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1. Samsung E315 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $199.99
our price: $99.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00066MA9W
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 22
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with T-Mobile cell phone service, the ultralight Samsung E315 sports world-band capability, a digital VGA camera, GPRS high-speed data download, and more, all displayed on two color screens: the 128 x 160-pixel, 65,000-color primary interior display, and a generous 96 x 64-pixel, 65,000-color external screen.

Calling Features

Click the image to get a closer look at the E315's features.
Used simply as a phone, the E315 features a 5-way navigation button that makes it easy for you got get to its handy features, which include a voice mail button, voice mail indicator, volume select/display, signal strength indicator, call timers, redial, missed call indicator, call log, any-key answer, auto-redial, roaming indicator, speed dial, phonebook lookup, phonebook scroll, mute control, no-answer transfer, usage alert, vibrating ring, differential ring, photo caller ID, and a hefty phone book capacity of 1000 entries.

Messaging and Internet
The phone's wireless Internet browser provides high-speed data transmission via GPRS, as well as MMS and advanced EMS messaging, which lets you send, receive and edit text, voice, and pictures (such as ones you take with the camera) to and from other compatible cell phones and computers. You'll also get instant messaging via Wireless Village, with predictive text input and text message templates. To expand your phone's functionality, simply surf the Web and Samsung's Web site for additional productivity software applications; this phone supports Java MIDP 2.0/CLDC 1.0.4.

Organizer
The Samsung E315's organizer features include an alarm, calendar, to-do list, clock with world time mode, calculator, currency exchange calculator, and voice memo, among others. You can also sync up data from your phone's organizer with your PC.

Cameras, Fun, and Games
As mentioned above, the E315 comes with an integrated VGA digital camera that takes 640 x 480-pixel photos, and provides digital zoom, a self-timer, multi-shot and night-shot modes, and some effects and digital frames. You can also download and play video clips from the Web. For more fun, a wide variety of games, polyphonic ring tones, and graphics are available for download from the Web.

Vital Statistics
The Samsung E315 weighs 2.83 ounces and measures 3.27 x 1.81 x 0.91 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at 210 minutes minimum talk time, and 240 hours minimum standby time. It runs on GSM 900/1900 MHz.

What's in the Box
Samsung E315 cell phone, battery, charger, hands-free headset, manual ... Read more

Features

  • Ultralight with dual color displays
  • Built-in VGA camera
  • Java capable
  • Voice recorder
  • Includes phone and travel charger

Reviews (47)

1-0 out of 5 stars good phone but always drop calls
This phone really gave me good time that I like it very much, however, it often drops calls without any reason. Tmobile offered me another two new phones twice, but it still have this problem. I think, either the phone is not good or Tmobile offers very poor service.

5-0 out of 5 stars WHOA
Oh my gosh this may be the coolest phone I've ever seen. I first had the Samsung e105 but then dropped it in a fountain and it got fried (whoops!) Now I have the Samsung e315 and love it even better. I didnt really care about a camera (and video) but now that i have it its one of my favorite features. Some other good features are that you can take a picture while the phone is shut and it will show up on the screen on the front (full color screen on front of phone) one other quality that i like is the fact that say you have "Bob" in your contact book. You can take a picture of "Bob" and set it on the contact list so that when "Bob" calls his picture will show up on the front of the phone on the color screen.

This phone is absolutley awesome and I dont know why anyone would do w/o it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Sophisticated Tin Can
Remember when you were a kid and you tried tying two tin cans together with string to make a "telephone" system? Well, Samsung has faithfully recreated that tin-can sound with this phone. It looks and feels slick and smooth, but hey, doesnt a cell phone first and foremost need to be used to converse?!A real disappointment!

5-0 out of 5 stars Works great as a phone.
Pros:
-Phone is small (virtually smaller than any other phone on the market)
- sound quality is amazing, no static at all.
- price+contract. it should be -100$ after mail in rebates, which is excellent. It implies you virtually have 2.5 month free.
- I do not like all the bells and whistles, but phone camera is great and easy to use.
- I HAVE NEVER HEARD THIS PHONE TO BE DISFUNCTIONAL (it is the main reason I have bought it). Check other phones and you will see complaints about phones.

Cons:
- no regular phone rings. (I really miss my old cell phone ringing tones. New phones are packed with funky ringtones, but it is a problem of every modern phone.

2-0 out of 5 stars Battery life needs a lot of improvement
This phone itself is fine, but the battery life is extremely short. I am not for sure but seems like its battery is one of those which need to be completely drained before recharging. Otherwise it develops memory and then slowly its life becomes very less.

Camera is not very useful because of resolution. But otherwise the phone looks sleek.

Depending upon coverage there may be delays in how fast you can make phone calls. Coverage in my area is not very good. So often this phone loses service and I have to wait for a minute or two to be able to make phone calls. This is not a completely this phone's fault though. ... Read more


2. Motorola A630 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Motorola
list price: $299.99
our price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0003RA29O
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 30
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With a unique design that incorporates a QWERTY keyboard, as well as Bluetooth and a VGA (640 x 480) camera, the tri-band Motorola A630 combines everything you need into one svelte package. Quickly respond to emails or text messages, snap a picture and send it to a friend, sync your contacts from your PC via Bluetooth. The A630 can do it all in style.

Design

Click the image to get a closer look at the A630's features.
The A630 is not your typical clamshell. The outside face sports a keypad with power and selection buttons, as well as a 96 x 48 blue monochrome LCD screen that displays call information, signal strength, battery life and more. The phone's VGA camera is housed just above this display. Supplementary up/down buttons are present on the left side of the unit, as is a camera button for turning on the camera in a jiffy. There's also a 2.5mm jack for handsfree calling with a wired headset. A combined port provides USB connectivity (with an optional USB cable) and power charging.

What's under the keypad of the A630 is what really astounds. Flipping the phone open reveals a vivid 65,000-color 176 x 220 display with a landscape format. As mentioned, there's also a full QWERTY keyboard inside the cover, plus a large five-way selection button for navigating menus and controlling most of the phone's features.

Calling Features
The A630's phone book can hold up to a whopping 1000 contacts with multiple entries per contact. The phone also features a full-duplex speakerphone that activates automatically when the cover is opened for easy handsfree talking. Voice dialing lets you speak the names of your most frequent contacts for instantaneous dialing. Polyphonic ringtones with up to 24 chords are included and more ringtones can be downloaded from T-Mobile's t-zones service. Picture caller ID lets you assign a photo to specific callers. Similarly, a ringer ID lets you assign ringtones to callers. There's even an included application, MotoMixer, that enables you to mix your own ringtones. For those times you want to keep things discreet, there's also a vibrate ringer mode. The phone's Bluetooth connectivity means that your favorite Bluetooth headset is fully compatible.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The A630 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging and Internet connectivity. When coupled with the built-in keyboard, you've got a mobile communication powerhouse. The phone features support for AOL Instant Messenger (T-Mobile messaging charges apply) and there's a built-in web browser for t-zones downloads and mobile web browsing. T-Mobile's t-zones service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more.

With the A630's built-in keyboard, you've got a mobile communication powerhouse.
Traditional text messaging, as well as picture, sound and video messaging, are also supported by the phone. When used in combination with the phone's built-in camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. iTap text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is supported if you want to use the outer keypad for text entry.

The A630 also comes ready to serve as a mobile email companion. With support for POP, IMAP and SMTP protocols, you can connect to your personal and business email accounts with ease. All you'll need is t-zones data service from T-Mobile.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the A630 including a voice memo recorder with up to three minutes of recording capacity, a calculator and currency converter, a calendar and an alarm clock. Use the A630's Bluetooth capability to set up a wireless link with a Bluetooth headset accessory or connect to a computer or hand-held device to exchange and synchronize data. The phone also supports the SyncML PC synchronization standard via USB or Bluetooth, andthis can be used with Motorola's Mobile Phone Tools PC application to manage and synchronize contacts, calendar and other data with your PC.

Imaging and Entertainment
The A630's VGA camera features a self-timer function for those times when you want to be in the picture, too. Bluetooth connectivity can also be used to transfer pictures, sounds and graphics between your PC and the phone's 5MB of embedded memory. Screensavers, themes and wallpapers can be set to your tastes. The A630 is Java enabled, meaning it supports games and application downloads written on the Java platform. Games are available via the T-Mobile t-zones service.

Vital Statistics
The A630 weighs 4.3 ounces and measures 3.74 x 1.93 x .92 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4.33 hours of digital talk time, and up to 200 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 800/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
A630 handset, battery, hands-free headset, charger, SIM card ... Read more

Features

  • Tri-band GSM capability
  • Built-in Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Supports MMS, SMS, e-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4), and instant messaging
  • Integrated VGA digital camera
  • Full QWERTY keyboard with 5-way navigation

Reviews (62)

3-0 out of 5 stars Ok Phone with lots of problems
I bought this phone 2 months ago. It is really cute and beautiful phone...but I have been noticing some problems in the phone down the time...I would like to share them with everyone...

Pros:

1) The phone looks pretty good. Everyone gets attracted by the phone.
2) The cute little keyboard is great for SMS (but big hand fellows see the Cons section)
3) Battery life is fine for me. I am not a frequent call maker so it's ok to me
4) Easy Volume control (over the side of the phone)
5) Blue tooth technology is great. I transferred some ringtones from another Motorola phone easily.
6) Voice clarity is good (not the speaker, see the Cons section)
7) The screen shows many little icons explaining several things (the phone ring style, battery life, signal, Bluetooth etc). Those icons are really cool and self explanatory...

