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CNET First Look
Motorola Rambler (Boost Mobile)We like the Motorola Rambler's overall functionality, but we do wish it had a more ergonomic design.
I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor for CNET.com and this is a first look at the Motorola Rambler for Boost Mobile. The Rambler, as you can see here, is a clamshell phone. On the front here is a simple 1.6-inch external display. It displays the usual battery, signal strength, and date and time information. Above the external display is the 1.3-megapixel camera lens. On the side here you do get the volume rocker as well as the speakerphone key and the charger jack. On the other side, you do get the voice command key as well as the headset jack. Open it up and you get a very generous 2.2-inch color display here. It's not as crisp and colorful as we would like and the interface looks rather dated. Underneath that, the navigation array has a very large center Select key here as well as the usual circular toggle. Two soft keys, the Camera key, the Back key, and the Send key and the End/Power key. Underneath the array is a full four-row QWERTY keyboard. The keys are all raised above the surface with a nice domed feel underneath the finger so it's easy to text and dial, but the overall keyboard is too narrow and cramped for our tastes. Also, the back of the phone has very straight sides and it's very flat so it wasn't very comfortable to hold in the hand. Features of the Rambler are pretty basic. You get the 1.3-megapixel camera and camcorder. You also get a text and multimedia messaging with some e-mail support. You also get instant messaging on here. There's also GPS with TeleNav support as well as stereo Bluetooth. The Motorola Rambler is available for $99.99 from Boost Mobile without a contract. I'm Nicole Lee and this has been the first look at the Motorola Rambler.