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1. Audiovox CDM8910 Phone (Verizon
$249.99 list($319.99)
2. Audiovox SMT5600 Smartphone (Cingular)
$134.99 list($149.99)
3. Audiovox 8910 Flasher V7 Blue
$89.99 list($119.99)
4. Audiovox 8610 Vox Phone (Virgin
list($319.99)
5. Audiovox SMT5600 Smartphone -
$299.99
6. PCS Vision Audiovox PM-8920 Picture
list($149.99)
7. Audiovox 8910 Flasher V7 Silver
list($99.99)
8. Audiovox 8500 Vox Phone (Virgin
list($399.99)
9. Audiovox PPC4100 Pocket PC Phone
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10. Audiovox CDM9900 Phone (Verizon
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11. Audiovox CDM8900 Phone (Verizon

1. 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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (7)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Buy this ridiculously inexspensive Power phone!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (29)

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

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

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

the phone

Pros-
desigined for teen usage, good graphics

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

menu is very colorful- a pleasure to the eye

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

flash is somewhat useful

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

can put on silencer by holding down *

easy to top up, etc...

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

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

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

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

Cons-

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

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

service

pros

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

cons

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (66)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


5. Audiovox SMT5600 Smartphone - Next Generation (AT&T)
by AT&T Wireless
list price: $319.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00068577C
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: AT&T Wireless
Sales Rank: 1217
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. The built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. 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). Users who want Internet connectivity on the road with their laptop or PDA can select an AT&T Mobile Internet package and tap the SMT5600's wireless modem capabilities.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the MPx200 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 256 MB 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 (60)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Phone - Small, light, and versatile
I've had this phone for about two weeks now.

OK, I'm no phone guru.Previously, I've owned one phone - a Samsung flip-phone for four+ years.That was a great phone, but the hinges on the flip cover had started to break after so many years, and quite a few falls too I might add.

But, I can say the AudioVox is a great phone.Put it this way, three employees at the Cingular (ex-AT&T) store where I got it ALSO have one - so that's an endorsment from peope who ought to know what's good.

It's very small, very light and very cool!

It has:

- Microsoft "Smartphone" operating system.
- Camera - with tons of settings to alter the image
- Video Camera - ditto on the settings
- Ability to store 1GB of files (music, movies, whatever) on a Mini SD cards
- Bluetooth
- Infrared
- Ability to have e-mail PUSHED to the device - like a Blackberry -- but the "unlimited data" plan from Cingular is only $25 / month -- which is cheaper tan for a Blackberry.
- It took all my Outlook Contacts easily.Synching is a cinch!
- Outlook Calendar appointments can be entered on the phone or synched -- and when ytou are in aan Appointment, the phone automatically goes into "meeting mode" (vibrates, instead of ringing).Cool!
- You can surf the net
- Messenger
- Voice recorder
- Games
- Pocket MSN
- Explorer
- Windows media player 10 - which allows me to listen to tunes on my way to work (remember the 1GB of storage you can have?)
- tri-band that will work in Western Europe also!

The phone is a power miser considering what it's got going on. I charge battery every 2-3 days.When I just use it as a phone, I don't need to charge for 4 days.Right when I got the phone I went online and found a longer lasting battery that the standard one delivered -- but it's so economical on power, I don't think I'll need it!

Anyway, if you're looking to replace the phone you have, you might want to check out the AUDIOVOX SMT 5600.I paid $199 but I just saw it offered for free on a site that sells phones and services.

I switched from Sprint to Cingular, beacuse for my work I need a carrier that offers phones I can use both in the US and in Europe (and not a separate loner or rented phone) -- And I think only Cingular carries this little guy.

AUDIOVOX SMT 5600 - a feature-rich little phone!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best phone available.
The combination of intelligent features, bluetooth, video/audio and Windows Media Player 10 make this the best phone and certainly the best SmartPhone available.With the addition of a 512 MB MiniSD card the phone will hold 34 hours of video.

The only complaints are the rocker button is difficult to click.

4-0 out of 5 stars Best Phone ever had
Iam yet to test more functions on the phone. Big screen and more features. Video quality is good.

5-0 out of 5 stars It rocks in everyway
This phone is really a look into the next gen convergence devices you will be seeing in the months to come. Speaker is loud, camera quality is good, gprs is strong, ATT reception in houston is as bad as most people say it is. The only (im being really picky) thing missing is a querty keyboard. However it is well compensated by the great nokia style (maybe even better) T9 typing.

