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CNET First Look
Kyocera Tempo E2000The Kyocera Tempo is a simple music phone for U.S. Cellular customers, but beware of its design flaws.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> I'm Nicole Lee, Associate Editor for CNET.com and this is a First Look at the Kyocera Tempo for US Cellular. It's a music phone as you can see with the external music player keys right here. It also has the very simple 1-inch external display. On top here you do get the 1.3-megapixel camera and the LED flash light here. There's also the external speaker grill underneath the music player keys. On the side here, you do get the volume rocker, as well as a dedicated camera key. There is a microSD card slot, but it's located behind the battery covered, which is rather inconvenient for our taste. Open it up, you do get a very nice 2-inch display here, very vibrant in crisp colors. Underneath that you do get a very well-laid out navigation array, as well as the keypad. You do get the dedicated speaker button, as well as a dedicated camera key right here. We did find the keys a little bit flat, but you know there are enough delineations between each keys, so that it wasn't too hard to dial by feel. We found the Tempo folded up at a rather odd angle. It's a little bit flat as you can see. So when we hold it up to our face, it feels a little bit awkward holding it up for long hours especially. Features include the aforementioned music player, as well as the camera and the camcorder. There's also EV-DO, there's typical speakerphone, text and multimedia messaging. So it's a very good phone for US Cellular for only $99.99. My name is Nicole Lee this has been the Kyocera Tempo from US Cellular.