn it on and stunning LCD will greet you. It has 240 by 320 LCD with 262,144 colors on 2.3" screen, which translates to whopping 174 pixels per inch. Everything looks super sharp with paper-like clarity.

    Beauty is not skin deep. User interface is equally slick, with sharp and highly readable text and very colorful icon graphics. Navigating the menu is a bit slow from time-to-time due to fancy animation.

    My S710a is Star Wars edition, which adds 1 Star Wars theme, 2 Star Wars wallpapers, 2 Star Wars ring tones, Star Wars game demo, Star Wars video clip, and 2 Star Wars movie tickets. Apart from movie tickets and Star Wars theme (default wallpaper looks rather cheesy however), remaining Star Wars contents will please only Star Wars aficionados, if at that. They are not very well thought of in my opinion.

    None of these bells and whistles matter if S710a does not work well as a phone which it does. While not quite at the level of Nokia 6230 or 6620 in terms of RF reception, S710a is excellent at holding on to the signal. In fact, it is currently ranked 3rd on Cingular's list of best performing phones. Both inbound and outbound audio are very good, as long as you don't accidentally block tiny microphone hole with your finger. Speakerphone is full-duplex and works well, but it requires an extra button press after the call is connected. I found the speakerphone volume to be a bit on the low side.

    Contacts management has been Sony Ericsson's strong point. On S710a, each contact can have 5 phone numbers, email address, web site, photo, custom ring tone, title, company, full mailing address, and miscellaneous information. My only quibbles are 510 contact storage space (sufficient for my purpose, but given the phone's spacious 32 MB internal memory, it should be larger) and first-letter only contact search.

    S710a is mainly touted for CCD camera feature. In fact, the phone looks more like camera than phone. Just about every camera phones are equipped with mediocre low-end CMOS camera, which draws less power and occupies less space but takes lousy pictures. S710a is distinguished by CCD camera that dedicated digital cameras typically use. Unfortunately, S710a's camera is not as good as dedicated digital cameras. Even at 1280 by 960 resolution (1.3 mega pixels), photos have fuzzy look to it. Although photos come out far sharper and more colorful than most camera phones, you won't mistake them for dedicated digital camera photos. Also bothersome is bluish cast. It is as if tungsten lighting is permanently engaged. Still, the camera is more than adequate for casual use, and it even includes flash light. The camera is also capable of recording video clips, at maximum of 176 by 144 QCIF resolution.

    S710a has an excellent multimedia support, compatible with polyphonic MIDI (40 chords), MP3, WAV, and MPEG-4 AAC audio formats; and MPEG-4 3GPP video format. While it is missing a play list management feature, it includes few nice surprises such as a 5-band graphics equalizer. Video playback is limited to 176 by 144, which is a shame given its gorgeous 240 by 320 screen. S710a includes a decent pair of stereo earphones.

    S710a supports Bluetooth 1.1, which is not the latest, but it supports wider range of Bluetooth profiles than most cell phones. It connects very quickly with Bluetooth headsets and syncs and integrates beautifully on Mac. On Mac, it will integrate with Address Book (dial and SMS), sync address book and calendar via iSync, act as a GPRS/EDGE dial-up modem, exchange files wirelessly (music, photos, games, Java applications, and video clips), and can act as a mouse and computer remote control (e.g., controlling PowerPoint/Keynote slide). It works well with Windows XP Service Pack 2 as well, with good file exchange support and syncing with Outlook with included software. Via Bluetooth, I have uploaded 5 games and a Mac OS X Tiger theme that I created with included Theme Creator software. Speaking of themes, wallpaper, screensaver, and ring tones (supports both MIDI and MP3) can be fully customized, too.

    All in all, S710a is a very cool phone. It may be a bit large for some and perhaps too expensive. And some may be dismayed by lack of smart phone features. However, the screen is simply stunning, with beautifully rendered user interface, works great with Mac OS X, and it works well as a phone.

    1-0 out of 5 stars When!?
    I don't understand what the deal is with this phone. It's not available in most zipcodes I type in and when I called in to see why it wasn't I didn't get a straight answer. I don't know what Amazon's relationship is with Cingular but it's been very inconvenient for me lately. I've been trying to get a new phone for a while but there's always something on this site that stops me from ordering! And I still don't know why Amazon and Cingular haven't come to an agreement as to why you can't port your number over. I really think they should think of something with it being a LAW and all! Flex your muscles Amazon! Stop holding their products otherwise! This is getting rediculous!!

    3-0 out of 5 stars i'm just OK with it
    PROs:
    the phone looks and feels great!
    the audio quality is the best!
    the pic quality is great for a camera phone!!!

    CONs:
    sometimes, the keys don't respond very fast.
    the keytone function doesn't work well. it beeps sometimes, and doesn't some other time. i called and got a replacement, but the second one does the same thing! then i found out, when it does beep, the sound is kinda loud and annoying. so that function doesn't really matter!

    but i wonder if it's only the Star Wars edition does that or all of them.

    anyway, i'm OK with it, as long as it doesn't have any other probs! ... Read more


    3. Sony Ericsson S710a Phone (Cingular)
    by Sony Ericsson
    list price: $499.99
    our price: $349.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006I2J96
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
    Sales Rank: 783
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Amazon.com Product Description

    Just when you thought Sony Ericsson phones couldn't get any cooler, the s710a comes along, sporting an elegant, rotating design, support for high speed data networks, and a powerful integrated camera. Add these to a jumbo screen, Bluetooth, and support for expandable memory, and you've got one serious contender in the race to deliver the coolest of the cool in the high-end phone category.

    Design

    Click the image to get a closer look at the s710a'sfeatures.
    The s710a's swiveling design means that the keypad is only revealed when you need it. Because of this design, the phone more resembles a digital camera, with a massive 240 x 320 display on one side and a pronounced camera system on the other. There's even a grip on the back for holding the phone sideways when capturing photos. The camera unit, which is protected by a lens cover, features 1280 x 960 resolution (1.3 megapixel), as well as an LED flash. Meanwhile, a five-way directional button on the front of the device controls most of the phone's menus and features. A Memory Stick DUO slot is provided on the right side for easy memory expansion, and the phone ships with a 32 MB card included. In addition to USB and Bluetooth connectivity, the s710a also has an infrared receiver for data synchronization.

    Calling Features
    The s710a's phone book can hold up to 510 contacts with multiple entries per contact. A call list remembers your most recent missed, received and dialed calls. The phone's voice activated dialing makes calling up to 50 of your contacts as easy as saying their names, while the built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Polyphonic ringtones are included and there's even a bundled application that lets you mix your own ringtones with up to 16 tracks. Picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers. Similarly, a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers. For those times you want to keep things discreet, there's a vibrate ringer mode.


    It's a 1.3 megapixel camera!

    No, wait, it's a media viewer with a massive 2.3-inch screen.

    Oh my gosh! It's also a phone!
    Because the s710a is Bluetooth-enabled, you can use a variety of headsets and handsfree kits for total wireless freedom when you're on the go.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    If you're looking for a mobile office partner, the s710a has you covered. Support is built in for sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, sound and video via SMS or MMS messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging possibilities. Instant messaging is also supported and the phone ships with a built-in email client with support for POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP protocols (Cingular messaging charges apply). Cingular has generously pre-configured email account settings for BellSouth, SBC, and Earthlink. There's also a built-in Web browser for MEdia downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

    Getting on the Internet is easy with the s710a, as it supports the GPRS protocol, as well as the new, high speed EDGE data protocol. When used with a Cingular data plan and the phone's Bluetooth or USB data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs. Enjoy broadband speeds in EDGE-enabled service areas.

    A number of handy software tools are bundled with the s710a, including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar and an alarm clock. Use the s710a's Bluetooth capability to set up a wireless link with a Bluetooth accessory or connect to a computer or hand-held device to exchange and synchronize data. The phone also supports the SyncML PC synchronization standard. This means the phone can be used with the included Sony Ericsson Sync Station software, which lets you synchronize your Microsoft Outlook calendar, contacts, notes and tasks with your s710a.

    Imaging and Entertainment
    As mentioned, the phone sports a powerful 1.3 megapixel camera and flash. The camera also features an 8x zoom capability, as well as support for video capture. You can capture as much video as you like, as long as there is available memory.

    The s710a is a powerful gaming companion, too, with support for enhanced, Java-based 3D gaming. The phone comes preloaded with several games and more are downloadable from both Sony Ericsson and Cingular's MEdia service. Lastly, the s710a has a nifty MP3 player, so you can load up your memory card and listen to tunes while you're on the go.

    Vital Statistics
    The Sony Ericsson s710a weighs 4.83 ounces and measures 4.23 x 1.93 x .96 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 7 hours of digital talk time, and up to 300 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    s710a handset, lithium-ion battery, travel charger, user's manual, application software. ... Read more

    Features

    • Unique swivel design with oversized, 2.3-inch 262,000 color display
    • Buit-in 1.3 megapixel VGA camera with 8X zoom and video recording
    • Supports POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP-based email clients
    • Integrated MP3 player
    • Integrated Bluetooth technology

    Reviews (16)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Expensive, though very capable phone.
    First off, the screen is downright gorgeous.I picked up this phone about 4 days ago after I jumped ship with T-Mobile, and decided to give Cingular a try.All my friends and family members use Cingular so a two-year contract doesn't really bother me.I payed $300 and will recieve a $100 via mail-in rebate.The price was on point considering my old phone, a Motorola V300, cost me $250 and didn't have half the features of this phone.

    This phone is not perfect though.Off the bat I noticed that the UI was unresponsive at times.It's pretty annoying but it's acceptable.Another gripe I have is with Sony about it's proprietary storage medium.I have a PSP and recently purchased a 512 MB Memory Stick PRO Duo.I thought, because they are the same form factor, that I could interchange the PRO Duo with the Duo used in the S710a but no.I'm relagated to 128 MB maximum storage capacity so the mp3 functionality of the phone, for me, has been reduced.All the other features: Bluetooth, camera, etc all work fine but don't expect to purchase a case that will protect your investment.Because of it's unique swivel design, the only cases available for the phone are enclosed cases.If I have a phone that's better than all of my friends, I want to show it off, not hide it in a case!!

    As far as the service with Cingular, it's been decent.My signal is a lot greater that it ever was with T-mobile and the girl that helped me set up my account was hot!!Props to Cingular for hiring such fine girls.

    If you want a stylish phone that will turn even the heads of Sprint employees, then buy this phone.If you want an everyday run of the mill phone go spend your money elsewhere.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good phone but..
    You all know about the slowness of the menus.. this plagued my old sony ericsson t300 too.. its a good phone, full of features, very nice screen (thou a bit darker than i expected) however whats up with that hold button/slide?? I have never seen that in another phone and i think its a stupid stupid design.. more often than not my thumb just slides over it, its not grippy enough.. and the games are all demos?? wow so cheap of you sony..

    UPDATE: The hold is released either by the hold slide/button or pressing *, unlock.. so its not that bad :)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not all that
    This phone looks great, menus are easy to use, and its got a wonderful display.That aside, the performance of the phone is not what it should be for the price.Others have noted sluggish menus.This is the second s710a I've owned, the first sent back for technical reasons, and the menu speed is horrible.The phone will lock up for up to 20 seconds, and then finally release...performing the 3 or 4 functions you pressed while it was frozen.Its unresponsive for a $400 phone.Secondly, sound quality on the phone is fine if you get the microphone in just the right spot, but if you try to cradle the phone in your shoulder and talk, no one will be able to hear you.Overall, the phone is a huge disappointment...from sound quality to responsiveness, they should have done better for the price.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dream phone since I got it for $40
    This is my dream phone.I love the gigantic screen, the swivel and Bluetooth.I've had it for a month now, and I still can't believe how cool the video recorder is.It takes really good pictures and the speakerphone and mp3 player sound great.Plus, I was surprised it came with a USB memory stick reader and it wasn't an additional accessory I had to purchase.The only problems are that it's a bit bulky and the price of course is EXCESSIVE.If I wasn't able to get it for $40, I wouldn't have been able to get this great phone.If you want to find out how you can get it for $40 as well(...)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Phone Ever
    This is one the best phone that I have owned so far.The screen is unmatched and the speaker is loud and clear.Reception is comparable with Nokia which are known for the best reception in GSM.I like this phone a lot.Menu speed doesn't bother me and I am sure that a firmware release will remedy this.If you have used Nokia, Motorola, or any other GSM phone, do your self a favor and step up to this phone.It will blow everything else in the water.Swivel design is great and the camera really shines for a camera phone.Plenty of on-board memory and you can use Memory Stick Duo cards up to 128MB each if you need more space for pictures and MP3s.A lot of built in functions like calendar, timer, stop watch, notes, etc.Themes can be downloaded to make the phone look unique.There are plenty of free themes available at Zedge online.All you have to do is register for free.You can them transfer them to your phone wirelessly if you have a Bluetooth adapter.Sony Ericsson phones are known for their fully functional and excellent Bluetooth.Apple Macs and Sony Ericsson phones were made for each other in the Bluetooth world. ... Read more


    4. Siemens SX66 PDA Phone (Cingular)
    by Cingular
    list price: $699.99
    our price: $529.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007N3IYK
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Cingular
    Sales Rank: 644
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Simply put, the Siemens SX66 does it all. A full color display slides down to reveal an integrated QWERTY keypad, while integrated "wi-fi" and Bluetooth keep you on the cutting edge of connectivity. Powered by the Windows Mobile 2003 operating system and with support for corporate email accounts, this device is designed for maximum efficiency, wherever you are. It's the ultimate power tool for mobile professionals.

    Design

    Click the image to get a closer look at the SX66's features. View the rear of the unit in detail here.
    The SX66 follows the standard form factor of the latest Pocket PC devices, with one major addition; as mentioned, a sliding QWERTY keyboard is hidden below the screen. A generous, 240 x 320 full-color touchscreen display dominates the face of the unit. Just below the display is a five-way selection button that allows you to navigate and control the Windows Mobile interface. Meanwhile, shortcut buttons positioned both above and below the screen offer quick access to your Outlook calendar, contacts, messaging, Internet Explorer and more. Alternatively, the device can be directly controlled with an included stylus that slides out of the rear of the SX66's case.

    Under the hood, the SX66 sports a 400 Mhz Intel PXA263 CPU with 128 MB of RAM and 64 MB of embedded flash memory storage. The unit's SD IO memory slot supports additional flash-based memory so you can expand available storage. The Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC operating system is completely touchscreen-enabled and features advanced handwriting recognition that is compatible with all of the device's applications. There's a standard stereo 2.5mm headset jack, while USB data and charging is handled by the SX66's docking ports on the bottom of the device.

    Calling Features
    Many of the SX66's calling features are integrated with the Windows Mobile operating system. For instance, the included Pocket Outlook software features a contacts list that is cleverly integrated with the phone's dialing functions. Meanwhile, the phone's handwriting recognition software can be used to dial numbers and enter contact information. The SX66's built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Polyphonic ringtones are available, as is a vibrating alert. Caller ID and call waiting are also supported. Lastly, the SX66's Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to sync the unit with a wide range of handsfree, wireless headsets and car kits.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    The SX66 is designed as a complete mobile office solution, so Internet and messaging capabilities are robust. The unit comes packed with pocket versions of Outlook, Internet Explorer and MSN Messenger. In addition to keeping track of contacts, Pocket Outlook features integrated calendar and email functions. Microsoft's ActiveSync software keeps the device synced with all of your PC's Outlook information (via USB, IR, wi-fi, or Bluetooth connection). Users who want Internet connectivity on the road with their laptop or PDA can tap the SX66's wireless modem capabilities (Cingular data plan charges apply). An included Cingular Xpress Mail Suite provides real-time access to your corporate and personal email (with optional Cingular Xpress Mail service). Meanwhile, the unit fully supports basic text messaging, as well as multimedia messaging (MMS).

    A generous toolset ships with the SX66's Windows Mobile 2003 software. Pocket Outlook includes to-do lists while pocket versions of Word and Excel are included so you can review and edit documents on the go. A calculator, alarm clock and voice memo recorder round out the tools package.

    Entertainment
    The SX66 delivers the ultimate music experience. You can store MP3 files and easily exchange them with your PC or stream them from the internet. The included Windows Media Player application can also play videos for even more mobile entertainment.

    The SX66's wallpapers and screensavers can be customized to suit your tastes. Windows Mobile and Java-based games are also supported.

    Vital Statistics
    The Siemens SX66 weighs 7.41 ounces and measures 4.92 x 2.83 x .75 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of digital talk time, and up to 168 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM 800/GSM 900/GSM 1800/GSM 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    SX66 handset, USB Sync Station, li-ion Battery, headset, spare stylus, travel charger, 22-pin DC jack converter, carry case, user manual, quick start guide, companion CD ... Read more

    Features

    • High performance 32-bit Intel PXA263 CPU, 400 MHz with up to 64 MB flash ROM, 128 MB RAM
    • Unique slider design, QWERTY keyboard
    • Connectivity provided by WiFi (802.11b), Bluetooth┬«, USB, and wireless data transfer via infrared interface (IrDA)
    • Cingular Xpress Mail Suite provides real-time access to your corporate and personal email
    • SD IO capable SD/MMC slot

    Reviews (8)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great PDA - Phone sound issues
    I recently migrated to this phone from a Treo 600 that had a mountain biking accident :-)

    The SX66 (HTC is the ODM, "Blue Angel" is the model) is better than the Treo 600 in the following respects:
    * More stable - No hung phones/frozen unit in 3 weeks of operation
    * Better sound quality for other party - had lots of complaints regarding Treo 600
    * WiFi - can't say enough about how handy this is
    * Synchronization with Outlook actually works better than Palm Desktop/Hotsync.
    * I can sync remotely with ActiveSync - this is also very handy
    * Screen quality is better (roughly on par with Treo 650).No backlighting/sunlight visibility problems, either
    * Speakerphone is louder and clearer than Treo.I actually use speakerphone mode a lot just to hear other party in noisy environments.
    * Keyboard is more intuitive - keys are better placed.Also a slight negative - keyboard must be slid out for use and back when not in use (it's clunky to leave it out).
    * Mic imparts less road noise in a car.When using my Treo in a car the other party complained bitterly and often hung up.No such problem with the SX66.


