Product Type: Ericsson mobile phones
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It's a Bit Good...
Member Name: bigsexypriest
Date: 12/05/02, updated on 14/05/02 (208 review reads)
Advantages: Cool fade-in blue backlight, 'active flip' keypad protector, it's a bit different
Disadvantages: it slips down the back of the sofa too easily
My God I’m a sucker for things like mobile phones - you know, I’ve owned 6 phones in 4 years. I don't get through underpants that fast!
Anyhow, my personal hygiene aside, I have owned 4 Ericsson's and 2 Nokia's, and do you know, both Nokia’s bit the dust before their year was out, whereas all but one Ericsson soldiers on to this day...
So, the T39 - why is it good? It’s small enough to fit into a shirt pocket; it has several cool nautical ring tones (the sailor’s hornpipe, and what shall we do with the drunken sailor); it has a rubber coated aerial, which means that you can hold it in your teeth without breaking it; and most important of all... it has one of those matrix-stylee flip down button covers - this stops you from accidentally phoning your auntie whilst drunkenly discussing your new bit-on-the-side with your mates...
In terms of functions, the T39 isn’t anything really special (but what phone is nowadays?) The phonebook’s pretty neat, in that you can store somebody’s home, work and mobile number under one entry. It has bluetooth and infra-red, so it can be used to get on line with pretty much any portable computer. And you get predictive text messaging for speedy textual intercourse.
Disadvantages, then – not much really, except that it feels as though the hinge on the active flip part may be a bit flimsy (and boy, I bet these things are expensive to have fixed). Having said that, though, I’m not that kind to, err… anything I own, and the T28 (a phone of a very similar design) I had previously turned out to be as solid as a rock – I’ll keep you posted.
Anyhow, dare to be different - get one of these!