Motorola KRZR K1m Review7
Messaging is straightforward and does not require any lengthy instructions. You can select three different messages to send: Text, Picture, and Video. When sending a Text message, you first enter in the cell number to where it is going and then type the message. If you enter in an E-Mail address as the destination, it will send the message to that persons E-Mail, which they can then reply back to. Pictures and text can also be sent from an E-Mail address to the phone. When using the iTap text entry, the phone will try to predict the word that you are typing so that you don't have to enter it all in. We found the iTap to be more time consuming than T9 text entry, which most non-Motorola phones use. Picture and Video Messaging work mostly the same way as a text message, except that you can attach a picture or video and send it to another phone or E-Mail address, but you limited to only sending videos that are up to 15 seconds in size. Sending a Picture or Video will take about 15 seconds when in an EVDO coverage area.
Bluetooth version 1.1 is supported with up to 20 pairings. Supported profiles include headset, handsfree, serial port, DUN, and OPP (image and vCard transfer only). When testing the with a Jabra 250v headset, calls were clear and had little static as long as we were within 15 feet of the phone. Another useful feature is that you can use a Bluetooth headset in conjunction with the Voice Activated dialing that is built into the phone, but we would of liked to have seen A2DP stereo Bluetooth supported as well for music playback.
Limited Internet access is provided through the phone's WAP browser using Verizon's Mobile Web service which will take you to the Mobile Web main menu. From there you can access various information, such as news, weather, sports, and entertainment. Going to the Search/Go to URL menu will allow you to enter in other WAP and HTTP sites. Most WAP sites load in only a few seconds when in an EVDO area, otherwise it will default to 1x speeds and take longer to load. HTML sites can take up to 30 seconds to load (depending on content) but most do not display properly and larger images cannot be shown. Due to the small size of the display, and lack of a HTML browser, we recommend only viewing WAP sites on the phone. If you are going to be viewing HTML sites often and need full E-Mail support, then a SmartPhone such as the Motorola Q or XV6700 with QWERTY Keyboard will be better suited for these tasks since they have a fully integrated HTML browser and Outlook E-Mail client.