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1. Motorola RAZR V3 Phone (Cingular)
$199.99
2. Samsung E315 Phone (T-Mobile)
$274.99 list($299.99)
3. Motorola A630 Phone (T-Mobile)
$329.99 list($399.99)
4. Motorola V710 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
$274.99 list($299.99)
5. Motorola V600 Phone (T-Mobile)
$149.99 $110.00 list($199.99)
6. Motorola V551 Phone (Cingular)
$149.99 $99.99 list($199.99)
7. Motorola V300 Phone (T-Mobile)
$219.99 $145.00 list($299.99)
8. Nokia 6230 Phone (Cingular)
$49.99 list($199.99)
9. Sony Ericsson Z500a Star Wars
$449.99 list($599.99)
10. palmOne Treo 650 PDA Phone (Cingular)
$239.99 list($299.99)
11. LG VX7000 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
$219.99 list($279.99)
12. LG VX6100 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
$224.99 list($299.99)
13. Samsung A670 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
$49.99 list($149.99)
14. Nokia 3220 Phone (T-Mobile)
$299.99 list($349.99)
15. RIM BlackBerry 7230 Phone (T-Mobile)
$274.99 $175.00 list($399.99)
16. Motorola i860 Phone (Nextel)
$349.99 list($499.99)
17. Sony Ericsson S710a Star Wars
$149.99 list($279.99)
18. Motorola V265 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
$149.99 list($399.99)
19. RIM BlackBerry 7100g Phone (Cingular)
$274.99 list($299.99)
20. Samsung D415 Phone (T-Mobile)

1. Motorola RAZR V3 Phone (Cingular)
by Motorola
list price: $599.99
our price: $519.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006I2E1O
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 71
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Amazon.com Product Description

Thin is definitely in. At just over a half-inch thick, the Motorola RAZR V3 is the perfect combination of sleek design and powerful features. With long-range Bluetooth, support for video playback, a VGA (640 x 480) camera and a gorgeous color screen, the RAZR V3 is everything you're looking for in a stylish mobile companion. Get the most out of your Cingular service with this impressive quad-band phone.

Design
The RAZR V3's design takes the standard clamshell form factor to the next level with an impressive, anodized aluminum construction. A large 176 x 220 color display with 262,000 colors dominates the inside of the top cover. The outside cover of the handset sports a supplementary 96 x 80 full-color display that can display pictures, time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The VGA camera lens is housed above this display. Up/down buttons are placed on the left side for volume control while a voice button on the right side of the unit allows you to enter voice memos and create voice dialing profiles. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's backlit control pad, which is precision cut from a single sheet of nickel-plated copper alloy. A charging port and USB data cable port is placed on the bottom of the phone.

Calling Features
The RAZR V3's internal phone book can hold up to 1000 contacts while the phone's picture ID system allows you to assign pictures to your most common callers. It also supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3 ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. A number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from Cingular Wireless' MEdia service. There's even an included application, MotoMixer, that lets you mix your own ringtones. For times when you want to be discreet, there's a vibrating alert. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear while voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names.

Because the RAZR V3 is Bluetooth enabled, wireless headsets can be configured with the phone for total handsfree operation.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The RAZR V3 is a messaging and wireless Internet powerhouse. Support is built in for sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, sound and video via messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. Instant messaging is also supported via AOL Instant Messenger and the phone ships with a built-in email client with support for POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP protocols (Cingular messaging charges apply). There's also a built-in web browser for MEdia downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. 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.

Getting on the Internet is easy with the RAZR V3 as it supports Cingular's GSM-based Wireless Internet Express service. When used with a Cingular data plan and the phone's Bluetooth or USB data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the RAZR V3 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator with currency converter, a calendar and an alarm clock. 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 also supports the SyncML PC synchronization standard, 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 RAZR V3 shines in the entertainment department. The phone's VGA camera features a 4x 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 phone is capable of MPEG4 video playback when you receive a video message, or if you upload video to the phone via USB or Bluetooth. The RAZR V3 also supports custom graphics for wallpapers so you can dress up the phone to suit your fancy.

Support for gaming is built into the phone and games are available for download via the Cingular MEdia service.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola RAZR V3 weighs 3.35 ounces and measures 3.86 x 2.09 x .54 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.67 hours of digital talk time, and up to 250 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 800/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
RAZR V3 handset, lithium-ion battery, travel charger, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Razor-thin Aircraft Aluminum Case
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
  • MPEG4 Video Playback
  • Built-in Speakerphone
  • Digital Camera

2. Samsung E315 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $199.99
our price: $199.99
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Asin: B00066MA9W
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 146
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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, speakerphone functionality, 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
Used simply as a phone, the E315 features a 5-way navigation disc 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, speakerphone, 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 Website 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 4.9 ounces and measures 3.84 x 1.91 x 0.94 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at 240 minutes minimum talk time, and 340 hours minimum standby time. It runs on GSM 900/1900 MHz.

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

3. Motorola A630 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Motorola
list price: $299.99
our price: $274.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0003RA29O
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 66
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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
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. 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

  • The newest way to two-way makes your phone more versatile than ever before.
  • Closed, it's a candy-bar style phone with Bluetooth® connectivity, an integrated digital camera, a functional external display and a polyphonic speaker.
  • But flip it open to reveal an integrated QWERTY keyboard and landscape color display for easy two-way, multimedia, email and instant messaging.
  • The A630 does more than just blow away your friends - it will blow away your expectations.
  • Includes phone, charger and user documentation.

4. Motorola V710 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by Verizon Wireless
list price: $399.99
our price: $329.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002W2H2K
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
Sales Rank: 302
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Amazon.com Product Description

Motorola delivers Bluetooth, a megapixel camera, video messaging, TransFlash memory expansion and more in this flagship phone. Designed for Verizon Wireless users, all the tools and power a mobile warrior needs are packed into this premium tri-band clamshell.

Design
The V710's overall shape is similar in design to Motorola's high-end GSM phone, the V600. The V710 ups the ante in many areas, however. The internal 2.2-inch 176 x 220 screen sports more colors (262,000 vs. 65,000) than the V600. The full-color, 98 x 67 supplementary external display is another step-up feature from the V600. This screen displays incoming call information, picture caller ID, camera self portraits, signal strength, battery life, current time and more. The 1.2 megapixel camera lens and LED flash is housed above this display. An extendable stub antenna is placed on the top right side of the phone. A TransFlash memory slot is located next to the antenna. A standard 2.5mm stereo headset jack is present, as is a combined charging/USB data port. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad.

Calling Features
The V710 boasts some powerful calling functions that make it a perfect part of a mobile office. The office-quality speakerphone makes it easy to converse without touching the handset-- a big plus for car users. Enhanced voice dialing supports voice-to-digit dialing and name recognition for speedy dialing of contacts. The V710's voice recognition software supports voice commands from any user, not just a pre-programmed user's voice. Because the V710 is Bluetooth enabled, wireless headsets can be configured with the phone for total handsfree operation.

The V710's 10 MB of internal memory can be used to hold up to 500 contacts for quick access to email addresses and phone numbers. The phone lets you easily assign pictures to your most common callers. In addition to vibrating alerts, the phone supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3 ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. A number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from Verizon's Mobile Web service. The i710's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The V710 is a mobile messaging, email and Internet powerhouse. An included email client supports POP3, SMTP and IMAP4 email standards (when used with optional Verizon data service). The V710's support for multimedia messaging means that text, photos, video and audio can be sent with ease (Verizon messaging charges apply). 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 web browser for Verizon Mobile Web downloads and mobile web browsing. Verizon's optional Mobile Web package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. You can check your e-mail, trade stocks online, compare prices while shopping, access flight information, get movie listings and find directions to the theater. 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.

