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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. 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
    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 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


    5. 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


    6. 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
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    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


    7. 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


    8. 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


    9. Sony Ericsson T300 Phone With Communicam (T-Mobile)
    by Ericsson
    list price: $149.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006LEN0
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Ericsson
    Sales Rank: 1817
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Includes camera attachment
    • 256 color display
    • Polyphonic ringtones
    • Downloadable games
    • Includes battery, headset and travel charger

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars agree with the indestructible part
    I've had the phone for a couple of years. I've lost it in the car, dropped it a number of times, just like the other reviewer.The phone's latest adventure was that I lost it in the blizzard in Washington, DC a couple of weeks ago.It fell out of my pocket and got buried in 6 inches of snow, but I didn't notice for an hour or so.By then I was on the other side of the city.I called the people who lived at the place I thought I dropped it, and asked if they could try calling it to find it in the snow.They couldn't hear it.After more than a week, the snow melted enough that they found the phone.I had flown back across the country and even ordered a replacement phone.Their son told me yesterday he had it and brought it to me.It not only fired up right away, but after a little wiggling around it is now even charging back up and seems to work just fine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nearly Indestructible
    I have a bad habit of dropping my cellphones. I have broken and paid for at least 3 cellphones. This ends up being a costly procedure. Cellphones even on the bottom end are usually about $150 US Dollars. I have had my sony ericsson T300 for almost a year and have done worse things to this phone than any other phone I have ever owned. I dropped it 10 feet off a loading dock onto black top STRAIGHT DOWN. It scratched the case, but everything still works fine. I was thrown in a pool with it in my pocket, it fell out of my pocket and remained at the bottom of the pool for several minutes, and after drying it out overnight, it still worked, even though two other people who wound up in the pool with their cellphones had to go to great lengths to get theirs to work again. My only complaint is it is a little slow to respond to menu entries. Signal is much better than my old nokia 3310 and features are amazing for the price. I HIGHLY recommend this phone to anyone who is sick of breaking phones.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Stay Away...save your money
    I have owned 4 cell phone since I started in this new wave of technology. This phone has been the worst one of them all. The volume on the phone is terrible. The accessaries are VERY limited. The reception is horrible. The only thing I can say good about the T300 is that it is easy to navigate. ... Read more


    10. SonyEricsson P800 Phone (T-Mobile)
    by SonyEricsson
    list price: $499.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00008P7B8
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: SonyEricsson
    Sales Rank: 3980
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com

    Early Adopters Pick:March 2003One of the most-feature packed cell phones in the world, the P800 integrates a slick PDA, digital camera, MP3 player, and a MPEG-4 video player into an elegant package.

    Sony Ericsson’s long-awaited smartphone is here and there’s no question that the P800 lives up to its pre-release hype. The body is a little clunky for using the phone features, but the bulk can be excused when you consider that the P800 integrates a tri-band GSM phone, Symbian-based PDA, digital camera, MP3 audio player, and MPEG-4 video player into one handheld unit—and does it very well.

    At first glance, the P800 appears to have a small screen and few features besides dialing and viewing your call list. However, flip down the translucent blue plastic keypad and a full 40-by-61-millimeter screen with a loaded menu is revealed. The buttons on the flip-down keypad are tiny and difficult to fully depress so we recommend accessing the phone features from the touchscreen with the stylus. This makes dialing on the run more inconvenient, but the touchscreen functionality is much more polished and impressive. For those who prefer to only use the touchscreen, the flip is detachable. A trim panel included with the phone replaces the flip for a clean appearance. Accessing the your contacts is easily facilitated with the jog dial, keeping all your phone numbers quickly at hand.

    The P800’s integrated digital camera is simple to use—just aim the CommuniCam at your subject and press the Cam button on the right side of the phone to release the shutter. Photos can be assigned to a contact in the phone book; doing so will enable picture caller id for incoming calls. Images can also be sent to friends’ email addresses or phones that are equipped to handle images. In our tests, e-mailing an image to our laptop was instantaneous. This smartphone’s 12 MB of internal memory can store about 100 photos at the best quality level (640 x 480) and double that for lesser quality photos. An additional 16 MB removable Memory Stick Duo ups the ante, providing additional storage space for more pictures, data, and applications. Max resolution on the CommuniCam is 0.3 megapixels, and it lacks a built-in flash. However, it’s great for taking spur of the moment shots or close up images. In comparing images taken with the P800 against those taken on competing camera phones, we found them to be a bit more grainy and with slightly less color saturation.

    MP3s were easy to load onto the P800 and transfer speed was a few minutes per file—about what we’d expect. We tested the volume on an MP3 of Fred Eaglesmith’s Carmelita while driving on a noisy highway and found that this phone can really crank the tunes. The sound is pretty sharp when using the phone’s built-in speaker, but a little muddied when listening through the included headphones. A pre-loaded video clip showcases the wide range of motion and sound that the P800 can handle. We were impressed with the crispness of a child’s laugh and the boom of an announcer’s voice on a movie trailer. The fast movements in the video clip are easy to follow but, similar to the issue with photos, the picture lacks vivid color on the 12-bit display and is a bit fuzzy.

    The PDA functions of the P800 are integrated very nicely. The P800 comes with a docking station to sync up information with a desktop computer, or you can use either the built-in IR or Bluetooth connection. Resting the phone in the docking station took a bit of practice, as the phone rocks back into position. There is a convenient notch to store the stylus in as well. The calendar, task list, and jotter are easy to populate using the excellent handwriting recognition tool, or a virtual keyboard as an alternative. We were able to write notes and schedule appointments pretty quickly with both. Installation of the included software suite was straightforward and successfully synched information between the phone and our laptop. The PC Suite software only works with Windows 2000, Me, and XP so Windows 98 users will want to wait for an update before purchasing this smartphone.

