6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: UTStarcom Coupe 8630

About Video Transcript

First Look: UTStarcom Coupe 8630

1:37 /

The UTStarcom Coupe 8630 is perfect for senior citizens, kids, or anyone who wants easy and immediate access to an emergency contact, as long as you don't care about having a bare-bones phone.

[ MUSIC ] ^M00:00:03 >> I'm Nicole Lee, Associate Editor with cnett.com and this is the UTStarcom Coupe from Verizon Wireless. As you can see it is mostly black with some red, white and blue X's all around. On the front you do get a monochrome external display. On the side you get the typical voice command button. You get a charger jack. On the other side you do get a volume rocker and a headset jack. [Inaudible] you get a pretty nice display. The colors are pretty good and the font is nice and legible. [Inaudible] get the thing that makes the Coupe a very special phone. You get three letters. The letter I, C and E and they stand for in case of emergency. So these three buttons actually correspond to the emergency phone number that you can assign to the phone. Below that you get typical navigational controls as well as the dedicated 9-1-1 key. As you can see the key pad font is really nice and large. As far as the speakers go, there really isn't much to say...text messaging is typical and the voice command, but that's about it. There's no blue tooth, there's no [inaudible] messaging or anything like that. You think this phone because of all the emergency buttons is probably meant for senior citizens or for kids or for anyone who has immediate health care need. It's only twenty bucks with a Verizon Wireless contract, which I think is pretty good. So if you want a simple no nonsense phone with several keys dedicated for emergency purposes, this phone is definitely the one to get. My name is Nicole Lee. This has been the UTStarcom Coupe from Verizon Wireless. [ MUSIC ] ^M00:01:34

New releases

What's new on Netflix in January 2015
2:08 December 25, 2014
Find out what you should add to your watch list and what other videos are disappearing in the new year.
Play video
Brian Tong's Viewer Feedback 2014
2:17 December 25, 2014
We read the e-mails, tweets, and YouTube comments from you that have helped us create the best tech videos on Earth.
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best-Looking
1:31 December 24, 2014
The XCAR team has played with some amazing cars in 2014, but which will be crowned the best-looking?
Play video
LG's bare bones oven needs a little more meat
2:02 December 24, 2014
The LG LRE3021 gives reliable mid-range performance, but lacks the features you can find from other brands for the same price.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 106: Our 'Best of 2014' Extravaganza
27:44 December 24, 2014
On today's show, we celebrate another year gone by naming our (and your) favorite tech stories, pop culture news and video games of...
Play video
The big trends to watch at CES 2015
2:55 December 24, 2014
With CES around the corner, Bridget Carey tells you what to look out for at the tech expo. Expect buzz around the smart home, virtual...
Play video
Google Lunar Xprize: Astrobotic completes rover tests for $750,000 prize
3:56 December 24, 2014
Team Astrobotic takes to an active quarry just outside of Pittsburgh to put its lunar rover through its paces. Tests complete, the...
Play video
Send digital holiday greetings
1:01 December 23, 2014
No time to send a traditional holiday greeting card? Don't let that stop you from expressing your cheer this season. In this Tech Minute,...
Play video