Verizon's Get It Now wireless download service is also fully compatible with the V710. This pay-per-download service features application downloads, games and productivity tools. You can also personalize your handset with ringtone downloads and digital photo-sharing tools using the Get It Now service.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the V710 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator with currency converter, a calendar and an alarm clock.

Use the V710'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 V710, which supports the SyncML PC synchronization standard, 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
Plenty of good times are built right into this handset, and that fun is expandable thanks to the V710's TransFlash memory expansion slot. The slot supports an additional 128 MB of memory in addition to the phone's embedded 10 MB of memory. The V710's 1.2 megapixel camera with flash bridges the gap between phones and quality digital cameras. Support for up to 3 minutes of video capture is also included. An MP3 player lets you load up your favorite tunes and use the phone as a portable jukebox. Embedded animated screensavers and full screen wallpapers are built-in so you can set up the V710 to suit your tastes.

The V710 is BREW enabled, meaning it supports games written on the BREW platform. Games are available via the Get It Now service.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola V710 weighs 4.06 ounces and measures 3.70 x 1.93 x .92 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.33 hours of digital talk time, and up to 150 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the AMPS 800/CDMA 800/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Motorola V710 handset, battery charger, lithium-ion battery, battery door, holster, user's manual, quick reference guide, welcome CD-ROM. ... Read more

Features

  • The Motorola V710 is a phone and a whole lot more.
  • Featuring an integrated 1.2 megapixel camera, video capture & playback
  • With Bluetooth wireless technology, you can make hands-free, eyes-free calls, and connect to your PC or PDA whenever and wherever you want.
  • Integrated speakerphone
  • 10 MB user storage

5. Motorola V600 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $299.99
our price: $274.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002NM98Q
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 23
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Amazon.com Hands-On Review

Compatible with T-Mobile phone service, the quad-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-pixel, 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
Used simply as a cell phone, the V600 features a 4-way scroll 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 pixels) 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 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 e-mail, 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 pixel 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, screen savers, 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 with this phone.

Conclusions
We liked this phone's very basic camera. It was easy to use and worry-free (nothing's going to break off), 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 goes 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 91.0 inches. Its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at up to 450 minutes talk time, and up to 240 hours standby time. It runs on GSM 800/900/1800/1900 mode. In the box, you'll receive the V600, instruction manuals, a high capacity 750 mAh lithium-ion battery, a headset/earbud, and a battery charger. ... Read more

Features

  • Use the colorful customizable external display to identify specific calling groups and events.
  • VGA camera with 4x digital zoom, large 65,000 color display supports video playback
  • Integrated Bluetooth for wireless data connectivity
  • 5MB internal memory to support downloadable applications, MP3 ringtones, wallpapers, and photo storage
  • Handset comes with mono earbud, mid-rate charger, and battery

6. Motorola V551 Phone (Cingular)
by Motorola
list price: $199.99
our price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006I2G3U
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 31
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Amazon.com Product Description

With Bluetooth, a VGA camera and a large color display, as well as support for high speed data and video capture, the V551 is a powerful mobile companion. It's the perfect complement to Cingular Wireless service.

Design
The phone features a sleek clamshell design with a large 176 x 220 color display with 65,000 colors. The outside cover of the handset sports a supplementary 96 x 32 blue monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The VGA camera lens and self-portrait mirror is housed above this display. A stub antenna is placed on the top right side of the unit, next to the phone's headset jack. Volume buttons are placed on the left side, while a one-touch camera button is on the right. 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 combined charging and USB data cable port is placed on the bottom of the phone.

Calling Features
The V551's internal phone book can hold up to 1000 contacts while the phone's picture ID system allows you to assign pictures to your most common callers. It also supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3 ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. A number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from Cingular Wireless' MEdia service. There's even an included application, MotoMixer, that lets you mix your own ringtones. For times when you want to be discreet, there's a vibrating alert. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear while voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names.

Because the V551 is Bluetooth enabled, wireless headsets can be configured with the phone for total handsfree operation. The phone supports Cingular's "Fast Forward" call forwarding device, which enables you to effortlessly forward your wireless calls to your land-line phone.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The V551 is a messaging and wireless Internet powerhouse. Support is built in for sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, sound and video via messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. Instant messaging is also supported via AOL Instant Messenger and the phone ships with a built-in email client with support for POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP protocols (Cingular messaging charges apply). There's also a built-in web browser for MEdia downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. 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.

Getting on the Internet is easy with the V551. It supports the GPRS protocol, as well as the new, high speed EDGE data protocol. When used with a Cingular data plan and the phone's Bluetooth or USB data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the V551 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar and an alarm clock. Use the V551's Bluetooth capability to set up a wireless link with a Bluetooth accessory or connect to a computer or hand-held device to exchange and synchronize data. The phone also supports the SyncML PC synchronization standard, 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 V551 shines in the entertainment department. The phone's VGA camera can capture stills and clips with up to 15 seconds of video, both of which can be sent to your friends via MMS messaging or email, or to your PC via USB or Bluetooth. The phone is capable of MPEG4 video playback when you receive a video message. Meanwhile, an included image-editing application lets you modify the pictures you take before you send picture messages. The V551 also supports custom graphics for wallpapers so you can dress up the phone to suit your fancy.

Support for gaming is built into the phone and games are available for download via the Cingular MEdia service.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola V551 weighs 4.23 ounces and measures 3.5 x 1.93 x .97 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.75 hours of digital talk time, and up to 225 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 800/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
V551 handset, lithium-ion battery, travel charger, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Motorola’s Quad-band GSM Phone
  • Built-In Bluetooth and VGA camera with video capture
  • MP3 Ringtone capable
  • Features EDGE high-speed data
  • Includes phone, charger and user documentation.

7. Motorola V300 Phone (T-Mobile)
by Motorola
list price: $199.99
our price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000WZWSI
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 24
Average Customer Review: 3.82 out of 5 stars
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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 phone is notable for its high-resolution display, VGA camera, and MP3 ringtones
  • Large color display features 65,000 colors
  • 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 (185)

5-0 out of 5 stars A phone well worth the money . . .
I recently switched wireless phone companies because I had been having some issues with my old provider, and because the ability to port numbers over to other carriers became available. As such, I was forced to purchase a cell phone that would be compatable with the service of my new company, T-Mobile. After researching tons of different cell phone brands online (Samsung, Nokia, etc.), I finally decided upon the Motorola V300 . . . and boy am I glad that I did.
This phone is fantastic, and offers some of the lastest technological advances in wireless devices. A few of it's best features include:
1. Full color LCD screen
2. Illuminated, external caller ID and clock (perfect for movie
theatres)
3. Plastic-coated, scratch-resistant exterior
4. Voice activated dialing
5. Hands-free speaker phone
6. Digital camera
7. Text messaging with iTap option
8. AOL instant messaging
9. Internet accessability
and,
10. download capability for lots of different wallpaper and
ringtones from off of T-Mobile's web site.
Additionally, the V300 offers many little extras, making it all the better. With this phone, one is able to customize screen color (i.e., can choose to have background teal, orange, yellow, etc.), the placement of options within the phone (e.g., icons can be hidden or exposed; messages can be accessed from top, bottom, right, or left of key pad depending upon preference; etc.), and the arrangement of names in the phonebook (i.e., can be either alphabatized or chronologically listed). Plus, the V300 comes with an alarm-activated datebook and a few demo games as well. The Motorola guide manuel says that you are supposed to be able to download the full versions of the included games (along with select others) from T-Mobile's web site, although this option dosen't actually exist. Big deal though; all of the demo games have enough levels anyhow, and that deficiency is the only shortcoming of this phone. Everything else about the V300 is great, and I certainly wouldn't suggest that one snub it because of it's inability to obtain games via the internet unless he or she is a hard-core player.
Furthermore, the V300 is cute and compact, and it comes in a sharp blue/silver color (which is paramount if you value size and appearance). In short, it is my opinion that this phone is definately worth the money; invest in buying it over some of the other brands, and I promise you that you won't be disapointed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not Bad...pluses and minuses...
The V300 has a lot going for it, but there is clearly room for improvement. But for the Amazon price, it was the best bang for the buck I could find. Here's my thoughts on both the phone and the service. Phone first.

