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This phone promises to take the thumbs out of instant messaging. We sampled an early production model, and the P207's speech-recognition software smoothly translated voice commands into text messages. The built-in Edge radio is designed for high-speed Internet access, and the low price should make this compact clamshell an excellent value. $79; www.samsung.com.
GPX SportX MP3 Player
Tired of strapping an MP3 player to your arm when you go for a run? SportX eliminates that hassle--as well as cord tangles--by packing 128MB of storage, a digital FM radio, and support for either MP3 or WMA files into an all-in-one pair of headphones. Its lithium-ion battery is rechargeable, and the USB 2.0 connection makes it easy to refresh your onboard tune supply. $99; www.gpx.com.
READY TO SERVE
Palm's newest PDA does double duty as a personal file server. The LifeDrive has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, along with a 4GB hard drive and a 320x480, 18-bit color display. It's not cheap, but it gives you a choice: Get to work reading, creating, or editing any Microsoft Office or Adobe Acrobat file, or kick back with your favorite movies and music. $500; www.palmone.com.
FEEL THE BURN
Apex Fitness Bodybugg
How many calories did you zap during that last lap around the office? The Bodybugg might be able to tell you. This armband calorie monitor uses five sensors to develop a personalized profile of your body's metabolic rate. Working with the included Web-based application, it claims to track your daily activity level to calculate how many calories you fry as you work, play, and exercise. $500, plus $12 monthly service subscription; www.apexfitness.com. -- MATTHEW MAIER