I bought a cool silver Motorola Razr a few years ago, on the very first day Cingular sold it. Last Spring, I gave the silver Razr to my wife, and got a cooler black Razr for myself.
A few weeks ago, the sexy, sleek and easy-to-lose black Razr disappeared. I liked my Razrs, and I could have gotten a replacement Razr for just $50 with my insurance plan. But now that Razrs are being used by cops, kids, and even pay-as-you-goers, it is decidedly less cool than it once was. It was time to shop for a new toy.
I have no need for QWERTY-keyboard-equipped Blackberries, Blackjacks or
other PDA-like phones; but I did want something cool.
I did some research, and was quickly impressed by the new A707 "Sync" from Samsung. Its 2 megapixel camera takes better pictures than the Moto Razr. It plays music and TV shows, works on four bands, uses 3G technology, does Bluetooth, and has a slot for a micro SD card. The display is super-sharp, almost like a pocket-size plasma, and the giant-size phone number display is great for eyes that are no longer 20-20.
For now, Cingular is the only carrier offering the phone, and prices range from $50 to $350, depending on contract conditions. I wasn't due for a special price, so I bought it on Ebay for $199 plus $10 for shipping, but without $12 sales tax. I took the phone (which has Cingular logos on it) to the Cingular store. The nice folks there provided a SIM card at no charge, entered the phone in their system, copied the dialing directory from my wife's phone, and it works just fine. Cingular charges $50 for a half-gig Micro SD memory card. I bought a one-gig card at Staples for $15. It will hold lots of music and photos
NOTE TO CINGULAR: The phone is much slimmer than the 1.02 inches you show on your website; and the software you provide for connecting the A707 to a PC doesn't work with the A707. I had to call Samsung, and was instructed to delete the software from my PC, and download another program, that was labeled for use with (GASP!) T-Mobile. CLICK for more.
NOTE TO SAMSUNG: I doubt that the flippy cover for the charger cord and headset will last more than a week. It can be difficult to open the phone with bare hands, and it's impossible with gloves on.
My choice is my Sprint Treo. There are no limitations to what this phone can do. Sure it's a phone, web capability, mp3 player, video player, video camera, camera, and much much more! Now, I have tom tom navigation software and it's the perfect GPS device. Can't wait 'til it comes out with a house cleaning program!
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