    The P800 has a multi-functional browser that allows Internet access and supports e-mail and MMS. A button on the right side of the phone gets you right to the browser and while connection time is not swift it’s comparable to that of competing phones. There are four games included with the phone: Chess, Solitaire, Men In Black 2:Alien Pursuit, and Stunt Run. The first two are basically what you would expect, and the second two are pretty capable Java-based shooting and driving games. The large touchscreen lends itself very well to this application, and many more games & applications are available for download via the Internet. Additional P800 goodies include support for animated screensavers, 10 preloaded wallpaper images, and 16 rich polyphonic ring tones.

    This phone is designed to appeal to the business set, but the ideal owner for this phone will be an early adopter with a craving for the latest elegant innovations in smartphones.

    --Cristina Vaamonde

    Pros:

    • Seamless integration of phone, digital camera, PDA, MP3 and video player
    • Tri-band GSM band for worldwide use
    • Crisp sound on MP3 player
    • 12 MB storage space plus removable 16 MB Memory Stick Duo
    • Intuitive layout and responsive touchscreen

    Cons:

    • Keypad buttons difficult to depress
    • PC Suite software not compatible with Windows 98

    How We Tested Battery Talk/Standby Time

    When reading our reviews, you should view the test results of mobile-phonebattery talk time and standby time as relative information only. Many variables,including carrier signal strength at your location, signal consistency(including incoming and outgoing calls), display and ringer settings, andbattery charging methods and history, will affect performance. When handsetmanufacturers and mobile phone carriers list talk-time and standby-time ratings,they usually include disclaimers about variable performance and often refer tothe times they publish as maximum times. Some quote expected battery liferanges, and in this case you're probably safe to assume you'll experience atleast the minimum rated range. Note that manufacturers of dual-mode digital andanalog handsets publish battery-life rates for both digital and analog modes, asanalog mode consumes much more power than digital mode.

    Our Tests: We tested digital-mode talk and standby times with each phone.Prior to each test, we fully charged the phone's battery according to themanufacturer's directions. To test digital-phone talk time, we turned the phoneon, established a digital carrier signal, dialed a number in our test lab, and,when the call rang through, took the receiving phone's handset off the hook.When all went well, we didn't do anything else except record the time when thephone died. In a couple of cases, the phones lost the signal and dropped thecalls. If we were right there and could redial, we did so immediately andcontinued running the test. Otherwise, we halted the test, recharged thebattery, and started the test over. Assuming consistent carrier-signal strength,this test should represent best-case talk time. And it's worth noting thatseveral phones' talk-time performance significantly exceeded the manufacturers'ratings.

    To test digital-phone standby time, we turned the phone on, established acarrier signal, and left the phone in standby mode. We checked the phone everyfew hours (for what was often days on end) until the phone finally cut out.Since no outgoing or incoming calls occurred during testing and because thephone was not moved, this method should represent best-case standby time, againassuming consistent carrier signal strength.

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    Features

    • World's first seamless integration of a wireless phone, PDA, MP3 player, and digital camera
    • Touch-sensitive display handles over 4,000 colors and makes it easy to navigate applications, phonebook entries, music files and more
    • Download and playback MP3 audio files and MP4 video clips
    • PDA functions synchronize with your PC, storing contacts, events, reminders, and tasks
    • Integrated Bluetooth connectivity for data transmission to other Bluetooth devices

    Reviews (11)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good phone, average PDA

    I have had this phone for about a year and a half.I bought it because I didnt want to carry a phone and pda in my pocket.The phone is good, as good as any other phone.With a handsfree, the volume is excellent but without the handsfree, not so great.Reception wise, its good but not as good as most Nokia phones. I know a friend who lives in a remote area who has trouble with it but doesnt have trouble with the Nokia phones.

    The best part about the phone is the ability to write on the screen - better than the Palm pilot series - i have got so used to writing on the phone that i can write almost at normal speed.I just use my fingernails to write in fact.

    The cover of the phone is problematic - the buttons on the phone numbers are hard and not so easy to press.the cover rests on the sides of the phone by two little knobs that jut out - these have broken off twice - the cover then doesnt work because the buttons are no longer aligned with the touchscreen - i know a friend of mine had the same problem.

    The camera is easy to use but Im not sure who wants to have a camera with this kind of resolution - its good for kicks and if your somewhere and absolutely have to capture something and dont have a regular camera handy. For the business user, cell phone companies should drop the camera from the phones.

    The syncing with outlook is a major problem - when i synced it, all 2000 odd email addresses on my outlook loaded here - though i have bought extra storage, the phone takes about 5 minutes to load if its switched off and put on again.

    I have not figured out the email and Im not sure I want to install it if the address book syncing is any indication - i would love to have a blackberry type facility with new emails coming into the gadget automatically but im worried that if i sync the emails, several thousand emails will land into the phone and jam the thing.

    I enjoy the writing on the screen bit and the pda functions - i can have a huge address book and can dial or message out from the contacts folder.

    the sms facility is wonderful - I can store over 5000 messages whereas with most regular cellphones, its about 30 or so.

