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21. Samsung D415 Phone (T-Mobile)
$349.99 list($499.99)
22. Sony Ericsson S710a Star Wars
$49.99 list($129.99)
23. Nokia 6015i Phone (Verizon Wireless)
$349.99 list($499.99)
24. Sony Ericsson S710a Phone (Cingular)
$149.99 list($199.99)
25. Motorola V330 Phone (T-Mobile)
list($249.99)
26. Samsung E715 Phone (T-Mobile)
$79.99 list($179.99)
27. LG VX3200 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
$199.99 list($499.99)
28. Nokia 6620 Phone (Cingular)
$24.99 list($99.99)
29. Siemens CF62T Phone (T-Mobile)
list($549.99)
30. palmOne Treo 600 PDA Phone (Verizon
$49.99 list($199.99)
31. Samsung x475 Phone (T-Mobile)
list($349.99)
32. Nokia 6600 Phone (T-Mobile)
$99.99 list($174.99)
33. Motorola i830 Phone - Silver (Nextel)
$199.99 list($299.99)
34. Samsung P777 Phone (Cingular)
$99.99 list($219.99)
35. Audiovox CDM8910 Phone (Verizon
$124.99 list($199.99)
36. Nokia N-Gage QD Gaming Phone (T-Mobile)
$149.99 list($349.99)
37. Sharp TM150 Phone (T-Mobile)
list($649.99)
38. Samsung i600 PDA Phone (Verizon
list($249.99)
39. Nokia 3660 Phone (T-Mobile)
$249.99 list($319.99)
40. Audiovox SMT5600 Smartphone (Cingular)

21. Samsung D415 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $299.99
our price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002NMNXC
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 134
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Samsung's SGH-D415 rides a wave of high style and broad functionality. As you take the ringing phone from your pocket and lift it to your face in answer, its silver cover slides up all of its own accord, converting to a full-size phone. Just these few seconds are enough to catch the eyes of people around you, and you'll save valuable time in not having to stop to open the phone before talking.

And, the phone is compact when closed but still offers a wide display (176 pixels by 220 tall) and a large keypad. The phone's 262,144-colors deliver richer, brighter, and clearer images than conventional displays.

Calling Features

Click the image to get a closer look at the D415's features.
When the SGH-D415 rings it will attract the ears--and eyes--of everyone around you thanks to its 64 polyphonic ringtones. You can heighten the excitement of owning this phone with its clear and vivid ringtones by applying your own original sounds. With the SGH-D415 you can select a variety of sound effects to use for key tones, message alerts, opening or closing the cover, and simply turning the phone on and off. Making phone calls will be more fun with its unique keypad tones.

Messaging and Internet
Multimedia messaging service (MMS), an outgrowth of SMS (short messaging service), permits you to send multimedia messages with a combination of text, voice, music, and images to MMS-capable mobile phones. You can receive and send messages of up to 100 KB and store up to a total of 1 MB worth.

Cameras, Fun, and Games
Spruce up your documents with eye-catching images you've captured with your mobile phone's VGA digital camera. You can shoot up to 15 consecutive pictures in high-speed mode or up to 9 pictures in normal speed, so you won't miss the best shot. Select the best images to keep from those pictures, or keep all of them.

The phone's unique, 180-degree rotating lens lets you shoot from every angle by simply turning the lens. Take self-portraits by pointing the high-quality lens on yourself while prepping your expression right there on the screen Four JAVA games--Bubble Smile, Fun2Link, Ultimate Golf Challenger, and Mobile Chess--come preloaded. The phone's JAVA ability lets you download programs you need of up to 850 KB from a variety of JAVA applets, including games and travel information, from various Web sites.

Vital Statistics
The SGH-D415 measures 1.9 x 3.8 x .96 inches (W x H x D, with standard battery) and weighs .25 pounds with battery. Standard talk time is 200 to 300 minutes, with standby time clocking in at 3.5 to 9 hours. It runs on the 900/1900 GSM/GPRS frequencies.

What's in the Box
SGH-D415 handset, standard battery, hands-free headset, SIM card, travel charger, and user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • 900/1900 GSM network capability
  • Swivel VGA (640x480) camera and video recorder
  • Large, high-resolution TFT display with 262K colors
  • Supports POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP-based email clients
  • Includes phone and travel charger

Reviews (32)

3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad but it could be better
This is my current phone. The phone is cool, the menu system is the best that I have seen from Samsung. (I think Motorola has a better menu system) & the camera is ok but not great by any means.

My biggest problem with the phone is that the ringer is very quiet even on the highest setting.

Another problem I found with the phone is if you receive a picture message from a friend you cannot use it for a ringer caller id. You can only use pictures that you have taken.

If I were to get a new phone I would go with a high end Motorola. (I would like to get my hands on a Razor v3 and hack it to use with T-mobile) Because even my old Motorola camera phone (with the detachable camera) had a better menu system then this one.

3-0 out of 5 stars Bulky Cadillac Slider
Nicest slider phone I have ever had, have gone through three of these phones, the earpiece speaker goes out in them pretty fast after a lot of use, ok picture quality, video is a joke! Very user friendly operating system, even while you talk on the phone. Pimp spring loaded sliding action, but phone is too large for active people. I had to downsize.

1-0 out of 5 stars If only I can give a "0"
This is by far the worst phone I've ever had.Not just me, but for my dad as well.We both got the same phone with family plan because I live about 400 miles away from home.I've used the Samsung p107 before and it worked great.I got the D415 with high expectations but it failed! After 4.5 months of using it, the screen malfunction.When people call, it does not light up!When I slide the phone open, the speakers don't work.But when I slide it down, it does but the screen doesn't.I was pissed.Then about a month later, the same thing happened to my dad at home.We were both like, wtf.He went back to his old Nokia and I went back to my old Samsung.This model is just bad.For those who gave 5 stars, wait and see.I used to think it was 5 stars.Not anymore.

1-0 out of 5 stars NO NO
Likes: Nice screen resolution, sd card,
Dislikes:
Battery life is HORRIBLE, I'm lucky to go a day without charging!! Volume for ringer and for ear piece is low, very hard to hear, especially in public.
Menu seems almost ancient.
Phone is Bulky.
in my opinion it isn't very good. I would suggest putting the money towards the purchase of a nice digital camera and just purchase a good working phone.

1-0 out of 5 stars No SAMSUNG
Got it w/ t-mobile service, but fund that:
Cheap korean products, cheap materials.
LCD cracks within 2 months,
low volume, hard to hear from the other side.
poor reception,
big size,
no bluetooth
POOR BATTERY
and no speakerphone.

Just be aware of Korean products ... Read more


22. 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
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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


23. Nokia 6015i Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by Verizon Wireless
list price: $129.99
our price: $49.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006HHH3K
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
Sales Rank: 153
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With a vibrant, full-color screen, support for SMS text messaging, a speakerphone and voice-activated dialing, the 6015i is an affordable, entry-level phone with top-level features. It's a great entry-level companion for Verizon Wireless users.



Click the image to get a closer look at the 6015i's functions.
Design
The 6015i follows the tried and true Nokia candybar style with an extendable antenna mated to a dedicated internal antenna. The phone includes a 2.5mm headset jack, a USB data port, and a standard Nokia charging connector. The 96 x 65 color display boasts 4096 colors. Detachable faceplates are available for the front and rear of the handset so you can dress up your phone to suit your mood.

Calling Features
The 6015i's built-in address book can store up to 250 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers. Choose from 30 built-in ringers, including MIDI ring tones with up to 16-chord polyphonic sound, as well as a vibrating alert. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. You can also speak up to 25 numbers with the sound of your voice. The 6015i's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911. Perhaps most importantly for users in rural areas, the 6015i is a tri-mode phone, meaning it can operate on Verizon's digital network, as well as analog networks that serve many outlying areas.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
If you need basic messaging capabilities, the 6015i has you covered as support is built-in for sending and receiving SMS text messages (Verizon Wireless text messaging charges apply). 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 text messaging users.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the 6015i including a calendar, a calculator, a voice recorder with 30 seconds of recording memory, an alarm clock, and a to-do list. The 6015i lets you carry these tools wherever you go so you can create appointments and view your schedule at a moment's notice.

Entertainment
The 6015i is Java enabled, meaning it supports games written on the Java platform. The phone also features customizable colors and screen backgrounds so you can make your phone reflect your personality.

Vital Statistics
The Nokia 6015i weighs 3.87 ounces and measures 4.26 x 1.97 x 0.91 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.5 hours of digital talk time, and up to 192 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the AMPS 800/CDMA 800/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Nokia 6015i handset, AC battery charger, lithium-ion battery, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Color LCD 96 x 65 display with changeable fonts so you can change your preferred view
  • Customizable profiles let you set ringing options, tones, volume, vibrating alert, message alert tone, keypad tones, and warning tones for all calls or caller groups based on your preference
  • Assign up to 500 entries with multiple contact numbers
  • Receive numeric and text messages in areas that offer messaging services
  • Includes Alarm clock, Calendar, Voice recorder (1 minute), Calculator, and Stopwatch

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars great phone !
I have had this phone sence Christmas and it is great! I have had no problems with this phone and i have droped it like 100 times and it still works great. It does not have very good wallpapers but the ringtones are ok. The battery life it sooo good it is better then any other phones i have seen. It would be the best phone if it had a camera. If you want a good phone for a very low price then you should get this phone.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good basic phone
If you want a basic phone with good reception and battery life, and are not interested in cameras or MP3 capabilities (and other features), this phone could be a good choice for you.

The one "feature" this model does have is the speakerphone, which works very well IMO.And with amazon.com's rebate and 1-year (instead of 2-year) contract, it's a very good deal indeed.

The only drawback is that the rebate takes about 4 months to receive (you have to wait two billing cycles, then amazon takes about 8 weeks on top of that to process it).If you're patient though, it's hard to find a better deal than this.

But if you want a phone that will "impress your friends" you may have to look elsewhere.This is a very basic piece.

4-0 out of 5 stars Does Cell Phone Well
I upgraded from an AT&T Nokia (2years old) to the Verizon Nokia 6015i. The difference is amazing. I'm not sure whether it is Verizon or the 6015i or both, but service is clear in places I had no service before - including in my apartment house. On a car trip to very southern Maryland I had excellent service in some very rural areas. No static or breaking up or dropped calls. Works well in the METRO tunnels

I AM VERY, VERY HAPPY!!

PROs:

o Clear Reception with excellent voice quality
o Speaker Phone works very well
o Voice Dialing worked first time for all entries
o Light weight
o Contact lists easy to manage and use
o Good display visibility
o Works well with hands free devices
o Tri-mode
o Good battery life
o Good ring and vibrate options
o Cheap

CONs:

o If you are looking for games, calendars, fancy tones, pictures, MP3, etc., etc. - this is NOT your phone.
o Not as compact or as light weight as most clam shell phones

My choice was somewhat driven by the fact I already had Nokia wall warts in four homes spread across the country and cigarette chargers in four cars, also spread across the county - using those on the new phone saved a pocket full of money - BUT, I am happy with the quality of the phone when it is doing phone things!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great phone for the price.
This 6015 replaces my earlier Nokia phone.It seems to me that Nokia has got this entry level phone niche locked for me. This phone does everything I want it to do very well.Personally, I just need a wireless phone to make calls andorganize contacts logically without slowing me down.

The Good:
-Easy to use right out the box.I have never had to readthe instruction manual on this phone. Thoughful design...
-Decent talk time for the size of the battery
-Tasteful color screen
-Intuitive menus. Each contact can have mulitple numbers assigned in a good directory/tree menu. One touch dialing is very handy for commonly called numbers.


The Bad:
-Sometimes I talk too much on this phone.

Bottom line:You really cannot get a better phone with this set of features for the price.

4-0 out of 5 stars good phone
This is a good phone with all the basic features. However, it does not have any WAP browser. Also, Verizon & Nokia lock the Nokia PC Suites that you cannot upload ringtones using DKU-5 cable. However, an easy trick to get around it is to rename your .mid to some other extension and you can upload the ringtone the Gallery. Other than some stupid money making scheme and the lack of WAP browser, I recommend this phone. ... Read more


24. 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
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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


25. Motorola V330 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Motorola
list price: $199.99
our price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0008F6QE6
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 28
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The V300 is a tough act to follow, but Motorola has a winner on their hands with their V300 successor, the V330. With welcome additions like Bluetooth, quad-band GSM, and a VGA camera with video capture, the V330 packs a powerful new punch.

Design
The V330 features a sleek clamshell design with a large, high-resolution 176 x 220 pixel, 65,000 color screen. The outside cover of the handset sports a supplementary 96 x 32 monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. Up and down buttons for volume control are placed on the left side. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad. A USB-capable data port is housed on the unit's top edge, and there's a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets.

Calling Features
The V330 supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3 ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. You can also assign pictures and ringers to your most common callers. A number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from T-Mobile's t-zones service. There's even an included application, MotoMixer, that enables you to mix your own ringtones.

Speed dialing, which allows you to call pre-programmed numbers with one button is built in, as is a vibrating alert. A speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Meanwhile, voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. The V330's phone book can hold up to 1000 contacts; if you have that many friends and colleagues, more power to ya'! Lastly, the phone's Bluetooth connectivity means that your favorite Bluetooth headset is fully compatible.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The V330 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging and Internet connectivity. The phone features support for AOL Instant Messenger (T-Mobile messaging charges apply), and there's also a built-in web browser for t-zones downloads and mobile web browsing. T-Mobile's t-zones service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. When used with a T-Mobile data plan and the phone's Bluetooth or USB data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs.

The V330 comes with a built-in email client (with support for POP3, SMTP and IMAP4 email standards), and traditional text messaging, as well as video, picture and sound messaging are also supported. iTap text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the V330 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar and an alarm clock. You can also use the phone'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 supports the SyncML PC synchronization standard, which can be used with Motorola's Mobile Phone Tools PC application to manage and synchronize contacts, calendar and other data with your PC.