Cons:

1) The biggest problem is the phone calls get disconnected automatically every 10 or 11 minutes. I called the customer service and found out that it's the bug in the phone. We need to switch it off and switch it on everyday to get rid of that problem. I am doing that. Now I don't have the problem. But this is really weird and funny that we need to do something to keep the phone good...ridiculous. My laughs for the Motorola's software team of this product.
2) The keyboard is good but not that good. It is not suitable for big hands. You will feel uncomfortable typing some keys especially the ones in the top row. The menu navigation is also not that easy.
3) The speaker phone is really cool feature but the volume really sucks.
4) One big hassle I am facing is "Call Waiting", "Conference". It is a nightmare to attend a call which is waiting or setup a conference. Several times, I have ended up linking the 2 incoming calls without my knowledge. When you are in a call and if you get a new incoming call, you won't be able to put all the calls on conference. You can only do switching between calls or linking those 2 other calls (not you). For example, if you are on a call say CALL1 and you are receiving CALL2. Now there is no way you can disconnect CALL1. During call waiting, the disconnect button will be used as the Link between CALL1 and CALL2. So if you try to disconnect CALL1, you will end up linking CALL1 and CALL2. Hassle, Hassle, Hassle and it is more complicated in conference calls...you cannot make conference call without opening the flipflop....ok enough....too many issues here....
5) As usual with other phones, the screen display is not properly visible during day time.
6) Ok, one more big problem. You can't get a carry case for this model very easily. It's very hard to get the one which fits perfectly. I got Krussel carrying case which is ok. But even I am finding difficulties connecting my charger to the phone when it is in the case. The Case cost itself will be more than 20 dollars...it is so delicate that you definitely need a case.
7) I could find several small software bugs all over the phone whenever I start exploring it.
8) Searching the phonebook is limited to only first character of the entry

Unknown:

1) I used camera but I have not transferred the photos to computer so no comments
2) I did not use Bluetooth technology that extensively
3) I never used the phone for chat or emails I use it only for SMS.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very good phone overall!
I've only had this phone for a few days, but I love it already.It's a bit difficult to get used to the Motorola after using an LG for a few years (mainly because the "send" and "end" button positions are reversed) but overall, this phone is easy enough to use.My only complaints thus far are that when using the phone closed, the earpiece volume is not very loud, even when turned up to the max.Usually this is not a problem, but if you are using the phone in a loud environment you will have a hard time hearing the person on the other end.Another drawback is that as far as I know, you can only use the speakerphone with the flip open, and only on incoming calls.I've only flipped through the manual briefly, but the only thing I could find on how to activate the speakerphone was to open the flip while receiving an incoming call.The camera is okay, no better or worse than the quality of any other camera phones I have owned (I don't think the quality on camera phones is very good in general).I use text messagingA LOT so the QWERTY keyboard is a huge plus on this.It's very easy to use as the buttons are just big enough that they aren't awkward to use.At the same time, they aren't so large that the overall size of the phone is enormous, which is another big plus.This phone is just slightly larger than the LG VX6100 flip phone I was using before- definitely not as big or bulky as I was expecting it to be.The best thing about this phone is that you can use it closed, like a standard "candy bar" shaped phone, or use it with the flip open to access more features.Another plus is that the LCD screen on the outside is actually very functional, compared to that on other phones- you can scroll through contacts and read text messages without even opening the phone!I would give this phone a 5 star rating if not for the low earpiece volume and somewhat strange speakerphone operation.

1-0 out of 5 stars It suckz!
It looks cute but it's not a phone u would use everyday. The first time I got it, it wouldn't charge after just a week. I tried all the chargers we had and when we really couldn't charge the phone, we returned it to the dealer we got it from and they exchanged it because it was defective. After 6 months, now I'm having the same problem with charging it. The batt is dead and I can't even exhange it anymore. My other friends who has the same phone as me has the same problem with it too. I don't recommend it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Problem phone very disappointed.......
I got this A630 phone this year January, at the begining it was a great phone althought the keyboard button was too small for my long nail I still love the big name "Motorola" and all those gadgets that comes with the phone.However, after three months of usage the phone will shut off automatically after conversations.After a week later the phone basically not working and dies out.So I toke it back to T-Mobile they sent me a refurbiush phone.OK, less than 2 weeks same problem again, phone was dead.Toke it back to T-Mobile, they test it out and they said it was not the battery itself, it was the phone, so here we goes again they sent me another refurbuish phone. Now not long ago my phone went dead again with fully chagred battery.3 times in a roll, I am giving up with this model.I did not abuse my phone at all, did not drop it on the ground or in the water, I just used it for regular conversions with my family.People who consider to purchase this phone be very careful, I am extremely disappointed with this model.I am still a big fan of "Motorola", but would not recommend this model for other people, flip phone is still the best after all.

5-0 out of 5 stars Grat phone. Great service.
I cannot be happier with this phone. The only problem with it is the fact that it is thicker then normal phones and is not good for carrying around in jeans pockets, which does not bother me since I prefer to carry it in a leather case anyway.

If you've owned a motorola phone before you will not have any problems with the interface (if you haven't and can't figure things out, this is what the manual is for). Contrary to what some people are saying you can specify if a phone number is for a cell, work, home etc phone. However, if you need to use that functionality you must store your phone numbers on the phone memory and not the SIM card. (SIM cards can only hold simple phone info)

The bluetooth works great - I use it with a HS850 headset.

I also love the keyboard, entering data to phone is very very easy. ... Read more


3. Motorola V600 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $299.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002NM98Q
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 347
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The tri-band Motorola V600 cell phone features Bluetooth connectivity, an integrated VGA digital camera, and MMS with video clip playback. You'll also get "Situational Lights"--a feature that lets you light colors for various types of calls--and much more, all displayed on a large, high-resolution 176 x 220 pixels, 65,000 color interior screen.

The basic Motorola clamshell format continues to provide a solid and attractive option for any dedicated cell phone user. Its steel frame is compact and attractive, (the faceplate-changing capabilities seem a bit unnecessary) and it's loaded with all the essential features you'll need for power usage plus a few bonuses. You may find the volume a bit high out of the box, and it goes into hibernate almost as fast as you can dial a number, but these are minor, adjustable quibbles on a truly stellar phone.

Calling Features

See a detailed view of the phone's features,
front and back.

Used simply as a cell phone, the V600 features a five-way navigation key with multiple dedicated function keys for easy menu navigation. Primary calling features include voice dialing, integrated speakerphone, vibrate mode, call timers, redial, missed call indicator, call log, any-key answer, auto-answer, auto-redial, roaming indicator, speed dial, linked (credit card) dialing, phonebook look-up, phonebook scroll, mute control, no-answer transfer, one-touch 911, system select, usage alert, and a phone book of up to 1250 entries, including picture caller ID functionality. When the phone is closed, its external screen (two lines, 96 x 32 pixelss) displays caller ID, date, time, and various status icons, including text message waiting, voice message waiting, battery and signal strength, and voice and message mail. There's even a blue backlight on the secondary display for nighttime viewing.

The V600 sports well-placed, well-machined keys, and its compact size does nothing to hinder dialing even for large-fingered users. The solid scroll keys bring you to very intuitive menus presented nicely on a single screen, marked by functional but showier-than-necessary graphics. There are also dedicated external buttons for speaker volume, voice recording, and ring volume.

Messaging and Internet
The advanced MMS capabilities built in to the V600 enable users to send, edit, forward, and receive image, text, audio, and video messages over the wireless Internet, to and from compatible phones or PCs. (Messages can run up to 100k in size.) You'll also get instant messaging capability, messaging templates, SMS two-way messaging, conventional email, and predictive text assistance. Beyond messaging, the V600's Internet connectivity lets you access online services such as stock quotes, road directions, airline information, entertainment, and more. You can also download Java applications (version CLDC 1.0, MIDP 2.0, 100k per application limit) for which the phone provides 5 MB total (shared) memory. High-speed data transfer and download round out the package. The V600 supports digital TTY/TDD functionality for the hearing impaired.

Organizer
Organizer features include a calendar, calculator with currency converter, date book with event storage, and voice memo. You can also transfer this data to your PC wirelessly via the phone's Bluetooth capability.

We found the V600's appointment scheduling to be right in line with our fairly basic needs. Other than the universal annoyance of pecking out appointment details with the ten-key letter system (there's no QWERTY keyboard here as you'll find on some of the more recent, albeit early-adopter phones) this phone's organizer features provided enough data entry space for any busy person taking these functions seriously, but no more.

Fun and Games
For fun, the V600 sports a built-in 640 x 480 pixels integrated digital camera with zoom and brightness adjustment functions. Pictures taken with the camera can be stored in the phone or sent to others via multimedia messaging. The 5 MB of memory available for storing pictures is also shared with whatever wallpapers, screensavers, ring tones, Java applications, or games you may download from the Internet. The V600 also features 24 chord ring tone capability. Users can assign different tones for different callers in the V600's phonebook, and assign separate tones to denote incoming messages, faxes, and reminders. Wireless multiplayer gaming capabilities and two included games, "Bejeweled" and "Stuntman", round out the entertainment perks that ship with this phone.

Conclusions
We liked this phone's very basic camera. It was easy to use and worry-free and the device can be accessed instantly from the phone's top level screen menu. From power on, it only took us a moment to take and save a fairly nice picture. However, photo quality is only adequate; about as good as you'd expect for a cell phone circa 2004, as opposed to a dedicated digital camera. We also found the ring tones included with the phone to be generally pleasant, and it was a breeze to assign a custom tone to a number in the phonebook, thanks again to the easy menu system. The included games were basic and fairly fun (at least once). In "Stuntman", the phone's vibrate mode provided road rumble as a little car skidded around a bland, full-color stunt course. But player beware! Once the game starts, the volume becomes LOUD and is not apparently adjustable. Finally, there is a nutty little feature called Motomixer, which lets you modify various settings on little songs that you can download, emulating a very rudimentary, miniature studio console.

