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      22.09.2011 19:02
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      Pretty good. I would recommend

      I had the motorola pebl for about a year and in the time it turned out to be one of the best phones I have ever owned. Being a man I purely bought because it had a cool auto open feature and that was the coolest feature on a phone at the time so bingo, that was the one for me.

      This phone is designed to look like a pebble (hence the name), and uses a simple round shell covered in a black rubbery substance in order to achieve this. This material makes the phone splash proof, so pouring your drink over it is no problem, although it is prone to grease marks, so using it whilst eating fish and chips a big no no. It also has a simple thin, horizontal display on the front which displays the time (either in digits or as an analog clock, depends what your into), any new messages and also has the 2 mega pixel camera on it (which has 4x zoom function, fancy I know).

      The opening function works very well, even to this day. It works uses a spring loaded hinge at the top and two small magnets at the bottom. You simply push the top downward to take it out of line with the magnets and the lid flips open, it's very futuristic. On the inside the keypad has been designed to be as sleek and modern as possible, using just a flat sheet of metal with small, curved rubber ridges to seperate the keys and then a circular arrow panel in the centre. It looks very nice but the only problem with this is that when the phone is closed the screen presses up against these rubber ridges and leaves nice curved imprints on your screen. This is feel could have been slightly better designed.

      Saying that though, the keypad is very easy to use, each key being easy to use (just the correct size for the average persons fingers) and it is very easy to text on, which is a must for every phone I use. The phone system is very easy to navigate and has a lot of good features, including the camera, some good games for when your bored and a music player. The device also has a mini USB port on the top in order to import music, videos etc onto your device from your computer, using the provided computer programme.

      Battery life is good, lasting around a week with fairly regular use and the speakers on the phone aren't too bad either. The camera is also pretty good quality. This phone also has email and Internet capabilities but being on pay as you go, I never used these.

      Generally this is a pretty good phone for general phone tasks, and if my iPhone were ever to break, this would be the phone I would most likely return to.

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      04.07.2011 22:19
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      Brilliant phone, I want the same one again when it finally packs in!

      To begin, I will state that this review is primarily concentrated on this mobile phone as a PHONE. Not as a computer for accessing the internet, not as a gaming platform, not as anything other than a mobile phone for calling, text messaging and occasionally using the camera. I will of course cover the main functions and capabilities this phone does have, but if you are looking for a full run down of everything this phone can do, and how well it does every thing, then thank you for reading but you should try a different review.

      --What does it look like and how does it feel?--

      I have been using the Motorola PEBL U6 (pink!) since late 2005. Yes, same phone for all those years, no replacement parts, no repairs. It is dinky (not even 9cm/3.5" long and 5cm/2" wide) and very attractive I think. I wanted this phone after seeing it advertised during Big Brother sponsorship. I fell in love with the look of it instantly. It has the loveliest smooth texture, and I often find myself caressing it absently with my thumb. The display screen area is a long thin oval shape, positioned vertically on the front of the phone; it has the Motorola M, then the caller display/clock (plus signal and battery status) and then the camera. I use the digital display for the clock, and this has the hours with the minutes below it, rather than linear. You can change this to an analog display if you prefer, in which case you get a digital image of a regular wall clock.

      This is a flip phone with a difference. Simply prying open is not on the menu with the PEBL, it has magnets! To open the phone, you have to move the magnets out of line by pressing downward with your thumb on one of the top corners (as much as an oval can have corners). You will see the front section moving and exposing the hinges briefly, and when you then remove your thumb the phone flips open gently (but not slowly). There is also a small bracket for attaching charms should you wish, just above the port for the charger.

      The keypad is also very smooth, and shiny! This has its downsides though, as I'm forever wiping it to get rid of fingerprints! All the buttons are flush. It was different, but it didn't take me long to get used to this and soon I was texting as fast as ever. You have the usual alphanumeric keys, green call and red end call buttons. The red button is also for switching on/off. You also have shortcut buttons to take you directly to your messages menu, and another to open the web browser. There are three buttons along the top of the keypad, the left one corresponds the phonebook, the right takes you to your messages and the middle opens the main menu. Lastly, you have the normal arrow keys (in this case, arranged in a perfect circle) with a little button in the middle that is used for 'ok/select'.

