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1. Sony Ericsson Z500a Star Wars
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2. Sony Ericsson S710a Star Wars
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3. Sony Ericsson S710a Phone (Cingular)
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4. Sony Ericsson T637 Phone (Cingular)
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5. Sony Ericsson T637 Phone - Next
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6. Sony Ericsson Z500a Phone (Cingular)
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7. Sony Ericsson T68is Phone - Next
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8. Sony Ericsson T610 Phone (T-Mobile)
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9. Sony Ericsson T300 Phone With
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10. SonyEricsson P800 Phone (T-Mobile)
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11. Sony Ericsson P800 Phone - Next
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12. Sony Ericsson T616 Phone (Cingular)
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13. Sony Ericsson T68i Phone (T-Mobile)
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14. Sony Ericsson T226 Phone (Cingular)
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15. Sony Ericsson T237 Phone (Cingular)
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16. Sony Ericsson T616 Phone - Next
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17. Sony Ericsson T226 Phone - Next

1. Sony Ericsson Z500a Star Wars Edition Phone (Cingular)
list price: $199.99
our price: $49.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000932C9K
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
Sales Rank: 83
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

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

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

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


Exclusive Darth Maul graphic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (7)

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

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

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

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

Good things about this phone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conclusion:

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

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

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

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


2. Sony Ericsson S710a Star Wars Edition Phone (Cingular)
list price: $499.99
our price: $349.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000932CB8
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
Sales Rank: 197
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

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

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

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


Exclusive Darth Maul graphic.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (1)

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

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

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

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


3. Sony Ericsson S710a Phone (Cingular)
by Sony Ericsson
list price: $499.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006I2J96
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
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Features

  • Get ready for a world of true mobile imaging. A camera front - and a phone front.
  • The S710a 1.3 megapixel camera gives you the perfect picture
  • 1.9” 262K color-screen for picture satisfaction and easy-to-read messages.
  • The S710a also has a cool MP3 player
  • Bluetooth™ technology allows you to connect without wires

4. Sony Ericsson T637 Phone (Cingular)
by Sony Ericsson
list price: $249.99
our price: $159.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00028YSDK
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
Sales Rank: 292
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Sony Ericsson T637 features a built-in digital camera, multimedia messaging, polyphonic ringtones, and tons of ways for you to personalize its look and feel. Quality materials and a large and super-clear color display give this phone its sophisticated personality, and the T637 features a bright, super clear TFT screen with 65,536 colors. It offers high contrast, saturated colors, and a fast response time that's optimal for displaying games and other moving content.

Calling Features When you want to make a call, you use the phone side. Turn the phone around, and there's the camera side. When you're calling, you'll enjoy essential features like redial, vibrating alert, speed dialing, and side volume keys, as well as choice extras like sleep mode, menu shortcuts, keypad lock, SIM card lock, voice control, and status view.

Messaging and Internet The T637 offers chat-like functionality. The Java-based (and operator-dependent) instant-messaging client lets you remain online even when you're not in front of your PC. Create your own personalized buddy list and send instant messages to your friends--you'll see who's online and who's not.

Multimedia messaging (MMS) lets you compose your messages using images, sounds and text. QuickShare, meanwhile, lets you share content with other devices, other phones, even your computer--just drag and drop pictures from your PC to your phone.

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

Organizer As an organizer, the phone offers features like code memo, calculator, business card exchange, calendar, tasks, contacts, memory dynamic, phone book, conference calls, PIM sync, and call list. Integral to the organizer is its clock, which includes a stopwatch, an alarm, and a handy timer.

Cameras, Fun, and Games The camera couldn't be easier: just 1 click to activate it and another to take a picture. That's it. Then you're ready to save and send your picture to anywhere in the world using QuickShare. Want to view your pictures on your computer screen? The T637 can automatically enlarge pictures to VGA size (480 x 640 pixels). Software included in the phone recalculates picture size without sacrificing quality.

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

Create your own ringtone with the built-in MusicDJ using a library of pre-loaded instruments, rhythms, and melodies. Further, the phone's 32-voice polyphonic ringtones make your incoming calls sound like music to your ears. Use the ringtones you find in your phone or download new ones.

Vital Statistics The phone measures 4.02 x 1.69 x 0.67 inches (102mm x 43mm x 17mm) and weighs a typically light 3.26 ounces (92g). The T637 is a triple-band 850/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS phone. Internet settings include WAP 2.0, cHTML, a modem, OTA settings, and WTLS. You'll get 9 hours of talk time and 300 hours (12.5 days) of standby time. The phone comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

In the Box Phone, SIM card, battery, charging cord, a user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

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

Reviews (9)

4-0 out of 5 stars Can't beat the "cool" factor...
I've had a lot of phones, and I prefer Motorola phones, but I also needed Bluetooth, and the V600 was just too expensive for me. But this phone is fantastic! The screen is vibrant, the sounds quality if great and the features are SO cool! I found this open source software, float's Mobile Agent (search Google), that allows the user to connect with the phone through the bluetooth connection and do all kinds of things with the phone, like assign photos and rings to contacts, upload images, audio, themes, etc.. It's a gadget geek's dream come true... Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Get functionality and more with the T637
For the past three days, I spent a fairly good amount of time scouring the internet; researching cell phones. It was an arduous process. Painful really. Save yourself some time and decide three things you're looking for in a cell phone. This seriously helps get rid of half or at least a third of your options. Me?...I was looking for the following: ONE, a phone compatible with mac's isync. TWO, bluetooth. And THREE, great battery life. Bottom line, I got all three plus a lot more with this bad boy. You should know that despite two of the negative reviews posted here on Amazon, the T637 has scored extremely high with CNET, About.com, and many other tech reviewers. It scores high not just because of it's cool camera, bluetooth and mac compatibility, but also because of it's simple functionality. This is a great phone. Check it out for yourself.