4-0 out of 5 stars Its really that good but....
Let me first tell you that i have researched this phone high and low..

Yes, it is really as good as cheap as it sounds! It has everything....Camera, Bluetooth, IR, USB, Windows Mobile 2003....one GREAT advantage over its strong competitor Mpx 200 is...the miniSD goes in the back which to me is an advantage...who wants a memory card sticking out from the side > Mpx 220

frankly, theres nothing out at there at this price with so many features but let me tell you to keep the following things in mind which collectively made me return the phone.

1. This is a tri-band (forget what all the websites claim that this is quad-band, its not)
2. The phone is great but it is cheap plastic...within 3 days just moving it in and out of pockets scratched the screen with 3-4 scratches..i am very careful not to throw it around or slide it across surfaces but it is very susceptible to getting scratches
3. Im not sure why people complain about this but yes..it has an average quality 640x480 camera, to me this is an emergency snap device, not a carl zeiss quality camera
4. This is a problem with Windows Mobile, not this phone but ofcourse you have to live with the OS in the phone...the more apps you're running ..the slower the phone becomes since they're still in the memory...you have to constantly go to task manager and close them to free memory..just closing an app while using it DOES not close it...it just minimizes it
5. Finally, i absolutely hated the idea of putting in my calendar every day by pressing keys 3 times till i got my letter..if your PRIMARY purpose is data/email, you CANNOT live without a keyboard on the phone...

So far...i still have not found a sub $200 keyboard phone with comparable features of this phone...the hunt goes on :) ... Read more


6. PCS Vision Audiovox PM-8920 Picture Phone (Sprint)
by Sanyo
list price: $299.99
our price: $299.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002HDBUW
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Sanyo
Sales Rank: 4126
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

While this phone's claim to fame is its 1.3 megapixel still camera, it's also a full-featured phone with a speakerphone, an airplane mode and support for Sprint PCS vision wireless Internet services.

Design
The 8920's traditional clamshell form factor sports a large 128 x 160 display with a stunning 260,000 colors. A supplementary 96 x 64 color display on the outside of the cover displays picture IDs, call information, battery life, time of day, signal strength and more.An extendable antenna is located on the top right side of the phone while the phone's 1.3 megapixel (1280 x 960) camera unit is housed on top of the phone. A unique macro switch allows you to capture incredible detail in shots that feature very close subjects. A quick camera button, as well as up/down keys for volume control are located on the left side of the phone. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button above the handset's dial pad. A 2.5mm headset jack is also provided, as is a USB-compatible data connector.

Calling Features
The 8920's built-in address book allows you to store up to 300 entries, with each entry storing up to five numbers/addresses, for a total capacity of up to 1,500 numbers and up to 300 email and Web addresses. You can customize your caller ID by linking a downloaded image or photo to a specific phone number in your phone book. Choose from 11 multi-chord, melodic ring tones and eight traditional ring tones, including a vibrating alert. The 8920's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911 (where available). Perhaps most importantly for users in rural areas, the 8920 is a tri-mode phone, meaning it can operate on Sprint's digital PCS network, as well as analog networks that serve many outlying areas.

The 8920's speakerphone lets you talk handsfree wherever you roam, while the phone's voice dialing function makes calling as easy as saying a contact's name. An integrated airplane mode turns off the unit's phone functions while still allowing you to use phone's camera, tools and games.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The phone supports text and picture messaging for sending and receiving high-quality photos and quick notes to friends and colleagues. (Sprint PCS 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.

As mentioned the 8920 supports PCS Vision services, including email and instant messaging capabilities. Sprint PCS Vision transforms the wireless experience from something that's simply functional into something visual, entertaining and highly personalized. MSN Hotmail, Yahoo Mail and AOL Instant Messenger are all supported by Sprint's PCS Vision service. PCS Vision mobile Web services let you check out sports scores, get your seven-day forecast, check your flight status, and stay up to date with the latest news. Experience full-color graphic versions of popular Web sites.

For business users, the 8920 offers something special. Sprint PCS Business Connection service is supported by the phone and it gives you secure, remote, real-time access to Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes information-- including email messages and attachments, calendar, business directory and personal contacts. You can also respond to meeting requests, access documents stored on your desktop PC, and view email from Internet email accounts, including Sprint PCS Mail, Yahoo!, Earthlink and more.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the 8920, including a calendar, a calculator, an alarm clock. A voice recorder lets you record up to 60 minutes of voice memos.