Imaging and Entertainment
With 5 MB of internal memory storage, the V330 shines in the entertainment department. The phone's VGA (640 x 480) camera features a 4x digital zoom, image quality options, and an auto-timer so you can be in your pictures, too. Capture stills and then send them to your friends via MMS messaging or email, or to your PC via USB or Bluetooth. The V330 adds video capability, too, meaning you can capture short video clips and, just like photos, share them how you see fit. The phone also supports custom graphics for wallpapers so you can dress up the phone to suit your fancy.

If you're into mobile gaming, the V330 has you covered. The phone ships with a full version of Pinball, as well as trial versions of Bejeweled and NFL 2005.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola V330 weighs 4.3 ounces and measures 3.5 x 1.9 x 1 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 425 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 235 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
V330 handset, lithium-ion battery, travel charger, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Tri-band GSM phone is notable for its high-resolution display, VGA camera, and MP3 ringtones
  • Equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Built-in VGA camera with zoom captures images up to 640 x 480 pixels
  • Supports text messaging and wireless Internet (WAP 2.0)
  • Comes with 35 ringtones and supports MIDI and MP3 formats

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Motorola V330 - Great phone for a frustrated T-Mobile user
I've had T-Mobile since it's voicestream days and along with the great service, I've had a line of dissapointing phones. From the Nokia 8900 series to the Motorola T720 to the Ericson T610, I've had a rough time finding a phone that works for me. Finally, out comes the V330. No more annoying buttons, small/flimsy casings or bad reception. This phone is great!

The V330 is a sturdy feeling, easy-to-use phone with some great features. It's operating system takes some time to get used to and has some strange layouts with the multimedia features, but overall it is fairly straight forward. It definitely feels like a tough, rugged phone with some weight to it - so when it's dropped it doesn't shatter. Finally, the reception and sound on this phone is far superior to my past Ericson and Motorla.

In my opinion, this is probably the best phone that T-Mobile has out currently. It's also a more cost effective alternative to the V600 or the future V635 with comporable features.

5-0 out of 5 stars Motorola V330 Phone = Ramblings of a Madman
Leave it to Motorola to deliver big box technology in a small box.Or in this case, a small phone.

Who knows technology better than Molvania's very own techno-pop super duo, Zlad!This phone is just like their hit song,

"Hey Baby - wake up from your asleep.It has become the future and everything is electronik - supersonik."

That's what I'm talking about.I love technology, but not as much as you you see - but still I love technology - always and forever!

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice, but could be a different color
I owned the V300 and found it to be a bit quirky, strange things would happen when ever I charged it, when it was finished all the personal settings would revert back to factory standard. They seemed to have fixed that with this latest version of the phone. My understanding is that they have combined the features from both the v300 and the v 600 to make this phone. I've only had it for 1 week and so far so good I always enjoyed functions such as speaker phone, voice dialing and voice memos, now I get the blue tooth and a much better redesigned key pad along with video clip capabilities. All of this is good news! If I had to pick a down side I would have to say that I'm dissapointed that Motorola decided to make this phone look exactly like the v300. I like what the body of the phone feels like, but a change of color would be better, maybe silver. ... Read more


26. Samsung E715 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Samsung
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B0000E3GWH
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 636
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with T-Mobile cellular service, Samsung's dual-frequency GSM/GPRS SGH-E715 phone includes a Web browser, digital camera, some organizing software, and a host of other useful features.The phone's cover features a 80 x 64 pixel gray scale OLED subdisplay, which remains on even when your phone is closed, to display signal strength, battery power, and the time of day.

Send or receive data through the IrDA-compliant infrared port on your PC.
When a call comes in, caller ID is displayed on the outside so you can check who it is before answering. The area also displays message-received notices, and other alerts as they come in. The subdisplay also functions as a viewfinder if you want to take your own picture using the phone's 640x480 digital camera.

The camera's main lens is a rotating device that can take multiple consecutive photos at a time. You can also save the photos and send them to a friend or colleague in a text message vis MMS service. The camera includes snazzy functions such as frame setting , tone control, effects, rotation, and a self timer. It can take color, black and white, or sepia-tone pictures, and it comes with a variety of stored image templates that you can use to decorate your snapshots. There's also an LED flash, which helps provide a clear view of your subject in dim light environments.

The E715 sports 40 polyphonic ring tones, as well as many more available for download on the Web via the E715's built in Web browser. Also available for download are a variety of Java-based video games, compatible with the phone via Java MIDP version 2.0.

As an organizer, the E715 includes a 1,000 contact phonebook, a scheduler, to do list and alarm. And, its IrDA (infrared) interface enables easy, wireless phone to PC sync connection. The phone weighs 3.4-ounces.

SEE A DETAILED VIEW OF THE e715'S FEATURES

What's in the box:

Handset, travel adapter, battery, hand strap, user's manual, ear microphone.

... Read more

Features

  • Large LCD color screen feature 65,000 colors (128x160 pixels)
  • Built-In VGA camera with 640x480 resolution, flash, and self-timer
  • Equipped with mobile Internet and text messaging
  • Supports 40-chord polyphonic ringtones
  • Download ringtones, wallpaper, and games

Reviews (186)

5-0 out of 5 stars Love this phone!
I have to say that I've had this phone for almost a year now and it's the best phone I've ever owned.I read many reviews before purchasing it stating that the battery life isn't good at all, but I did not find that true.I use my phone daily, several times a day and the battery holds a charge wonderfully.I have not been happy with the cell phones I've had in the past (and that has been MANY).I loved this phone so much that my husband bought one as well.I wasn't in the market for a camara phone, but this feature proved itself nicely.Good quality pictures.

I give this phone 2 thumbs up!

1-0 out of 5 stars WTF Samsung !
This is by far the worst phone I've ever owned. I had the Nokia 3650 and I wanted a smaller phone. This phone hasvirtually no features that my old phone had. I just bought this phone solely on aesthetics and because it had a camera. It doesnt look bad but thats about the only thing it has going for it. The picture quality is awful to say the least and I have to recharge it every 2 days(keep in mind I only talk about 10 mins a day because I hate talking on the phone). Not only that but my sometimes it tweeks and just turns off by itself and deletes numbers from my phone book. Please steer clear from this phone...

5-0 out of 5 stars The best phone ever!
The samsung E715 phone is the best. This phone works great. Takes great pics and battery life last for ever. This great lil phone can take a beating and yet it still works. No problem with this phone.

1-0 out of 5 stars the worst phone from samsung...crap....
this crappy Samsung E715.. is the worst i have ever seeen. i've owned it for a year and it started to have the same display problem ( like many other customers of the e715).... and after exchanging the phone with t-mobile, the display is fine but the phone started to give queer ringtone sounds. the ringtone is singing very very fast and its such a pain to hear your phone ring!!!!! my first phone had problem with the phone book also!! it would delete the phone book entries stored to the phone overnight. initially i thought it was coz of over charging, but it was going on every couple of weeks and i had to call t-mobile to replace my phone. the picture quality is dreadfully poor... no individual ringtone can be given to each number but has a group ringtone option ( which is sick to have... no individual option but a group option... "r u using ur brains SAMSUNG engineers....").. no option of saving the pictures to the simcard...( it was painful to lose all my 100 odd pics when i had to return my phone for exchange and i lost interest in taking pics anymore after i got the exchange phone). i called t-mobile to make my 2nd exchange. my friend also had the same problems as i had and i would strongly recommend t-mobile to discontinue issuing this model any more and pray god to give the Samsung engineers useful brains to think better and make better phones!!!!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Not A Bad Little Phone
I've had the E715 for about 8 months and it's been a fine phone. I made the switch from the Motorola V300 when I had calls that were getting dropped (turns out it's T-Mobile, not the phone, as I've had the same problems with this phone).

I wish I had kept the V300.

The Good:
* It's a cute phone. Very attractive.
* It lights up when on silent, which is a plus.
* The camera isn't bad - better than most camera phones (non mega-pixel phones anyway).
* The disk space is excellent. You can have many photos stored on the phone at once.

The Bad:
* The battery life is terrible. I have to charge this phone every night. I used to charge my V300 twice a week.
* The ringtones are TERRIBLE. As you know, you can't download a "normal" ringtone from T-Mobile. ALL of the ringtones that come with the phone are dreadful, and borderline ridiculous. There is no simple ringtone located on the phone.
* There is a button on the side of the phone that activates the camera with the flip phone closed...this means if it hits something in my bag, it ends up taking a bunch of black photographs (and making that obnoxious shutter noise sound, even on silent). This happens all the time.
* No speakerphone.
* The headset needs to be moved around to work, or you won't hear a thing. Not handy while driving.

Overall, it's a good phone. However, my next phone will be a Motorola, as this phone lacks too many basic features. ... Read more


27. LG VX3200 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by Verizon Wireless
list price: $179.99
our price: $79.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000659CEY
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
Sales Rank: 529
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Style, simplicity and just the right touch of technology. That's what makes the VX3200 from LG a fabulous choice for entry level phone users. It's the perfect companion to the Verizon Wireless service.

Design
The phone features a traditional clamshell design with a 128 x 128 pixelss TFT color display with 65,000 colors. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's blue backlit control pad. Meanwhile, the top right side of the unit houses an antenna while the USB-capable data and charging port is housed on the unit's bottom edge. There's a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets on the left side of the handset.

Calling Features
The VX3200's built-in address book can store up to 300 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses. The phone comes with 36 built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. The speed dialing feature allows you to dial up to 99 numbers virtually instantaneously. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear and the VX3200's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911. Perhaps most importantly for users in rural areas, the VX3200 is a tri-mode phone, meaning it can operate on Verizon's digital networks, as well as analog networks that serve many outlying areas.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The VX3200 covers the messaging basics with support for sending and receiving text and graphics messages. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Getting on the Internet anywhere is easy with the VX3200, as well. Verizon's optional Mobile Web package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. You can check your e-mail, trade stocks online, compare prices while shopping, access flight information, get movie listings and find directions to the theater.

The VX3200 ships with a calendar and scheduler, a voice memo application with up to 4 minutes of record time, and a notepad. An alarm clock, calculator and world clock are also included, as is the very handy restaurant tip calculator. Never dine without it!

Imaging and Entertainment
The VX3200 features customizable theme colors and screen backgrounds so you can make your phone reflect your personality.

Vital Statistics
The LG VX3200 weighs 3.53 ounces and measures 3.35 x 1.81 x .92 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 200 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 180 hours of digital standby time. It runs on It runs on the AMPS 800/CDMA 800/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
LG VX3200 handset, AC battery charger, lithium-ion battery, user manual, welcome CD-ROM, quick reference guide. ... Read more

Features

  • Text messages with graphics and sound
  • Polyphonic ringers and sound capability
  • Large, 65,000-color display (128 x 128)
  • Voice-activated dialing and speakerphone
  • 36 ringtones plus vibrating alert

Reviews (15)

3-0 out of 5 stars Difficult beginning
Amazon is one of the most trustable internet shop and Verizon is one of the most trustable vireless service provider. That is why I choose this. However, the beginning is really painful to me. It wasted me more than two hours to make more than 3 pnone calls to Verizon and 2 phone calls to Amazon to make my phone work. Maybe there are some problems for the communication between them. I do not know. But I just want the phone I bought work. It seems not easy. Therefore, if you would like to choose this a little complex method, prepare to pay your time. In fact,
my friend also bought a phone, but it works well. Anyway, I get it work now.

5-0 out of 5 stars the lil' phone that could!
Okay ----- so there are no bells and whistles on this phone - no camera, little data options, etc

However, it does what cell phone should do, which is ----- it has terrifc voice quality, both on the receiving end and on the outbound side

I am also very impressed with the phone's durability - it is made of plastic, but it would be very very very hard to damage this phone

and lastly, it does have a jack for headsets, and the headsets all seem to work excellently off of this phone

in some cases, you could even get this phone for FREE when signing up ---- anyhoo, if you need a phone on the cheap, then look no further than this one!

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding affordable phone
This is the best compact flip-phone I have ever owned.I have had more expensive phones with additional bells and whistles, but this one blows them away.
Very durable.Have dropped numerous times.
Excellent reception.Good speaker phone (could be a bit louder, but not bad), Excellent text message capability.
Excellent for the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy! Buy! Buy! Its tight
Buy,Buy,Buy! At least I am.Here's the plan I am going to buy it I am saving up $179 dollars to get a pre-paid one because I don't want my T-mobile phone anymore so I give that a thumbs up! Oh one more thing when I saw that phone in circuit city I fell in love with it and I said that I am going to save up my money even though my daddy has the money I am trying to be responsible because I'm spoiled I will never be unspoiled either.

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy! Buy! Buy! Its tight
Buy,Buy,Buy! At least I am.Here's the plan I am going to buy it I am saving up $179 dollars to get a pre-paid one because I don't want my T-mobile phone anymore so I give that a thumbs up! Oh one more thing when I saw that phone in circuit city I fell in love with it and I said that I am going to save up my money even though my daddy has the money I am trying to be responsible because I'm spoiled I will never be unspoiled either. ... Read more


28. Nokia 6620 Phone (Cingular)
by Cingular
list price: $499.99
our price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0009DYTZK
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Cingular
Sales Rank: 164
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

This Symbian operating system-based smart-phone from Nokia offers flagship features in an innovative form factor. With a VGA camera, removable memory expansion, Bluetooth, and support for EDGE high speed data, the 6620 is the ideal solution for mobile warriors. And because the unit runs in the Symbian Series 60 platform, scores of third-party applications and peripherals are available.


Click the image to get a closer look at the 6620's design.
Design
The 6620's large screen sports 176 x 208 resolution, as well as support for 65,000 colors. Just below the display is a five-way selection button that allows you to navigate and control the phone's menu's and features, and the unit's internal antenna means there's nothing to snag or break off. The rear of the phone houses the VGA camera unit, which features 640 x 480 resolution. An MMC memory slot allows you to expand the unit's built-in 12 MB of internal memory, and the unit ships with a 32 MB card.