1-0 out of 5 stars Cingular service not sold in my area by Amazon.com
I was trying to order Cingular Cellphone service from amazon.com. When I gave my zip code, it says the service is not available in my area. I called customer service and they told me to give some big city nearby. I gave Boston and it says service is available. I started placing my order and on credit check form it complained about the zip code being different from the service area. I called customer service again and this time I got the answer that if it is not available in my zip code I can not place the order. I tried few near by cities which are adjacent town and it says service is available. I was really confused about it. How do amazon.com really decides to skip some towns while providing service.

I'm frustrated with this experience and miscommunication from the customer serivce.

5-0 out of 5 stars Every day gets better with this phone
Hi - this is a great phone. Bluetooth syncs with my mac perfectly. All functions I need are available intuitively and easily. It's the details with this phone that I love: the rounded buttons which allow even my huge hands to type with ease, the strong construction, the bright (and great in sunlight) TFT screen, the ability for it to use my calling cards and enter the numbers for me, the SMS and data counters, the "post-it" notes feature, the alarm, the games.

The big stuff - RF and sound are great. Battery life I have found to be good (they clam something like 300 hours in the specs - but I would say more like 150 - still this is pretty good). The camera is only decent - but I don't consider this a big deal - its for fun and it achieves that goal fine. The menus are fast and access to numbers is easy.

The phone is small and stylish, is smaller than my old T720 - if you include the antenna which you must! (ouch!).

Obviously you can pay more and get better phones - but for the great price its selling for now (net $50 return with new 1yr contract), I don't think you can go wrong, especially if you want a candy-bar style.

best of luck!
Rob

2-0 out of 5 stars Data Pimp
I returned this phone the same day I received it. I got mine with AT&T (sorry, can't write reviews for that one yet), and the phone was pretty much wired to hook up to AT&T's data services at the drop of a pin. All I wanted was a phone that had bluetooth, and I could have put up with a phone that was capable of WAP, SMS, ABC and XYZ, but with this phone, you have to tip-toe around these services if you don't want to accidently start the kb-meter going. There is the "on-line" button on the right side. Tipping the joystick forward (on the AT&T model) initiated a data connection. The upper right key did as well. And if you brought up the main menu with the icons, then the top two icons were data connections.... You get the idea. The phone was designed to funnel users into more expensive data services like cattle heading through feedlot chutes. I felt like making a voice call was buried deep within the phone... somewhere. It made me yearn for my old basic Nokia that did one thing and did it very well. Of course, most of the cell phones out there are turning into data pimps as well, so I don't know what to tell you. Someday, someone's going to get smart and design a cell phone like an iPod. ... Read more


5. Sony Ericsson T637 Phone - Next Generation (AT&T)
by AT&T Wireless
list price: $199.99
our price: $94.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002HD6PM
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: AT&T Wireless
Sales Rank: 40
Average Customer Review: 3.36 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Sony Ericsson T637 features a built-in digital camera, multimedia messaging, polyphonic ringtones, and tons of ways for you to personalize its look and feel. Quality materials and a large and super-clear color display give this phone its sophisticated personality, and the T637 features a bright, super clear TFT screen with 65,536 colors. It offers high contrast, saturated colors, and a fast response time that's optimal for displaying games and other moving content.

Calling Features
The T637 is a phone without a backside. When you want to make a call, you use the phone side. Turn the phone around, and there's the camera side. When you're calling, you'll enjoy essential features like redial, vibrating alert, speed dialing, and side volume keys, as well as choice extras like sleep mode, menu shortcuts, keypad lock, SIM card lock, voice control, and status view.

Messaging and Internet
The T637 offers chat-like functionality. The Java-based (and operator-dependent) instant-messaging client lets you remain online even when you're not in front of your PC. Create your own personalized buddy list and send instant messages to your friends--you'll see who's online and who's not.

Multimedia messaging (MMS) lets you compose your messages using images, sounds and text. QuickShare, meanwhile, lets you share content with other devices, other phones, even your computer--just drag and drop pictures from your PC to your phone.

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

Organizer
As an organizer, the phone offers features like code memo, calculator, business card exchange, calendar, tasks, contacts, memory dynamic, phone book, conference calls, PIM sync, and call list. Integral to the organizer is its clock, which includes a stopwatch, an alarm, and a handy timer.

Cameras, Fun, and Games
The camera couldn't be easier: just 1 click to activate it and another to take a picture. That's it. Then you're ready to save and send your picture to anywhere in the world using QuickShare. Want to view your pictures on your computer screen? The T637 can automatically enlarge pictures to VGA size (480 x 640 pixels). Software included in the phone recalculates picture size without sacrificing quality.

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

Create your own ringtone with the built-in MusicDJ using a library of pre-loaded instruments, rhythms, and melodies. Further, the phone's 32-voice polyphonic ringtones make your incoming calls sound like music to your ears. Use the ringtones you find in your phone or download new ones.

Vital Statistics
The phone measures 4.02 x 1.69 x 0.67 inches (102mm x 43mm x 17mm) and weighs a typically light 3.26 ounces (92g). The T637 is a triple-band 850/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS phone. Internet settings include WAP 2.0, cHTML, a modem, OTA settings, and WTLS. You'll get 9 hours of talk time and 300 hours (12.5 days) of standby time. The phone comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

In the Box
Phone, SIM card, battery, charging cord, a user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • Built-in CommuniCam Digital Camera
  • Bluetooth enabled; Infrared support
  • Wireless Village Instant Messaging client - Yahoo, AOL, and ICQ supported
  • Alarm clock with snooze, Automatic Answer, Calculator, Calendar with up to 500 entries
  • Includes phone, earbud and travel charger.