In all, we found the Motorola V600 to be a rock solid, highly effective cell phone with attractive and efficient graphic and audio capabilities. We recommend the V600 without reservations for any serious user.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola V600's security features include call restrictions, phone lock, and new password capability. The phone weighs 4.4 ounces and measures 3.46 x 1.85 x 0.91 inches. Its lithium-ion batteries are rated at up to 390 minutes talk time, and up to 175 hours standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 frequencies. In the box, you'll receive the V600, instruction manuals, a high capacity li-ion battery, a headset/earbud, and a battery charger. ... Read more

Features

  • Colorful customizable external display
  • VGA camera with 4x digital zoom
  • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless data connectivity
  • 5 MB internal memory for downloadable applications, ringtones, wallpapers, and photos
  • Large 65,000-color display with video playback

Reviews (145)

4-0 out of 5 stars Availability
This phone is currently one of the most used phones amongst people. I am trying to get this phone from quite a while and that too only on T-mobile plans. But due to the unavailibility of this phone from a long time, I am really not able to make finailze which phone should I go with. If this phone is made available again with T-mobile on Amazon, I will be glad to have it. It is my kind request to you that you make this phone available to your T-mobile customers soon.
Thank you

5-0 out of 5 stars great phone
This phone is a great phone. it works wonderfully and it is very pretty and sophiticated. it is also durable i have droped mine numerous times and it still works like a charm. i have had other phoen with chrome and the other's chrome have worn off but not this one. it has stayed in wornderful shape. it is an advanced phone even though it doesn't tke any videos. it still has blue toothit is color you can download rings set pictures for when people call and much more. if i had to ay one thing i didn;t like about it, i would say the outside buttons press a little more easily then i would like but that shouldn't be a deterrent from getting this phone because that hasn't been a big problem for me. i hope this reveiw helps you decide which phone to buy!!!!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars POS
Do not waste your money on this phone.. I think it is possibly the worst phone ever.. I wished I would have done research before I bought it.. My friends have started to make fun of me saying my new favorite word is "Whats that?".. Reception is horrible and sounds like a walkie-talkie.. I'm always checking my phones volume because I usually can't hear anything and it always is the highest it goes.. I've had so many drop calls with this phone too.. I had to call people 4 times before ending up using my house phone... I'll have my phone in my pocket and next thing I know I take it out and have 2 missed calls.. the button is easily switched from vibrate to silent and even when it is on vibrate sometimes it doesn't do it... When I'm on the phone many times it will freeze causing me to take my battery out or other times I will just be browsing on it and the screen will go white and force me to take the battery out.. I've already sent this phone in once due to the camera not working, all the pictures I took where infrared.. This is my first motorola phone so i dunno if its just this phone or all of motorola.. BEWARE...

3-0 out of 5 stars Great Phone Bad Rebate
The phone works well.Occasional tinny voice on the other end of the line and had an occasional white screen probably in the first week or two of ownership.Great battery-life and reception and options.I sent in the rebate form from Amazon ten weeks ago, and it seems to have disappeared.Don't depend on getting your rebate check.

1-0 out of 5 stars spare yourself the aggravation...
initially i was pleased with this phone; the camera shoots fairly good outdoor pics (though not indoors), and the phone worked well enough--for a bit, anyway. i've had to have 3 replaced now (and 2 in a 2 week period alone) for what my service provider says are 'software problems' with this phone (they don't even sell them anymore). the keypad--flat, like most phones nowadays, has no separate keys--and i had major problems with the keys being hyper-responsive or non-responsive; i also kept getting error msgs that baffled my ever-competent provider (the phone kept saying my memory was low, and yet i store nothing on it), as well as other problems, too many to enumerate. i'm now switching to samsung, albeit somewhat regrettably, because i did like this phone; but obviously there are 'fatal errors' with the phone itself. in short, think long and hard about getting one (the last one i used for about a half hour before it 'broke' again). you'd think with all the technology at our disposal that a company could make a viable phone that will not die--or even just disappoint you--within a matter of weeks, or, for me, within a half hour. so, buyer beware. ... Read more


4. Motorola V300 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Motorola
list price: $199.99
our price: $99.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000WZWSI
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 32
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Overview
Compatible with T-Mobile cell phone service, the Motorola V300 features an Internet browser, integrated VGA digital camera, MMS text messaging, and more, all displayed on a large, high-resolution 176 x 220 pixel, 65,000 color screen. The V300's clamshell design also provides a 96 x 32 pixel, two line external screen, which displays caller ID, date, time, and various status icons (including text message waiting, voice message waiting, battery and signal strength, and voice and message mail, among others) without users having to open the phone. There's even a blue backlight for nighttime viewing.

Assign pictures to everyone in your phonebook and havephoto caller id every time your phone rings
Calling Features
Used simply as a phone, the V300 features a compelling, ergonomic design and a 4-way scroll key for easy menu navigation. Primary calling features include speech recognition, which allows users to speak a pre-saved name, number, or function and the phone will call it up automatically; as well as an integrated speakerphone, auto redial notification, call forwarding, call waiting, hold, alternate line/dual name, turbo dial keys (2-9), ringer/vibrate suppress, multiple call timers,multiple key answer, vibrate mode, memory for last numbers dialed and received, and a phone book of up to 1000 entries, including Personal Information Manager (PIM) functionality with picture caller ID.

Messaging and Internet
The V300 has instant messaging with real-time chat.
Mobile messaging features are fairly standard: via MMS, users can send, edit, forward, and receive image and text messages to and from compatible phones or PCs. Images and ring tones received via MMS can be saved in phone's handy image gallery.There's also instant messaging capability, conventional email, and built-in iTAP software, which provides predictive text assistance. The V300 supports TTY functionality for the hearing impaired.

The V300's built-in Microbrowser also gives users wireless Mobile Internet access to directions, stock quotes, airline information, entertainment, and more. Users can also download MP3 polyphonic ring tones, wallpapers, and other applications and games. Two games, Bejeweled and Prince of Persia, are included with the phone.

Organizer

Organizer features include a 1000 contact phone book with photo caller ID, a date book, and Mobile Phone Tools compatibility, which (combined with software that is sold separately) lets users create, edit, and synchronize date book and phonebook entries with your PC.

The V300 can use polyphonic Mp3s for ringtones--use one ofthe 21 pre-loaded sounds, or make your own with the online mixer.
Fun and Games
For fun, the V300's integrated digital camera includes zoom and brightness adjustment functions, as well as 5 MB of memory for picture storage or for saving wallpapers, screensavers, ring tones, and games downloaded from the Internet. Ringtones are supported by a 22 KHz polyphonic speaker with 24 chord capability. Users can also assign different tones for different callers saved the V300's phonebook, and for messages, faxes, and reminders.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola V300's security features include call restrictions, keypad lock, phone lock, application lock, and new password capability. The phone weighs 4.3 ounces and measures3.5 x 1.93 x 1 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at up to 390 hours talk time, and up to 200 hours standby time.

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Features

  • Tri-band GSM capability
  • Large color display features 65,000 colors
  • Built-in VGA camera with zoom
  • Supports text messaging and wireless Internet (WAP 2.0)
  • Comes with 35 ringtones and supports MIDI and MP3 formats

Reviews (362)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't take T-Mobile
I rarely say anything is bad but trust me on this one I live in Atlanta and T-mobile service is very-very Bad here. It is not me but atleast seven of my close friends experience. You will not get signal if you get signal you will get Network busy. I have no complain about v300 phone. It is excellent but good phone can't help you if service provider (T-mobile) is so bad. My friends have different phone but all of us face same problem

No signal or Network busy. T-mobile is very bad

1-0 out of 5 stars Went Through 3 already
This phone SUCKS.I Have had to return two phones already and my third phone is already broken.The earpiece in the headset just stops working and you have to use speakerphone all the time in order to hear people.I never dropped any of my phones and always carried them in the holster given to me by t-mobile, yet they still stopped working.PIECE OF CRAP!!!!!

2-0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointed
I also bought this phone right when it came out and spent about $180 on it even though I was a T-Mobile customer for years by then. Two years later and I've finally gotten so fed up with it that I had to get a new phone. My phone's demise was that I couldn't hear anyone anymore. It started off as a small problem about a year ago...I couldn't hear people on select calls and it was only for a few seconds before the sound kicked in. Now, I can only hear someone if I put them on speaker phone.

When I first got the phone, I had a lot of issues with it freezing. I called Customer Service, and they informed me that it was because I downloaded ringtones off of their website and my phone couldn't handle that. They wanted to completely wipe out all of the ring tones and pictures I had on my phone and reset it, after I had spent the money to purchase the ringtones off of their site. They finally agreed to give me a credit for the ringtones I had purchased before wiping them out. That seemed to clear up the problem, but then I had to use one of the phone's undesirable ringtones.

Also, when using the camera feature, I would often have a big red dot in the center of my picture. I thought it was the lense, but, I took it to a T-Mobile store, and they told me that there was something wrong internally with the phone and I needed to contact Motorola. Of course, they told me I probably had something on my lense, so I just stopped using the camera part of the phone since my year warranty was up.

When I called T-Mobile to get a new phone, they informed me that I had gotten a DEAL (spending $180 on a phone for it only to last 2 years) because it lasted a year longer than the manufacturer thought it would last.

Overall, I would not reccommend getting this phone. While I put up with the problems for a while because I spent so much on it, it absolutely was NOT worth it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible technology in this phone
I bought the v300 when it first came out, for $200 or so.A year and a half, and 4 replacement phones later, I am incredibly unsatisfied.I have had problems with the phone(s) from day one.On the first 2 phones, the battery eventually stopped charging up (within the first 2 months of purchase).On the second 2 phones, the phones screen would not work.

I love the look, weight, and structual durablility of this phone.But, the technology was worthless.Do not buy this phone

1-0 out of 5 stars Went through 2 of the same phones
The first one busted in 2 weeks, I received a replacement, then the second one (same model) busted 6 months later.

The problem was the same, I couldn't hear the person that was talking on the other end. ... Read more


5. Nokia 3220 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $149.99
our price: $49.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0009A5KUQ
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 62
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Nokia 3220 is all about having lots of fun. Geared for kids and teenagers, the phone supports wacky features like light effects, cut-out covers, "tilt" gaming and an innovative lighting system that lets you "write" messages in mid air. On a more boring note, the 3220 is a powerful GSM phone with advanced data and messaging features, plus a built-in VGA still and video camera.

Design

Click the image to get a closer look at the 3220's functions. Click here to see it in action.

