Excerpt: It ought to be really, I got it when they were pretty new and it was $300 WITH a 2 year contract. Pros 1 Relatively tough and durable. 2. Qwerty keyboard is nice and works great. 3. Tons of options and extras. 4. Built in camera and video works pretty well, for a phone. 5. Music playback is nice. Lots of people complain that you cant do anything else, but I dont see why that as an issue, although it would be nice to be able to swap between functions quickly Cons 1.
Excerpt: i went with helio almost two years(contract up in Nov. yay)and I've had 5, yes 5 of these phones they are not durable and you cant really protect them cuz they don't have a protective case for them. some of the features of this phone are cool, like the web browsing and YouTube. but this isn't a work phone i still cant figure out how to do everything and the message folders suck took me months to find the sent box and when i answer the phone, and the person starts...
Excerpt: I got to play around with my roomate's new Ocean, and once I got ahold of it, it was kinda hard to give it back. lol. Pros: -The dual slider configuration is fun for text junkies. -Very good internal memory -Excellent sound and display quality. Cons: other than it's bulky size, I really didn't find anything bad about this device. If you're a helio owner, and looking to upgrade, I'd highly advise getting one.
Excerpt: When I first got this phone I loved everything about it. I did allot of research and it appeared there was nothing out there that was better than this phone. Everyone thought it was the coolest phone ever, I even got 3 people to switch. Those 3 people now hate me! After a week with the phone you start to notice the bugs. And trust me, they are not fun. You can't text moto razr phones (because if they reply it shows ur own number as the sender).
Excerpt: I personally love with phone of has everything! 3G , MMS, Google Maps, ETC. The user interface is very nice and the camera takes very nice pictures. The email is great! The slide up keyboArd is cool but the buttons sort of sink in. the slide out keyboard is sort of exactly like the rumor. In that case the Helios ocean Is 4/5 but I would definetly recomend this phone with Helios $99.99. Month for unlimited price!
Excerpt: I have had my Ocean for about 4 months.. It really is a nice phone.. I love all the tech stuff it does.. The durability of the phone is less than to be desired.. Ok when I first got it it had "software" problems that Helio had to replace it like 4 times.. Now I dropped my phone and it slid up and out at the same time, Broke off a low impact fall it must have been the angle it hit.. Ok fine paid the insurance got another one..
Excerpt: Pros: Connects me, in every way to my internet world Love the hard dialing pad along with the slide out keyboard Cons: Cant set mp3s that I place on it as a ring tone speaker phone isn't very loud Had it for 2 weeks, and LOVING it Had the T-Mobile Wing before, WHEW what an improvement
Excerpt: So, having only owned the Ocean for a total of 48 hours, I am absolutely 100% in love with it. When PC Mag said it was the Sidekick killer, they were totally right, as I've owned a Sidekick 2, 3, and a Sidekick Slide and this phone destroys them all. It has a great browser, and with Helio putting out the Opera Mini browser, the internet experience can definitely rival that of the iPhone. I have had great signal with the phone, and excellent call quality.
Excerpt: this phone is great i switched from a 8525 and the difference is really good for me i don't need something so business centric everything works great email is awsome can have push and not run the batt down in 4 hours the gps works in my house and even shows where i am in my house on google maps camera is nice takes way better pis than my 8525 and the best thing is i don't have to soft reset 2 or 3 times a day if your looking for a full featured phone without a bunch of...
Excerpt: Wish I could praise the Ocean phone & Helio as I like the plan, cost & capabilities it was sold as having. Fry's sold me Ocean as a PDA phone with fast 3G service and capability to use as modem to my notebooks. Per Helio Technical Support: Use as modem is prohibited Windows only! Mac not supported, Linux not supported. Most of my emails are truncated. Loading remainder of email is slow. No option to always load full email. No graphics in emails.