Technology: GSM, UMTS
It reminded us of the Dynatac in size, but the Motorola A845 helped bring 3G to America. It was the first device to be compatible with AT&T Wireless's UMTS network and it offered video calling long before we had ever heard of FaceTime. Sure, the 3G network covered only six cities, and it went into hiatus with the Cingular merger, but the A845 will never lose its "first" status. Verizon had beat AT&T to 3G, but its first EV-DO handset, the LG VX8000, didn't go on sale until 2005.
CNET review bottom line: Though it's beyond bulky, the Motorola A845 comes packed with features and marks a new step in cell phone evolution.
January 29, 2014 6:00 PM PST
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