    Negatives
    * Sound volume is just too low - very hard to hear anyone in a car unless in speakerphone mode
    * I haven't tried Bluetooth yet due to all the complaints I've read about.However, my phone did have the latest Bluetooth stack from Siemens (v1.1 Bluetooth), and I'll keep track of interfering signals such as 2.5GHz phones and 802.11b/g.
    * Selecting phone number to call out is "clicky" - takes extra steps compared to Treo unless you leave the keyboard in the "deployed" position.The Microsoft Voice Dialing software ($39 or so) eliminates this hassle, but only works with wired headsets or direct speaking.Still, a big improvement over the extra clicking.
    * GPRS and WiFi don't always come up in the order I would like, and switching between them is a little bit clicky (lots of steps).You can configure the phone to get around this, but that takes a fair bit of Windows Mobile expertise or RTFM.

    Conclusion:
    If sound quality/volume were better, this would be an outstanding phone.4-band lets me use it anywhere (I'll unlock this before trips to Asia), and I have all my contacts, all the time, and can sync from anywhere.If I can get Bluetooth to work properly with good volume control, I'll revise my rating to 5/5.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Siemens does not offer upgrades and drops support for phones
    I owned the SX56.When it first came out, it was installed with Windows 2002.Months later all manufacturers offered the upgrade to Windows 2003.Most things you do with a Pocket PC phone require the latest version of Windows.Siemens pulled support for Windows 2003 while still selling the SX56.Now my PDA/phone is basically a big, square cell phone.You can do less and less with a Windows 2002 phone every day.
    The bottom line is, Siemens has no honor and cannot be trusted.If you call support, they say "We don't offer support for Windows 2003, can I help you with anything else?"If you press them on the issue, they hang up the phone.It's unbelievable.

    2-0 out of 5 stars PDA is great - Phone quality is poor
    Aside from locking up and needing rebooting twice in 2 months the PDA is fine, however the voice quality incoming and outgoing is less than quality... I am going back to my digital cell and keeping the PDA

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good for business use, not that great for consumers
    The Siemens SX66 is a WIndows CE based Smartphone designed mostly for business usage.For Consumer purposes it is a bit of an overkill and is not particularly optimized for some entertainment purposes.

    This review is written mostly with Business usage in mind (I use it with a Goodlink e-mail client) I also include some consumer comments at the end.

    Screen and Input modes.
    The SX66 includes a large screen that can fit more elements than other smaller screen phones.This is particularly useful to browse through e-mails.It gives you a choice of typing via a qwerty keyboard or through a virtual keyboard and your stylus.It includes many programmable keys that are mapped to many Windows applications, such as Explorer, e-mail, calendaring, tasks and phone answer and hang up.

    Other useful tools: for talking you can use it as any phone talking, or use its wired headset (included) or use its speakerphone mode.It also has a built in camera and a built in voice recorder.

    Business Applications
    As many other Windows CE handhels (PDAs or smartphones) you can find many applications both for business as well as for consumer purposes.Coupled with an e-mail business client software (e.g. Goodlink) you can have Blackberry-like functionality as your e-mails, meetings and other corporate e-mail items can be pushed into your handheld via GPRS or WiFi. One nice thing about the SX66 vs. Blackberry is that the SX66 with the right software can open most MS Office attachments (and you can even modify some of them).

    Using this phone for business apps (e-mail, calendar, et al) this phone is a great tool.Its large screen and its keyboard options allow for great e-mail reading and for composing short e-mails (or SMS messages).For large e-mails, honestly, your notebook is a much better tool.

    Battery Usage / Power Options
    Battery duration is good but not great for regular phone usgae, it will typically last for one day.If you use it heavily for e-mail or for PDA apps (e.g. taking notes) its battery life greatly diminishes to less than one day.There are many packages in the market so you can charge it in the middle of the day via USB, USB cradle, car charger or regular power adapters.The nice thing in any of them is that it charges really quickly. so can be back to full charge in less than 1 hr.

    Networking options
    The networking options are many and very useful.It can operate on quad-band GSM (it operates in most countries), it can hook to GPRS, WiFI and Bluetooth networks.It also has infrared connectivity to connect to other portable devices.GPRS is available in most GSM cellular networks, and it will give you pretty much ubiquitous access but at somehow slow speeds (it is good for e-mail clients, as they typically push text into the handhels), for faster access use WiFi and connect is the same networks you connect on your notebook.

    Consumer usage
    - Not as good performing video.I have tried a couple of times to play home videos (e.g. 30 sec shots taken with my camera) and it has basically stalled and taken long to recover.
    - Not as good performing games, its video performance makes it unpractical.
    - Built in camera lacks the quality and is below some lower cost phones.

    PROS
    - Large screen, larger than most phones in the market.
    - Variety of input modes.
    - Variety of tools.
    - Pre-programmed buttons allow quick access to most useful functions.
    - Variety of Wireless networks to connect to.
    - Good-sized memory included, can be increased greatly using an SD-Card.

    CONS
    - Battery life is limited.Needs midday recharging if you use PDA or e-mail heavily trough the day.
    - Included camera has very limited resolution, pictures come out with a lot of noise and its colors are not that great.
    - Lack of EDGE networks support.
    - A bit heavy and large format, you need to use its carrying case.
    - Video playing is very poor.Don't even bother trying.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good, PDA, OK phone
    on the whole, I really like my SX66.The reception I get with Cingular (even after the takeover) is not quite what I got with my old AT&T phone, so I believe this is due to the phone itself.

    For talking on, the quality is certainly acceptable, but by no means the best cell phone I've ever had.A hands free device is a good thing to have since the phone itself is rather bulky.

    That brings us to the downsides:

    * The included hands free microphone/headset broke within a month.
    * The bluetooth headset I bought (Jabra BT250) has generates a pretty consistent amount of static if the phone is more than a foot or two from the headset.

    Everything is functional, and because of the data capabilities I have to say I like the phone and wouldn't trade it in for another, but it'd be a definite 5 star device if they could iron out the bluetooth static issue. ... Read more


    5. Samsung i600 PDA Phone (Verizon Wireless)
    by Verizon Wireless
    list price: $649.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000659OVK
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
    Sales Rank: 240
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    This small wonder packs lots of Smartphone power into a small package that can provide all your mobile office needs. Loaded with Microsoft Smartphone software, the handset features mobile versions of all the essential Microsoft applications you depend on, including Pocket Outlook, Pocket Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player. What's more, the software is designed to sync seamlessly with email, contacts and calendar information on your PC.


    Click the image to get a closer look at the i600's features.
    Design
    The i600 follows the traditional clamshell form factor with an external antenna located on the top right edge of the phone. The large, 176 x 220 screen with 65,000 colors dominates inside of the cover. A smaller monochrome LCD screen, which displays incoming calls, current time, battery life, signal strength and other information is located on the outside of the cover. A five-way selection button allows you to navigate and control the Windows Mobile interface and there are also up/down buttons on the left side of the device for easy access to basic controls. A standard 2.5mm headset jack is placed just above these controls. An SD/MMC memory expansion card slot is housed on the right side of the unit. The infrared data port is housed on the top of the unit, while a universal charger/USB data port is present on the bottom.

    Calling Features
    The i600 has all the latest calling features folks have come to expect. The built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. The call log makes it easy to retrieve the last 50 incoming, 50 outgoing and 50 missed calls. Vibrate modes and custom polyphonic ringtones can also be set to your preferences so you know who is calling without having to look at the LCD. Ringtones can be assigned to specific callers so you don't have to look at the phone to know who's calling. The i600 alsofeatures speaker-independent voice recognition, which allows any user to dial a number by speaking the name of a contact from a phone book, or by speaking the digits of a phone number. GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911. The included Pocket Outlook software features a contacts list that is cleverly integrated with the phone's dialing functions.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    Designed as a complete solution for people who want to bring their office with them, the i600 comes packed with pocket versions of Outlook and Internet Explorer. In addition to keeping track of contacts, Pocket Outlook features integrated calendar and email functions. Microsoft's ActiveSync software keeps the device synced with all of your PC's Outlook information (via USB or IR connection). Users who want Internet connectivity on the road with their laptop or PDA can tap the i600's wireless modem capabilities (Verizon data plan charges apply). The phone also supports Verizon's "wireless sync" technology, which enables i600 users to sync data (calendars, contacts and email) with their Internet-connected desktop PC while they're on the road.

    You can use the i600's built in Internet Explorer browser for Verizon Mobile Web downloads and browsing. Verizon's optional Mobile Web package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. You can check your e-mail, trade stocks online, compare prices while shopping, access flight information, get movie listings and find directions to the theater. Traditional text messaging is also supported by the phone. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

    Verizon's Get It Now wireless download service is also fully compatible with the i600. This pay-per-download service features application downloads, games and productivity tools. You can also personalize your handset with ringtone downloads using the Get It Now service.

    A number of handy software tools are bundled with the i600 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a to-do list, and an alarm clock.

    Imaging and Entertainment
    The inclusion of Windows Media on the i600 means that you can use the handset as a video or MP3 player. The amount of music and video you can store is only limited by the unit's memory, and the included stereo headset is designed for multimedia enjoyment. Personalize your i600 with customizable wallpapers and home screens. If you're into mobile gaming, the i600 supports those, too. As mentioned, many games are downloadable via the Get It Now service.

    Vital Statistics
    The Samsung i600 weighs 5.0 ounces and measures 3.54 x 2.1 x .92 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 250 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 240 hours of digital standby time. It runs on theCDMA 800/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    Samsung i600 handset, standard lithium-ion battery (900 mAh), extended lithium-ion Battery (1700 mAh), hands-free stereo headset, leather case, sync cradle/charger, user guide, hand strap. ... Read more

    Features

    • Powerful 200MHz Processor w/ 32MB RAM
    • Runs Microsoft Smartphone operating system
    • Includes Pocket Outlook, Windows Media Player, and Internet Explorer plus ability to sync directly with your desktop.
    • Internal and external LCD display with time/date and caller ID
    • Voice-activated and predictive dialing

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Phone I've Ever Used
    If you're looking to unshackle yourself from carrying a mobile phone and PDA and don't want to replace them with a brick, then this is your phone.I've been using the phone for about a year and love using the calendaring, email, contacts and tasks that make this phone so functional.

    Synchronizing with my PC is as easy as putting the phone into the included USB cradle -- Immediately all my contact, calendar and task information is synch'd.Using Verizon Wireless' Mobile Synch service, my e-mail is delivered directly to my phone in addition to my desktop PC.I can easily reply to e-mail by recording a .wav file that gets attached to the e-mail message and sent to the recipient without ever having to type a letter.

    Microsoft's ActiveSync software makes storing documents, spreadsheets, even .pdf files easy and convenient.There are many third party software programs that are also available for the SmartPhone 2003 platform adding to the phones productivity.

    Reception and clarity is better than any other phone I've used.One handed operation is simple and part of my everyday use.Turning on silent mode is done with just three key strokes.My advice is that you not waste anytime with the standard battery, but upgrade to the extended battery at the outset.I get two full days worth of usage -- on average -- using the extended battery.

    The iPaq and Treo type phones have great features as well, but I don't want to have to carry around something that big and clunky.I love my i600.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love this phone
    I like the small size of this pda phone.I use Microsoft software all the time so it only made sense to get a pda phone that works off of the same platform.I used to have a cell phone and a sony clie pda.It was annoying carrying both around.I sold my clie and upgraded my cellphone with Verizon.It is definitely worth the money.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Poor design means many lost calls
    Good concept, but so many problems. For example - if you are on a call, it is nearly impossible to pick up another or to put the person you are talking to on hold; when you open the shell to answer a call, if you so much as touch the buttons on the side of the phone (and it is nearly impossible not to), you won't be able to pick up the call. I am unable to pick up approximately 30% of all of my incoming calls and that is simply unacceptable - and I know it is not a problem handset because they have replaced it once and other people I know with it have the same complaints. A total waste of money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars WOW- what a phone.....
    Being in sales, I'm one of the few damned to spend eternity on a cell phone. I'm a certified road warrior. In the past 5 months I've owned a total of 5 cell phones. the v600 from motorola, a few nokias, heck I even tried the N-Gage to entertain myself in the airports. So I am very demanding when it comes to phones. Most importantly, I want a phone that's a good phone.

    The i600 blew me away. It continues to blow me away. the microsoft OS is perfect, it sychs with Outlook, and lotus notes via intellisynch software. It keeps scads of contacts, and has an option slot for the SD Memory cards.

    If you;ve used an ipaq, or a CE based PDA and liked it, you'll love this phone. Best of all the phone comes with the important things. A spare extended battery, and a charging docking station that lets you charge not only the phone but the spare battery also.

    Very well thought out phone, with function, and performance in mind. You cannot go wrong with this one.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good if you want a phone w/ pda functionality
    I initially bought the treo 600.But, I returned it to Verizon after a week because I couldnt get used to the form factor (In my opinion, the treo's ridiculous tiny buttons are a pain, and I am not a fan of devices that require use of a stylus).

    The Samsung seems to be a phone that has added features of a pda and NOT a pda that has added features of a phone.I think this is the primary reason I like it so much more than the treo.

    I had zero problems syncing with MS Outlook on my laptop when I used the cable.I had to monkey around a little to get the wireless IR sync to work, but eventually figured it out and it works BEAUTIFULLY!I have been waiting a long time for a PHONE (not a PDA) that can by easily sync'd with Outlook for calendar and contacts.This phone does that.I dont plan to sync e-mail with this phone at the time, but I understand that can be done also.This phone solves my most critical need - to have my updated calendar and contacts while I am out of the office.I also like the fact that the MS Windows Mobile O/S is intuitive and very easy to use.Overall, I am happy with the phone.

    Cons - Expensive, does not include a camera (doesnt bother me too much, but it seems that it should at this price), a bit slow to "boot-up", internet performance is not as good as my 18 month-old LG from Verizon, small and poorly lit secondary lcd display, the phone needs a simple, hard-plastic belt holster (I'm not a huge fan of the bulky leather carrying case). ... Read more


    6. Audiovox XV6600 PDA Phone (Verizon Wireless)
    by Verizon Wireless
    list price: $699.99
    our price: $549.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007Q3TNW
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
    Sales Rank: 836
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Powered by the Windows Mobile 2003 operating system and with support for corporate email accounts, the XV6600 is designed for maximum efficiency, wherever you are. A full color display slides down to reveal an integrated QWERTY keypad, while integrated Bluetooth keeps you on the cutting edge of connectivity. It's the ultimate power tool for mobile professionals.



    Click the image to see the XV6600 in action, or take a closer look at the phone's features: page one - page two.
    Design
    The XV6600 follows the standard form factor of the latest Pocket PC devices, with one major addition; as mentioned, a sliding QWERTY keyboard is hidden below the screen. A generous, 240 x 320 full-color touchscreen display dominates the face of the unit. Just below the display is a five-way selection button that allows you to navigate and control the Windows Mobile interface. Meanwhile, shortcut buttons positioned both above and below the screen offer quick access to your Outlook calendar, contacts, messaging, Internet Explorer and more. Alternatively, the device can be directly controlled with an included stylus that slides out of the rear of the XV6600's case.

    Under the hood, the XV6600 sports a 400 Mhz Intel PXA263 CPU with 128 MB of RAM and 64 MB of embedded flash memory storage. The unit's SD IO memory slot supports additional flash-based memory so you can expand available storage. The Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC operating system is completely touchscreen-enabled and features advanced handwriting recognition that is compatible with all of the device's applications. There's a standard stereo 2.5mm headset jack, while USB data and charging is handled by the XV6600's docking ports on the bottom of the device.

    Calling Features
    Many of the XV6600's calling features are integrated with the Windows Mobile operating system. For instance, the included Pocket Outlook software features a contacts list that is cleverly integrated with the phone's dialing functions. Meanwhile, the phone's handwriting recognition software can be used to dial numbers and enter contact information. The XV6600's built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Polyphonic ringtones are available, as is a vibrating alert. Caller ID and call waiting are also supported. Lastly, the XV6600's Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to sync the unit with a wide range of handsfree, wireless headsets and car kits.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    The XV6600 is designed as a complete mobile office solution, so Internet and messaging capabilities are robust. The unit comes packed with pocket versions of Outlook, Internet Explorer and MSN Messenger. In addition to keeping track of contacts, Pocket Outlook features integrated calendar and email functions. Microsoft's ActiveSync software keeps the device synced with all of your PC's Outlook information (via USB, IR, or Bluetooth connection). Users who want Internet connectivity on the road with their laptop or PDA can tap the XV6600's wireless modem capabilities (Verizon Broadband Access data plan charges apply). Verizon's next generation EV-DO broadband wireless network is compatible with the unit, meaning you can tap into blistering Internet speeds in areas where EV-DO coverage is provided (see below). Meanwhile, the unit fully supports basic text messaging, as well as multimedia messaging (MMS).

    A generous toolset ships with the XV6600's Windows Mobile 2003 software. Pocket Outlook includes to-do lists while pocket versions of Word and Excel are included so you can review and edit documents on the go. A calculator, alarm clock and voice memo recorder round out the tools package.

    Entertainment
    The XV6600 delivers the ultimate music experience. You can store MP3 files and easily exchange them with your PC or stream them from the internet. The included Windows Media Player application can also play videos for even more mobile entertainment. The XV6600's wallpapers and screensavers can be customized to suit your tastes. Windows Mobile and Java-based games are also supported.

    EV-DO Wireless Broadband Coverage
    Covering over 75 million people in 30 markets:
    Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Madison, Miami, Milwaukee, New Haven/Hartford, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, San Diego, Tampa, W. Palm Beach, and Washington, DC.

