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The striking LG LX400 has a dark red color scheme. The color external display sits between the camera and the speaker. This is LG's first Direct Connect handset.
The LX400 doesn't have a rugged design, but it does offer spacious navigation controls and keypad buttons.
Motorola long has enjoyed a monopoly on Direct Connect handsets and the V950 shows the company's heritage. It features a rugged design, a camera, and a music player with external controls.
Like LG, Samsung is new to building Direct Connect phones. The black-and-blue Z400 has rubber sidings to protect it from bumps and bruises. The camera lens sits above the external display.
The Z400's color scheme continues inside the phone.
The Samsung Z700 has a distinct Samsung look. The sleek black flip phone won't pass any harsh durability tests but it's not a bad looking handset. External music control and a camera lens surround the monochrome external display.
The Sanyo Pro-200 has a rugged design but it's pretty svelte as Direct Connect phones go. Black rubber sidings offset the silver skin. It also offers a large external display.
The Pro-700 has almost the same design as the Pro-200. The rugged styling continues into the phone's interior.