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07-11-06, 08:50 AM
I'm looking for an affordable phone that includes: camera, bluetooth, mp3 & video functionality. Any suggestions?
Razr (not razor) Bluetooth, camera, nice size display.
07-11-06, 08:59 AM
If you're gonna stay with the same provider, you'll probably be limited to the phones they carry. The Motorola Razor's are pretty popular. I'm not sure I would get one, but they at least have the cool factor going for them. I went with a Nokia 6255i and like it pretty good. It's not the smallest phone available but the larger keys are easier for me to use. I don't think there is a "perfect" phone. They all have their pros and cons.
I would definitly not go with the razor. I would go with ultra-thin, non-flip phones, with the big screen. Those are nice:)
If you have T-mobile this one is nice http://www.samsung.com/Products/MobilePhones/T_Mobile/images/t509large.jpg
07-11-06, 10:16 AM
Motorola E815 (http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneDetail&selectedPhoneId=1801)
Motorola RAZR (http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneDetail&selectedPhoneId=2365)
LG VX8300 (http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneDetail&selectedPhoneId=2323)
Samsung SCH-a930 (http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneDetail&selectedPhoneId=2343)
07-11-06, 10:19 AM
I have a first-gen Razr (pre MP3/video/GPS...yes the newest ones have GPS), and it's an awesome phone. Tough, thin, good reception, and decent battery life...at least for my uses.
The camera on most Motorolas suck hard though. They are good for fun pics, and scenery, but not much more.
The phone is a quad-band "world" phone...so if you go through the trouble to get it unlocked (note: this will piss off your carrier), you can use it with any other carrier, anywhere in the world.
The other thing to note is the vibrate feature is beyond worthless....just don't use it. I picked a ringtone that is subtle enough in my pocket that it won't get too much attention, but is piercing enough that i can hear it even in my noisy work environment.
07-11-06, 11:35 AM
I like the Motorola Q, but it's only on Verizon:
56/12 and 22/28
07-11-06, 11:38 AM
Just buy all of those things separately.
You'll be in style in a few years.
56/12 and 22/28
07-11-06, 11:39 AM
How is that going to help?
07-11-06, 12:01 PM
Simple....you find someone carrying a phone you like, present open razor and tell him "hand over the phone, or I cut you, man!"
...then run like hell after you find out the person is packing :p
07-13-06, 06:04 AM
Yeah, I've got Sprint which seems to have the fewest choices for multimedia phones. Might have to switch carriers.
I have the LG VX8100 and love it, but it's a flip phone and I know how some folks are about flip phones.
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