PROs:
+ Gorgeous screen
+ Decent camera (for a phone)
+ Somewhat good user interface
+ Small (clam shell)
+ Battery life pretty good
+ External display (w/ indiglow)
+ Nice audio sound

CONs:
- Side buttons can be easily accidentally hit (changes ring settings)
- Screen cover gets face oil on it
- Carrying case doesn't fasten to large belts as good as StarTac carrying case
- Phone randomly shut off after about 1-2 months of use. T-Mobile replaced it with newer version that fixes problem. Let's hope!
- When storing numbers in SIM, SIM doesn't allow "associations" with number (cell, work, home, etc.)
- Can allegedly interface with MS Outlook, but cable-software is another $45. It should be included!
- Included games are demos only!
- Time not auto-synchable with T-Mobile GPS accurate time (in other words, you have to manually set the time! grrrrrr!)
- WAP sites are text based mostly. Didn't live up to hype.

(the last two points above are likely not Motorola's fault, but they impacted overall rating.)

Phone Service (T-Mobile):
I have mixed feelings about T-Mobile service/customer support. I've dealt with some amazingly helpful people at T-Mobile, but that's not to say there weren't some problems. For starters, they sat on porting my phone number from SprintPCS for about two weeks longer than they should have. It was there in there database for processing but it (paraphrasing) "slipped through the cracks" until I called to get status. Before I ported, though, one operator told me that I couldn't port my number (due to going through Amazon) while two others said I could. In the end, it worked out fine. I also had some issues with some T-Mobile store workers. I went down to check out the V300 in person before I ordered. One worker tried to convince me that Amazon wasn't sending back the rebates as a fear tactic for me to use the store instead of Amazon. I got my rebate fine (as I do with all Amazon rebates). And when I returned my first broken phone, they tried to get me to pay for the $15 shipping fee even though the phone problem was a known defect and still under warranty. After I expressed frustration, they waived the $15. It seems that T-Mobile support is helpful most of the time, but they have some rogue employees not always with the right info or right attitude.

Finally, if any of you think you are "buying America" with Motorola, guess again. Motorola is definitely part of the overseas outsourcing epidemic.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Phone, Great Price
I really like the phone. The fact that it is a flip phone keeps the screen protected from scratching. It is very small, and takes up little space in my bag or on my belt.

The case it comes with is really useful; it includes a belt clip and a small velcro strap that keeps the phone from falling out if the case is turned upside down.

The pictures from the camera are decent, but become pixelated very easily if you try to email a close-up (that you have zoomed).

4-0 out of 5 stars A good pick
This is a handy and cute phone. Impressive color display. Clear polyphonic ring tone. Easy-to-use bulit-in camera. But only when you would want to delete the contacts, delete the unwanted saved pictures, the 'delete' function was hiding somewhere hard to be found. Speaker phone worked well but the signal is not that great. Is this because it's a flip phone? Voice can be heard better when using headset though. Anyway, this phone is definitely a good pick when compared to its price.

1-0 out of 5 stars low volume, annoying speaker phone, poor reception
I seem to be in the minority in loathing this phone, but I want to address the things I hate (maybe these aren't important issues to the others, so they don't mind the phone overall):
1) The volume often does not go loud enough, regardless of whether you are using the speaker phone, regular speaker, or an ear piece. For example, when driving down the highway with the radio off, I have had to strain to hear the other person (this may also be a function of poor reception; see below). I am not the only person who feels this way (check out the CNET.com user reviews). Since this is fundamental to the utility of the phone, I would advise anyone interested in this phone who has questionable hearing to only purchase from a source with a good return policy in case you also find the volume deficient.
2) You cannot turn on the speakerphone until after the call connects.
3) The button to turn on/off the speakerphone is not dedicated for that functionality, and it is not specially offset from the other buttons. So I can be talking on the phone, and if another call comes him, the meaning of the button used to turn speakerphone on and off changes. The speakerphone button also has different meaning when you are in voice mail, which can be a pain when you want to turn off an embarrassing message quickly so others don't hear it on the speakerphone.
4) I used to have Verizon service. When I retrieved voice mail, the voice mail indicator went away on my other phone. With T-Mobile, there does not appear to be any link between listening to voice mail and making the indicator go away, which forces you to go through more steps.
5) Reception is bad in buildings. I have incredibly bad reception in my own house, and no reception in the grocery store in Columbus.
6) This may be a function of T-Mobile more than the phone, but reception can be sketchy even in a metropolitan area.
7) Despite what T-Mobile coverage maps indicate, I have had bad coverage outside of major metropolitan areas (e.g., between Findlay and Columbus). Even along major highways (e.g., I-70 between Springfield and Columbus) I have had bad reception.
8) Regardless of whether I use the speakerphone, I get complaints that there is "wind noise" when I am outside, even when there is no wind. ... Read more


8. Nokia 6230 Phone (Cingular)
by Nokia
list price: $299.99
our price: $219.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006853TY
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Nokia
Sales Rank: 164
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Amazon.com Product Description

With Bluetooth, expandable MultiMediaCard memory, an FM radio, and support for EDGE high speed data, streaming video and video recording, the Nokia 6230 is a svelte powerhouse. For mobile Internet users and those who crave high end features, this phone delivers all the goodies in a tidy, unassuming package.

Design
At first glance, the 6230 looks like just another candybar phone from Nokia. Looks can be deceiving, though, as this phone packs a lot under the hood. The large 128 x 128 TFT color display dominates the front of the phone and a five-way button just below it controls most of the phone's menus and features. The phone's 8 MB internal memory can be expanded using the MMC card slot on the right side of the phone (the phone ships with a 32MB card). Charging and data ports are placed on the phone's bottom edge. The 6230 also features a standard 2.5mm stereo headphone jack. The 6230 uses an internal antenna-- nothing to snag or break off. The VGA camera unit is housed on the back of the phone. Up/down menu selection keys are located on the left side. Finally, Nokia provides optional changeable faceplates for the 6230.

Calling Features
The 6230 boasts some powerful calling functions that make it a perfect part of a mobile office. A speakerphone makes it easy to converse without touching the handset-- a big plus for car users. Enhanced voice dialing supports voice controlled dialing of up to 25 contacts. There are also 16 built-in voice commands for controlling the phone's menus. Because the 6230 is Bluetooth enabled, wireless headsets can be configured with the phone for total handsfree operation. The phone supports Cingular's "Fast Forward" call forwarding device, which enables you to effortlessly forward your wireless calls to your land line phone.

The 6230's internal and expandable flash memory can be used to hold up to 1000 contacts for quick access to email addresses and phone numbers. The phone lets you easily assign pictures to your most common callers. In addition to vibrating alerts, the phone supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3 ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. Ringtones and pictures can be assigned to various incoming callers. Twenty-four ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from Cingular's MEdia wireless web service.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The 6230 is a top contender in the messaging and wireless Internet arena. Support is built in for sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, sound and video via messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. Instant messaging is also supported via AOL Instant Messenger and the phone ships with a built-in email client with POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP protocols support (Cingular messaging charges apply). There's also a built-in web browser for MEdia downloads and mobile web browsing. Cingular's MEdia service lets you receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more. T9 text entry, 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 6230. It supports the GPRS protocol, as well as the new, high speed EDGE data protocol. When used with a Cingular data plan and the phone's Bluetooth or USB data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the 6230 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator with unit and currency converters, a calendar with monthly views, a to-do list with priority levels, and an alarm clock with snooze. Via its Web site, Nokia offers a free downloadable application called PC Suite that facilitates easy synchronization of contacts, calendar events and other data between the phone and your PC. Synchronization is possible using Bluetooth or a USB data cable.

