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Verizon Wireless LG Chocolate hands-on preview

Jul 31 2006 - 10:13 PM ET | LG Mobile Phone, Review, Verizon Wireless
Buy the LG Chocolate for just $99 from WireFly. That's $50 less than from Verizon Wireless direct. The LG Chocolate is the new hot phone, or that's at least what Verizon Wireless would like you to believe. The handset officially...

Sparks Technology CellSticks

Feb 16 2006 - 05:51 PM ET | Accessories, Review
Walt Mossberg over at The Wall Street Journal took a look at a new product aimed at eliminating the hassles of backing up and transferring cell phone contacts, the CellStick from Spark Technologies. The CellStick is a USB thumb drive...

Vizrea Snap launches at DEMO

Feb 07 2006 - 11:18 AM ET | Camera, Review, Staff Picks
Vizrea Snap was introduced this morning at the DEMO conference. The service attempts to simplify sharing photos and video from mobile phones. MobileTracker caught a sneak peek of Vizrea Snap last week and was impressed with the simplicity. Currently...

Review: Qix, a new way to use your phone

Feb 06 2006 - 08:22 PM ET | Review
We don't highlight many applications on MobileTracker, but we got to play around with one called Qix and had to share. It's only for Symbian phones and has to be installed by the carrier (you'll see why in the video),...

Mobile music store video review

Jan 30 2006 - 01:59 PM ET | 3G, Review, Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless
Both Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless operate mobile music stores--you can search, purchase and listen to music right on your phone. Feature wise the stores are pretty similar: Powered by EV-DO so downloads are fast Dual-mode downloads so you can...

LG VX9800 review

Nov 10 2005 - 01:16 PM ET | LG Mobile Phone, Review, Verizon Wireless
By Jon Gales -- This week we took a look at the LG VX9800, a high-end EV-DO enabled handset from Verizon Wireless that has had some visibility thanks to a large advertising campaign. Think of it as the Sidekick for...

Motorola ROKR E1 review

Oct 17 2005 - 03:00 AM ET | Cingular, Motorola, Review
By Jon Gales -- Thanks to the Apple hype machine, Motorola's ROKR E1 was one of the most anticipated mobile phones ever. After 18 months of speculation (ever since it was announced that iTunes would be coming to some Motorola...

Sony Ericsson W800i review

Oct 10 2005 - 11:51 AM ET | Review, Sony Ericsson
By Jon Gales -- The W800i is Sony Ericsson's first in a series of Walkman branded handsets. While the Walkman brand is still ingrained in my mind as a portable tape player, Sony has kept upgrading the devices which are...

Nokia 6682 review

Oct 06 2005 - 12:00 AM ET | Cingular, Nokia, Review
By Jon Gales -- Nokia's 6682 is the new flagship Series 60 smartphone for the US market. It was recently launched on Cingular Wireless, making it one of the most easy to obtain smartphones in America. We got a few...

LG VX9800 reviewed

Sep 01 2005 - 10:08 AM ET | LG Mobile Phone, Review, Verizon Wireless
UPDATE: Verizon Wireless has announced that the LG VX9800 will begin shipping on October 1st. Gizmodo posted a mini-review of the upcoming LG VX9800, a CDMA Motorola A630 look-alike. The phone was recently shown off at the MTV VMA awards,...

HP HW 6500 review

Aug 22 2005 - 11:52 PM ET | Review, Smartphone
Om Malik reviewed the upcoming HW 6500 and gave it positive marks overall. The Windows Mobile powered smartphone should ship from Cingular towards the end of the monthl. In the opening of his review, Om states: bq. Hewlett Packard’s Mobile...

Samsung P207 Review

Aug 17 2005 - 02:22 PM ET | Cingular, Review, Samsung
By Jon Gales -- The Samsung P207 is a jet-black clamshell now available from Cingular Wireless. Despite the consumer level price ($99), the P207 is able to pack in a very nice screen and an interesting speech-to-text technology that we...

Accessory review roundup (Bluespoon AX, more)

Aug 07 2005 - 08:41 PM ET | Accessories, Review
By Larry Becker - After my article on my top 10 favorite Treo 650 accessories ran in this space, accessory makers seemed eager to provide their products for review. I absolutely love gadgets and I’m thrilled to report on some...

