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These are the most recent phone user reviews posted by erikclarke:

Dec 14, 2014, 5:17 PM
for the BlackBerry Passport:
I love this phone!
Pros: Size. It's slim, yet wide and not so tall in my pocket. It has a great keyboard and YES...I have figured out how to use it with a single hand!!! The battery actually lasts all day long! For real. No, seriously, this does not require charging during the day if you have an exchange email account, like the Note or iPhone do. It doesn't contain bloatwear! It is a SOLIDLY built device. Children in Junior High School don't use it. ...

Nov 7, 2014, 3:25 PM
for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (GSM):
Rock Solid Phablet
First, I am extremely happy with this phone. It is slim, loud, colorful and user friendly with a few surprises (for me). I bought a Note II a while ago and returned it within a day. This phone completely transcends the Note II experience. I will comment only on three areas that surprised me with utility I did not expect. Adaptive Sound: Whoa! All phones should administer a personal hearing test, then sculpt sound to your specifically required ...

Aug 23, 2014, 10:11 PM
for the Kyocera Brigadier:
Nice Smart Phone for Tough Talking Users that Need Some Data Access
Pro: Battery lasts all day long. Pro: Best voice phone on Verizon's network. Callers sound warm, full present and vibrant. Con (Sort of): Not the slenderest modern smart phone but it is explainable and manageable. Comment/Difference from reviewer opinion: The camera when initially used is disappointing no doubt, but is has many settings. The "constant auto-focus" setting initially messes up just about everything. Go into settings and turn on the single point selectable focus. This stops the fuzzy shot madness and from ...

Jan 16, 2014, 8:28 AM
for the Alcatel 768:
Powerful Minute Flip Phone
This phone is a sleeper. It works all day long with no battery issues at all. It contains a few Java applets for Weather, News and POP e-mail. It has a micro-SD slot that allows immediate usage of custom ringtones, existing photos and music from your PC. It links immediately with bluetooth devices, allowing you to use your throwback flip phone without showing your old-school tastes to the newbie tweeting world. It is at a great price and with ...

Jul 16, 2012, 7:02 PM
for the Nokia 808 PureView:
A True Elite Super Phone!
This is the finest phone I have ever handled. The construction is top shelf. The phone is a sweet talker, with a battery that lasts all day long. I feel like I want to protect it from prying eyes, due to its rarity in a crowd of iPhones, BlackBerries and Android look-alikes. I get my e-mail, tweet, Facebook and news events without fanfare. It has ample storage space and I use Spotify for my music library. Now...that amazing camera... This ...

Feb 1, 2012, 2:31 PM
for the LG Extravert:
It has a resistive screen...ooooooooooo!!
Thanks to Kathy...I figured that out. Man...was that causing problems or what?! Now...on to my review. The resistive screen is highly frustrating. I seem to like just about everything except for the touch screen. Most screens are not pressure screens anymore so having to press for contact is no longer a natural action for touch screen users so beware. Pro: Sophisticated yet proprietary OS allows for sneaky integration of Exchange Email and Calendar features into the phone's personality. That ...

Jul 17, 2010, 8:47 PM
for the Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S):
WOW! What a Phone!
I have owned many "smart" devices that did one thing well and struggled mightily to perform other ordinary tasks that "dumb-phones" take for granted. The Vibrant is NOT one of "them." This is a slayer! Power, speed, elegance, practicality, pleasure, functionality and style are all wrapped up into a gorgeous package. Normally, when a smartphone is released, the Apple comparisons are incorrectly raised by unknowing novices using inferior hardware and software, hoping to match-up with the big kid. This device ...

