All posts tagged "Cell Phone"

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    Peek Pronto Cell Phone Review

    Last year when we reviewed the Peek, we ragged on it for being an e-mail-only handheld. It just did not seem worth it to us to pay $100 for the device and still have to fork out $20 a month for only e-mail. Still, we liked the design, and its simplicity and...

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    TwitterPeek Mobile Tweeting Device Review

    Peek, the company, first made its claim to fame with the Peek, the e-mail-only handheld. The simplicity of the device was meant to appeal to consumers who didn’t want the complexity and monthly costs of owning a smartphone but still wanted to send and receive e-mail. We certainly understand the idea, and...

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    Nokia X3 Touch and Type Cell Phone Review

    Announced in August 2010, the Nokia X3 Touch and Type is an entry-level handset that packs a lot of features into a small package, including a touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera, and a broad range of wireless options. It’s also relatively inexpensive (around $170) as far as unlocked phones go. However, it’s...

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    Nokia N8

    Though Symbian enjoys great popularity in other parts of the world, it’s not well known in the States and is falling behind the competition in usability and functionality. The Symbian 3 operating system is a stepping stone in addressing those issues, and the Nokia N8 is the first smartphone to ship running...

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    Samsung Muse SCH-U706 Cell Phone Review

    As a longtime purveyor of basic cell phone with simple features, Alltel’s reputation wasn’t built on offering fancy, feature-laden handsets. But in the last year, the carrier has come a long way toward challenging its larger rivals. A few weeks ago it added the LG Glimmer to its lineup, and last month...

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    Samsung Delve SCH-r800 Cell Phone Review

    Alltel may not be the largest carrier in the United States, but it is never one to shy away from a trend. And this time, the trend is touch-screen phones. The carrier’s new Samsung Delve is a cross between Sprint’s Samsung Instinct and T-Mobile’s Samsung Behold. From the outside it looks a...

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    LG Rhythm Cell Phone Review

    LG’s most well-known music handset is probably the LG Chocolate, which was introduced way back in 2006. There have been a number of updates since then, including the latest LG Chocolate 3. The Chocolate 3 didn’t wow us, though; we expected something that would showcase the music player portion of the phone...

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    Samsung Hue II SCH-R600 Cell Phone Review

    Though Alltel’s Samsung Hue II is an update to the original Samsung Hue, the two phones share few characteristics beyond their flip designs. While the first Hue had a vertical external display with red bands on either side, the Hue II features a standard external display with dedicated music controls. The design...

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    Motorola Hint QA30 Cell Phone Review

    If you had asked just a couple of years ago, we never would have believed that square cell phones would be a trend. Early attempts at a square phone typically fell flat, so we couldn’t imagine that manufacturers would seriously consider such a design. Yet, after the LG found success with its...

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    LG Tritan Cell Phone Review

    LG was not the first manufacturer to incorporate a touch-screen interface with a QWERTY keyboard on a phone, but it has been one of the most successful. We were really pleased with the LG enV Touch from Verizon Wireless, and the LG Xenon from AT&T Wireless wasn’t too bad, either. Now LG...

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    Samsung Glint SCH-u350 Cell Phone Review

    While it may seem that everyone is obsessed with the latest full-featured phones, there is still the need and want for basic handsets, and the Samsung Glint SCH-u350 answers that call for Alltel customers. The flip phone offers a simple design and ease of use and most importantly, good call quality. Samsung...

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    Samsung Freeform Cell Phone Review

    Samsung is one of the most prolific makers of messaging phone handsets, with one in almost every carrier in the country. That includes the fledgling Alltel, which still has a few markets unclaimed by Verizon Wireless in the recent Verizon-Alltel merger. The Samsung Freeform for Alltel is not a bad messaging phone,...