    Overall, if (a) you want to have a phone cum PDA; (b) are not interested in accessing email the way it works with blackberry; (c) want to write on the screen rather than use miniscule keypads; then this phone is worth it.I would rather however look at Sony Ericson's later offerings and see if they provide the blackberry facility.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The phone is great but T-mobile service area is lacking
    I have had this phone for roughly 1 year. I find the phone to be a very good phone and a average PDA. I enjoy many of the phone features such as bluetooth which works well with the jabba bt headset and outlook synchro. The ring associations with contacts I love and I also use it to retrieve smtp email. All of which work flawlessly if I am in a Tmobile area.

    I highly recommend this phone or the upgraded P900

    4-0 out of 5 stars What a phone!
    It almost has it all. I like the cam, PDA, the browser, MP3 player with the unlimitted storage space thanks to the Duo Stick. When I finish palying with all the toys that this phone has, I simply download more fun things from the different vendors, like a video capturing software, TV remote control, unlimitted games, etc. The only 2 weaknesses in this phone are the price and the key pad, but it's detachable.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good mobile Phone
    p800 is a good mobile phone,but service is poor.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good Phone...Poor Service
    Since I travel to Europe often, I purchased this so I can swap SIM cards between countries. It works great in the UK, Iceland and Germany but T-Mobile's coverage in the Hampton Roads, VA is still in its infancy.I've also noted in other parts of the US that I travel, coverage is less than desirable. I think T-Mobile needs to spend more money on towers and less on advertisements.I'd have to give the phone 5 stars, and T-Mobile only one star. ... Read more


    11. Sony Ericsson P800 Phone - Next Generation (AT&T)
    by AT&T Wireless
    list price: $499.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00009PRZD
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: AT&T Wireless
    Sales Rank: 2578
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • World's first seamless integration of a wireless phone, PDA, MP3 player, and digital camera
    • Touch-sensitive display handles over 4,000 colors and makes it easy to navigate applications, phonebook entries, music files and more
    • Download and playback MP3 audio files and MP4 video clips
    • PDA functions synchronize with your PC, storing contacts, events, reminders, and tasks
    • Integrated Bluetooth connectivity for data transmission to other Bluetooth devices

    Reviews (16)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Unreliable Suport
    This is a great phone and PDA, until.... fails!, I enjoyed the P800 for 20 days, then, the touch screen stop working, on this device means all!, at the endonly the on/off button works, The vendor saids that they can't apply the warranty becouse they don't have phones, unless I acepted a motorola with price $100 lower! and i would lose the diference. and the service center that I have to pay if I want that they fix It! (Is still under warranty!!) anyway was impresive for the time it works, my recomendation, Check if the company were you purchase the phone is honest and have the capacity to cover the warranty. It's a great phone, shiny it don't last.. (oh and the online support never giveme a solution!)

    5-0 out of 5 stars urgent order
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    3-0 out of 5 stars one gadget less in your pocket
    I was an intensive palm user (Vx), and I never thought about upgrading until a phone+pda which really worked was done. I left myold Vx mate at home when they gave me a p800 at work.

    Pros:
    -it really does the job; even for a palm maniac the graffiti is a good aplication and the screen is smaller but it's all right
    -if you have 1500 contacts with home, cell, work phone as I have,its ability to dial from any contact it is a huge advantage and time-saving feature! the same for knowing who's calling

    Cons:
    -battery
    -coverage: it works definitlely worse than a high range cell phone, sometimes loses signal...
    -in general, phone features

    My opinion: the device is a much worse phone than I expected and a much better pda than I expected. If you are a user looking for multimedia, entertaiment features in a phone, the pros are not worth the cons: you have a bad phone that still doesn't meet the highest standards for games, music that you are expecting... If you want to take one device out of your jacket and use your new 2-in-1 it as a organicing advanced tool, it really gets the job done, even tought as a phone is not great. That's my case, so I will keep my p800 for a long time.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Multipurpose Phone
    This Phone rocks!
    It is a very good phone/PDA. Since it is Symbian OS, so no more "Microsoft Blue Death Screens". Being open source, and having the capability to program in C, and JAVA, this phone opens a new portal to mobile programming.

    Advantages:
    I'll leave that to any site that tries to sell this product.

    Disadvantages:
    1.Memory Stick Duo is relatively expensive, and small (128MB max)
    2. Screen is only 4096 colours, so it may be a bit lousy when shooting pics. But with digital effects you can always adjust the picture to what you want.
    3. Phone can't play MP3 ringtones. It only goes on WAV (Very large size), MIDI, OGG..and may be other formats but MP3 ringtones aren't supported.
    4. MIDI table is kinda limited. If you have a rock midi it won't sound that nice on P800. But the MIDI table can always be changed with a better one, but on the expense of may be some delay in playing it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars actually P800 is not too bad
    I have been using this phone for almost a year and if ind it and excellent gadget.

    SE P800 is, however, a challenge sometimes.
    GUI could be improved to give bigger buttons when using touchscreen with fingers.Power saving mode could be improved.

    I used it all over US, Germany and Russia.Works well. US mobile companies are way behind on SE pda phone product line. i don't know why. perhaps there's not a high enough demand in their estimations.

    Sony are not making them any longer. It is time to upgrade to P910i. ... Read more


    12. Sony Ericsson T616 Phone (Cingular)
    by Sony Ericsson
    list price: $199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001SQAHI
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
    Sales Rank: 3127
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Sony Ericsson T616 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 Cingular 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 T616. 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 Cingular's MEdia mobile Internet service. And because the T616 has Bluetooth built in, you can use a wide array of Bluetooth-compatible headsets for total wireless freedom.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    The T616 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.


