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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by dv310p3r, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. dv310p3r

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    Happy New Year Everyone!

    I am fishing for suggestions on a new cellphone, here are my needs and wants:

    - No contract carrier
    - Android phone
    - Good camera (video and photo)
    - Functional eReader (I enjoy Gutenberg Project books)
    - $300 to $400 budget
    - iPhone like touch responsiveness
    - WiFi
    - GPS

    Here's some background on my situation. I really want an android phone, but I find the ones that are on Metro PCS lackluster for my needs. I just purchased the new Huawaie Ascend phone for my wife and you can certainly tell it's a $100 phone. It's got shoddy touch sensitivity, it lags, I mean it is what I expected. It's a perfectly good phone for my wife, but not me. I'm a bit more of a power user than she is.

    My friend has his iPhone 3GS ported over to Simple Talk and he's paying $60 a month for unlimited everything. I was thinking of getting a 3GS and doing the same thing. BUT I HATE APPLE AND EVERYTHING THEY STAND FOR. I would be a trader to my own kind of I went in that direction. So I am trying to avoid it at all costs.

    I am not familiar with the Android line of phones so I don't know which ones can be bought and ported to other 3rd tier carriers like Simple Talk, Boost, Metro PCS, etc...

    Please suggest a few phones so that I may begin my research on the right foot. Also, please feel free to provide any education material you can.

    You'll be helping me avoid the iPhone.

    Thank you,
     

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    Since you're apparently needing a GSM smart phone my first thought would be the new Nexus S from T-Mobile. I don't know what specific issues there'd be in getting this phone unlocked but I suspect it'll meet many of your listed criteria.

    http://www.google.com/nexus/
     

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