Jun 3, 2010, 8:29 AM
for the Motorola Quantico V840 / W845:
High Quality MetroPCS Phone
PROS: Great Battery Life and Talk Time High Speaker-phone Volume (Full-Duplex) Compact Size Slim Battery Tough Exterior Tight-Fitting Battery Cover (read directions for attaching properly, its easy) MP3 Ringtones (Can be VERY, VERY loud) Last hours each day on speaker-phone CONS: Software could run faster through menus Intermittent bug affects assigning ringtones off Micro-SD Card

Nov 8, 2009, 7:11 PM
for the HTC Hero (CDMA):
Finally, a Great Sprint Smart Phone
Pros: Outstanding Reception Outstanding Call Quality (Warm Full Voices) Rock Solid Construction Small Form Factor Easy to type on screen keyboards (3 styles) Excellent Spelling Correction Loud Ring-tones Speedy, Flexible Internet Use Full-Duplex Speaker-phone (try it) Beautiful Screen Speedy Manipulation of Media HTC Sense just Rocks SD Card as Hard Drive mount works perfectly You do not have to remove the battery to unmount the SD Card Snappy OS, with no lag at all Cons: Camera auto-focus/anti-shake could be better implemented HTC Sense next version should incorporate an auto-close option for all but a few necessary programs Other ...

Jul 7, 2009, 8:21 PM
for the Apple iPhone 3GS:
Great Computer, Suspect Network - Paradoxical User Experience
First I will state the positives of the iPhone 3GS as a piece of computerized hardware. Then I'll deal with my personal experience using the device on the AT&T network. The iPhone 3GS is the single most powerful handheld computer created thus far. It is a computer first, phone second device. Everything about it oozes, flaunts, toys and manipulates graphic and audio power with a flair for the dramatic. All text entry problems that plagued the 3G have been solved. ...

Apr 3, 2009, 11:26 AM
for the Palm Treo Pro (CDMA):
Best Windows Mobile Device
Pros: 1) Form factor is high quality and sleek 2) Speaker phone is loud and undistorted 3) Ringtones are loud and undistorted 4) Earpiece & headphones are loud and clear 5) Fonts are classy and legible 6) Keyboard is well constructed 7) Battery life is not totally inadequate 8) Windows Mobile is very stable (no errors) 9) Fast OS implementation 10)Nice clock screensaver 11)FAST internet access 12)FAR more stable and consistently reliable signal strength than AT&T and Verizon Cons: 1) Headphone jack is on bottom 2) Cannot natively play iTunes tones/tunes 3) Should have ...

Mar 18, 2009, 1:16 PM
for the BlackBerry Curve 8350i:
A fine BlackBerry for Nextel
This is a Nextel phone. I am aware of the data rate provided by iDEN networks so I'll not include that as a shortcoming. Rating this device strictly as a BlackBerry phone for stability, functionality, smoothness of OS, battery life, ring tone and speakerphone volume, radio strength, portability, functionality, ruggedness, work day integration and overall BlackBerryness (I know that's not a word...yet...) it rates far beyond the shortcomings of its ability to serve as a modem or TV viewer. ...

Nov 9, 2008, 12:09 PM
for the BlackBerry Bold 9000:
Finest BlackBerry Ever Released
I have owned several BlackBerry devices, from the old pager only devices through the Nextel 7520, 7130, Verizon 8703e, T-Mobile BB Pearl and Sprint World Edition 8830 (most recently running OS and I must say that the increased speed over the 312 Mhz microprocessor is noticeable in every aspect of the Bold's UI. I have also setup Curves, Pearls and 8820's. None of these devices moves as smoothly through the BlackBerry interface as does the Bold. Pros: It is ...

Nov 1, 2008, 4:48 PM
for the Motorola i365 / i365IS:
A fantastic talker
This phone is the best talker available on any network. The voice communication feature is what this device is all about. It has none of the bells and whistles that normally distract us from the shortcomings of the convergent mobile devices and still manages to shine as a telephone. Pros: 1) Loud and clear speaker, ear-piece and earphone (better than my home phone for conversations) 2) Smooth, artifact-free voice calls leading to perfect voice-mail recordings (unlike most mobiles) 3) Powerful battery for ...