The 3220 is a candybar phone with tons of candy. The phone is made to withstand the rigors of book bags and plenty of falls from the bleachers. Thick, replaceable rubber bumpers line both sides of the phone. For added fun, they also illuminate and glow when a call is incoming. The front of the phone sports a 128 x 128 display, with up to 65,000colors. The button pad features large, easy to press buttons. The rear of the phone houses a VGA (640 x 480) camera, which is surrounded by a panel that can be removed for placement of "cut-outs." You can design your own covers and slide them under the cut-out panel to personalize your 3220. Both front and rear panels of the phone can be replaced with a variety of colored faceplates, as well. An optional "Xpress-on Fun Shell" adds light wave messaging and a tilt sensor for games.

Calling Features
The 3220's phone book can hold up to 500 contacts with multiple entries per contact. It also features a speakerphone for easy handsfree talking. Ringer profiles can be set up to trigger unique light patterns and ringtones for different people on your calling list. Pictures of your friends can also be used as caller ID alerts. The phone features 16 built-in polyphonic ringtones, and custom ringtones can be uploaded to the phone via its USB data port. More ringtones can also be downloaded from T-Mobile's t-zones service. For those times you want to keep things discreet, there's also a vibrate ringer mode.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The 3220 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, 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. Instant messaging is also supported and the phone ships with a built-in email client (T-Mobile messaging charges apply). T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Getting on the Internet is easy with the 3220. It supports the GPRS protocol, as well as the new, high speed EDGE data protocol. T-Mobile's t-zones service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get sports scores, download games and ringtones, and more.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the 3220 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar with up to 100 entries, and an alarm clock with snooze and a countdown timer. Via download on its Web site, Nokia offers a free application called PC Suite that facilitates easy synchronization of contacts, calendar events and other data between the phone and your PC.

Imaging and Entertainment
Because the 3220 is designed for fun, it shines in the entertainment department. The phone's VGA camera can capture stills and video, both of which can be sent to your friends via MMS messaging or email, or to your PC via USB. An included image-editing application lets you modify the pictures you take before you send them. You can record up to 5 minutes of a voice or music clip to use as your ring tone. With an optional stereo headset, you can listen to tunes on the phone's built-in FM radio. The phone also supports custom themes and wallpapers.

Java support is built into the 3220, making it a powerful gaming companion for both online and offline games. The phone ships with four games, Survivor, Club Pinball, Dance Delight and Phantom Spider. Add the optional Xpress-on Fun Shell and you can tilt the handset in three dimensions, making the phone a virtual joystick. More games are available via the t-zones service.

Vital Statistics
The Nokia 3220 weighs 3.03 ounces and measures 4.11 x 1.74 x 0.74 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of digital talk time, and up to 280 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS 800/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Nokia 3220 handset, battery charger, lithium-ion battery, phone and cutout covers, plastic stencil, hands-free headset, SIM card. ... Read more

Features

Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars below expectations
i had bought a samsung e715 last time when i was in the USA. the phone was simply great except that when i took it to india, the signal reception became bad. i couldnt get signal within my house, which is kinda in the heart of the city.. so this time i wanted to settle for a nokia phone, as i know nokia is known for its reception and customizable features.

so let me start with the pros of the phone:

1. small size
2. rubber grip is good as it prevents the small phone from slipping off the hand
3. rubber keypad- keypad design is innovative and makes usage easy inspite of the space constraint
4. glowing leds attractive for the teen group
5. decent battery life

CONS:

1. first of all, the phone was initially advertised as a triband phone operating on 900mhz,1800 and 1900. but nokia sells 2 models of 3200- one normal 3220 and the other one - 3220b (this operates on 850 in place of 900) - t-mobile usa sells 3220b which means this phone wont work in india and many other parts of asia.

i called up customer support. they promptly changed the wrong info on their website and asked me to return the phone to the dealer. the dealer refuses to take the phone, saying that he would lose 25%. after 2 days he told me that he spoke to t-mobile and that t-mobile would send me a 900mhz 3220 phone in 5 days.. today i call up cust service and i see theres no record of such a call. so im caught in this battle now..the CSR tells m that since i cant return the phone after 15 days.. i have to buy a new phone from them and that t-mobile cant replace the phone. damn...wish i had sued t-mobile and got a huge compensation for
their blunder.

2. picture caller id was another thing i was looking for. samsung e715 has a pic called id, but its useless, as u would see the pic only if u open the flip phone. by this time, u would know the caller form the id on the front lcd. so i had opted for a non-flip phone.. only here, nokias pic is so small that, its very tough to spot the caller through the pic. this is again a major flop feature.

3. speaker is loud.. but quality is bad

4. the WORST of all. the center key is used as select, unlike the left key in other nokias. its very tough to hit the center key correctly. u mostly end up hitting one of the arrow keys. i have improved with practise.. but its still a pain

5. everytime u make a call the phone says note:call forwarding active. this is bcoz allour phones are set to forward calls to voice mail if theres no answer. but why should a phone display a note to the user about this.. its very annoying.. t-mobile CSR says itsafeature of the phone and it cant be customized or deactivated.

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5-0 out of 5 stars great phone! great features!
im a cell phone lover! ihave owned the best and last cell phones on the market. some time ago i was looking for a camera built in cell phone obviously i was considering the motorola v300, v400, c350, and panasonic gdu 88, so i was saving cos all of them were a little over my budget, so trying to find the best and own the best i kept looking when i found this awesome phone! of course i wasnt looking for a digital camera, i was looking for a cell phone with B.I camera, otherwise id recommend the sonny ericsson k700i.
anyways i love this one, takes video, pics in jpg format, voice recorder, games, etc...
so id like to list the pros and cons
pros: plenty memory (5g) memory divided on 3 different memories
numbers, gallery and games
you can erase some predetermined phone settings
camera with night vision, frame, short clips, voice recordings.
you can set voice records as ringtones.
great awesome battery life!
ring tone loud enough!
strong vibrating feature
x press on shells
loud speaker
voice tags
xpress on fun shell, speciall and unique feature, u can write messages in the air, incredibly feature, can be used for long distance messaging, or to look for ppl ;)!
etc......great thing!
cons:
reduced gallery memory, if u just use the camera feature without recorder and clips, and erase some predetermined ringtones, screen savers, wallpapers etc,
you can save about 50 pics, otherwise the memory for savings reduces.
navigation clip a little confusing and hard to get use to, after a while u get to controll it.
a little bit slow compared to k700i but not as motorola e380 or v300 etc.
short life for shells, they are made oflow quality plastic so the break easily compared to other nokias with no x-press. on
short clips, 15 secs each

so its a great cellphone, really, i wouldnt recommend it as the best BI camera phone, but its one of the best
go for it

5-0 out of 5 stars Love it...
Frustrated with another service, I snapped up this phone just because it was free with activation through T-Mobile. It's got little lights on the side that I wasn't aware of. They went off when the phone was in silent mode on my desk. Handy! I'm always too worried "vibrate" will send it bouncing away. I also didn't know my new toy came with a camera. Instantly addicted I had to add the $2.99 for 20 images a month charge to my new service. Buyer beware. This is a fun little gizmo. As for the frustrated buyer who couldn't find the "send" button - read the instructions! The instruction book is simple to follow. Easy to understand. Helpful for making the most out of your "free" tools. Deadly when telling you about the fun tools which cost money.It's a joy. I also love being able to put a photo in the open back window of the shell. What a wonderful idea!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Cute, useful, light, but no show stopper...
In what appears to be an attempt to emulate the popularity and customizability of the 5190 in the past, Nokia is branding the 3220 as a hip phone for youngsters. Regardless of how that makes you feel, it's useful. Although the menu graphics are somewhat disappointing, the phone's operating system is stable and fast. The phone itself is very small, smaller than the average Sony Ericcson small. It comes with a mobile internet browser, supports ICQ, AIM, and Y! instant messengers, and comes standard with a handful of java games. Aside from that, there is a vast array of Java applications you can buy to add to the phone. I switched to this phone from the Sidekick I color. I am relieved not to be carrying a phone the size of a large bar of soap in my pocket. I reccommend this product for people who want a visibly attractive, light phone that can handle the basics flawlessly and occaisionally do other things.

4-0 out of 5 stars Below reviewer gave up too soon.
There is a call button on this phone (green line) just like any other phone. Dial the number and press it once to call, or two clicks of it will call anyone you have recently called. This phone also does in fact have 1-touch dialing, just hold down a key for a few seconds and it will dial the number you assigned to it. Or, assign a voice command to each number and its as simple as holding a key and saying the person's name. Making a call is no different then any other phone I've seen, if not easier. The camera is very easy to use and fairly clear if you arent expecting digital camera quality. The phone is customizable in many ways including case color and and cutouts. The black and chrome color cover looks very sleek. Ringtones are interesting to watch the first time, but most are just too much for everyday use. If you don't want all the flashing lights and strange music when it rings, they can be easily turned off and the normal nokia or tmobile chimes can be used. Menu's are quick. Call quality has been excellent and signal strength is suberb. Construction is solid, even with the changable covers. The grips work well which is good because the phone is small! The one ploblem is that the select key is the center of the 4 way toggle switch. You will accidently hit one of the 4 way buttons when trying to push select. This brings you to other quick menus and you will have to hit back and try again. I might get used to this after awhile, but so far I still hit the wrong button once in awhile. Overall, for the amount of features this phone has, it is an excellent phone for anyone (not just teens, which I am far from). I also recommend you read through the manual while playing with it so you don't miss some of the features and end up returning it unsatisfied. ... Read more


6. RIM BlackBerry 7230 Phone (T-Mobile)
by VoiceStream
list price: $349.99
our price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00009YAJ0
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: VoiceStream
Sales Rank: 100
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Now Blackberry users can wirelessly read email, make phone calls, book meetings, and more--in color. In addition to being the first color BlackBerry, the 7230 is also the first with support for gaming, and it's one of the first with tri-band GSM-- a real must for world travelers. This integrated phone, email client (with support for corporate email servers), organizer and web browser is the ultimate weapon for mobile professionals.

Design

Click the image to get a closer look at the BlackBerry 7230's features.
The 7230 follows the standard BlackBerry form factor-- a large 240 x 160 color screen placed above a QWERTY thumbpad. The screen offers plenty of real estate to view your emails, web browser content, messaging sessions and attachments. The popular BlackBerry user interface is here, too, which makes it easy to navigate the phone's functions. A jog dial is located on the right side of the unit for quick scrolling through menus and emails. There's also a standard 2.5mm headset jack that can be used with the included headset. A removable lithium-ion battery is housed in the rear of the unit, and there is a USB port for data connectivity.

