Following on from the GD52 review in the January issue, out comes the GD92 – the lightest handset to come from the manufacturer to date. An eye pleasing upgrade from the previous model, the GD92, surprisingly enough, does not have WAP capabilities, although it does have e-mail and a few other cool features that are not in the GD52 model.
It is light, sleek and stylish, with e-mail, recordable ring tones, personal alert and speakerphones all being plus points for the phone.
The GD92 retains the classic look of its predecessors – long and thin with an external antenna and a navi-roller key. The difference is in the weight and the side profile – the GD92 weighs just 77g, and measures a compact
118 (h) x 40 (w) x 16 (d) mm. As the previous model, the stub antenna adds an additional 25mm or so to the height, and takes the depth to 20mm at the widest point. The six line LCD can display up to four lines of text (44 characters). Available in Gun Metal (dark silver) and blue, the finish is smooth and tough. The silvery rocker switch strategically placed right in the middle of the phone, as well as a select key carries out navigation around the icon and list-based menus.
The keys of the GD92 are pretty standard, as per previous model; with the usual “C” cancel key on the right-hand side, and the phonebook key and the “P” hotkey where one number can be programmed for that key. The LED cut near the earpiece is still prominently displayed, with an addition to the top right side of the phone where the memo key exists now.
Clock, Calculator and Currency Converter
The keypad itself feels very solid, and the light sliver number keys are backlit when the keypad is active. One of the features of the GD92 is the choice of amber, magenta, green and light blue background screen colours. As in the previous model, there is also a choice of two greeting animations – the kid with balloons or the moving GSM design. Not missing out as well is the speaker, which retains is place on the back of the phone, for the speakerphone function.