Reviews (11)

4-0 out of 5 stars AT&T Wireless SUCKS
First of all, I couldn't find a board to post my review on AT&T wireless, so I had to choose to review some product. I'm giving 4 stars to it since I heard this is a good phone.

However, what I want to do today is to WARN YOU that AT&T WIRELESS SUCKS. Their customer service can provide wrong information and force you to pay more than you should.

Here is my story. I had a AT&T wireless phone, but for personal reasons I wanted to cancel it. It was 2 months before the contract would expire, so I confirmed with the CSR that I would have to pay the $175 cancelation fee, which is actually reasonable and under contract.

But, but, at this time he gave me wrong information. He suggested that I suspend the account for 2 months and cancel it afterwards. I was a little doubtful but, since this was the information directly from a CSR, I did as what he told me to do.

Then, 2 months later, I called in again. This time a different CSR said that time of suspension does not count in the contract. This means I must wait for another 2 months, and pay, before I can cancel the account. Unfortunately I don't have the conversation record with the first CSR due to a system crash, so I have no strong evidence to support myself.

It is all OK to me since I am not using the phone anyway, and it only costs < $100 for 2 months. However, I can't stand the fact that CSRs provide wrong information and mislead customers. AT&T has lost a customer forever, and I bet they will lose more once more people know about their bad customer service.

AT&T WIRELESS SUCKS, DON'T BUY AT&T WIRELESS

5-0 out of 5 stars Great phone - fast activation - ATT
I love this phone; its small, has a tremendous amount of features, and has great synch abilities. Although the camera quality isn't the greatest, its made for a phone...if you want high quality, buy a digital camera. That said, quick photo snap is nice and the menus fly by in a breeze. The reception I am getting on ATT is great!

I know there have been complaints on activating this bad boy, but I really didnt have much of a problem. If you get the phone through Amazon you are going to have to call ATT in order to activate your SIM card and be able to start making and receiving calls. I called 1-888-288-4202 and talked to a guy named Nikolai who got my stuff straight within 30 minutes. The only problem was that a day after I had called him it still read 'inactive SIM', but on a whim I powered it down and then back up and it worked. My advice to anyone getting this phone is to call that number and let them activate it, then wait like an hour and shut down your phone and then restart it...it should probably be rearin and ready to go by then. Again, great phone and great features!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but not all it is claimed to be
Would have been 5 stars, but . . .

Sony claims that they worked hard to make the phone compatible with iSync on the Macintosh, unfortuantely it isn't fully compatible. Multi-day and all-day calendar events won't transfer over. When contacting Sony, they say they don't support the feature and I need to contact apple. Doesn't sound like they worked too hard after all.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not waterproof.
Virtually useless if you happen to be a goldfish, as I am. It quickly shorts out, and leaves the water tasting a bit funny.

It doesn't even make a good toy for the fishbowl, the plastic castle was much better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Phone.
This is a great cell phone. I use the bluetooth functionality to sync my contacts and calendar. I also use it to copy pictures to my computer for display on my website. ... Read more


6. Sony Ericsson Z500a Phone (Cingular)
by Sony Ericsson
list price: $199.99
our price: $149.99
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Asin: B00076QW2C
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
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Amazon.com Product Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features

  • Integrated VGA still and video camera with zoom and brightness control
  • Video and picture Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) capable
  • Mobile Instant Messaging using AOL® Instant MessengerTM
  • Polyphonic speaker and downloadable ringtones, supertones, and full-audio (MP3) ringtones
  • High-resolution, full-color display (65k internal display and 4K external display)

7. Sony Ericsson T68is Phone - Next Generation (AT&T)
by Ericsson
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00009PRZ6
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Ericsson
Sales Rank: 782
Average Customer Review: 2.13 out of 5 stars
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Features

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

Reviews (38)

1-0 out of 5 stars No redeeming value
This is the worst phone ever made! It does nothing well. The reception is awful and it drops calls frequently, the fit and finish is poor (the screen fills with dust obscuring the low rez screen), it only displays 256 colors making it useless for pictures, bluetooth works intermittently, buttons are too small and press themselves too easily in pockets (even with key lock on), joystick broke with light use...

Shall I go on?

Do yourself a favor, avoid all Sony Ericsson products. If this phone is any indication of their commitment to product quality, they need to get out of the business.

1-0 out of 5 stars Nice Features but Not Durable-Poor Reception
I bought the T68i for its advanced features and bluetooth compatibility. I was able to synchronize the phone with my ACT! database and found the phonebook and calendar functions of the phone quite good.

Bluetooth performance was spotty. I needed to re-establish the bluetooth link with headset quite frequently. Sometimes this worked without a hitch other times it took several tries.

Reception on the phone was spotty in some areas where other ATT Next Generation phones had good reception...don't know why this was.

My biggest complaint about this phone was its durability. Through normal wear and tear it just didn't measure up. The earpiece volume button popped off just a couple of months after I got the phone. This was a real problem since there was no other way to easily adjust earpiece volume.

I think ATT had a lot of problems with these phones since they offered free replacements with another model (unfortunately that model did not have bluetooth or many of the other features).

2-0 out of 5 stars After 14 months of use...
After 14 months of use Ill talk about this phone that I still own (and which Im hoping to get rid of once $370 falls out of the sky so I can get the Motorola V600). The size is great because Im a tiny phone person. The color screen is even fairly nice although it's a bit pixely. I like the whole digital phone thing as a screen saver.