Imaging and Entertainment
The 6230 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 or Bluetooth. An included image-editing application lets you modify the pictures you take before you send them. Three minutes of video capture is possible with the 6230 as is streaming video, so long as you have a data service that supplies video content. With an optional stereo headset, you can listen to tunes on the phone's built-in FM radio or to MP3 or AAC audio files stored on a memory card. The phone also supports custom themes and wallpapers.

Java support is built into the 6230, making it a powerful gaming companion for both online and offline games. The phone ships with two games, Beach Rally II, Golf. Multiplayer gaming via Bluetooth is supported and more games are available via the Cingular MEdia service.

Vital Statistics
The Nokia 6230 weighs 3.42 ounces and measures 4.06 x 1.73 x 0.79 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of digital talk time, and up to 9.4 days 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
Nokia 6230 handset, battery charger, lithium-ion battery. ... Read more

Features

  • Streaming Video
  • High Speed EDGE data
  • Take photos and videos with the integrated VGA camera/camcorder
  • 65K color TFT display
  • Bluetooth wireless technology

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

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

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

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


Exclusive Darth Maul graphic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reviews (7)

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

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

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

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

Good things about this phone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conclusion:

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

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

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

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


10. palmOne Treo 650 PDA Phone (Cingular)
list price: $599.99
our price: $449.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0007NP8PW
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 88
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The PalmOne Treo 650 boasts all the legendary features of the venerable Treo 600, plus a whole lot more. Now with Bluetooth, a higher resolution screen, a removable battery, and an improved keyboard, the Treo 650 is once again on the cutting edge of Smartphone technology. It offers all the functionality of a high-end Palm OS-powered PDA, a cell phone and a VGA camera. Simply put, it's the ultimate mobile office companion.

Design

Click the image to get a closer look at the Treo 650's features.
Under the hood, the Treo 650 features Palm OS 5.4, 32MB of RAM (23MB available for end user storage), and an Intel PXA270 312 MHz processor. The design retains the same popular form factor as the Treo 600 with a few subtle, yet significant, changes. The unit's screen has been dramatically enhanced to support 320 x 320 resolution and the full QWERTY keypad has been redesigned for greater ease of use. The top of the unit features an expansion card slot for SD and MMC-based memory and expansion cards. There's also an infrared port here for line of sight data transfers, as well as a handy switch for turning off the phone's ringer. A five-way navigator controls most of the phone's menus and operating system functions, while quick application buttons on either side of the navigator get you to your favorite applications in a snap. The left side of the unit features a volume up/down toggle plus a handy user-customizable button that can be assigned to any phone or PDA function. The rear of the Treo 650 houses a loudspeaker, as well as the VGA (640x480) camera unit. A touchscreen stylus can be tucked away on the right side of the phone. Meanwhile, a combined charging, data, and accessory attachment port is housed on the bottom of the unit, as is a standard 2.5 mm stereo headset jack.

Calling and PDA Features
All the of the Treo 650's phone and PDA functions are designed to provide an integrated, seamless experience. For instance, you can type in the name or initials of a contact on the keypad to dial them. Or, use the touchscreen and stylus to copy information from an email and quickly paste it into another email or text message. All of the latest phone features folks expect are built-in, too, like a handsfree speakerphone, polyphonic ringtones, a vibrate mode and picture caller ID. The capacity of the unit's address book is only limited by the amount of internal and expansion memory available. Use the Treo 650's Bluetooth capability to wirelessly sync your contacts with your PC or Mac (yes, Mac!). Headsets, car kits and other wireless peripherals can also be paired with the unit via Bluetooth.

The Treo 650 is also a fully functional Palm OS device. That means that a huge library of applications, from spreadsheets to word processors to games, can be added to the Treo 650. It's easy to perform multiple tasks like checking your calendar while talking on the phone or dialing calls directly from your contacts list. Familiar Palm OS software ships with the handset including calendar, calculator, clock, contacts, memo, and task management applications. Real Player for video and MP3 playback, VersaMail email client, and DataViz Documents to Go for mobile access to spreadsheets and text documents, are also included.

The unit's memory expansion slot allows you to transfer music, photos, and video from your desktop. Or, use it to load additional games and applications.

Messaging and Internet
The device fully supports SMS and MMS messaging for rapid exchange of pictures, text and video via Cingular's instant messaging system. Other Cingular services are also supported, such as mobile email and web browsing. The Treo 650's web browser supports full-size web pages, and you can enter secure pages with 128-bit SSL encryption. POP3 email accounts provided by SBC, BellSouth, Yahoo, Earthlink, Comcast and AT&T Worldnet are all compatible with the 650's email client application. IMAP and Exchange-based email systems are also supported, and you can view photos, HTML, Word, Excel and PowerPoint attachments.

Vital Statistics
The PalmOne Treo 650 weighs 6.30 ounces and measures 4.40 x 2.30 x .90 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of digital talk time, and up to 300 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 800/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Treo 650 handset, lithium-ion battery, USB HotSync cable, headset, AC charger, user manual, software CD-ROM. ... Read more

Features

  • Fully integrated phone and PDA with digital video and camera capabilities
  • Integrated Bluetooth technology
  • Vibrant 320 x 320 touchscreen display
  • Backlit QWERTY keyboard
  • Email access to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 using VersaMail

Reviews (36)

5-0 out of 5 stars I love it!
One person might love a PDA/phone, another hate it. I love this one and here are a bunch of reasons why:
1) I had a cell phone stolen and I lost all those numbers on the CIM. I thought, "Why not just buy a palm-phone and avoid re-entering them all?" Setup was as easy as a notsync.
2) The Palm Contacts app integrates seamlessly with the phone portion, asking if you want to add new callers to the contact database each time. Plus you can very easily scroll through the entire call log and dial with a few button strokes.
3) I got over $100 off on rebates from Cingular. The service has been phenomenal.
4) The bluetooth ability has been welcomed. I love the freedom for driving and using a computer. NO MORE EARPIECE CABLES!
5) Battery life is very good, even with blue tooth.
6) There's a switch to disable all sound at the top of the unit. This is a welcome feature since I do so many meetings.
7) I always have a camera with me now. The camera is surprisingly good and will take films also.

To sum up, this gadget is a dream to a Systems Consultant. It's my 4th Palm and my 8th cel phone and I don't plan to part with it soon. I also recently dropped it while running across a parking lot and it just reset itself and was fine.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Phone - Great Provider
First, let me state that I am not a consumer user on Cingular.While it is my personal cell phone, I got an employee discount plan with Cingular.So, the one time I've had to make a customer service call to Cingular, I used their business customer service number and got immediate and usefull help.Plus, Rollover minutes and the great coverage really do make Cingular worth it.I can get a single for both calls and data in so many places were other providers don't work at all.

As for the phone, I love it.I've had it about 3 months now (bought it direct from Cingular when it came out) and as time passes, I use it more and more.There are a few programs for the phone you can purchase that I feel should be included, such as voice dialing.But all in all, it does just about everything I want it to and more.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great PDA Phone despite Amazon Reviews
There are many on amazon giving horrible reviews for this phone and influenced me to hold off purchasing the Treo for some time.However, after much deliberation, I decided I could wade through the technical problems others had.THANK GOD!Not only did Amazon improve the in stock availability of the phone, so you receive it in less than 2 days, I have easily integrated all of my previous phone, palm, and computer information into one handy do it all machine.Do your research if you plan to buy this phone and look for other reviewers.There are sites that specifically review Treo's as well as providing extensive helpfull information to improve your experience.

