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T-Mobile Wing Review

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The Wing is a slider with a QWERTY keyboard and a large 2.8” display. The display, which is touch-sensitive with 65k colors at a resolution of 240 x 320, dominates the front of the phone. The display is very rich and bright. The only times we had a problem seeing the display outside was when the sun was shining directly onto it. Just below the screen are the soft keys, D-pad, and shortcut keys which allow you to complete most of the functions. Above the screen is the earpiece. To the left and right, there are small indicative LED’s that inform you of what is being used. The left one will let you know about GSM/GPRS/EDGE standby, message, network, and battery status while the right one lets you know if Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is on.

T-Mobile Wing Review
T-Mobile Wing Review
T-Mobile Wing Review
T-Mobile Wing Review

Even with the size and weight of the phone, it is very comfortable to hold and use. The finish is a dark blue soft-touch material that gives you plenty of grip. The build feels very solid and there is little play with the sliding mechanism in the closed or open position, all of which is in the direction that the keyboard slides out to. The sliding mechanism needs to be opened about halfway and then the spring will take care of the rest as the phone snaps open or shut.

Model

Dimension (Inches)

Dimension (MM)

Weight (OZ)

Weight (Gramms)

T-Mobile Wing

4.29" x 2.32" x 0.66"

109 x 59 x 17

5,9

168

T-Mobile MDA

4.25" x 2.28" x 0.93"

108 x 58 x 24

5,6

160

Cingular 8525

4.4" x 2.3" x 0.86"

112.5 x 58 x 22

6,2

176

Blackberry 8800

4.5" x 2.6" x 0.6"

114 x 66 x 14

4,7

134

Apple iPhone

4.5" x 2.4" x 0.46"

115 x 61 x 11.6

4,8

135

T-Mobile Wing Review

The phone opens to the right and displays the full QWERTY keyboard. At the very top of the keyboard there are two indicators that inform the user whether the caps lock or alt button is activated or not. To the right of those, there are two soft touch buttons located. All of the keys have to actions associated with them. The general actions are colored in white and the secondary options, which are activated by pressing the alt key, are colored blue. Each button is raised and easily discernable from the other buttons around it. The buttons are small and the incorrect button may be pressed sometimes when typing really quickly.

On the left side of the phone, there are the camera shortcut, volume slider, microSD slot, and strap holder. The camera shortcut is very easy to press while holding the phone with either the left or right hand. The volume slider is a little difficult to use and a rocker would be much more appropriate. There is a raised plastic piece so the it is easier to move as opposed to a sliding piece alone but it still doesn’t help much unless it is moved by using your fingernail.

At the bottom, there is the microphone, and the miniUSB connection which is used to charge the phone, connect it to the PC, or to plug headphones into it. While the connector does not look like a regular miniUSB connecter, it will work with any miniUSB cable.

Located on the right side of the phone are the messaging shortcut, voice command shortcut, and the stylus. The stylus is located at the bottom corner and is contoured so that it matches the smoothness of the phone. It does not have to be used at all but gives a much more accurate selection than a figure.

At the very top is the power button. To turn on the phone, just simply press the button and wait. To turn it off, you have to hold it for a few seconds and it will prompt you with a message whether or not you want to such the device down. To put the phone in sleep mode, just press the power button once. Pressing it again will bring the phone out of sleep mode.

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T-Mobile Wing Review

The entire back of the phone makes up the battery cover. In the top left-hand corner are the hands-free speaker, the 2MP camera, and the reflector. On the bottom left-hand corner is connection for an external antenna. The phone does not have any flash on it which is a shame seeing that most phones offer this feature along with the camera. To remove the battery cover, you simply just push up on the cover and pull it off. This will reveille the battery which is an 1130mAH Li-ion battery rated for 5 hours of talk time or 200 hours of stand by time.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Gerson (unregistered)


I agree the UI is a bit slow but with some nice programs like MemMaid you can rescue your ram and other features that help with rom and ram on the device. overall i use it for both corporate and personal and love it! big screen nice feel to it and its a bit big but so was the MDA and the treos so its all in personal preference...

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HTC P4350 Herald

HTC P4350 Herald

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.0
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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
TI OMAP850, Single core, 200 MHz
64 MB RAM
Size4.29 x 2.32 x 0.66 inches
(109 x 59 x 17 mm)
5.92 oz  (168 g)
Battery1130 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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