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Need an Unlocked GSM Phone, less than $300 a must!

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So my girlfriend needs a new phone. The phone needs to be unlocked for GSM, have a warranty, and be less than $300. I'd prefer a keyboard on the phone, but it's not required.

She enjoys Nokia/Symbian phones quite a bit since she's had them forever, but her phone is starting to be all weird. Android is a cool guy too.

I've been looking at phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Nokia C6, and Sony Xperia Mini; but I haven't been following the phone market for a few years now.

Thanks to anyone that can help!
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If your keen on a keyboard I'd get a HTC Desire-Z unlocked, should be able to get one for < 300$, you definately will be able to get a used one but then you have to check the warranty of course.
It's a good mid range, full size phone with all the features you could want, plus a choice of OS, ability to OC (with right OS) and uses a micro sd card so as much memory as you can afford!
     
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post #3 of 4
I recommend the HTC Desire Z too although i think the price will be around 350$ brand new, but for a slide keyboard android phone its perfect.
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I'm using a T-Mo G2 (GSM version of Desire Z) and I've loved it since I got it. Been thru a bunch of terrible phones.

On the other hand the Palm Pre 2 is getting liquidated by HP right now (I happen to have one myself) and they are quad-band unlocked, meaning you can use them on any network, GSM or CDMA and you can get them for $100-150.

They're pretty peppy tho the interface is a lil different from Android.
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