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I haven't used the word "fun" to describe a phone for a long time, but the thought crossed my mind after I began playing with the Huawei Pinnacle for MetroPCS. No, the portrait QWERTY cell phone doesn't have flashing lights like the LG dLite, and it won't project images on a wall like the Samsung Galaxy Beam, but it does provide an engaging user experience and some colorful accents on the chassis. This is the phone you get when you want to focus on texts, and on personal-assistant applications. However, the smaller 2.4-inch screen, sluggish processor, and slower 2.5G network speeds make waiting for Internet a real drag. And unfortunately, it stumbled on call quality. The price is one sweet spot. Originally $49.99, the Pinnacle now costs $19 after a $30 mail-in rebate. Considering all the goodies inside -- including a music player, hooks into social networks and e-mail, and the ability to create folders, to name a few -- the Pinnacle is a nice surprise. There are ugly phones and boring phones, and the Pinnacle is blessedly neither. It's got a gray face and a smooth black back coated with a soft-touch finish, but what stands out for me are the circle motif on the navigation buttons and the bright red accents on the navigation toggle and on the keyboard.
How does unlimited talk and text for $40 per month sound? The Huawei Pinnacle will get you that, along with unlimited Web access and a terrific little keyboard for texting to your heart's content. Sure, you can only access the Web with super slow data speeds and a limited browser and the phone's media features are nearly nonexistent. But it costs just $9, and is an otherwise solid cell phone for anyone looking to talk and text on a budget. Design, Call Quality, and Apps The Huawei Pinnacle measures 4.3 by 2.4 by 0.5 inches (HWD) and weighs 3.5 ounces. The back is made of rubberized black plastic, while the front is glossy and gray. It's super lightweight, but feels like a quality device. The 2.4-inch display features 320-by-240 pixel resolution. It's nice and sharp, and colors look particularly saturated. Below the display are some simple function keys, and below that is the excellent, BlackBerry-style four-row QWERTY keyboard. The keys are clicky, tiny little matte plastic bubbles, with enough space in between to make for smooth typing. It's a very good keyboard for email and messaging. The Pinnacle is a tri-band 2G 1xRTT (850/1700/1900 MHz) CDMA device with no Wi-Fi. The phone is 2G only, as MetroPCS lacks a 3G data network.