    The T610 has a built-in camera with 2MB of onboard storage.
    Getting on the Internet is easy with the T616, 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 T616'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 T616 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 T616'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 T616 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 T616's high quality screen. Force and sound feedback guarantees full-throttle fun. The T616 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 T616 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
    T616 handset, SIM card, battery, charging cord, user's manual, and warranty information ... Read more

    Features

    • The T616 features a high-resolution screen with 65,536 colors
    • Comes with MMS, which allows you to compose your messages using images, sounds and text
    • Supports the Java and Mophun platforms, making the widest range of mobile games and applications available for you to download
    • Supporting Bluetooth, infrared and cable, the T616 is fully compatible with any computer. Your phone books and calendars will stay synchronized and updated
    • With a built-in camera and QuickShare software, you take pictures and store them on your computer or send them to friends all in a few simple steps

    Reviews (15)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Still one of the best PHONE
    I have had my T616 for phone for a year and half with Cingular. For someone who needs a phone with solid and friendly features, this phone still tops the pack.
    Call quality is good, and battery life is excellent. I also like this phone's date and time sync with network, so it's updated wherever you go.
    I don't think my phone is locked, or at least overseas frequencies are not locked out. I often use it overseas (I normally buy a local SIM card when I need extended stay overseas, so it's a lot cheaper to make and receive calls, both for me and for my local clients and friends). I love this ability because all my contacts are on the phone and I don't need to do anything to use them. You can also edit the phone number before you call, and the change won't be saved, so I can take the country or area code off when I am calling an overseas number locally!
    Another feature I love is to store and use calling card. For those who only use cell phone to call US numbers, you probably don't understand the beauty about this feature. Calling overseas directly with your cell phone's international service defiantly will break your bank. There are tons of cheap calling cards on the market (especially buy them online), and you can call U.K. for 3 cents/min or China for 2 cents/min (right, cheaper than domestic long distance). But dialing those access numbers and codes to get connected is a pain when I use landline phones. With this cell phone you can store 2 calling card numbers and codes. Then I just need to scroll to the international number (programmed as 011-country code-area code-number), press "more", choose "calling card call", you are connected!! If one card is not working, you can choose another one. Now I can call overseas any time, when I am driving or traveling or when I am laying on the beach. I make overseas calls several times a week, so this feature has defiantly become essential to me. I had other cell phones before, and still remember when I needed to use calling card, I had to write all the numbers and code on a piece of paper, then dial each one accordingly. What a pain!
    Obviously this phone's camera is not worth using. But what's more important for a cell phone?
    I surely love some of the newer models, especially SmartPhone with Windows OS. I am looking for upgrade but haven't seen other manufacturer making phones with the features I mentioned above, even some SE's newer high end models don't have these features. So I'll probably have to wait a little longer before I can use some newer gadget.

    2-0 out of 5 stars long talk time
    I have been using this phone for over a year now. the battery is great. I never have that much talk time in all my previous phones. the bluetooth earpiece is great too especially with the voice dialing. in the other handbad reception (not like nokia, they are the best). I used to be with AT&T and after the became part of Cingular i thought we ganna have better reception... the only thing changed is they offer bad custmer services and less flixable plans...

    1-0 out of 5 stars Nice features - NO SIGNAL
    This phone would be great IF it had a better antenna.This is my second Sony Ericsson phone on Cingular.Both phones drop calls and fail to pick up a signal when everyone else's phone does.I called Sony and they said that they were unaware of the problem.To demostrate the problem, I have taken my friend's Nokia 6010 and my phone inside a local Walmart.Her phone has a signal, mine says "No Network".Both phones are on Cingular.I used to think that Cingular was the problem, but it is actually the T616.

    1-0 out of 5 stars T-616 sucks
    The phone sucks big time!!! I don't know why they have the camera in it, at first place.. The camera is useless.. AT&T also sucks.. I had to leave the county and wanted to unlock my phone.. They don't do that for you.. Whereas T-Mobile unlocks the phone for you after you are with them for about 3 months.. Cingular & AT&T both suck big time..

    2-0 out of 5 stars Bad Combination
    Pos's: Sleek Phone. Phone store is good. Good Ringer.

    Neg's: Poor reception. Poor volume. Worst camera. Don't consider this as a camera.. Horrible game. ... Read more


    13. Sony Ericsson T68i Phone (T-Mobile)
    by Ericsson
    list price: $99.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006IZBP
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Ericsson
    Sales Rank: 1064
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com

    The T68i has the same slick features as its predecessor (the T68)--most notably Bluetooth technology and GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) for mobile Internet connectivity. However, this upgraded version offers more memory and is the first phone to support MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), allowing you to send images, animation, and sound clips in your messages. The advanced T68i also maintains the revolutionary PC-like 256-color graphic interface, making it easy to program most settings without even glancing at the manual.

    Weighing in at about 4 ounces, the compact Ericsson T68i is substantially built and sports a sleek silver-on-gray exterior. A volume button on the phone’s side allows for adjustments, even during conversations. The keypad design has enough space between buttons to prevent misdialing, and the large screen enhances the color display. Rather than up-down buttons for scrolling through menus, the T68i has a joystick that allows both vertical and horizontal scrolling. After a short adjustment period to the joystick, we found it easier to use than directional buttons. We had to consult the manual to learn that pressing the top of the joystick gets you to the amazing desktop menu that this phone is famous for; however, once at the main menu, navigation is highly intuitive and users can access every feature via one of the nine icons: phone book, messages, calls, fun and games, settings, Web services, organizer, connect, and shortcuts. All subsequent menus are text-based and the seven-line screen makes it easy to read your options.