    Expanding markets in 2005

    Vital Statistics
    The Audiovox XV6600 weighs 6.8 ounces and measures 4.9 x 2.7 x .7 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.6 hours of digital talk time, and up to 144 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    XV6600 handset, USB Sync Station, lithium-ion battery, headset, spare stylus, travel charger, 22-pin DC jack converter, carry case, user manual, quick start guide, companion CD. ... Read more

    Features

    • Fast Intel Dalhart 400 MHz Processor with 64MB ROM / 128MB RAM of internal memory with a large 2.1 inc x 2.8 inch 64K color TFT LCD Touch-Screen
    • Increase your productivity with Windows Mobile 2003 Software for Pocket PC - Includes Pocket versions of Microsoft Office Applications like Word, Excel, Outlook, Calendar and more
    • Take pictures while on the go with built in camera and flash
    • Talk wirelessly with built-in Bluetooth or handsfree with the built-in Speakerphone
    • Save and store all of your images and files with a removable SD Card Slot

    Reviews (14)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Bluetooth?
    I'm looking to see if anyone has any possible advice or suggestions on a Bluetooth headset? I currently have tried the Motorola HS820 & Motorola HS850 (while the volume sounds perfect to whoever you are calling, you can't really hear anything on both of these). Do Not Buy Motorola Bluetooth Headsets for this phone! I have tried the Jabra 250 which gives you perfect sound due to the eargel being inserted in your ear. However, you almost have to keep the phone and the headset right in front of each other to prevent static. Can anyone help me? I was thinking of going with Plantronics or Sony Ericson. Any Advice or suggestions?

    2-0 out of 5 stars Features good - battery bad!
    As a network admin, I was asked to provide 15 of the bosses and administrators with smart phones.After much investigation, we settled on the Audiovox xv6600.We've been using them for two months now and the results have been mixed...

    The good -

    Wireless sync works great with Exchange server and does provide a nearly real time connection to the office and critical data from Exchange. The internet (which goes full broadband in about 4 days in my area) is also a very useful function.The ability to read Word and Excel docs has been well received.Finally, the bluetooth function is useful but buggy.

    The Bad -

    The battery on every single one of these units will not make it through the 8 hour work day - even if the unit is never removed from it's pouch and used.In fact, about 7 of them will not make it past 2.5 hours!The functions are great, but when the unit is unuseable due to poor battery performance, you have to question it's value. Incidentally, Audiovox still has no enhanced battery available.

    Additionally, my users have to perform resets (sticking the stylus in the reset hole) at least once a day as the phone function 'hangs'.Sometimes the unit times out while trying to dial out (even with a full signal).The unit will then not receive or send calls at all until you reset it.This problem is probably more attributable to the phone software operating on a Microsoft based operating system or possibly due to the wireless sync function.

    Finally, the Bluetooth wireless headsets are great while they are working.In fact, mine works great on my regular (nonsmart) phone.But the xv6600 often needs the headset to be reinstalled or randomly chooses not to allow it to answer calls.But I attribute that to the burden of the Microsoft operating system it resides on.A challenge my nonsmart phone does not need to overcome.

    Finally -

    The xv6600 is a good idea, but it has a lot of bugs and creates a ton of support tickets for us.All in all, I'd be satisfied with it if the battery could just last all day.The other issues are ones that Windows users get used to after a while and learn to live with (freeze ups, nonreponsive programs, etc).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great phone, great PDA
    I've had my Verizon VX 6600 for about three weeks now, and I am thoroughly satisfied with it.
    Since many issues are covered in other reviews, I'll just jaunt some quick thoughts.
    Battery life: I have absolutely no complaint in this area, and I was actually really impressed of how long it could stay up when I've actually been using the data, calling and PDA features quite a lot. Considering the quality of the colour screen, this is all the more impressive. I move about quite a bit and get stationed in different places on the way, so I've always expected to be charging my cell on and off as much as possible. The extremely compact charger which comes with the phone makes this a breeze, unlike some of those entry-range LXs from Verizon, which have a huge bulky charger. Moreover, the battery seems to handle partiel charges very well so far.
    Sync-wise, things are as smooth as can be. I'm also using a Mac, and when I bought the phone I was told that I couldn't sync with a Mac, but all you need is to do the initial physical sync with a PC, and then you can sync online with any computer (I'm pretty sure there's a way to physically sync with a Mac, but with online sync I haven't even needed to look for it). Automatic sync also means you get a data backup and don't risk losing data (I'm duplicating on a card just in case, but I haven't needed to access it to retrieve anything so far).
    The sound is great, much better once again than on the Verizon LX phones. I'm not convinced that the Motorola Bluetooth headset that I'm using is the best, but the hands-free kit which comes with the phone, though wired, gives excellent sound quality (and in both ears, so even you're very hard of hearing you should have no difficulties with it).
    The apps are great, though I've switched to Apple for my laptop, Pocket Windows is still really useful and Office-compatible.
    The only thing I still need to get and which they should include in the package is a transparent cover for the screen -it hasn't been damaged at all so far despite bad treatment, but I'm a bit worried it'll eventually get scratched if not protected adequately.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best of the bunch so far...
    As head of IT for my company I was subjected to the brutal testing of all the new "convergence" devices. We needed something that combined the features of a Blackberry with a camera (If only RIM would make one!!!).After going through 5 or 6 devices, I thought for sure the technology just wasn't there yet.When I got the Audiovox I felt I finally found something ready for primetime.The camera is good - not great - but good enough for what we needed it for (punchlisting damages and relaying that info via email) and better than the other devices I tested.The phone is by far the loudest of all of them.I can actually hear the caller.Throw in a Motorola bluetooth earbud and you're really in business.Again, I'd love more volume, but this is very acceptable.The Microsoft Active Sync works!If your organization is running Exchange 2003 w/ Mobile Services make sure you install SP1 for Exchange2K3!It fixes a bunch of bugs with Mobile Services.Although not as fast as my Blackberry server, I get my emails within 3-4 minutes.
    The battery life is not the best, but that seems to be a characteristic of all the Pocket PCs.As most people know, Blackberries will run for days - this thing needs to be charged every night!There are some tweaks to help conserve power...turn off the IR and the Bluetooth if you're not using it.And save critical info to a card using the backup utility - it avoids a lot of anguish if you're out-of-town and need to restore all your settings should you "forget" to charge it one night.And the "slide-out" keyboard is very functional.
    I gave it 5 stars only because I found it to be the best of similar devices, although there are certainly still some areas that could use improvement (especially battery life).But if you need the functionality and can't wait for the technology to improve, this is the device to go with!! (They even have a Citrix client for it!!)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Poor Battery Life on XV6600
    I'm returning my XV6600 today.As a PDA, it has plenty of nice features...Pocket PC is great, and the compatibility with Windows applications is nice.HOWEVER, as a primary phone, it leaves a lot to be desired.The battery life is awful.I charged it to full capacity, and less than 10 hours later, it was at 33% only from a few phone calls.I wish I would have read these reviews before making such a pricy purchase! ... Read more


    7. Samsung i700 PDA Phone (Verizon Wireless)
    by Verizon Wireless
    list price: $749.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000659Q68
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
    Sales Rank: 595
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Camera phone meets Windows Mobile PDA in Samsung's CDMA-based incarnation of the Pocket PC platform, the i700. The phone includes pocket versions of all the Windows software you need to keep working on the go-- Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Pocket Outlook, Pocket Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and Microsoft Reader. It's a total mobile office solution with advanced calling features and powerful PDA functionality.


    Click the image to get a closer look at the i700's features.
    Design
    The i700 follows the standard form factor of the latest Pocket PC devices. A large, 240 x 320, touchscreen display dominates the face of the unit. Just below the display is a five-way selection button that allows you to navigate and control the Windows Mobile interface. Alternatively, the device can be directly controlled with an included stylus that slides out of the i700's case. The Windows Mobile for Smartphones 2002 operating system is completely touchscreen-enabled and features advanced handwriting recognition that is compatible with all of the device's applications. The VGA (640 x 480) camera unit on top of the device features a unique rotating head-- great for getting self portraits. Adjacent to the camera are the external antenna and the infrared data port. The rear of the i700 houses the speakerphone unit, just above the battery door. There's a standard 2.5mm headset jack, while USB data and charging is handled by the i700's docking ports on the bottom of the device. A slot for MultiMediaCard (MMC) and Secure Digital (SD) cards is placed on the left side of the unit. The i700 ships with 64 MB of internal memory, which is expandable via the memory card slot. The device features a 300MHz Intel StrongArm processor.

    Calling Features
    The i700's built-in speakerphone with support for 3-way conference calling makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Nine ringtones are available, as is a vibrating alert. The i700 also features speaker-independent voice recognition, which allows any user to dial a number by speaking the name of a contact from a phone book, or by speaking the digits of a phone number. Caller ID lets you see who's calling and GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911. The included Pocket Outlook software features a contacts list that is cleverly integrated with the phone's dialing functions.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    The i700 is designed as a complete solution for people who want to bring their office with them. The unit comes packed with pocket versions of Outlook and Internet Explorer. In addition to keeping track of contacts, Pocket Outlook features integrated calendar and email functions. Microsoft's ActiveSync software keeps the device synced with all of your PC's Outlook information (via USB or IR connection). Users who want Internet connectivity on the road with their laptop or PDA can tap the i700's wireless modem capabilities (Verizon data plan charges apply). The phone also supports Verizon's "wireless sync" technology, which enables i700 users to sync data (calendars, contacts and email) with their Internet-connected desktop PC while they're on the road.

    You can use the i700's built-in Internet Explorer browser for Verizon Mobile Web downloads and browsing. Verizon's optional Mobile Web package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. You can check your e-mail, trade stocks online, compare prices while shopping, access flight information, get movie listings and find directions to the theater. Traditional text messaging is also supported by the phone. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

    For complete functionality on the go, the i700 includes pocket versions of Microsoft Word and Excel. Open, view and edit documents and spreadsheets right on your handheld, then send them to associates. A number of additional handy software tools are bundled with the i700 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a to-do list, and an alarm clock. Microsoft's Reader application, which allows you to read eBooks on your i700, is also included.

    Imaging and Entertainment
    The i700 can view and send images and graphics in JPEG, GIF, BMP and PNG formats. The included camera features resolution and quality settings, white balance, exposure settings, a timer, thumbnail and slide show views, and a picture zoom. The inclusion of Windows Media on the i700 means that you can use the handset as an MP3 player. The amount of music you can store is only limited by the unit's memory, and the included stereo headset is designed for music enjoyment. Personalize your i700 with customizable wallpapers and home screens. If you're into mobile gaming, the i700 supports Pocket PC-compatible games.

    Vital Statistics
    The Samsung i700 weighs 6.9 ounces and measures 5.2 x 2.8 x .8 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 250 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 240 hours of digital standby time. It runs on theCDMA 800/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    Samsung i700 handset, standard battery, extended battery, desktop charger (sync cradle), travel charger, leather portfolio, 2 styli, stereo headset, companion software CD. ... Read more

    Features

    • Mobile versions of Microsoft applications
    • Built-in digital camera with rotating camera lens, multiple resolution and quality settings
    • Breakthrough voice recognition software
    • 9 ring tones plus vibrating alert and speakerphone
    • Image Support - JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG

    Reviews (9)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Pathetic as a phone
    If you want to use this primarily as a phone, do not buy it! The voice quality is poor and it is difficult to use. It has no keypad, only a touch screen, so you cannot dial it while driving, walking, etc. You cannot see the screen in daylight. It is too big to fit into a shirt pocket, so you end up carrying it around in your hand.

    Now the worst part - apparently Samsung does not understand the concept of non-volatile memory. On 2 occasions my battery has run down, and both times the phone dumped all of it's memory. Contrast this to my old Nokia phone that I have not used or charged in a year - it still has all of it's memory contents.

    The PDA functions are difficult to use and master, and there is no manual to help. I have colleagues that have had their e-mail connections dissapear for no reason. There are intermittemt problems sending e-mail to addresses outside of my company's domain. The MS Office functions are worthless, since you have to constantly manipulate the screen - you cannot rescale the image on the screen. The web access is 10 times worse than dial-up.

    In short, stay far, far away from this phone - look at a Treo or a Blackberry if you want a Smart Phone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars best pda,phone ever
    i am a gadget freak...and believe me i had my share of the latest phones and pdas including the dell x50v.now i can toss the man bag which i used to carry the dell 700m laptop, axim x50v pda and the lg 3mega pixel camera phone.i never realized the how versetile this thing was until i used the samsung i700 for 4 months.now i can't be without it.1st of all its top quality stuff...i even dropped it several times and its still functioning.its probably the most user friendly pda or phone u can buy.and the batt life is exceptional..for an all in one unit.its just an amazing machine and the display is clear and bright..even better than my axim with 16mb graphics card.i wish i had known about this unit earlier.now my beloved dell axim and the lg phone will retire.hope ebay can find them a good home.i will hold on to this for years...thank u samsung.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best phone/camer/ voice recorder/ date book I ever had!
    This phone rocks!I have had it for about a year now.I have never had a problem with it.The sync works like a dream so it saves me from carrying a pda, pager, and separate phone.Now I have them all in one good-looking package.Don't wait, get one today!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    I've had mine for over a year now and it has been outstanding.
    PDA - I wouldn't know what to do without it. Synchronizing is not a problem and I even have desktop themes that changes from every 30 seconds to daily and it can handle it. Organizing is a breeze due to operational ease of the calendar and contacts.
    Internet - we moved cross country and used the internet for weather and hotel lookup. It was incredible and it still is.
    Email - it comes handy since we took a lot of pictures during our trip, even in the Sequoia National Park. Just take a picture and send.
    Phone - I use it everyday with and without the earphones. Conversations are crystal clear even on a cloudy day. I even used it during the hurricanes that came through Florida. No problem.
    Durability - I have dropped this PDA/phone a few times and it's still working. I even have the scratches to prove it.
    Summary - It was a Valentine's Day gift from my husband and it has been very helpful. I don't have to go walking around with a phone, PDA, and or laptop. I intend to take good care of it so it will last a while because I am not rich and can't afford to buy one everytime I can't figure out how to work it. Thanks Samsung.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Okay PDA, Non-working phone
    The PDA part of the i700 worked fine and synchronization was relatively easy.However, the phone part only worked for about two months.First the speaker quit, then the microphone, and finally the headset part.Since I bought it primarily for the phone, it did not meet my standards for usage.A co-worker experienced similar problems having gone through 3 phones in six months, all due to the phone not working. ... Read more


    8. Audiovox 8910 Flasher V7 Blue Phone (Virgin Mobile)
    by Virgin Mobile
    list price: $149.99
    our price: $134.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002ZQGS8
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Virgin Mobile
    Sales Rank: 281
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    With support for Virgin Mobile's "VirginXL" wireless content services, a VGA camera with flash, dual displays and a speakerphone, the 8910 Flasher V7 is a great mobile companion. Get the most out of your Virgin Mobile service with this powerful phone.

    Design
    The phone features a traditional clamshell design with a 128 x 160 TFT color display with 65,000 colors. The rear of the flip-up cover houses a camera that can snap shots at 640 x 480 resolution, also known as VGA resolution. There's also a small 95 x 64 secondary black and white LCD display on the back of the cover that displays incoming call information, network signal strength and more. Most camera features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad. Meanwhile, the top right side of the unit houses an extendable antenna while data and charging ports are housed on the unit's bottom edge.

    Calling Features
    The Flasher V7 has all the latest calling features folks have come to expect. The phone comes with built-in Virgin Mobile "superphonic" ringtones plus a vibrating alert. Superphonic ringtones feature real music tracks and more are available via Virgin Mobile's VirginXL service. Ringtones can be assigned to specific callers so you don't have to look at the phone to know who's calling. The built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear and voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. There's also a built-in address book that can store up to 300 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses.

    Messaging and Internet
    The Flasher V7 covers the messaging basics with support for sending and receiving text and picture messages. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

    The phone fully supports Virgin Mobile's enhanced wireless content service, VirginXL. Use the pay-per-use service to download superphonic ringtones, animations and voices from MTV, Comedy central and the hottest recording artists. Get content and vote in TV-based polls via the MTV area of your phone, or get jokes and updates from Comedy Central. Pick a celebrity voice to answer your voicemail, or get a Sponge Bob thought of the day. Need to jog your memory? Use Virgin's wacky song ID service. Press the Song ID command, point your Flasher V7 towards a song that's playing in the room, and within minutes a text message appears identifying the song's title. There's even a "Rescue Rings" service to help get you out of sticky dating or other personal situations. The list of cool content features goes on and on.

    The Flasher V7 ships with a number of handy tools including a calendar, a calculator and an alarm clock. A voice memo feature lets you record clips up to 60 seconds in length.

    Imaging and Entertainment
    The Flasher V7's VGA camera makes it easier than ever to snap good pictures and share them with friends via picture messaging. The camera features a built-in flash for getting great shots in low-light situations. The phone boasts custom Virgin Mobile graphics-- screen savers, wallpaper and menu icons-- that let you dress up your phone to suit your personality. More graphics, wallpapers and screensavers are available from the VirginXL service. One game, a demo version of Snood, is included with the phone, and a big selection of additional games can be downloaded from the VirginXL service.