      There are 2 buttons on the outer left side; a longer one with a smaller below it. The bigger one can be used to reject a call without opening the phone, and also is the ringer and in call volume control. The one below it can be used for quick access to the 'office tools' menu containing your alarm clock, calendar etc. Another button on the outer right takes you directly to the 'voice command' menu (this lets you dial numbers etc by telling it to), quite nifty but I've never used it!

      --Menus & functions--

      The main menu contains the following sub menus -

      -Recent Calls (received, dialled, call times, notepad),
      -Office Tools (calculator, calendar, voice records, alarm clock)
      -Phonebook
      -Multimedia (opens a further sub menu containing themes [you can store preset themes of ringtones, wallpapers etc], camera, pictures, sounds, videos),
      -Messages
      -WebAccess (browser, shortcuts, stored pages, history, etc)
      -Games & Apps (BACKUP, Fitness, Rebels, Safe [securely store your personal info - password protected])
      -Bluetooth Link (Hands-free, Device History, Setup)
      -Settings (personalise, ring styles, call divert, security, etc)

      --What I use it for and how it performs--

      As I said at the start, I use my mobile phone as a phone. I make and receive calls and text messages, and apart from taking a few photos to use as wallpapers or to capture the odd thing in the moment, that's it. Making calls is simple, you don't have to navigate through endless menus to reach your contacts - you can go straight to your phonebook from the main screen, press the correct digit key the appropriate number of times for the letter you want, then when you have the proper person selected hit the green button. The menus as a whole are painless to navigate.

      Texting is very easy too, all the special characters are where I expected them to be (in the '1' key, space is 0). I did need to get used to the flat keys, but this happened pretty fast. I suspect someone who has larger hands may hit the wrong key more than I did though. I also use the tip of my fingernail quite a lot! Saying that the buttons are not overly sensitive, just what I would say is 'normal' really.

      The screen itself is plenty big enough for me, and the full colour display means that customising your wallpaper can be fun, and worthwhile. The camera is decent quality but not great. The pictures it takes are perfectly fine for using as wallpapers or screensavers though, and this is all I have ever done with it. I don't look for excellent cameras on my phone, so this is a detail of no importance for me. I have used it to record video clips as well, the quality of which are fine enough.

      The overall sound of the phone is excellent. Very clear, and recorded voicemails are always easy to understand. You do get a range of ringtones and beeps to choose from, but as you've probably guessed, I have only ever used the standard 'ring ring' for calls, and 'beep' for text messages! I can't honestly say I've even listened to the whole list that comes with the phone. You can add your own though, I got a few funny ones from a friend, via Bluetooth.

      The battery life is average, even after all these years. If I use it a lot for calls, it won't last more than a couple of days, but if I barely use it (which is the norm), then I only charge it twice a week maximum. I can have a few fairly lengthy conversations before the battery shows as nearly empty, I think this is better than a lot would expect from a 6 year old phone.

      I have had a few problems with it however. I have never been able to access the internet, since I got it. Apparently my phone has never been setup properly for this, but even when I follow the instructions to do this nothing happens. I'm not bothered, hence I never took it to the shop to get help. Also, I have never been able to receive picture messages, even though the phone is supposed to be capable of this. It just doesn't show the pictures, but will display any accompanying text. Lastly, my battery has been playing up for some time (though it's still hanging in there!) When I charge it, the phone must be switched off before I plug the charger in, otherwise it says 'Unable to charge' then 'CHECK SIM'. If it is switched off, it charges as usual, and can even be switched on and used while charging. How odd, but not fatal yet!

      --A note about durability--

      This phone is certainly robust. I handle it with relative care, but it is always knocking about the bottom of my bag, and it has of course been dropped (while open and closed), hard enough to flip it open on occasion. Moving parts are minimal, restricted to the flip hinges, which are mostly concealed and pretty well protected. The magnets are still as strong as ever, and the phone stays shut until I open it.

      An excellent example I can give of its durability, is my puppy (labrador)! Not so long ago, he managed to get his big strong teeth around it; I was upstairs at the time and heard him faffing around, after about five minutes I realised he had something so went to investigate and what did I find? He was running around the living room with my (flipped open) phone in his mouth, the battery casing lying on the floor, beside the battery. Cue panic! However, when I got it back and put it back together, I switched it on fully expecting the worst and was pleasantly surprised. Despite some significant war wounds on the front and back casings and an *actual* puncture in the keypad, all was working perfectly. Bet an iPhone wouldn't survive that.