But the cons kill me. Ive had two of these phones. First off that little side volume button didn't break off but it no longer works and that happened on both phones. The first phone it just kinda wiggled up and down. It does what it is supposed to do on this phone but it just refuses to work. It worked for about a week and just stopped. When I first had this phone, I had some huge roaming bills cuz it would just randomly jump into cingular. I still get charged for text message roaming sometimes...don't ask me how. Keeping numbers on the SIM card is a hassle because you can't do categories with this phone for the SIM. It has to be MOM Cell, MOM Home, MOM Work etc. whereas if you store them on the phone you can just put MOM and then enter her work, cell, home, email etc. in the different slots. My first phone threw a hissy fit and had a memory malfunction. One day it just decided that it was going to erase 3/4 of my numbers. Basically my phone booked looked like Alan space space space space Cindy space space space space space space Tammy etc. You had no access to the deleted numbers nor could you recover them and a bonehead AT&T operator told me to do memory reset and i lost ALL of my numbers after that. This phone is also prone to shutting itself off within pockets are purses even if the key lock is on. It has the voice dial but it would help if the voice dial rerecognized my voice. i set it up but hardly use it. The ringtones suck and if you're a person who likes to play games (which I don't) those stink too. This phone is a little old and outdated so i say buy something current and more costly and don't waste your $150.

1-0 out of 5 stars The T68i is a terrible phone
I remember when this phone came out. I had to have it. I thought it was the coolest looking phone I had ever seen. After payeing somewhere around $400.00 to get it, I quickly learned of it's poor qualities. First off, the volume control fell off. Read the other reviews, it is a known flaw that is bound to happen. Secondly, the phone is SLOW! When you turn it on it takes about 3 or 4 minutes before you can use it. Storage for pictures is really low and the image quality is crap. The wireless bluetooth works great but I can get that from other phones. The size is nice. I read here that someone sync it up with thier computer so they can use it as a modem??? WOW they are good I have been trying to do that for the past 3 years. I hear they K700 is comming out and it looks like a good phone to replace the T68i. But then I have to remember when the T68i came out and think to myself, "do I really want another headache?"

2-0 out of 5 stars The worst phone I've ever had
One advise - Don't buy it! This is the 3rd time I had to take advantage of the warranty and it takes forever to receive it from Sony. Problems: The volume button on the side fell, the reception is just awful and it's really slow. This happened with all the replacements I got. ... Read more


8. Sony Ericsson T610 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Ericsson
list price: $174.99
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Asin: B0000AGRYX
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Ericsson
Sales Rank: 69
Average Customer Review: 3.27 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • The T610 features a high-resolution screen with 65,536 colors
  • Comes with MMS, which allows you to compose your messages using images, sounds and text
  • Supports the Java and Mophun platforms, making the widest range of mobile games and applications available for you to download
  • Supporting Bluetooth, infrared and cable, the T610 is fully compatible with any computer. Your phone books and calendars will stay synchronized and updated
  • With a built-in camera and QuickShare software, you take pictures and store them on your computer or send them to friends all in a few simple steps

Reviews (331)

5-0 out of 5 stars Just great!! I love my phone!!
I got this phone over Nokia 3650 after reading all reviews (some negative, most positive). I just love this phone!! Its sleek, compact and packed with features.
Pros:
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1) Great looks, small size.
2) Powerful battery, needs charging once in 3-4 days.
3) Bluetooth and Infrared work like a charm.
4) WAP support is neat to have.
5) Tons of downloads from the web - themes, ringtones, games etc.
6) Great reception - no problems with T-Mobile service. Never drops a call.
7) Organizer is a good feature.
8) Screen resolution of 64K makes a lot of difference - it shows!!

Cons:
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1) Camera resolution is not good.
2) Need to keep wiping the screen, since its black when sleeping and shows anything deposited on it immediately.

Overall comments:
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I would recommend this phone over any Nokia phone any day! Its a piece of art. SonyEricsson has done a great job of not only designing this phone, but also packing it with so many cool features. Go for it!!!!!!!!!

2-0 out of 5 stars Nice features, ZERO RELIABILITY!
Well, I've read everyone else's reviews and I must agree that this little phone is really feature-packed. Great color screen, bluetooth, good reception, decent camera, user-friendly enough for me. BUT... The reliability is absolutely HORRIBLE!! I've owned the phone now for 4.5 months and I'm TIRED of all the freezing up!! It is so frustrating! I consider myself to be a very patient person, and if my phone had not locked up PERMANENTLY I would probably still be using it (and tolerating its freezing problems) today. Unfortunately it froze on me a few days ago and no matter what I try -- removing the battery, removing the battery and SIM card, praying, voodoo, etc -- nothing helps. I haven't tried the hard restart since it would wipe out my entire Contacts list. Instead I called T-Mobile and they will be replacing it with a phone "of equal or greater value". Of course there's no guarantee that the new phone will work with the $80 Jabra FreeSpeak that came (free) with the phone! Get the Nokia 3650 instead -- it's a very nice phone (though kinda big) and is recommended by Leo Laporte (the Tech Guy).

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother With This Phone - Zero Stars!
I was in the market for a new cell phone, preferably with a new provider. After reading positive and negative reviews of this phone, I was finally swayed into purchasing this phone due to the hefty rebates offered at Amazon.

After about 6 hours out of the box (four of those hours charging), the phone's operating system locked up, and the screen is now blacked out (probably permanently). The phone only responds with a pleasant chime as it starts up, but sadly, nothing else.

I sincerely thought that some of the negative reviews for this product were from purchasers with gripes against the manufacturer or service provider. At worst, maybe these bad reviews were isolated incidents, and I could beat the odds. However, in the end, I must sadly concede and admit that this is a terrible product and should be avoided at all costs. Hopefully, Amazon will allow me to exchange this for a different model and manufacturer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Personalized, easy to use.
I had this phone for more than a week and explored almost all of its features except for voice command and text messaging. I think it is a good phone to have. Very personalized and simple to use once you are familiar with the features. I guess a lot of people are more interested in knowing the bad things before getting into the good ones. So I will start with the Cons.

