Multimedia Phones

Helio Ocean is getting rave reviews from Mobile Mag

The Helio Ocean is the quintessential do-it-all device, incorporating a plethora of multimedia features and a groundbreaking dual-slider design. When you hold it vertically, you’ll see a numeric keypad for making calls. When the phone is horizontal, you can use it’s QWERTY keyboard and a 2.4 inch landscaping display to surf the Web, instant message, write e-mail, and send text messages. Just start typing a word when you’re on the idle screen, press OK and you’ll get Web search results in seconds. We also love the integrated messaging dashboard and the ability to see which of your IM buddies are online right from the contacts menu.

Other welcome features include a 2MP camera with flash, which you can use to post photos directly to MySpace. You also get a media player that supports a wide range of audio and video formats, including MP3, AAC, WMA, MPEG-4 and H.264. Helio even throws in GPS for getting the most out of Google Maps or finding your buddies. At $200 less than the iPhone, the Ocean is the real deal.

$295.00 ; helio.com

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