      --Overall--

      I love this phone. I love the way it looks, feels, I love that it came in so many colours. It's cute and small, so is light and comfortable to hold. I think I've proved that it is durable. I bought mine for approx £150 in 2005, and it's been worth every penny. I have seen these at £40ish (sim free) online recently, bargain! I am rating it 5/5, as it is perfect for the the way I use it, and has been incredible value for money. I don't want anything else.

      Although I can't tell you how good it is with internet or media messages, I hope I've explained enough for it to be useful. I've certainly covered everything that's important to me and I can't be the only one who just wants a phone to be a phone! Am I?

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        26.03.2010 09:13
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        Easy to use if you're just looking for a simple phone to use for keeping in touch.

        I had this phone for about 3 years before switching to another not long ago. I love the design, and the way it opens - you have to pull down the top bit towards you and then just let it go and it flips open (if that makes sense!) - whenever someone got their hands on it they'd be playing with it for ages! It doesn't take very long to turn on, however it could take a while to connect to the Orange network, although that might just be about where I live! I thought that it took a bit of time to get used to the buttons, as they are flat rather than 'sticking-out' (sorry for the non-technical language) but once I got used to them it was easy to send text messages and navigate around the phone. I think it is a bit outdated now, as it didn't have hi-speed internet etc. for me, however there was a music player, but there was hardly any memory and it would hold, at best, 4 or 5 songs at a time. On the front, when it is closed, it displays the time, and also when you get a message/missed call, it comes up on there too. The camera or sound wasn't very good quality, and I would only really recommend this phone for simple things like calling and texting, as the battery life is okay if you want to make long calls! However, there are additional features such as calendar, alarms, games, calculator etc. which may come in handy for some people. It is very resistant to breaking as well - I dropped mine lots of times, and it still works!

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        10.09.2009 12:18

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        It looks good and it functions well with the basics

        I bought this phone in pink about three years ago and used it for a year before upgrading to a Razr. I hated the Razr though and recently went back to the Pebl and, to my amazement, it still works three years on. One of the great things about this phone is that it has really excellent battery life; even three years on I am still only having to charge it every 3-4 days. Fair enough I only use it for texting and I'm sure loads of phone calls would wear it down a lot sooner, but I still think that's really good considering my Razr battery was dying every single day and it was only a year old.

        There aren't that many features which perhaps contribute to the long battery life, and the screen is a bit small and dated, but if you just want a simple phone which looks stylish and has all the basic functions then you could do a lot worse. It does have a camera but the quality is quite poor and I certainly wouldn't rely on it for important pictures.

        One problem I have encountered, however, is that it often turns itself off for 1 or 2 minutes before starting back up again. It has always done this and it's not great when you're in the middle of a phone call! But, on the whole, this phone has been good to me and I would recommend it for those who aren't bothered about having phones which do everything except make the tea.

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        06.01.2009 11:06
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        Nice phone!

        I owned this phone for about a year as part of a contract and overall I though it was a good phone for its time but is now slightly outdated.

        It is a unique and sleek design which is primarily made from metal which makes it tough and resistant. All the buttons lay flush with the phone in order to maintain its modern appearance. It comes in a number of different colours ranging from orange to black to make it suitable for everyone. I owned a reddish pink version which I believe made it standard out and it looked the part.

        Unlike most flip phones it had an unusual hinge mechanism where you had to push the screen away from you for it to pop open which prevented it from opening and becoming damaged in your pocket. To insure it was secure little magnets were also used to keep it shut.

        It was a very up to date phone when it was made at the start of 2006 with all the must have features such as WAP, video recording, camera, voice recognition and Java games etc.

        It is pronounced Pebble which represents what it is thought to resemble.

        In conclusions I liked this phone very much and thought it was ahead of its time when released back in 2006, but due to the increase in features of the modern day phones believe it is outdated.

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          19.11.2008 23:06
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          Attractive yet uncomplicated

          When the Motorola Pebl first became available I was a little disappointed to find that it was not available on my current network. I subsequently settled for a Nokia 7373. My Nokia was a faithful companion until the day my 11 month old son used it as a teething aid and promptly shattered off all off the buttons.

