Yes, this was a cell phone. Also called the "lipstick phone," the 7280 pulled apart in the middle to answer calls. It lacked a keyboard of any kind, which forced you to interact with the handset solely through a scroll wheel; a menu/OK button; and two soft keys. Though dialing phone numbers on it was a pain, texting was surprisingly easy to do even without numbered keys. Inside there was a VGA camera, an FM radio, and Bluetooth. It even had a WAP browser, though it was frustrating to use on the tiny display. I only saw one person using it in the wild
CNET review bottom line: While its design is purely a matter of taste, the 7280 is a feature-packed cell phone that performed well in our tests.
April 10, 2012 1:09 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Kent German
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