    Vital Statistics
    The Audiovox 8910 Flasher V7 weighs 3.7 ounces and measures 3.9 x 1.8 x 0.9 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.17 hours of digital talk time, and up to 140 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the CDMA 1900 frequency. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    Audiovox 8910 Flasher V7 handset, AC charger, lithium-ion battery, user's manual. ... Read more

    Features

    • Built-in camera with flash
    • Opens with a flip
    • Full-color screen
    • Superphonic (real music) ringtones
    • Two-way speakerphone

    Reviews (29)

    5-0 out of 5 stars VM V7 Flasher is a nice next step, phone wise for VM!!!!!
    I have had my V7 Flasher for over a month now, and i love it.I dont talk much on it, but if i go out i know i have a line for people to get a hold of me.The camera was the main draw for me, the XL content is also a nice up grade for this phone to.Since it uses the Sprint PCS net work i have coverage almost every place i have been, with is nice because i have family in a different state so traveling is not issue.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Rollerhkeygol
    This phone is great, I really like the camara and the LCD screen but from a 3rd party review the speakers are really low. The games and Virgin XL is great and ringtones sound awsome. The service is all about You and its really good for people buying their first cell phone or do not have 2nd o r 3rd jobs just to support their talking.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Phone, not so great plan
    i am 14 years old and this is my first phone, i have had it for about 5 months and have been very happy.

    the phone

    Pros-
    desigined for teen usage, good graphics

    camera is surprisingly good, nice customizations such as colorful borders, zoom, brightness, image effect, quality and contrast.

    menu is very colorful- a pleasure to the eye

    good functions such as voice recording, calculator, alarm, stopwatch, schedular and world clock

    flash is somewhat useful

    easy to use messaging- t9 (easy to get used to) funny emoticons,

    can put on silencer by holding down *

    easy to top up, etc...

    VxL is nice, however expensive, nice ringtones, the ones which try tosound like the song however are crap

    the purchasable graphics are very nice at 1.50 apiece, however you can just use pictures as your background

    contacts- very easy to personalize (personal ringtone, picture, and message tone,

    security- can lock your phone so no one can place a call, go on the browser, look at recent calls, look at pictures, or contacts without entering a password (good for nosy friends)

    Cons-

    the ringer is kind of quiet, however if you are a teen and this is one of your first phones it won't bother you because you can hear it

    kind of bulky feeling, but understandable because of all of the features

    service

    pros

    cheap text messaging, (10 cents to send free to receive)

    cons

    much more worth it to get a monthly plan, $40 at a monthly plan buys you anywhere from 450 to 600 mins (15-20 minutes per day)however $40at virgin mobile buys you 160 minutes or around5 to 6 minutes perday, and if your buying it to spend less money than a plan (say 30 dollars- 120 minutes a day) thats 4 minutes perday.

    5-0 out of 5 stars good phone
    This phone is excellent. Of course, it is he best of all the virgin mobile phones for many reasons. A few include, it has a camera, picture messaging, a flash for the camera, and Virgin XL. I would recommend this phone to any virgin mobile user.

    4-0 out of 5 stars cool phone
    This phone is so cool. the camera is all so cool.my mom siad I sould waste all my airtime money on games and ringtones but I buy them anyways. If you want a cool phone buy this one ... Read more


    9. Sony Ericsson T637 Phone - Next Generation (AT&T)
    by AT&T Wireless
    list price: $199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002HD6PM
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: AT&T Wireless
    Sales Rank: 645
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Sony Ericsson T637 features a built-in digital camera, Bluetooth, multimedia messaging, polyphonic ringtones, and tons of ways for you to personalize its look and feel. Quality materials and a large and super-clear color display give this phone its sophisticated personality. It's the perfect complement to AT&T wireless service.

    Design
    The phone features a bright, clear 128 x 160 screen with 65,536 colors. It offers high contrast, saturated colors, and a fast response time that's optimal for displaying games and other moving content. The stylish candybar form factor of the phone will turn heads and get attention, while the quick camera buttons and easy-to-use center control toggle make it a snap to operate the T637. Charging and data connectivity are provided on the bottom of the phone, while an infrared transmitter for synchronizing contacts and data is housed on the top of the device. Meanwhile, the phone's CIF-resolution (352 x 288) camera is housed on the back panel.

    Calling Features
    When you're calling, you'll enjoy essential features like redial, vibrating alert, speed dialing, and side volume keys, as well as choice extras like sleep mode, menu shortcuts, keypad lock, SIM card lock, voice control, and status view. Create your own ringtones with the built-in MusicDJ using a library of pre-loaded instruments, rhythms, and melodies. Further, the phone's 32-voice polyphonic ringtones make your incoming calls sound like music to your ears. Use the ringtones that come with your phone or download new ones from AT&T's mMode mobile Internet service. And because the T637 has Bluetooth built in, you can use a wide array of Bluetooth-compatible headsets for total wireless freedom.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    The T637 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, graphics and sound via messages. Multimedia messaging (MMS) lets you compose your messages using images, sounds and text. Sony-Ericsson's QuickShare feature, meanwhile, lets you share content with other devices, other phones, even your computer--just drag and drop pictures from your PC to your phone. Instant messaging is also supported and the phone ships with a built-in email client (AT&T messaging charges apply). T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

    Getting on the Internet is easy with the T637, as well. It supports the GPRS protocol for speedy downloads and wireless Web access. AT&T's mMode service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get sports scores, download games and ringtones, and more.

    The T637's Bluetooth capability lets you connect, wirelessly, to a laptop, a PDA, or another Bluetooth phone, and users of Apple computers can synchronize their calendars and contact information with the T637 using iSync, Apple's free synchronization software.

    A number of handy tools come with the phone, including a memo pad, a calculator, business card exchange, a calendar, and a tasks list. There's also a full-featured clock, which includes a stopwatch, an alarm, and a handy timer.

    Imaging and Entertainment
    The camera T637's camera couldn't be easier to operate, with just one click to activate it and another to take a picture. Want to view your pictures on your computer screen? The T637 can automatically enlarge pictures to VGA size (480 x 640 pixels). Software included in the phone recalculates picture size without sacrificing quality.

    Mobile gaming has never looked better than on the T637's high quality screen. Force and sound feedback guarantees full-throttle fun. The T637 comes with a variety of embedded games, including the legendary racing game V-Rally 2, and many more are available for download.

    Vital Statistics
    The Sony-Ericsson T637 weighs 3.26 ounces and measures 4.02 x 1.69 x 0.67 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 9 hours of digital talk time, and up to 300 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS 800/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    T637 handset, SIM card, battery, charging cord, user's manual, and warranty information ... Read more

    Features

    • Built-in CommuniCam digital camera
    • Bluetooth enabled; infrared support
    • PC Synchronization using SyncML over WAP
    • Instant Messaging client - Yahoo, AOL, and ICQ supported
    • Organizer includes alarm clock, calculator, calendar with up to 500 entries and more

    Reviews (72)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good One.. surely not the Best one
    The colour of the phone is absolutely great when compared to its prior model T610. The screen resolution is good, but the photos taken with the camera doesn't come well, ofcourse it solves the tiny purposes on the go. Bluetooth connectivity is great.. I have a good time making it synchronize with my laptop and also transfer the images across. Over all, its a great phone at a great deal (I got $200 back :))

    2-0 out of 5 stars It only gets more annoying
    I won't say there aren't any positives to the phone, but there are some annoying features of the phone that get more annoying.

    Slow and clunky interface
    The joystick doesn't help -- it never seems to understand down vs. center push when you want it to.Don't expect to have some flexible ways to call or view contacts.

    Speaker Location
    I've needed to put the phone just at the right spot on my ear, otherwise I can't hear the sound (which is pretty good when you can hear it)

    Random Feedback
    If you have your stereo system on, you'll get some feedback and think you'll have an incoming call.But no, your phone's causing feedback for no reason at all.Don't leave this phone near your monitor.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Average
    I purchased this phone when moving to Cingular.The Nokia I wanted was on backorder so I figured I would give another vendor a shot.I had the phone for a week, and it was OK, but it just didn't cut it for me.I wasn't fully satisfied, so I sent it back for the purchase of a Nokia 6230.If I hadn't been previously exposed to the world of Nokia, I might have stuck with the phone.But, I knew what I was missing (features, interface, usability, etc.) and had to turn back.

    Notable Pros:

    • seamless Bluetooth integration with Mac OS X iSync (Address Book, iCal)
    • voice dialing (I did not try this feature)
    • nice color screen
    • T9 text input (I personally prefer Multi-Tap, but some may prefer this feature)


    Notable Cons:
    • the software on the phone lagged!I would press a button and it would take a second or two to react.This is probably the biggest reason I returned the phone.
    • the interface is clunky, and seems to require several extra steps to get to the items you want (e.g. text messaging, phone numbers)
    • battery life seemed short.I'm not really a big talker, so a battery usually lasts me a week.It was lasting me about 3-4 days.I'm guessing this was due to the color screen.


    Features It Should Have But Doesn't:
    • speaker phone
    • additional phonebook information (street address, notes, etc.)


    Again, it's not a horrible phone (I like it muck better than the Motorola V180 I have assigned to me at work), it's just not my preference.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Alright
    This phone is a alright phone.I wouldent have picked it if i saw it upclose.This phone is for a person that just wants a phone to call people.2 stars.

    4-0 out of 5 stars please just review the phone!
    I wish all you punk dill weed kids would just review the phone instead of talking about the service provider.Christ....there are some people that want an objective opinion about the phone itself. How does it make and receive calls?. Does it hold on to a signal well?. what do you like most about the phone?. Stop talking about the games,or about the service. Reading most of your crap is like reading something a 9 year old would write. ... Read more


    10. Motorola MPx220 Smartphone (Cingular)
    by Motorola
    list price: $399.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006I2HN4
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Motorola
    Sales Rank: 1308
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Amazon.com Product Description

    The successor to the venerable MPx200, this quad-band GSM wonder packs lots of Smartphone power into a small package that can provide all your mobile office needs. Loaded with Microsoft Smartphone software, the handset features mobile versions of all the essential Microsoft applications you depend on, including Pocket Outlook, Pocket Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, and MSN messenger. What's more, the unit's software is designed to sync seamlessly with email, contacts and calendar information on your PC.

    Design

    Click the image to get a closer look at the MPx220's features.
    The MPx220's sleek clamshell form factor is more sleek and svelte than it's predecessor's, while retaining the internal antenna design. The 2.0-inch, 176 x 220, 65-color TFT screen dominates the inside of the cover. A smaller, full-color LCD screen, which displays pictures, incoming calls, current time, battery life, signal strength and other information is located on the outside of the cover. The megapixel camera and flash, as well as the speakerphone unit, are also housed on the outside of the cover. A five-way selection button above the number pad allows you to navigate and control the Windows Mobile interface. There are also up/down menu selection buttons on the left side of the device for easy access to basic controls. In addition to a headset jack, a miniSD memory expansion card slot is housed in the unit. The power key and infrared port are housed on the left side of the unit, while a universal charger/USB data port is present on the bottom.

    Calling Features
    The MPx220 has all the latest calling features folks have come to expect. The built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Vibrate modes and custom WAV and MP3 ringtones can also be set to your preferences so you know who is calling without having to look at the LCD. The included Pocket Outlook software features a contacts list that is cleverly integrated with the phone's dialing functions. Enhanced voice dialing supports voice-to-digit dialing and name recognition for speedy dialing of contacts. The MPx220's voice recognition software supports voice commands from any user, not just a pre-programmed user's voice. Because the MPx220 is Bluetooth enabled, wireless headsets can be configured with the phone for total handsfree operation.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    Designed as a complete solution for people who want to bring their office with them, the unit comes packed with pocket versions of Outlook, Internet Explorer and MSN Messenger. In addition to keeping track of contacts, Pocket Outlook features integrated calendar and email functions. Email support is provided for IMAP and POP3 accounts, as well as corporate accounts. Microsoft's ActiveSync software keeps the device synced with all of your PC's Outlook information (via USB, Bluetooth or infrared connection). Users who want Internet connectivity on the road with their laptop or PDA can select a Cingular data package and tap the MPx220's wireless modem capabilities. The unit supports VPN and proxy Internet connections.

    You can use the MPx220's built in Internet Explorer browser for MEdia downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. Traditional text messaging, as well as video, picture and sound messaging are also supported by the phone. iTap text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

    A number of handy software tools are bundled with the MPx220 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a to-do list, and an alarm clock.

    Imaging and Entertainment
    The MPx220's powerful megapixel still camera also features video with audio capture capability. In addition to a flash, the camera features a self-timer, multi-frame shooting capability, white balance and color control, as well as a time stamp option. The video camera's capture capability is only limited by the amount of available memory in the unit. The inclusion of Windows Media on the MPx220 means that you can use the handset as an MP3 and a video player, as well. Once again, the amount of music and video you can store is only limited by the unit's memory. For gamers, the phone supports Java-based and Windows Mobile game downloads.

    Vital Statistics
    The Motorola MPx220 weighs 3.88 ounces and measures 3.93 x 1.89 x .96 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.0 hours of digital talk time, and up to 200 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    Motorola MPx220 handset, lithium-ion battery, power supply, USB data cable, companion CD, user's manual. ... Read more

    Features

    • Compatibility with Windows Mobile applications (Pocket Outlook/Pocket Internet Explorer)
    • 64MB Flash ROM and mini-SD removable memory for extra storage
    • Link your phone to your PC with ActiveSync or Bluetooth
    • Fully synchronize your email, calendar, contacts and tasks
    • Built-in 1.2 megapixel camera with flash

    Reviews (56)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very good phone
    There are many conflicting reviews of this phone on the 'net. I was a bit skeptical at first and was leaning towards the SMT5600, but finally decided to try my luck and plunged into the Motorola MPX220 waters.

    I've had this phone for 2 weeks. Bought it online, unlocked, OEM version (mobilecityonline). The manual is barely usefull, but I did not need it anyway. The windows mobile 2003 is intuitive enough to allow me to navigate the menus and configure it as I wanted.

    My service is provided by T-Mobile USA. The phone reception is very good, the volume is good, not very loud, but loud enough. All features work as advertised. I currently use a bluetooth headset, a bluetooth GPS, and transfer files between the phone and my PC using a bluetooth USB adapter.

    Data services also work -providing you pay for the service- very well. I have configured it to connect and syncrhonize with Exchange server every 5 minutes, so I'm up to date with my emails, calendar and contacts. MSN IM also works fine and Pocket Internet explorer also works well. Not all sites display correctly in the tiny screen. If you want to navigate the entire internet, I recommend getting Opera for smartphones.

    The camera is not up the level of my expetations. It works acceptably well in sunny days in exteriors, but do not even try to use it in interiors or at night. The quality of the V300's camera is much better.

    Battery life I've found to be very good. It last about 2 days, but if you consider that the phone establishes a GPRS connection every 5 minutes, in addition to my IM sessions, voice calls, file transfer, powering the mini-SD card, playing videos, etc, the battery is actually pretty good. Since this is a new toy, I'm constantly showing it off and playing with it. I exect it to last longer once I start using it normally.

    I have found it compatible with every device I've used. From an iPAQ 4155 (both bluetooth and Infrared), to GPS devices, to other phones (like Sony Ericson models). Activesync also works fine and very fast.

    This is my first clamshell so I'm getting used to it. The form factor is sleek, looks very professional.

    I have found the voice recognition (not voicetags) is very efficient. it requires quite a number of interactions with the phone but even with my accent, the accuracy is amazing, even with the road noise as a background.

    My headset device is a Bluetooth Motorola HS850. Before I was using a BodyGlove bluetooth earpiece. Both work well but the Motorola has a clearer sound.

    The phone came originally with firmware 1.32 in chinese. That made me freak out at first when I got it out of the box, but slowly I found the Control Panel, then the regional settings and changed the language to English. I discovered the settings by looking at the icons. I currently have firmware 1.43 which is english only (and spanish), not chinese.

    I am very satisfied with the MPX220. I have no complains so far, everything works as I expect. GPRS data connection is very dependable. The bluetooth headset is a blessing. the screen is very bright, although in very sunny and bright days it may be difficult to see, but in my experience, that happens to every phone I've had (mostly Nokias)

    I have installed several applications: Opera browser, Agile messenger (Yahoo, AOL, ICQ), Sprite backup, Connected bits weather report, and Pocket TV MPEG player. All work very well. The phone hasn't hung or restarted itself ever

    I do not like the fact that Motorola used its aold full connector, instead of a simple USB cable. I also would've preferred the phone used a standard SD card, and not the mini SD it uses, that had me buy yet another card for the phone. I currently have a 256 MB mini-SD where I store all the programs and documents, so I reserve the phone memory to run programs.

    The clamshell design feels solid when fully open, but when closed, the door feels a bit more shaky, but again, this is my first clamshell, so I'm not sure if all are the same. My wife's Samsung feels more secure though.

    The phone is also a quad-band world-phone (850/1900, 900/1800) so it works everywhere (Europe, Asia, America). It is in my opinion, targeted to professionals who travel and need to keep connected all the time.

    Final words: this is not a phone you need, this is a phone you want. If you have to have the lastest gadget, you like computers, and you are going to use all the features, and more important, if you can afford it, then go ahead. If you just want to ge a phone to make phone calls and take a picture, there are other cheaper models, easier to use available out there. Remember this phone is actually a computer that makes phone calls, it runs Windows (windows Mobile 2003 second edition) so you need to be familiar with computers, file managers, etc to work with it.

    Many people complain about the phone and I realized that in many cases, they just don't know how to use the phone. If you are familiar with computers in general, and windows in particular, then the user interface is very intuitive, if you don't like computers, you are going to hate this phone. The documentation that comes with the phone is not going to help you at all, and you are going to be frustrated.

    Hope this helps you make an informed decision when evaluating this phone.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Luck of the Draw
    Since there is so much discussion pro and con about this phone with little in between I feel I should share my story. My experience has been a bit differentand VERY frustrating to say the least.I spent about a month choosing this phone...shopping the Cingular Store, Best Buy and various Internet sites, reading the reviews and making several calls to ATT and Cingular Customer Service. I learned that if I wanted the best price there was NO way I could keep my number..the only way to keep my number was to go to another carrier or buy direct from Cingular. I am a long time ATT customer and technically was moving to Cingular and definitely choosing a more expensive plan...but that meant nothing. This is a Cingular thing..has nothing to do with Amazon or any other seller. I DID shop the other carriers and decided I wanted to stay with the new Cingular which then limited me to Cingular phones..I wanted Blue Tooth which left me with a choice of 3 phones at the time I was shopping...PDA's excluded.I did not like the feel of the RAZR and did not like the looks of the 551, nor the features, or I should say lack of features...this left the MPX220 which I loved the look and feel of, the big screen and the full internet capability, although I may never even use that????? I learned that I was probably not going to be able to access my mail which is on a cable network with most of the other phones out there...I would need a real internet connection. This may or may not be true, but was what I was told. I also learned to not believe everything I was told by even the most knowledgeable sounding sales people. .

