The types of messages that you can send and receive with the KP500 are SMS, MMS and e-mail.The phone is able to automatically find the settings for the latter type, at least for the popular services (Google), but we strongly recommend that you read the instructions carefully before giving any confirmation. The first time we overlooked them and we wondered why we could not send an e-mail and...

When you have selected a field for entering text, the QWERTY keyboard can be activated by turning the phone to horizontal position or manually, using the options. We definitely prefer the first method because it is easier. Despite the size of the 3-inch display, the buttons of the QWERTY keyboard look small. In the beginning we made many mistakes and we thought of taking the  stylus out but the T9 correction managed to fix them successfully. With some practice you get used to it, but still, mistakes can occur. We are a little disappointed with the QWERTY keyboard. However, we have almost no remarks about the handwriting recognition. Well, it took us some time to get used to it, but then again, we do not write by hand so often...


For accessing the global network you will have to rely on EDGE, which offers a rather slow speed, taking into consideration today's standards. However, we cannot expect from a relatively budget phone to be equipped with all the latest "features". The browser does not appeal to us much and we can mention the same remarks that we had about the one of the Renoir. Pages are displayed correctly, but navigating through the contents and reaching what we want to look through is not an easy task. Zooming in and out can be done by a slider but the device needs some time in order to respond, which is pretty uncomfortable. There is also an option to do this by holding a finger on the screen, but this method works very illogical and rarely does a good job. If you just want to track the news and your favorite sites have RSS feeds, you can insert them in the built-in RSS reader and thus save quite a lot of time.

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