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Well my phone isn't only old, it's cracked. Also, it has a battery life of like what? 30 minutes standby?!? So I think I'll look into buying a new phone...

What I'm looking for:
  • Sturdy design, it WILL be dropped multiple times
  • Color screen (w/backlight, duh)
  • Camera (Must support videos and pictures)
  • Voice recorder (via the phone's mic)
  • Connects to PC for data transfer (ringtones, photos)
  • Decent battery life
  • Low price

What I [will] use my phone for:
  • Calling people (duh)
  • Reminders/Light Notes (ex: The Simpson comes on at 6:00)
  • Light Camera (Videos + pictures)

What I DO NOT use my phone for:
  • AIM, other IMing
  • Gaming
  • internet browsing
  • Foosball
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post #2 of 11
one word: ----------------->KRZR
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durable?
http://motorola.digitalriver.com/DRH...uctID=50429700
don't think it has a camera though...
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Nokia 6820 or 6800
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Any model RAZR, mines been run over with a Subaru Baja, still works and looks just fine!
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post #7 of 11
What exactly is the budget and who's is your wireless carrier?

How about a Sony Ericcson K800i/K790a. [Really the same thing but a difference in one function. The K800i has 3G support but doesn't have EDGE and the K790a has EDGE but no 3G.] Cool design. 3.2MP Camera. Pics and Video recording. It can do everything you name but might be a little pricey depending on your budget.

Or a cheaper K610 with a 2.0MP Camera. Different design. Same or very similar interface. Or maybe you can try a Nokia N73 or another one of the Nokia N70s.

P.S. I personally have a Sony Ericcson K800i and my brother has a K610.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Satek View Post
My thoughts exactly but that phone is very delicate, but hey I loves mine!

There's always the motorola V6XX series, The v635 isn't a bad phone, and it has an aluminum body but it's a bit old.

Define what you consider a "Drop" lol.
    
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post #9 of 11
Budget? I got this Audiovox smt5600 for 130 shipped. Its got smartphone with the latest windows mobile. Its a beauty.
    
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post #10 of 11
Go to welectronics.com and browse their unlocked GSM phones (huge selection). Competive prices (for no contracts), good customer service. I personally like Motorolla KRZR (and has a updated 2.0 mpxl camera/video), as it is more durable than the RAZR. I still think a smart phone is a good investment, you'd never know how you lived without one.

The Sony Ericsson K790i is excellent as well, with a 3.2 mpxl camera. ($350)

http://welectronics.com/gsm/Sony%20E...SSON_K790.HTML

The prices for a good phone are never "low", however, a good phone can be 250-350 and last you several years if you buy intelligently.
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