Motorola V2282

Here’s the same Fido-branded Moto V2282 that I used for about a week in early 2001, before abusing Fido’s generous 14-day return policy and handing it back. You can read Steve Punter’s review here, and check the specs on the similar European 2288 here.

I was interested in this particular model for the plastic “skins” and the onboard FM radio. The skins were great in theory but pretty ghetto in day-to-day use. As for the radio, most of my commuting at the time was on the subway, where — big surprise — there was no FM signal.