Toys for Techies

Motorola's latest cell phone and two-way e-mail device are eye catchers, but who needs 'em?

As a proud member of the anti-cell phone crowd, I almost felt guilty asking Motorola to let me test its newest model, the Digital V phone, coming out this week. Sure, it was a marvel of miniaturization and techno-chic, weighing in at just 3 oz. And I was intrigued by the notion of browsing the Web and sending e-mail on something smaller than a Twinkie. But I've always thought carrying a cell phone everywhere you went was silly--just another must-have gadget designed to keep boredom at bay. Factor in the $400 list price from Sprint PCS (or $500 from Verizon Wireless),...

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