Samsung i730 review

Jul 18 2005 - 12:00 AM ET | Review, Samsung, Smartphone, Verizon Wireless
By Ned S. Levi -- Computer consultant and MobileTracker confidant Ned S. Levi recently took the Samsung i730 for a test drive and has written a full review of the handset. The i730 is currently shipping from Verizon Wireless in...

Sony Ericsson Summer 2005

Jun 15 2005 - 01:37 AM ET | Review, Sony Ericsson
By Jon Gales -- Sony Ericsson this week announced its latest models. MobileTracker attended a press gathering in New York City to get a hands-on look with two of the US focused models: the W600 and the Z520a. Both phones...

Sony Ericsson P910i review

Mar 25 2005 - 01:41 AM ET | Review, Sony Ericsson
By Jon Gales -- The Sony Ericsson P910i is currently the top of the line phone from Sony Ericsson, but it's not available from any carriers in the US. I got ahold of an unlocked model that worked without problems...

Treo 650 review

Mar 03 2005 - 11:04 AM ET | Palm, Review, Smartphone
Today we bring you a review of the Palm Treo 650. The review is written by renowned Palm expert Larry Becker. He has trained countless people how to get more out of their PDAs, including teams at PalmOne. You can...

Sanyo MM-7400 Review

Feb 21 2005 - 08:15 PM ET | Review, Sanyo, Sprint Nextel
The Sanyo MM-7400 is a mid-range camera phone from Sprint PCS. Our editors played with one a little while ago and put it through its paces. It could have a better camera, and we've never liked the Sanyo operating system,...

RAZR V3 review

Nov 03 2004 - 10:55 PM ET | Motorola, Review
Walter Mossberg reviews the Motorola RAZR V3 in today's Wall Street Journal. Overall he likes the phone, but thinks it is too expensive. bq. This phone isn't perfect. In addition to its high price, the included software has some drawbacks....

AT&T Wireless Ogo review

Sep 24 2004 - 06:35 PM ET | AT&T Wireless, Review
3GCoding.com has a review of the yet-unannounced Ogo device from AT&T Wireless. Word of this device leaked from an FCC filing. It is a data only device (email/IM/SMS) from AT&T Wireless that will be marketed towards the younger market. Unlimited...

Mossberg reviews MobiTV, Sprint TV

Sep 01 2004 - 12:43 AM ET | Data, Review, Sprint Nextel
Walter Mossberg, star reviewer for the Wall Street Journal, took a look [subscription only] at two mobile TV offerings available to Sprint PCS users. Mossberg's reviews are known to make or break services, which is bad news for Sprint TV:...

Nokia N-Gage QD review [exclusive]

Aug 25 2004 - 12:50 AM ET | Nokia, Review, Smartphone
You can purchase the Nokia N-Gage QD from Amazon.com for $199.99. Amazon is currently (last updated 10/11/04) giving $250 in rebates making the final price -$50.01. That's right, you get money back. By Jon Gales -- Back when the...

Nokia 6820 review

Jul 26 2004 - 01:07 PM ET | Nokia, Review
By Jon Gales -- When the Nokia 6800 was first released, it sent mobile phone circles abuzz thanks to the built in QWERTY keyboard. It wasn't a bulky looking smartphone--it was a pretty average looking flip phone--but it had a...

Nokia N-Gage QD review

Jun 29 2004 - 12:09 PM ET | Nokia, Review
Matt Slagle, an AP technology writer, has written a review of the Nokia N-Gage QD. The original N-Gage was met with poor reviews thanks to a awkward design. Having a $299 pricetag didn't help. This time around some things have...

Samsung D415 review

Jun 15 2004 - 01:14 PM ET | Review, Samsung
Om Malik posted a quick review of the Samsung SGH-D415 (or simply the D415)--a large screened slider that should make it to T-Mobile USA next month. Here's a look at the features: * GSM 900 / GSM 1900 (Samsung D410...