    I finally decided to buy from Amazon because of their phenomenal rebate offer and their good prior track record with me. I chose Super Saver Shipping...after all I had upon occasion gotten overnight service from their service center located only a few hours away andthe items I was ordering were in stock and available for overnight shipping if desired!!!!!!...I was dismayed to find the projected shipping date was 2 weeks out...and of course when I went to change the shipping to overnight it was already "being prepared for shipment" although the day was a week away!!!! Then I was informed my phone had been activated and shipped....from clear across the country it was a week in transit and all the while I was paying for phone service which I could not use!!!!! It finally arrived...and there was NO SIM card enclosed!!!!! Talk about frustration!!!!! As you may know getting a phone # for Amazon can be a challenge and I wasn't sure who I needed to call...I had never had a phone with a SIM card and wasn't even sure what to be looking for or if it should come with one???...this was on Thursday...and when I finally got a living person the Cell phone dept was closed...I was toldsomeone would contact me the next day...next I got an e-mail asking me to double check....which I immediately responded to and never heard back from anyone...so I called ...this being Friday afternoon...I was told one would be shipped overnight...of course this meant it would not arrive until Monday!!!! And I was stillpaying for a service I couldn't use...the lady I talked to said I could go buy a card and Amazon would reimburse me and to refuse the shipment of the one they were sending... which is what I did....

    So on to the phone...Everyone was right.... the documentation is incredibly lousy and incomplete ...the sound is barely audible...and I could hardly hear it ring... I was also frustrated at the menu process required to get to the vibrate option and dialing #1 for voice mail did not work. I also found myself having to re-charge the battery WAY too soon. I spent the next week getting acquainted with the phone...learned along the way what "my" voice mail phone # was...this was done through Cingular customer service...the first person I talked to gave me the # but since I was calling from the phone she was not able to help me get it set up to work with the #1 key...I called back later that day and a very nice man walked me through the process (a few steps in the setup menu)dialing #1 now works flawlessly. About a week after I started with this phone it inexplicably died!!!! Fully charged battery and all...Amazon sent a replacement overnight...and OH MY!!!! What a difference!!!...even some of the screens were different...and the volume was fine and I could hear it ring...! I had beentruly struggling with what I was going to replace it with when it died and got replaced...I was so happy with the new version I never again considered exchanging it.

    The documentation is still lousy...it took a visit to the Cingular store to discover the "quick" way to set the phone to vibrate...withouttraveling through myriad's of menus. If that information is in the manual I have yet to see it and I have read it pretty thoroughly...and I still have many questions on other functions.

    My biggest complaint is the tiny indistinct icons that indicate you have a message waiting and all the other things that are going on with the phone at any time....I was stunned to have people tell me they hadleft a message...I had not seen any indication of this...after all it plainly says in words if you have text messages... so why wouldn't the voice mail messages be as obvious???....I finally found that a tiny icon (don't know what it is even supposed to represent?) over the LARGE blue envelope means there is voice mail...who knew??? And I don't understand the row of large colored icons that don't seem to indicate anything other than features you have or have recently used...pretty but non functional as near as I can see. Most of the home screen contains things I do not use, but there is no way to remove the ones I don't use or add the ones I would like...or if there is I haven't found it.

    All things consideredI am loving this phone now and especially the Blue Tooth...what fun...I no longer have to carry or wear my phone...it can stay safely in my purse or pocket...I can wander away from it and not miss a call...it is the greatest... the manual plainly states Voice Dial will not work with the Bluetooth, Lord knows why not???? What I have found is it disconnects the head set while you are giving the commands and since you need to be watching the screen or simply listening to the phone with your other ear at this point anyway I see no huge issue...and as soon as the number is ringing it reconnects the headset...Works for me!

    For the people who have had the phone shut down for no reason I have not experienced this at all. My Cingular network coverage seems to be the same as it was with ATT but I understand this may not be the case in other areas.

    I hope this helps clarify some of the issues I have seen addressed over and over... My final thought is ..It is the Luck of the Draw! You may get one with no problems ...or not.

    Oh, and I can only say good things about all the people in theAmazon Cell Phone Dept who helped me along the way...they did everything they could to make things right. My compliments to them.


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    5-0 out of 5 stars Superb phone
    I have been using this phone for past 8 months now and the phone is great. There has been lot of complaints of volume outdoors but I find my phone good even outdoors ... I have amplified the ringtones ...The features are great.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Please do not buy even for a 'cent'
    I have had this phone for 4 months bought through amazon. I have never written reviews before but decided do one for this, because of the poor design.
    1. Volume is really bad outdoors, hard to hear inspite of having high volume.
    2. Battery recharger adaptor connection to the phone sucks big time. It became bad very soon and I already replaced as the pins in the phone for charging became bad. Once again I am having issues with the new phone. It is really a poor design like feathertouch controls. Remember I don't handle my phones rough. You can't see a scratch.

    anyway, please opt for other ones if you can.

    drb

    1-0 out of 5 stars MPX220 disappointing: bluetooth is NOT bluetooth
    I have learned the hard way that bluetooth is not universally compatible. My experiences: the MPX220 is not compatible with my 2005 bluetooth capable car which uses an integrated Motorola bluetooth compatibility module. (The car maker has found other Motorola bluetooth phones, like the Razr, compatible). Neither is this phone fully compatible with my Palm Tungston T5 bluetooth device as the Palm can't dial or access the web browser per its capability, but can exchange a file. Finally, using the Motorola 850 bluetooth headset, one cannot use the voicedial features as the phone only allows this on a WIRED headset. So don't expect full bluetooth functionality as advertised. Further, the speakerphone feature is virtually useless as it is both too soft and distorted to be useful in other than a pindrop quiet setting. The battery life is very short for a GSM phone. The backlight feature does not have a short enough time for turning off to conserve the battery. If you like to autolock you phone on turnoff this one is not for you. The autolock function only works on a time basis and the longest period is one hour. If I had learned about the lack of compatibility in my 30 day window I would have gotten rid of this poor device. I spoke to both Motorola and Cingular about the shortcomings of the phone once I found it did not meet my expectations for compatibility and neither was helpful regarding exchanging the phone for a model which would perform as advertised. ... Read more


    11. Sony Ericsson T637 Phone (Cingular)
    by Sony Ericsson
    list price: $249.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00028YSDK
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
    Sales Rank: 1339
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Sony Ericsson T637 features a built-in digital camera, Bluetooth, multimedia messaging, polyphonic ringtones, and tons of ways for you to personalize its look and feel. Quality materials and a large and super-clear color display give this phone its sophisticated personality. It's the perfect complement to Cingular wireless service.

    Design
    The phone features a bright, clear 128 x 160 screen with 65,536 colors. It offers high contrast, saturated colors, and a fast response time that's optimal for displaying games and other moving content. The stylish candybar form factor of the phone will turn heads and get attention, while the quick camera buttons and easy-to-use center control toggle make it a snap to operate the T637. Charging and data connectivity are provided on the bottom of the phone, while an infrared transmitter for synchronizing contacts and data is housed on the top of the device. Meanwhile, the phone's CIF-resolution (352 x 288) camera is housed on the back panel.

    Calling Features
    When you're calling, you'll enjoy essential features like redial, vibrating alert, speed dialing, and side volume keys, as well as choice extras like sleep mode, menu shortcuts, keypad lock, SIM card lock, voice control, and status view. Create your own ringtones with the built-in MusicDJ using a library of pre-loaded instruments, rhythms, and melodies. Further, the phone's 32-voice polyphonic ringtones make your incoming calls sound like music to your ears. Use the ringtones that come with your phone or download new ones from Cingular's MEdia mobile Internet service. And because the T637 has Bluetooth built in, you can use a wide array of Bluetooth-compatible headsets for total wireless freedom.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    The T637 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, graphics and sound via messages. Multimedia messaging (MMS) lets you compose your messages using images, sounds and text. Sony-Ericsson's QuickShare feature, meanwhile, lets you share content with other devices, other phones, even your computer--just drag and drop pictures from your PC to your phone. Instant messaging is also supported and the phone ships with a built-in email client (Cingular messaging charges apply). T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

    Getting on the Internet is easy with the T637, as well. It supports the GPRS protocol for speedy downloads and wireless Web access. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get sports scores, download games and ringtones, and more.

    The T637's Bluetooth capability lets you connect, wirelessly, to a laptop, a PDA, or another Bluetooth phone, and users of Apple computers can synchronize their calendars and contact information with the T637 using iSync, Apple's free synchronization software.

    A number of handy tools come with the phone, including a memo pad, a calculator, business card exchange, a calendar, and a tasks list. There's also a full-featured clock, which includes a stopwatch, an alarm, and a handy timer.

    Imaging and Entertainment
    The camera T637's camera couldn't be easier to operate, with just one click to activate it and another to take a picture. Want to view your pictures on your computer screen? The T637 can automatically enlarge pictures to VGA size (480 x 640 pixels). Software included in the phone recalculates picture size without sacrificing quality.

    Mobile gaming has never looked better than on the T637's high quality screen. Force and sound feedback guarantees full-throttle fun. The T637 comes with a variety of embedded games, including the legendary racing game V-Rally 2, and many more are available for download.

    Vital Statistics
    The Sony-Ericsson T637 weighs 3.26 ounces and measures 4.02 x 1.69 x 0.67 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 9 hours of digital talk time, and up to 300 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS 800/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    T637 handset, SIM card, battery, charging cord, user's manual, and warranty information ... Read more

    Features

    • The T637 features a high-resolution screen with 65,536 colors
    • With a built-in camera, you take pictures and store them on your computer or send them to friends all in a few simple steps
    • Supports the Java and Mophun platforms, making the widest range of mobile games and applications available for you to download
    • Update your calendar and transfer files to your computer using Bluetooth, infrared, or USB connections
    • Comes with standard battery and a SIM card

    Reviews (41)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good phone!
    I purchased this phone after the screen on my Nokia 3200 cracked :(.This is a great phone and works really well with Cingular's GSM Network.I wish it had a speakerphone but the clarity between the jabra bluetooth headset I got and the phone is excellent.AIM on the phone is sloooow but I had the exact problem on my Nokia so I think it might be Cingular's network.Another thing is that I stored all my numbers on my SIM card but this phone cannot read them straight off the card.You first have to copy the numbers to the phonebook and that was a little tedious.However it only took about 10 minutes to copy 20+ numbers to the phone's memory.

    The calendar and calculator are excellenty designed and are very easy to use.The alarm clock is also great in that you can schedule a recurring alarm for each day of the week.

    The camera does take grainy pictures and requires just the right amount of light so things do not look washed out or like an ultrasound.

    Cingular's phone service is excellent as well.I haven't had any dropped calls or calls that have gone straight to voicemail.Cingular's customer service, like some carriers, is almost hit and miss.Sometimes I call and get someone extremely knowledgable and helpful and then sometimes I will get someone who does not understand what I'm asking.While those situations have gotten better it does seem that a few reps could use more training about the data capabilities of Cingular phones.I was having trouble sending pictures when I first got the T637 and I was transferred to a Tier 1 tech then a Tier II tech.It turned out to be that my phone needed a download but it took over an hour for them to figure that out.

    I am pleased with this phone, and Cingular, but I wish it had a speakerphone and that Cingular would improve the speed of the AIM service.Tmobile's AIM was always quick, when I had coverage that is.

    5-0 out of 5 stars yixin li do you know how to use a cellphone?
    this is just a quick response to lixin li who dissed the ericsson T637 for the big internet m-mode button that charges you when 'accidently' hitting it. well if you knew anything about the phone you would turn on the automatic keylock and not have this problem. well, what do you know? there...no more charges. thanks sony for a great phone. [i had to clear this up because its people that lixin li who diss a great phone they dont even know how to use]

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome phone
    This is a great phone with excellent battery life.I can usually go four or five days without having to recharge the battery.That's just awesome.The ringer volume is loud and the screen is bright.You'll never have to pay for a ringtone or game again thanks to the excellent Bluetooth support.

    Performance of Java games is sluggish - that's my only complaint.You may want to spend some time searching for Mophun games, as those are much more responsive and smooth.

    A lot of the negative reviews here make reference to the 'online' button being too-easily-pushed.That may be true, but let me tell you something.This isn't a flip-phone.This is a 'candy-bar' style phone.Non-flip-phones usually have a mechanism that 'locks' the keypad when the phone isn't in use so that random buttons don't get pushed when they're in your pocket or purse or whatever.

    If you're too stupid to turn this lock on when you're not using the phone (or to enable the auto-lock function) then you don't deserve to own a mobile phone, period.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Didn't care for it.
    I had this phone through Cingular, and I had alot of problems with it.
    First of all, the small size and crammed arrangement of the buttons made it hard to type a phone number in. The keys are slippery, and thus my fingers were always "missing".

    Second, the "online" button on the side is way too easy to push, and my phone was always connecting to the internet when I was least expecting it, and running up charges.

    Third, Cingular doesn't make it easy to see if you're roaming or not on this particular phone, which accounted for $3,000 in spurious roaming charges being accrued over a course of 3 months. This, combined with Cingular's really bad customer service (they kept shutting my phone off, and the regional director finally had to personally intervene in my case) made for one BAD experience. Translated: DON'T buy this phone if you live near the Canadian border, cuz this phone won't tell you if you're roaming or not.

    Better yet, steer clear of Cingular as well.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great phone...but not for everyone.
    First of all, let me say this is a great phone. I will note a few important things:

    1. It is a smaaal phone. The buttons are small. If you have a large hand or fingers, its going to be hard to grasp the phone properly. I have average hands and it was hard for me!

    2. No Speakerphone...this is a huge downside.

    3. There is an online button 'conveniently' accessable which can be mistakenly pressed and you'll never know you went online and you were being charged.

    4. Camera sucks. It is a VERY BASIC one,... you have to be standing within 2 feet of the subject to get a recognizable picture.

    Pros:
    1. Crisp, Large display
    2. Sleek looking
    3. Lot of great personalization tools within the phone
    4. Bluetooth
    5. Better reception than most phones ... Read more


    12. Audiovox 8610 Vox Phone (Virgin Mobile)
    by Virgin Mobile
    list price: $119.99
    our price: $89.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001NJFVQ
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Virgin Mobile
    Sales Rank: 827
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The 8610, a Virgin Mobile exclusive, features a large color display, a speakerphone, support for Virgin Mobile wireless Internet services, and much more. This sporty companion keeps you in step with the latest mobile technologies at a great price.

    Design
    The phone features a traditional clamshell design with a large 128 x 128 color display with 65,000 colors. A monochrome 96 x 64 pixel supplementary display on the outside of the cover displays incoming call information, battery life, signal strength, graphics and more.Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's backlit control pad. Meanwhile, the top right side of the unit houses an extendable antenna while the combined charging/USB data port is housed on the unit's bottom edge. The phone also features a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets. Up/down keys are located on the left side of the unit for quick volume control.

    Calling Features
    The 8610's built-in address book can store up to 300 entries for quick and easy management of your contacts. The phone comes with built-in Virgin Mobile "superphonic" ringtones plus a vibrating alert. Superphonic ringtones feature real music tracks and more are available via Virgin Mobile's VirginXtras service. Ringtones can be assigned to specific callers so you don't have to look at the phone to know who's calling. A built-in speakerphone lets you talk handsfree while you're on the go.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    The 8610 covers the messaging basics with support for sending and receiving text messages easily and quickly (Virgin Mobile text messaging charges apply). T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

    The phone fully supports Virgin Mobile's wireless content service, VirginXtras. Use the pay-per-use service to download superphonic ringtones from Hip Hop songs to movie themes. Get content and vote in TV-based polls via the MTV area of your phone, or get jokes and updates from Comedy Central. Pick a celebrity voice to answer your voicemail, or get a Sponge Bob thought of the day. Need to jog your memory? Use Virgin's wacky song ID service. Press the Song ID command, point your 8610 towards a song that's playing in the room, and within minutes a text message appears identifying the song's title.

    The 8610 ships with a number of handy tools including a calendar, a calculator and an alarm clock.

    Imaging and Entertainment
    The 8610 features custom Virgin Mobile graphics-- screen savers, wallpaper and menu icons-- that let you dress up your phone to suit your personality. Two pre-loaded games come with the phone, Blackjack and Magic Hexa.

    Vital Statistics
    The Audiovox 8610 weighs 3.4 ounces and measures 3.5 x 1.90 x .90 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.0 hours of digital talk time, and up to 168 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the CDMA 1900 frequency. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    Audiovox 8610 handset, AC charger, lithium-ion battery, user's manual. ... Read more

    Features

    • Works with Virgin Mobile pay-as-you-go service
    • Stylish flip-open format
    • Full color screen for optimum display
    • Comes with Superphonic ringtones and downloadable ringtones
    • Enables text-messaging, custom graphics, and more

    Reviews (66)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Can be good but can be disappointing
    The Virginmobile payment non-plan plan can be good for those who use a mobile phone infrequently, which I do.It could be terrible for those who use it most days. After getting used to the interface, this can be a likeable phone.If you happen to be where the signal is strong, clarity can be excellent.However, even well within the service area I have had weak signals and broken calls. That's not surprising in the building where I work.It is surprising in my apartment. The voice volume is low, even when set to level 5.It can be fine in quiet surroundings, but it's a struggle to hear in moderately noisy environments.
    There are no roaming fees, because there is normally no connectivity outside Sprint's digital service area.According to the manual 911 calls can connect in the roaming areas. I have not tested this.
    Battery life is disappointing.In standby the 1000mAH battery supplied is only good for about two days between charges.I bought the optional 1700mAH battery from Audiovox.It's twice as thick as the standard battery, and it extends standby to three days between charges.
    The minimal features of this phone don't bother me, but deficient signal strength, volume, and battery life make me covet a real phone from another company.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great phone, BEST COMPANY I've joined with so far.
    Hey I'm Rebecca (rcitykitty)
    That other review above about the "warning of the customer service" is ridiculous. Once I had my phone stolen and customer service helped me through it, were quick in replying to my order for a new phone, and even paid for the minutes the thief used! It's the best customer service I've seen for any company, hands down. This phone has great features, and cool ringtones. It's a great deal for it's price and it has cool color screen backgrounds. I would give this phone the best rating possible!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Pleased So Far...
    This phone and Virgin Mobile as a whole are obviously targeting an age group other than my own. Quite frankly, I don't care. I dropped traditional land-based phone service in February, and went with AT&T CallVantage VOIP service instead...a tremendous savings, but when the power goes out, VOIP phone service goes as well. Also, with CallVantage as of this date, 911 calls do not provide the answering call center with your phone number and location automatically.

