T-Mobile Sparq messaging phone quietly demoed at CES

Shh! The T-Mobile Sparq is an already-announced off-contract messaging phone that got lost in the shadows of the show.

LAS VEGAS--After the dust settled after a busy CES 2012, I got a chance to visit the T-Mobile Sparq .

Compared with the superphones we saw, the modest Sparq ain't much, but it is an affordable offering for folks looking for a keyboarded messaging phone that doesn't require a two-year contract. Take a look at photos for all the specs.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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