Cons

•Poor alarm setting options. Although it has recurring alarms, T610 only allows you to set one alarm. If you want an alarm to go off at 7:20 and another one at 7:45, you will not be able to do that with T610. Go for Samsung phones if you need more alarm options.
•There's no key you can press that will bring you back to the default starting screen. When you finished adding contacts and you want to go back to the default starting screen, you will have to constantly press the "back" key and go one level at a time. I found that very annoying.
•Entering contacts information takes some time because the engineers designed some unnecessary steps in adding/modifying contacts. For example, when the "Home Phone" field is highlighted, you can not key in the number right away. You'll still have to click the "Add" key to bring up the next screen for entering information.
•Small number display. They could have made the numbers bigger when you are dialing or receiving a call. The numbers are hard to see when you are using your phone outdoors during day time.

Pros

•Good sound quality. I'm not talking about reception here. With full signal strength, T610 gives you a smoother and milder voice than my old Nokia 3560, which makes you feel like you are talking to a robot.
•Good display resolution.
•Nice personal settings such as wallpapers, themes and screensavers.
•Easy file transfer using Bluetooth or Infrared. I use my computers to download free ring tones, themes and pictures from the internet (www.myt610.net) and then use Infrared to transfer them to my T610. I was surprised to find how easy it is. Once the Infrared port is enabled in BIOS, the computer will automatically detect T610 within a certain range and pops up the file transfer dialogue window and you can start transferring. If you use T610 to download files from the Internet directly, you will have to pay $4.99 per month. (You might need to get some support for your computer for "enabling Infrared" if the Infrared port is not enabled by default.)
•Good "Shortcut" features.
•Good call management solutions. Call lists are integrated. You can view dialed numbers, received calls and missed calls all in one screen. The phone uses arrows in different shapes and colors to help you distinguish if it is a missed call or a received call. The highlighted number will toggle between phone number and call time automatically and save you several clicks.
•Easy to grab. I have dropped my Nokia 3560 numerous times. But the surface material and the inward-curving side panels of T610 makes it easy to grab.

By the way, T-Mobile has good signal performance in St Louis area.

1-0 out of 5 stars Far from the perfect phone, OR the perfect service.
Six months ago I bought 5 of these phones and took out a family plan for which I am paying $100+/month. In my family we have found the T610 to be less than an ideal cell phone. The most serious problem is its poor reception. Put this phone side-by-side with a Nokia and the Nokia will pull in a signal when the T610 will not. The color screen is nice, until you try and use it in sunlight - simply put, you can't! The screen appears totally black in sunlight and is completely unusable. I'll stop complaining about the phone right here, because those are the two big issues.

T-Mobile's coverage is patchy at best. Even in a region with "excellent coverage" like mine, there are a significant number of pockets with low or no reception. Sadly, one of those pockets just happens to be my home. We have three phones here and can't use them. I rang T-Mobile and told them this. They assured me they would investigate and contact me again within 36 hours - they didn't. One week later I got a postcard in the mail telling me how great the reception in my area was... just in case I thought otherwise. I have complained about this but I don't expect a positive outcome.

The T-Mobile plans are also troublesome. They give you a WAP-enabled (web browsing) phone, they tell you that your plan has WAP access, then they don't allow you to use WAP. The only site you can access is the T-Mobile site telling you to pay more money for WAP access. This has upset a lot of customers but T-Mobile's attitude has been "OK, then sue us!". Some customers are doing just that.

So the bottom line is that there are better cell phones out there, and T-Mobile as a service has issues that need to be weighed in any buying decision. My advice is to be very careful before jumping on this, or indeed any other cell phone deal. Ask you friends and colleagues how happy they are with their cell phone plans. ... Read more


9. Sony Ericsson T300 Phone With Communicam (T-Mobile)
by Ericsson
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B00006LEN0
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Ericsson
Sales Rank: 1916
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Features

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

10. SonyEricsson P800 Phone (T-Mobile)
by SonyEricsson
list price: $499.99
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Asin: B00008P7B8
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: SonyEricsson
Sales Rank: 2835
Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

--Cristina Vaamonde

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

How We Tested Battery Talk/Standby Time

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

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

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

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Features

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

Reviews (10)

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

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

I highly recommend this phone or the upgraded P900

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

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

5-0 out of 5 stars Best yet.
This thing does everything but the dishes. Remember you have to go and get software for it to do the dishes. ... Read more


11. Sony Ericsson P800 Phone - Next Generation (AT&T)
by AT&T Wireless
list price: $499.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00009PRZD
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: AT&T Wireless
Sales Rank: 694
Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars
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Features

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

Reviews (10)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Gadget!
This is not a great phone, PDA, camera, MP3 player, or MPEG4 player. However, it is an OUTSTANDING all-in-one device that allows you to have all those features in a single handy device without making you look too much like a nerd. It does a good to fair job at all the things mentioned. Some negatives is the phone does not support GSM 850 (only 900), the PDA OS is Symbian which is not as user friendly or have a whole lot of application support as Palm or Windows, and with all the rich features the battery drains fairly quickly. Aside from those this is a really great "gadget" that is not only extremely useful but a lot of fun.

5-0 out of 5 stars Quality Phone - Buy one Not just for AT&T though
The p800 is a great phone for business travellers. Its triband which means it works worldwide, and I have tested it. I live in Germany and travel back-n-forth, works without any hickups..all functions email, internet. Keep in mind you have to be have the services offered through your provider. The best way to get this phone is to buy it outright and not from a telecom company such as ATT which might add device/sim locks.

