But unless it is a smartphone, features alone cannot influence decisions though they play a big part in buyers' decision making process. Features and technology need to be combined with tons of style. Prospective buyers must find joy in merely looking at the mobile phone on display. And to top it all, it needs a killer price too. Huawei Pinnacle offered through MetroPCS seems to fit the bill. Indeed most Huawei models target this end of the market - the market where pricey-looking but affordable and feature-packed models rule. The no-contract wireless service of MetroPCS makes Huawei Pinnacle more attractive.
MetroPCS offers the Huawei Pinnacle messaging CDMA phone with a candy bar form factor. It is equipped with features such as Bluetooth, microSD card slot, 1.3-megapixel camera, 2.4-inch QVGA display, GPS, organizer and multimedia players. This is designed to look like a Blackberry, and though not a smartphone, it looks the part and is equipped with good software. It also exudes quality, and the compact body is also extremely lightweight. The back has a soft-touch finish, and the smooth lines accentuate the appearance.
There are some cool options such as the ability to change the way the main menu appears, and the weather function. The interface for the camcorder has been tastefully designed too, with an options bar appearing at the bottom of the screen for easily changing the camera settings. Web browsing, email and social networking can all be enjoyed. So users have plenty to keep them engaged and connected for business or leisure.
Huawei Pinnacle is certainly an affordable phone that looks and feels up-market in every aspect. The QWERTY model keyboard also has a good feel, and though crowded in typical Blackberry style the buttons are easy to operate and each can be distinctly felt by the fingers without much effort. The keys are soft, and the keypad is dominated by the circular directional pad. Overall, there are no nasty surprises in the keyboard and overall design as well as in the features offered.
Metro PCS offers its services without any contract, just flat price in India. Pinnacle is available for a no-contract price in India of $39.99 i.e. Rs. 1,960/-. People are expected to rush to this expensive-looking CDMA phone soon.