There are three problems I have encountered, two of which (and most likely the cause of third) seem to be a problem with the locked palm software.

1.Is the bluetooth for wireless headsets has a volume issue and requires a patch to improve the headset volume.The problem is that if you exit the call screen to look at your schedule etc, while on the phone, the patch no longer works and the volume drastically decreases.This is a software glitch from palm and there is no known correction at the present time.

2.The palm comes preloaded with Real Player.The installation CD requires you set up your real player on your computer for easier access to all your media files.The problem is that I can not get the audio to work on any video files that I record or synch to my palm.Not quite where the problem is unless I'm missing codecs therefore I'm not sure of a fix.

3.I have experienced a few soft resets when fiddling with various phone settings.I'm not quite sure of the specific problem but I imagine it is the way the new flash drive works on this palm or it could be a software glitch. It happens very infrequently and I have never experienced a reset out of the blue.

Even with these problems and they are minor, the bluetooth being the most annoying, I can not be happier with the Treo.My pockets are empty and I have my phone, mp3, and pda all in one. Like I said, do your research and dont base your purchase solely on the reviews on Amazon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Much Better Than I Thought (After Reading These Reviews)
Don't let the reviews on Amazon scare you if you're considering this phone!I purchased it, and after a billing issue was quickly resolved by Cingular's customer service, I was enjoying crystal-clear call quality.I then left on a vacation to the eastern United States and the call quality was great in both urban and rural settings. The icing on the cake is when I used Treo's email feature to close a valuable deal for my company!This is a great phone -- packed with useful features.You won't regret buying it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best smart phone/PDA you can buy
Smart phones do three things:PDA functions, phone and e-mail.Blackberry probably does e-mail best of all, but the Treo is great for people who want a PDA with good phone capabilities.There are better phones, but they don't do the PDA job as well.And the Treos run Palm software, so there are vast numbers of add-on programs you can buy.

I've had a Treo 600 for a year and recently upgraded to a 650.The PDA/phone integration on the Treo is superb -- you synch all your contacts with Outlook, find them easily on the PDA and then you can dial them with the push of a button.All the wirelss carries except Nextel have it available (April '05).

The main difference between the Treo 600 and 650 is the 650's high resolution screen.On the 600 it was hard to read maps clearly except zoomed in.The 650 cures that.The keyboard is also improved vs. the 600, although you still have to use your thumbs and trim your nails.But the keyboard is a lot more accurate and versatile than Graffiti.(Graffiti doesn't come with the Treo but you can buy Jot as an add-on.)And the 650 has Bluetooth capabilty so you can use a Bluetooth wireless headset.Palm changed to fixed memory in the 650 so you don't lose your data even if the battery runs out.

The web browsing capability is OK in a pinch, like when you want to find a flight or the weather or get a Mapquest map or a phone #.Memory is adequate but not overly generous.Buy an SD card to store large files (maps, in my case) and MP3 files.Also buy an add-on security program like Teallock - Palm's built-in security application is weak and clumsy to use.

All in all, the Treo has everything you could want if your priorites are PDA - phone - e-mail (in that order).It lacks WiFi capability for web browsing and e-mail at hot spots, but maybe that will be available in the next version, or maybe the carriers will have deployed high speed digital cellular technology by then. ... Read more


11. LG VX7000 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by Verizon Wireless
list price: $299.99
our price: $239.99
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Asin: B000659CF8
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
Sales Rank: 181
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Amazon.com Product Description

This flagship phone from LG has it all: Twin, full color screens, a rotating camera with video and still image capability, and the ability to send videos to your friends via built-in messaging technology. The VX7000 is sure to be the star of the show as its improved, user-friendly interface means easier, faster access to messaging and other advanced features, so you won't miss any of the action.

Design
The phone features a sleek clamshell design with a very large 176 x 220 TFT color display with a stunning 262,000 colors. The outside cover of the handset sports a supplementary 96 x 96 color display that can display photos, images, time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. A camera flash is located just above this display. The camera unit is located at the top of the phone case and features a unique swiveling design, making it possible to capture self portraits with ease.

Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's blue backlit control pad, which features adjustable brightness. Meanwhile, the top right side of the unit houses an antenna while the USB-capable data and charging port is housed on the unit's bottom edge. There's a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets on the left side of the handset.

Calling Features
The VX7000's built-in address book can store up to 500 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses. The phone comes with 20 built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. There's also support for three-way conference calling support. The speed dialing feature allows you to dial up to 99 numbers virtually instantaneously. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear and the VX7000's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The VX7000 features cutting edge support for mobile-to-email video messaging, which allows you to send video clips captured by the phone to email accounts using Apple's Quicktime video codec. Instant messaging, as well as MMS messages that can contain text and pictures, are also supported. When used in combination with the phone's built-in camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Getting on the Internet anywhere is easy with the VX7000, as well. Verizon's optional Mobile Web package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. You can check your e-mail, trade stocks online, compare prices while shopping, access flight information, get movie listings and find directions to the theater.

Verizon's Get It Now wireless download service is also fully compatible with the VX7000. This pay-per-download service features application downloads, games and productivity tools. You can also personalize your handset with ringtone downloads and digital photo-sharing tools using the Get It Now service.

The VX7000 ships with a calendar and scheduler, a voice memo application with up to 4 minutes of record time, and a notepad. An alarm clock, calculator and world clock are also included, as is the very handy restaurant tip calculator. Never dine without it!

Imaging and Entertainment
The VX7000 is a digital imaging and mobile video powerhouse. The 640 x 480 camera features a digital zoom, color effects controls (normal, antique, black and white, negative), a rotating lens for self-portraits and white balance adjustment. The camera can be set to one of three quality levels (low, medium, high) and there's also a shutter self timer. The built-in flash with night mode makes it easier to get quality shots in low-light situations. The VX7000's video department allows it to capture up to 31 15-second video clips in Quicktime format.

LG didn't forget to include support for gaming on the VX7000. The phone is BREW enabled, meaning it supports games written on the BREW platform and many games are available via the Get It Now service. The phone also features customizable fonts and built-in screen backgrounds so you can make your phone reflect your personality.

Vital Statistics
The LG VX7000 weighs 3.88 ounces and measures 3.69 x 1.89 x 0.98 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 198 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 180 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800 frequency. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
LG VX7000 cell phone, AC travel charger, standard lithium-ion battery, holster, user's manual, welcome CD, quick reference guide. ... Read more

Features

  • The LG VX7000 video/camera phone embodies all the latest trends in mobile phone technology
  • Digital photos can be shared instantly with Picture Messaging
  • With the innovative rotating lens and embedded flash, self-portrait shots are a snap, even at night
  • Two large, full-color screens, speed dialing, voice-activated dialing, personal organizer, large address book (500 entries) and MIDI sound, and much more!
  • 20 Unique Default Ringtones plus Vibrate and Silent Alert

12. LG VX6100 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by Verizon Wireless
list price: $279.99
our price: $219.99
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Asin: B0006HHFDW
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
Sales Rank: 723
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Features

  • Built-in camera, complete with zoom control and 3 resolution adjustments
  • Compact, attractive clamshell with full-color screen.
  • 31 ring tones plus vibrating alert
  • Voice-activated dialing
  • Large, 7-line 262K TFT color display

13. Samsung A670 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by Verizon Wireless
list price: $299.99
our price: $224.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000659X16
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
Sales Rank: 1193
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Samsung A670 handset combines video capture and still imaging capabilities with superior messaging and high-speed wireless connectivity, all in a light and compact wireless device. Picture and text messaging services are also included, as is support for Internet connectivity. It's a great tool for savvy users who want to get the most out of wireless technology.

