"Great Phone"4.5 starson by dr.quiet
Pros: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Keyboard
Cons: Cannot be insured through Cingular
Summary: I have no clue why CNET rankes this phone as poorly as it did. I LOVE the WI-FI. I use it at work to get outlook e-mail and you can use MSN or AOl messengers. The Cingular Wireless internet is a bit slow, so i only use that if it's really necessary. The screen looks great, the keyboard works pretty well, and the processor is pretty quick. If you're looking to replace a pocket PC and a phone... this is the first truly viable alternative. The treo 650 is nice, but not as versatile as the SX66. The biggest downside is that the call quality isn't quite as good as a "traditional" cellphone (I previously used a nextel i95). However, I use a headset with this phone and now the quality is fantastic. The biggest fault is that Cingular has somewhat "shoddy" reception and you cannot get insurance on this phone. A friend of mine got one and proceeded to drop it. That cost him 150 and it had to be shipped to Siemens. If you're very clumsy, I recommend another phone. I use Microsoft's Voicecommand and I haven't had to manually dial a phone number in months. It also lets you control windows media player, and even open various applications! I've used this phone in Europe (but call Cingular 3 days in advance so they can unlock service in Europe) and it works flawlessly. Great Phone. It deserves a better rating than the audiovox VX6600 available through Verizon specifically because it has Wi-Fi support and the VX6600 does not. It's a powerful phone.