Bluetooth Phone Available from Sprint

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Early this year, Sprint announced that it would soon begin offering the Sony Ericsson T608, the first CDMA mobile phone with Bluetooth. However, not too long after that, Sony Ericsson announced it was going to stop all development of CDMA phones so it can concentrate on GSM/GPRS ones. This threw the T608 into Limbo.

Today, there is word from Sprint PCS Info that Sprint is now offering the T608. This finally gives Sprint customers with Bluetooth-enabled handhelds the option of buying a mobile phone they can use to wirelessly connect to the Internet.

However, there are a few caveats. The device is available in limited quantities and must be ordered by phone (1-866-PCS-AUTO). In addition, Sprint appears to be concerned that people will abuse its unlimited data plan and use this handset as a modem for a laptop. Therefore, the T608 is not available with Sprint service plans providing unlimited data access. The most available is 3 MB per month.

This phone is 4.17 inches by 1.88 inches by 0.75 inches and weighs 3.49 ounces. It has a 1.6-inch 65K-color STN display.

The T608 costs $199.99.

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