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This entry-level model from Ericsson has a lot going for it, I have had mine for 6 months now, and I have never been disappointed by the quality of reception, clarity of the speaker or indeed the feature count, which includes WAP, programmable graphics, 3 "games", user-composable ringtones, multi-lingual display and a lithium ion battery. You can also customise the colour of the display to light up a different colour depending on who is calling you. The charging times are in general excellent, and the battery does last a long time. On the other hand, I have been disappointed by the volume of the ringer - even at maximum volume, I have missed calls. Sure, it has a vibrator alert, but one doesn't always remember to switch it on. The buttons are very small and fiddly, and after 6 months use, the plastic coating (which also has the key labels printed on it) is starting to wear off the keys. While the core of this phone is very well made, the casing is made from a polished plastic which scratches very easily so it is actually starting to look quite tatty now. The response of the firmware in the phone is not very good.....there is a delay sometimes of 1 or 2 seconds between pressing a button and something actually happening on the screen. Then again this is a characteristic Ericsson glitch. On the whole this is an adequate phone, but in these days of polyphonic ringtones, coloured screens and 3G, it is starting to be left behind.
The Ericsson R600 brings you entertainment, news and creative messages 24 hours a day. It supports GPRS, a technology that makes the mobile Internet faster to access and easier to use. You can download pictures and ring signals, and find the right information just when you need it most. The R600 also supports EMS that lets you insert pictures, animations, sound effects and ring signals into your text messages.
And to make the R600 more personal, you can have a background picture on display in standby mode as well as change the background light. The background color can also be assigned to a contact in the phone book to give you a hint on who is calling.