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Review: Motorola maxx Ve

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Menus Calls/Contacts Messaging  

The Ve uses Verizon Wireless's standard user interface. Hitting the center of the D-pad takes you to the main menu. The default position is your contacts listing. The Verizon menu has 5 choices, or tabs, spread across the top of the screen: Get It Now, Messaging, Contacts, Calls, and Settings. Hitting the D-pad left or right scrolls sideways through the tabs. When a tab is highlighted, a list of options is presented in a numerical list below the tab.

The Get It Now menu is where you'll find music, photos, video, V CAST and access to Verizon's WAP Web portal and other applications and services.

The rest of the menus pretty much deliver what you'd expect from them. The messaging menu gives you access to SMS, MMS, IM and email. The contacts menu lets you view, add or edit contacts. The calls menu lists all calls to and from the phone. And the settings menu gives you access to all the customizable aspects of the Ve, such as selecting ringtones, alert tones, setting up wallpapers and more.

The basic functionality of this menu system cannot be altered. It is simple and direct to use, but its lack of flexibility is often frustrating.

 

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