    After the initial four hours of charging, the phone powered up in about five seconds and we could immediately start making calls and adjusting our settings. We chose a groovy daisy background as our screen saver, although uploading a digital photo is also possible. We tested the vibrating alert, which worked wonderfully. We also set "What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor?" as our ringer alert, one of 17 different prerecorded melodies.

    Next, we programmed several numbers into the T68i’s phone book, which can hold a whopping 510 contacts. Rather than having to list one person several times for each of his phone numbers, the T68i let us create one record that lists home, work, and mobile numbers for that contact. This is a simple improvement, but it’s so handy it made us wish that all cell phones offered this feature. Additionally, the upgraded T68i offers the capability to upload a photo of each contact into his or her record so you can see a picture of who’s calling rather than just a name. The voice-dialing feature is much improved since the T68, which was a bit finicky on recognizing and accepting our prerecorded commands. The T68i presented no problems when dialing via voice commands.

    The gem that puts this phone in a class by itself, though, is Bluetooth wireless connectivity, enabling users to link to the Internet and exchange information among other mobile phones, mobile computers, and handheld devices that use the technology. The T68i also uses GPRS, which offers the fastest Internet connection and data transfer currently available and allows users to simultaneously make calls and receive e-mail messages. Users must first set up a phone subscription that supports data transmission, and they will be able to send text messages, multimedia messages (via MMS), and e-mail to individuals or group lists. Bluetooth also synchs up your to-do lists and daily, weekly, or monthly schedules on the T68i with your PC calendar.

    We were able to locate favorite Web sites and look up search terms on the Internet fairly quickly on the T68i. The seven-line screen gets a little more information into view than the former five-line screen on the T68 does. However, we still would prefer to save our surfing for the PC or laptop whenever possible.

    The calling and messaging features on the T68i make it an ideal business tool for users who log a lot of travel time. Besides all the aforementioned diversions on this phone, the T68i also includes eight basic games for play during long flights or boring meetings.--Cristina Vaamonde

    Pros:

    • Bluetooth wireless connectivity for data exchange with PC and other mobile devices
    • MMS messaging enables you to send and receive animation, images, and sound clips
    • GPRS for high-speed and constant Internet connection
    • Intuitive 256-color graphic icon desktop
    • Multidirectional joystick for easy menu navigation
    • Phone book allows multiple numbers for each contact under one entry
    • Can upload photo for each contact to display on screen during incoming call

    Cons:

    • Surfing Internet is tedious on five-line screen

    How We Tested Battery Talk/Standby Time

    When reading our reviews, you should view the test results of mobile-phonebattery talk time and standby time as relative information only. Many variables,including carrier signal strength at your location, signal consistency(including incoming and outgoing calls), display and ringer settings, andbattery charging methods and history, will affect performance. When handsetmanufacturers and mobile phone carriers list talk-time and standby-time ratings,they usually include disclaimers about variable performance and often refer tothe times they publish as maximum times. Some quote expected battery liferanges, and in this case you're probably safe to assume you'll experience atleast the minimum rated range. Note that manufacturers of dual-mode digital andanalog handsets publish battery-life rates for both digital and analog modes, asanalog mode consumes much more power than digital mode.

    Our Tests: We tested digital-mode talk and standby times with each phone.Prior to each test, we fully charged the phone's battery according to themanufacturer's directions. To test digital-phone talk time, we turned the phoneon, established a digital carrier signal, dialed a number in our test lab, and,when the call rang through, took the receiving phone's handset off the hook.When all went well, we didn't do anything else except record the time when thephone died. In a couple of cases, the phones lost the signal and dropped thecalls. If we were right there and could redial, we did so immediately andcontinued running the test. Otherwise, we halted the test, recharged thebattery, and started the test over. Assuming consistent carrier-signal strength,this test should represent best-case talk time. And it's worth noting thatseveral phones' talk-time performance significantly exceeded the manufacturers'ratings.

    To test digital-phone standby time, we turned the phone on, established acarrier signal, and left the phone in standby mode. We checked the phone everyfew hours (for what was often days on end) until the phone finally cut out.Since no outgoing or incoming calls occurred during testing and because thephone was not moved, this method should represent best-case standby time, againassuming consistent carrier signal strength.

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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 (1)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good but can be Better
    This phone is good :
    Good Points:
    very high volume
    voice dialing
    pocket size
    High quality signal
    Bad Points:
    slow
    small battery
    scratches easily ... Read more


    14. Sony Ericsson T226 Phone (Cingular)
    by Sony Ericsson
    list price: $99.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000260ARU
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
    Sales Rank: 3214
    Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Compatible with Cingular cell phone service, the Sony-Ericsson T226 features a 512 color LCD screen (101 x 80 pixels) for the bright display of caller info, pictures, games, and more. It provides dual-band 850/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS service for excellent range and clarity.

    The T226's mobile Internet browser lets you check sports scores, local weather and more using high speed GPRS data services. You only pay for data sent--not total airtime, so costs can stay low. For gaming, the T226's five-way "rocker" joystick gives the controls a real gaming feel. The phone comes with a variety of games, and promises more to download when you're done with those. The phone's audio abilities include a second speaker to boost its polyphonic ring tones that use up to 32 simultaneous notes. And you also get polyphonic sound with the games. You can even record your own voice and use it as a ring signal.