Calling Features
Many of the calling capabilities folks have come to expect in a wireless phone are present in the 7230. A vibrating alert and speed dial capability are present, as is a contacts list/address book that is limited only by the unit's 16 MB of internal memory.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The 7230 delivers the legendary BlackBerry email experience. With T-Mobile's BlackBerry Internet Service plans, you can receive emails instantaneously from personal and corporate accounts. With BlackBerry push technology, you don't need to retrieve your email. BlackBerry devices are designed to remain on and continuously connected to the wireless network, allowing you to be discreetly notified as new email arrives. Support is also built-in for viewing email attachments (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, and PDF formats).

If your company has BlackBerry Enterprise Server installed, you can take advantage of the power of wireless calendar synchronization. Your calendar events are exchanged wirelessly and automatically so that your desktop calendar and BlackBerry device calendar are synchronized. All your Outlook meeting requests, changes, and updates are instantaneously synchronized with your desktop. Make meeting requests, invite new attendees and more, all on your 7230. Users without Enterprise Server support can manually sync with their desktop calendars and contacts using BlackBerry Desktop software and the device's USB data port.

Use the 7230's Web browser to access the Internet from the palm of your hand. Browse Web sites, get up-to-date stock quotes, read the latest news, check weather reports and more. Wireless text messaging is also supported by the 7230.

The 7230 ships with a number of tools, including a calculator with a unit converter, and a to-do list. The unit's software is based on the Java platform, meaning Java-compatible games and applications can be added to the device.

Vital Statistics
The RIM BlackBerry 7230 weighs 4.9 ounces and measures 4.4 x 2.9 x 0.94 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of digital talk time, and up to 240 hours digital standby time. It runs on the 900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
BlackBerry 7230 handset, travel charger, USB cable, battery, holster, hands-free headset, SIM card, BlackBerry Desktop software. ... Read more

Features

  • Full-color screen with easy-to-use icons
  • International GSM service compatibility (tri-band: 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Organizer with PC synchronization
  • Attachment viewing for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, and Adobe PDF
  • Supports Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino

Reviews (34)

1-0 out of 5 stars stay away from t-mobile
You better check the service everywhere you plan to use it in the period of time when you can return/cancel your plan. Because they DO NOT have coverage everywhere that they claim to.

I've been on the phone with them for hours, explaining that it does not work. THEY DON'T CARE...Stay away from these scammers.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not get this if your email account is MSN or hotmail
I have an MSN email account and neither Blackberry, T-Mobile nor MSN - not on the phone or online - could figure out how to forward my email to the blackberry.It turns out that "full email integration" with MSN isn't possible which means you won't get fully synced email.I spent 1.5 days - 36 hours trying to make it work. I wasn't going to eat until I got it working.I've ended my fast and returned the 7230 to Amazon.I thought I'd try the Sprint model 7750 since I already have a cell account with them and it is advertised to work with MSN - but the Sprint customer service person confided that it would require an additional purchase of $400 software to make it compatible with MSN - making it a $900 blackberry. She said "they (Sprint) don't tell you that". If you get the T-mobile 7230, make sure you have the battery in on the first step, so that your desktop detects the hardware.If you attempt insert the SIM card under the battery into the SIM "bed", make sure you realize the bed flips up like a murphy bed and the sim card slides into the slot then locks down.The directions are very unclear and the photos are too small to see.A piece chipped off from inside from my attempts to put in the SIM card (my SIM bed was stuck - in fact, I didn't realize from the photos it was supposed to flip up).I now cry at the mention of "T-mobile".It got so bad that they credited me $80 or so, equivalent to one month of the service I signed up for.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great hardware...Be wary of T-Mobile
Simply put, this hardware device is amazing...Easy to use and intuitive.

That said T-Mobile is really annoying.I signed-up for the 29.99 plan with Enterprise Server Access, which worked for 2 months before I was informed by T-Mobile that I would need to switch to a $39.99 plan to maintain Enterprise Server Access.

5-0 out of 5 stars Think about it no more
Make no mistake, this is the best portable e-mail device you will ever find. T-mobile is absolutely great. I have ahd several PDAS and phones but this is by far the best. If you want immediate access to e-mails without any extra work or hassle this has to be your choice.
Easy to use as it is absolutely intuitive.

3-0 out of 5 stars Blackberry 7230 purchase was a two year commitment mistake
The Blackberry 7230 seems like a great idea.You have a keyboard, color monitor, e-mail, phone, and a pretty good battery life.Now that I've provided the nice sales features, let me jump to reality.The Blackberry is too wide to hold when phoning or receiving calls.It will slip out of your hand and there's no safety strap.They did provide a nice click on holder but it would not allow the phone to be on standby because it was tight and pressed against the keys that control that function.Oh yes, you have to shift for higher case and also for numbers.I found the blackberry 7230 to be difficult to use as a phone or even a PDA.It is not made for average human hands or fingers.I won't even get into the way you have to hang up a phonecall and the options/menus.It only gets a 3 from me because it looks solid and the battery life is quite long.The color fades dramatically in low light situations.I would much rather have the newer, thinner, Blackberry. ... Read more


7. Motorola V180 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Motorola
list price: $119.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0003SN0J2
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 117
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Billed as an entry-level phone, the Motorola v180 is actually a feature rich black beauty with quad-band global coverage capability. Instant messaging, MP3 ringtones, dual displays, USB connectivity and gaming support are all here-- a significant step up from entry level phones of the past. It's the perfect companion to T-Mobile service.


Click the image to get a closer look at the V180's functions.
Design
The phone features a sleek clamshell design with a large 128 x 128 color display with 65,000 colors. The outside cover of the handset sports a supplementary 96 x 32 monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. A stub antenna is placed on the top right side of the unit. Up and down buttons for volume control are placed on the left side. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad. Meanwhile, the top right side of the unit houses an antenna and the USB-capable data port is housed on the unit's top edge. There's a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets on the bottom of the handset, next to the phone's charging port. Face plates are available so you can create the look you're after on the phone's outer casing.

Calling Features
The V180 supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3 ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. You can also assign pictures and ringers to your most common callers. A number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from T-Mobile's t-zones service. There's even an included application, MotoMixer, that enables you to mix your own ringtones.

Speed dialing, which allows you to call pre-programmed numbers with one button is built in, as is a vibrating alert. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The V180 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging and Internet connectivity. The phone features support for ICQ, AOL and Yahoo! instant messaging applications (T-Mobile messaging charges apply). There's also a built-in web browser for t-zones downloads and mobile web browsing. T-Mobile's t-zones service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. Traditional text messaging, as well as picture and sound messaging are also supported by the phone. iTap text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the V180 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a notepad, a calendar and an alarm clock.

Imaging and Entertainment
The V180's USB connectivity can be used to transfer pictures, sounds and graphics to the phone's memory from your PC. Screensavers, themes and wallpapers can be set to your tastes. The V180 is Java enabled, meaning it supports games and application downloads written on the Java platform. Games are available via the T-Mobile t-zones service.

Vital Statistics
The V180 weighs 3.26 ounces and measures 3.43 x 1.75 x .91 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.83 hours of digital talk time, and up to 275 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Motorola V180 handset, lithium-ion battery, power supply/charger, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • The sleek feature-forward model V180 offers mobile movers and shakers hip style without the hot price tag.
  • Polyphonic speaker for MP3 ring tunes and MPEG4 video playback
  • Large, vibrant color display with picture caller ID
  • Stylish clamshell design with integrated speakerphone
  • Includes phone, charger and user documentation.

Reviews (23)

2-0 out of 5 stars My tracfone is better!
I had this phone.I malfunctioned occasionally. I really wasn't impressed with tmobile coverage area:(. I got a tracfone(v60i motorola) And it has worked out much better.Tracfones promos like the referral- authorized person sends you a referral before you activate a new tracfone and you get 100 minutes at no charge! it rocks. I have way better coverage with my tracfone.I am now authorized to give referrals so if you need one, just send a request to sunnyryanj@yahoo, the v60i is cdma and if you like GSM phones tracfone also has those and they work on both cingular/att and tmobile so you get the best gsm coverage there is! and theres free roaming!Tracfone is better. mmhm...

5-0 out of 5 stars Great high quality phone
I've been with T-Mobile for about five years and have used Motorola v66, Samsung Q105, and several Nokia phones. Out of all of them this Motorola v180 actually lives up to the 10 days of standby time and the 5 hours of talk time. The quality of the call is the best I've heard yet with any phone. I have not had any problems with this phone but do see how a cheap plastic design could easily be damaged with minimal effort. Take care of things and they'll last - simple as that. My only complaint is that the phone does not come with a belt clip.

3-0 out of 5 stars Intermittent malfunction, otherwise a good phone.
I had one of these phones from T-Mobile for a few months, and was pleased with it for the most part. The audio quality and signal strength were very good in my experience. Its battery life was very good. It just worked very well as a basic cellular phone, and served me well... except for the occasions when it malfunctioned for no apparent reason. Sometimes, when I would try to use the Phonebook or Voice Dial features, or to access my Recent Calls, the phone would just tell me to "Please Wait" forever. T-Mobile and Motorola tried to help me troubleshoot the problem to no avail. I had to send it in for repair. It appears to be a software problem, rather than a problem with the phone itself.

3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty decent phone
I have had this phone for about six months now and have had no problems. It's small and has pretty decent features like an alarm clock which I constantly use. My reception is pretty great, and I have even used this phone in the elevator where I work with no problems. I like use my t-zones to check out stuff on yahoo like movies and news.
My only problems are, I am not able to download games which is a bummer,(i can play online games though through t-mobile), and once in a great while while i am text messaging, the phone screen has gone black. It recovers, but I hope that isn't going to be some big issue.