Entertainment
In addition to a macro mode, the 8920's 1.3 megapixel camera includes a built-in flash, self-timer, and a 8x digital zoom capability. You can also choose from five different picture resolution settings. With PCS Vision service, you can download games like Tetris and Pac-Man, as well as additional ringers, screensavers and backgrounds.

Vital Statistics
The Audiovox CDM-8920 weighs 3.88 ounces and measures 3.40 x 1.85 x .90 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.5 hours of digital talk time, and up to 168 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 CDM-8920 handset, lithium-ion battery, AC charger, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Built-in 1.3 Megapixel Camera with built-in Flash
  • Voice Activated Dialing and 2-Way Speakerphone
  • Tri Mode CDMA Operation (800 MHz Amps/800 MHz CDMA/1900 MHz PCS)
  • 260K Color TFT Screens inside and out
  • Includes phone and rapid travel charger

Reviews (5)

2-0 out of 5 stars Poor sound quality and speaker
* To be fair, I liked about the phone the camera resolution and the zoom, but it is very slow even on the least resolution.
* The camera shutter response is very delayed, that makes it very hard to capture some thing moving even in low speeds.
* The phone got a good voice dialing feature but the phone, for some reason, becomes deaf after using the feature for some time.I discovered that the phone gains its hearing-abilities after you erase the recorded voice dial and re-record it.
* You can not add your wife work phone and mobile phone to the voice dialing.It has to be only one entry.
* Horrible speaker
* Un-acceptable voice quality.
* The headset volume is very inconveniently loud.And when you try to lower the volume, it goes down but to a certain level.That level is still too loud that can damage your ear drum especially if you are using these silicon headsets from Jabra.

JMG.

1-0 out of 5 stars Unacceptably poor sound quality
The quality of the sound of the earpiece speaker, the speakerphone and the ringer are simply the worst I have ever encountered. Elevating the volume of any of these causes significant amounts of distortion. The earpiece is also very poorly designed in that moving the phone in the slightest will cause total occlusion of the sound, so the phone must be held almost perfectly still. The camera, although rated at an impressive 1.3 megapixels, renders images that fall well below expectations of such a relatively high resolution. The phone has a very competitive feature set, but few of the features perform satisfactorily. I returned it after 10 days of disappointment, and was told by the unsurprised Sprint representative that despite the phone's newness, the return rate was already quite high. In its place, I purchased a Sanyo 8200 with which I am absolutely satisfied. The only good thing I can say about the Audiovox phone is that the display was bright and clear, and had extremely vivid color. Don't be tempted by the rich set of features - pass on this phone.

3-0 out of 5 stars It's okay, but mine choked.
The reception on this phone works well in L.A., but mine choked and wouldn't reboot after 4 months--all I was doing was assigning images to the contacts in my phonebook. A Sprint store replacedthe phone (which was still in warranty). But what is truly appalling is that there's no way to download the photos you take to your PC (that I know of) without hacking the phone and getting a mysterious data cable that may not even work. SHAME ON SPRINT for forcing consumers into buying their ridiculous $15 per month minimum just to get the photos out of the phone. The only reason I chose this phone was because it had the highest megapixels available at the time in a cell phone camera. Sigh. Verizon is doing the same thing: pay extra for this... when all you want to do is get the pictures out of the phone. Ugh.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy Audiovox
You might want to think twice about buying an Audiovox phone. I've had one for 2 1/2 months now. Well, I've actually had it only 2 months. It took a little over two weeks for the company to repair it when it stopped getting any signals.

But, less than 24 hours after I got it back the phone another problem! This time with the keypad. Audiovox won't let the dealer replace it. It's gotta be sent back again.

