These four phones are Internet-ready and offer 150-plus minutes of talk time

These four phones are Internet-ready and offer 150-plus minutes of talk time


Motorola's i1000 Plus has a browser, two-way radio and speakerphone.


A few next-generation, Internet-ready handsets have entered the market, but not all can function in every wireless service area.

''The Motorola i1000 Plus has a built-in microbrowser for telephone numbers, local directions and other data. The 5.4-ounce handset also has a speakerphone, a see-through cover, Mobile Office software, a time and date display, two-way radio and other digital wireless features. It gets up to 180 minutes of continuous talk time. The underlying network technology is 900-MHz iDEN.

''The QCP 860 from Qualcomm Inc. of San Diego handles dual-mode code-division multiple access (CDMA) and analog cellular traffic. Depending on the carrier, it might be digital data-ready. Features include smart keys, a five-line LCD and an optional external battery pack. Continuous talk time for the 4.2-ounce unit is 150 minutes. The underlying technology is CDMA.

''Qualcomm's pdQ 800 is digital data-ready depending on the carrier, too. It has features similar to the QCP 860, plus an optional PC serial link for synchronization with Palm OS applications. The 10-ounce unit gets up to 150 minutes of continuous talk time. Its underlying technology is CDMA.

''The Sprint PCS NeoPoint 1000 has a built-in browser, e-mail, Palm OS personal digital assistant functions, SoftSync PC data synchronization software, an optional PC serial link and an 11-line LCD. The handset weighs 4.4 ounces, and continuous talk time is 150 minutes.

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