Kyocera Candid KX16

The Kyocera Candid KX16 is midrange flip phone for Alltel Wireless and U.S. Cellular. Clad in basic silver, it measures 3.5 by 1.9 by 0.9 inches and weighs 3.9 ounces. It also sports an external antenna and a rectangular external display that runs vertically down the center of the front flap. The external display is monochrome, but inside you'll find a 128-by-128-pixel 65,000-color CSTN display.

Features include a 500-contact phone book, a vibrate mode, text and multimedia messaging, basic PIM applications, a speakerphone, voice dialing, support for IMAP4 and POP3 e-mail and a wireless Web browser. The VGA camera takes pictures up to a 640-by-480-pixel resolution and offers a 5x digital zoom, a multishot adjustment, auto-focus, a self timer, a white balance, color effects and fun frames. It's also compatible with the Kyocera K500 gamepad. The promised battery life is 7 hours talk time and 14 days standby time. The dual-band, dual-mode (CDMA 800/1900; AMPS 800) Kyocera Candid KX16 is $0.99 with service at Alltel and $36 with service at U.S. Cellular.