The Samsung E250 mobile phone shows how mobile phone technology has become more affordable in the last few years. Once, the features in this little camera phone would have commanded a premium price tag. Now, thanks to Samsung, they're available in a stylish yet affordable slide-open handset.
There's a distinct focus on music inside the E250. The phone's music player can handle MP3 and AAC files, with compatibility for optional Bluetooth stereo headphones if you're lucky enough to own a pair. 13MB of built-in memory and an expansion slot take care of storage, while an FM radio offers even more music.
Photos and video recording are looked after by a straightforward camera, with the Samsung E250's colour screen displaying bright, clear images. The large screen also deals with mobile internet browsing, picture messages, texts and a personal organiser. In addition you'll discover a handsfree loudspeaker, USB connectivity and Java compatibility.
Yet none of these attributes would be as appealing if it weren't for Samsung's design skills. The E250 is comfortable to use, it's easy to understand and it's attractive to look at. With its slim dimensions and understated appearance, this music-playing camera phone is bound to appeal - and not just because of the price.