    Other key calling features include: voice memo picture phonebook, contacts, WAP 2.0 support, alarm clock, backlight display, calculator calendar, call list, clock, e-mail, EMS (enhanced messaging), high speed data transfer, MMS (Multimedia Messaging), MMS templates, melody composer, mobile chat, phone book, picture gallery, SMS (text messaging), sound recorder, stopwatch, style-up covers, themes display, timer, and a viewfinder display.

    For fun, you can use the attachable (but not included) Communicam MCA-25 to take pictures and load them into your phone, or send them via advanced text messaging email to your friends. Sony Ericsson also provides free downloadable software for you to edit your pictures and the Sony Ericsson MMS Home Studio for designing multimedia messages, which can contain things like a photo and a spoken greeting. You can also take pictures of your friends and attach it to their contact info in the T226's phone book so you can see who's calling. When that person calls, his or her picture is displayed on the screen. Or, save their shining faces in your phone as wallpaper. ... Read more

    Features

    • The T226 is a small, slim dual-band GSM phone with an internal antenna
    • Access cellphone-enabled web sites with high-speed GPRS wireless internet protocal
    • Supports FastForward automatic forwarding service for sending all wireless calls to home or office number
    • Send SMS two-way text messages or use EMS or MMS for enhanced multimedia messages
    • Comes with Li-Ion battery and Sim card

    Reviews (17)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Awful phone
    I have another year and a half with this phone unless I break down and spend too much on another one... I've found the battery life to be pretty good, but that's about the only feature I like. The screen is hard to read (dark, even on the brightest setting), the sound quality is terrible--sounds like you're traveling through water and at a higher volumes, it's really harsh-sounding. The buttons are hard to use without looking at them and the voice activation feature only recognizes your numbers occasionally. It also doesn't repeat back your command, so you don't know without looking at the screen if it's connecting to the correct number--not too handy if you're driving. The car charger was $27 which I found ridiculously high... I HATE this phone. I wish there was an option for NO stars.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Umm....
    I've had this Ericsson for a while now. I would say 10 months perhaps.... I have dropped it SOOO many times, I can't count anymore. The phone is crap after about 2 months. I couldn't afford a new phone, so I was stuck with this one. The buttons are very hard to handle. NOTE: If you like to text message, this phone isn't for you. My phone has nail marks on the buttons now from me trying to text message. The menu button it RETARDED!! There's only one way to get to the menu and it's through this little tiny blue button that's smaller than a grain of rice nearly!! The battery goes out in like a day if you talk on it for more than 2 hours. The battery will also occasionally like fiz and jig around a lot to where you can't even turn off the phone! You have to take out your jigging battery! The voice recorder only lets you record for a minute, which isn't a complaint, but just a statement.

    Also, this is very important, if you don't hold the button down for 20 seconds to turn on your phone, it only shows you how much battery you have, then shuts off!! SUCH FAULTY DESIGN!!

    In the long run, I wouldn't reccomend this phone to ANYBODY!! I finally have saved enough money to buy an unlocked LG L1400 Camera Phone. I guarrantee that the LG works just fine. My friends has had it for over a year, and it works beautifully!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Kinda crummy
    I've had this phone for 7 months, and for all seven months have been pretty diappointed.I live in an area that gets fine reception on every other phone I've had.This phone, however cuts out just about every 3rd word from the person on the other end.I have to just figure out what I think they probably said for the conversation to flow and am constantly saying "what, what?".It has gotten to where I just don't even use it unless I have to.I use a land line when I can - very inconvenient.It seems rather sensitive too - I dropped it once from about 2 feet up and it wouldn't work for 3 days, which was when I took it to Cingular to fix.They were quite helpful.I realize you shouldn't drop a cell phone, but I've dropped most cell phones I've had numerous times, and none of them ever missed a beat.
    I would not recommend this phone to any of my friends or family.I was thrilled when cingular sent me a letter the other day saying I qualified for a new phone.I'm sticking with Nokia or Motorola from now on!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Worst phone I have ever seen
    This is just sad.First of all cingular is lousy and the phone frezzes all the time.I'am quiting cingular.Go to Virgin Mobile.

    1-0 out of 5 stars DISCUSTING
    HORRIBLE SCREEN AND ATTACHABLE CAMERA, NO GREAT FEATURES AND ITS NOT INTUITIVE, THE ONE GOOD THING IS THAT ITS WITH CINGULAR AND THEIR GREAT COVERAGE ... Read more


    15. Sony Ericsson T237 Phone (Cingular)
    by Sony Ericsson
    list price: $99.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002VQ7WC
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
    Sales Rank: 3312
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Compatible with Cingular cell phone service, the Sony-Ericsson T637 features superior gaming controls, Bluetooth wireless data transfer, a digital camera, and more, all displayed on a bright, 65,536 color, 128 x 160 pixel TFT screen.

    Calling Features
    Key calling features include voice dialing, picture phonebook, contacts, call list, vibrate mode, ringer profiles, and more.

    Messaging and Internet
    Using the WAP Internet browser, you can take advantage of EMS and MMS to send, receive and edit pictures, text and other graphic messages on your phone or a compatible PC. You can also check e-mail, sports scores, local weather, and more, using high speed GPRS data services. You only pay for data sent, not total airtime, so costs can stay low.

    Organizer
    Organizer features include a calendar, calculator, and an alarm clock.

    Camera, Fun, and Games
    For your picture-taking pleasure, the T637's digital still camera features CIF resolution (288 x 352 pixels), and 2 MB of shared memory to store your pictures (up to 60 large pictures will fit total). You can send pictures to friends, or save them as picture ID thumbnails in your 500-entry phonebook.

