Beyond E-Tech Duet D8 photos

The Duet D8 offers support for two SIM cards, but its touch screen and keyboard result in a frustrating user experience.

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Beyond E-Tech Duet D8

If you look at it long enough, the Duet D8 looks vaguely like the iPhone.
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Though it's bright enough, the D8's display is too small for a touch-screen phone.
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The D8's volume rockers rests on its right spine.
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The D8's camera lens sits on its back between stereo speakers. We liked the soft touch material on the battery cover.
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The D8's virtual dialpad is relatively easy to use.
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In contrast, the virtual keybaord is painfully small.
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The D8's menu interface has an intuitive design on the surface, but internal menus can be cumbersome.
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The Duet travels well.
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The D8 doesn't offer a flash or a self-portrait mirror.

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