Review: T-Mobile MDA
Unlike Windows Mobile Smartphone, you cannot search through your contacts by typing a name on the home screen. Once you enter the contacts application from the right soft key on the home screen, you can begin typing to filter through your contacts. Each contact displays a name picture and phone number or other current contact method in the contact list. Selecting a contact opens up a summary that can include all the data an Outlook contact card can hold including 3 address, more than 10 phone numbers, 3 email address and many other fields. Information can easily be added or changed, and both Photo caller ID and ringtones can be set from the contact card as well.
Pressing the Send key when on a contact with a phone number selected will switch to the phone application and populate the dialer with that phone number. The Send key must be pressed again for the call to be dialed. The phone application has a numeric keypad on the touch screen in case you have to enter a number manually. The phone application also has on-screen buttons to access call history and speed dial numbers. During a call the keypad is replaced with on-screen buttons for common functions like speakerphone, mute, and shortcuts to the notes and contacts applications. These buttons change depending upon call status and make handling things like 3-way calling a breeze.
The buttons for call functions are large and easy to use, but the numeric keypad is not nearly as large. Just using it for the limited amount of dialing one has to do calling unique numbers or entering in PIN codes is an unpleasant task.
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