Calling Features
The 6620's address book is only limited by the amount of available memory, and it can store multiple phone numbers, as well as physical and email addresses. Meanwhile, the 6620's built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Polyphonic ringtones are included, as is a vibrating alert, and you can use your favorite MP3s as ringtones. Meanwhile, more ringtones can be downloaded from Cingular's MEdia wireless web service. Ringer IDs let you assign specific ringtones to particular callers, while picture ID technology lets you similarly assign images or pictures to callers. In addition to name-based voice recognition dialing, the phone also features technology that lets you control menu functions with your voice. Lastly, the phone's Bluetooth connectivity means that your favorite Bluetooth headset is fully compatible.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The 6620 is a mobile messaging and Internet powerhouse. With support for the MMS (multimedia messaging service), the phone can send picture, video and text messages (Cingular messaging charges apply). When coupled with the 6620's camera, MMS opens up great opportunities for robust messaging. Instant messaging is also supported, and the phone ships with a built-in email client that supports POP3 and IMAP protocols.

Getting on the Internet is easy with the 6620. It supports the GPRS data protocol, as well as the new, high-speed EDGE wireless data service. When used with a Cingular Wireless Internet Express data plan and the phone's USB or Bluetooth 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.

The 6620 supports PC synchronization standards via USB or Bluetooth, which means you can manage and synchronize contacts, calendar and other data with your PC. Nokia's PC Suite application makes this process a breeze. You can also use Bluetooth to connect a wireless keyboard for efficient text entry. A number of handy software tools are bundled with the 6620 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar, and an alarm clock. Plus, as mentioned, a wide range of applications are available for Symbian devices like the 6620, such as mobile document editors, spreadsheet apps, and much more.

Imaging and Entertainment
The 6620 is designed for flexible mobile fun. The built-in megapixel camera -- which has self-timer, digital zoom, and night mode functions -- captures stills and video clips to the phone's internal memory. More photos, videos, applications and games can be stored on the memory expansion card. The phone supports playback of MP3 and AAC audio files, as well as 3GPP and RealMedia video files, so you can use it as a mobile video and music player. Lastly, picture effects and custom screensavers, as well as backgrounds and themes can be set up to fit your personality.

And don't forget that the 6620 is a powerful gaming companion with support for Java and Symbian games. Many games are downloadable via the Cingular MEdia service.

Vital Statistics
The Nokia 6620 weighs 4.37 ounces and measures 4.28 x 2.29 x 0.93 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of digital talk time, and up to 200 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
Nokia 6620 handset, lithium-ion battery, travel charger, user's manual, application software, data cable. ... Read more

Features

  • Integrated camera with 640 x 480 pixel resolution; standard, self-timer, and night mode, 2X digital zoom
  • Bright active matrix TFT color display supporting 65,536 colors
  • Combine image, video, text and voice clip and send as Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) to a compatible phone or PC
  • 12 MB built-in flash memory expandable with external multimedia card (MMC) slot for user data. 32 MB MMC included
  • Bluetooth wireless technology

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Adam Grossman
I've had the Nokia 6620 since Sep04.I purchased it as a bridge between a PDA and cell phone.I tried the Palm Treo 600 and was not impressed.The Nokia 6620 is adequate as a PIM, but still does not work as well as a stand-alone PDA.During the first few months, it would periodically lock up and the only way to re-boot would be to remove the battery.The problem resolved as mysteriously as it began, with no action on my part.The phone is feature rich and the camera was an unexpected bonus.I originally did not think I would use the camera, but have found over time it has been quite handy!I also discoved a glitch in the Nokia PC Suite software.When I sync'd from Outlook XP, the phone would not allow me to then save any phone numbers to the SIM card.The only time I could save a phone number to the SIM was when I manually entered the contact information into the phone.I also discovered that there was no way to save text messages to the MMC, or export them to my PC.This was a problem when I thought I was going to have to exchange the phone, and did not want to lose text messages.I have also been disappointed with the design of the ear piece connection.It is difficult/awkward to connect, and seems to be easy to disconnect.I think the 2.5mm connector is far better.The other connector is obviously necessary for the ability to sync with a PC.I have been able to send and receive text messages and photos; however, I have not been able to figure out how to IM.The E-wallet feature is interesting, but I haven't found an opportunity to test it.The battery life seems decent, but it depends how many applications you are running and what kind of signal strength you have.Operating in a weak signal environment will run the battery down faster.Overall, talk time is acceptable.The MMode Internet access is abbreviated but can be handy.I have not yet tested it as a wireless modem and cannot offer any comments.

1-0 out of 5 stars good phone bad sercive
The phone is great but the customer service sucks ! Try getting a biiling issue or technical issue resolved with AT&T/Cingular..

after you have signed a contract, they treat you like dirt..
If you change your plan, rest assured -- your billing will get messed up..after that you need to spend hours on the phone trying to resolve it with customer service..

I was Sprint before and their service was so much better !

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Phone
I have used this phone for 6 months now. Have no compliants at all. I like all its features. bluetooth setup was very easy. I like the functionality where we can add any mp3 music as the ringtone. We can add any jpeg picture as wallpaper. This phone has everything we need on a cell phone. I have even dropped it on cement floors, luckily nothing happend just some scratches. ... Read more


29. Siemens CF62T Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $99.99
our price: $24.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002OA05O
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 139
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with T-Mobile cell phone service, the Siemens CF62T phone features a sleek design with a very cool-looking loop antenna, as well as a speakerphone, Openwave 6.4 Internet browsing software, advanced text messaging, and Java capabilities, all built-in to a clamshell/flip phone format and displayed on a 128 x 128 pixel, 65k color LCD screen. The small outer display, visible when the phone is closed, provides color resolution as well.

Calling Features
Used simply as a phone, the CF62Tfeatures a 4-way navigation key for easy access to a variety of handy features, including call timers, redial, missed call indicator, call log, any-key answer, auto-redial, roaming indicator, speed dial, phonebook look-up, phonebook scroll, mute control, no-answer transfer, usage alert, vibrating ring, differential ringvoice mail button, voice mail indicator, volume select/display, signal strength indicator, phone status indicator, a phone book capacity of 250 entries, and more. It also supports TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf).

Messaging and Internet
When you want to get online, you'll enjoy EMS and MMS messaging, which allows you to create, send, receive, and edit text messages with photo attachments, and then send to any compatible cell phone or PC. There's also predictive text entry for your speedy text messaging convenience. The CF62T is Java-compatible, so you can download a wide variety of productivity and gaming software to further enhance your phone.

Organizer
Organizer capabilities on the CF62T include a calendar, calculator, alarm, and a scratch pad function for quick note-taking.

Fun, and Games
This phone includes customizable wallpaper and graphics, and 16-chord polyphonic ring tones. Since it's Java-compatible, you can also easily download new wallpaper, graphics, ring tones, and games, in addition to the ones already included with the phone. An attachable VGA camera is also available separately.

Vital Statistics
The Siemens CF62Tweighs 3.14 oz. and measures 3.2 x 1.7 x 0.9 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at 240 minutes minimum digital talk time, and 300 hours minimum digital standby time. It runs on GSM 800/1800/1900 MHz.

What's in the box
Siemens CF62T phone, AC charger, hands-free headset, manual ... Read more

Features

  • Distinctive loop antenna.
  • Download Fun (MegaTones® and Wallpaper)
  • Dual display
  • Text and picture messaging
  • Includes phone and travel charger

Reviews (27)

3-0 out of 5 stars YES IT TURNS OFF--BUT HERE'S HOW TO FIX THE PROBLEM!
The phone turns off because the battery connections become slightly coated after a few months. YOU CAN FIX THIS IN 5 MINUTES! HERE'S HOW:

1) Remove the battery
2) Observe the 3 small metallic contacts on the battery, and 3 corresponding metallic pins in the phone.
3) Using very fine-grain sandpaper, VERY GENTLY sand the 3 metallic points both on the phone and on the battery. DO NOT PRESS HARD!
4) Put battery back in.

VOILA!THAT WILL FIX YOUR PROBLEM!

(...)

3-0 out of 5 stars its all good
I had this phone since January and it sufficed for me. It may not be that much powerful, but it will do in any normal situation. That is what phones are for right?

4-0 out of 5 stars Adequet enough for me
This is my first Cell Phone. I like it a lot. About them randomly turning off, mine never does that. I think that happens only because of the service area. The web brouser and the speaker Phone are great and easy to use. i like the alarm clock and the second display. I could care less if it is slow or basic. Another great about it is its looke, color, and shape

IF YOU WANT A GREAT PHONE BUY THIS!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't judge a phone by it's cover
I wasn't looking for anything special when my boyfriend and I starting shopping for cell phones. So several months back, we went in search of a normal, easy-to-use cell phone at a good price.We found this one.We bought it because we liked the look and simplicity of the phone.It has great features and is very compact.However, a couple of months after we purchased the phone, it began turning itself off.Not just mine, but his also.In the middle of phone calls, setting it down, touching it - at one point, it had turned off for me 4 times in less than 10 minutes - while on the phone with my boss.That was where I drew the line.I took it back to T-mobile and they told me all they could do was send my boyfriend and I new phones - the same ones.I thought, fine, whatever, I'll take anything I can get at this point.

Within a week, we received our new phones, re-programed them, and tried again.Once again, within 2 months, the same problem rose up in both of our phones - turning off.It is ridiculous.In fact, I use this phone as an alarm every morning, and even this morning I woke up late because, lo and behold, it was off.I do not recommend this phone to anyone.I may look nice, but after reading other people similiar accounts and going through 4 phones myself with the same problem, all I can say is get something else.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Phone Overall
Ok..i got this phone round 6 months ago and so far its been good...but i had to get a new one about 4 months into mycontract because the phone decided to shutoff when it felt like it but since i got a new one its been workin fine..
speaker phone workz nice...and is loud..no camera ..but you can buy one online ..it connects to the bottom good phone overall..id recommend it to any one whoz looking for a good fone that doesnt have many fancy featurez ... Read more


30. palmOne Treo 600 PDA Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by PalmOne
list price: $549.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000659KW8
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 1245
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with Verizon Wireless service, the PalmOne Treo 600 offers all the functionality of a high-end PDA and a cell phone. Complete with a backlit QWERTY keyboard and a digital camera, it's the ultimate mobile office companion.

Calling and PDA Features
As a phone, the 800/1900 MHz Treo provides a built-in one-touch speakerphone feature, a mute button and caller ID, plus a few other snazzy features. For example, you can slide the ringer switch on the top of the phone, and it instantly puts the phone in silent mode, so there's no more wading through screen menus in the dark before the movie starts. And, by typing in initials or a name into the keyboard, you can dial anyone in your contacts list instantly. The keys have a special ergonomic dome shape, designed to be extra thumb-friendly. Plus there are tons of single and double key shortcuts you can use to launch Palm applications, up to 25 at once. But, if you're set in your ways with your PDA, you can always forego the keyboard and simply use the screen dial pad and stylus. Other calling features include vibrate mode, 16-channel MIDI polyphonic ring tones, and external volume buttons and ringer/silent switches.

For your PDA needs, the Treo sports 32 MB of RAM (24 MB user-available), plus a calendar and Palm OS organizer (version 5.2.1H), with the standard features such as Contact List, Memo Pad, To Do List, and more. You also get 24 MB of available memory to hold additional Palm OS software applications of the thousands that are available, such as MP3 players. When you sync up, the Treo 600 provides one-touch transfer of your Contacts to your PC's Outlook.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
"Blazer", the 600's color browser, gives you fast access to the Web, including sites not optimized for the mobile Internet, so you can lets you track your stocks, read headlines, and get directions, plus entertain yourself with downloadable ring tones and pictures. You can also download Palm OS software applications directly to your phone, and enjoy access to wireless email (Verizon Mobile Web email and wireless web service charges apply). Plus, you can send and receive SMS text messages to other phones or to any email address, and keep track of the conversation with threaded messaging.

You can even attach photos to your text messages. The Treo 600's built-in 640 x 480, 0.3 megapixels digital camera makes it easy to take and send the photos back to your PC, use them in text messages, or as picture caller ID by attaching the pictures to corresponding people in the contacts list.

Everything in the Treo 600 is integrated, so it's easy to perform multiple tasks like checking your calendar while talking on the phone or dialing calls directly from your contacts list. The handy design also provides a cell phone-like, 5-way navigation button, and the easy-access Favorites screen for the built-in Web browser. Other features of the Treo 600 include Contact List with Instant Lookup, a calendar, MMS/Picture Mail, Memo Pad, an Advanced Calculator, CityTime world clock, Palm Desktop 4.1 software for Windows and Macintosh, HotSync Manager, link to Microsoft Outlook (Windows only), IR capability, SD/MMC SD I/O-ready expansion, MP3-capability (with 3rd party software, SD memory card and headset adaptor).

Vital Statistics
This phone is rated with full charge at up to 6 hours talk time, and up to 240 hours (10 days) standby time. With an external battery pack (not included), you can add up to 3 hours of additional talk time and 180 hours of standby. It measures 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches and weighs 5.9 ounces. It operates on the CDMA 800/1900 MHz frequencies.

What's in the Box
Treo 600 handset, USB HotSync cable, ear bud headset, travel charger, pouch, user manual, synchronization software CD-ROM. ... Read more

Features

  • Treo 600 combines a full-featured mobile phone and Palm OS organizer with wireless applications like email, text messaging, web browsing and even a digital camera
  • QWERTY keyboard makes entering text and accessing information fast and familiar-perfect for messaging and a must have for email
  • Built-in color web browser, Blazer, gives you fast access to nearly all the sites on the web-not just the ones optimized for mobile devices
  • Take a picture or share images with others via email-you can even attach a photo to a phone number so you can see exactly who's calling with Picture Caller ID
  • Because Treo 600 runs the popular Palm OS, there are thousands of applications you can download and use-like MP3 players, etc.

Reviews (13)

2-0 out of 5 stars Be sure to get Equipment Protection
I recently purchased this phone and everything was working fine.The phone was then accidentally dropped from less than one foot and the screen has gone black through the middle.If you do purchase this phone, be sure to buy the extra equipment protection with it as the screen cannot handle any pressure other than from the stylus or fingernail.Good luck.

1-0 out of 5 stars A REALLY EXPENSIVE LEMON
i am using this phone in India - not on Verizon - but could not find anywhere else to review this, and I feel so strongly about this that i had to write a review.

I was earlier using the Palm IIIC, and was very happy with it.Hence, when the Treo 600 came out, I was very keen to buy this.I believe than the Palm OS is the best Handheld OS and did a lot of research before making by decision.Reading the great reviews that the phone got convinced me and I bought it.Since then I have had major problems with the phone.

