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So given some things that have happened recently in life I am looking to get a new phone. I dont care about the cost but obviously, the lower the better. the only things I need really are the following:

1. Ability to use MSN Messenger on the phone
2. Anything else is a plus

Anyone know any good phones that can do that that arent stupid expensive?

EDIT: These are the Droid phones available.
Edited by NameUnknown - 5/5/11 at 3:37pm
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So given some things that have happened recently in life I am looking to get a new phone. I dont care about the cost but obviously, the lower the better. the only things I need really are the following:

1. Ability to use MSN Messenger on the phone
2. Anything else is a plus

Anyone know any good phones that can do that that arent stupid expensive?
i know any android phone would work, just use trillion.
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What service provider?
    
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i know any android phone would work, just use trillion.
I take it then Trillian has a droid app?

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What service provider?
Cincinnati Bell /sigh


EDIT: Looking through the list again, really the only decent phones they have with droid are the Samsung Vibrant and Motorola Milestone
Edited by NameUnknown - 5/5/11 at 3:38pm
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post #5 of 11
the vibrant looks like the best choice. and trillion has a droid app. that's what i have been using for yahoo and msn on my phone. if you really need to you could also just find a GSM phone off ebay or Craigslist and and may be able to activate it.
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Samsung is good. Do you like iOS? I have used both iOS and the Android system, I prefer the Android system since it offers a better computing experience, the iOS seems to be better for being a phone. Any phone that has an internet browser can use MSN.
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Vibrant is just another "iPhone" knockoff, but overall, it's still Android.

Another reason the Vibrant is just as bad is the GPS. Still defective.
I've tried to ask (was gonna switch over to Bell if I get a better plan) to get a Vibrant but Samsung won't ship them to my next door Bell dealer due to the defective GPS ..

Ever looked into the Evo 4G?
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Vibrant is just another "iPhone" knockoff, but overall, it's still Android.

Another reason the Vibrant is just as bad is the GPS. Still defective.
I've tried to ask (was gonna switch over to Bell if I get a better plan) to get a Vibrant but Samsung won't ship them to my next door Bell dealer due to the defective GPS ..

Ever looked into the Evo 4G?
And why is being an iPhone knock off bad? Its extremely light, has great dev support, sports a Power SGX 540 gpu and has am S AMOLED screen at 4"? Why is this so bad?

Good luck using that fat evo, on sprints awful network, Running a 530.
If you want a good messaging phone on sprint get the epic 4G

Here's a good list to follow.

At&t/Tmo:
any euro/Asian quad band gsm phone including but not limited to
UK SGS2
iPhone 4
Samsung Inspire 4G
Atrix (if you like Motos awful support)
Nexus S
LG Optimus 2x/Black
G2
Vibrant
G2x

Future:
HTC Sensation
LG Thrill

Verizon:
HTC Thunderbolt
Motorola Droid 2
Samsung Fascinate
Verizon iPhone 4

Sprint:
CDMA Nexsus s
Epic 4G
Evo 3D

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The Vibrant has a GPS Fix if your root it.

If you DO happen to get an Android phone, it's worth to root it.

Also, you don't have to get a big bangin', top of the line Android phone. You can get an older one, that will still serve a good function when it's rooted. The benefit is that if you want to buy off contract, the phone will be cheaper.
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So Motorola Milestone XT720 on verizon its called the droid x i believe my friend has a droid its pretty cool it plays and records 720p video it just doesnt have a full keyboard. i myself personally have the droid 2 which i think its just called motorola milestone 2 its the same as the x but it doesnt play 720p and it has a full qwerty keyboard as well as the one on screen. you can also look at unlock ones on new egg i think they will work on any network but im not 100% sure.
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