Whoa! Verizon may have itself a winner with the VX8700.

Whoa! Verizon may have itself a winner with the VX8700.

The VX8700 is stylish and usable.  Nice.
The VX8700 is stylish and usable. Nice. Verizon Wirless

If you're looking to make a style statement, this one is up there with the Prada.

Where the VX8700 exceeds, though, is in usability and price. The RAZR-like pad makes dialing easy; the VCast videos (including snippets of each night's Letterman, Stewart and Leno) are crisp, clear - and with a tap on one button can be viewed horizontally.

The feel is perfect: solid, heavy enough but not overly so. It comes off class. Yeah, it's not THE most comfortable fit with your ear and it heats up a bit. But at $180 with a Verizon contract, I'll live with it. Happily.

If it's time for you to upgrade, make time to check this one out. You'll be down with it.

About the author

    Ronn Owens is a host for KGO Radio. When not working on his daily talk show, he is pursuing the latest in cell phones.

     

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