the 176-by-220 color screen is bright, though the resolution is not superhigh.
dedicated music buttons make it easy to play, pause, fast-forward, or rewind tracks.
in my tests, however, transfer speeds using cingular's edge network were relatively slow, ranging from 93 to 111 kbps.
the included pc software syncs contacts, calendars, notes, and tasks with microsoft outlook, and the roomy address book holds 1,000 contacts.
the phone also has usb mass storage mode, so it's easy to drag and drop photos and songs on and off the phone.
we measured resolution at about 700 lines, which is very good.
outdoor shots were overexposed, with a bit of a haze over the image, and indoor shots didn't have the punchy colors of the samsung mm-a800's 2mp camera.