So, bad quality, bad repair, and bad customer service. Buy at your own risk.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great phone - vice pickup too loud
This is a great phone.It has many cool features like built in 300 name phonebook, ability to associate pictures with phone book entries, and of course the camera itself.However, there is a problem.We have two phones and they both have the same problem.No matter who we call, they complan that we are "yelling" at them.Our voices are loud and distorted on the receiving end.We notice the same thing when we talk to each other.We can find no way to turn the mike sensitivity down.Holding it far from our mouth - like at our waste - doesn't improve things much and of course then we can't hear what the other end is saying.Turning down the volume doesn't help either.Only thing that helps is to talk in a whisper or switch to speaker phone mode.I hope they get a fix for this soon because I love the rest of the features of this phone. ... Read more


7. Audiovox 8910 Flasher V7 Silver Phone (Virgin Mobile)
by Virgin Mobile
list price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002ZQGSI
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Virgin Mobile
Sales Rank: 2698
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Amazon.com Product Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features

  • Make some noise with this Camera Phone
  • Full-color screen
  • Opens with a flip
  • Superphonic (Real Music) Ringtones
  • Two-way speakerphone

8. Audiovox 8500 Vox Phone (Virgin Mobile)
by Virutex
list price: $99.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00009M4V8
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Virutex
Sales Rank: 1226
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Audiovox "Vox" 8500 features a speakerphone, polyphonic ringtones, support for Virgin Mobile wireless Internet services, and much more. This sporty companion will keep you in touch with style to spare. It's the perfect complement to Virgin Mobile service.

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

Calling Features
The 8500's built-in address book can store up to 99 entries for quick and easy management of your contacts. 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. Voice dialing is supported, as are voice commands, so you can both dial numbers and control certain functions of the phone without ever touching it. A built-in speakerphone lets you talk handsfree while you're on the go.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The 8500 covers the messaging basics with support for sending and receiving text messages easily and quickly (Virgin Mobile text messaging charges apply). T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

The phone fully supports Virgin Mobile's wireless content service, VirginXtras. Use the pay-per-use service to download ringtones, get content and vote in TV-based polls via the MTV area of your phone, or get jokes and updates from Comedy Central. Pick a celebrity voice to answer your voicemail, or get a Sponge Bob thought of the day. Need to jog your memory? Use Virgin's wacky song ID service. Press the Song ID command, point your 8500 towards a song that's playing in the room, and within minutes a text message appears identifying the song's title.

The 8500 ships with a number of handy tools including a calendar, a calculator and an alarm clock.

Entertainment
The phone features custom Virgin Mobile graphics-- screen savers, wallpaper and menu icons-- that let you dress up your phone to suit your personality.

Vital Statistics
The Audiovox 8500 weighs 3.2 ounces and measures 3.3 x 1.6 x .90 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 2.5 hours of digital talk time, and up to 110 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the CDMA 1900 frequency. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Audiovox 8500 handset, AC charger, lithium-ion battery, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • No prepaid minutes included. Comes with battery and charger
  • Seven changeable backlight display colors to match your mood
  • External Caller ID Display: know who's calling without opening your phone
  • 2-way text messaging, 1-touch and voice dialing
  • Charger included for powering up

Reviews (159)

5-0 out of 5 stars no problems for over a year
Let me start by saying I've owned this phone since it came out with no problems to speak of, even after being chewed up by the dog, and thrown from a second floor window by the good ole ex.Let me also state that I hate cell phones.I don't like being reached and hate carrying things that make my pockets buldge out, or paraphanalia which would look right at home on Batmans utility belt (yup, I'm not batman).
With that said, I think you should understand why I don't care if a phone has pretty graphics, a color screen, a camera, a million differant options and/or color cases to show your teeny bopper friends just how cool you are.
I probably make and recieve two to three calls a week, and I pay the minimum.I think it's something like 7$ a month, and I have more than enough minutes for what I use it for.If I want to make a phone call, well, I also pay for a house phone, and am lucky enough to have a job which supplies me with yet another phone.And somewhere inbetween the two, I make very few phone calls.
I suppose in the end if you don't make a lot of calls, then this is perfect.It fits nicely in the glove box, and is cheap. And I also live in a large city (chicago) and it works everywhere perfectly, even when I've driven to the south east all the way out to north cali.The only place I don't get reception is in my office, which is fine, because it has a phone already in it.
I thank Virgin Mobile for making a phone for people like me (people that need a mobile phone ONLY because this new bopper phase of spoiled convienence has eliminated almost all pay phones-i despise all of you)

1-0 out of 5 stars Small.....But everything else a "BIG PROBLEM!"
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!! I have had enough w/ it! This is probably the worst phone ever made! I live in a major city and yet do I ever have a decent reception! I have no problem with the company (Virgin Mobile)....just the freakin' phone! There are sooooo many cons about this phone! No games, Speaker volume will fade for no reason, Phone will shut off when in silent mode and turn back on all loud and evrything (which really sux when im in class), Then after using it for like 10 min. (like txt messaging or VirginXtras) the phone will heat up so bad to where it starts to burn ur hand!, LCD Background colours suck! U can't read anything, No good txt message memory, Speakerphone will turn on in the middle of a conversation (OUCH!).....Thankfully this phone broke after 3 frustrating yrs. (it's a pretty strong phone...I give it that) So im now thinking of upgrading to the VOX 8610, But still paranoid if the 8610 will be like the 8500....