1-0 out of 5 stars underwater conversations
I have this as a replacement for my Samsung e-105 which was a fantastic little phone that I never had a problem with, until my lack of care caused it to finally collapse.Phones (other than Nokia, IMO) only last about 14 months these days.
I have no complaints about the design - the LCD is not NEARLY as clear as the samsung, and it is cheap plastic, but it's free - what should I expect?
The problem is that every conversation - whether to a landline or another mobile - sounds like the other person is under water! They're garbled and hard to understand.I always have to ask people to repeat themselves.
Second problem - the battery.After an hour, even when not in use, it needs more juice.
I already called TMobile and ordered the next Samsung - their interface is considerably better.
(and any problems with TMobile might just be from the particular agent - i've never had a problem, and I've been with them for 6 years - since they were Voicestream!) ... Read more


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

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

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

Calling Features

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (32)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just be aware of Korean products ... Read more


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the V330 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar and an alarm clock. You can also use the phone's Bluetooth capability to set up a wireless link with a Bluetooth accessory or connect to a computer or hand-held device to exchange and synchronize data. The phone supports the SyncML PC synchronization standard, which can be used with Motorola's Mobile Phone Tools PC application to manage and synchronize contacts, calendar and other data with your PC.

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

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

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (3)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

SEE A DETAILED VIEW OF THE e715'S FEATURES

What's in the box:

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

... Read more

Features

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

Reviews (186)

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

I give this phone 2 thumbs up!

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

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

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

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

I wish I had kept the V300.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (27)

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

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

VOILA!THAT WILL FIX YOUR PROBLEM!

(...)

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

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

IF YOU WANT A GREAT PHONE BUY THIS!!!

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (8)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

pros

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phone Details:

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Features

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

Reviews (101)

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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

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

Pros

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (28)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope this review helps!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The TM150 is a powerful mobile messaging tool. Support is built in for sending and receiving text, pictures, video and sound via messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. There's also a built-in email client with support for your POP3-based accounts and SMTP outgoing mail authentication. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Getting on the Internet is easy with the TM150, too. Use the phone to access T-Mobile's t-zones service, which lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get sports scores, download games and ringtones, and more. A number of handy software tools are bundled with the TM150 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator with currency converter, a calendar, and an alarm clock with a countdown timer. And because the phone supports the PC Sync protocol, you can use its USB data connectivity to synchronize your calendars, contacts and other data with your PC.

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

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

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

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

Features

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

Reviews (34)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Overview

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

Calling Features:

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

 



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

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

 

Messaging and Internet:

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

Organizer:

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

Fun and Games:

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



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

Vital Statistics:

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

Features

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

Reviews (10)

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

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

Feature wise this is good too with all required features.

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

Customer support is very good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


17. Motorola C650 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002VIV76
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 576
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Compatible with T-Mobile cell phone service, the economically-priced Motorola C650 phone sports a digital VGA camera, built-in email and mini-USB port, as well as a speakerphone function, MP3 and MPEG4 playback, and more, all displayed on a high-resolution, 65,000-color CSTN screen.

Calling Features

Click the image to get a closer look at the C650's features.
Used simply as a phone, the C650 features a 4-way joystick for easy navigation to a variety of handy features, including a dedicated voice mail button, a voice mail indicator, and call timers, redial, missed call indicator, call log, voice activated dialing, any-key answer, auto-redial, speed dial, mute control, no-answer transfer, one-touch 911, usage alert, vibrating ring, differential ring, speakerphone, picture caller ID, and a phone book capacity of 1000 entries.

Messaging and Internet
The phone's wireless Internet browser provides high-speed data transmission via GPRS, as well as advanced EMS messaging, which lets you send, receive and edit text, voice, and pictures (such as ones you take with the camera) to and from other compatible phones and computers. Predictive text input and text message templates round out the package, along with the ability to expand your phone's functionality by downloading Java MIDP 2.0/CLDC 1.0 applications.

Organizer
The Motorola C650's organizer features include a calendar, calculator, alarm clock, and voice memo, among others. Using the built-in mini-USB adaptor, you can also easily sync up data from your phone's organizer with your PC.

Cameras, Fun, and Games
As mentioned above, the C650 comes with an integrated VGA digital still camera with 640 x 480 resolution and 4X digital zoom. You can view your photos on the color display, or send them to your computer or via MMS to a friend with your Internet connection. Three games come built into the phone, and many others are available for download from the Web. Also available for download are an infinite variety of MP3s for listening to on the C650's handy MP3 player. If you get tired of the faceplate, you can swap it out for another one, available separately.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola C650 weighs 3.23 ounces and measures 4.04 x 1.73 x 0.77 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at 390 minutes minimum talk time, and 200 hours minimum standby time. It runs on the GPRS at 800/1800/1900 MHz.

What's in the Box
Motorola C650 cell phone, charger, hands free headset ... Read more

Features

  • VGA (640x480) camera with 4x zoom
  • MP3 audio and MPEG4 video playback
  • Vivid 65,000-color CSTN screen
  • MMS and photo messaging
  • Mini-USB port

Reviews (22)

1-0 out of 5 stars very disappointed w/Motorola
This phone was an extreme disappointment.I had to return for another phone after trying to use it for 3 days.The volume is very quiet, even in maximum!The screen is very small and difficult to see in the day light.The bottom of the phone to charge plug is not smooth and has sharp edging.No wonder they had to give more rebate than the 1c cost for you to use it.It is not worth it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Decent Phone
I like this phone for many reasons, but with any phone there are some drawbacks. First of all this phone is very small and stylish. This phone offers a lot of bang for your buck. It has Mp3 ringtones, a decent camera, and good internet browsing and MMS capabilites. However, the joystick is very cumbersome. It may seem like a good idea, but it begins to lose sensitivity after about a week. Also, like other reviewers noted, when trying to push it straight down to take a photo or select an item in the menu, you normally wind up pushing it the wrong way. T-Mobile service is very good. I have been with them for 3 years. Previously I owned a Samsung r225m (see my review on its product page) and with the Motorola phone, I have noticed areas that I now get reception where I previously didn't with the Samsung. Overall, the this is a great, inexpensive phone, with great service, small design, and powerful multimedia features make a great cell phone for all.

**UPDATE**UPDATE**UPDATE**4/20/05**
Phone working great, however the black plastic coating is peeling off on the right side of the phone and this phone scratches very easily. Still working fine, but keep note that this phone is more delicate than one would think.

-A.D.

1-0 out of 5 stars Shipping sucks. Phone svc charge starts before activation.
Haven't got the phone yet but the 1 star is for the shipping.

Ordered 2 phones on Monday, the phone was not shipped "within 24 hours" cuz Amazon said I chose the "FREE Super Saver Shipping".Then Amazon used USPS and I did not get the phone until Tuesday the next week.That's more than a week from the date the order was made. T-Mobile starts charging the cell phone service from Wednesday when the phone left the warehouse.Ended up paying cell phone service when the phone is not even activated.

The shipping experience sucks.Should never believe "usually shipped within 24 hours" if you choose free shipping.Be ready to pay extra $ for the days you haven't even received the phone.

2-0 out of 5 stars Awful product
This is my 4th phone from T-Mobile, and in some ways its the least usable phone yet. The unit has speakerphone and headset capabilities which allow you to never hold the phone up to your head. This may interest you if you are concerned about electromagnetic radiation that mobile phones emit. I am glad to say that this phone has decent reception in my area, but there is still a delay when speaking with people and regular audio dropouts. These two problems may be related to the T-Mobile service, not the phone itself. Unfortunately this phone is plagued by some simple problems that I amazed did not get solved before this phone was released. When the screen goes dark it is unreadable under most lighting situations. You have to first press a key to get the screen to light up, which it will not do if the phone's keypad is locked. If you need to make a call in a pinch or emergency situation, there is a good chance you will not be able to due to the dark screen/keypad lock situation. Next, the phone does not ring loud enough. I was looking forward to taking advantage of the C650's ability to use digital audio files, but at maximum volume its still not that loud. I even boosted the volume of my files manually to help with this but its just not loud enough. This causes missed phone calls. Speaking of transferring files, it was a nightmare. For anyone who is not technically inclined beware: the phone does not come with the cable (standard mini USB cable), or software drivers to connect the phone to your PC. I had to hunt on internet search engines for almost 15 minutes to find the drivers. So, the greatest selling points about this phone are mostly useless. It does function as a phone if you are willing to work around all the problems.

3-0 out of 5 stars OK phone with some drawbacks.
I had an old Nokia and needed to upgrade because the battery had died and it was cheaper to get a new phone than buy a new battery. I also needed a tri-band (900/1800/1900) phone because I needed it to work in the US and Europe. The C650 fit the bill and it was cheap. I am not disappointed, though the phone has some annoying drawbacks.

On the plus side, the phone has a standard USB interface. I had the Motorola MobileTools CD from an earlier Motorola phone I bought in Europe and installed the software on my laptop (the CD has drivers for all Motorola phones) and was able to access the C650 and all multimedia features from my laptop very easily. This allows you to download photos/videos to your PC and easily update your address book and personalize the phone (use any MP3 audio file as your ring tone etc).

Major annoyances: as other reviewers have noted, the display is very dark unless the backlight is on. This is annoying because the backlight is turned off by default when you lock the keyboard, so sometimes it can be hard to tell if the phone is on at all (pressing a key doesn't do anything, you have to unlock the keyboard, then lock it again).

The little "joystick" control is very hard to use, especially when you have to press it in the center position to select a menu choice (most of the time I end up pushing it in the wrong direction). My main gripe is that the AC adapter only works on 110V current. This is unforgivable for a tri-band 'world phone, all the more so because it's advertised as a 'travel charger' but doesn't work outside the US: all my other phones had 110/220V adapters so like an idiot I assumed this one was and I fried it by plugging into an European power outlet. In the end I had to buy two separate adapter, one for 110V and another 220Volt for travel purposes.

Standby and talk times are as advertised, so no complaints there.
I don't really care much for the camera or any of the other multimedia features, so I can't comment on the picture quality asI have no basis for comparison against other phones.