Mossberg reviews Nextel GPS navigation

May 19 2004 - 12:18 AM ET | Nextel, Review
Walter Mossberg of the Wall Stree Journal wrote up his first experience with a navigation system powered by a GPS enabled Nextel phone. The TeleNav service Mossberg used was mentioned by MobileTracker several days ago. bq. Overall, TeleNav's setup is...

Motorola V600 review

May 10 2004 - 12:50 AM ET | Motorola, Review
You can buy the Motorola V600 for just -$25 with T-Mobile service from WireFly. By Jon Gales - The Motorola V600 was a long time coming to the US, but that hasn't hurt its popularity. It's one of the most...

PC Magazine reviews Sony Ericsson P900

Apr 08 2004 - 01:28 PM ET | Review
PC Magazine posted a (late) review of the Sony Ericsson P900. While the smartphone isn't for everyone, mostly due to the $800 price tag, it does about everything. The knocks on it are, "A bit pricey; no Wi-Fi; only supports...

Motorola V300 review

Mar 01 2004 - 11:40 AM ET | Motorola, Review
Jonathan Schreiber, CEO of Xingtone and member of Unwired, has come aboard to bring you a short review of the white-hot Motorola V300. Jonathan is a mobile power user who averages 5,000 minutes a month on his cell. This should...

Shure QuiteSpot review

Dec 27 2003 - 05:17 PM ET | Accessories, Review
MobileBurn has posted a review of the popular Shure QuiteSpot headset. The device recieved high marks for its sound quality (Shure knows a thing or two about microphones). It got knocked for lacking a button, a common feature that allows...

PC Magazine reviews Sony Ericsson T616, more

Dec 22 2003 - 06:37 PM ET | Review
PC Magazine has posted reviews of several Sony Ericsson products. They are as follows: T616, Bluetooth Car Kit HCB-30, Bluetooth Music Handsfree HBM-30, and the Bluetooth Headset HBH-35. You can purchase the Sony Ericsson T616 for $49.99 excluding $200 in...

First T630 review

Dec 11 2003 - 03:54 PM ET | Review, Sony Ericsson
Jason O'Grady of the PowerPage has posted a series of articles detailing his new toy--the Sony Ericsson T630. We first mentioned this phone back in October. Apple added support for it just days later. It's the replacement for the popular...

Mossberg takes on MS Smartphones

Dec 11 2003 - 12:41 PM ET | Review, Smartphone
Walter Mossberg's latest column in the Wall Street Journal is all about smart phones. He has been using both the Motorola MPx200 and the Samsung i600: bq. "Both phones worked OK. Their big flaw is that the Microsoft software is...

Washington Post reviews Motorola MPx200

Dec 06 2003 - 10:54 PM ET | Motorola, Review, Smartphone
Rob Pegoraro of the Washington Post reviewed the Motorola MPx200 and was quite impressed. Slated to be published tomorrow, the review praises the low cost of the smartphone and its ability to do a lot, but not too much. It...

MobileBurn reviews MPx200

Dec 02 2003 - 10:54 PM ET | Motorola, Review, Smartphone
MobileBurn has posted a review of the Motorola MPx200, the smash hit smartphone. The review, written by Michael Oryl, on the whole is pretty positive. bq. "Up until this point I have not been a real fan of the MS...

EDGE PC card reviewed

Dec 02 2003 - 04:18 PM ET | Data, Review
This is the first review we have seen of Sony Ericsson's new PCMCIA card that gives Windows powered laptops to access EDGE data networks. We first noted the device last month. It's interesting to note that the reviewer had better...

Extensive Nokia 6600 review

Dec 01 2003 - 04:34 PM ET | Nokia, Review, Smartphone
Last month we linked to two reviews on Nokia's latest smartphone, the Nokia 6600. Today, over at the PowerPage, there is an extensive review that is a must-read. There are tons of screenshots, something you don't see very often in...

Nokia 6600 reviews come in

Nov 21 2003 - 03:51 PM ET | Review
The power-packed business user aimed Nokia 6600 has hit store shelves and the reviews have started to come in. MobileBurn and InfoSync have both posted their thoughts on the Series 60 Symbian powered device. bq. "What's small, chubby and the...