5-0 out of 5 stars i like this cell phone very much
i like this cell phone very much and i want to buy it now

1-0 out of 5 stars I am disappointed
Perharps we had raised our expectations too much.The truth of the matter is that the phone can only be used with AT&T and in this area at this time this telephone company has a poor connectivity.Also we found,(my fiancee and I both own one thanks to the unhappy idea of christmas gifts)that the keyboard is not so easy to access and overall the features so strongly advertised are not useable.Also I would like to add that Sony-Eriksson would not insure these phones,and we think for a pricey gadget as such this being a letdown.

5-0 out of 5 stars P800 has everything you need.
I have this phone using the T-mobile service. The coverage is very good. I never had a dropped call. There are WAY too much features on this phone than all the NEWER pda phones out there. I upgraded my memory stick DUO from 16 mb to 128 mb. I can listen to over 3 hours of mp3 music while browsing the web site with this thing with the built in speakerphone. One of the favorite things about this phone is that it has voice command feature. You can store all your friend's names and just say his/her name and it connects you. Also you can take a picture of your friend with the comminicam and use it in the contacts to see who is calling you. You can also program a "magic word". after saying the magic word, you say your friend's name and it connects you. Hands free. This thing also has blue tooth, so you can use wireless earphones. The touch screen feature is cool. open it up, use the provided probe to open files and write letters. Use the voice memo to create your own ring tones. My next phone would be a p900. ... Read more


12. Sony Ericsson T616 Phone (Cingular)
by Sony Ericsson
list price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0001SQAHI
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
Sales Rank: 1180
Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with Cingular cell phone service, the Sony Ericsson T616 sports a striking aluminum exterior, well-spaced soft keys, and a smartly designed layout to complete the package. A spacious screen introduces a brilliant 65,536-color graphical interface that fits four animated icons across it rather than the usual three, and employs an integrated joystick that makes gaming-on-the-go a great experience.

The phone is also equipped with a built-in digital camera with 2MB of onboard storage for images (or screensavers or sounds; this is shared memory). You can also sending photos as well as sounds and text in messages via MMS. For your data synch needs, the T616 supports powerful Bluetooth technology, infrared, and cable, so it can be synchronized with the Web, local area networks, PDAs, digital cameras, and printers.

Gamers will enjoy download access to a very large selection of mobile games, as the T616 supports both the Java and Mophum platforms; the most popular mobile gaming platforms online. Other fun features with this phone include polyphonic ring tones, a stereo FM radio, and the ability to customize wallpapers, screensavers, and themes. Talk time on this phone is rated at up to 5 hours, and standby time is up to 310 hours. ... Read more

Features

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

Reviews (1)

1-0 out of 5 stars this phone sucks
i hate this phone. i hardly ever had service when i used it. sometimes the buttons wouldnt work so i had to take out the battery and put it back in to get the phone working again. and sometimes it would just go into cingular extened. ... Read more


13. Sony Ericsson T68i Phone (T-Mobile)
by Ericsson
list price: $99.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00006IZBP
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Ericsson
Sales Rank: 915
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The T68i has the same slick features as its predecessor (the T68)--most notably Bluetooth technology and GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) for mobile Internet connectivity. However, this upgraded version offers more memory and is the first phone to support MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), allowing you to send images, animation, and sound clips in your messages. The advanced T68i also maintains the revolutionary PC-like 256-color graphic interface, making it easy to program most settings without even glancing at the manual.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Surfing Internet is tedious on five-line screen

How We Tested Battery Talk/Standby Time

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

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

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

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Features

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

14. Sony Ericsson T226 Phone (Cingular)
by Sony Ericsson
list price: $99.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000260ARU
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
Sales Rank: 1666
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

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

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

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great looking, not the features
**December 27 2003**

Once I had laid eyes on this phone, I was set to buy it. I admit it is sort of a woman's phone because of it's small size and color, but I am going to change the face plate. But I love small phones, especially the flip phones. I purchased this one from Cingular for $130 because I lost my other phone and I had already signed a new contract. The minute I took this phone home,I was quite disappointed by it's features. For one the phonebook is ridiculously horrible. The only things I can store is a person's name and only 1 phone number for them. With my old phone, the Motorola V60i, I was able to store their name, cell, house, work, and main number in addition to their email. So you can imagine how disappointed I was with my new phonebook. I am also saddened by the fact that I can't download ringtones onto my phone, instead I must compose them onto my phone which takes time. But this is a great sounding phone and the color screen is great! I can admit that the buttons are extremely small although it hardly bothers me except if I start playing a game on it. The phone's other features are quite great though, the MMS messaging, the email, chat and text messaging. Overall, I would give this phone a 6.5 out of 10

**Tuesday August 10th 2004 UPDATE REVIEW**

By now I've mastered the inner functions to this phone and must say that it has a handful of options not immediately open to the eye. One must get to know this phone quit well in order to actually use it to the fullest extent. Although now I would rate this phone at about an 8/10, I still would prefer a different phone. A disappointment here is the lack of speakerphone, and a larger variety of games and modern song ringtones. I must say nonetheless that the size is great and compact and is a modestly good phone for those not willing to spend the big dollars on full scale camera phones.

2-0 out of 5 stars Ericsson T226 poor sound and reception
I previously had a samsung, while living in the same location which had far better sound and reception than does the ericsson.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great phone and you can UNLOCK
Great little phone and dont forget to unlock it if you want to use other carriers SIM cards. Check it out (unlockcellular.com)

4-0 out of 5 stars good, compact phone
I've had my T226 phone for a couple weeks so far and I have had nothing to complain about. Reception in Fresno and LA has been very good. The phone is very light and compact, it easily fits in my pants pocket. Checking the weather forecast and sports scores is quite easy, an unexpected bonus. The only downside that I have observed is that in bright sunlight the color screen can be difficult to read.