Phone:

One day, the ear piece just stopped working.When I make a call, the called person can hear me, but I cannot hear them.When I switch to speaker phone or hands free, then I can here them.

I checked with someone else who also bought the phone, and he is having the same problem.

I wrote to Palm Support, who wrote back to me asking me to do a hard reset on it - which I did but it did not correct the problem.

I wrote to you again, and was told to send the phone to USA, as there was no service center here.

I found someone who could repair it here - so got that done.Subsequently, the phone started acting up again.When the battery goes below half, there is some disturbance that starts coming on the phone, more on the other side, but also on mine.Also, the call gets disconnected often while on a call.The phone hangs often, while answering a call, switching from one call to another, and even when disconnecting a call.The screen freezes, and there is nothing I can do, except a soft reset, which I need to do more than 10 times everyday.Sometimes, the phone goes off on its own while on a call and restarts.I have tried multiple hard resets, and everything I can think of.

By this time, the phone was available in India, so I called their National Distributor, but was told that since I had not bought the phone from them, they could not repair it, even if I was willing to pay for the repair.That did not make any sense to me - after all it is their product.Anyway, they gave me the no of a firm who could repair the phone, so I contacted them.

When I started explaining the problem to them, they knew exactly what I was talking about - because according to them, there was a problem in the communication card, which was across the board.They told me that they could change the card and it would cost over $100.I went ahead and got it repaired - and for some time it worked fine, but after 3-4 months, it has started giving me the same problem again.

Now I really don't know what to do, as to keep spending money on a product with inherent manufacturing defects does not make sense.

I think this is a great product, in terms of design, software etc - but obviously only if it works.I believe I have bought a lemon, just did not expect a company like Palm to first make a product that doesn't work, and then not take responsibility and replace the defective part/parts when they are aware of the problem.


5-0 out of 5 stars More bang for your buck....
I looked long and hard before deciding to purchase the Treo 600.Keep in mind that when I bought the Treo 600 from Amazon it was only $150 after rebate, rather than $299.Anyhow, I definitely compared it to the 650 and decided that for the price it simply wasn't worth the extra money for a 650.Here's why:
Advantages of the 650 over the 600 (and in parentheses why it's not worth it):
-Replaceable battery (Read the manual: top your battery off often and replacing your battery won't be an issue)

-Bluetooth (great for wireless headsets and a few other things, but is it worth the extra $250 (with a new service plan!)to synchronize my contact list a few seconds faster and not have to plug it in? I think not!)

-Larger display (many people complain about the 600's "small" display, but keep it in perspective- it's a tiny cellphone screen!Will you really be watching full length movies on your treo very frequently? Be honest! Will you be using high-powered software to edit images? I think not.Many people who complain about this are simply used to a higher res screen.)

-Processor (Yes, the processor speed has tripled, however, consider if this is really necessary to, for example, play MP3s? or write memos? or respond to email? or to browse the web?It's really not a necessary upgrade unless you are a true power user.)

-Other minor upgrades.(There are certain fixes,etc to consider, but most are minor and many annoyances on the 600 can be fixed with software off the net.

In my personal opinion, get the 650 if you are already stuck on 320 x 320 screen resolution or are a bluetooth fanatic.Otherwise save your pennies and get the 600 which will deliver the most bang for your buck performance-wise.
Perhaps the 650 users need to justify their splurge and that is why they get so defensive of it... I want to be a voice for the budget-minded consumer - because not everyone relishes the idea of spending $400 for a phone!

3-0 out of 5 stars Get The Newer Treo 650 Instead
This is a friendly warning from a fellow consumer.

The Treo 650 became available for Verizon Wireless as of late May 2005.Even if Amazon doesn't have it, you can still order it via PalmOne or via Verizon Wireless.

The Treo 650 is far superior to the Tre 600 in so many ways that there is absolutely no reason to buy the old Treo 600 anymore.Please, consider the Treo 650 before going any further.

1-0 out of 5 stars Problems with audio cripple this product
Neither Verizon nor PalmOne provide any credible support for the features that are supposed to make this phone so useful. The audio output of the device is unstable.After performing several hard resets per Verizon's instructions and performing the painful task of reloading my address book, the audio jack works for a short period of time and then crashes again. Verizon provided a free rebate for Normsoft's Ptunes program and implicitly recommended this application, but ultimately, they deny any responsibility for the correct functioning of this application, and blame Normsoft.Here's Normsoft's reply from their technical support. "The issue with the output jack sounds more like a hardware issue. There is nothing Pocket Tunes does that controls the output jack." I recommend giving this product a pass and going with Samsung or Blackberry, who have developed a reputation for high product quality. ... Read more


31. Samsung x475 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $199.99
our price: $49.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0008G26SA
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 127
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Get some serious style with the x475 from Samsung. True, this phone is billed as entry-level, but it has features like MMS messaging, instant messaging, and a vibrant, high-resolution color screen that put it a notch above other phones that are this affordable. With the x475, you'll even get wireless Web capabilities that will keep you in step with the latest mobile Internet technologies.


Click the image to get a closer look at the x475's features.
Design
Inside the x475's sleek clamshell you'll find a large, 128 x 160 color display with support for 65,000 colors. The outside cover of the handset sports a supplementary 96 x 64 monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. Up and down buttons for volume control are placed on the left side, while most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad. There's also a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets.

Calling Features
The x475's phonebook can handle up to 1000 of your contacts, and you can store up to three numbers per entry, plus an email address. In addition to having a discreet vibrating alert, the X475 supports 40-chord polyphonic ringtones, which means you can really jazz up your incoming calls with cool tunes. A number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from T-Mobile's t-zones service. You can also assign icons and ringers to your most common callers. Like all T-Mobile phones, the x475 supports voice mail, caller ID, conference calling, call forwarding, call waiting, call hold, built-in paging, and access to T-Mobile's 411 service.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
When it comes to messaging and Internet connectivity, the x475 has you covered. The phone features support for ICQ and AOL instant messaging applications (T-Mobile messaging charges apply). There's also a built-in web browser for t-zones downloads and mobile web browsing. T-Mobile's t-zones service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. Traditional text messaging, as well as picture and sound messaging are also supported by the phone. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the x475, including a voice memo recorder, a calculator with currency converter, a to-do list, a calendar and an alarm clock.

Entertainment
The x475 is easy to customize to suit your style. Screensavers, themes and wallpapers can be set to your tastes, and you can even browse and download more wallpapers from the t-zones service. The x475 is Java enabled, meaning it supports games and application downloads written on the Java platform. Games are available via the T-Mobile t-zones service.

Vital Statistics
The Samsung x475 weighs 3.00 ounces and measures 3.45 x 1.81 x .90 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of digital talk time, and up to 180 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 900/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
x475 handset, lithium-ion battery, power supply/charger, euro-plug, handsfree headset, SIM card, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Compact, stylish design with caller ID on the external color screen
  • Stay in touch using AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ messaging
  • VoiceMail, caller ID, conference calling, call forwarding, call waiting, call hold, built-in paging
  • Dual-band (1900, 900 MHz)
  • Vibrating alert

Reviews (8)

2-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I had hoped
PROs:
1. Very tiny compared to others I've had
2. Easy to flip open and view
3. Nice color screen
4. Robust "vibrate" mode
5. Hands-free earpiece volume good
6. Battery life great - charges up quickly
7. Hands-free can re-dial and answer and end calls.Nice, but makes the plug too sophisticated - see CON #4

CONs:
1. Flat keys make it impossible to dial by touch alone - need to look at the keypad!This is terrible for driving.See also CON #7.
2. Hands-free earbud falls out of my ear (never had a problem with any other earbuds)
3. In car, hands-free mike picks up road noise.I've had to cup the mike in my hand next to my mouth for people to hear me.Can't use my nice Sony hands-free with X475 because of CON #4.
4. Non-standard hands-free socket.Few devices will work with it.The Amazon "product description" says, "There's also a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets." - this is NOT true!
5. Ringer volume difficult to adjust.Need to go into menus!
6. Almost TOO sleek - I'm terrified I'll drop it.There's practically nothing to grip.It's smooth, slippery and rounded.
7. NO VOICE DIALING.T-Mobile salesman told me the X475 was far superior to my old Motorola C332, which DID have voice dialing!This phone - a new, slick phone - should have voice dialing.A major drawback to X475 if you need to drive with it!Mobiledia.com claims this phone has "voice commands", but 2 calls to carrier have confirmed: no voice dialing.
8. Reception cuts in and out - more so on the road - even in metro area, full battery.Is it X475 problem or carrier problem??Don't know.

I really don't care about (and thus have no opinion on):
Ring tones, IM, "T-Zones" / Internet capability (wish I could disable it...), Games, No camera, No speakerphone Connectivity software.

OTHER:
I got a $10 holster - it says "Sydney Harbour" on the belt clip.This is a great accessory!Keeps phone from getting scratched.I never worry about it falling off my belt.Phone is so small I forget I have it sometimes.

CONCLUSION:
Flashy, pretty and small, but I'd rather it was ugly, had voice dialing, a standard jack, and no fade in and out.(function before form!)

3-0 out of 5 stars Worse than my Samsung x105..
Yes, it really is worse than my Samsung x105. I've been using this phone for nearly a month. It looks really cute and seemed like a good upgrade from my last non-flip phone but, its looks don't make up for its functionality.

Good: I've noticed that this phone has an improved T9 system. The colors on screen are very vibrant.

Bad: First off, the reception is the worst I've ever had. People often have a hard time hearing me and vice-versa. People always tell me to repeat myself. The battery life is pretty bad. With my last phone I would charge it every 3-4 days. This one I have to charge every other day and I rarely use it. The ringtones sound "tingy" compared to my last phone and often hard to hear.

I have to disagree with all the previous reviews... Maybe I just got a bad phone. >:( If I did, I wonder if its too late to return it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good, Cheap (meaning inexpensive) phone
This is my first tmobile phone, before i had the much bulkier and expensive vox8610 from Virgin mobile. this phone is GREAT. comes with 4 games, around 20 ringtones with the feature of downloadable mp3 ringtones. you can picture message, send sound files - record you own and send them. i love the Ondemand Alerts, i can check the Red sox score by sending the word SOX to the number 444 - after i set my code words of course, and within 4 seconds i have the up to date score - good for when your stuck in a play and the sox are on - (true story)

pros

- recordable and sendable sound files
- picture messaging with wallpapers
- ondemand scores and news
- unlimited internet
- mp3 ringtones - with a big selection
- 4 default games (bubblesmile; its like snood, kindof. fun2link; my favorite game, you have to transport oil from place to place avoiding obsticals. mobile chess; duh ulitmate golf; harder to get used to but fun.)
- alarms and calendars - auto power on
- customizeable shortcut buttons
- AOL INSTANT MESSENGER OR ICQ
- ability to check your minutes used.
- phycadelic lsd (led) light that goes off when calls come in
- durable and study, ive dropped it like 4 times on pavement, once in teh mud and its yet to even notice - aside from teh battle scars it has now

few cons
- when you have "vibrate and ring" enabled, the phone will vibrate 3 times than go to teh ring, my old phone could do it at the same time.
- every so often - very very rare, it will freeze. you may never notice it
- no downloadable games
- phone and sim memory - this is probaly a really good feature if i knew how to use it.


thats it - great phone - get one of your own, if you activate a new membership you can get it for 20 bucks.

fun tip* aside from teh games, if your bored try pressing the number "2" like 40 times, slow down near the end and on one of the pushes it will get stuck vibrating. even when you close the phone it will keep going, the only way to stop it is to push a numbered button. but if your bored enought you could play teh pussycat with it or something. *it may have to be set on "voice" under sound options for keytone.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Little Phone
I've been using the Samsung x475 for a while now and I must say that I'm very satisfied with it. The small size and weight of the cell allow it to be easily stored away and provide a lot of comfort when you need to be on the phone for a long period of time. Not to mention the hands-free set it comes with helps to make things that much more comfortable.

I love the overall look and design of the phone. It has an attractive blue/silver cover and a service light (green-default) that can also let you know when you have received a voicemail or text message (red-default). The screen is very easy to read and it's simple to navigate through everything and change your settings.

The charger it comes with doesn't need to be used as much as I thought it would. I find that I can use the phone all day long and still not lose even a single bar on the three-bar battery line. Of course, I do put it on the charger almost every night just to be on the safe side of things.

Next comes the fun part: accessories. Hi-fi ringers, wallpaper, games, cases, etc. Most of these are pretty self-explanatory, but I love the Hi-Fi Ringers that you can purchase from T-Mobile's site and then assign each one to a different contact in your phone book. It's a great feature that will let you know the difference between a call you really want to take and a call that you would rather let your voicemail answer instead.

I'd recommend this phone to anyone wanting a standard flip-cell without the need of a camera. It's a really good purchase for all of us minimalistic lovers out there who just need something that can get the job done.

5-0 out of 5 stars Real nice
I just got this phone, and it's smaller than I expected. When I measured it, it turned out to be 3 and 3/8 by 1 and 6/8 by 7/8. At any rate, it turned out to be smaller than I anticipated. The screen is really bright, the backlighting of the number pad is very nice and bright, and it's built pretty durably for a samsung phone. There's this transparent dot in the middle of the face that lights up when it rings, or it serves as a blinking signal indicator kind of like the old startacs. It charges very quickly, and when you type numbers to dial it displays it in enormous font size for people with bad eye sight.

I was really surprised by the service. I looked at the tmobile coverage map, and my area was not very green (digital), in fact my surrounding area was all tan (not even light green). However, I get all full bars of signal in my home, and this phone seems really good at picking up signals according to other reviews I've read. In fact, I get much better signal and call quality with tmobile than I do with cingular (their map claims my area is all green). Also, the included (wired) headset is very nice and clear.