4-0 out of 5 stars My Review
I think this phone is the perfect starter phone for a teenager. This was my second cell phone ever. And I just recently bought a new one to upgrade. It works great, I get great reception. (I'm in PA) I took it to FL with me last summer and it worked great! If you are one of those "high tech" people. This isn't the phone for you. But for starters, it's great.

3-0 out of 5 stars Spend the extra $20 and upgrade
I really, really didn't want to purchase yet another phone.For over 10 years I have had a mobile plan and every time I switch companies they make me buy a phone (please, please recycle your old ones.Target takes them.Ok, off my soap box)So I wanted to get the best deal, so I went for this phone since it was on clearance for $80.Big mistake.

To be fair, it's a great looking phone...from the outside.It's the smallest one I have ever seen.But it has a "black and white" screen-- so dated.For $20 more you can get the 8610 and get a full-color screen.The phone is a little bigger (I mean a LITTLE bigger) but the screen is the best.The 8500 does have a backgroung color (choice of 8), but it only stays on for 20 seconds max. and then turns to that outdated green screen with grey lettering.

This was the very first phone Virgin ever had and the 8610 is an upgrade in ever sense of the word.Better screen, better ring tones, better reception.I switched and you should too.You won't be sorry.

But hey, if this model goes on *super-duper* clearance, go for it!It's sweet, and looks and feels great.But I wouldn't pay more than $50 for it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Decent
Firstly, I do not believe any Virgin Mobile phone is meant for the serious cell phone user. With no free nights or weekends and having to pay 25 cents a minute for the first ten minutes you talk a day (10 cents a minute after that), you rack up the bill pretty fast.

There is a serious convenient factor, seeing how you can actually pay your bill from your phone.

It's not very manly either. As said in other reviews, the screensavers are Sunflower, Cuddly Bear, and Flower Cart. You cannot download others from this phone.

If you like MTV and Comedy Central, you're in luck because so does Virgin Mobile. You can get various features from each channel sent to your phone for a fee.

All in all, if you talk alot, go for something with free nights and weekends on a service plan. If you need a phone for emergencies, this is your man (or girl). ... Read more


9. Audiovox PPC4100 Pocket PC Phone - Next Generation (AT&T)
by AT&T Wireless
list price: $399.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002NS8Z4
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: AT&T Wireless
Sales Rank: 3046
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with AT&T cell phone service, the Audiovox PPC 4100 Pocket PC phone is Audiovox's first GSM PDA phone. It features a 400 MHz XScale processor for top-flight speed, as well as a speakerphone, infrared capabilities, an SD card slot, MP3 player, and the all the Pocket Microsoft software you'd expect from a PDA, including Pocket Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Windows Media Player. All this is displayed on a very large 240 x 320 pixel, 65k color LCD screen.

Calling Features
Used simply as a phone, the 4100 features a touch screen and stylus for easy navigation to a variety of handy features, including speakerphone, a dedicated voice mail button, voice mail indicator, volume select/display, and signal strength indicator. You'll also get polyphonic ring tones, call restriction capability, a headphone jack, and more.

Messaging and Internet
When you want to get online, GPRS Class 10 functionality provides uninterrupted and very quick data transmission and seamless nationwide coverage. Navigation and connectivity is made even easier via the built in Pocket Internet Explorer browsing software. The 4100 also provides MMS text messaging and MSN Messenger capabilities.

Organizer
The real backbone of the 4100 is its PDA/organizer capabilities, which include a fully loaded package with Pocket Outlook, MSN Messenger, Pocket Internet Explorer, Transcriber, Pocket Word, Media Player 9, and Pocket Excel, as well as Terminal Services Client, Note Taker, Voice Recorder, Active Sync, and a standard calculator, calendar, and alarm reminder system. You can sync up your organizer data with your PC wirelessly via the infrared connection , using the included Microsoft ActiveSync software.