    The T637's five-way "rocker" joystick gives a real gaming feel to its controls. The phone comes with a variety of games, and since it sports both Java and Mophun gaming platform compatibility, there are tons of compatible games available on the Web for download as well. There's also a very cool-seeming, built-in 4-track polyphonic ring tone composer. You can even record your own voice and use it as a ring signal.

    Vital Statistics
    The T637 weighs 3.35 oz. and measures 4.02 x 1.73 x 0.75 inches. It runs on tri-band GSM 800/1800/1900 service for worldwide range and clarity.

    In the Box
    Sony Ericsson T637 Phone, 770mAh Lithium Polymer battery, standard charger, headset

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    Features

    • Small and nimble with a super-bright 4K-color display.
    • Intuitive screen menus make using the T237 just as easy as you want it to be.
    • It has multimedia messaging, e-mail, real music polyphonic ringtones and the possibility to download games from the Web to your phone.
    • A 5-way navigation key, clear color screen and intuitive menus complete a superior mobile experience
    • Includes phone and travel charger.

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars awsome!!!
    This phone is the greatest! It has a good solid structure with a very good reception. I would recommend this phone to someone that has never had a cell phone. It has basically all the things a flip phone has except the flip and the supertones for the ring.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Solid cell phone with lots of modern featuers, great value
    I got my T237 for 7-Eleven's Speak Out Wireless prepaid service.I use it as a backup cell phone.

    Cool features:

    - Very small and light, 2.8 oz. with battery, all-plastic yet feels solid

    - Looks cute

    - Very good voice clarity: loud & clear through the earpiece

    - Strong reception capability

    - Great battery life (assuming you don't trigger the backlight on a lot)

    - Speakerphone, always a welcome bonus feature

    - Built-in ringtone composer

    - Polyphonic ringtones that are pretty loud

    - A car racing game included

    - In-ear headset included in package

    - Easy user interface for the most part

    Cold features:

    - Keys are small and stiff

    - Screen is low resolution at 101x80 pixels and supports only 4096 colors

    - Phonebook management is a pain in the butt (but this is true of all GSM phones due to use of SIM card)

    - Only two games included

    1-0 out of 5 stars Cingular is deceptive!
    My review is on Cingular.I bought a phone w/service and was told I could return for full refund and only charged for any air time used.THEY LIE.THE PHONE DID NOT WORK IN MY AREA AND I CANCELLED THE NEXT DAY.THEY ARE CHARGING ME FOR ACTIVATION even though it never worked in my area.If you are uncertain you will keep the phone and service, DON'T BUY from Cingular.Amazon will also do nothing to reimburse.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good phone for a good value
    Pros: light, stays charged for a long time, has speaker phone, a lot of features like voice dialing, 4 people conferencing, web access, etc. Uses smart card. From what I could judge the sound quality is good too. I bought the phone for its price and prepared to get a primitive model. But I got much more.

    Cons: the buttons are really inconvenient and difficult to press. The ringtones are strange. ... Read more


    16. Sony Ericsson T616 Phone - Next Generation (AT&T)
    by AT&T Wireless
    list price: $199.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000AZVVA
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: AT&T Wireless
    Sales Rank: 1292
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Sony Ericsson T616 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 AT&T 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 T616. 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 AT&T's mMode mobile Internet service. And because the T616 has Bluetooth built in, you can use a wide array of Bluetooth-compatible headsets for total wireless freedom.

    Messaging, Internet and Tools
    The T616 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.


    The T610 has a built-in camera with 2MB of onboard storage.
    Getting on the Internet is easy with the T616, 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 T616'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 T616 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 T616'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 T616 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 T616's high quality screen. Force and sound feedback guarantees full-throttle fun. The T616 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 T616 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
    T616 handset, SIM card, battery, charging cord, user's manual, and warranty information ... Read more

    Features

    • The T616 features a high-resolution screen with 65,536 colors
    • Comes with MMS, which allows you to compose your messages using images, sounds and text
    • Supports the Java and Mophun platforms, making the widest range of mobile games and applications available for you to download
    • Supporting Bluetooth, infrared and cable, the T616 is fully compatible with any computer. Your phone books and calendars will stay synchronized and updated
    • With a built-in camera and QuickShare software, you take pictures and store them on your computer or send them to friends all in a few simple steps

    Reviews (123)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Major pain in the you-know-where
    Pros:
    -Looks pretty.

    Cons:
    -UI lags behind button presses in every area.
    -Reception sporadic, especially in cars.
    -Camera is awful (even at highest resolution, images always look blurred and are sometimes unrecognizable).
    -Bluetooth frequently causes phone to freeze up (must be restarted).

    And most annoying of all...
    -Causes interference with anything with a speaker from up to five feet away.I don't know if it's checking if I have voicemail or what, but almost anything within five or six feet that has a speaker chirps a little machine song every minute or so.I've never had this problem with a phone before and it drives me NUTS.

    Either spend the extra money for the T637, or get a different phone entirely - just don't waste your time and patience on THIS.