Anyways, on to the cons. Like other reviewers mentioned, the ringer tones stink. They're crazy eccentric tones no self-respecting person would want to use. But whatever; no big deal. The only other thing I wish this phone came with is a holster. I don't like cases because they make the phone bulkier and not very good for clamshell phones. So you're stuck sticking this phone in your pocket where it seems easily scratchable, like most other phones on the market. Other than this, I really like this phone. Nice and functional; does what a phone should do. ... Read more


32. Nokia 6600 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Nokia
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B00022NE6I
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Nokia
Sales Rank: 615
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with T-Mobile cell phone service, the Nokia 6600 sports a ton of cool options and high-end functionality, including: a digital VGA camera with 640 x 480 resolution, 2X digital zoom, night and portrait mode; a video recorder that records 10 second clips at 176 x 144 resolution; built-in Bluetooth wireless data transmission; and mobile Internet connectivity, as well as a variety of organizer and phone calling capabilities. It's all wrapped up in a cool new design with a high-resolution,65,000 color screen.

Calling Features
Used simply as a phone, the 6600 features a 5-way joystick for easy navigation to a variety of handy features, including voice dialing and voice commands, integrated handsfree speakerphone, and the ability to record and send memos, conversations, and sound clips (up to 90 seconds). There's also a dedicated talk key, menu key, and exit key (among others), as well as polyphonic ring tones, vibrate mode, and much more. Nokia also supports TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf), and hearing aid support for the Nokia LPS-3 Loopset, (adapter and Loopset sold separately).

Messaging and Internet
The phone's XHTML browser provides high-speed data transmission (up to 43 Kbps) via GPRS, as well as access to work and private email accounts (SMTP, POP3 and IMAP). It also supports concatenated SMS, picture messaging, and SMS distribution lists, and lets you send MMS (multimedia messaging service) packets containing combined image, video, text, and voice clips to compatible phones or PCs. Predictive text input and text message templates round out the package, along with the ability to expand your phone's functionality by downloading Symbian and Java MIDP 2.0 applications.

Organizer
The Nokia 6600's organizer features include a phone book with up to 500 contacts, a full calendar and to-do list, and an alarm clock with a snooze function, among others. You can sync up your organizer data with your PC wirelessly via your Bluetooth connection, using the included software (Sync ML or Nokia PC).

Cameras, Fun, and Games
As mentioned above, the 6600 comes with an integrated VGA digital still camera with 640 x 480 resolution, 2X digital zoom, night and portrait mode. You can view your photos on the 65,536 color display, or send them to your computer or via MMS to a friend with your internet connection. The video recording device can take 10-second clips at 176 x 144 resolution (or 128 x 96 pixel, if you want to maximize storage) and provides a 2X digital zoom and audio on/off features. There's even a genuine RealOne Player for playback and streaming RealMedia and 3GPP-compliant content. To store and organize your captured and downloaded images, sounds and videos, Nokia provides a dedicated Gallery with the phone.

Additionally, you can add thumbnail-sized photo images to contacts in your phone book, change your graphical user interface with a variety of themes, and download new ring tones to add to the ones already included with the phone. There are also two games included with the phone: Snake and Mix Pix. The 6600 is equipped with 6 MB of built-in flash memory and an external multimedia card (MMC) slot for user data (one 32 MB MMC included).

Vital Statistics
The Nokia 6600 weighs 4.3 ounces and measures 4.28 x 2.29 x 0.93 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at up to 4 hours digital talk time, and up to 8 days digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/HSCSD at 900/1800/1900 MHz, using the Symbian Operating System 7.0s, Series 60 platform. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

In the Box
Nokia 6600 cell phone, rapid travel charger, 32MB MMC card and hands free headset.

Phone Details:

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Features

  • Tri-band GSM phone with built-in Bluetooth
  • Video recorder and RealOne Player
  • Supports POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP-based email clients
  • 640 x 480 VGA camera with 2x digital zoom
  • Sending images, video, text and voice clip as MMS

Reviews (101)

2-0 out of 5 stars Good and Bad
Positives: Bluetooth, IR port, VGA Camera, multiple e-mail accounts, speaker phone, more programs becoming available for Symbian O/S. I use Bluetooth for wireless headset and to make the phone serve as my wireless modem.
Negatives: phone too big; voice recognition worthless, low volume from ear piece, IR port weak so TV remote control programs don't work well, slow menu's and response. Get Opera browser if your phone does not come with it since the WAP browser will only frustrate you (Opera has problems on this phone, but works most of the time). T-Mobile programmed the backlight in the display to turn off after a few seconds, although Nokia made it adjustable, and T-Mobile won't fix it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Big in features and Size!
The phone is loaded with features, some of which you will be using the most and some,maybe never. The design has a good design with a big display adn keys are easily accessible. Lemme go to the pros and cons of this phone since that;s what matters the most.
PROs:
1) Display size
2) Easily accessible keys
3) Camera resolution is pretty good.
4) Battery consumption is pretty low compared to old phones.

Cons:
1) The software is pretty slow.
2) There might be bright spots/lines on the LCD on some phones which appear only after some usage..i had two replacements!
3) BULKY!
4) Features which u are not going to use for all the life of the phone.


Summing up,i feel Nokia or other vendors should provide an option in the software which features we'd like to see when we press the menu button. This makes the s/w faster and user-friendly.
Overall the phone is pretty good.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent phone
Although this is my first mobile phone, this is an Excellent phone that has almost all features that anybody can expect in normal mobile phone. I am really impressed with the Quality of this phone.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice phone with great features
I got this with the need for a nokia GSM camera-phone with speakerphone. 3660 had similar features, but that is big in size. 6600 looks and feels nice.
This one is full of features(has bluetooth). Especially the LCD is big and the camera quality is among the very best around. I have set up it's PDA features with avantgo.com where you can download info from sites like weather,mapquest maps/directions into it, which is great. Using supplied s/w, you can transfer all addresses from a different nokia phone into it.
Goes ~3 days after a charge.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great reception but need improvement on certain things
I do not need to repeat what's great about this phone.

A few things that I want to suggest for improvements:
1) phone card calling feature.This phone doesn't include Phone card calling.So you have to dial your phone card access number, PIN card, and choose "send touch tone" and find your contact from the address book.This process can be very annoying and unsafe when you are driving a stick shift on the highway.For phone card with PIN Free dialing setup, you are a little bit lucky.All you need to do is to choose your "phone card" contact and then "send touch tone" and choose the contact.This feature is very important to me as I make a lot of international calls.My old Sony Ericsson T610 has this feature.All I need to do is to choose the contact and in option select "calling card call".

2) Low volume on regular answering.In noisy environment, it's hard to hear from the earpiece.You have to use speaker or handsfree, to get larger volume.Speaker volume is loud and clear but it sacrifaces the battery life. ... Read more


33. Motorola i830 Phone - Silver (Nextel)
by Motorola
list price: $174.99
our price: $99.99
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Asin: B00029QWHE
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 250
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With the small and sleek i830, Nextel delivers all the features of the i730 in a package that is 30 percent smaller. With Nextel's legendary Direct Connect walkie-talkie technology, speakerphone capability and a vibrant color screen, the i830 is the right tool for getting the job done, only now you can do it with a smaller, more pocket-friendly phone.


Click the image to get a closer look at the i830's features.
Design
The i830 is no ordinary clamshell. Like other Nextel phones, it's built tough for construction and utilities industry users. The outer casing features a durable anodized metal covering that kicks the style up a few notches. The phone sports a large 130 x 130 TFT color display with 65,000 colors. Meanwhile, the outside cover features a supplementary monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The trademark Direct Connect and menu scrolling functions can be controlled from the side of the phone. An attached cover protects the unit's USB data, handsfree headset, and charging ports.The phone's control pad also features a five-way button that can control most of the phone's functions. The phone's software features one-touch shortcuts to phone features and easy, icon-driven menus.

Calling Features
The i830's built-in address book can store up to 600 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses. The phone comes with built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert and you can assign unique ring tones to contacts for audible notification and caller identification during incoming calls. More polyphonic ringtones can be added via a Nextel Online add-on plan. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. You can also speak numbers and control other phone features with the sound of your voice. Access the last 20 sent and received calls for quick call return or number storage via the recent calls list. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear, and the i830's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.

One of the key features of any Nextel phone is support for Nextel's Direct Connect walkie-talkie technology. The i830 fully supports the service, which allows for one-touch conversations with anyone else on a Nextel phone. It's like a having a CB radio with enough range to cover all of North America. The i830 also features a walkie-talkie private speaker button. This switches from the external speaker to the earpiece for private conversations or to minimize disruptions in quiet environments.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The i830 features MMS-based support for mobile-to-mobile or mobile-to-email text, graphics and sound messaging. 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 anywhere is easy with the i830, as well. Nextel's optional Nextel Online package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. Nextel Online also features games, ringtones, realtime news and sports updates, virtual address books, and more-- all delivered to your Nextel phone.

The i830 ships with a datebook that lets you book meetings, plan events, and set alarms that will automatically turn on the phone if needed. You can store a phone number or Direct Connect ID and initiate a call from a datebook entry (datebook Does not sync with other software programs). There's also a voice recording application that can record phone conversations if you need to replay directions or meeting times. A time and date clock are included, as well.

Entertainment and Software
For those who want their i830 to match their tastes, the phone allows you to customize the idle screen with your choice of hundreds of available images. You can also download new wallpapers directly to your phone with any Nextel Online plan.

The i830 is packed with a number of Java applications. Pre-loaded applications include Advanced Calculator, as well as TeleNav 2.2, an application that provides audible driving directions and takes advantage of the i830's GPS capability. 1KTV multimedia for wireless news reports is also included (both TeleNav and 1KTV require subscriptions). Meanwhile, games that ship with the i830 include 3D Baseball demo and a Tetris demo. You can also download more games to the phone's 2MB of internal memory via the Nextel Online service.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola i830 weighs 3.6 ounces and measures 3.3 x 1.8 x .80 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 120 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 55 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the IDEN 800 frequency. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Motorola i830 handset, slim lithium ion battery, slim battery door, carry holster with swivel clip, black rapid travel charger. ... Read more

Features

  • Nextel's smallest phone ever
  • Incoming and Outgoing cellular audio as well as voice memos with the Voice Recorder
  • Full Color Display and Speakerphone
  • One Touch access to Direct-Connect
  • Comes with a Slim Bettery, Battery Door, Carry Holster, and 600 Contact SIM Card

Reviews (20)

5-0 out of 5 stars Mr SlimMr Cool
Nextel and Motorola have developed the ultimate "ultra cool, super sleek, power attitude, I am the man / I am the woman, great phone w/the Nextels and esp the i830. Not only does it have consistent great sound quality on calls, but the ability to quickly contact other Nextel friends or relatives with a single push of the Direct Connect button makes other phones "just another phone".
**By the way, the Direct Connect (2 way radio) is usable in FULLY PRIVATE mode by simply pressing 1 button. The speaker turns off, you hold the phone to your ear, you scroll to the name of the bud you wish to contact, you push the button to talk and release it to listen and NO ONE has to hear your fast Direct Connect conversation. All Nextel phones have the privacy button for Direct Connect. It makes voice mail such a waste of our time.
That is how I use my Nextel all day at work in the office, I also keep mine on silent vibrate mode for totally discrete private use.
Look at any volunteer fireman/firewoman, construction person, cop, or young Jr High/HS kid in the Westchester/Dutchess/Rockland/Putnam County, NY region: you'll see a Nextel on their belt or in their hand. It is THE PHONE where I live.
Just try one. They have so many plans you will find one you like.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Lot In A LIttle Package
Pros: This is a great phone. It can do everything you want, from the direct connect to calling, speakerphone or not. But is also has Java apps, web access, and text messaging.

The color screen is bright and easy to read. Unlike other Nextel phones (I had the i530), this one has a nice screen to see the number calling before you open the phone. You can answer it with the flip ,or still decide whether to take it or not.

I have the bronze, it is a nice color, and attractive little phone.

The DC is great, volume levels super, and it is nice Nextel is finally providing smaller phones.

Cons: Buttons are a little small for big guy like me, and while the battery life is good, does need to be charged about every night..not a problemo.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great phone
Before I purchased this phone I read all the reviews.It was the perfect size for me, I loved that it was a flip phone and had the two-way feature, and THIN!!, but I was still very apprehensive about purchasing it because every review I read said the battery life stunk.

I'm glad I gave it a shot.I don't know if my experience with the phone is unique, but I've never had a problem with a low battery.It also charges SUPER fast.I generally put mine on the charger at night, but I've gone almost 3 days without charging it (low usage).I can get two days of use with one charge, and have regularly forgot to charge it at night, plug it in when I'm getting ready in the morning, and have a full day's use.

Other feature I like include the clear color screen, and sound clarity is fantastic. After having this for a few months, I hate using my roommates cell phone..there is just no comparison in sound.

There are a few things I dislike about the phone.I loved the polished steel look, but it scratches easily.I have dropped mine a number of times and it has gotten beat up.Also, it tends to be difficult to use while your driving (unless you use the voice dialing feature) because the option buttons on the screen (such as "store number" and "back") flip irregurly, and don't tend to be intuitional.I'm also not a fan of the speaker on the back of the phone.There is no alarm either.You have to use the "date book" in order to have an alarm and it's not easily set.

But in all I really do love this phone, it has been the best one I have owned in the past 10 years.

1-0 out of 5 stars stinks i830
I have had this phone for 1year and it is the worst service I have ever had with a wireless company the battery stinks loses life before the day is up I never have service when I want it and drops calls when you are talking I would not advise getting this phone

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Phone
I liked this phone it seems to be tough and stylish. But had ordered it off of Nextels site.They even gave me a code that saved me $50.00.Here it is for you all to share (CL897L) case sensitive.On the shopping cart page in the promo box.It is like an invoice thing.But I think it is a very good phone.You will enjoy the phone.Happy shopping. ... Read more


34. Samsung P777 Phone (Cingular)
by Samsung
list price: $299.99
our price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00081PJZ2
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 753
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Get ready to join the high-speed wireless data revolution with the Samsung P777. And get ready to do it in style, as this phone sports a unique sliding design that is sure to turn heads. Other goodies include a 1.3 megapixel camera, a jumbo color screen with enhanced resolution, an MP3 player, video capture capabilites, 100 MB of internal memory, and much more. The P777 is the perfect handset for folks who want to combine all their tech-tools into one slim package.


