in a cell phone has traditionally been reserved for shoppers who
could spring for high-end handsets, but now Sprint has brought
it to the mainstream with its compact, slightly funky LG PM-325
camera phone. Of course, we wish Sprint hadn't hobbled the
data-transfer capabilities of Bluetooth, but with a slick
sliding keyboard, an impressive screen, and great call quality,
the PM-325 is an attractive, affordable option for users that
want a taste, albeit a limited one, of what Bluetooth has to
offer. At $229, the phone is pricey, but you should be able to
find it for a discount with service.
Slick sliding design; compact; Bluetooth;
great call quality; analog roaming.
So-so battery life; no Bluetooth data
sync; subpar photo quality; no speakerphone.
What's it for:
Sending messages, taking pictures, and
answering calls with flair.
Who's it for:
Mainstream consumers who want a Bluetooth
phone with a bit of style.
Workaholics can use the personal
organizer and Bluetooth features.
Bluetooth headset; extended battery;
belt-clip holster; car charger.
The bottom line:
This stylish, compact phone delivers good
call quality and lets you experiment with limited
Bluetooth capabilities--without breaking the bank.