          It was when browsing for a suitable replacement that I stumbled upon an Ebay supplier offering the Motorola Pebl. This mobile phone was an import from China and available for use on all networks. It cost me exactly £44.99 with postage and packaging costs and it was delivered in just over one week. It came with a set of headphones and two pairs of headphone covers, a charger with plug adaptor, an in-car charger, a screen protector and a rather snazzy leather case with a magnetic flap to open and close it. I did not receive an instruction manual. Of course there are a few complications when buying a mobile phone from another country and it took a while to discover just how to change all of the text settings from Chinese into English.

          The Motorola Pebl is a very attractive mobile phone. It is designed to resemble a smooth pebble, hence the name Pebl, and fits just nicely into the palm of your hand. The size is 86.5 x 49 x 20mm and the weight is 110g. There a various colour options available; black, blue, orange, pink, red and green. I chose the rather nice shade of green. The hinge is silver chrome effect, as is the number pad inside with the area around the screen being jet black. The outside has a very soft, almost velvety feel to it.

          This is a flip phone and can be opened with a simple flip or by placing it in your hand and pulling the front cover down slightly with your thumb. However this method causes the phone to flick open rather quickly - not smoothly as the specifications state - and it may inadvertently slip from your hand.

          Other features of this phone include:

          Integrated VGA digital camera
          MPEG4 video capture
          Picture caller ID
          Bluetooth
          WAP 2.0 and GPRS Class 10 Internet access
          External monochrome display
          Speaker independent voice dial
          1000 entry phonebook

          The Motorola Pebl is so simple to navigate. Simply flip it open and press the centre navigation button and you are taken to an easy-to-use screen with nine icons. The icons will lead you to the main categories; phonebook, recent calls, messages, tools, games and applications, web access, multimedia, Bluetooth link and settings, and subcategories therein. There are options to personalise your phone with a selection of ring tones and colour schemes. The only drawback with this phone is that the camera has a relatively low picture quality, however its good points outweigh this, it is a mobile phone after all and not a camera.

          I would recommend this model to anyone looking for an attractive yet uncomplicated mobile phone.

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            03.10.2008 15:48

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            A good basic phone if all you really want is a phone to phone and text with.

            I actually inherited this phone from my 12 year old niece.
            I'm a bit of a technophobe as far as mobile phones are concerned, so I don't tend to buy them very often (unless I break the one I've got!!)
            My niece had this phone for a year and a half before she gave it to me and it was still in great condition (you can imagine the abuse a 12 year old's phone must take!)
            It's a great design as the smooth shape makes it very easy to hold and use.
            It's very user friendly - which is usually a given with a motorola anyway.
            The camera isn't great quality, but it takes ok pictures which is all I'm looking for really!
            The only thing about the pebl phone which I'm not keen on it the flip mechanism. I tend to find that when I flip it open the force of the top springing open launches the phone right out of my hand - just as well it's a sturdy little thing really!!!!

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            06.08.2008 23:13
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            a easy to use phone

            the shape of this phone makes it look very elegant and some what feminin with its lovely oval shape, it is available in a vast array of different colours so there will be something to suite everyones tastes and i have mine in bright orange (no risk of loosing this one then)

            It has a good deal of features that i find very useful to have and a lot of others i never even use, it has blootooth, speach activated commands for use with a hands free kit which work very well if you are in a quiet enviroment but if there is a lot of back ground noise it struggle to recognise your commands.
            The camera is a good picture for a phone and has a zoom that is realy good too, it is easy to use and also has the option of taking short videos,
            it has a clock on the external screen which would be ideal if i didnt wear a watch all of the time but will be great for anyone who doesnt wear a watch,
            it has a 5mb memory so allows a lot of photos and ring tones to be stored.
            you can down load loads of games for this phone but i am not realy one for games so would rather have the space for pictures of the animals and children. it is realy easy to connect to my pc with a uplink cable which isnt supplied with the phone so that i can get my pictures transfered and the battery lasts a good 5 days with average useage. it is light and compact but not that small that i cant find it in the bottom of my hand bag and has a very good call reception.