Aug 19, 2008, 4:47 AM
for the Apple iPhone 3G:
Largest Time Waster of All Time
I waited a while before posting my review to give Apple and AT&T a chance to correct the unusually unstable nature of the iPhone 3G. After two "upgrades" I can say that the iPhone 3G is a mobile phone. I cannot say that it is a "smart" phone. It received a 2 in my rating because it makes and receives telephone calls. Now I'll focus on the most frustrating aspect of iPhone 3G ownership. I wastes you time! I ...

Jun 17, 2008, 3:37 AM
for the Sanyo PRO-700:
Very fast, well done Mil-Spec Q-Chatter!
This phone doesn't try to be all things to all people. It does succeed very well at communication with the Nextel universe as well as at several other bonus features that are not immediately apparent. It is very loud (ringers and speakerphone.) It has built-in TeleNav and a fine e-mail applications for users of Yahoo, G-mail, AIM, etc. It recognizes D.C. numbers, even when transferred by a (non-Nextel) Blackberry during the Sprint number transfer process, identifying the numbers as ...

Oct 28, 2006, 8:45 AM
for the Casio G'zOne Type-V:
A well built phone but no frills
The timing of this release is ironic. It seems that Casio has already released a newer model with a memory card port, however Verizon doesn't sell it. As reported in other online reviews, there is a buzzy quality to the sound of the speaker during voice calls and ringtone playing. However, the volume of the speakerphone is quite sufficient for easy communication, even when set the lowest level (however, like most VZW phones, the speakerphone doesn't work when the ...

May 22, 2005, 9:38 AM
for the Motorola i605 / i615:
Best Nextel Phone Ever
Firstly, the hardware is exactly as advertised so I will not repeat any of the features that Nextel advertises so well. The only reason I did not give this phone a five star rating is that it was not fully supported by Nextel upon release. The new Enhanced Mobile Email app cannot be downloaded onto the phone (or any of the other new models via the Download Apps program). If you won't miss doing without this great new Nextel ...

Sep 9, 2004, 3:40 AM
for the Motorola i830 / i833 / i835 / i836:
A Fine Little Nextel
Firstly, I'll deal with the battery issue. Get an extended battery from eBay. Done. Next, I'll talk about the phone. It works GREAT! It is at least as loud as any other phone I've used. The wav ringers are clear and convincing. The midi ringers are purer (lacking the 'dirt' and distortion that the i95 plays along with its ring tones). The screen is visible outdoors. It weight is insignificant enough to allow it to be carried at all ...

Aug 1, 2004, 2:16 PM
for the Nokia N-Gage QD:
Nokia QO - I Want to LOVE it but...
This phone has such GREAT features that it should have scored higher than 3 stars in my review, but... Nokia left out a few essentials that would have placed this thing over the top. Firstly, I love bluetooth for communication on the road between devices where IR and USB type dongle, cables and accessories would definitely be impractical. However... the QD lacks any USB sync ability (unlike its brother). This was NOT an upgrade. Bluetooth 1.1 is an ...

Aug 22, 2003, 8:35 AM
for the Motorola v60p / v60s:
My V60p Experience
I find this phone extremely useful as a communication device. It has the absolutely loudest ringing tones I have ever heard on a mobile phone! It is compact, yet solidly built. I am using it to maintain communication between myself, my fiance and my boss during my work day. I also purchased the very well thought out leather case for each our phones (gotta please the honey). The unique construction of this case enables the top portion to stay ...

Jun 13, 2003, 12:40 AM
for the Samsung SGH-S300 / SGH-S300m:
I don't know German
I purchased this phone and liked the apparent bells and whistles, but ITS IN GERMAN!! Menu 4,5 should give me the chance to change languages, but the option is 'GRAYED OUT'! If there is a trick to the language change, please publish it. That being said, it does not respond to the T-Mobile network at all in NYC. The antenna strength indicator is also 'GRAYED OUT'. However, if this phone worked... it would be awesome. It ...

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