Archive for December, 2005

Blackberry 8700c review at PC Magazine

31 December 2005

PC Magazine reviews the Blackberry 8700c and writes – ‘The 2.6-inch diagonal screen is also the same size as that on the 7290, but the similarities end there. This is a beautiful, bright, backlit 240-by-320 pixel screen that displays 262,000 colors. It shows double the information of the previous 240-by-160 design. Even photos look excellent […]

E-Ten M600 Review at MobileTechReview

30 December 2005

MobileTechReview reviews the E-Ten M600 and writes – ‘Close in size and shape to the Palm Treo 650, which seems to have hit the sweet spot for size and form factor, the M600 is large by flip phone standards yet is much smaller than the mid-size Dell Axim X30 Pocket PC. Like the Treo and […]

DualCor cPC review at MobileMag

29 December 2005

There’s a new kid on the block – scratch that, a whole new kind of kid. Few things are truly unique these days, but I think the DualCor cPC qualifies. MobileMag reviews the DualCor cPC and writes ‘If you have the DualCor cPC, you may never have to go to your office again. It’s a […]

Nokia N80 Review at Engadget

29 December 2005

Edgadget reviews the upcoming Nokia N80 and writes – ‘Still, to sum up the in-depth review succinctly, the Nokia N80 is the best phone ever, and will remain so until the end of time.’

RIM Blackberry 7130e Review at CNET

29 December 2005

CNET reviews the RIM Blackberry 7130e – they write ‘ Today’s smart phones are getting even smarter when it comes to functionality and design, so RIM was wise to break from tradition and design a slimmer and more user-friendly device.’

LG VX9800 Review at Mobile Tech Review

27 December 2005

Another non-true smartphone ( don’t worry, I won’t make it a habit! ) graces the Smartphone Reviews pages. This phone is definately worth a look if you’re not quite a “power user” but crave more functionality than a regular phone can offer. Mobile Tech Review reviews the LG VX9800 , and writes – ‘ If […]

Remo for Mobile Phones

27 December 2005

Mobile Burn announces the release of Remo for Mobile Phones – “Remo is a perfect cost and time saving solution for a gadget-cluttered world. From the student who wants to keep in contact with their friends to the business professional who needs mobile accessibility to their e-mails, calendar, and contacts when on the go, Remo […]

Samsung SGH-D600 Review at MobileBurn

27 December 2005

While the Samsung SGH-D600 isn’t technically a smartphone, I found it interesting enough to post here. It does have some smartphone features, such as Bluetooth, a memory card slot, and calender synchronization software. MobileBurn reviews the Samsung SGH-D600 and writes – ‘Samsung’s SGH-D600 is a phone that is oh so close to being perfect. The […]

So much wireless data!

26 December 2005

With EV-DO on the horizon ( already here in some markets, and on some phones, ) it makes me wonder about the need for Wi-Fi. Almost every Treo review lists lack of WiFi as a major shortcoming. Similar complains can be found on other wi-fi-less phones. If EV-DO turns out to be as good as […]

Sprint PPC-6700 Review by Engadget

26 December 2005

Engadget reviews the Sprint PPC-6700 and has this to say ‘ Though the unit performed quickly each time we used it, there were issues with the screen orientation getting wonky. It’s not that it never came back—it always would, just that it got a little confused sometimes. The sliding hinge left something to be desired […]

Which Network?

26 December 2005

CDMA? GSM/GPRS? Does it matter? Well, I’ve been a Sprint ( CDMA ) user since I got my first cell phone way back in the 1800’s. To me, voice quality is the number one concern with any phone, and Sprint gets the nod there. I’ll readily admit that I like the GSM/GPRS way of handling […]

Palmone Treo 700w Review at Engadget

26 December 2005

Engadget reviews the upcoming PalmOne Treo 700w. They write – ‘ A few confirmed specs: Windows Mobile 5.0, one megapixel camera, EV-DO, Bluetooth, 64MB of memory, still trying to conclusively determine the resolution of the display, but it looks to our eyes like it’s 240 x 240 pixels, not 320 x 320. But we’re not […]

Treo 650 Smartphone Review at

26 December 2005 reviewed the PalmOne Treo 650. They write – ‘Amazingly bright high resolution 320×320 pixel display; lots of hardware buttons; well designed keyboard with bright backlight; integrated Bluetooth; good quality VGA camera; removable battery; fast 312MHz PXA270 processor; solid design’

Smartphone Reviews

26 December 2005

I want to preface this blog with a warning. I try to be objective with my reviews and opinions, but I do have a strong preference for Palm OS -based smartphones. They have seen the most use in my house, and have served me well. I am at least considering a switch to Windows Mobile, […]

Smartphone Reviews

22 December 2005

Welcome to Smartphone Reviews. Here you’ll find reviews & opinions on all current & upcoming smartphones. I have had several myself, and can’t imagine going back to a regular phone.