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            07.07.2008 18:00
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            A very good phone for those who don't need the modern slim phones

            I've owned the Motorola PEBL for nearly a year now. I bought it to replace my old Nokia 3510. The PEBL fits comfortably into the hand, and its finish allows a firm grip even when the phone is wet. The screen is sharp and clear, and though hard to see in full sun, this is usual for most or all mobile phones. The phone layout is easy to learn and the keypad buttons have just the right amount of resistance. The phone is just the right size, and though quite bulky compared to more modern phones, still fits comfortably into a pocket or bag. On the side of the phone there are a couple of small buttons which either light the front casing, or which change the front casing between displaying the time and displaying the current phone style, which are: Loud, Soft, Vibrate, Vibrate & Ring, Vibrate then ring, and Silent.

            The volume can be turned up to be very loud (which is what I need or I just don't hear what people say), which I couldn't do on my last phone and which has proved to be a most useful feature.

            What has been a pleasant surprise is the quality of the inbuilt camera. I didn't buy it for the camera and never really envisaged using it, but it can take some very good-quality photos even though it is just a VGA camera with x4 zoom. I have taken landscape photos and they work out very well (at least on the phone), as well as close-ups.

            There are a couple of negative points which I can think of. One is the software included for the Motorola. It installed fine on the computer, but when my computer stopped working and I tried to install it on another computer, it just didn't work. Perhaps the software can only be installed on another computer. I don't know. It is rather annoying though.

            The second negative point is the battery life. In my opinion, my phone has not had a hard life. I don't use it for hours at a time ringing people. I use it mainly for text messages and I use it nearly daily as an alarm clock. After a year, though, it appears the battery is dying. My phone used to last a week without a charge and now I've having to charge it twice, even three times a week. This is my first colour phone however so perhaps this is usual.

            This is definitely a phone I would recommend, still sleek and stylish though certainly not one of the slimmest around!

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              02.08.2007 15:55

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              A good phone which feels nice in the hand and does the job

              Like many people, I tend to get my phone upgraded every year. However, the time for my upgrade passed ages ago and I have decided to stick with the PEBL. The main thing I like about it is the feel. Coated in a sort of rubber, it is splash proof and easy to handle. Functions wise, it has everything I need including a fairly good camera. If you want to run your life from it, the diary isn’t that good, but as a solid phone that you can drop many times and splash tea on, it is fantastic. Does the job well.

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              19.05.2007 14:27
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              A good phone in nice colours, easy to use.

              For Christmas I got the Pink Motorola Pebl. I've wanted a pink phone for a while (as its my favourite colour!) but I still wanted it to be a phone that I liked. I was looking around and I saw this one. I told my parents that was the phone I would like for Christmas. I didn't know if I was getting the phone or not so it was a pleasant surprise in Christmas morning when I opened the present and found it was the pink Motorola Pebl.

              My previous phone was a Motorola (E550) and I really liked it but it was starting to get old and wasn't working properly. I had had two years use out of it and knew that Motorola were reliable.

              ~ The Phone ~

              The phone is oval and resembles a pebble (hence the name pebl!) It feels smooth and sits comfortably in my hand. My phone is a metallic pink colour. Opening the phone is slightly different than your usual flip phone. You hold the phone in your hand and use your thumb to pull the top towards you, the lid then flips up. This feels strange at first but I soon got used to it.
              There are magnets, which keep the phone shut. When I was making a phone call a couple of weeks ago my earring got caught on the magnet - I didn't know what was happening! But fortunately it only happens with that one pair :-)

              The phone comes with a manual but I haven't looked at it much as the phone is fairly easy to use.

              The phone came with a Vodaphone sim card but I put my old T-Mobile Sim card in. The reception coverage that I get with this phone is quite good.

              ~ Battery Life and Charging ~

              When I first got the phone I thought the battery life was really poor. I played on the games quite a bit though, as they were still a novelty. Now that I use it for calls and texting only I have found it lasts at least four days (left on overnight), depending on how much I use it.

              It takes a couple of hours to charge. When it is charging a little green light is on. I think this is useful as I can see if it still charging or not as I walk past. The green light goes off once it has finished charging.

              I have had to buy a new battery because it kept switching itself off. The new battery has so far proven to be ok.

              ~ Features ~

              From the main screen you can access the menu, which has a selection of features.

              .Multimedia.

              This includes themes, which allows you to customise your phone.

              This is also where you find the camera. The quality of the photos is reasonable. When you are on the screen for the camera it tells you how many photos you can take with the space you have free. I think this is a useful guide. The phone has Bluetooth so the photos can be transferred onto my computer. The camera also has a zoom. The photos are not such good quality if the zoom is used

              Pictures and sounds can also be found under the multimedia part. There are about ten photos, which come with the phone.