    The Audiovox 8610 phone, coupled with Virgin Mobile, seemed like an inexpensive supplement to CallVantage, filling some very unpleasant gaps...and E911 service is provided. Features such as speed dial, caller ID, and even a speakerphone are included, and I'm extremely pleased with the voice quality. It's almost indistinguishable from a corded phone.

    For the age bracket that this phone is marketed towards, there are also two games included, and several wallpaper designs. A ton of downloadable ringtones are available at the Virgin website, provided that you don't mind spending $2.00 to $2.50 apiece for them...want to hear the "Meow Mix" ad when a call comes in? It's available for download at the Virgin website, as are ringtones involving such oddities as bodily functions, none of which will be discussed in detail here.

    Per minute pricing is high enough to keep me from ever using this phone other than when it is absolutely necessary (25 cents for the first 10 minutes each day, 10 cents per minute afterwards), but that's okay with me. Unexpected emergencies were the sole reason for making the purchase, and the added peace of mind that it brings more than makes up for the airtime that must be purchased from Virgin every 90 days to keep the service active...and I'm still saving money each month over traditional phone service.

    I would recommend the Audiovox 8610 phone and Virgin Wireless to anyone who needs a cell phone for similar reasons.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Vos 8610
    Great phone.....virgin mobile service can be a little better...however, I guess that is sprint's problem.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great but eeehhhh
    This is a great phone if your looking for the flip style, or a coloured screen, but the only problem with Virgin is ringtones cost up to $2 and the real sound ringtones are distorted. And The minutes go up like Wildfire.

    Try finding this phone through another company. May I suggest Tracfone? They have a new phone with colored monitor, however its not a flip. ... Read more


    13. Sony Ericsson Z500a Phone (Cingular)
    by Sony Ericsson
    list price: $199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00076QW2C
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
    Sales Rank: 1860
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Incredible style meets powerful substance in this clamshell from Sony-Ericsson. With dual screens, a VGA camera with video capabilities and support for high-speed EDGE data networks, the z500a is a serious next-generation phone. It's the perfect handset for folks who want to get all the latest wireless goodies in one chic package.


    Click the image to get a closer look at the z500a's features.
    Design
    Sony-Ericsson's reputation for cutting edge design has been brought into the clamshell arena with the z500a. There's a 128 x 160 display housed under the cover while the outside sports a supplementary 96 x 32 color display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The VGA (640 x 480) camera is housed on the front cover as well. The z500a uses an internal antenna-- nothing to snag or break off-- and a five-way button just above the dial pad is used to control most of the phone's menus and features. Up/down buttons on the left side of the phone can be used for quick volume control and menu navigation. USB data and charging ports, as well as a headset port, are located on the phone's bottom edge. And because the z500a's front and rear faceplates are changeable with Sony-Ericsson Style-Up covers, you can dress it up to suit your style.


    Use the z500a's built-in ringtone composer to craft your own stylin' ringers.

    Get great shots and video with the VGA camera. Video capture is only limited by the amount of available memory.
    Calling Features
    The z500a's phone book can hold up to 510 contacts with multiple entries per contact. A call list remembers your most recent missed, received and dialed calls. The z500a's voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. The phone also features a speakerphone for easy, hands-free talking. In addition to a vibrating alert, the phone supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3 ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. There's even a bundled application that lets you mix your own ringtones with up to 16 tracks. Meanwhile, more ringtones can be downloaded from Cingular's MEdia wireless web service. Picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers. Similarly, a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers. Lastly, the phone supports Cingular's "Fast Forward" call forwarding device, which enables you to effortlessly forward your wireless calls to your land line phone.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    The z500a has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, video, graphics and sound via messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. AOL Instant Messenger is also included and the phone ships with a built-in email client (Cingular messaging charges apply). The email client is preconfigured for accounts from some of the most popular ISPs, including Bellsouth.net, SBC Yahoo, and Earthlink.

    Getting on the Internet is easy with the z500a. It supports the GPRS protocol, as well as the new, high speed EDGE data protocol. When used with a Cingular data plan and the phone's USB data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs. There's also a built-in web browser for MEdia downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

    A number of handy software tools are bundled with the z500a including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar, and an alarm clock with a timer and stopwatch. Sony Ericsson Sync Station software lets you synchronize your Microsoft Outlook calendar, contacts, notes and tasks with your z500a.

    Imaging and Entertainment
    The z500a was designed for serious fun. The built-in VGA camera captures stills and video to the phone's 6MB of internal memory. Video capture length is only limited by the amount of available storage memory and the phone supports playback of both MP3 audio and MPEG4 video files. Picture effects and custom screensavers, backgrounds, and themes can be set up to fit your personality.

    Java support is built into the z500a, making it a powerful gaming companion for both online and offline games. Games are downloadable via the MEdia service or you can use the handset's USB data connection to load more games and files onto the phone.

    Vital Statistics
    The Sony-Ericsson z500a weighs 3.88 ounces and measures 3.66 x 1.93 x 0.94 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 10 hours of digital talk time, and up to 10 days of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS 850/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    Sony-Ericsson z500a handset, lithium-ion battery, travel charger, user's manual, application software. ... Read more

    Features

    • Integrated VGA still and video camera with zoom and brightness control
    • MMS (multimedia messaging service) capable
    • Mobile instant messaging using AOL Instant Messenger
    • Polyphonic speaker and downloadable ringtones
    • 128 x 160, 65,000-color main display and 4,000-color supplementary display

    Reviews (29)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Unpleasant features and too many failures.
    My previous phone was a Nokia 6360 (that's old), so this z500a looked pretty nice, with two color screens, a better speaker, and a still/video camera. However, these features are forgotten when you want to carry out basic telephone functions: the buttons are recessed too deeply and feel too uncertain (there's no good, solid click) to use without carefully using a fingernail to press each button slowly, waiting to make sure that the phone processed the press. The ring volume, when I tried to change it, always seemed to have the same loud volume, whether I tried the minimum or the maximum settings. It also would have been nice to have the "Beep Once" option, where, instead of ringing, the phone lets out a very short beep, and then just vibrates. The phone is too hard to answer, too: opening the phone just a bit answers it, but if it snaps shut, it will hang up. The different settings (one is "Any Key") should do something, but I've tried them all, and it's not possible to have to press a specific button to answer the phone. The extra buttons on the outside of the phone also cause problems when trying to answer a call, interrupting normal functioning when pressed accidentally (which is all too easy). There's also no keypad lock that I've found.

    This phone also has problems that are bigger than simple aesthetic design features: after turning the phone off, removing and replacing the battery is sometimes necessary to turn the phone back on; the connection from the phone's power port to the cord seems tenuous at best, with the merest imperceptible touch causing the connection to flicker (making it impossible to talk on the phone while charging it), and a few other problems that are mostly related to power.

    This phone is hard to dial, hard to answer, and hard to transfer photos from. Granted, those first two are pretty important, but it would have been nice to get a USB connection bundled with the thing. Until I figure out a good (cheap) solution, my pictures are stuck in a phone (which, in relation to photo viewing, turns off its backlight too quickly or not at all).

    2-0 out of 5 stars Hate it
    I hate this phone.I had it for 2 months and the screens broke on it the speaker you could barly here the person on the other line. I just switched to the motorola razor v3 and i love it.but anyways the batterydies within 8hours(when fully charged). Cingular wireless is good but i didnt like this phone

    4-0 out of 5 stars a good value
    after a disasterous relationship with a Motorola V-180, this phone is a delight. It's relatively easy to use, but for optimum usage, you should read the manual which is fairly comprehensive and well organized.
    The usage of this phone is fairly intuitive to the user and will help guide you through features which is what I appreciated about Nokias and what I hated about the Motorola's.
    Size: clam shell design is such that when fully opened, the length rivals a real phone; which for whatever reason, i appreciate.
    exterior display: is programable to show a picture of the person calling you. will display numbers and time (although if you have it on "normal" setting, the display can be quite small. "car" setting will show you the time in larger numbers while maintaining the backlight display. if your phone is in normal mode, the screen will go to sleep and you will need to press an exterior button to show you the time.)
    interior display: full color. size is ok. perhaps a little small for its size. it is difficult to view outside in sunlight however. there might be a way to fix that- i need to consult the manual.
    Camera: this is my first camera phone, but i see nothing wrong with the quality. it does have a zoom feature.
    speaker is loud and clear, and comes out of the earpiece so before using it, the phone reminds you you could damage your hearing and requires you to push a button again. I'm really one for one-button operation so sometimes that does get annoying.
    favorite thing about the phone: has a built in recorder that makes it possible to make *anything* into a ring tone which for me makes downloading ringtones unneccessary.
    this is a most welcome feature as the included ringtones that are already on the phone are *terrible*. i am not exaggerating.
    the big drawbacks for the phone are fairly minimal:
    the alert when you have a message is LOUD. and i mean LOUD. any of them. i think "click" was ok, but I haven't figured out if there's a way to dampen the volume on the alerts yet.
    battery life: i'm torn on this- i tend not to turn my phone off at night (it's my only phone)so a fully charged battery seems to have only 3 strong days plus for me. however, the charging is FAST. a 20 minute drive to work plugged into your car adapter will no doubt give you enough juice for an entire day. I haven't had the phone long enough to find out if that will kill the battery faster or not and i'm kind of torn as to which i'd prefer- faster charging or longer battery life.
    best unexpected feature: the text messaging has a dictionary.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Best Phone I've Ever Owned
    Previously, all of my phones have been from Nokia.Needless to say, I was a little nervous about switching brands.I'll begin by saying that they basic controls on this Sony Ericsson are quite a bit different, but they were extremely easy to figure out.This phone is quite a bit larger than most other flip phones out there, and it is a bit heavier.Because of its substantial size, text messaging is easier and talking is more comfortable.It's still small enough to fit in my pocket, which is a major plus.

    Everything on this phone is customizable.For everyone contact you can include up to five phone numbers, a picture, a special ringtone, and tons of other personal information.The factory-installed ringtones are pitiful, and Cingular ringtones are extremely overpriced.That said, anyone can easily use the sound recorder to make their own ringtones off of their stereo (or singing friends).

    The camera phone is sufficient.The games are only demo versions so be prepared to invest in downloading a real game if it's important to you.My favorite feature is the speakerphone, which has surprisingly clear sound quality on both ends of the call.

    For the price, you will not find another phone loaded with this many features.Why waste your money on a phone you'll only use for a couple of years when you can a Z500a with the same features and a smaller price tag?

    3-0 out of 5 stars ill, not quite what i expected.
    I bought this phone online so there was no way to know what it actually looked like. When it arrived i was excited but upon opening it i immediately wanted to return it. It was ugly! Well not super ugly but i just didnt think it looked good. For one thing, it seemed big for some reason. It's weird, I mean its onlyslightly longer than my super old motorola t720 but it just looked like a big box. There is no antenna which is cool but because the phone has absolutely no curves except for its irregular shape, everything extends all the way to the edge like a box making it much larger. I was totally disappointed, having always bought Sony products because of their sleek designs. Sony should be ashamed for bring out something like this. Also someone mentioned that it looked to a big maxipad which i thought was hilarious but after I got it i just couldn't keep that thought out of my mind. I didn't want people lookin at me holding something that look like that. Then after charging the phone for 24 hours i tested the screen. It was horrible, the screen was blurry as everyone has told. I like the menus but the screen just kills it. The screen also looks very washed out because they don't seem to use black or something. It's all gray. Also when the screen light goes off, the screen is completely black, you can't see a thing. The keypads also look very cheaply designed, no red and green call buttons, it just doesnt look nice.Then there's the rings tones, they'r a total joke. There's like 5 or so rings tones that i'd be embarassed to have go off. You're gonna scare off all the girls with those stupid star wars sound effects.Then having not used the phone for 2 days after the full charge, I turned it on and it gave me a low battery warning and died. I was like "what the hell", this phone is suppose to standyby for 10 days or whatever and i've barely touched it. I'm not sure if it was the battery or charger because when you stick the charger in, the screen lights up and then disappears completely. There is no charging indicator at all to let you know its charging. Another annoyance. I have not tested how it calls and stuffbecause i did not want to activate the phone yet. I'm returning it for the motorola v551, dunno why i didn't get that in the first place. Well its only fair to say that, maybe the z500 may take time to get use to, since i only checked it out a little, but i'm not gonna waste that time. (wow, i just got the v551 and what a difference!!!) ... Read more


    14. Audiovox SMT5600 Smartphone (Cingular)
    by Cingular
    list price: $319.99
    our price: $249.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0009LP6O0
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Cingular
    Sales Rank: 171
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Step up to some serious power and svelte portability with the Audiovox SMT5600. At just 4.24 inches high and 1.82 inches wide, it's the world's smallest Windows Mobile Smartphone. In addition to making calls, the SMT5600 lets you do things you'd typically need a PC to do, like email, text messaging, instant messaging and web browsing-- all from one integrated phone. What's more, the unit's software is designed to sync seamlessly with email, contacts and calendar information on your PC. This Smartphone also ups the ante for mobile music and video lovers with Windows Media Player 10.


    The SMT5600's Web browser is fully HTML compatible. Browse your favorite sites with ease.

    The "Today Screen" keeps tabs on all your important functions, tasks, and applications.
    Design
    The large 2.2-inch, 176 x 220 screen dominates the front of the device. The SMT5600's controls maximize available space on the small unit. A four-way selection button allows you to navigate and control the Windows Mobile interface. Up/down keys are located on the left side of the unit for quick menu navigation. A mini-SD card slot is housed in the battery compartment, underneath the unit's lithium-ion battery. The rear of the phone sports a VGA camera with video capture capability. A power key and infrared port are housed on the top of the unit, while a universal charger/data port and headphone jack are present on the bottom.

    Calling Features
    The SMT5600 has all the latest calling features folks have come to expect. With Windows Mobile for Smartphones 2003 Second Edition built-in, you can enjoy integration of your calling, contacts and scheduling functions, all wrapped up in a familar Windows-like interface. The included speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear, while voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. The phone's Bluetooth connectivity means that your favorite Bluetooth headset is fully compatible.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    The SMT5600 is designed as a complete solution for people who want to bring their office with them. The unit comes packed with pocket versions of Outlook, Internet Explorer and MSN Messenger. Pocket Outlook features integrated calendar and email functions, as well as a contacts list that is cleverly integrated with the phone's dialing functions. Microsoft's ActiveSync software keeps the device synced with all of your PC's Outlook information (via Bluetooth, USB, or IR connection). Out of the box, the phone is also compatible with Cingular's MEdia wireless content portal which lets you read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. Meanwhile, users who want Internet connectivity on the road with their laptop or PDA can select a Cingular wireless data package and tap the SMT5600's wireless modem capabilities (via Bluetooth or USB).

    A number of handy software tools are bundled with the SMT5600 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a to-do list, and an alarm clock. T9 predictive text entry technology is also included.

    Imaging and Entertainment
    In addition to a VGA still camera, the SMT5600 is capable of recording video clips to its built-in 64 MB of memory. Memory can be upgraded to 1 GB of storage via the mini-SD card slot. The inclusion of Windows Media 10 on the SMT5600 opens up a whole range of possibilities for this phone. Use the phone as an MP3 player. Discover and purchase more tunes via the Windows Mobile music store. Sync the device with Windows Media Player 10 on your PC to download last night's TV shows so you can watch them whenever you want. For gamers, the phone supports Java-based and Windows Mobile game downloads. It ships with Jawbreaker and Solitaire.

    Vital Statistics
    The Audiovox SMT5600 weighs 3.58 ounces and measures 4.24 x 1.82 x 0.69 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of digital talk time, and up to 140 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    Audiovox SMT5600, applications CD, stereo headset, travel charger, standard lithium-ion battery, user's manual. ... Read more

    Features

    • World's smallest Windows Mobile Smartphone
    • Call, email, text message or instant message - all from one integrated phone
    • Email, contacts and calendar sync seamlessly with your PC
    • Built-In CMOS VGA Camera with Camcorder
    • Built-In Bluetooth and Speakerphone

    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible phone
    After reading many reviews on this product and others, I figured I should contribute when I've really found a great product with the help of Amazon reviews.This phone is amazing, and a fraction of the size of my previous SX56.If you don't need to type emails and want a smartphone that will sync all of your contacts, this is it.The only valid criticisms are the thumbstick (which is a little tricky to push down - you just have to press carefully) and the manual (non-network) time.Other than that, it's everything I had hoped.Bluetooth and Outlook sync work flawlessly, and voice reception is good.I love it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars This phone does everything
    I've had this phone for about 6 months and have no regrets about getting it.It is still top of the line as far as I'm concerned.It has an internal antenna and is small, so it's easy to carry inside a pocket.It seems to be durable - it has survived many drops onto pavement with only a couple of scratches.The only problem I've ever had with it was when the battery died and I kept turning it back on to check the time.Eventually, the backup battery inside also died and I had to do a hard reset and reinstall all the software, including what was on the miniSD card.