Review: Z600 is near perfect

Oct 13 2003 - 12:28 AM ET | Camera, Review, Sony Ericsson
Michael Oryl at MobileBurn got ahold of a made-for-Malaysia Sony Ericsson Z600 and posted a review. To say he liked it is a huge understatement: bq. "All I can say is that the Z600 is a damn fine handset. I...

Sanyo SCP 5300 review

Sep 30 2003 - 08:50 AM ET | Camera, Review, Sanyo
Howard Chui has posted a very in depth reviewof the Sanyo SCP 5300. It's a power user level camera phone that has been around for a while, but the review is still worth a read. It got knocked for being...

Panasonic G50 review

Sep 29 2003 - 02:32 PM ET | Panasonic, Review
MobileBurn has posted a review of the Panasonic G50--an updated version of the popular GD55: bq. "The major lackings of the GD55 were its display and sound system. To fix that, the G50 was given a 4096 color display with...

Sharp GX-20 review

Sep 22 2003 - 08:39 AM ET | Review, Sharp
Mobile Burn has posted a review of the Sharp GX-20. Although the phone has gotten markedly little press, it's a quite impressive device. It won major points for the quality of its screen (240x320) and camera. Here's a run down...

BlackBerry 7230 reviewed

Sep 19 2003 - 09:07 PM ET | Research In Motion, Review
Research in Motion's BlackBerry 7230 (its first world compatible color BlackBerry) is reviewed in October's issue of PC Magazine. It scored 4/5 and was praised for its 64K color screen. It got knocked for slow web browsing speeds (what can...

Treo 600 thoughts roll in

Sep 18 2003 - 03:31 PM ET | Handspring, PDA Phone, Review
After yesterday's news, we've found a few reviews/first thoughts of the Handspring Treo 600. Look for it in stores within the next week or two in Europe, and in November if you're in the US. Walter Mossberg @ The Wall...

Hands on with CEC wrist phone

Aug 25 2003 - 05:13 PM ET | Review
Mobile Burn has a pretty in depth look of the new wrist phone from CEC. It was announced last about two weeks ago, but not much was known about it (mostly because it's out of China). At first look, it's...

MobileTracker's T616 review

Aug 10 2003 - 06:55 PM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Review, Sony Ericsson
MobileTracker friend and Unwired member Sean Bonner has come aboard to write a review of his new baby—the Sony Ericsson's T616. As you might know the T616 is the US version of the popular T610. Feel free to discuss the...

Nokia 3300 review

Jul 30 2003 - 03:20 PM ET | Nokia, Review, Unique
Cell phone tycoon Howard Chui has posted his review of the Nokia 3300. The phone is being marketed towards music lovers with features such as MP3 and AAC music playback and a FM stereo radio. It's got other goodies too:...

iPhonebook AP review

Jul 23 2003 - 07:21 PM ET | Review
The AP reviewed a software package called iPhonebook that aims to make transfering your phonebook to a new phone easy. With Bluetooth, there is no need for iPhonebook, but since only top models include the wireless standard, you may want...

e606 gets poor review

Jul 14 2003 - 12:20 PM ET | Review
MobileBurn got the e606 in for review and wasn't too impressed. It's got 3G stuff like video calls, but the simple things like UI just weren't there. bq. "Im going to be really blunt and just say that the e606...

P800 Vs. Sidekick

Jul 12 2003 - 12:46 PM ET | Danger, Review, Sony Ericsson
Steven Frank has posted a comparison between the Sony Ericsson P800 and the T-Mobile Sidekick (AKA Danger HipTop). Steven has used the Sidekick as his primary phone for quite a while and recently picked up a P800 instead of upgrading...

My heart was broken by the T610

Jul 08 2003 - 01:41 PM ET | Review
Michael Oryl over at MobileBurn wasn't too impressed with Sony Ericsson's latest offering--the T610. He is a big fan of the T68 series (we are too), and it looks like he will be sticking with it: bq. " The display...

Siemens SL55 Review

Jun 27 2003 - 12:00 PM ET | Bluetooth, Review, Siemens
MobileBurn has posted a review of the Siemens SL55. Here at MobileTracker HQ we've had our eye on this thing for a while, it's good to see that the gang at MobileBurn like it: bq. "The most obvious, and probably...