              There is also a video option which records moving images, which you can then play back. These are just a novelty really because the play back is quite slow, although it does play back a bit better than the video on the Motorola E550. The videos play back sound as well, this is good quality. The video setting also tells you how many videos you can record. I have recorded one short one already and it says I can record 7 more. So there's not much storage capacity.

              .Office tools.
              Includes, interactive, calculator, voice records and alarm clock. All of these features are easy to use and are convenient. The interactive part includes horoscopes and games but you need to pay for these.

              .Phonebook.
              This is just your usual phonebook really. You can store phone numbers, email addresses and add photos next to the entry. You can only store a photo next to the entry if you save the numbers to the phone, but I have all mine saved to my sim card.

              .Recent calls.
              This just tells you your last dialled and received calls. It has saved 20 received calls so far and 9 dialled calls, which is all the incoming and outgoing calls I've had since I got the phone.

              .Games and applications.
              There are three features in here.
              'Fitness', this allows you to record your height and weight etc and gives you information about nutrition and exercise. I thought this was quite difficult to use at first, as there are no instructions on the phone, but its quite easy now I have used it a few times. I just used it for the novelty though rather than my personal fitness regime.
              'Rebels' is a game involving space ships. I think it's ok as games go but it flattens the battery really quickly.
              'Safe' - this is a feature which allows you store all you details e.g. passwords and bank numbers. You need to set up a password to access this feature. I don't like the thought of saving all of my details on my phone though, even if it is password protected.

              .Web access.
              You can access the Internet from this phone but I haven't used it as I am happy to access the Internet from a computer.

              .Settings.

              Here you can personalise the phone. I have changed the colour of the features. You can also change the set up of the home screen. There are two short cuts on the home screen, which you can change. I have changed these to alarm clock and calculator as I use these frequently.
              This is also where you find ring styles. You can have a different tune for incoming calls and messages so you know what you are receiving.
              This phone has Bluetooth, this is easy to use and works well. I have transferred and received several photos and ring tunes without any problems.

              .Messages.
              This is where the message inbox and outbox is. Messages are fairly easy to send. You can send photos and other images in your messages. There is a section called Quicknotes, where there is 10 pre saved notes ready for you to send in a text, such as What time shall we meet? You can add your own in here. I often add my own for messages I frequently send.

              ~ Screen and Keypad ~
              The screen and keypad are smooth and dirty really easily. The keypad is flat with no actual buttons. This took a little while to used to but I really like it now (apart from the fact that it dirties quickly) There are two shortcut buttons on the keypad. One takes you straight to the web and the other to the messages. I use the message one all the time as I use my phone mainly for texting my friends and family.

              ~ Shortcuts ~
              When the phone is open the button on the right side of the phone is for voice records and voice commands. The 2 buttons on the left change the ring style e.g. silent, vibrate or vibrate and ring.

              I have dropped the phone once and you cannot tell, there are no scratches on it.

              Thie phone is Quad band so can be used in many countries (including the Americas). I think this is great as I always take my phone on holiday.

              ~ Advantages ~

              *Cute phone
              *Easy to use
              *It's pink!

              ~ Disadvantages ~

              *Screen and keypad pick up fingerprints easily so needs constant cleaning
              *Not a lot of storage capacity
              *Game flattens battery really quickly
              *Not many games with the phone

              ~ Conclusion ~

              I think this phone is quite good. The battery life is good and the keypad is easy to use, the buttons are just the right size and only need to be lightly pressed to work. I often keep my phone in my pocket on vibrate and ring and it fits really well and I can easily feel and hear it. I would recommend this phone.

              You can get this phone in other colours too:

              Orange
              Green
              Blue
              Black
              White
              Red

              I don't know how much my parents paid for this phone. The price is round about £70 but it varies depending on where you buy it.

              Thank you for reading! bluejules xx

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                29.03.2007 22:08
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                all in all a very good phone

                Value for money


                For ages I had been wanting a new mobile phone because my old nokia 3310 was rubbish. So I kept on pestering my mum and dad to get me a new phone for Christmas and in the end they did. They bought me a Motorola pebl. That is a great little phone that has all the basics on you need, It has got a camera, video, wap and voice dialling and much more.

