Unleashing the GeniusTo see how all this Sprint service actually measured up, I took a fresh-from-the-box UTStarcom PPC-6700 out for a spin. UTStarcom bills the 6700 as the "genius phone," and that's accurate. It is the current state-of-the-art in personal digital assistants, particularly if you run Windows software. Small, but not too small -- about 4 inches by 2.25 inches -- the 6700 felt as natural in my hand as the handle of my favorite Sabatier carbon-steel 8-inch chef's knife. The 6700 does the best job of integrating email, voice and what passes for Web browsing on wireless cellular networks. It's packed with features: 1.3 megapixel camera, mini secure digital-media slot, pocket voice recorder, long battery life and what must be the best small keyboard in mobiledom: a slide-away job that tucks in snugly beneath the screen.
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