December 21, 2004
Dear CNET Members,
Ah, how I love to reminisce about the good old days when cell phones first became available. Remember back in the '80s when the dream cell phone weighed a whopping three pounds and had the dimension of a brick? Sounds more like a workout than a dream. Today, however, discussions pop up more about cellular carriers, especially with the recent mergers of Cingular and AT&T as well as Sprint and Nextel. While today's hot topic is about cell phone models, I wanted to kick it off with a question: Do you shop for a carrier before you even consider what phone to dream about? Discuss it here.
Dream Cell Phones
In his column "Fully Equipped," Executive Editor David Carnoy asks: if money was no object, which cell phone would you choose? The winner by a landslide was the amazingly thin Motorola Razr V3, receiving over 50 percent of your total votes.
Thin is still in
For CNET member djbrook, one look at the Razr and it was love at first sight. Bluetooth, voice dialing, and the phone's extremely petite form factor are the main features that won him over.
Read djbrook's full post in CNET TalkBack
Cell phone computing
The promise of pint-size computing made the Nokia 9300 your red-ribbon choice. Longtime PDA user MariaNYC picked the phone, thanks to its ample storage and compatibility with Microsoft Office.
Read MariaNYC's full post in CNET TalkBack
Still can't decide on your perfect cell phone? CNET member ashoka has come up with the perfect solution: Use the PalmOne Treo 650's powerful calendar and contact tools for the work week, then kick back in high style with the Razr during the weekends.
Read ashoka's full post in CNET TalkBack
CNET Cell Phone Resources:
10 reasons to own a cell phone
Submitted by Ashley, in Ask the Cell Phone Diva
Motorola Razr V3 User Opinions
Submitted on the Motorola Razr V3 product page
Nokia 9300 User Opinions
Submitted on the Nokia 9300 product page
Cell phone ring tones
Submitted in the CNET Cell Phone Zone
Pick your perfect cell phone from the Fully Equipped column and then speak up in the TalkBack section.
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