Howard Chui Covers The T610

Jun 10 2003 - 01:29 PM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Review, Sony Ericsson, Staff Picks
Howard Chui has published his review of the Sony Ericsson T610. In his usual style the review is long and very detailed. Here at MobileTracker HQ we are really interested in this phone and are excited that Howard gave it...

Sony Ericsson T310 Review

Jun 09 2003 - 02:55 PM ET | Review, Sony Ericsson
iMobile has posted a review of the Sony Ericsson T310. The phone is pretty nice looking and sports a decent feature set, but according to the review it doesn't have anything that's really different (except the design) from it's predecessor,...

P800 Long-term Review

May 29 2003 - 02:32 PM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Review, Smartphone, Sony Ericsson
The Register has posted a long-term review of Sony Ericsson's P800. The smartphone has gotten a lot of press lately, but according to the Register it's not all that. Don't worry though, they have some nice things to say as...

Nokia 6800 Review

May 22 2003 - 08:01 PM ET | Nokia, Review, Unique
Mobile Burn has posted a review of the innovative Nokia 6800. It's got a built in QWERTY keyboard via a nifty flip motion. The folks at Mobile Burn were impressed: bq. "The 6800's keyboard differs also in that there is...

Siemens SX1 Preview Review

May 19 2003 - 03:04 PM ET | Review, Smartphone
The folks over at GSMBOX got their hands on a Siemens SX1. The smartphone boasts a very unique design (seen at right) and large color screen. As well as the typical features you'd expect, it also includes an FM radio...

USA Today Does Color Hiptop

May 14 2003 - 04:06 PM ET | Danger, Review
In today's USA Today there is a review of the color HipTop (known as the T-Mobile Sidekick). They love the color screen but don't like the phone features. However, since T-Mobile is offering unlimited data plans, most users will probably...

Mossberg Does The Nokia 6800

May 08 2003 - 12:48 PM ET | Nokia, Review
Walter Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal today reviewed the Nokia 6800. Bland sounding name for a phone that includes a QWERTY keyboard. It came out this week in the US on Cingular's network, but we've yet to confirm if...

Color HipTop review

May 05 2003 - 08:28 PM ET | Danger, Review
So much for Danger's PR department... C|Net has posted a review of the color screen HipTop (more commonly known as the T-Mobile Sidekick). Looks almost exactly like the older version but with a bright LCD. Under the hood it's been...

O'Grady Reviews P800

Apr 18 2003 - 02:22 PM ET | Bluetooth, Camera, Review, Smartphone
Mobile mogul Jason O'Grady has posted a very detailed review of his latest gadget--the Sony Ericsson P800 (seen at right). It's unique looks make it easily recognizable to most people, but it's amazing feature set makes it stick in the...

Battle Of The Bluetooth Headsets

Apr 14 2003 - 08:59 AM ET | Bluetooth, Review
One of the really cool applications of Bluetooth is wireless handsfree. There are only a few makers of the headsets now (Jabra, Sony Ericsson, Nokia) so the competition is stiff. MobileBurn got ahold of the popular Sony Ericsson model and...

Big And Beautiful

Mar 31 2003 - 09:38 PM ET | Review
MobileBurn has posted a review of phone that isn't quite like most--it's big enough to hold. It doesn't get bogged down with advanced features like SMS, internal antennas or IR either. It concentrates on what most people want to do--make...

Samsung T500 Review

Mar 25 2003 - 01:43 PM ET | Review, Samsung
Samsung's got an interesting idea going on with the T500--it's targeted at women. Some may wonder how you can target a phone to women... Add fake jewels, a fat counter and a tracker for pregnancy probibility (not kidding). This isn't...

P800 in Detail

Mar 21 2003 - 08:36 PM ET | Review
The PowerPage has a nice detailed review of the P800. Hello mobile phone envy....

Mossberg Reviews Tungsten W

Feb 28 2003 - 03:17 PM ET | PDA Phone, Palm, Review
Walt Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal has posted a review of the brand new Palm Tungsten W. He says it's a great PDA and a crappy phone. A few days ago he reviewed the Sony Ericsson P800--it was...