CNET First Look
Verizon Wireless CDM8950Though it doesn't look like much, the Verizon Wireless CDM8950's multimedia features and free price tag provide unbeatable bang for the buck.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> I'm Nicole Lee, Associate Editor for CNET.com and this is a First Look at the Verizon Wireless CDM8950. As you can see it looks like a very dull, boring-looking phone with black and gray access, nothing very exciting, but the features belie its dull exterior. First, let's look at the outside. On the front here is a 1-inch external display, above the external display is a 1.3 megapixel camera and into display are three music player controls to control the music player when the phone is closed. Flip it open and you get a pretty nice 2-inch display here, very nice and bright and then each that you do get the typical navigation array. The keypad was very nice overall, quite roomy and easy to dial by feel. As we said earlier the CDM8950 may look like a dull phone, but actually has a lot of features. They include the performance on 1.3 megapixel camera, the music player, EV-DO support, GPS, stereo Bluetooth and more. And because it has EV-DO support it also has access to Verizon's array of broadband services like V Cast video, the streaming video of course and V Cast music which lets you download songs over the air. Probably the best feature of the CDM8950 is its price. It is free with a 2-year service agreement from Verizon Wireless. I'm Nicole Lee and this is a First look at the Verizon Wireless CDM8950. ^M00:01:33 [ Music ]