Design
The phone features a traditional clamshell design with a large 128 x 160 pixels color display with 65,000 colors. A full-color 128 x 96 pixels supplementary display on the outside of the cover displays incoming call information, battery life, signal strength, pictures, graphics and more. A VGA (640 x 480) camera with LED flash is located just above this display. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's backlit control pad. Meanwhile, the top right side of the unit houses an antenna while the charging port is housed on the unit's bottom edge. The phone also features a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets. Up/down keys are located on the left side of the unit for quick volume control.

Calling Features
The A670's built-in address book can store up to 500 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses. The phone comes with 15 built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert. More ringtones can be downloaded via Verizon's Get It Now service. Ringtones and pictures can be assigned to specific callers so you don't have to look at the phone to know who's calling. The A670 features speaker-independent voice recognition, which allows any user to dial a number by speaking the name of a contact from a phone book, or by speaking the digits of a phone number. GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The A670 features multimedia messaging with support for sending and receiving picture messages. The handset can receive messages with graphics and sound. When used in combination with the phone's built-in camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun.T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Getting on the Internet anywhere is easy with the A670, as well. Verizon's optional Mobile Web package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. You can check your e-mail, trade stocks online, compare prices while shopping, access flight information, get movie listings and find directions to the theater.

Verizon's Get It Now wireless download service is also fully compatible with the A670. This pay-per-download service features application downloads, games and productivity tools. You can also personalize your handset with ringtone downloads using the Get It Now service.

The A670 ships with a number of handy tools including a calendar, a to-do list and a voice memo application that can record up to 4 minutes of speech. An alarm clock and calculator are also included.

Imaging and Entertainment
In addition to a 4x zoom, The A670's built-in VGA camera includes a flash-- great for getting good shots in low light situations. Three quality settings let you control how much of the camera's 32 MB of built-in memory is allotted to your photos. The camera also supports video capture-- two 12-second video clips that you can set as your screensaver or program to play when you turn the phone on or off.

The phone also features customizable screen backgrounds so you can make your phone reflect your personality. The A670 is BREW enabled, meaning it supports games written on the BREW platform. Games are available via the Get It Now service.

Vital Statistics
The Samsung A670 weighs 3.8 ounces and measures 3.30 x 1.80 x 1.0 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 175 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 170 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Samsung A670 handset, AC battery charger, lithium-ion battery, holster, user manual, welcome CD-ROM, quick reference guide. ... Read more

Features

  • Full Feature video capture and still imaging capabilities.
  • Superior messaging and high-speed wireless connectivity
  • High-speed Internet access and built-in personal planner
  • Built-in VGA camera with Flash
  • Voice Quick Dial

14. Nokia 3220 Phone (T-Mobile)
list price: $149.99
our price: $49.99
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Asin: B0009A5KUQ
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 122
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.


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

Design
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


15. RIM BlackBerry 7230 Phone (T-Mobile)
by VoiceStream
list price: $349.99
our price: $299.99
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Asin: B00009YAJ0
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: VoiceStream
Sales Rank: 154
Average Customer Review: 3.27 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • The first color-display BlackBerry
  • Also the first BlackBerry with games, and one of the first with tri-band GSM, for better world roaming
  • Includes an integrated, backlit QWERTY keyboard, corporate email integration, attachment viewing, and WML/HTML browser
  • Supports attachment viewing for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, and Adobe PDF
  • Supports Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino

Reviews (22)

4-0 out of 5 stars This actually works and it is easy to use.
We use the Blackberry for a corporate solution to provide wireless email and intranet services. We have a few minor problems with the service (lockups once a week, maybe). We are gradually expanding the applications and services available to our users. We have total control over what goes on the units and how they are used on the network.

In comparison to Microsoft Pocket PC solutions.
Pocket PC lockups 2-3 time a day
Pocket PC data services and units are expensive and fragile.
Pocket PC Users can and do load non business applications making support a nightmare.
Getting corporate support for Pocket PC is like getting blood from stone and then you pay through the nose for it.
Building apps for Pocket PC that work as a corporate solution for a wireless network over GPRS is buggy and unreliable.

If you want a corporate solution that minimises costs and provides all the cost details up front, including support, use a blackberry.

It is the easiest hand held I have seen so far.
I can show most people how to use the Blackberry in twenty seconds.

I have found Blackberry support very good incomparison to the Indian based support centre for HP Pocket PC. It will take me a matter of 1-2 hours to get a resolve from Blackberry.

With the support for Pocket PC, I might, if I am lucky, find a resolve through the support centres that we have to use for Pocket PC (after many days of frustrating, broken english conversations). I hate paying for negative results.

Building apps for Blackberry is well documented and have not had in problem so far.

If you want to play games use a Pocket PC.

The bottom line needs productivity, not wasting time.

2-0 out of 5 stars If phone feature are important, this isn't for you...

My company got me this blackberry in lieu of a cell phone. But after using it for a few months I'd rather have a $29 cell phone.

The web browsing capability is limited but passable.

The email works great, but I get a lot of spam which causes a problem. On my laptop I have software that eliminates 95% of the spam that I get, however it doesn't do it's thing until after the spam hits my inbox. Consequently, if my laptop is not connected to the company email server, - like on the weekends the spam does not get filtered and ends up coming to the Blackberry - which as near as I can tell has no way of resolving the problem. So on the weekends it's annoying to wade through 100 spam messages to find the one or two emails that I'd actually like to read. Because of this problem I've turned the email feature off.

It's barely passable as a phone. Poor reception, uncomfortable shape, bulky, impossible to dial with one hand or without looking, no one-touch dialing, and you have to position it just right to hear the other party well.

Overall, - this device is a hint at how features will be bundled together in the future, but since my main need is for a good phone it doesn't meet my needs.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy
If you really want a smartphone get the only phone that can really claim the name... TREO TREO TREO 600.....

1-0 out of 5 stars Check T-Mobile coverage at your home/office
My zip code "passed" the zip code test for T-mobile coverage, but when I got the phone there was zero signal at my house. I called them and they looked up my home address and said yes, they show a dead zone in my area. They were very nice about terminating since well within trial period, and then I had to return to Amazon. BUT HEY - they had my home shipping address in order to open the account and ship the phone to me!!!! If T-Mobile has a database that shows specific dead zones, wouldn't it make sense that most people expect their Blackberry to work at home?

So, my advice if you know you are in an area that has spotty coverage for some carriers is to call BEFORE you order. I called AT&T to try to verify with them, but they don't have a map that goes below zip level. Maybe that's because they really have full coverage??? I'll know in another week.

5-0 out of 5 stars Blackberry 7230
This is a great and new phone in box all accessories. ... Read more


16. Motorola i860 Phone (Nextel)
by Motorola
list price: $399.99
our price: $274.99
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Asin: B00063FIEE
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 52
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Amazon.com Product Description

Motorola's i860 is everything Nextel users have come to expect in a phone, and more. This flagship phone has all of the great features and durability of past Nextel models, plus a built-in camera and support for multimedia messaging.

Design
The i860 is no ordinary clamshell. Like other Nextel phones, it's built tough for construction and utilities industry users. The phone sports a very large 176 x 220 TFT color display with a stunning 262,000 colors. Meanwhile, the outside cover features a supplementary 95 x 96 color display that can display photos, images, time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The built-in camera and LED flash are located above this display. The speakerphone unit is located on the rear of the phone, while the trademark Direct Connect and menu scrolling functions can be controlled from the side of the phone. The phone's control pad also features a five-way button that can control most of the phone's functions. Finally, a small button on the hinge of the phone's flip mechanism automatically opens the phone for quick access-- a real plus if you have your hands full.