    This is definately a phone for all the computer and gadget geeks out there.It runs on a special Windows for Wmartphone O.S., but there is still a lot of software available for it.I have installed a map of my city, a dictionary, stopwatch/timer, AOL instant messanger... anyways there is a lot of stuff available, and a lot of it is free.The Windows Media Player is great, and with a 512 MB miniSD card and 48 kb/s wma audio, you can get 20+ albums of high quality music to fit on the phone.

    The only feature is does not have is that you can't have a separate ringtone for each caller.Also, you can't take it apart to clean the inside of the screen (After 6 months it's only slightly dirty)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best phone I have ever owned.
    I read alot of the reviews [here] before purchasing because I was skeptical of the "Audiovox" name. I always thought they were a low-end Walmart brand of electronics.

    Audiovox has strengthened my image in that brand name. This phone is amazing. It has everything Windows compatible you can think of and the possibilities of adding software/improvements to the phone are endless. This smartphone is a 200 Mhz beast of a hand-held computer. I really like the windows interface, the buttons are cool feeling (except the 5-way cursor button), the case looks and feels nice, the camera is better than my last camera phone (but not my megapixel camera), and the HTML internet browsing is exspensive ($40 Cingular Unlimited?)but really handy.

    I was completely blown away after downloading DVD-to-Mobile from download.com and ripping the my favorite dvds! I am watching all kinds of movies on this phone! THe screen has a slight problem rendering true black but holding it at a certain angle makes the movies appear very much like their DVD counterparts. Note: Tivo also offers a Tivo-to-Go service for free that allows you to transfer Tivo'ed shows to your computer and specifically to transfer to a laptop [or phone] and watch on the road. THe movies are about a meg a minute and take up too much space for this phone's tiny 24 Meg built-in memory. Mini-SD goes all the way to 1 gig and that could hold several full movies depending on your video output settings.

    Buy this ridiculously inexspensive Power phone!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Phone
    I really like this phone, especially with an unlimited data plan.Internet everywhere you get signal!

    It does everything I want it to do. I cannot wait until the 1GB miniSD memory cards come out. Q2 2005 they say, so should be any day now.MP3s, Movies(even Divx and xvid!), console emulators, all run on this thing. There's even a way to make this thing do voice dialing! And I'm sure there's more.

    One of the main reasons I got this phone is for the multimedia capabilities coupled with the PIM features.And its great.

    The camera is a bit lacking, but no camerahone is good, IMO.Just a gimmick.

    I do not know why the luser below had such problems with this phone, it must be user error!:PThough I will give him a slight bit of credit for his clever observation that data plans are a bit expensive.But I personally I think it's worth it.

    Though true that the menus and how some of the features work take a bit of getting used to for someone not used to smartphones, but this phone deserves every bit of praise it has received here.Definitely not an overall bad thing.Just different.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Audiovox SMT5600 Dumbphone
    This phone is anything, but NOT smart. It is packed with many programs (InternetExplorer, InstantMessenger, MediaPlayer, PocketOutlook, etc) and features (Bluetooth, IR, camera, etc), but it is hard to learn and use:

    1. The screen is too delicate. I am used to wearing my old Nokia cellphone in my pocket, but this Dumbphone will probably have to be replaced after a single scratch.

    2. Because of the tall screen, the keys are smooshed in the lower tip of the phone, so it is hard to hold on to it when using keys. The keys are not tactile, and are too small for an adult.

    3. Entering information with the keys is TORTURE because it's painfully slow and awkward! How about voice recognition for a change? It's one thing to use InstantMessenger on a PC with a full-size keyboard.. but why do I need it on a tiny cell-phone, when I can just call a person and talk!?! Because of the limited input capabilities, the Dumbphone makes a user feel like a dog that understands everything, but can't say anything -- can only bark.

    4. The "thumbstick" is tricky. Frequently, when making a selection, it jumps up or down, and selects the wrong item.

    5. The camera and camcorder are way too crappy. Indoor images are lifeless: gray and fuzzy.

    6. There is no built-in help. I was not able to figure out how to lock the keys on my own. I am still unable find a place where I can see my own phone-number!

    7. There is no audible feedback when key-lock is enabled. So you have to press the red button down for a couple seconds, then wait till the display changes, then release the red button. If you are on the go and can't look at the display, you can't be sure that the key-lock is enabled before you put the phone away.

    8. If you have a voice mail, you can easily get it from the home screen, because there will be an extra line you can activate. Now, how do you call your mailbox when you don't have a message waiting??? Go figure.

    9. In the power-saving mode, the screen is totally dark (unlike most cell-phones I've seen). If the key-lock is on, to see the current status, or just to check the time, you have to press the power key, which is intentionally small and is out of the way.

    10. Without backlight, the screen is unreadable. My older Nokia phone was perfectly readable with only ambient light. Plus, I could always see the time, even when the key-lock was on.

    11. Sometimes during normal use, the screen backlight turns off, and you can't see the damn thing on the screen. The keys continue to do some damage, but you can't see anything on the screen.

    12. The stand-by time is only a third of a basic Nokia phone. If battery runs out and you don't carry a charger, you will lose not only ability to make calls, but also the ability to look up your contacts, appointments, etc.

    13. I tried to browse my personal web-site, and it didn't work for some unknown reason: Alert. The page you are looking for cannot be found. OK.

    14. The time is not synchronized with the cellular network. My Dumbphone is displaying 5:44AM, April 10-th, which is off by over a month! Why do I have to manually set the time?!? My 2-year old Nokia sync'd time automatically.

    15. Accessibility "large font" feature only works for menus. The fonts on the home screen do *not* get bigger. This may matter to some people. Also, some combinations of background image and a color scheme result in white letters on white background, impossible to read.

    16. I activated the security lock. This is what the display says as I unlock it:
    --------------------------------------
    This device is locked. Enter your device password and press the unlock softkey.
    **07 <---- the input field shows last two digits of my secret code
    An emergency phone number was entered. Press TALK to call. Or continue with the password.
    --------------------------------------
    An "emergency number"?? I thought I was just entering my secret code. This is freaking me out.

    17. The phone and the digital service are overpriced -- in part due to folks like me who trade the Dumbphone for something usable and less expensive. So, if you would like to keep the Dumbphone, it will cost you an arm and a leg :)

    The summary: the Dumbphone is packed with Windows software that you can't use, and it's less of a cellphone because of that. ... Read more


    15. HP iPAQ h6315 PDA Phone (T-Mobile)
    by VoiceStream
    list price: $599.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002X8U7A
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: VoiceStream
    Sales Rank: 587
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The iPAQ h6315 Can Make Wireless Phone Calls Now you can get an extended battery, car adapter, three-pack of styluses, and 128MB SD card with your HP iPAQ h6315 Pocket PC with mobile phone and camera! This is the first and smallest handheld featuring integrated three-way wireless capabilities (GSM, GPRS, WLAN, and Bluetooth®). ... Read more

    Features

    • Microsoft Windows Mobile™ 2003 software for Pocket PC, Phone Edition
    • 3.5" Transreflective color display, 240x320 pixels, 64k color support with touch screen
    • Integrated Bluetooth, Camera and WiFi
    • International phone: Quad-band (1900, 1800, 900, 850 MHz)
    • Snap on QWERTY keyboard

    Reviews (37)

    2-0 out of 5 stars HP Ipaq 6315 , PDA phone not all it should be
    Having a phone and pda combined into one unit is a good idea but not one that actually translates into something that works for t-mobile.I'm don't know how this phone would preform on other networks but ont he t-mobile network it never worked properly.Unless you were in your house or driveway you won't get your calls.The calls will go directly to voicemail, and the phone will not ring becuase of low signal. Even after applying the free upgrade offered from HP through the t-mobile website the phone did not work properly.This ended up being a waste of $600 for me.

    The compter part of the pda works great. Playing games, keeping my calendar and task list was about all I could do on this phone. Surfing the net was impossible unless you purchase the $40 plan from t-mobile.The phone has a wireless card in it but it never worked properly with my home network.Also the bluetooth never functioned properly for transferring data or using the buetooth handsfree.the infrared transfer worked fine.

    The camera was another disappointment. It was supposed to be a 3megapixel camera but it did not take pictures like one.The shutter reaction is extremely slow and the pictures were very graining.There is a $9 flash attachment that you can purchase but I didn't want to spend anymore money on this item.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't order steak at a seafood restaurant
    This product was not designed by engineers with Cell Phone experience.

    HP is a big name in PDAs but they are not on the map in cell phones - this product demonstrates this.Don't order steak at a seafood restaurant.

    I replaced my T-Mobile IPAQ 6315 with the Verizon XV6600 - After the grief I have had for 5 months with the IPAQ 6315 (actually 3 of them), the AudioVox XV6600 is a pleasure.I generally love HP products, but I guess they have no phone experience. I don't understand how the T-Mobile Engineers could have qualified the 6315 for use on their network.

    The April 2005 software upgrade only slightly improved phone operation.


    The HP IPAQ 6315:
    1.Drops incoming calls
    2.Drops outgoing calls on first try
    3.Has poor audio for both parties on phone call
    4.Cannot be programmed to automatically answer incoming calls while using a headset
    5.The navigation pad works very poorly

    4-0 out of 5 stars If you love computers, you will love this phone.
    Being a techno geek, I love this device.The HP iPAQ h6315 is a Pocket PC with the convenience of a phone built in.It runs Windows Mobile 2003 as the operating system which allows for a huge assortment of both free and for pay software to be downloaded on to it.However it also acts like a computer in that it will periodically lock up.When this happens, a soft reset is easy to perform and you can be up and running in less than a minute again.

    Things to do when buying the device:

    1.Immediately upgrade the firmware to the latest.At this time many of the units in stock still have the original buggy firmware.If you are familiar at all with computers, upgrading the firmware is relatively easy.

    2.Order yourself a 1GB Secure Digital memory card and a PC card reader.Put the card in the reader and give the SD card a volume name (this fixes a bug).Then put it in your iPAQ.

    3.When installing applications, install them to either the iPAQ File Store or the SD Storage Card.Also create a My Documents folder on the SD Storage Card and put your documents in there.Set up Pocket Internet Explorer to cache files to the SD card.Set up Pocket Outlook to save email to the SD card.The goal is to save as much as you can to the SD card or the iPAQ File Store as possible.You want to save your precious RAM for running programs.

    4.To protect your screen from scratches and to be able wipe off smudges, get yourself a good screen protector sheet.Several brands are available.Stay away from the cheap ones.You get what you pay for.

    5.Read the h6315 forum at PDAphonehome.com for answers regarding this device.

    Pros:
    The coolness factor.It really is a small computer.As long as you have WiFi wireless access or phone service, you have connectivity to the internet.You really can view web sites with Pocket Internet Explorer.Also you can retrieve and respond to all your email.Server admininstrators would find the Terminal Services client handy.This unit also works as a great MP3 player.If you are a VB .NET or C# .NET programmer, it is a snap to write software for this device.Oh yeah, it is a quad band GSM phone as well, so it will work overseas.

    Cons:
    This device is a small computer, so if computers fustrate you, then this device is not for you.It is not as fast as the latest Pocket PCs.This was done to save battery life.The other Pocket PCs will run for 3 hours on a battery charge where as this unit will work for an entire day on a charge.

    4-0 out of 5 stars An advanced phone for advanced users

    This is a great device -- it has the potential to replace your existing phone, your PDA, and your iPod.Plus, if you use your laptop primarily for light web browsing and note-taking, this can do that too.

    Pros:
    - Full Bluetooth support.In addition to headsets, you can do ActiveSync with BT and your laptop can connect to the Internet via GPRS using the 6315 as a 'modem'.
    - Wi-Fi support, so you can use high-speed Internet at home, at work, at Starbucks, etc.
    - Very advanced networking ability with support for both "work" and "Internet" connectivity
    - Multithreaded OS and huge universe of downloadable applications lets you do justice to your unlimited data plan (pull news headlines, weather, sports scores, and so on automatically in addition to your email)
    - Great integration between the various features (camera and email, contacts and email/phone, etc.)
    - Excellent GPRS and GSM reception (as good as that on my BB 7100t)
    - Streaming audio and video support -- 128k audio streams work great over Wi-Fi, and 32k streams (e.g. voice streams from BBC World or NPR) work well on GPRS.You can also use video/audio off your SD card.The audio support through headphones is great and will replace my iPod.
    - T-Mobile has quite reasonable pricing for unlimited data ($20/mo on top of the voice plan).

    Cons:
    - The first thing you have to do when you get this is install the latest firmware.Many of the dissatisfied users you'll find are still running the 1.0 firmware, which is unreliable.
    - This is a Microsoft operating system and you will need to adjust yourself to the need for periodic reboots.
    - The device is not blazingly fast; this was a design tradeoff for battery life.
    - Expect to charge it every night.
    - It takes a bit of effort to get the thing just the way you like it, and to use the advanced features properly (e.g. Bluetooth).If you are an easily frustrated or nontechnical person, either don't get this, or don't use these features.

    Compare apples and oranges when you evaluate this.This is a PDA that happens to also be a phone.If you want a tiny phone with long battery life, you are in the wrong place.People who buy this and "wish they'd bought a RAZR V3" simply made a bad choice; that's not the fault of the device.

    Against the Treo 650 and its antiquated PalmOS, the comparison is a slam dunk.
    Against the other PocketPC devices, it's a matter of personal preference, and a comparison of the carrier pricing.

    1-0 out of 5 stars HP iPAQ h6315 PDA
    I don't like it.But I've got $600 into the thing.I don't like T-Mobile.It doesn't work in the Metro (subway)here in DC,(but I hear people using their cell phones on the Metro all the time), and it doesn't work in my office building, at least not from my location in the middle of the 5th floor in the Ronald Reagan Building.If I move to a window I can get it to work, but who wants that?The device is clunky, I hate making calls on it because your face and chin brush up against the screen while you're talking, and you never know what button you will have inadvertently pressed.I would MUCH rather have a regular ol' cell phone again. But the iPAQ strives to keep you entertained by freezing, locking up, or presenting a window with no way to close it. I wish I had done some more investigation before buying this thing. ... Read more


    16. Nokia Shorty Phone (Virgin Mobile)
    by Nokia
    list price: $59.99
    our price: $53.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0009EP76Y
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Nokia
    Sales Rank: 914
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    With a sleek design that is sure to turn heads, plus a built-in flashlight, polyphonic ringtones, a speakerphone, and more, the Nokia Shorty is one cool companion. Plus, you'll get the most out of your Virgin Mobile service -- cool stuff like VirginXtras content -- with this handset.

    Design
    The phone features a candy bar design with a 96 x 65 monochrome display and an internal antenna. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a center toggle on the control pad. You can also choose from optional, interchangeable faceplates to dress up the Shorty to match your style or mood.

    Calling Features
    The Shorty's built-in address book can store up to 250 entries for quick and easy management of your contacts. The phone comes with built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert, while a built-in speakerphone lets you talk handsfree while you're on the go. There's even a voice dialing feature that lets you call up to 25 people by simply speaking their names.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    The Shorty covers the messaging basics with support for sending and receiving text messages easily and quickly (Virgin Mobile text messaging charges apply). T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

    The phone fully supports Virgin Mobile's wireless content service, VirginXtras. Use the pay-per-use service to download ringtones, vote in TV-based polls via the MTV area of your phone, or get jokes and updates from Comedy Central. Pick a celebrity voice to answer your voicemail, or get a Sponge Bob thought of the day. Need to jog your memory? Use Virgin's wacky song ID service. Press the Song ID command, point your Shorty towards a song that's playing in the room, and within minutes a text message appears identifying the song's title.

    The Shorty ships with a number of handy tools including a calendar, a calculator and an alarm clock. There's also a voice memo application for recording short notes (up to 60 seconds per note).

    Entertainment
    Three pre-loaded games come with the Shorty, and more are available from the VirginXtras service. You'll also get a kick out of the phone's built-in flashlight -- great for getting in the door after nights on the town.

    Vital Statistics
    The Nokia Shorty weighs 3.1 ounces and measures 4.03 x 1.66 x .85 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4.6 hours of digital talk time, and up to 211 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the CDMA 1900 frequency. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    Nokia Shorty handset, AC charger, lithium-ion battery, user's manual. ... Read more

    Features

    • Talk handsfree with the integrated speakerphone
    • Built-in functional flashlight
    • Polyphonic ringtones and 3 pre-loaded games
    • Interchangeable faceplates
    • Up to 4.6 hours of talk time and 8.8 days of standby time

    Reviews (3)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great tiny phone; just one problem.
    This is a tiny phone; it fits in a pocket very well. The sound quality is great, and people can hear me well. The "Shorty" is a great little phone (with the exception of the screen--it's difficult to read the time of day display). I particularly like the loudspeaker feature, which enables me to put the phone down next to me while driving and hear and be heard well.It's easy to navigate through all the features, although it might be more difficult for someone with bigger fingers; I use my thumbnail to push the buttons.Easy to find out my balance, too.I just use the phone for making and receiving calls and not for the downloadable features and games, so I haven't tried all those.The existing ringtones are I suspect aimed at a younger crowd--they sound kind of hip hop.They also sound kind of tinny.But, as I said, I'm using it mainly for a low-use phone; so this didn't discourage me.

