The big reason for why Bluetooth is a good idea on this device is because the device is a phone and new Bluetooth headsets are a great addition to using the device as a phone. The device is a PDA, a phone, and a camera, all rolled into one, making it one extremely powerful device. Bluetooth is quick an easy to enable with the included Wireless Manager software and you can always tell when Bluetooth is on because of the left light which will flash blue. Two buttons at the top of the front face, four at the bottom, an action button in the middle of the directional pad, two buttons on the left side of the device, and finally a programmable button on the keyboard. Unlike other thumb keyboards, the buttons on this keyboard are slightly different, and I don’t like them as much. Now, on screen buttons don’t get pressed, but usually the screen will get smudged after using it. Weigh the pros and cons before purchasing, but in my opinion this device is a good buy.

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I noticed a number of people had trouble hearing me. After using it, I would say this is likely accurate.

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The right side of the device is smooth while the left side of the device has two more buttons, up down control which I don’t think works particularly easily and the IrDA port. At first I just discounted it as either standard cell phone issues or that I was mumbling. When you begin using the u it becomes backlit, which is good for highlighting the keys.

Next on the list is WiFi. We’ll start the the short range and move up.


This doesn’t include the two buttons that are for phone pickup and hang-up. Then my girlfriend noted it, and when I said I thought it was one of the two things I just mentioned, she said she just didn’t think it sounded as pa2k as other phones.

There is really no sense to “buttering up” this review. The camera is good for quick snapshots, but that is about it. Normally I run my devices at full or near full brightness.

The bottom of the device has the soft reset button, sync port which can also be used for power, but there is no AC adapter portand the microphone which is not in a good location for phone calls nor for recoding voices in a room.

After using it for a while I have gotten the hang of how to use it best, but I don’t prefer the style of keys. It is also immediately noticeable the number of buttons on the front. I often use WiFi in my daily life and love having it embedded in the device instead of having to use a card. In any case, a SDIO slot has been included so in case there isn’t something embedded you want, you can use that. The back of the device has the camera as well as the removable battery dpa2k is latched by a small easy to open latch on the bottom back of the device.

While maet is often slower than mxte options specifically compared to WiFiit is an extremely available option as cellular networks are much more available than open WiFi networks. Under the screen is a thumb keyboard and on the back of the unit is a VGA camera. The keyboard however has tons of practical use.

I do however like that the screen will turn off while you are on the phone, and you can of course leave the screen off and the phone will still pad2k if there is an incoming call. To test the device, I used it to make all my calls. The problem could be the placement of the microphone, which looks like it is on the bottom not back, but bottom by the sync mae.


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It is very easy to hear calls and get the caller good and loud. Unlike other thumb keyboards, the buttons on mtae keyboard are slightly different, and I don’t like them as much.

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But that is just the beginning of included features, and the PDA2k does not leave much to be desired. Cellular data service is the final option for connecting the PDA2k.

I also like having the contact and address buttons at the top of the front face, and since they are larger it makes them easier to press. They are relatively flush against the device likely because of the slider mechanismand the actual button is not the full area that is drawn.

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For expansion, an SDIO slot is included at the top of the device. For instance, you can do one handed operation for quite a number of functions.

Finally, the directional pad is a great size and form.