Click the image to get a closer look at the P777's functions.
Design
The P777's sliding design hides the phone's number pad under the display until you need to make a call. The large, 176 x 220 display supports up to 262,000 colors, plenty of resolution and color depth for your videos and photos. A five-way center control button is positioned below the display, as are shortcut and selection keys. The phone's 1.3 megapixel (1280 x 960) camera and LED flash are housed on the rear of the phone. There's also a self-portrait mirror, which is cleverly positioned on the rear of the phone's sliding portion. USB data and charging ports are located on the phone's bottom edge, and a connector for a standard 2.5 mm headset is provided. Lastly, the phone has an infrared port for additional data connectivity and wireless contacts list synchronization functions.

Calling Features
The P777's phone book can hold up to 1000 contacts with multiple entries per contact. A call list remembers your most recent missed, received and dialed calls. In addition to a vibrating alert, the P777 features 64-chord polyphonic ringtones and MP3-based music ringtones. You can also download additional MP3 music and "supertone" enhanced ringtones from Cingular's MEdia service. Picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers. Similarly, a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The P777 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, and video messaging brings the messaging experience to an exciting new level. Cingular customers can send video messages to any email address or to any Cingular video capable phone that supports the multimedia messaging service. AOL Instant Messenger is also included and the phone ships with a built-in email client. 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 P777. 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 P777 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator with currency converter, a calendar, and a to-do list.

Imaging and Entertainment
The P777 is designed to kick the fun up a few notches. The built-in 1.3 megapixel camera captures stills and video to the phone's 100 MB of internal memory. Get ready to make your own movies on the fly; you can capture up to 60 minutes of video at 176 x 144 resolution. Into music? You're in luck there, too. Store up to 100 of your favorite songs on the P777 and listen whenever the feeling strikes you. Simply upload the songs from your PC via the phone's USB interface, then organize and play your songs with the P777's built-in music management software. The phone even ships with a stereo headset. Lastly, if you want to dress up the P777, picture effects, custom screensavers, backgrounds, and themes can be set up to fit your personality.

Java support is built into the P777, making it a powerful gaming companion. 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 Samsung P777 weighs 3.88 ounces and measures 3.64 x 1.81 x 0.93 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 300 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 200 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 800/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
P777 handset, lithium-ion battery, AC charger, USB cable, stereo headset, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Slider design with 262K color display
  • Integrated 1.3 mega pixel camera/camcorder with 4x zoom and Movie Light
  • Integrated MP3 player with EasyStudio II File Manager software, data cable, and stereo headset included
  • Mobile Instant Messaging using AOL® Instant MessengerTM*
  • Video and picture Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) capable*

Reviews (7)

2-0 out of 5 stars Big Disappointment.
I bought this phone cause I was eligible for an upgrade with cingular. I like to have the latest technology so this phone was going to replace my Sony Ericsson T616 which I loved.I had Nokia (great phones) and Motorolla before (dont care for them really) so I decided to give Samsung a try since I've heard pretty good things about them and the reviews were favorable.
For the price (without commitment) this phone is unaceptable in my book when you can have the Sony s710a for $100 more and it does all the stuff that you would EXPECT a $400 phone to do.

Pros: Great 1.3 MP camera with zoom, flash and other modes.
Good MP3 player, sounds pretty good with the headset that comes with the phone (dont imagine IPOD quality or anything though)
Amazing resolution and color screen

Cons:No triband although advertised as that
No Speakerphone although advertised as that (you can play the MP3s and listen to them through a speakerphone but you cant use it for a call, how DUMB is that?)
No bluetooth?!?
No sync with outlook even though it says so (even my T616 does that).
Cannot assign MP3 you store on the phone as ringtones...PLEASE!
Picture viewing, deleting, etc extremely slow.
No radio.
Battery lasts for a day.

Thankfully I had 30 days to return the phone back to cingular which I did after I tried to like it for 3 days, but I couldn't. Some of the cons are unacceptable for a smart phone like this one and especially at this price.I thought about buying the Sony s710a but I think I am going to wait for the w800.As for now I am back using my beloved T616.

3-0 out of 5 stars OVERRATED, missing simple features
Pros:
large memory, beautiful color screen, video phone, plays mp3s, compact size

Cons:
NO speakerphone as advertised online, screen exposed (gets smudged/scratched), no bluetooth , poor call quality, poor battery life

Full user opinion
This phone is overrated. I was really excited to receive it 2 days ago and now I plan to return it and switch to Verizon. I favor flip phones over the slider, for the simple reason that the screen is protected. Furthermore, when this phone is closed, the screen is blank! You have to slide it open or hold down a button just to see if you have a missed call or see the time/date. Call quality is poor, not nearly as good as when I had T-Mobile with an old T720. Battery life is awful, barely stays charged for more than a day with moderate use. I expected much more than I got with this phone, and am glad I can still return it with no fee.

4-0 out of 5 stars nice phone..just a few knit picks.
I've had my p777 for a week now...I bought it to replace my x426, and there are just so many new features on this phone that my old Samsung didn't have. So I'm slowly adapting to it.

The one thing that irks me that I probably won't get over is that there is no special "light sequence" or visible light display that alerts you when you have a new message. The sharp red blinking light from my x426 that told me I had a message was something I started to rely on, so now I find myself constantly sliding my phone up to check new messages.

I consider myself fairly computer literate. But it took me a while to get the hang of the EasyStudio File Manager. I finally figured it out, but I also got messages saying the software might not be completely compatible with XP, so I'm not sure if I'll run into problems later.

I was able to store about 20 mp3s on here, that is, including the memory used for pictures, audio, and video. Decent for a phone, but not if you're counting on it being your main music player. I still haven't figured out or found information on how to download mp3s from the wireless web on the phone, or if it's even possible... through my understanding i thought it was..???Anyone ?

Other than those [small] issues, it's a nice phone with tons of features to keep you busy. just make sure they're the right features for Y O U.

3-0 out of 5 stars Full House with poor basics & NO SPEAKER! Urgh
I have used Samsung phones throughout 90s. Then, Nokia phones twice, then Samsung polyphonic phones twice.

This is my first review on the first day of Cingular network using P777. And I got mine at wirefly.com at $249 (with 181 day rebate credit of $125+$125)

I am quite disappointed that the lengthy manual did not help much after I figured all the menu functions just playing with the navigator key for the first 30 min. So, the interface is good.

Now, it has been 3 hours struggling to make my P777 detected with PC. It simply would not get hooked up with my HP notebook with XP Home OS (bought in 2005) - with a warning, saying, 'not compatible.' This is the first problem.

So, I am raising this question to other users: does anybody know how to fix this issue: USB Port- unknown device? I repeatedly installed file manager but my only guess is that the driver is not included or cannot be installed. And, I cannot test IR connectivity, either.

Secondly, Samsung website does not support P777 at all. It is noteven listed in samsungusa.com. Instead, type samsungtelecom.com to find other mobile products. But still I cannot find any useful info. or support from the company websites for this model, P777.

Thirdly, wirefly.com, cingular.com, Cnet.com all said it comes with a speaker, but, IT DOES NOT!!! For the worse,the call volume with other Cingular users were not impressiveeither. And, I live in a city with no high-rises.

So, my verdict based on my first impression is that it is "full house" with no basic function perfected. No manufactur's Support, Installation problems, NO Speaker, poor call sound volume... Video/Pic qualityis still that of a poor webcam. I seriously start to ask myself, do I really need this gadget being troubled this much already?

Before you buy this phone, make sure all these problems I have experieced in the first several hours are fixedor wait for a updated version.

I might return mine pretty soon if I cannot have it recognized with my laptop. Or, I will update my review if I resolve all these issues.

For all the PROS, read other reviewers' writing.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Lot of Punch in a Little Package
If you are looking for a new device on the forefront of multimedia capibilities, then this phone should definately be put under consideration.

The screen, while certainly not as big as the likes of the Sony-Ericsson S710a, is large enough, and the 262k colors displayed really show off the imaging capabilities of this phone.The camera is a 1.3 megapixel, and while there seems to be a slight bit of unexpected grain in the photos, the overall quality is superb.The camcorder really shines--the image quality is great and the sound is top-notch--the best I've ever heard on a videophone.

The MP3 player sounds pretty good; you're not going to pitch your iPod, but the quality is nice for someone who wants to consolidate devices.The provided headphones are a bit of a pain though, hopefully Samsung will come out with a more comfortable version of them.I really had no problem using the Easy Studio File Transfer Software--it's pretty easy to use.Wireless internet downloads are fairly fast using the GPRS network--I can only imagine what it's like with EDGE.

The device has a pretty robust 100 MB of internal memory--plenty for songs, pictures, and video.While some the option for some addition removaable memory like a Memory Duo or FlashCard would've been nice, the average user probably wouldn't need it.

The phone itself has great sound quality--I can hear those on the other end of the line loud and clear and vice versa.Any problems with the service would most likely be that of the network and not with the device.

Probably my own real nitpick with the phone is the size.It's a pretty small thing--not exactly like, say, a candy bar style phone, but it's pretty petite.The numeric buttons are tiny and crammed together.If you have big hands, it's something to think about.

Other than that little problem, I really recommend this phone.If you're looking for a phone crammed with multimedia capabilities and you have a little money to spend--consider this device.

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35. Audiovox CDM8910 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by Verizon Wireless
list price: $219.99
our price: $99.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006HHG1I
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
Sales Rank: 208
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With a VGA camera with flash, dual displays and a speakerphone, the Audiovox CDM8910 is one powerful flip phone. It also supports Verizon Wireless' mobile Internet services and content, making it the perfect companion for all your adventures.


Click the image to get a closer look at the CDM8910's functions.
Design
The phone features a traditional clamshell design with a 128 x 160 TFT color display with 65,000 colors. The rear of the flip-up cover houses a camera that can snap shots at 640 x 480 resolution, also known as VGA resolution. There's also a small 95 x 64 secondary black and white LCD display on the back of the cover that displays incoming call information, network signal strength and more. Most camera features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad. Meanwhile, the top right side of the unit houses an extendable antenna while USB data and charging ports are housed on the unit's bottom edge.

Calling Features
The CDM8910 has all the latest calling features folks have come to expect. The phone comes with built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert. Ringtones can be assigned to specific callers so you don't have to look at the phone to know who's calling. The built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear and voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. There's also a built-in address book that can store up to 300 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses. Perhaps most importantly for users in rural areas, the CDM8910 is a tri-mode phone, meaning it can operate on Verizon's digital networks, as well as analog networks that serve many outlying areas. Finally, the CDM8910's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.

Messaging and Internet
The CDM8910 covers the messaging basics with support for sending and receiving text and picture messages. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Getting on the Internet anywhere is easy with the CDM8910. Verizon's optional Mobile Web package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. You can check your e-mail, trade stocks online, compare prices while shopping, access flight information, get movie listings and find directions to the theater.

Verizon's Get It Now wireless download service is also fully compatible with the CDM8910. This pay-per-download service features application downloads, games and productivity tools. You can also personalize your handset with ringtone downloads and digital photo-sharing tools using the Get It Now service.

The CDM8910 ships with a number of handy tools including a calendar, a calculator and an alarm clock. A voice memo feature lets you record clips up to 60 seconds in length.

Imaging and Entertainment
The CDM8910's VGA camera makes it easier than ever to snap good pictures and share them with friends via picture messaging. The camera features a built-in flash for getting great shots in low-light situations, as well as a 4x zoom. The phone boasts custom graphics-- screen savers, wallpaper and menu icons-- that let you dress up your phone to suit your personality. More graphics, wallpapers and screensavers are available from the Get It Now service. The phone is BREW enabled, meaning it supports games written on the BREW platform. Games are available via the Get It Now service.

Vital Statistics
The Audiovox CDM8910 weighs 3.18 ounces and measures 3.9 x 1.8 x 0.9 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.17 hours of digital talk time, and up to 140 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the AMPS 800/CDMA 800/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Audiovox CDM8910 handset, holster, AC charger, lithium-ion battery, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Built-in camera with flash
  • Dual displays
  • Buit-in speakerphone
  • BREW compatibile for great gaming
  • Includes phone, charger and user documentation

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great phone
I did a lot of research before getting this phone and it seems to have gotten a lot of mixed reviews. However, I've been extremely pleased with it. Here's what I've found:

Pros:
- The menu is easy to use and aesthetically very nice.
- Lots of convenient short cut keys.
- The camera quality is pretty good for a cell phone and has adjustable quality levels (Even on low quality, the picture is pretty good if you're keeping it on the cell phone as a background or something).
- Battery life is pretty good- I can go several days without recharging it.
- The reception seems to be pretty good, too.
- I've seen a few reviews of complaints that they kept taking pictures of their pockets accidentally, but there is a key lock, and even without that on, my phone won't take pictures while it's closed. Perhaps they've changed the way the camera button works since then?


Cons:
- It did take a little reading of the manual to find out how to use all of the features (speakerphone and key lock, for example) but once you figure it out, it's quite easy.
- The screen is a little hard to see in bright sunlight, but it's not really a problem unless you're trying to take pictures as it can be hard to see what details are in the shot.
- The built-in ringtones aren't great, but the ringer has good sound, so you can download something better for it.
- The external display alternates between "Verizon Wireless" and the time, which can be annoying when you want to know what time it is and have to wait 5 seconds before the clock comes back.
- No games.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ugly phone/Bad call quality/
I bought CDMA 9810 (AUDIO VOX) which is SUCKS - NO Question about it. I returned it and bought Motorola 710

I used CDMA 9800 (AUDIOVOX) earlier which was good. I liked it. CDMA 9800 is better than 9810 (which is higher version of 9800)which is quite surprising.

They just added few feautres to 9810 like

Camera zoom

4-0 out of 5 stars Really good phone for the price.
This phone has a lot of attractive features that make it worth buying, but there are also seveal caveats.

The Good:
- The dual display is very nice, allowing the external LCD to display either an analog or digital clock (the analog clock looks really sharp).The main screen is full-color, which is nice, though becoming standard on cellphones.
- The battery life is long.I can go two days without charging my phone and be fine.There's also an extended-life battery available, though I can't imagine needing it.
- The camera is OK by cellphone standards, but having a flash really helps.Also, the phone has overlay "frames" that allow you to take fun pictures.Another nice feature is the ability to take self-portraits with the external LCD.
- The MP3 ringtones are nice.Instead of a MIDI re-creation of your favorite songs, the real songs themselves play on your phone.There are free services on the web for making your own ringtones, but Verizon likes to combat them.

