Motorola V8160 Internet Phone

The whole Web in your palm
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Sadly, that magic chip implant that will forever fuse our brains with the Web still eludes. In the meantime, at least there's Motorola's V8160 Internet phone ($399-$599, depending on your carrier). With it, Net fanatics get to browse Web sites compatible with's UP.Browser 3.1. Plus, you can do old-millennium things like talk on it. Key specs of the 3-ounce phone include: Dual mode 800 MHz digital CDMA/analog AMPS, backlit display and 24-key keypad.

J.W. Dysart, a software analyst and Internet business consultant, has written for more than 40 publications, including The New York Times and The Financial Times of London. He is also a columnist for our sister publication, Entrepreneur's Start-Ups.

Edition: October 2016

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