This phone is being used with Cingular Wireless. ... Read more


15. Sony Ericsson T237 Phone (Cingular)
by Sony Ericsson
list price: $99.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002VQ7WC
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
Sales Rank: 1623
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Amazon.com Product Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Features

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

16. Sony Ericsson T616 Phone - Next Generation (AT&T)
by AT&T Wireless
list price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000AZVVA
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: AT&T Wireless
Sales Rank: 439
Average Customer Review: 3.12 out of 5 stars
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Features

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

Reviews (111)

4-0 out of 5 stars So close....
The T616 is a pretty good phone...sleek design, good phone functions, fun to have a camera included. But it has some limitations and questionable function choices. I would buy it again.

Likes:

Call quality fine.

Outlook sync works well.

Caller ID brings up picture of caller (once you assign a pic to the Contact's record in the phone book).

Nice design.

Can store lots of info about each contact.

Voice command dialing (in concept, haven't played with it enough to know if it works).

Dislikes:

Poor documentation for setting up bluetooth sync: I know computers pretty well, and although this was my first bluetooth device, it should have gone more smoothly. Too many gaps in documentation. Worse, AT&Ts website provides no help, the OEM for the sync software (Extended Systems) refers you to Sony Ericsson for help, and the Sony Ericsson help desk in Toronto was counterproductive. Their suggestion was to sync one record at a time! And they were rude when I suggested there was probably a way to sync all records at once.

Screen is very hard to read outdoors. This is probably the biggest flaw, and one which may be beyond the tolerance of many people...

2mb of memory is not enough. You can store a fair number of contacts (500-ish) but not enough pictures, even after deleting all the nonsense pics/sounds/themes they include with the phone.

The web browser function is ok on the sites formatted for the cell phone's screen.

The "Find Top Ten Best Near Me" function is hysterical. This will find the Top Ten, say, mexican restaurants near you, based on the position of the nearest cell tower, which is probably within a half mile or less. I was in Plano, TX and had it find the Top 10 mexican restaurants nearest me...there are probably 30 within 10 miles, but the closest it came up with was 15 miles away in downtown Dallas...even funnier, it was The Mansion at Turle Creek! The Mansion is easily the costliest restaurant in Dallas; it is famous for having invented "Southwest Cuisine" but it is as far from being a mexican restaurant as, say, Spago's is from being a NJ pizzaria.

Voice command - To be fair, I first programmed my voice commands in a noisy hospital waiting room. Since then, it hasn't recognized any voice command I've entered...so I need to reprogram it and try again.

Overall: [Excellent] phone with good features...and a bad screen for outdoors use.

2-0 out of 5 stars Bluetooth is great, pretty, other than that... not much
This was my first non-Nokia phone, and I too returned it at the end of the 30 day AT&T no-questions asked return period. I've had AT&T for years, though this was my first digital. I've always had great customer service from them ....

T616 Positives:
- Beautiful looking, small, lightweight.

- Display has great color graphics and themes.

- Bluetooth synching my contacts via isync on my mac was fantastic. See below for limitations though.

- Bluetooth for internet access: My friend uses his to access the internet via his Powerbook. When I saw that was when I wanted to buy this phone! But he has Sprint with unlimited data. AT&T doesn't offer an unlimited data plan. I imagine with AT&T internet access could get pricey.

- Fun taking my friends photos (yes, grainy, but fine for a phone) and and assigning them to their contact info so that their photo would turn up when they called.

- Good loud rings, sounds great though the first ring is softer.

- AT&T customer service and return policy.

However, other than that, this phone was pretty limited:

- It took quite a bit of manipulation to get my mac's address book fields matching (several syncs to see what went where and reorganizing the contacts on my computer that were going into the phone) and it does not store addresses. Limited length on what you can save in the Calendar or transfer from iCal. Not a PDA replacement by any means.

-The keys are so small (and this phone was the same dimensions as my last phone) I was constantly hitting the wrong ones. Forget texting or trying to enter an appointment.

- Display: Tiny display fonts very hard to read. Agree with other reviewers too that its unreadable in daylight.

- Slow response time. I like that you can press the joystick to select (rather than having to use a different key like you do on Nokias), to search for a name in a big contact list is slow... it hestiates between each step.

- You have to have it positioned exactly right on your ear to hear what the other person is saying, so each call is this moving around the phone to get it just right. Once you do that though, the sound quality is crystal... but what good is that if you aren't getting your calls or can't make them?

- Battery life. I am a very light user and had to charge it every other day at least. Other phones I've had could go many more days.

- I couldn't get the phone to send pictures to anyone. Friend on Sprint couldn't get his photos to send to me either. Couldn't figure out how to bluetooth them into my computer but didn't try too hard.

- Navigation system is counter-intuitive, though I was using this phone for 28 days and read the manual. To lock the keys if the phone has to go to sleep requires pressing a key to wake it up, then clearing what you've pressed, then pressing two more keys. Everything took more steps than my previous phones, and in the end the annoyance was too great.

- Reception was awful compared to all my previous phones. Sitting side by side with someone also on AT&T digital, their phone (Nokia 6800) got two bars and mine was red with no service. This was in LA, NY and Boston metro areas. Sometimes it would tell me I had service but then suddenly I would get three calls that had gone to voicemail, some of them from hours earlier. Never had this happen before on other phones.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Small but Feature Packed
This is a good phone, not the greatest I've ever had but the service is good in Oklahoma and Texas. I've only had problems becasue I dropped the phone one too many times beyond that its a great phone. The camera on the phone does exactly what it needs to its a camera phone not a digital camera. The bluetooth in it is great with Macs and Pocket PC's enabled with bluetooth. The phones features can not be beat.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good one
As far as i now this is one of the best phone from sony ericsson. Its compact and very easy to use.

