Audiovox CDM 8450

Audiovox CDM 8450 Front View


Canada: Bell


November 2003


Latest Reviews

5 Stars out of 5

mon préféré

Reviewed on Saturday February 16, 2008 by , lac-mégantic québec
parmit tous les téléphones que j ai eu cela a été mon préféré ,mais les ondes sont faibles
1 Star out of 5

CDM 8450 is junk

Reviewed on Friday May 19, 2006 by , Canada
As others have mentioned already

- cannot see display in daylight
- navigation is confusing
- entire user interface seems like it was designed by someone on crack
- no universal inbox for text and voice
- random lockups
- annoying habit of trying to connect to web all the time
- spotty coverage | lousy reception
- poor sound quality
- user manual is a token effort
- slow ui response | annoying alert boxes

This phone is the cruel brainchild of some marketing drone that will stoop to any low to sell wireless internet service. It was like this thing was made to be given away to unsuspecting consumers so that the cell company can use it as an implanted device to get the customer to unintentionally purchase expensive services. God knows, no one would actually use the browser offered on this phone on purpose. This phone is so badly done I cannot even begin to discuss any issues outside of the user interface.

If the user interface design for this phone cost Audiovox more that $0.02 to purchase or develop they got taken to the cleaners. The idiot that greenlighted this abomination for production should consider an alternate career option more suited for their unique talents. Hit man, dungeon master, and accounts recovery are some examples that come to mind because they all involve inflicting pain and suffering on other people.

The functions built into this phone were obviously developed as generic and seperate components that some sweaty little troll somewhere hacked together so that they could offer the feature set that this phone hardware was designed to implement. There is no consistency between how the control programs for the various phone features work. A key that is "back" in the address book is not "back" in the editor screen. Instead it means "backspace". Use some other key for backspace you morons!!! Most users expect that the back button will always take them back to the screen or function that they just came from. By remapping this simple function they have created a situation where an inexperienced user will end up getting into the editing screen and will not be able to get back out because the "back" key does not work any more. How are they supposed to know that "OK" means "back". Just pathetic. This phone was obviously not tested on very many consumers before it was released.

Why is there no way to dismiss one of the many "operation succesful" windows that pop up whenever you change any settings or delete something? I have to sit and wait for the message to disappear on its own, which seems like an eternity because the messages are completely superflous. I only need to see an alert if the update failed - thank you very much. What is the point of informing me that the phone just did something that it was supposed to do? Maybe it makes sense to people with OCD or something.

I guess some people would like this phone but I hate it. I would not recommend this phone to anyone and I can't wait to get something else.
1 Star out of 5

Stuipd Phone!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Thursday May 4, 2006 by , Winnipeg, Manitoba
This phone totally sucks and is not even worth 2 cents so PLEASE what ever you do DO NOT buy this piece of plastic crap. I had it because it was free with a contract now I see why it was free.
3 Stars out of 5

The good and the bad

Reviewed on Sunday August 14, 2005 by , New Brunswick
I bought this phone back in June. For the positive, I haven't had a problem with "freezing" or with my "keyguard" coming off yet... knock on wood. I like the size and look of it. I think it's great when going out because I just slip it in my pocket. Yes, the backlight goes off after 10 seconds but you can change that-just change it in the settings (or whereever its located) , and change it to a longer period of time.
Now for the negative-
I do not like the Phone Book. I don't like the fact that I can't just bring up my phone book and search through it... instead, I have to search by name, number or something else. I dont like that. Sometimes it seems the battery takes days to die, other times it seems really quick. I don't like the sound quality. I find it very hard to hear or be heard.
I think my rating would be a 3 out of 5.