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Alright, so I'm looking for a new unlocked phone for mom. It doesn't need to be the fastest one but it has to be good looking and she does prefer simple elegance. A front camera is a must so I can talk to her by using skype. My budget can go up to $1000 and I'm thinking of the Nokia N9 right now, what do you guys suggest? smile.gif
Edited by goldbranch - 10/22/11 at 10:20am
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HTC sensation (any version)
Samsung Galaxy s2
HTC Thunderbolt
motorola bionic
HTC evo


I mean, most any of the phones with dual cameras would work. You can buy almost any if them for between $300 and $550 usd out of contract...

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Or the iPhone 4/4s I suppose.....

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For your mom ? I would get the iPhone 4/4S.
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+1, thanks guys, but the phone needs to be unlocked (I know iphone 4 can be unlocked but I don't want my mom to go through that painful process every time apple releases new firmware update).
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Originally Posted by goldbranch;15408792 
+1, thanks guys, but the phone needs to be unlocked (I know iphone 4 can be unlocked but I don't want my mom to go through that painful process every time apple releases new firmware update).

Get a factory unlocked one ? I personally think the iPhone is the best looking phone at the moment, owning one, but I would like to trade it for a Galaxy S2 because I'm getting bored of iOS, even though iOS 5 is different, I think they copied a ton of features from the Android OS.
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post #7 of 32
i honestly didnt see a difference with ios 5, but thats just me.



my friend got a used atrix online with an unlock code for 350 from amazon.


the N9 is an awesome phone, but i'd probably get her the SGS2, since well, its a decent phone, its new, and its pretty straightforward OS wise
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Is your mum computer/phone savvy? if not I would suggest the iphone 4/4s factory unlocked simply as it's locked down and offers loads of apps at the same time.
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post #9 of 32
You can get unlocked 4S's in a few weeks (though some off contract ones seem to be unlocked as well right now). I'd go for that, or a windows phone. Both are quite nice and simple.
    
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post #10 of 32
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll definitely look into the unlocked iphone and Galaxy S2. Btw, any other smartphone that will work well with skype?
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