CNET First Look
Motorola ES400S (Sprint)The Motorola ES400S is definitely too big and clunky for an average consumer, but mobile task workers might find this a very useful tool for the job.
-I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor for cnet.com and this is a first look at the Motorola ES400S for Sprint Nextel. This is not a phone meant for regular consumers. It is an enterprise centric device meant for those with Sprint business accounts, so this is very business focused. It is military certified to take a beating. It's built to withstand a variety of environmental hazards including dusts, shock, vibration, and water. Because it is so business focused, it has a few business centric applications. It is a Windows Mobile 6.5.3 phone. I know you're thinking, that's a little bit of old school. That's because a lot of today's businesses still use the old systems and a lot of their applications still use the old systems. It has a few very interesting security features. On the back here is the biometric fingerprint scanner so you can pair it with your fingers so that only you can unlock the phone. It has 3 customizable home screens. The first screen right here can be customized with a variety of so called Pen Tiles with frequently accessed applications. The screen here with quite colorful and nice as you can see here, however, it is an analog resistive touch display, so you can still use your finger if you want, but then you also have the option of a stylus on the back here. Underneath that, you do get an interesting bark code scanner button. One touch of this button will let you scan a bar code. Underneath that, you do get the QWERTY keyboard. It's quite compact as you can see here, but it was still easy to text and dial by feel because of the raised keys. On the top here is the 3.2 megapixel camera. Features of this phone includes internet explorer and all of the usual windows and mobile features like access to Windows Live and so forth. Because it is a Windows Mobile phone, you get very easy access to all your Microsoft Office documents. The Motorola ES400S is quite expensive at around $500, but most likely you get it through your employer anyway. I'm Nicole Lee, this has been the first look at the Motorola ES400S.