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Review: LG Glimmer

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Because we were testing the Glimmer in an area not serviced by Alltel, we were unable to use some of the phone's services. This included the browser. While we were unable to connect and surf net, the browser itself opened, and we were able to navigate around the browser software.

The browser is found in the main menu. Opening it launches the OpenWave software. With the browser running, the icons along the bottom of the screen are different compared to most other screens. There are five icons, the left-most of which is a Back icon. The remaining four are up/down and left/right arrow keys for navigating around content in the browser. Above these keys are "retry" and "menu" keys. The retry is a simple refresh button. The menu brings up the full browser menu, which has 14 items in it. This is where you go to set or access bookmarks, view your browsing history and so on.

The Glimmer has EVDO support, so in Alltel coverage areas, it should be capable of decent browsing speeds.



The Glimmer lets you alter enough of the phone's settings, appearances and functions to make it your own. The display's wallpaper, banner and backlight can be altered. The touch functions can be changed. All the alerts and ringtones, and call settings can be changed as you please.


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