Sony Ericsson TM506 reviewed

The Sony Ericsson TM506 has a couple of faults, but its broad 3G support and integrated GPS makes it a welcome addition to T-Mobile's lineup.

The Sony Ericsson TM506 is new to T-Mobile. Corinne Schulze/CNET Networks

Last week we told you that T-Mobile launched the Sony Ericsson TM506. Over the past couple days we've had the opportunity to put it through its paces, and on the whole we like what we see. The design is simple, but attractive, and the feature set offers an admirable set of options including Assisted GPS.

But the biggest news is that the TM506 is the carrier's first 3G phone since it launched its 3G network last May. The TM506 brings wide support for wireless broadband networks, but we're disappointed that it supports only three GSM bands for making calls. Read our Sony Ericsson TM506 review for the full story and check out our Sony Ericsson TM506 slide show.

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Senior Managing Editor Kent German leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he still writes about the wireless industry and occasionally his passion for commercial aviation.

 

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