    4-0 out of 5 stars For ringers, can I still use
    the muwap.com site they mentioned here a while ago?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
    Sony's products are known for being very stylish, and this phone is no exception.Everything about it is organized, compact,and very very sleek.The menus are logical, however they take a little getting used to, but overall is very good.One thing that I like in particular is that you dont have to worry about random little things- for example if you're trying to store a number and get a call, it will handle the call, and once you hang up everything you were doing i the contact book will still be there and ready to go.Anyway, overall it is a great phone.The only problem I've experienced i the 5 months I've had it is that the joystick became slightly stuck in the past.It's not much of an issue, but somewhat annoying (although I've read that you can purchase a cheap replacement part if it's really an issue.)Overall, an excellent little piece of technology.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Feature Packed Phone
    The feature packed t616 cell phone from sony ericsson packs so many features into such a small place that you wonder how the makers did it. With bluetooth, camera, gprs, and other key features, the t616 makes your phone fully capable of doing everything you would want it to do besides making toast. My t616 works very well however sometimes I find it hard to view the screen when I am outside because the sunlight makes it difficult. THe bluetooth is sometimes hard to use but the phone overall works fantastic.

    -plsailboy

    2-0 out of 5 stars Desperate to upgrade.
    Just one thing to clarify.Unlike what the previous reviewer said.There is 1 button voice mail retrieval with AT&T wireless.If took me quite a while to figure out... and for the life of me i don't think i could find it again.Just ask a cs rep.

    Positives.
    -Nice Design, compact easy to carry.
    -Pleasing looks.
    -Attractive Display.
    -Nice standby time.
    -Sturdy design.Feels solid.

    Negatives.
    -Slow button response and sometimes no response.
    -The end call button and back button are different buttons.So when ending a call and then starting a new one or using a different function, you have to press 2 different buttons to get to the main menu.With the slight delay in button response and sometimes the buttons don't click when you think they do, it means you have to be looking at the screen otherwise you'll end up in a completely wrong menu.No easy navigation simply by getting used to the feel or buttons.
    -This leads into the next and most frustrating problem.Glare.The phone is impossible to see in any sort of overcast or bright situation.And in Seattle, overcast is every day of the year.I've put away my phone in disgust many times because i simply can not read who's calling or can't see who to call or what menu i'm on.Even if you're covering the phone with one hand it's very hard to read.
    -This would be less stressful if it had a true speed dial.But the only 1 button speed dial is to voicemail.All other speed dials are 2 buttons.And speed is definately not the key word.Apon starting a speed dial... it takes almost 5 seconds to even start dialing.
    -A typical calling situation would be something like this.Grab the phone press 2 buttons to unlock, 2 buttons to speed dial, wait 5 seconds for it to start dialing... wait a little more... look at my phone, cover my phone with other hand and look harder at my phone... realize I still haven't even dialed because one of the buttons didn't respond or it stored a random number before it locked, then get locked out again and start over.
    -Photo quality is weak.Photos will look good on screen then look awful when sent.
    -Not enough memory and slow storage.If you use the camera, you will constantly be deleting text messages, photos and sounds to make room.And when you do take a picture... it will take 10-15 seconds to take the next picture.
    -Poor to average reception quality.It's nice to carry an internal antenna phone, but not to talk on one.Will commonly have 1 bar less than some other phones on same service.

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    17. Sony Ericsson T226 Phone - Next Generation (AT&T)
    by Ericsson
    list price: $49.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000DZGCQ
    Catlog: Wireless
    Manufacturer: Ericsson
    Sales Rank: 2269
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • The T226 showcases a large color display
    • Supports multimedia messaging, e-mail, and Internet browsing (WAP 2.0)
    • Features polyphonic ring tones and the ability to download games from the web
    • Comes with three games - Ace of Spades, Deep Abyss, Five Stone
    • Included with phone is a Battery, Standard Charger, and Headset

    Reviews (55)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Cheap phone
    I bought a Refurbished Sony T226 along with AT&T prepaid plan.
    Some good features of this phone
    1) Good Coverage
    2) Color display and loads of features
    3) Very good battery life
    4) WAP compatible

    Not so good features
    1) Small buttons, which might result in pushing the wrong key
    2) Some of features cannot be used till you read the entire manual, like making conference calls. The menu provided needs improvement

    If you need a good phone with out hi-fi features, then go for this phone....I used it for around 6 months and I didnt have a problem with it so far.

    3-0 out of 5 stars ok
    i bought this fone about 10 months ago.its already broken.this fone is quiet good because there are a number of things i like about such as good quality pic+ringtones and games.
    this is a perfect fone for a student.

    2-0 out of 5 stars not so hot
    The color screen and small size are a plus but this phone is a piece of junk, it is making horrible noises and the reception is HORRIBLE, so my advice for all you people looking at this phone, is DON'T BUY IT

    3-0 out of 5 stars Decent GSM phone - but there are better choices out there
    This was my first GSM phone (an upgrade from my previous TDMA service), and as promised the signal coverage has been very good.The T226 is very small (easily fitting into a pocket), and it has very good battery life.And contrary to information in one of the other reviews, you CAN store several numbers and an email address for each of your contacts.

    I have two main issues with this phone.The keypad buttons are VERY small, and it's easy to hit a wrong key when entering a phone number or text message.Also, the plastic cover on the LCD screen scratches very easily -- a definite problem if you plan to carry this phone in a pocket with anything else.

    I bought my daughter a Samsung X427 flip-phone with similar features, and I'd recommend that one over the Sony T226.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Sony Ericsson T226 Phone
    This small compact phone works well when you need it most. Very durable and light weight. This phone supports GSM networks and gets moderate to average cell phone coverage. With its color display, itvibrants displays all day long and has an above average battery life. Disadvantages are its small keys which make it easy to push the wrong button. Overall this is an excellent phone which is well worth purchasing ... Read more


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