BACK TO PCSTATS Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters

Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
Motorola Accompli 009 Personal Communica - Motorola Accompli 009 Personal Communica
Wed, March 20 2002 | 9:01PM | PermaLink Feedback?
Motorola has given the Accompli a “clam shell” design – smooth on the outside, open it to reveal a miniature keyboard and color screen. Immediately apparent is that the Accompli has no integrated ear and mouthpiece for phone calls. Instead, a separate “hands free” ear piece must be used. This I like. I don’t believe wireless devices should be beholden to antique phone receiver form factors. But if you don’t like carrying and using a separate ear piece, this might not be for you. The Accompli’s calling sound is crisp and clear. It is able to function on both GSM 900/1800/1900 and GPRS (general packet radio service) network protocols. This is key, as GPRS is poised to be rolled out in the U.S. and will enable richer, higher bandwidth mobile Internet services. My first issue arose with the size of the Accompli’s screen. It has nice color, but is smaller than I would have guessed. Given the size of the Accompli, I expected at least an additional centimeter in both height and width. The Accompli sports the standard cast of communication and organization features – voice calling, calendar (syncs with Outlook or other personal information management programs), contacts, SMS, web browser, and a splash of ring tones and games. Not so standard is an RF modem that enables you to connect to the Internet through a data cable and operate as you would from a PC. I question the usefulness of this feature in a mobile device – if I have access to a data line, why wouldn’t I just use a laptop or PC? Moving on, I found navigation and data entry on the Accompli clumsy and non-intuitive. Menus are navigated using a 4 direction “cross shaped” disc in the center of the keyboard, a page back key, a tab key and six short cut keys. Confused? I was. Knowing what button to use to get me where was a sorted affair that took a great deal of trial and error. I found myself longing for a touch sensitive screen that would let me tap what I wanted, and skip bothersome tabbing and scrolling.
Original URL, circa 2002:

News Archives by Category
Audio / Sound Beginners Guides Benchmarks
Biometrics BIOS Business / Industry
Cases Chipset Computer / SFF PCs
Cooling / Heatsinks CPU / Processors Digital Cameras
Drivers Editorial Games
Gossip Hard Drives/SSD Hardware
Home Theatre Imaging Memory
Mobile Devices Monitors Motherboards
Mouse Pads MP3 Players Networking
Notebooks Operating System Optical Drives
Overclocking Peripherals Power Supply
Press Release Printers Servers
Site News Software Tips
Tradeshows / Events Video Cards Web News
   05 / 23 / 2018 | 2:18PM
Hardware Sections 

PCSTATS Network Features Information About Us Contact
PCSTATS Newsletter
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCstats Wallpaper
About Us
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2018 All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.