Fun and Games
For fun, the 4100 comes with an MP3 player with which you can download music from innumerable providers on the Web or directly from your computer's hard drive. You'll also get Microsoft Pictures editing software, and the games Solitaire and Jawbreaker.

Vital Statistics
The Audiovox PPC4100 weighs 6.16 oz. and measures 4.29 x 2.69 x 8.5 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at 255 minutes minimum digital talk time, and 104 hours minimum digital standby time. It runs on GSM 800/1800/1900 MHz, using the Windows Mobile for Pocket PCs 2003 Phone Edition platform.

What's in the box
Audiovox PPC 4100 PDA phone, desktop cradle, and software ... Read more

Features

  • Tri-band GSM Pocket PC device equipped with Microsoft Windows® Mobile 2003 software
  • Built-in phone functionality and a sophisticated application processor to support your demanding communication needs
  • Seamless nationwide coverage as well as GPRS Class 10 functionality for quicker data transmission
  • Powerful software - Pocket Outlook, MSN Messenger, Pocket Internet Explorer, Transcriber, Pocket Word, Media Player 9, Pocket Excel, Pictures, Terminal Services Client, Note Taker, Voice Recorder, Active Sync, Calculator, Solitaire Game, Jawbreaker Game
  • Includes Desktop Cradle, Pocket PC Phone and software

Reviews (14)

1-0 out of 5 stars I would NOT buy this phone again
I purchased the Audiovox PPC4100 a couple of months ago to replace my older Pocket PC phone.I am an experienced user of Pocket PC's both the PDA and Phone Edition.I used the unit in the brief time in which I was able, as my primary communications device during business travel.In other words I really use this, it is not an attractive toy to impress others.

0.The unit broke after 7 months of use.

1.This platform is unstable, unable to work reliably with the latest version of Pocket PC phone edition.
2.The earbud plug is nonstandard and none of your other earbuds will work with this unit.
3.The included earbud sound is weak and hard to hear.
4.The unit does not offer Bluetooth as an alternative
5.The stylus began slipping out of its holster after 3 weeks of use and fell out all the time
6.The battery lasted unit about 2:00 each day when on travel, and sometimes the "battery low" warning would come on at 10:00 am but then run all the rest of the day fine.
7.I had to reboot the unit about 5 - 6 times per day after a couple of months.Then it started rebooting spontaneously.
8.Then it hard rebooted and I lost all my programs an
9. The charge cradle is bulky and you cannot travel with it and travel accessories cost a fortune (to much to pay for an 8 month use life)
10.the unit is precariously balanced in the massive charge cradle and falls out of the charge cradle with the slightest touch.It fell out as I moved it slightly one day and it knocked my coffee onto my computer keyboard and cost me a brand new keyboard.
11.AT&T and Cingular ran as far away from this device as they could.So here I am left with an Audiovox warranty repair, which is useless.That's like having a warranty on your heart...you just gotta wait 6 weeks while we get around to fixing it....yeah right...that's NOT customer support.That's faking it.

Take AT&T and Cingular's defacto advice and run away from this unit as far as you can.

1-0 out of 5 stars this is bad
I can't order this phone because the service plans or no good and if you call for help all you get is a run around. The plan for $39 is $85 and you can't change it. This is a trap and make you paid more. I wanted this phone but i can't get it because of the service plan.

2-0 out of 5 stars Audiovox has terrible customer and technical support
Beware of Audiovox support. They are rude and are very stingy when it comes to the warranty. The charged me for repairs even though I had the phone only three months. The screen is good and the applications are wonderful but the phone is fragile.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best phone ever made: It has ALL
Have been a regular pocket pc user for last few years. Carrying a pocket pc with a cell phone always made it troublesome for me and thus was looking for a phone which has both the capabilities. And I must say that I have found one !

Audiovox PPC 4100 is the phone of choice. After reading through the reviews, I thought that this phone is not worth buying and has its own hardware problems..but still went to buy this phone and I must say that this was my best decision.

Firstly, I liked the phone size. It is a very sleek phone (of course with Pocket PC capability) and thus fits into the shirt pocket very easily without popping out of the pocket. Screen size is big enough for reading emails, contacts, calander and notes. It is not bulky as my Pocket PC 3600.