                About the phone,
                The phone is a very good, easy, reliable phone to have. The phone is especially good as a first phone to have as it is quite basic but has all the features that you would normally use and if not more, the phone also comes in many different coulers such as green, red, pink, blue and black, And what’s more is that you can get the phone from as little as £60 or more.

                How to use the phone,
                The phone is rather basic and easy phone to use, you pick up how to use it and what buttons are what rather quickly. The different buttons and what they do,
                The middle button in your big circular buttons gets you onto your menu and the other four buttons round it are short cuts to what ever you set them as, the top left hand corner button takes you to your contacts where you will find a clear list of names and numbers that you have entered, the button underneath that with the little picture on will take you to the internet (wap) then the button under that is for when you have entered the phone number that you want to call you pres that button and it will call,
                The top middle button is a short cut to the menu; the top left hand button will take you to your messages as will the button underneath, the button below t with the red phone on will end your calls. Then you have got you standard 0-9 keys, star and hash button.
                The phone also has two buttons on the left hand side witch are used for ring style and office tools, and on the right hand side of the phone it has a button for commands such as camera so you would say camera and the camera would come up.

                THE CAMERA
                The camera on the phone is quite good and takes fairly clear shots,
                The only downside with it is, is that the camera is only a standard vga camera,
                With 4X zoom,

                THE VIDEO
                The video function on the phone is pretty good, as it takes clearly visible videos.
                You can take videos up to about 1miniout on the phone.

                WAP
                The wap on the phone is fairly good you can get thins like, music videos and things like that of wap but the down side to it is like most phones you have to pay to use it.

                I hope I have covered most if not all 0f the uses of the phone
                And if you are interested in buying a Motorola pebl or any other Motorola phones then why not try the Motorola website it is,
                www.motorola.com

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                  06.11.2006 23:34
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                  Perfect way to look good without spending a fortune

                  This is a very nice phone for anyone who wants all the basics but doesn't want to pay too much.

                  As the name suggests, the PEBL is smooth and rounded, which gives a unique shape and feel to it, which I found quite difficult to get used to at first. I found it deceptively weighty for its size.

                  The next feature I found unusual was the opening mechanism. Unlike most oyster type phones which merely open with a simple flip, the PEBL needs a deft little slide before the quite powerful hinge flings the phone open. Be warned, the hinge is indeed powerful and certainly caught me out.

                  As far as features go, this phone is nothing too special. The tones are good quality and it is possible to add your own using the software that is provided, though dont expect to fit many tracks on, as the memory capacity is fairly limited. The camera, however, is much better quality than I expected, the zoom facility takes the picture to 4x magnification.

                  From a full charge, the PEBL has a very long battery life, often lasting up to a week before needing recharging.

                  One of the drawbacks I found was the keypad itself. There are no "keys" to speak of, the pad itself is almost a touch-pad and the numbers are quite close together, therefore if you have large fingers, you may have a problem.

                  On the whole though, I would certainly recommend this to most people. I believe that the drawbacks to the phone are only to be expected with the phone being so modestly priced. If however, you are looking for something with more bits and gadgets, I'd be tempted to look elsewhere.

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                  24.06.2006 09:08
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                  If you are looking for top technology, look elsewhere!

                  This phone is goodlooking and feels great, but compared to todays technology and mobile phone capabilities this is very standard, I would not recommend it to anyone who likes to download/bluetooth videos and ringtones.
                  I found it very hard to figure out how to text using this phone, as its default is predictive text and I cannot use predictive text(I know some people prefer predictive text but I just cant get on with it), and had a hard time finding out how to set it to standard text.
                  Using the phone to make calls is easy there are no problems with sound or volume and you also have the option to switch it on to speakerphone if your are busy doing something else.

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                    An uncomplicated, good-looking phone for those who like it simple.

                    A beautifully stylish and elegant phone with a great feel, though perhaps not a technologically advanced as it first appears.
                    Watch for it jumping out the hand of an unsuspecting opener, though once you have mastered the slide action it looks fantastic!
                    A great phone for those who simply want to make calls and send texts, it is easy to use and simple to navigate if you arent a regular phone user.
                    However, for those who want a bit more from their phone, it lacks slightly. Bluetoothing to another phone is very hard and even though it boasts mp3 status, you have to put music files into an unheard of format before the phone will take them.
                    The camera is average, and there is not a huge amount of memory.

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