The Bad:
- The included belt clip doesn't allow the phone to open while holstered, so you have to unclip it to use any functions.
- Sometimes you'll take a picture of the inside of your pocket because the camera button gets pushed.
- The external LCD is black-and-white, unlike newer models with color displays.
- The phone takes a long time to turn on/off when compared to other phones.

1-0 out of 5 stars Are we talking about the same phone?
This is the worst phone I have ever used.I was a long term sprint customer but figured I would switch to Verizon about a week ago.I get a 22% employee discount so I thought I would switch.After reading reviews on the Audiovox CDM8910, I thought I would get an amazing phone.First off this phone is not user friendly.If you want to use the phone outside, forget about it.The screen turns black in the sun.The camera quality is terrible.The ring tones are horrible and very limited.Plus, there are no games, not even plain old freecell.I almost wish I had my old school LG phone, it may have been basic but at least it was easy to use.So beware of some of these reviews about how great this phone is.Or do what I did and buy the phone just to exchange it for something better.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Pros:(1) First tri-mode phone that would work inside my house.Don't know if that's due to upgrades in Verizon's network since the last time I tried to switch to a tri-mode orif it's that this phone has more range.I tried many tri-mode phones that didn't work and had to keep going back to my trusty Audiovox 4000 dual-mode phone for its better range.

(2) Good display for older eyes, except very difficult to see in a quick glance who the caller is when a call comes in on call waiting while you are talking to someone else.With my old phone, I could see the incoming caller's number in a split second and get the phone back up to my ear so I didn't miss much of the conversation I was in.On this one, the number of the person you are talking to is clear but it's hard for the eye to find and read the number of the person on call waiting, especially in high ambient light.

Cons:(1) Short battery life.Short car cord.Once the battery is dead, I try to keep talking by plugging in the car cord and hunching over close to the cigarrette lighter so the short springy cord doesn't pull the plug out, but after a minute or so, the phone shuts down even with power from the cigarette lighter if the battery is dead. Maybe my charger or battery is defective.

(2)Camera -- no way to get pictures out except by sending them to yourself over the internet, which costs money. But that's okay, because the picture quality is poor so why would you want them? No way to lock buttons, so you are constantly taking pictures of the inside of your pockets and especially of your shoulder as you answer calls and accidentally hit the shutter button.

All-in-all, a step down from my trusty, clunky old Audiovox 4000 which I used for years.I would still be using the 4000, except Verizon insists they will charge me $150/month for 2000 minutes with the 4000, plus charge for long distance, whereas with a tri-mode it's $99 and free long distance. Waaaa!

So now it's off to the Verizon store to return this phone and try another. ... Read more


36. Nokia N-Gage QD Gaming Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $199.99
our price: $124.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002UBO30
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 288
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Compatible with T-Mobile service, the Nokia N-Gage QD is a GSM phone and handheld gaming console rolled into one. The N-Gage QD features Bluetooth wireless connectivity, a hot-swap MMC-card slot for memory expansion and games, and a 36,600-pixel screen. Like all the latest Nokia phones, the N-Gage QD runs on a variant of the Symbian OS, which allows fast multitasking between game applications, phone calls, messaging and other functions. Users of the original N-Gage will be delighted to know that the N-Gage QD operates as a phone without the need for a headset; hold it to your ear and talk all you want. It's also smaller and more jeans-pocket-friendly than the original model.



The new N-Gage QD is smaller and more intelligently designed than its predecessor. Plus, inserting game cards is a snap.
Overall, we found the N-Gage QD a stunning successor to the original. Nokia has certainly listened to users and made improvements in all the right places. Barring a few quibbles, this new gaming phone is poised to make a real name for itself in the portable gaming space, something the original model was largely unable to do.

Calling and Multimedia
Gaming is the heart and soul of the N-Gage QD, but don't forget, it's also a powerful phone with the latest mobile Web, e-mail and messaging features. While we liked the ability to use it as a conventional handset, Bluetooth is built in, so going hands-free is easy with a Bluetooth-enabled headset. If you're not Bluetooth-inclined, there's also a jack for a wired headset. Like ringtones? You can get creative with polyphonic sounds that get you noticed in a crowd.



The N-Gage QD packs plenty of portable graphics firepower.
If you have GSM or GPRS data service, you can browse the wireless Web using the built-in browser. We found these features tricky to set up and the Nokia interface for these functions somewhat confusing, but once we got things going, we enjoyed downloading some game tips and tricks from n-gage.com. The unit also serves as a wireless e-mail and messaging client with support for all the latest protocols (MMS, SMS, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP, and MIME2). We especially liked the Java-based expandability of the phone; with a data connection it’s fun to download new Java-based games and new game levels. You can also download productivity apps like calendars and planners.

With this iteration of the N-Gage, Nokia decided to drop the FM radio and MP3 player functions from the device. We think these would have been nice to retain, but Nokia was intent on making the N-Gage QD more exclusively focused on gaming. Nokia has retained multiplayer gaming via Bluetooth so you can still go head-to-head with up to four players via a wireless connection.

Gaming
Okay, the meat and potatoes. The Nokia N-Gage QD didn’t disappoint when it came to gaming performance on a handheld device. The redesigned controls are far more user-friendly than those on the classic N-Gage. Gone are the days of clumsily pushing the directional pad inward to make a selection; a separate selection button is now available. The newly placed slot for games and memory expansion cards is one of the biggest improvements as users no longer have to remove the battery and cover to pop in a new game. The card slot is now easily accessible on the outside edge of the unit and is protected by a rubber cover.

Our test model came with Ashen, a three-dimensional first-person shooter set in a macabre, supernatural world. Creepy-crawly things were coming at us from all directions and we found ourselves pretty immersed in the game--quite amazing, given that the screen is a little smaller than a business card. Graphics were impressive, too, for such a small device that offers robust battery life (Nokia claims 10 hours of play time on a single charge).

We had some reservations about the number of currently available games for the N-Gage. Many are forthcoming, however, and Nokia has obviously made a serious commitment to improving the platform. The N-Gage QD is a clear and positive sign of what’s to come. --Joshua Gunn

Pros

  • Vastly improved design
  • Compact
  • Good portable graphics power
  • User-friendly controls
  • Robust phone features
Cons
  • MP3 and FM radio features dropped
  • Small library of available titles
  • Somewhat confusing user interface

What's in the Box:
The Nokia N-Gage QD unit, an AC charger, a dual mono headset, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, a software CD-ROM, a games brochure ... Read more

Features

  • High-performance mobile 3D gaming
  • 4096-color screen and backlight
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Hot swap MMC-card slot for external memory
  • Supports text and instant messaging

Reviews (28)

4-0 out of 5 stars Its OK , But...
Really very compact, easy-to-use phone. But the following things, that i think are quite usable, doesnt exist:
- IrDA or USB interface
- MP3 player and Radio(N-GAGE do has)

5-0 out of 5 stars Rugged, excellent batt life, bluetooth, and games!
I was originally looking for a tough, bluetooth capable phone with decent battery life. Surprisingly, I didn't find many out there. I was debating between the n-gage or sony t610. Ultimately I went with the n-gage, and I'm pleasantly surprised. First off, it's basically a mini-PDA. It runs symbian OS6, and you can get tons of apps for it. I sync via bluetooth to my PC. I don't need a phone camera, I already have a good digital camera. The battery for the n-gage is powerful! 1100+ mAh wow. The games are actually pretty good. I've been playing Tony Hawk and enjoying it. It's better than a GBA. The phone itself is pretty small, it fits in my pants no problem. As another reviewer said, the speakerphone is LOUD.
The only disappointment is the handset speaker. I can barely hear callers, I almost always swith the the speakerphone. That is annoying. I'm curious if it's just my phone, or are all n-gage's have really low sound. But other than that, it's an excellent device: phone/pda/game platform with blue tooth, all in one. There are now some excellent deals for it too.

3-0 out of 5 stars **BUYER BEWARE** SPECIAL OFFERS AND ACTIVATION DECEIVING!
For me, purchasing this phone (actually 2 of them) on Amazon was the worst phone experience I have ever had.

First of all, you choose a cell phone plan at checkout, however the plans have nothing to do with this phone, since it is regarded as a Pay As You Go Phone, in other words rechargeable.So I received them and was puzzled as to why they would not already work.Then spent hours on the phone with AT&T getting them activated, since customer support had limited knowledge about these phones.

Second and most annoying is the Special Offers, sure they look great at first, Amazon is paying me $50 or $100 to accept this phone after rebates.However, getting the rebates is like PULLING TEETH!

I received notices from AT&T and Amazon stating that I was uneligible for the rebates, and upon calling them and explaining to them that I should be, so far I have received the small rebate from AT&T, but nothing yet from Amazon, and it has been 6 months!Everytime I call they say they are backed up and I need to wait longer and to send in my cell phone bill to "speed up the process".They owe me $400, ($200 a phone) and it doesn't appear that I may ever see this money.So a big word of CAUTION to all of you, if you can find this phone elsewhere at a decent price, I would go for it!

The phone itself is alright, however battery life is horrocious.If you play a game for a couple of minutes and then put it back into standby mode, the battery will fade to nothing that very same day, so you pretty much have to keep it plugged in all of the time.

Hope this review helps!

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value for a Symbian Smart Phone!
When reviewing the N-Gage QD I will review it based on the reasons I bought it.If I was reviewing it as simply a game system the review would be much lower, however, the strength of this phone is the wide variety of things you can do with it besides games.

First off, this is a very affordable Symbian Series 60 smart phone.This means you can run a wide variety of software on this phone.It comes with a great calendar and phone book built in that can sync with Outlook or your Palm OS PIM software.You can add great software like eReader and Mobipocket for ebooks, MP3 players (this phone is only mono sound though), movie players, picture albums, database software to track all your passwords, andmuch more.It is almost like having a small Palm Pilot organizer in your phone and is much more advanced than the standard phones.

It is very cool to be able to read a book anywhere I'm at, go on the internet with ease if you add the Opera Browser or listen to a recorded podcast with the free Helix MP3 player.It is a very good cellphone with great range and excellent battery life and oh yeah it plays N-Gage video games as well.

Even if the video game part doesn't interest you make sure you download the free 3D Snakes game from the Nokia website.That game alone combined with the smart phone features make the N-Gage a steal at the current price point.There are also a couple of great games coming out for it like Splinter Cell and X-Men Legends that are well worth buying.They give you Tony Hawk Pro Skater for free as well.

Though not the perfect gaming system, this phone is perfect for gamers and people that need the extra features of a smart phone without spending a lot of money to get it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Phone/Game System
I just got this from T-mobile with 2 free games (current promotion). It's obviously a little unwieldy if you're used to carrying a small flip phone, but it's nothing compared to the original. So far I've played Sims (fun), Ashen (not so fun), Tony Hawk (fun), and I just ordered Pathway to Glory and FIFA 2005; I'm in love with this system.

I also use iSync on my Powerbook to transfer my iCal information, and it works without a problem. Battery life is AWESOME (goes almost 2 days on one charge, even playing games and using the speakerphone), and the speakerphone is LOUD. Its greatest drawback is the size (about the size of a Blackberry), but I've gotten used to it. Also, I wish it had better sound quality (stereo) like the old N-Gage and more T-mobile users had it, so I could play them via Bluetooth.

Bottom line: if you like games, want Bluetooth, and need speakerphone - this phone is your dream come true. ... Read more


37. Sharp TM150 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $349.99
our price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002XQMCU
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 154
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

A huge screen, a high-resolution camera, an SD memory card slot, robust email and mobile internet capabilities. Sound good? With the Sharp TM150 from T-Mobile, you'll get all that and more. With this phone, you can share life's moments with picture and video messaging, while staying in touch with all the latest wireless technologies.


Click the image to get a closer look at the TM150's features.
Design
The TM150 sticks with the traditional clamshell design, but adds a stylish, colored exterior and, as well as a supplementary 64 x 96 color screen that can display photos, images, time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The 1+ megapixel (858 x 1144) camera unit housed just above this display. Inside the front cover, you'll find a massive QVGA color screen with 240 x 320 resolution and support for 262,000 colors. A standard 2.5mm headset jack is provided, and a multi-directional selection button controls most of the phone's user-friendly menus and options. There's also a slot for an SD memory card -- great for storing all those photos and videos you'll be taking -- as well as a USB-compatible connector port for data connectivity with your PC or other device.

Calling Features
The TM150's phone book can hold up to 500 contacts with multiple entries per contact. The phone features built-in polyphonic and music ringtones and more ringtones can also be downloaded from T-Mobile's t-zones service. Pictures of your friends (or enemies) can used as caller ID alerts, or you can set ringers to coincide with certain callers. Speed dialing can be programmed so you're always one button away from your most important numbers. Plus, for those times you want to keep things discreet, there's a vibrate ringer mode. Like other T-Mobile phones, the TM150 supports voicemail, caller ID, conference calling, call forwarding, call waiting, call hold, built-in paging, and access to T-Mobile's "411 And More" service.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The TM150 is a powerful mobile messaging tool. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, pictures, video 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. There's also a built-in email client with support for your POP3-based accounts and SMTP outgoing mail authentication. 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 TM150, too. Use the phone to access T-Mobile's t-zones service, which lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get sports scores, download games and ringtones, and more. A number of handy software tools are bundled with the TM150 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator with currency converter, a calendar, and an alarm clock with a countdown timer. And because the phone supports the PC Sync protocol, you can use its USB data connectivity to synchronize your calendars, contacts and other data with your PC.

Imaging and Entertainment
With the TM150's megapixel camera, you can capture high-resolution images wherever you roam. There's also a digital zoom for getting shots from far away. Other camera features include a self-timer, a multi-shot mode, a night mode, and macro functions. While the camera is great for stills, it can also capture videos up to 15 seconds in length.

Java application and gaming support is also built into the TM150. Many games and applications can be downloaded from the t-zones service. The phone also features customizable wallpapers and screensavers.