Calling Features
The i860's built-in address book can store up to 600 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses. The phone comes with built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert. More polyphonic ringtones can be added, as can MP3-based ringtones. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. You can also speak numbers and control other phone features with the sound of your voice. Access the last 20 sent and received calls for quick call return or number storage via the recent calls list. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear and the i860's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.

One of the key features of any Nextel phone is support for Nextel's Direct Connect walkie-talkie technology. The i860 fully supports the service, which allows for one-touch conversations with anyone else on a Nextel phone. It's like a having a CB radio with enough range to cover all of North America. The i860 also features a walkie-talkie private speaker button. This switches from the external speaker to the earpiece for private conversations or to minimize disruptions in quiet environments.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The i860 features MMS-based support for mobile-to-mobile or mobile-to-email text and photo messaging. When used in combination with the phone's built-in camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Getting on the Internet anywhere is easy with the i860, as well. Nextel's optional Nextel Online package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. Nextel Online also features games, ringtones, realtime news and sports updates, virtual address books, and more-- all delivered to your Nextel phone.

Another Nextel innovation supported by the i860 is Nextel Direct Send. Simply push a button and instantly send all your contact info to another Nextel phone. It's an easy way to get people into your contact list fast.

The i860 ships with a calendar and a calculator, as well as a voice recording application that can record phone conversations if you need to replay directions or meeting times. A time and date clock are also included.

Imaging and Entertainment
The i860's 640 x 480 camera features a digital zoom and built-in flash that makes it easier to get quality shots in low-light situations. The i860 can also capture 10-second video clips. The phone's Media Center application and large internal memory allows you to store hundreds of photos in a variety of file types.

The i860 is packed with a number of Java applications. TeleNav for audible driving directions is included, as is 1KTV multimedia for news (both require a subscription). Preloaded games include ESPN Bassmaster Demo, Space Invaders Demo and Boulder Dash M.E. Demo. More game downloads are available via the Nextel Online service.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola i860 weighs 4.76 ounces and measures 3.45 x 1.85 x 0.98 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 165 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 65 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the IDEN 800 frequency. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Motorola i860 handset, standard lithium-ion battery, i860 standard battery door, i860 carry holster, black rapid travel charger, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • The first iDEN phone with built-in camera.
  • VGA (640x480 resolution) Camera features self-timer, LED Flash and video recording.
  • High-quality speakerphone with voice dialing and MMS capability.
  • 4,000 Color Front Display, 262K Color Main Display for razor-sharp imaging.
  • Includes phone and travel charger.

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

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

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

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


Exclusive Darth Maul graphic.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Reviews (1)

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

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

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

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


18. Motorola V265 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
by Verizon Wireless
list price: $279.99
our price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006HH7E4
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Verizon Wireless
Sales Rank: 57
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Amazon.com Product Description

This stylish flip phone delivers urban chic good looks and a healthy dose of powerful features, including a VGA (640 x 480) camera and support for multimedia messaging. The phone also supports Verizon's mobile Internet features so you can harness all that the wireless revolution has to offer.

Design
The V265, which follows the traditional clamshell form factor, sports a 128 x 128, 65,000-color internal screen. A supplementary, 96 x 32 monochrome screen on the outside of the cover displays incoming call information, signal strength, battery life, current time and more. The VGA camera lens and self-portait mirror is housed above this display. Up/down buttons are placed on the left side for volume control. A five-way selection button above the phone's dial pad is designed to control most of the phone's menus and functions. The phone's extending antenna is placed on the top right side of the unit. A 2.5mm headset jack is provided, as are ports for AC charging and USB data connectivity. The phone ships in a standard black and silver configuration, but optional faceplates are available to dress up the phone's front outer cover and battery cover to suit your fancy.

Calling Features
The V265's speakerphone makes it easy to converse without touching the handset-- a big plus for car users. Enhanced voice dialing supports voice-to-digit dialing and name recognition for speedy dialing of contacts. The V265's voice recognition software supports voice commands from any user, not just a pre-programmed user's voice.

The V265's internal memory can be used to hold up to 500 contacts for quick access to email addresses and phone numbers. In addition to a five vibrating alerts, the phone supports 64-instrument polyphonic ringtones. The phone also allows you to assign ringtones to specific callers so you can know who's calling without having to look at the screen. A number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from Verizon's Mobile Web service. Perhaps most importantly for users in rural areas, the V265 is a tri-mode phone, meaning it can operate on Verizon's digital network, as well as analog networks that serve many outlying areas. Lastly, the phone's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The V265's support for multimedia messaging means that text and photos can be sent with ease (Verizon messaging charges apply). 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 web browser for Verizon Mobile Web downloads and mobile web browsing. Verizon's optional Mobile Web package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. You can check your e-mail, trade stocks online, compare prices while shopping, access flight information, get movie listings and find directions to the theater. 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.

Verizon's Get It Now wireless download service is also fully compatible with the V265. This pay-per-download service features application downloads, games and productivity tools. You can also personalize your handset with ringtone downloads and digital photo-sharing tools using the Get It Now service.

A number of handy software tools are bundled with the V265 including a voice memo recorder with up to two minutes of recording time, a calculator, a calendar and an alarm clock.

Imaging and Entertainment
Plenty of good times are built right into the V265. The phone's VGA camera supports resolution adjustment so you can choose the level of detail and memory space you want to use. Images can also be sent to your friends via MMS messaging, use them as a custom wallpaper, or use the phone's USB connection to transfer them to your PC. Embedded screensavers and full screen wallpapers are built-in so you can set up the V265 to suit your tastes. More graphics are available from Verizon's Get It Now service.

The V265 is BREW enabled, meaning it supports games written on the BREW platform. Games are also available via the Get It Now service.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola V265 weighs 3.77 ounces and measures 3.60 x 1.80 x .90 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.33 hours of digital talk time, and up to 150 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the AMPS 800/CDMA 800/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Motorola V265 handset, travel charger, lithium-ion battery, user's manual, quick reference guide, welcome CD-ROM. ... Read more

Features

  • Features VGA camera with self timer.
  • Integrated voice-dialing.
  • BREW compatibile for great gaming.
  • Slick clamshell design sports two displays.
  • Includes phone, charger and user documentation.

19. RIM BlackBerry 7100g Phone (Cingular)
list price: $399.99
our price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000816Z50
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Research In Motion
Sales Rank: 193
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The BlackBerry 7100g is the first of its kind-- a fully-featured mobile phone that delivers the power of BlackBerry e-mail. This is one sweet little phone, loaded with all of the cool features you want, like integrated Bluetooth connectivity, speakerphone, and downloadable ringtones. Plus, surf the Web the way it was meant to be surfed with an ultra-large, high-resolution color screen.

Design

Click the image to get a closer look at the 7100g's features.
Design-wise, the 7100g is a departure from the form factor of previous BlackBerry models. This BlackBerry is far more phone-like, and RIM's engineers have managed to fit a QWERTY keyboard onto the handset's slim frame. Each button on the keypad shares two letters and the unit automatically determines which letter is the intended one based on what it predicts you are trying to spell. This unique predictive text technology, known as SureType, enables the 7100g's diminutive size. SureType also learns the words you use most often, further enhancing your typing speed.

The 7100g sports a large 240 x 260 screen with 65,000 colors-- plenty of real estate to view your emails, web browser content, messaging sessions and attachments. The venerable BlackBerry jog dial is located on the right side of the unit for quick scrolling through menus and emails. A speakerphone is housed in the top portion of the rear of the handset, just above the removable battery door. There's also a standard 2.5mm headset jack that can be used with the included headset.