    What did discourage me was the one little problem:My particular phone has a little problem of powering off on its own without warning every few days--even with a full battery charge. So I'm walking around with a phone that is not on thinking I can receive emergency calls when actually I can't, because it has spontaneously turned itself off. Nothing I do gets it to turn back on.It is just dead. I figured out I just remove the battery and put it back in (which the trouble shooting page on the nokiausa website confirmed), and this enables me to turn it back on. I find this unacceptable in a phone and am returning it. Virgin Mobile customer service was kind and polite and offered to give me a new "Shorty," but I declined, because I found the minutes disappearing too fast with the Virgin Mobile prepaid plan.I believe, because they start counting off your time the second you push send when you make a call.So, you are paying for the 15 or 20 seconds it takes your party's voice mail to connect AND the message you leave on his or her voicemail.This adds up.Had I not been unimpressed with the Virgin Mobile plan, I probably would have taken them up on the replacement offer, because I really like the phone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Big Features in a Little Package
    This is a nice, sleek looking phone from a simple pay as you go wireless provider.Virgin Mobile uses the SPRINT PCS network and charges you as follows...$.025 a minute for the first 10 minutes of the day, then $0.10 a minute after that.Or, $0.10 a minute plus $0.35 a day.You pay $0.10 per text message you send and it is free to receive them.You must top off your account at least $20 every 90 days to keep your account active, but you keep the minutes you have already purchased.If you don't use your phone a lot your looking at $6.66 a month for a cell phone.How simple is that?No other hidden fees involved.

    The Nokia 2115i is the smallest Nokia I have ever seen.It stands less than 4" tall, less than 1.5" from side to side and less than 3/4" thick.There are limited accessories for it at this time because it is new to the market.You can send and receive text from other phones or email addresses.There are tons of downloadable stuff from the web site as well.Other features include a speaker phone, built in flashlight, voice dialing, voice memo recording, games and more.Anytime your curious about how much money you have left in your account, you can check your balance right on the phone.It takes about 5 seconds for the account information to be zapped back to you in a text message.You can also access your account on the web site.

    If your like me who got tired of spending over $50 a month for cell phone minutes I never used, this is for you.I like the convenience of having a phone, but do not have a need to have it glued to my ear all day.Virgin Mobile pay as you go is simple and in my case money saving.Not to mention this particular phone is about the most stylish Nokia they make.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love it!
    This super compact phone is great!, It is not a sophisticated model, great for people who needs just a phone. Although it's quality is great, and has many features I didn't expect it to have such as the loudspeaker (and more things), which works great! I love the phone, it's compact I can carry it on my pockets, lightweight and doesn't look cheap; also the service at virgin is much better than tracfone, I am glad I switched, cause their phones are crap too.
    ... Read more


    17. Kyocera K9 Phone (Virgin Mobile)
    by KYOCERA
    list price: $69.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002ZQGRY
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: KYOCERA
    Sales Rank: 2173
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Dazzling blue backlighting
    • Palm-friendly size and shape
    • 2-way text messaging
    • Download actual song clips
    • Built-in flashlight and 3 pre-loaded games

    Reviews (51)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Lousy performance
    The problem with Virgin phones is they use the Sprint network.It's highly unusual that I don't get a dropped call or someone complaining that I'm cutting out real bad.I work very close to the Sprint campus and tower.I can't even stand outside in the parking lot and call across the street without the other person saying I'm cutting out.Don't be a sucker--choose a better phone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The most awesome Virgin Mobile phone around!
    I just bought this phone for my boyfriend and he never had one so he absolutely LOVED it. ^.^ Personally, I thought it was pretty cool as well. I mean blue and black and red and pink are my favorite colors and it's a bargain to have the screening BLUE!! Before I sent it to him (Long distance relationsip), I was playing with it and it's SOOOOO cool. Currently, I have a Camera Virgin Mobile phone and i'd trade it for the one I gave him..hmm better check up on that!

    4-0 out of 5 stars This K9 Won't Bite
    This is a nice, sleek looking phone from a simple pay as you go wireless provider.Virgin Mobile uses the SPRINT PCS network and charges you as follows...$.025 a minute for the first 10 minutes of the day, then $0.10 a minute after that.Or, $0.10 a minute plus $0.35 a day.You pay $0.10 per text message you send and it is free to receive them.You must top off your account at least $20 every 90 days to keep your account active, but you keep the minutes you have already purchased.If you don't use your phone a lot your looking at $6.66 a month for a cell phone.How simple is that?No other hidden fees involved.

    The Kyocera K9 is being replaced by the K10 with a color screen and more features.This phone is a bargain price wise compared to the K10.You can send and receive text from other phones or email addresses.There are tons of downloadable stuff from the web site as well.Other features include a built in flashlight, jack for an ear piece and one of the games is get this, TETRIS!Anytime your curious about how money you have left on your account you can check your balance right on the phone.It takes about 5 seconds for the account information to be zapped back to you in a text message.You can also access your account on the web site.

    If your like me who got tired of spending over $50 a month for cell phone minutes I never used, this is for you.I like the convenience of having a phone, but do not have a need to have it glued to my ear all day.Virgin Mobile pay as you go is simple and in my case money saving.Not to mention this particular phone is a bargain in price and stylish too!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid the K9
    FYI:
    Phone 1 and 2 from Virgin, wouldn't hold a charge
    Phone 3 Phone died after 2 months (ear microphone ceased to function)
    Learn from my experience.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Sucky phone
    this phone sux do not get it!! the phone rips u off! when i got it i thought the pay as you go would be nice but it rips u off so friken much! do not get this phone dont waste ur money! ... Read more


    18. Sony Ericsson T68is Phone - Next Generation (AT&T)
    by Ericsson
    list price: $199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00009PRZ6
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Ericsson
    Sales Rank: 2397
    Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • GPRS connection for quick Internet access
    • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless data transfer between other Bluetooth devices
    • Color display with customizable screen savers
    • Easy operation and menu navigation with joystick
    • Includes battery, rapid charger, and handsfree headset

    Reviews (44)

    1-0 out of 5 stars I could give a zero star if I had the option here!
    This phone is the quintessential example of cool looking crap!! I do not believe that you can find anything that serves it's purpose in a less satisfactory way than this phone. It just refuses to get any reception. The "how many bars do you have" ad is a joke with this phone.

    Drops calls even before you can get through. The processor redefines the word "slow". The resolution is so bad that you can count the number of pixels on the screen with a naked eye.

    The only good things are the voice dialing and the sound recorder. But what is the point when you just CANNOT make a call???

    Do not buy this phone if the intention is to actually talk to people on it...coz it just won't let you do that. Might just work as a microphone for sound recording though. But then you have better options for that too.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good over all phone, with a design problem (charging)
    I've found this phone to be quite a good phone for my purposes.I use it heavily with Bluetooth for Internet access via my Palm and Laptop, and with a wireless headset.It's basic, small, holds a charge for a LONG time, and seems to work quite well for me.

    After having my phone less then a year, I did find a major design flaw with the phone if you don't want to open it up and start soldering.The connections on the bottom of the phone solder directly to the board in the phone.If you're not careful from the day you get the phone in putting the charger on and off, the solder connections break.I started having to wriggle or tap the phone until it took a charge.It got bad enough I could not get it to charge anymore.Cost to repair (not covered by warranty) was more than a replacement phone.I opened mine up and re-soldered and it's been fine since.But if you're buying this and don't want to fix it, either be very careful about the force you use, or consider another phone.The connector really snaps in and out, so being gentle is easier said than done unless you're VERY conscious of it.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Has not been a great phone.
    Been using for over two hears.The first week, the volume button on top left disappeared.Phone was replaced by Amzn.Bout six months later it stopped taking a charge.Amzn replaced again.Now, about a month ago the same volume button disappeared yet again, but now it's out of warranty.Volume is okay but can't adjust because button is gone.In addition, phone seems to be creaking now when I hold it and begin to press buttons, as though the frame work is getting lose or something.Also, sometime the phone won't turn on or if on, won't turn off - if I take out the battery and reinstall, it begins again to work, like it resets contact or something.Time to replace this phone.This phone was not cheap and I've hung in there with it, but only used it for one or two calls a day with no great demands on it.Calls have been generally good with very few dropped calls and T-Mobile service and customer service has been pretty good, even when out of area.But, that said, it has been a small delicate phone and overall I'm pretty displeased with it and wish I'd gone with a good flip phone instead.Would not do it again. Now looking for a sturdy phone with good reviews but cingular reviews don't seem very good.

    2-0 out of 5 stars ONE of the worst
    This phone is not the greatest. It has poor resolution and bad reception. This is an exception to sony's other phones. Try the T226 model or anything higher. The T637 is a fantastic phone with good reception and great qualities. If you want to wait, the S710A is coming out soon and it is an unbelievable phone. It has better features, camera, and wireless connectivity than even the Motorola RAZR. Try it instead. Just dont go with the lower models from sony, as they are not as good as their usual superior electronics. And, hey. You get what you pay for. This phone is negative money from most places. Just go with FREE and get the better phone.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Does you well if you give it TLC, but skip it
    [...]
    All the bad things you read about it are true.

    The worst for me are:
    Bad reception
    Speaker sounded like it was blown out (static voices) after 11.5 months (just before warranty expired, so luckily I got a new one).

    Bad things that I've adapted to / don't care about:
    Dust gets in the screen
    Resolution makes pictures on it worthless
    Crappy ring tones (a couple I like)
    Slow menus
    Phone sometimes "freezes" and must be "reset" (remove battery, replace battery)

    Good things:
    Synchronization with MS Outlook and other applications!!
    Infrared and Blue tooth connection
    Internal modem for wireless internet (great, especially if you have free calls at nights :). But the modem is SLOW.

    Overall, I've been satisfied, but not without sacrifice. At this point, this phone is around 2 years old and outdated. You can make a better purchase than this now. ... Read more


    19. Sony Ericsson T610 Phone (T-Mobile)
    by Ericsson
    list price: $174.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000AGRYX
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Ericsson
    Sales Rank: 232
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Sony Ericsson T610 features a built-in digital camera, Bluetooth, multimedia messaging, polyphonic ringtones, and tons of ways for you to personalize its look and feel. Quality materials and a large color display give this phone its sophisticated personality. It's the perfect complement to T-Mobile service.

    Design
    The phone features a bright, clear 128 x 160 screen with 65,536 colors. The stylish candybar form factor of the phone will turn heads and get attention, while the quick camera buttons and easy-to-use center control toggle make it a snap to operate the T610. Charging and data connectivity are provided on the bottom of the phone, while an infrared transmitter for synchronizing contacts and data is housed on the top of the device. Meanwhile, the phone's CIF-resolution (352 x 288) camera is housed on the back panel.


    An onboard joystick and iconic menu make for easy navigation.
    Calling Features
    When you're calling, you'll enjoy essential features like redial, vibrating alert, speed dialing, and side volume keys, as well as choice extras like sleep mode, menu shortcuts, keypad lock, SIM card lock, voice control, and status view. Create your own ringtones with the built-in MusicDJ using a library of pre-loaded instruments, rhythms, and melodies. Further, the phone's 32-voice polyphonic ringtones make your incoming calls sound like music to your ears. Use the ringtones that come with your phone or download new ones from T-Mobile's t-zones mobile Internet service. And because the T610 has Bluetooth built in, you can use a wide array of Bluetooth-compatible headsets for total wireless freedom.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    The T610 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, graphics and sound via messages. Multimedia messaging (MMS) lets you compose your messages using images, sounds and text. Sony-Ericsson's QuickShare feature, meanwhile, lets you share content with other devices, other phones, even your computer--just drag and drop pictures from your PC to your phone. Instant messaging is also supported and the phone ships with a built-in email client (T-Mobile messaging charges apply). T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.


    The T610 has a built-in camera with 2MB of onboard storage.
    Getting on the Internet is easy with the T610, as well. It supports the GPRS protocol for speedy downloads and wireless Web access. T-Mobile's t-zones service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get sports scores, download games and ringtones, and more.

    The T610's Bluetooth capability lets you connect, wirelessly, to a laptop, a PDA, or another Bluetooth phone, and users of Apple computers can synchronize their calendars and contact information with the T610 using iSync, Apple's free synchronization software.

    A number of handy tools come with the phone, including a memo pad, a calculator, business card exchange, a calendar, and a tasks list. There's also a full-featured clock, which includes a stopwatch, an alarm, and a handy timer.

    Imaging and Entertainment
    The camera T610's camera couldn't be easier to operate, with just one click to activate it and another to take a picture. Want to view your pictures on your computer screen? The T610 can automatically enlarge pictures to VGA size (480 x 640 pixels). Software included in the phone recalculates picture size without sacrificing quality.

    Mobile gaming has never looked better than on the T610's high quality screen. Force and sound feedback guarantees full-throttle fun. The T610 comes with a variety of embedded games, including the legendary racing game V-Rally 2, and many more are available for download.

    Vital Statistics
    The Sony-Ericsson T610 weighs 3.26 ounces and measures 4.02 x 1.69 x 0.67 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 9 hours of digital talk time, and up to 300 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS 800/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    T610 handset, SIM card, battery, charging cord, user's manual, and warranty information ... Read more

    Features

    • Large 128x160 pixel 65.000 color screen
    • MMS for composing messages using images, sounds and text
    • Supports Java and Mophun platforms for the widest range of mobile games and applications
    • Supports Bluetooth, infrared and cable for PC synchronization
    • With a built-in 319 x 288 pixel camera and QuickShare software

    Reviews (488)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Average
    I have been using this phone for almost a year now.

    Pros:
    1.Looks sleek
    2.Nice games (Mini-Golf etc)
    3.Bluetooth is cool
    4.Plays mp3, wav files as ringtones
    5.Camera is alrite. Photos in bright light are good.

    Cons
    1.Bad reception (as compared to Nokia phones. My fone wouldnt work whereas friend's Nokia would work at the same location)
    2.Hangs (Freezes) once a while
    3.Some menu are hard to navigate (lot of clicks required)
    4.Display difficult to see in bright light

    4-0 out of 5 stars Hey, not so bad
    I got this phone for -$200 about a year ago, so I was willing to forgive a lot of problems.It actually turned out to be a decent phone.

    Pros:

    1.Bluetooth with wireless Jabra headset, syncs up nicely with my Mac.I'll never go back to using a phone without the wireless headset.

    2.Intruitive, computer-like interface

    3.Good vibrate function

    4.Nice long battery life

    5.Works pretty much everywhere these days, including travel abroad.Reception started good and got better after a CSR fiddled with it at the mall.

    6.Addictive mini golf game.

    Cons:

    1.When it's sunny outside, it can be VERY difficult to see the phone.You need to retreat into the shade or try to decipher the glare.

    2.Certain functions are buried in menus.If you want to get rid of the envelope from a voice mail, you need to go through 8 menus to get there.I'm also forgetting the 18 menus you need to set a speed dial, for example.

    3.Reception certainly not as good as Verizon, for the most part, but they charge through the nose, too.It's a trade-off.

    4.Quiet ringer.I keep the ringer at maximum, but I still can't hear it if I'm out of the room.

    Overall, it was a good choice, especially considering they bought me four months worth of service for the year.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Sony Ericsson T610: great design, bad reception.
    First of all, I've used Sony Ericsson T610 with both Cingular and T-Mobile service and found them comparable in Los Angeles (Verizon is best here).From comparing all three phones (Nokia 6230, Sony Ericsson T610, and Motorola V551) with Cingular service, I've discovered that there is a *BIG* difference in phone reception quality.

    Phone reception quality is as follows: Nokia 6230 > Motorola V551 >> Sony Ericsson T610. The Sony Ericsson T610 had no reception in my apartment, the Nokia 6230 has great reception everywhere.

    Overall phone quality: Nokia 6230 > Sony Ericsson T610 >> Motorola V551. (Though if reception is most important, you might rank Motorola V551 over SE T610.)

    Here are pros/cons of Sony Ericsson T610:

    PROS:
    -Bluetooth: easy to sync contacts, photos, etc. w/PC, no additional software required => great.
    -Great battery life
    -Great display resolution, better than Nokia 6230.
    -Nice OS design: easy to navigate, easy to read menus, ex. "silent" is handy
    -Small, sleek, cool-looking, phone
    CONS:
    -Bad reception!
    -Phone freezes sometimes.If turning on/off doesn't fix, try removing (and then re-inserting :) battery.
    -Sometimes keylock doesn't work and phone calls contacts.

    I recommend this phone if you have a good service provider for your area.It is cheap and easy to use. (Though, be wary of service providers locking the bluetooth.This hasn't happened to anyone I know, but I've heard that it's been a problem.)If I had reception in my apartment, I would have kept the T610 and sold the new Nokia 6230 on ebay.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good triband phone with decent batery life
    I've been using this phone from the past one year. Like any other phone this phone is also not perfect, but hey I got all I wanted from my T610, it never disappointed me.

    What I like :

    1. Tri-Band :: Many people think that any tri-band phobe can be used overseas. Not true!. Because 900/1800 MHz GSM is standard. With support to 900/1800/1900 MHz T610 is a true world phone.

    2. Battery Life :: Very good battery life - one week without charging for me. I generally charge only during weekends.

    3. Reception :: Very good reception even in basement. This depends on your location too. Occasionally, between cities on the highway you may notice black spots for 5-10 mins. - Noticed it only once though.

    4. Look & Feel :: Very handy and looks little geeky :)

    5. Bluetooth :: Nice add-on. I love my Jabra headset.

    What I didn't like

    1. Sluggish Java :: Performance of Java is very sluggish. Loading of games can take 20-30 secs. (At first I thought I've to reboot)

    2. Camera :: Not worth mentioning. Very poor image quality. (What else can you expect from a < mega pixel camera).

    3. Memory :: Very limited memory and no expansion slot :(

    4. Voice Dialing :: Doesn't work very well. Agreed, comes handy while driving. Make sure to roll up all your windows and turn off radio.

    5. Joystick :: Not real joy operating it.

    Overall, I think it is a good buy. Esp if you are looking for a good true world phone with nice battery life.

    1-0 out of 5 stars cute phone - bad hardware and really bad customer support
    This phone completely froze on me after exactly a month after the warranty expired (1 year from purchase)and now reboots regularly at intervals of 10 minutes.
    I called customer support at t-mobile who couln't help in anyway except making me do a master reset and and I lost all my data.The phone still freezes and regularly reboots on me - I guess I can use it as a paperweight now.
    The entire time the phone actually worked the T-Mobile service sucked BIG TIME

    The only reason I'm giving it a one star is because thats the lowest I can get.
    Pleaaase don't ever buy this phone and plase don't use T-Mobile ... Read more


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