Product Type: Motorola mobile phones
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A cup of T for 250 please!
Member Name: Mcdaddy
Date: 31/03/01, updated on 31/03/01 (372 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use with many interactive features!
Disadvantages: Has a lot of work to do to repair Motorola's faltering image!
I will openly admit that I am not an avid fan Motorola's, usually using them as a bookstand or a doorstop. But I have to admit (reluctantly) that Motorola are on the road to recovery with the launch of their T250 model.
The phone itself has a stylish, futuristic look and feel to it (and for the benefit of Sexy Kay, yes you can make calls on it ;-) xxx). But the characteristic that draws the most attention is that the boys and girls at Motorola have introduced the greatly desired blue LCD screen (with many phone users still clambering after the legendary Nokia 8810).
Once you actually start using the phone things actually go from good to better. Motorola have adopted an easy to use navy key, located just below the screen that allows you to scroll up and down the interactive menus with ease. The menus themselves are exactly the same as the V50, with Internet (wap) being the first option and then Phonebook, messages etc. Navigation within the menu's themselves is easy enough, again by using the scroll key. However, true to the phones predecessors, Motorola have once again included the graphic Icon menu for ultra quick access.
As well as these features you also have a quick access button on the left hand side of the handset taking you directly into your the phone book, and a dedicated voice note recorder button located on the right.
Other features of the phone include an alarm, vibrating alert for calls and text messages, the usual ring tones (need to develop these guys!) and some games to pass the time. My favourite I have to admit is 'The Towers of Hanoi', and this is because it is the only one I could work out.....duh!
Downsides to the handset are that the menu scroll rate is extremely slow, making it hard to get anything done in a hurry. Battery life on the handset is not extraordinary; I averaged about 3 days on standby, and about two days when I was making the very occasional call. And finally the new
message alert needs to be seen the minute that a new message comes in otherwise the phone will not take you directly through to the text. Meaning that you have to go through all the menu’s to get to your text message. Other than these minor points the handset is a sturdy contender in the mobile market, pushing more I feel to the business user rather than good old Joe public.
I would recommend this phone to anyone who is loyal to Motorola, if however you have never bought a phone by them before, well I would keep to this tradition for the time being!