Are you chomping at the bit to get your hands on one of the newer candybar / QWERTY sliders from HTC or Toshiba? If so, get a load of the below review summaries and see which one is wanting to take a bite out of your wallet, mkay? For starters, the review of the HTC S710
(aka, "Vox") could be relegated to these snippets: just 140 grams (not bad) and about the same size as the Orange C600
. The numeric keypad and QWERTY keyboard are both apparently quite usable and the screen is drop-dead nice (for a QVGA piece, anyway). Add in a decent 1,500 mAh battery -- and the undeniable cool factor of a candybar phone concealing QWERTY goodness -- and all around this unit gets a thumbs-up from its reviewer. Turning our attention to the Toshiba G500
, the slider is rock solid, the tactile keys give excellent feedback, and the fingerprint reader is just plain awesome. Add in speedy 3G data and a better than average 2 megapixel digicam unit and you've got a winner with the G500 as well. An interesting difference between the two (besides the obvious exclusion of a dedicated numeric pad) would be the omission of Windows Mobile 6 on the G500 -- it ships with Windows Mobile 5, but might just make up for that glaring shortcoming with UMTS. Ah, decisions, decisions!
[Via Smartphone Thoughts
- HTC S710Read
- Toshiba G500