Overall, it's an adequate phone that's worth its money as long as you don't have unrealistic expectations (and are willing to buy a new AC adapter if you plan to travel to Europe). ... Read more


18. Motorola V188 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Motorola
list price: $119.99
our price: $49.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0009F1ST8
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 124
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Billed as an entry-level phone, the Motorola v188 is actually a feature rich beauty with quad-band global coverage capability. Instant messaging, MP3 ringtones, dual displays, USB connectivity and gaming support are all here-- a significant step up from entry level phones of the past. It's the perfect companion to T-Mobile service.

Design
The phone features a sleek clamshell design with a large 128 x 128 color display with 65,000 colors. The outside cover of the handset sports a supplementary 96 x 32 monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. A stub antenna is placed on the top right side of the unit. Up and down buttons for volume control are placed on the left side. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad. A USB-capable data port is housed on the unit's top edge. There's a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets on the bottom of the handset, next to the phone's charging port. Face plates are available so you can create the look you're after on the phone's outer casing.

Calling Features
The v188 supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3 ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. You can also assign pictures and ringers to your most common callers. A number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from T-Mobile's t-zones service. There's even an included application, MotoMixer, that enables you to mix your own ringtones.

Speed dialing, which allows you to call pre-programmed numbers with one button is built in, as is a vibrating alert. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The v188 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging and Internet connectivity. The phone features support for AOL Instant Messenger (T-Mobile messaging charges apply), and there's also a built-in web browser for t-zones downloads and mobile web browsing. T-Mobile's t-zones service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. Traditional text messaging, as well as picture and sound messaging are also supported by the phone. iTap text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the v188 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a notepad, a calendar and an alarm clock.

Imaging and Entertainment
The v188's USB connectivity can be used to transfer pictures, sounds and graphics to the phone's memory from your PC. Screensavers, themes and wallpapers can be set to your tastes. The v188 is Java enabled, meaning it supports games and application downloads written on the Java platform. Games are available via the T-Mobile t-zones service.

Vital Statistics
The v188 weighs 3.39 ounces and measures 3.39 x 1.77 x .9 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.75 hours of digital talk time, and up to 14.5 days of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Motorola v188 handset, lithium-ion battery, power supply/charger, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Entry Level phone with a stylish and slim clamshell design
  • Quad band world phone that operates on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Talk handsfree with the 2 way integrated speakerphone
  • External caller ID so you can see who's calling before you answer your phone
  • Includes phone, charger and user documentation.

Reviews (5)

3-0 out of 5 stars Just renewed my lease and got it from T-Mobile
I was happy with my previous phone V300.This one gives lot of dropped calls, lot of static when travelling in car...Recommend buying some other phone.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not So Moto
I upgraded to Motorola V188 from Sony Ericsson with T-mobile as my service provider. The phone looks amazing with its nice GUI and other graphical features. It is sleek and nice to have.

But during my two years of service with T-mobile, I never had any issues with dropped calls as with this phone. On an average I get see two-to-three calls being dropped. The conversation gets disconnected; People cannot hear to what I am saying. I am finding ways to not to use this phone anymore.

I am Not so happy with this Moto Phone..V188

4-0 out of 5 stars MONIQUE'S OPINION....
I usually put this phone in my bra... That's how small and sleek it is. The ringtones are crisp and the colors are amazing. My connections haven't been lost yet and I've had it for a month. It's usually the other person's phone with crap services like sprint and nextel that drop calls. I use the t-zones service mainly for yahoo messaging my husband over in Iraq, and checking my yahoo mail right from my phone. I also shop for wallpaper and ringers every now and then.
The only problems I have is the fact that t-mobile's network is unavailable one too many times for my taste. But that's not the phone's fault. And I'm still waiting for someone to have the changable faceplates so I can toy around with the already great look of my phone. Also there arent any holster clip's for the 188. I checked many times. I'm not into the leather thing. In the meantime there's always room in my bra for my new beautiful baby motorola v188!

4-0 out of 5 stars If your looking for a simple phone, this is it.
To be honest, this is my first Cell. But when I finaly decided to purchase one, this is exactly what I was looking for; simple. I didn't want a camera, I didn't want a PC (or Mac, if you prefere), I didn't want an MP3 player, I wanted a phone. And this is exactly what it is. Nice crisp grahpics, uses the HiFi Ringtones, has voicemail, and text messaging. It also has enough features like AIM, a web browser, a calander, and Get More Options (dependant on SP?), to be multi-tasked. But it still knows its' purpose, a simple phone for a simple user.

3-0 out of 5 stars good display, and ummmm yea........
bought it from a t-mobile store, new when i renewed my contract, i loved the display, crisp graphics, but thats about it that's good on this phone. i'm comming from a nokia 3595.the moto's reception is bad. it breaks up and it cut a conversation. 3 days after i bought it, less than 50 mins used. oing back asap. back to nokia :), too bad thier display sux ... Read more


19. Samsung p735 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $499.99
our price: $399.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006M6FPG
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 593
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Hands-On Review

Samsung's P735 is one of a new breed of cameraphones.Not only does it offer a megapixel camera, but it also has a novel form factor that differentiates it from everything else on the market.It opens up to reveal a large display, but its hinge does more than just open and close.By twisting and turning the top half of the phone, the P735 can be put into a 'L' shape configuration, or actually be flipped around completely so that the main display is on the outside of the phone.This is useful for taking photos.


Taking photos is a snap when you twist and turn the main display to the outside of the phone.

The P735 is a triband GSM phone that works on T-Mobile USA's 1900Mhz network and the 900Mhz and 1800Mhz GSM networks found in most other parts of the world, meaning it will work on your European vacation.It weighs 4.5 ounces, and is 3.6" x 1.73" x 0.95" in size, which is a bit large.Included in that package is a battery that was good for over 6.5 hours of talk time in my tests - even though Samsung claims only 4 hours.

The P735's numeric keypad has a nice feel, but has unusual positioning of the its two softkeys and dedicated camera button: the camera button is above the softkeys, which means that you often hit the camera button instead of the right softkey.The P735 has a nice directional controller, or d-pad, but it is raised quite a bit from the level of the keypad.Everything is very usable; it just isn't optimal.

But one buys a P735 for the multimedia capabilities.The megapixel camera takes a decent photograph for a cell phone.Outdoors shots are a bit blue in color, but reasonable.Indoor shots are much better.The camera offers resolutions ranging from MMS to full 1024x864.Normally the P735 shoots photos in a vertical portrait format, but if you twist the phone's hinge into the 'L' configuration, it will automatically adjust the camera to records photos in landscape format.


The RS-MMC memory card slot supports up to 512MB cards.

Unlike most video capable cameraphones on the market, the P735 can record video clips of nearly unlimited length.The phone only stops recording when you tell it to or when it runs out of memory.Since the P735 has 60MB of internal memory and a RS-MMC memory card slot that supports up to 512MB cards, that's a lot of video.

The P735 also has a reasonable MP3 player included.While you can't create real playlists, you can pick and choose the songs to play.Songs can be in internal storage or on the RS-MMC card.The included stereo headset offers good sound, but uses a proprietary connection, so you won't be able to use your own headset.If a call comes in while you are listening to music, the MP3 player will stop so you can take the call.


The P735's very bright and ultra-crisp 262k TFT main display features 176x144 resolution.

The P735 has a nice 262k color TFT display with a 176x144 resolution.It is very bright, and very crisp, and large enough to get the job done.The external 65k color sub-display is an ultra-bright OLED type that you could read from across the room in the dark - it's that sharp.Both displays are used by the Picture Caller ID system so you can see a photo of who is calling you.

While the P735 doesn't support email, except through T-Zones, it does have nice MMS and SMS editors.It also comes with a nice suite of 3D games, including the 3D first-person flying robot game Metalion.New games, including Java based games, can be bought from T-Mobile or found elsewhere on the Internet.

The Samsung SGH-P735 is a good solid multimedia phone.Not only can it take a nice picture, but it has looks that will turn heads and start conversations.Business users will miss voice dialing and a speakerphone, but for the casual user the P735 will offer enough fun for those things to be overlooked.
--Reviewed by Michael Oryl, editor in chief of www.MobileBurn.com

Pros:

  • Megapixel Camera
  • MP3 Player
  • 3D Games

Cons:

  • Big
  • No Voice Dialing
  • No Speakerphone

What's in the Box: P735 phone, Battery, Charger, Hands-Free Headset, SIM Card, Euro Plug and 32 MB Multimedia Card.

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Features

  • Unique Swivel Design
  • Built-In MP3 player and 3D Graphics
  • Built-in Megapixel Camera w/ CIF Video Capability
  • 64MB internal memory plus 32MB removeable RS-MMC Card
  • Includes phone and travel charger

Reviews (9)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great phone with NO SUPPORT!
This is a great phone for someone who doesn't care for new games. Although the phone has been in the market for nearly a year, there are no games available for it through tmobile besides the few that come with the phone. Don't get me wrong, I love the games, but I'd also love to play Tetris which has yet to appear at the tmobile site.

Here are the more intriguing features.

MP3 PLAYER
The MP3 player is mediocra at best. The nice thing about it is that it pauses when you have an incoming call and allows you to resume right where you left off. The bad part is that you can't fast forward. Many of you may be saying, "It's a phone, what do you expect?" But the truth is that it's built-in video player that does allow for rewinding and fast fowarding so that aspect is a disappointment.

Another HUGE disappointment is that you can't use your stored MP3's as ring tones. Again, the phone allows you to transfer videos from the memory card (RS MMC) to the phones memory and save them as your wallpaper (yes i mean video wallpapers) So again, this is somewhat of a let down since mp3's aren't nearly as complicated (or as large) as videos. Also, MP3's need to be encoded at over 128kbps. I think I encode them at 196kbps. Whenever I tried to go lower, the phone wouldn't recognize them as valid MP3 files.

ADVANCED VIDEO CAPABILITIES
Now for the clincher. Using simple media conversation tools like psp video 9, you can watch music videos and movies on your phone in .MP4 format! I purchased a 512MB RS MMC stick for $65 in December and use it to store videos and music that I enjoy everywhere such as on walks around town and on the bus or train. For those of you that love subtitles, they'll still be legable on the phones screen.

