The Good Vibrant color display; built-in camera; solid call quality and battery life.
The Bad A bit cumbersome to send images.
The Bottom Line It may not have all the bells and whistles of the 5300, but it's a good choice for an easy-to-use, phone/camera hybrid.
Sanyo SCP-8100 (Sprint)
When Sanyo introduced the SCP-5300 camera phone a few months ago, we were clearly impressed with the company's efforts. The only aspect that might keep that impressive mobile from having mass-market appeal is its prohibitive price point. Enter the SCP-8100, an arguably affordable phone/camera that has many of the sought-after features of its sibling without the high cost. The Sanyo SCP-8100 is more compact (3.3 by 1.8 by 1.1 inches; 3.9 ounces) than the SCP-5300 and fits better in a small purse or a pocket. However, you'll find the same overall design: a built-in camera and a small, 65,000-color external LCD that not only displays network strength, battery life, time, and caller ID info when available but also a picture of those calling (if they have an image associated with their phone-book entries). All that's missing cosmetically from this slimmer model is a built-in flash.
Samsung, HTC and others plump for PMA wireless charging
Samsung, HTC and LG have joined the Power Matters Alliance, a grandly titled group devoted to charging your phone without plugging it in.
Hello! My First Post for the Pre Test Drive
A brief introduction to who I am as a cell phone user, what I want from a phone, and my last cell phone user experience.
Nokia phone unveiling in Berlin: Chapter two
It's a hard life. Today Crave is in Berlin, where mobile phone giant Nokia launched three new N-Series phones -- the N72, N73 and N93. We particularly liked the N93, which takes impressive digital video footage