Some of the features that I liked about this phone are:

1. Silent mode and ringtone mode
2. Pocket Internet Explorer
3. SD Card
4. Wireless connectivity (Infrared)
5. Stereo headsets

Product manual on the websites said that phone comes with only one stylus..but it came with 2 (which was kind of cool).

Adding a 1GB SD card makes this phone even a substitute for an IPOD (Though this phone may not hold 10,000 songs as IPOD but this is a PHONE...).

This phone is so convenient for use that one can check all emails (I can even connect to my office email server) and thus one can be connected even while travelling.

Amazon.com has $200 rebate on original price of $349.00 which makes this cool tool cost only $149 which is far less for a Pocket PC phone compared to i700 or HP phones. The phone is a tri band GSM phone and thus can be used anywhere in the world.

Phone comes with wonderful Microsoft Mobile OS 2003 which has very nice features. And if you are already a Pocket PC user, you will love this phone.

Business or personal..PPC 4100 suits all needs !

4-0 out of 5 stars Works fine as phone & PDA
Two and a half months of use and I've been pretty happy.

Works fine when used as a regular phone (i.e. up to your ear) and the PDA features are very quick to operate, due to the very fast processor.I also really like it's small size, smaller than other PocketPC Phones I've seen out there.It's easily pocketable in a shirt or pants pocket.

Phone reception has been better than average, even internationally.Jotting down a note or opening a file while on the phone is a seamless operation.The PPC4100 comes with a lot of storage capacity and great screen.I've used it to watch videos and listen to music.

On the minus side, I wish it had a louder ring and louder volume in speakerphone mode.Also, I wish it had built in bluetooth and WiFi.But, for the price, it's an excellent value.

I'm very happy to not have to carry my phone AND separate PDA, anymore! ... Read more


10. Audiovox CDM9900 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by Verizon Wireless
list price: $249.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006HHGZY
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With an ultra-high-resolution main display, a color outer display, a camera with flash and video capture capability, 6.5 MB of internal memory, and a speakerphone, the CDM-9900 is a powerful mobile companion. For those looking for high-end features, this Verizon phone delivers.

Design
The phone features a traditional clamshell design with a very large 240 x 320 color display with 260,000 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 secondary color LCD display on the back of the cover that displays incoming call information, picture IDs, 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 left side of the unit houses an extendable antenna while a charging port is housed on the unit's bottom edge. A 2.5mm headset jack is also provided, as is a USB-compatible data port.

Calling Features
The 9900 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. 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 9900 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 and Internet
The 9900 also covers all your messaging needs 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 9900. 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 9900. 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.

Imaging and Entertainment
Plenty of good times are built right into this handset. Its VGA camera makes it easier than ever to snap good pictures and share them with friends via picture messaging. The camera also supports video capture of clips up to 15 seconds in length. Polyphonic ringtones are included with the phone and there are plenty more to be had using Verizon's Get It Now service.

Vital Statistics
The Audiovox CDM-9900 weighs 4.09 ounces and measures 3.66 x 1.89 x 0.95 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.33 hours of digital talk time, and up to 380 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 CDM-9900 handset, lithium-ion battery, AC charger, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Ultra-High Resolution display
  • Video Recording and VGA Camera Capabilities
  • Built-In Speakerphone
  • BREW compatibile for great gaming!
  • Includes phone, charger and user documentation.

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice design, great battery life, but..........
I actually give this phone 2.6 stars, so I figured I would give it the benefit of the doubt and round it up to 3.It feels good and solid and has the right amount of weight without being bulky.The display screen is big and bright.During calls, the phone needs to be PRECISELY placed by the ear in order to hear the party on the other end.Major issue for me.Nice to have a speakerphone, but it must be held close like a walkie-talkie to hear, even in the quietest conditions. This sort of defeats the whole hands-free thing. With the exception of being all the way in the back of Walmart near the camping supplies, the black hole of cell phone reception, I always get at least 2 bars of signal.The menu functions are o.k. (at best) and can be a bit confusing; starting in one application and being directed to another.The battery life is excellent.I can go for almost 4 full days of consistent use before needing to charge the unit.The battery door is weak and flimsy, and prone to opening without meaning to, and the battery will likely pop out if the cover comes off.This model phone should have been designed with a battery pack that just fits the back of the phone without a cover, like most LG phones.To sum things up:

Pros:
1.Bright, crisp display
2.Excellent battery life
3.Good reception
4.Good solid feel
5.Speakerphone (see Cons as well)

Cons:
1.No Bluetooth
2.Requires precise ear placement
3.Menu confusing
4.Speakerphone sound quality
5.Battery door
6.Not a lot of accessories available
7.No PC connectivity or FTP without expensive Verizon
software.

