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October 15th, 2006 | Permalink

Get Out of Your Sprint Contract Today

File under: Amazon, AT&T (Wireless), Blackberry Pearl, Nokia E61 and E62, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless

It’s being reported that Sprint’s increase of text-messaging costs from $0.10 to $0.15 means that anyone tied up in a Sprint contract can terminate by October 31 without incurring any penalty. We haven’t tried this yet although we’re tempted.

If you are a Sprint customer, this could be a good opportunity to take advantage of the great incentives offered by mobile phone providers and retailers to lure you to sign up for new service. Below are some of our suggestions for the latest and greatest mobile phones on the market today.

Verizon LG Chocolate  Verizon Motorola Q  Verizon Treo 700p  Verizon Treo 700w

Like Sprint, Verizon offers a high speed data network to compliment its already strong voice coverage. The Verizon lineup is headlined by several smartphones including the latest Treos and the very popular full keyboard Windows Mobile based Motorola Q. If you are looking for something a little smaller and cooler, consider the Verizon LG Chocolate, a slider phone which not only resembles popular MP3 players, but also includes media and music functionality. This minimalist-inspired phone comes with support for VCast Music, a 1.3 megapixel camera, and a microSD slot for extra storage.

T-Mobile Blackberry Pearl  T-Mobile Dash  T-Mobile Sidekick III

T-Mobile has been the most active mobile phone provider lately, highlighted by its announcement of a new high speed data network (launching in 2007). The Blackberry Pearl, released just a month ago, is only available on T-Mobile and represents a significant attempt by Blackberry to create a consumer-friendly product that incorporates the best of Blackberry with features consumers want (camera and music, for example). Additionally, T-Mobile announced the upcoming release of the T-Mobile Dash which is a full keyboard Windows Mobile device designed to compete with the Motorola Q. And, of course, there is always the celebrity-friendly Sidekick III which incorporates instant messaging, email, and browsing in one cool device.

Cingular Nokia E62  Cingular Sony Ericsson w810i

It’s hard to hide our enthusiasm for the Nokia E62 and its bigger unlocked brother the Nokia E61. Cingular is the only wireless provider offering the sleek Nokia E62 which features a full keyboard, a sharp screen, and very good software for all your needs (check out the web browser, it’s very good). If you’re looking for a smaller entertainment phone, try the Sony Ericsson w810i which includes a music player and software allowing you to transfer music from your favorite CDs or your PC to the phone. It includes a 2 megapixel camera with autofocus, a full email client, and like other Sony Ericsson phones, it’s well built and designed with great software.

Sprint Treo 700p  Sprint Treo 700wx

Maybe you like Sprint and their broadband network. If so, you can sign a new contract and pickup a new Treo at a discount. Treo 650 users can upgrade to the Treo 700p which addresses many of the shortcomings (including memory issues) with the previous Treo products. Or, you may want to change your experience compelety and try the Windows Mobile based Treo 700wx.

October 11th, 2006 | Permalink

Nokia E62 Now Available on Cingular ($149)

File under: AT&T (Wireless), Early Adopter, Nokia E61 and E62, Wireless and Phones

Cingular Wireless, LLC

Nokia E62 on CingularThe Nokia E62 is now officially available from Cingular for $149.99 with a new account ($199.99 without). As we previously reported, the Nokia E62 and its unlocked big brother the Nokia E61 are strong competition to the Treo and Blackberry market. With the Motorola Q making a big push with its low cost, Cingular is promoting the Nokia E62 at a competitive price.

To paraphrase our previous review: The Nokia E62 is a thin but wide, metal-encased device with a full QWERTY thumbpad. It runs the latest version of Symbian and includes all the applications one can imagine such as email, address book, web browser (a very good one), document reader with Word support, and calendar. The phone includes Bluetooth and offers data connectivity using EDGE. The E62 supports Blackberry Connect, GoodLink, Exchange Mail, and Xpress Mail.

Link: Nokia E62 on Cingular

Thanks to Crunch Gear for the heads up

September 29th, 2006 | Permalink

Cingular to Release Nokia E62 for $149

File under: AT&T (Wireless), Nokia E61 and E62, Wireless and Phones

Nokia E61Cingular Wireless, LLC

The latest rumor on the Internets suggest that Cingular will release the Nokia E62 on September 29 for a price “as low as $149″ (with a new contract).

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, the Nokia E62 is the lighter version of the Nokia E61 (no UMTS, no WiFi) designed to make a run at the Blackberry market. The E62 should come with GoodLink preinstalled to power its email and PIM applications. Like the E61, the E62 will include a brilliant 16 million color screen, a thin but wide form factor with a big comfortable QWERTY keyboard, and one of the best mobile browsers you’ll ever see.

September 12th, 2006 | Permalink

Follow Up on Nokia E61 and E62

File under: Amazon, CompUSA, Coupons and Rebates, Early Adopter, eBay, J&R, Nokia E61 and E62,, SHOP.COM, uBid, Wireless and Phones

Nokia E61

Since many of you responded to our recent quick look at the Nokia E61 and E62, we wanted to provide more information on where you might find one. We know that Cingular is likely to release the E62 in the fall and at this time we do not have any news on T-Mobile‘s plans. Regardless, right now you can buy an unlocked Nokia E61 and use it with either provider.

Here are some of the stores and prices for the Nokia E61:

August 28th, 2006 | Permalink

Early Adopter: Nokia E61 and E62

File under: Amazon, AT&T (Wireless), Early Adopter, Electronics, Nokia E61 and E62, Product Reviews, T-Mobile, Wireless and Phones

Nokia E61

Nokia has finally decided to make a major push into the growing smartphone business which is currently dominated by Palm’s Treo and RIM’s Blackberry devices. The Nokia E61/E62 is a thin but wide, metal-encased device with a full keyboard thumbpad. The device runs the latest version of Symbian and includes all the applications one can imagine on such a device including email, address book, web browser, and calendar. Both versions of the phone include bluetooth and offer data connectivity using GPRS and EDGE. The E61 includes Wi-Fi while the E62, which will be available through Cingular, will come with GoodLink preinstalled.

Having personally used the E61 and compared it to other smartphones, I was quite impressed. I found the software to be quick and responsive. The web browser is the best I have seen on any smartphone (even better than Opera on a Sony Ericsson P900/P910). The device feels solid and the screen is incredibly sharp and clear. You can also read PC Magazine’s recent preview of the E62 and Brighthand’s review of the E61.

While the E62 is not available yet (we will tell you as soon as Cingular has it), if you are a Cingular or T-Mobile subscriber, you can buy the more powerful E61 unlocked from Amazon today.

Update: See our follow up post for more info on where you can buy the Nokia E61 today

August 21st, 2006 | Permalink

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