Pros: It has a good battery life, I charge my Phone once in two days. You could talk for 10 hours max. The Menu is the best i have used so far and has a lot of cool feautures . The joystick navigator heps you navigate without seeing the screen. It has almost all the feautures you would want in a phone. The voice control is amazing as it could recognize all my commands but beware it sucks the battery to death in a few hours. It has got some cool themes. It also charges pretty quickly. The reception is clear on plain open grounds but looses power in buildings.

Cons; The camera is a big joke. As it is with all high resolution colour display ,its very difficult to view in sunlight. The internet Mmode button is placed in a wrong postion that triggers the net now and then, unless you lock the keyboard. The ring tones are pathetic, I could find only one that i could hear.It has an old phone ring tone which is kinda cool. You could download new tones and wallpapers in a jiffy. The reception is not that powerful. The browser is kinda diificult to get started with.

The bottomline : Buy it , its a good deal , but choose a good carrier. If i have to buy another phone , i would buy T616 again
but not with AT&T.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great phone except for PC connectivity
I bought this phone for my wife (she wanted something small and cute) - she loves the phone and size. I decided to get a Nokia 6820 for PC syncing (with Outlook) capabilities.

Pros:
+ size
+ bright, crisp screen
+ bluetooth
+ camera is not bad

Cons:
+ Contact manager does NOT have addresses
+ phone ringer too low
+ syncing with PC using Sony Ericsson's software is a tough process - its a mess trying to make the phone be recognized by the software (at least for me it was and I a software engineer working in the IT field for over 7 years) ... Read more


17. Sony Ericsson T226 Phone - Next Generation (AT&T)
by Ericsson
list price: $49.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000DZGCQ
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Ericsson
Sales Rank: 2038
Average Customer Review: 2.74 out of 5 stars
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Features

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

Reviews (46)

4-0 out of 5 stars NOW WE'RE TALKING!!!
Like others here, I received my T226 as a replacement for the T68is. I read some of these reviews before I got the phone, and now that I've had it a few days, read them again. I think this phone is great. It is a downgrade phone from the T68is and not worth the $200+ which I paid for the T68is. But many times, I wanted to throw the T68is against the wall. Dropped calls, bad reception, phone freezing up. I almost left AT&T because of it, thinking it was their service. The T68is was the first phone I got using GPRS/GSM network.

The T226 reception is great. I miss some of the features that I had with the T68is, but I didn't use them much anyway. I can adjust. The most important for me is to be able to make calls, and now I can even make them from home or any other areas that I couldn't before with the T68is.

The only reason I gave this phone 4 instead of 5 stars is because it is a downgrade from the T68is. Sony Ericsson and AT&T should have replaced the T68is with one of equal or greater value. Overall, I thank them for at least giving me a phone that I can make calls with.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's better than my last phone!!!
Okay so I was not too thrilled at receiving this phone, but now that I have it.....I love it! I originally was going to leave AT&T because the reception was not very good. Come to find out the Nokia 5165 is a bit out dated and so I could not get great reception, and since Cingular and AT&T are merging the reception in places is a lot better.

I have to say that the reception at my house with the nokia was at 1 out of 4. The Sony Ericsson is 4 out of 5 (if it's not at 5.)

Pro's:

*Assign ringers as well as pictures to specific phone numbers.

*After you get used to the functions, it is pretty user friendly.

*Color screen (you can change color backgrounds, etc...)

*The text messages u can send longer text messages if you needed to. (you can also send and receive the yellow happy faces)

*You have the option to buy the camera attachment to take pictures.

Those are just to name a few.

Cons:

*Buttons are really small.

*Does not have voice activated dialing

*Does not have speaker phone.

I personally think this is a really good phone. It fits right in you hand, and is easier not to drop. I got it for free, so I can't complain too much. I would have to say that it is a way better phone than my old dinosaur Nokia 5165.

I would recommend it to anyone looking for a cute phone that does not want something too fancy, too expensive or someone that does not use all the "extra" features.

2-0 out of 5 stars this phones wierd
this phone is confused its not thew best phone out there its cheap i know but not the best after a cople of months the bettery wont charge and it falls apart. the only goog thing about this phone is that its practicly free

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice phone, some problems
My parents bought me this phone a little over 2 moths ago. At first I was thrilled with it (it was my first cell phone). I loved how you could put 3 or 4 different numbers into a persons section in the phonebook. But that, I came to realize, was annoying because some people i know have so many different numbers. What if i wanted someones fax number, home number, cell number, and work number. I couldn't do that. Just four numbers. I loved downloading different rings and giving people different ones. But it costs so much money just for 2 or 3 rings. The service was ok. But that just got annoying too. When I am in certain areas, i have to dial the area code for the number even if i am still in Rhode Island. The last few times I made a call, the encryption got shut off. The phone is cute with nice features but the service isn't very good. I hardly have good reception. Overall the phone is pretty ok, but I am thinking of switching to a different one.

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrid
I was drawn in by its color screen and its small size, but when it came down to it, I am desperate to return to my clunky, back-lit 3 year old Nokia. I'm extremely disappointed in the brand as a whole. I have no reception, constantly find that the phone disconnects and says that the encryption is switched off or on, and when I drive 15 minutes away from home, I have to select the right network so I don't have to pay roaming charges. I had a different sony to begin with, but (imagine this) it was worse! I couldn't get any reception. Stick with the Nokia and stay far away from these sony ericssons! ... Read more


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