I hoped this helped. ... Read more


11. Audiovox CDM8900 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by Verizon Wireless
list price: $219.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006593M0
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
Sales Rank: 7343
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Audiovox CDM8900 from Verizon Wireless might look like just another flip-phone, but its Internet and data capability, integrated camera, voice-activated dialing, and tri-mode operation are just some of the features under the hood that make this phone a winner. The CDM8900 definitely has it where it counts and this slim companion will get you plugged into the latest cell phone technology.

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

Calling Features
The CDM8900 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. 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 CDM8900 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 and Internet
The CDM8900 also 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 CDM8900. 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 CDM8900. 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.

Imaging and Entertainment
Plenty of good times are built right into this handset. Its VGA camera makes it easier than ever to snap good pictures and share them with friends via picture messaging. Fifteen ringtones are included with the phone and there are plenty more to be had using Verizon's Get It Now service.

Vital Statistics
The Audiovox CDM8900 weighs 3.28 ounces and measures 3.4 x 1.8 x 0.75 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 2.5 hours of digital talk time, and up to 103 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.

In the Box
Audiovox CDM8900 cell phone, travel charger, standard lithium-ion battery, holster, hand strap, user's manual, welcome CD, quick reference guide. ... Read more

Reviews (6)

3-0 out of 5 stars Yet another "non-phone" phone
It seems that most phone makers are so busy adding features (camera phone, fancy lights and ringers) that some important gaffs (IMHO) are made with the design.

The CDM8900's outside LCD is perfect example of this.While it seems obvious to me, it apparently wasn't to Audiovox, that the outside LCD should ALWAYS show the caller's ID when the phone is ringing.The 8900 toggles every 5 seconds between the caller ID and a "Verizon Wireless" banner.According to VZW, that toggling is supposed to show if you are roaming or not.Fine, but does it have to happen during an incoming call?!?!

Another 8900 goof: Speed dial #1 is hard-coded to your cell phone voice mail.You can't modify speed dial #1 so that it auto-dials your account password.Something my old Motorola did.

I would love to see a return of ergnonmic/common sense design in cell phones: Buttons that are easy to dial by touch, easier to see the displays in bad light, and easier to use when driving(like the Speed dial #1).

On the plus side, aside from a squeaky hinge for the flip, it's a sturdy phone with good volume and reception.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome phone!And here's a link for the product manual.
K. E. Espejo asked to buy a product manual from someone; here's a link for the CDM89000's 'homepage' and there is a link there that takes you to the manual in PDF format:

[...]

I've had this phone for just about a year and I LOVE it!The earpiece volume is LOUD, it maintains a signal in some tough terrain (Western PA), and it is pretty sturdy, having survived several drops.

Two gripes: The speakerphone could be louder, but works wonderfully in most situations.And the camera, well, the product is first and foremost a phone, so really, enough said, eh?

I would definitely recommend this phone.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best there is
This phone is amazing. it has plenty of features in it. I am very happy that I bought this phone. If you want to get a new phone, then look no further. This is also a great gift for kids. i really recommend this phone to you all.

4-0 out of 5 stars Manual or User's Guide
Phone works great but manual's missing. Have to navigate all buttons on my own. Can somebody sell or give me a copy of the CDM-8900 Manual or User's Guide, please?Thanks.

5-0 out of 5 stars This phone is glorious
This phone is VERY good. I use metroPCS and everyone knows that MPCS has A horrible connection. This phone has such good reception that it amazes me. YOu can also buy programs on teh phone such as MovieGoer(Tells you movie times and gives reveiws and etc.) MIDIRingTones (Buy a certain amount of credits and you can buy songs. 1 credit per song) Wall Paper Universe II (Beautiful backgrounds for your phone. Uses Credits also) and oh so much more. YOu can get games liek DUke Nukem, Bomberman, Pacman and so much more. I reccomend this phone to anyone who wants a compact, slick, and lightweight phone with good reception. The camera is awesome it never blurs or anything.

In conclusion: I love this phone and will continue to use it until they make something waaaay better than this. This phone is guaranteed to be useful for MANY MANY years. ... Read more


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