Just when you needed one more option
to consider when eyeing texting-friendly phones, Kyocera has delivered on "America's largest network"
. The Strobe, Alltel's
latest offering, manages to stuff a full QWERTY keyboard and a second color screen inside of the candybar-styled device reminiscent of Nokia's 9000 series
(or shall we say, candyclam?). As in the Switch_Back, the Strobe includes a VGA camera, Bluetooth, Axcess web, BREW, voice-activated dialing, and a built-in speakerphone. The phone should fit right in amongst teens and other SMS-addicts, and acquiring one won't be nearly as painful as you may expect; it's available now through Alltel for $49.99 with a 2-year plan.