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Helio Ocean

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Helio Ocean. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the GPS navigation. The design also gets good feedback, but the screen and portability get negative reviews.

usability, design, GPS navigation

portability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Helio Ocean is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 26 reviews)

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Expert review by: Erik Larkin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Helio Ocean review

 

The Helio Ocean is a stylish, feature-packed phone. Its innovative dual-slider design allows for both a standard phone keypad and a full keyboard.

Overall, the Helio Ocean is a solid contender as a modern do-it-all phone. The occasionally lacklustre call quality is a disappointment, but not a deal-killer, especially if you intend to use your phone for web and email communications as much as for...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Erik Larkin (pcworld.com)

Helio Ocean

 

The Helio Ocean is a stylish, feature-packed phone. Its innovative dual-slider design allows for both a standard phone keypad and a full keyboard. Though it lacks Wi-Fi, it offers fast EvDO data access, Bluetooth, built-in GPS, and a great do-it-all...

Innovative dual-slider design Excellent messaging software

Sometimes lackluster call quality Small selection of non-game apps

Overall, the Ocean is a solid contender as a modern do-it-all phone. The occasionally lackluster call quality is a disappointment, but not a deal-killer, especially if you intend to use your phone for Web and e-mail communications as much as for voice....

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Erik Larkin (pcworld.com)

Helio Helio Ocean

 

The Helio Ocean is a stylish, feature-packed phone. Its innovative dual-slider design allows for both a standard phone keypad and a full keyboard. Though it lacks Wi-Fi, it offers fast EvDO data access, Bluetooth, built-in GPS, and a great do-it-all...

Innovative dual-slider design ; Excellent messaging software

Sometimes lackluster call quality ; Small selection of non-game apps

With an innovative design and great features, the Ocean would be a favorite if it had better call quality.

Aug, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Helio Ocean

 

This powerful and easy-to-use messaging phone crams a tidal wave of features into a groundbreaking dual-slider design.

Slick dual-slider design ; Integrated Inbox with contact presence ; Convenient Direct Search feature ; Good video streaming performance

Limited multitasking abilities ; Lackluster camera ; Browser doesn't automatically load full Web pages

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Rick Broida (wired.com)

Helio ocean

 

Excuse us while we duck out the back door. Hired goons are trying to repo our Helio Ocean loaner, and we'd rather deal with shattered kneecaps than give it up.

Out-of-the-box text messaging via AIM, Yahoo!, and MSN. Out-of-the-box e-mail via AOL, Gmail, Windows Live, Yahoo!, and POP/IMAP accounts. Google Maps-powered GPS simple to use, gets you out of tight spots. Hot looks good way to start conversations...

It’s a heavy, bulky brick. No dedicated number keys on the thumb ‘board. No integrated Wi-Fi to augment Sprint's spotty network coverage. Screen virtually unreadable outdoors

May, 2007

Expert review by: Rick Broida (wired.com)

Review: Helio ocean

 

Excuse us while we duck out the back door. Hired goons are trying to repo our Helio Ocean loaner, and we'd rather deal with shattered...

Out-of-the-box text messaging via AIM, Yahoo!, and MSN. Out-of-the-box e-mail via AOL, Gmail, Windows Live, Yahoo!, and POP/IMAP accounts. Google Maps-powered GPS simple to use, gets you out of tight spots. Hot looks good way to start conversations...

It’s a heavy, bulky brick. No dedicated number keys on the thumb ‘board. No integrated Wi-Fi to augment Sprint’s spotty network coverage. Screen virtually unreadable outdoors

May, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Helio Ocean (Pantech PN-810)

 

The Ocean, Sidekick, and iPhone take a middle path. Helio has covered the Ocean with to features yet to be born hidden away in the menu and promises a steady stream of upgrades and changes—entirely under Helio's control. Third-party apps, meanwhile,...

Dual-slider design for phone and QWERTY keypads. Flexible messaging software. Very good screen and camera

Many features aren't quite here yet, but Helio promises they're coming. Quiet speakerphone

While the T-Mobile Sidekick stood still, Helio moved forward. The wireless service provider's new Ocean handset fits neatly between the juvenile Sidekick and the buttoned-down BlackBerry as an all-around multimedia handheld.

Expert review by: Alfredo Padilla (washingtonpost.com)

Helio Ocean

 

The Helio Ocean is a high-end phone focused on giving jet setters more powerful tools to stay in touch with friends. Although there are similarities to smart phones like the HTC Mogul or the BlackBerry Curve (including a full QWERTY keyboard), the...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Alfredo Padilla (reviewed.com)

Helio Ocean Cell Phone Review

 

The Helio Ocean is a high-end phone focused on giving jet setters more powerful tools to stay in touch with  friends. Although there are similarities to smart phones like the HTC Mogul or the BlackBerry Curve (including a full QWERTY keyboard), the...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Seamus Byrne (gizmodo.com.au)

Fat Joe Reviews the Helio Ocean

 

What has the world come to? Why is Fat Joe trying to do our job and review the Helio Ocean? We're not going out and mackin' on the ladies ...

May, 2007
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