While users don’t incur data charges with the Safe Browsing feature on, you’re pretty much limited to checking your Facebook and Twitter feeds. While technically it does give you free internet access as long as you have the Safe Browse feature on (I never added to my Php 1 load during the time I had the device), you won’t see tagged or embedded pictures nor be able to go to external links.
Of course, the big question is this: should you buy the NetPhone 701 now? Well, if you’re the sort of person that likes to keep on top of everything your friends do and are absolutely addicted to both Twitter and Facebook, I say go. The Netphone 701 is a nice, solid mix of innovative software and dependable hardware that’s priced pretty decently (it’s available for Php 9,900 for prepaid subscribers and is available in a number of plans for post-paid users, go here for more details) that has a lot of appeal to first-time smartphone owners.
- Operating System: Android 2.2 (Froyo)
- CPU: 600 MHz ARM 11 processor
- LCD size: 3.5-inch capacitive LCD
- Physical Dimensions: 116 x 56.5 x 11.8 mm
- Weight: 110 g
- Band: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA 900 / 2100