T-Mobile Pulse: A Decent Buy

t-pulseThe new T-Mobile Pulse is a decent offer from T-Mobile. It is not the prettiest or the most functionally relevant smartphone in the market today but it does offer enough features and applications to at least merit some consideration when choosing what mobile phone to buy.

The Design

This is a mobile phone that comes in the block form factor. It has a body that measures 16.0 x 63.0 x 13.5 mm, with a weight of 135 grams. It also comes with a 3.5-inch, TFT capacitive touchscreen (320 x 480 pixels), with the ability to display over 16 million colors and comes with the multi-touch input method. It also has a trackball and dedicated keys right at the bottom of the touchscreen that helps in navigating and managing the Android v1.5 system.

Its Functionality

As for the functions, it has three features that set it apart (or at least place it at the same level) from other mobile phones. First, it has the Media Center, which one can use to manage one’s media files and play them using this handheld device. Second, it has the MyCommunity service that allows users to keep constant track of their contacts and keeping them in sync. Finally, it comes with access to a whole range of Google services, which adds a little fun and functionality into the mix.

Apart from these three, it has a microSD card (TransFlash), a 3.5mm audio jack, a simple email support and instant messaging capabilities. It also features a 3.2-MP camera, WiFi, and Bluetooth Connectivity as well as other features typical of budget smartphones.

The Verdict

All in all, this offer from T-Mobile will not be seen as much of a threat to the sales of the high-end smartphones. It does not match up with them in terms of functions and design. It will however appeal to the section of the market that is looking for a bargain; and if ever they do decide to get this mobile, they will be pleasantly surprised by its decent offerings.

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