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    Please help me choose a new phone !!!!!!

    Hello all,

    I am trapped in a nokia cocoon and want to break out of it. I have had nokias all my life, and the most recent one that I've had (N96) has really put me off them.

    I'm not tempted by the new N8, or the N900 and wondered if you could help suggest a new phone pretty please as I don't know what's out there.

    Budget = £150 (Second hand phones ok)

    Requirements:

    I spend most of my time sending text messages and browsing the internet, so 3G and Wifi for internet browsing are key

    Other than that I'm pretty open to suggestions. Had looked at the Blackberry curve 8900, but no 3g and apparently has problems rendering webpages. Any other suggestions?

    13 Comments

    HTC Hero or an Iphone.

    The only thing that broke my never-ending cycle of Nokias was an iPhone 3GS. You may be lucky and get a 3GS for your budget - perhaps a little more cash on top needed. I know a couple of people that have had the 4G but returned them because of the signal loss problem.

    Look towards HTC's range, particularly the ones with physical keyboards. They make writing an absolute dream. So much better than onscreen keyboards, and t9 simply doesn't compare.

    iphone....

    +1 hero second hand, they go for roughly £100 to £160 on ebay from what i've seen. it's even better now it has android 2.1. (other half has one). i'm considering getting one second hand till something better comes along.

    i was liek that too - (check my avatar) but i had to break out of it when i got the iphone 2g and then stuck to iphones ever since. running on a 3gs atm. waiting to upgrade to iphone 4. cant wait!

    iPhone.

    For your budget I ould recommend a HTC Tattoo or the new ZTE Racer, both cheap as chips android phones, with the ZTE running 2.1, while the Tattoo has the Sense UI

    reviews.cnet.co.uk/mob…08/

    Or get a second hand iPhone.

    Also, how much are the Xperia x10 mini/pro lines? Would think they are pretty cheap.

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    stick with Nokia..as the force is strong..

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys, was thinking of an iphone but didnt want to pay the high high prices for a 3G.

    Which of the htcs with keyboards are worth considering?

    Like the look of that racer as well (well not the look, but the spec and price). Thanks for the suggestions.

    Try The Blackberry Bold 9700 great wee phone

    iPhone for sure!

    centaurandrew

    Thanks guys, was thinking of an iphone but didnt want to pay the high … Thanks guys, was thinking of an iphone but didnt want to pay the high high prices for a 3G.Which of the htcs with keyboards are worth considering? Like the look of that racer as well (well not the look, but the spec and price). Thanks for the suggestions.



    The iPhone is a good choice if you can stand not having the latest firmware which (apparently) slows the phone down so much.

    The last phone HTC have made with a keyboard is the T-Mobile G1, and although it's a good phone it's getting a bit behind the times and left behind in the Android race.

    I saw the HTC Tattoo is CeX, great condition unlocked for 135 or locked for 115, alternatively there were locked HTC Hero (great phones) in CeX for just 20 or 30 quid more.
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