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Phoning It In

The cell phone that may finally replace your laptop
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The Nokia 9300 doesn't just blur the line between smart phone and laptop. It erases it. Taller but slimmer than the new Treo 650, this light, 5.9-ounce handset opens up lengthwise to reveal a plump, thumb-friendly keyboard and a gorgeous color screen that, with more than 65,000 hues, displays everything from a calendar and contact list to full webpages and spreadsheets in crisp detail. With its built-in BlackBerry e-mail client, your in box will always be up-to-date. The 9300 won't choke on e-mail attachments, thanks to its high-speed EDGE connection -- something the BlackBerry 7100t doesn't support.

Other perks include a loud speakerphone (which turns on automatically when you flip it open to type), Bluetooth, an MP3 player, and a very generous 80MB of memory (there's a multimedia card, or MMC, slot if you want to expand it). At presstime, Nokia had not set a firm price for the 9300, saying it would be between $500 and $1,000.

Last updated: Feb 1, 2005




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