Vital Statistics
The Sharp TM150 weighs 3.92 ounces and measures 3.66 x 1.69 x 0.98 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.33 hours of digital talk time, and up to 200 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
TM150 handset, lithium-ion battery, AC charger, hands-free headset, SIM card. ... Read more

Features

  • Buit-in 1.1 megapixel camera
  • Downloadable wallpapers and ring-tones and games
  • Send and receive e-mail, pictures, text messages, and video clips
  • SD memory card slot and 32MB removeable SD card
  • Internet access

Reviews (34)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Camera! but has flaws
I really like this phone a lot despite the few problems it has.

First the Pros'
-Amazing Camera (better than i have seen out there, and every1 envies my phone for that)
-Love the large screen (amazing resolution)
-I enjoy the full size of the phone (some hate it, but i dont like small phones. they feel like a toy to me)
-Very light for its size
-Like the solid click it makes when flipped open or closed
-Like the set up for text messaging. (u can assign voice ringers for texts, my old samsung couldnt do that)
-Can customize pictures as caller id when ppl call
-Assign ringtones to people when they call
-Assign picture as wallpaper on outter LCD
-Even though no blutooth, the earpiece is very loud and has good clarity

Cons'
-Barely hear the ring volume
-Battery life is short, which is dealable due to a car charger
-I dropped it once maybe 4 feet, and the phone wouldnt power back on. (not as durable as motorollas) but t-mobile switched it out w/me
-No bluetooth (i really dont care for it newaz)
-sometimes the outter LCD contrast goes bright by itself and i have to open and close it to make it go normal
-The SD card amazon sent me dosnt work. it came DAO
-No alarm to remind things set on the calander
-Can't customize faceplate, so if u scratch it bad, u have to live with it until u get a new phone
-No speaker
-The belt clip dosnt come w/package, and its not very reliable while trying to hold ur phone. (sometimes phone falls out)

Keep in mind that all phones have their flaws, i just really wish that the ringer was louder, my SD worked, and there was speaker phone. Otherwise all the other problems might just be my phone, and not necissarily every sharpTM150. But i love how much i can customize my phone to my liking. The backlight is green for the buttons, but i really dont care, it could be purple for all its worth. I like the phone a lot. More than my Samsung, and my brothers motorolla. (His v220 feels like a toy compared to this phone)
As for the service, T-mobile is horrible in my house, and it has been like that for the past 2 years. I think this phone has given me the least amount of dropped calls though. But they have pretty good customer support. Its 24/7, more than other cellular companies.
(if u want unlimited ringers go to www.freeringers.net. 8$ ulmtd ringers, wallpapers)

4-0 out of 5 stars Sharp TM150 (T-Mobile) is a decent CAMERA PHONE...
As mentioned in the title, it is a great camera phone.Its notable features are its mega-pixel camera and accompanying screen.However, there are issues with it that has been well documented in many sites.But first, I will describe my history with it and you can decide what to think.

I switched providers from Sprint PCS to T-Mobile because I will be travelling to many places within and outside the United States.Travel in the U.S., I would give Sprint coverage the edge over T-Mobile (my wife has T-mobile), and I was able to compare signal strength and areas of coverage, etc.However, once I left the border (except for some places in Canada), I had no coverage with Sprint.We had to rely on my wife's phone when we went to Italy for our honeymoon.Because we are going to Jamaica, Amsterdam, and London this summer, we needed a reliable phone and service provider.

UPDATE:The coverage in Jamaica was excellent!The phone instantly recognized the two providers, and I was given a choice between the two (CWJ and Digicel). FYI, if you can get at least a tri-mode phone, which is what the TM150 is, it will allow you to use CWJ, which works on the 1900 MHz frequency, and with internet/data access.Digicel only works on the 900/1800 MHz, and does not allow for t-zone access.I will be traveling to Amsterdam in a week, so hopefully I get the same coverage and luck (or better).

I've had this phone for almost two weeks, so I can make comparisons and preliminary reviews.

Pros:
- Great Camera!I was the envy of camera phone owners.There are others who had problems with the blurred or ghost pictures, but I've had no problems in daylight/bright light.Night shots are a bit difficult to obtain, but I just switch over to night-shot mode, and most of the problems are remedied.
- Great internal screen!Very big, with the look of a high-res monitor (a comparison that can be equivalent to looking at an Xbrite monitor on my Sony VAIO, compared to my Compaq notebook).This, coupled with the megapixel camera, made for great pictures and great times viewing the pictures among friends.
- Average Signal Strength, so far.I'm in San Francisco, and it gets the same coverage as my old Sprint phone (Samsung)
- Hi-Res downloadable ringtones
- Relatively easy switch of carrier from Sprint to T-Mobile (relatively speaking, of course)

Cons:
- Low ringer volume.This is also well-documented by many consumers. There really is no way to get around it, as far as I was able to manage it.
- A big body. This is a significantly large phone.If you are used to the smaller phones like Motorola V180, this phone will feel like a brick.Personally, even though I do not like bulky phones, I eventually grew to like the feel of the phone.
-The battery life is not the greatest.But, it might be due to the fact that I have been using the camera a lot, so it's been sucking up a lot of battery juice.I did find that I can go for 2 full days of using both the phone and the camera function (quite extensively) before I ran out of battery, which is not bad at all.

If you like a camera phone, with an exceptional camera, the Sharp TM150 is the way to go.There are other megapixel cameras out there, which I have yet to try out.However, I am quite happy with this phone.

I'll try to post some pictures online, so check it out!

3-0 out of 5 stars GPS & $29.99 contract/Weak Battery, Expensive Software
I have had the Sharp T-Mobile 150 for a month. The phone's screen is brilliant and reception in major urban areas indoors and in one's home is good. But the volume cannot be increased enough to hear whomever you called while walking on a busy street with trucks, taxi cabs, etc. Guess I need to use the earphones or get a hearing aid! I love the $29.99 for 300 minutes one-year contract (2-year contract not required), the rebate, the size and low weight of the TM-150. However, I tested the battery. The 750mah battery has an actual stand-by time of about 22 hours, and talk time of less than two hours. Sharp should have made a stronger battery for this phone, in my opinion. If you can talk for two or three hours on the go to one person, get a different phone. I have had to buy two extra batteries, and have to make sure they are fully charged when I go for a walk, out in the city to take urban photographs, etc. Additionally, the software and cable which allow you to manage"My Contacts" and other features costs $51.95 plus S/H on T-Mobile.com. If the battery were better, I would rate the phone at 5 stars.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great display and I/O features
Pros: This phone has a great display - it is large and high-color. It takes great pics (858x1144) - although it's not going to replace a "real" camera, it blows away other phone cameras I've seen. Connectivity via the memory card makes copying images and ringtones very easy; I assume using a USB cable (not supplied) works equally well.* It can be configured to show a calendar on the screen (although some people will find the font impossible to read). All ports have rubber plug-thingies to prevent dirt, etc. from plugging holes. The navigation pad is nice. Sound quality is good. Analog clock on outer display is handy. Several messaging options. Web navigation actually worked.

Cons: The metallic blue-green color isn't my cup of tea. The silver buttons seem a bit cheapo-flashy to me. The menu organization is a bit strange; for example I haven't figured out how to *easily* change the ring volume (you've got to click through several menus to "Personalize" the current profile. Also too many default options launch you into T-Zones (for example: Why should the default location for browsing pictures be the T-Zones based "My Album" rather than the phone memory? Why is the default action after taking a picture to email it, rather than save it? Answer: becasue they want to make money from T-Zones) .
Also, as many have pointed out: no alarm reminders tied directly to appointments, although it does give you 5 configurable alarms.
Still, for the price I think this is an excellent buy. Highly recommended.

* Get the free apps Audacity (open-source from SourceForge) and WSCMA2 (from Yamaha) and you can convert MP3 files (and others) to the MMF format to make your own ringtones.

1-0 out of 5 stars Amazon, shipping too slooooow.
I ordered this phone in March, i waited for 2 weeks..then nothing. When i checked online it was bumped by a week...then i cancelled it... www.buy.com offered the same deal, with faster shipping. ... Read more


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (5)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


39. Nokia 3660 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Nokia
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B0002912PQ
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Nokia
Sales Rank: 1213
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Overview

Compatible with T-Mobile cell phone service, the Nokia 3660 is an update of the 3650 Smartphone, with a more conventional keypad, plus Web and Bluetooth connectivity, a built-in VGA digital camera, video MMS, and more, all displayed on a 176x208 pixel, 65k color MD-TFD screen. It accepts MMC cards for upgradeable memory, and runs on the GSM 900/1800/1900 platform.

Calling Features:

Used simply as a phone, the 3660's features include vibrating alert, call timers, redial, missed call indicator, call log, voice activated dialing, any-key answer, auto-answer, speed dial, mute, differential ring, a separate voice mail button, and a 500-entry phone book capacity. Nokia also supports TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf), and hearing aid support for the Nokia LPS-3 Loopset, (adapter and Loopset sold separately).

 



Users can add different media elements to e-mail messages.

See a detailed diagram of the Nokia 3660's features.

 

Messaging and Internet:

Advanced MMS capabilities built in to the 3660 enable users to send, edit, forward, and receive image, text, audio, and video messages over the wireless Internet, to and from compatible phones or PCs. You'll also get instant messaging capability, messaging templates, SMS two-way messaging, conventional email, and predictive text assistance. Beyond messaging, the 3660's Internet connectivity lets you access online services such as stock quotes, road directions, airline information, entertainment, and more. You can also download Java applications (version J2ME) to add additional capabilities to your phone, and high-speed data transfer and download round out the package.

Organizer:

Running on the Series 60 (Symbian 6.1) operating system, this Smartphone delivers organizer features such as a calendar, calculator with currency converter, date book with event storage, and voice memo. You can also transfer this data to your PC wirelessly via the phone's Bluetooth capability.

Fun and Games:

For fun, the 3660 sports a built-in 640 x 480 pixel digital camera, with a video recorder that captures about 10 seconds worth of video at a time at 15 fps. You can also download and play video clips and movie trailers using the genuine RealOne video player, and store clips and trailers in the camera for later use. Pictures taken with the camera can be stored in the phone or sent to others via multimedia messaging. The 3660 also features 24 chord ring tone capability. Users can assign different tones for different callers in the 3660's phonebook, and assign separate tones to denote incoming messages, faxes, and reminders.



The Nokia 3660 features the RealOne Player for music and video playback.

Vital Statistics:

The Nokia 3660 weighs 4.59 ounces and measures 5.1 x 2.24 x 1 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at up to 4 hours talk time, and up to 200 hours standby time. ... Read more

Features

  • Integrated video/digital camera
  • Integrated Bluetooth wireless technology
  • 3.4 MB on board storage, MultiMediaCard expansion slot
  • Oversized display;supports 65,000 colors for MP4 video playback
  • High-speed internet access, supports Java-based downloads

Reviews (10)

5-0 out of 5 stars 3660
VEry easy to use and although it is fairly big it is a great price for a great phone!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good one nokia 3660
This phone is an excellant phone. The RF reception and signal strength are extremely good. Comapred with other manufacturer phone for the same provider at my desk. Other phones=0 bars. This phone gives 2 bars.

Feature wise this is good too with all required features.

Camera is on the back and it gets scratched and dusted often. I think this has been a problem with almost all camera phones. May be they should think of giving a small sliding door to cover the lens.

Customer support is very good.

5-0 out of 5 stars Avid Nokia User
The 3600 is a slightly updated version of the Nokia 3650. The updates are only the higher resolution screen and the normal configuration of the buttons.

Nokia makes some of the best phones around and the 3660/3650 is no exception. The phone gets great reception, is simple to use and has some great features.

One thing that makes the phone easy to use is its customizable menu. Not only can you arrange features in the order you want, but you can create, name and organize new folders in the menu. Adding and moving features from one folder to another is a snap.

Another great feature is the ability to download third party software. For my 3660 I have downloaded file compression, mp3 playback, and remote control programs. They work great and give my phone features that few other phones have. (and many can be found free online!)

The Bluetooth is a great feature and I have had no problems with it. Personally, I recommend buying a quality Bluetooth PC adapter from a reputable company i.e. Kensington or Belkin. Also, it is not necessary to use Nokia PC Suite to send or recieve files with Bluetooth. The only use for PC Suite is to convert mp3's to ringtones. Otherwise Windows XP supports file transfer for pictures, mp3's (with a playback capable program added to the phone), and information. Once a connection is established, I choose the file I want to transfer on my PC, right click, choose "send to...", choose "bluetooth" where my phone is listed and there you have it.

The phone may be big, but only when compared to flip style phones which are always bigger when flipped open. Honestly it is smaller than your hand and less than an inch thick. The 3390 is about the same size as is the current 6010 (both very popular). You could go with the Samsung E715 flip camera phone, but you lose 3rd party support, speaker phone, video capture/playback, bluetooth capability, expandable memory, and ease of use.

If you want a phone that does it all, does it well, and looks really sweet with a black face plate, go with the 3660.

P.S. the 6600 has only a larger memory card 32 v. 16 and wireless sync capabilities over the 3660.

2-0 out of 5 stars inconvience
My friend and I traded phones because we have T-mobile so all we needed to do was to switch SIM cards. Unfortunately, someone ran over my phone so I was presented with what seemed like a fairly nice Nokia camera phone.

For the first couple of weeks, I enjoyed the camera and video options. I could access websites, but it does not offer AIM.After a while, the rotary numbers become annoying to use when trying to save someone's number when you just ran into them and have no time to talk.

The size is also inconvienent. I can compare it to a remote control. My friends actually joke about it. It's a common topic when someone first sees my phone. When you don't want to carry a purse or a bookbag, carrying it in your back pocket, or any pocket for that matter, it weighs down your pants.

The battery life is fairly decent. It lasts for 2 days tops.

All in all, I would have to say this phone is a hassle. It's not for fast-paced people, although it offers many options like a calendar, the internet, camera, and a converter calculator. I have seen many other phones that offer these options and are much more convienent. I also do not think the money is worth it for this Nokia. Save your money for something like an iPod, and go with a Samsung.

5-0 out of 5 stars perfect
I got a Nokia3650. I think it's great. So when my contact is end. I got this one. I haven't got it yet. But I am sure it's perfect! ... Read more


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (7)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buy this ridiculously inexspensive Power phone!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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