it's that phone time of year...

Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at 04:40PM

By Eric Richardson

So Ericsson announced their new phones at Cebit whenever it was (I wasn't paying attention, apparently), and they've got two that look really nice. The T39 is basically the evolution of the T28 (which I have), taking the same form factor and adding tri-band (T28 was 900/1900, tri-band is 900/1800/1900), Bluetooth, GPRS, a PIM (I would love this on the T28), WAP, infrared, predictive text input, and a battery capable of freaky alien-like standby and talk times. I want this. I want this now. Unfortunately, it's not available until Q2.

The T68 takes the collness award, bringing color into the phone picture. Still, though, I'd take the T28/T39 form factor over color any day.