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So I hate my phone. I currently have an LG Cosmos because it was free. I do not have the upgrade so I'm looking to buy a new phone second hand. My budget is under $100. Right now I've found a $75 Blackberry Storm with an 8gb SD card. I've personally never used one and was wondering if anyone has any experience with this. I've messed with my brothers Droid and my old roommates iPhone and I liked the iPhone better but can't seam to find one for cheap.

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I think iPhone is out of the question but Ive seen some droid 1s end right around $100-110 on ebay.
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I think iPhone is out of the question but Ive seen some droid 1s end right around $100-110 on ebay.
Dam. I wish I could get the 4GS for $49.99 like AT&T. Right now that Storm is all I've been able to find. Still trying to see if anyone has experience with it.
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I had a curve before but IMO, its nothing compared to the iPhone/Android phone. I never used the storm so I cant really comment on that though.
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I had a curve before but IMO, its nothing compared to the iPhone/Android phone. I never used the storm so I cant really comment on that though.
Yea I really like the iPhone when it's jail broken. I've only used the iPhone 3. Not sure how expensive those are right now.
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The storm is awful in battery life. I would stay away from RIM. Droid 1 isn't bad, 3GS isn't bad either. If you want a cheap smartphone, go get an Android phone and put MIUI on it.

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Originally Posted by Nausicaa View Post
The storm is awful in battery life. I would stay away from RIM. Droid 1 isn't bad, 3GS isn't bad either. If you want a cheap smartphone, go get an Android phone and put MIUI on it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or-9T44Bt7M
When you say cheap, how much is that?? I'm definitely on a budget compared to how much some of these phones are going for
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I would say cheap as in less than 100 that someone had used. If you want something cheap new, then check out Palm Pixis. They go on sale for 40 sometimes.

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I would say cheap as in less than 100 that someone had used. If you want something cheap new, then check out Palm Pixis. They go on sale for 40 sometimes. Amazon.com: Palm Pixi Plus Verizon Cell Phone ~ No Contract: Cell Phones & Accessories
That actually seams pretty nice but the screens a bit small. I'd rather go with a full touch screen than half and half. Price is on point though. Thanks
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Just saw this int the marketplace:

http://www.overclock.net/mobile-comp...0-shipped.html
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