Calling Features
All the calling capabilities folks have come to expect in a wireless phone are present in the 7100g. As mentioned, the unit's speakerphone makes it easy to use the device handsfree, or if you prefer, use a wireless headset via the 7100g's built-in Bluetooth capability. A vibrating alert, speed dial, and a contacts list/address book that is limited only by the unit's 32 MB of internal memory, are also included. Any of the phone's 32 included polyphonic ringtones can be used to create caller-specific ringers so you can know who's calling without having to look at the handset. More ringtones are available from Cingular's MEdia mobile web service.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
While the 7100g is a different kind of BlackBerry, it's still delivers the legendary BlackBerry email experience. With Cingular's BlackBerry service plans, you can receive emails instantaneously from up to 10 email accounts (personal and enterprise). With BlackBerry push technology, you don't need to retrieve your email. Instead, 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 instantaneously with your desktop. Make meeting requests, invite new attendees and more, all on your 7100g. Users without Enterprise Server support can manually sync with their desktop calendars and contacts via Bluetooth or USB using the included BlackBerry Desktop software.

Use the 7100g'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. Instant messaging and wireless messaging are also built into the 7100g. The unit supports AOL, Yahoo and ICQ instant messaging, as well as SMS text messaging. MMS messages can be received and forwarded.

The 7100g ships with a number of tools, including a calculator with a unit converter and a to-do list. The unit supports Java application and game downloads (available via the t-zones service). One game, BrickBreaker, is included.

Vital Statistics
The RIM BlackBerry 7100g weighs 4.30 ounces and measures 4.70 x 2.30 x 0.8 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of digital talk time, and up to 8 days of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
BlackBerry 7100g handset, international travel charger, USB cable, battery, holster, hands-free headset, SIM card, BlackBerry Desktop software. ... Read more

Features

  • Large, high-resolution portrait LCD color screen (240 x 260 pixels)
  • Supports Internet e-mail (POP3/IMAP4) with BlackBerry Web client, plus legendary BlackBerry mail system
  • SureType QWERTY keyboard and built-in speakerphone
  • Bluetooth capable; also includes BlackBerry handheld software
  • Quad-band world phone operates on 850/1900 and 900/1800 MHz GSM/GPRS networks

Reviews (7)

3-0 out of 5 stars Great (Addictive) for E-Mail, Loust Phone
RIM Blackberry has still not quite figured out how to make a cell phone.Don't get me wrong...

The e-mail functionality is incredible.However, the phone quality is poor -- bad reception, dropped calls and weak design.

It is so bad, that I do not think you can use the 7100 as a primary phone in the U.S.

I am keeping it for data, but without the monthly voice plan.I am ordering another phone for voice.

Would that it were were not necessary to do so...

1-0 out of 5 stars No stars for customer service and returns
Word to the wise! Don't make a miskate because the return policy between Cingular Wireless and Amazon.com is awful. I have been trying to resolve a return for weeks. In the interim, I received a bill ($149.00) from Cingular Wireless for a service I never used on a phone I don't have and never used.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's so convenient!
I love having the ability to get all my email forwarded to the blackberry, it's so convenient. And the improved typing system on the 7100 makes it extrememly easy to reply to them all in a snap.The large color screen is definitely a big improvement over regular phones.The 7100 offers not only email capability, but also a large Address Book, Task pad, Memo Pad, Picture storage (which you can download from your emails), numberous built in ring tones, SMS (aka text messaging), an easy to use internet browser, games and so much more.I love my 7100 and would recommend it highly.

4-0 out of 5 stars An excellent upgrade over earlier Blackberry models
This review is for existing Blackberry users contemplating an upgrade, especially business users who need to use RIM devices to comply with corporate security and other standards.

BACKGROUND: I am a confirmed "crackberry" addict. This is my fifth Blackberry: I was an early user of the 850 pager, the 857 larger screen, the 5810 (which I managed to crush), and the 6820 "blueberry", which died two weeks ago after 16+ months of hard use. I run a company that keeps about 35 BB devices running; mine is the fourth that we have deployed in the 7100 series. Some are model C(Cingular) and some T (Deutche Telecom). The other folks all love theirs. Mine is a T, but the comments apply to both.

SUMMARY: the 7100 is a big improvement and if you can stand a poor screen while outdoors, you will likely take to it after a few days of getting used to SureType.

IMPROVEMENTS over the 6820 blueberry.

-- Support for opening email attachments. Very helpful.

-- A much improved phone. Quad band for overseas. Bluetooth and autodialing for the car. A speakerphone for when you are on hold or need to add a colleague to a call. A bar not a brick form factor -- not nearly as lame to hold to your face.

-- A faster, better browser. More Java compliant, so you get further into more sites. Allows you to save photos. Seems to use cookies and cache better.

-- Faster memory and twice as much of it. 32MB of RAM and 4 of SRAM -- a lot more than my first desktop had.

-- SureType. I have been known to type short chapters on a Blackberry and some of our folks have literally injured their thumbs by typing too much - so I was very nervous about losing the QWERTY keyboard. But SureType works - just start typing and it figures most of it out. I am not yet quite as fast as I was on the old keyboard - but I am probably 80% as fast (and hey -- I should type shorter notes anyway).

-- A couple of nice touches: a photo album. (I carry pictures of my wife and kids around - I like it) and polyphonic ring tones. Some of these are obviously lame, but a bit of variety is nice. Brickbat is improved.

-- They stuck the entire help manual in the device. You won't need it often, but you will learn little tricks by referring to it occasionally.

SAME as ever: the software, the applications, the integration with Exchange, the security, the system software, the battery life are all still excellent. Support is still mediocre to nonexistent, but you don't need much.

PROBLEMS vs the 6820:

-- The screen is great indoors, but just dies in the sun - even if you turn the brightness up. I usually just seek out a bit of shade. In a side by side comparison with the 6820, it is clear that RIM made some tradeoffs on the screen that make it less usable outside. Autodialing makes this less of an issue in the car than it would be otherwise (and come to think of it, this limitation actually prevents bozos from doing email while driving. If you are one of these folks, get a 6820 and double up on your life insurance).

-- The keyboard is a tradeoff, but I think a small compromise in the end. It does take some practice to get used to, which has not been true of previous BB upgrades.

-- For some reason the thumbwheel seems less precise and my Brickbat scores would suggest that it is stickier. Many report that this gets better with 2-3 weeks use, but I'm not sure.

CONCLUSION: the 7100 series is a very impressive upgrade. Not perfect, but very good. If you don't need, don't want, or can't have a Treo, this is a fine choice.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
I have a very unique experience with the Blackberry 7100. For the reason that my first purchase of a PDA-phone was a Treo 650. I used the Treo 650 for exactly one week, and then traded it in for my current Blackberry 7100. The Blackberry 7100 is vastly superior for a few signifigant reasons.

The reasons are the smaller size of the Blackberry 7100 is outstanding. The Blackberry's e-mail is much easier to sync with my corporate e-mail (which is the main reason I purchased the Treo 650 in the first place), and the phone quality is simply excellent. The Treo's phone was too large and the volume was insufficient.

Lastly, the Blackberry is the easiest full PDA phone you will ever use. The new Blackberry has accomplished what they set out to do from the begining. That is to create a phone with an e-mail , browser, and contact manager, that will take you a few days to become comfortable with, not a month. ... Read more


20. Samsung D415 Phone (T-Mobile)
by T-Mobile
list price: $299.99
our price: $274.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002NMNXC
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: T-Mobile
Sales Rank: 94
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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
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 screenFour 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. The phone uses the GSM900 and PCS1900 MHz bands.

In the Box
Phone, standard battery, euro-plug, hands-free headset, SIM card, travel charger, and user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Slide-style GSM world phone
  • Swivel VGA (640x480) Camera and Video Recorder
  • Large High-Resolution TFT Display capable of displaying 262K colors
  • Supports POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP email clients
  • Includes phone and travel charger

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