HEADSET
Another saddening fact is that it doesn't include a headphone jack. But it makes sense since headphones don't have buttons that allow you to answer calls so this can be overlooked. It's also comfortable, stay in place and are discrete with its unique design.

CAMERA = 1.1 MEGAPIXEL, BEST OUT
The camera is decent but its still the best US camera phones have to offer. The lack of a built-in flash makes it useless in poorly lite homes or at night.

BUMMER?
Hm, another thing that I noticed some people may miss is that the battery status bar stays idle while charging. I personally don't mind since the adapter itself has a status light (red for still charging, green for go time) so who cares right?

SUMMARY
So it's a media center in your pocket. A 512MB stick can probably hold a single movie, 3-4 20+ min episodes, or tons of songs and pictures. (You can throw your own pictures in there as well). Hope you found this helpful!

5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST Phone!
I LOVE this phone, I have been a longtime devotee of Samsung and this phone just rings my bell.Swivel feature best for using the mp3 player and just plain showing off.Great reception and battery life is what I would expect.

Tip for those purchasing new mobile phones:Condition your battery!This will greatly extend the life of your battery (in between charges and replacements).
Step 1:The first time your charge it, charge for 12 full hours for lithium ion battery (most common these days).
Step 2: Let it die COMPLETELY and then charge it FULLY again.
Step 3:Repeat step 2 one to two more times.

Always try to let your battery come as close to depleting as possible before recharging, this will extend the life of your battery as far as replacement.Your battery's longevity is based on "cycles," from one charge to the next.The more times you charge the battery, the sooner it will need to be replaced.Also, avoid using car chargers whenever possible, these are a "rush" charge that do not last as long (in terms of recharging) as traditional wall "trickle" charges.

4-0 out of 5 stars battery life
Did anybody else notice that the batter life is short?It only lasts me about 32 hrs and I don't even use the phone that often.Take two pics and talk for about 10 minutes and battery life is drained.

5-0 out of 5 stars playing mp3 or mp4 3gp videos on samsung p735
In order to play mp3 files you need to transfer files to your RS MMC but make sure less than 20 characters on name of mp3 track (including spaces letter or number) sam p735 will not read items fromMMC if it has more than 20 characters .also make sure these are mp3 not real audio or wmf sound format.only reads mp3 sound format .u can rename mp3 sound file b4 transfering to multimedia card .make sure once mmc card inside phone u select the mmc location . that will relsolve your issue .also u can download videos and compress it with (pvauthor) program and copy to mmc card and play on your handset

5-0 out of 5 stars need help
i have a question how can i get the songs to play on the phone with the multimedia card. i added some songs onto the card with a 8in 1 card reader/writer. For some reason its not reading them as an audio file. It reads them as unknown. Could anyone help i would appreciate it thanks ... Read more


20. T-Mobile Sidekick II Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $299.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00063DKVC
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 369
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

It's here and it's better than ever. With a number of big improvements over the original Sidekick, the Sidekick II is a powerful mobile companion and tri-band world phone. Flip open the big color screen and shoot off unlimited e-mails on the better-than-ever QWERTY keyboard. Snap a photo with the new built-in camera and send it to your friends. Hop online and check your top Web picks. Or just pick up your Sidekick II and make a call.

Design

The Sidekick II's email client supports up to three POP/IMAP accounts.

The integrated VGA camera supports 640x480 resolution. There's even a flash for nighttime shots.

AOL Instant Messenger comes installed on the handset.

View any HTML website and navigate with ease using the Sidekick II's scroll wheel.
The Sidekick II is designed to be easy to use in every way. The unique, 240 x 160 pixelss screen supports 65,000 colors and opens to reveal a full keyboard for all your text messaging, emailing and calendar updates. Many users complained about the original Sidekick's lack of buttons for quick access to basic functions. All that has been remedied in this new model. New dual purpose dedicated send/end and page up/down buttons make it easier to place calls and surf the Web. Previously, users had to go into the settings menu of the device to change the volume, but new dedicated external buttons make the process easier and more intuitive. What's more, there's now an external power button-- no more opening the display to turn the handset on. There's also a new external directional pad that can be accessed without opening the screen, a big plus for gaming applications. The Sidekick II retains the handy rocker switch on the right side of the device for quick menu navigation and selection.

The overall size of the Sidekick II is another big change. The unit is approximately 25 percent thinner than the previous version. Overall, it has been improved to provide a more comfortable feel when used as a phone. It's also been designed with an integrated camera for the first time. The camera, LED flash unit and self portrait mirror are located on the back of the Sidekick II.

The Sidekick II runs on the proprietary Hiptop OS, which is designed with a unique wheel-shaped menu for easy selection of applications and functions. The device is built with a total of 48 MB of internal memory.

Calling Features
The Sidekick II's phone book can hold up to a whopping 2000 contacts with multiple entries per contact. A call list remembers your most recent missed, received and dialed calls. The device also features a speakerphone for easy handsfree talking. Polyphonic ringtones with up to 16 chords are included and more ringtones can be downloaded from T-Mobile's t-zones service. 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.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The Sidekick II covers all your messaging needs with support for text messaging and multimedia messaging (MMS) with images, sounds and pictures. When used in combination with the phone's built-in camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. If instant messaging is your thing, you can use the Sidekick II's built-in AOL Instant Messenger application to chat with buddies anywhere. Yahoo Messenger is also available via T-Mobile's application download service (T-Mobile messaging charges apply for text and instant messaging, unlimited messaging included in Sidekick data plan). AutoText word completion, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

If you want email on the go, the Sidekick II has you covered there, as well. With Sidekick Unlimited service, you can get your own 6 MB e-mail account from T-Mobile or you can also set up as many as three other personal e-mail accounts to deliver e-mail directly to your Sidekick II's email application. Web browsing is also easy with the Sidekick II and the T-Mobile Sidekick Unlimited plan. View full web pages with the device's embedded browser and surf T-Mobile's t-zones service, which offers news headlines, weather updates, game and ringtone downloads, and more.

The Sidekick ships with a number of handy tools, including a calendar with up to 1000 event entries, an alarm that can be set to notify you of calendar events and a to-do list. These tools can be synchronized with Microsoft Outlook via the Sidekick II's USB data connection or wirelessly via the Sidekick II's Intellisync technology. Intellisync is a unique web-based application that runs on any PC with a web browser. It allows you to view and update your calendar and contacts information and then upload them to your Sidekick II wirelessly. You can even view all the photos on your Sidekick II in gallery format. All of your data is stored remotely, so if your Sidekick is ever lost or stolen (gasp!) your data is safe and accessible.

The Sidekick II allows you to send and receive virtual contact cards (vCards). vCards are a great way to easily save and share contact information with friends and colleagues. Lastly, if you need to find the keyhole after a night on the town, the Sidekick II has a mini LED flashlight.

Imaging and Entertainment
The Sidekick II has fun in its soul. Snap photos and share them with your friends via messaging or email, or via your online Intellisync gallery. The camera features a night mode for getting good shots in low-light situations.

One game, Rock and Rocket, ships with the Sidekick II, and more are available via the t-zones service.

Vital Statistics
The Sidekick II weighs 6.49 ounces and measures 5.12 x 2.60 x 0.87 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4.5 hours of digital talk time, and up to 60 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Sidekick II handset, hands-free headset, carry case, AC adaptor, application CD. ... Read more

Features

  • Real web browsing
  • Built-in camera with flash
  • Built-in organizer with PC synchronization
  • Photo caller ID
  • AOL Instant Messenger, text messaging, 6 MB email account

Reviews (112)

5-0 out of 5 stars THIS THING IS THE BEST!
I've had it for about a week.
The phone rules.The speaker isnt as low, as others say..it could be louder, but its fine!
It is soo easy to type. fast. AOL IM's are lightening fast. TUrn pictures off on websites and browse, easy! take like 30seconds to load a page.
The games stink ...5$ a game,and the 1 free one is garbage. ring tones are garbage.....they are all rap.90percent. and you can't download them, anywhere, on the internet...only from TMObiLE.2$ a song.
Buy the alarm for 5$, its awsome.
Camera is pretty bad, and flash is useless. But with all the other stuff...who cares? But, u can capture, a fun a moment..its good enough..Scrolling is super easy, very easy to learn and master.
GREAT CALENDAR!
as for using the phone to talk on, its a bit odd, it stinks for long conversations, but for long ones, i use speaker....

I LOVE THIS PHONE! I'M ON IT 24/7.

3-0 out of 5 stars Almost but not quite
I really like the features and it's very easy to type on of course. I like the design, the interface, the whole concept.

But using this as a phone is terrible.

My calls are constantly dropped and I am always losing connection.70% of the time I have to dial a number 3 or 4 times to get the call to go through.

When I actually am in a call, the reception is bad. It doesn't matter if I am in a bathroom or the top of a 30 story building in the middle of downtown. I have to say "Can you hear me now?" so much you'd think I'm in a Verizon commercial.

If the reception on this phone was actually good, then I would be keeping this phone. Instead I am going to have to sell it because it's really ticking me off.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still Unavailable
This is rediculous.i ordered one and they never sent it to me or said anything, then one day about a week after i was supposed to recieve the item the web site said this item is currently unavailable!!What the F.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing tool!
Okay, so it's not high-speed internet, but WOW! I have had a Sidekick II for several months and amazed at the capabilities of this little unit.It easily gets my e mail from the POP3 server of my ISP (does not get web-based mail), the browser is pretty darn good for something that fits into your purse and the speed is much improved since I first got it.I love the camera, it's really pretty good quality.The phone, eh, not the best, but with the speakerphone or hands-free, it's fine.

I will never be without my Sidekick again!

2-0 out of 5 stars Good Phone , Bad Coverage
The Sidekick II phone is amazing, it's like a mini laptop.The only problem is that you would get more service coverage with a walkie talkie than T-Mobile.If I'm in the middle of Hollywood or Los Angeles, my connections are still bad even in such a metro area.I have trouble havea conversation for more than 10 minutes cause it just gets so staticy and disconnects at random.

If T-Mobile had good coverage it would be great, but they don't , so it sucks. ... Read more


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