Loaded with chic features including a 1.3-megapixel camera, Superphonic Ringtones, TXT Tones, AIM, mobile Web, and much more, the Kyocera Cyclops is an ideal handset for anyone who wants to...
Loaded with chic features including a 1.3-megapixel camera, Superphonic Ringtones, TXT Tones, AIM, mobile Web, and much more, the Kyocera Cyclops is an ideal handset for anyone who wants to make a statement as they talk. Other features include an internal antenna, speakerphone, a vertical outer display, voice messaging, voice dialing, and voice memo. Design This silver and red beauty offers a traditional clamshell design with a 65,000-color display and 128 x 160 pixel resolution. A secondary rectangular screen that can display call information, current date and time, battery and signal strength, and more, resides on the outside of the handset. The unit's 1.3-megapixel camera and flash are located just above the secondary display, while the phone's convenient speakerphone is located just below the same screen. Most features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad. Meanwhile, data and charging connectivity can be found on the unit's bottom edge. Up/down keys for volume control are provided on the left side of the phone, and lastly, because the Cyclops sports an internal antenna, there's nothing to snag when you're grabbing it from your pocket or purse. Calling Features The Cyclops's built-in address book supports up to 500 entries, and offers quick and easy management of your contacts. The phone comes with built-in Virgin Mobile Superphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert. Superphonic ringtones feature real music tracks and more are available via Virgin Mobile's download service. Voice dialing of up to ten contacts is supported, as are voice commands, so you can both dial numbers and control certain functions of the phone without ever touching it. Lastly, because the Cyclops sports a convenient 2.5mm headset jack, you can plug in a wired headset device and talk hands free, a must-have feature when you need to be doing other things while talking on the phone. Messaging, Internet and Tools The Cyclops covers the messaging basics with support for sending and receiving text and picture messages (Virgin Mobile text messaging charges apply). eZitext text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit--a plus for mobile email and text messaging users. The phone fully supports Virgin Mobile's enhanced wireless content service, VirginXL. Use the pay-per-use service to download superphonic ringtones, animations and voices from MTV, Comedy central, and the hottest recording artists. Get content and vote in TV-based polls via the MTV area of your phone, or get jokes and updates from Comedy Central. Pick a celebrity voice to answer your voicemail, or get a Sponge Bob thought of the day. The Cyclops also supports mobile instant messaging via AIM. Getting on the Internet with the Cyclops is easy. The included WAP 2.0 Web browser insures your favorite Web content is accessible at all times, right from your phone. The phone also ships with a number of handy tools including a calendar, a calculator with a tip calculator, an alarm clock, and a voice memo recorder. Lastly, the phone's PC Sync capability means that you can connect the phone to a computer with a cable and synchronize calendar and contact information. Imaging and Entertainment Document your most memorable experiences with the Cyclops' 1.3-megapixel camera. The advanced digital camera features a 5 x digital zoom and a powerful flash. Take great pictures, day or night. The phone boasts custom Virgin Mobile graphics--screen savers, wallpapers, and menu icons--that let you dress up your phone to suit your personality. More graphics, wallpapers, and screensavers are available from the VirginXL service. The Cyclops supports Java gaming, too, and comes preloaded with Bikini Beach Party, Lumines Mobile, and New York Nights, while a big selection of additional games can be downloaded from the VirginXL service. Vital Statistics The Kyocera Cyclops