Article by Stevefranklis
Motorola V750 has a well-crafted design with easy-to-use controls. Its features set includes push-to-talk capability and support for Verizon Wireless’ EV-DO Rev. A network. Call and music quality were excellent. Cell phone fans will notice right away that the V750 bears a signature Moto design. Though we’ve been bothering Moto for a long time to break from the Razr mold, we’re now beginning to think that perhaps we’ve been mistaken. If something works well, and the V750′s design does just that, then maybe there is no need to throw it away. Fortunately, Moto did incorporate some improvements into the V750. The rugged construction feels solid and comfortable in the hand, and we like the bright external display and dedicated music controls. The silver color and touches of red are attractive. At 2 inches by 4 inches by 0.65 inch and 3.9 ounces, the V750 is slightly bigger and heavier than the W755, which it also resembles, but the V750 remains compact and portable. Also, its durable design means that the V750 meets the same military specifications for shock and vibration as Nextel phones. The aforementioned external display measures a generous 1.6 inches and supports 65,000 colors. It shows all the information you need including the date, time, battery life, and signal strength. It also functions as a viewfinder for the camera and it shows photo caller ID. You can’t change the short backlighting time but a quick flick of the volume rocker will activate the screen again. If so desired, you can choose one of the included wallpaper choices as well. The V750 has a 1,000-contact phone book with room in each entry for five phone numbers, two e-mail addresses, and notes. You can organize contacts into caller groups and pair them with a photo or one of 20 polyphonic ringtones or alert tones. There’s a separate phone book for PTT contacts that also allows you to set caller groups and you can designate three as “in case of emergency” numbers. Other essentials include a vibrate mode, call timers, text and multimedia messaging, call recoding, a calculator, a calendar, an alarm clock, a world clock, a notepad, a voice recorder, and a speakerphone. On the higher end, you’ll find Web-based e-mail and instant messaging, USB mass storage, PC syncing, speaker-independent voice commands, and full Bluetooth with a stereo profile. The e-mail isn’t as user-friendly as we’d like; you must be in the Web browser to use it.
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