Recently replaced my Panasonic handset with a Nokia 3315, cheap, no frills, seems like a good phone. Outright cost to buy was around $170.(Handset, Battery,Charger).
My phones get knocked about alot so no point spending big heaps on them.
I got a siemens s55 mobile, not too shabby, didn't get the detachable camera with the phone, but just borrow a friends camera when we are out. Screen is easy to read and has quite good colour. the buttons are a little be small and if you have big fingers could be a little hard to type SMS quickly. It has bluetooth, infrared and can be connected up to the PC with a serial (included with the phone) or usb cable. Comes with all the software required and can be synchronised with Microsoft Outlook and used to keep track of appointments. It is also a tri-band phone so it can be used overseas. Its not a perfect phone, but it is quite solid and really does anything most people could want in a phone. The only major problem I have with it is that the polyphonic ringtones are not very loud and can sometimes be missed when the phone is in your pocket, but there is always the vibrate alert which you can feel.
The reason I got the S55 is that phones with cameras cannot be taken into some places, and as I will be working with Ford in product development next year, I wouldn't have been able to take the phone on site. This way I can still take the phone anywhere as the camera is not inbuilt to the handset.
If you have a decent budget, the new siemens models are the SL55 and the M55 which have better screens and some different features.
My current phone, a nokia 6310i seems to be regarded as the best phone that nokia ever made before the coloured screens/mms came in - its got all the bells and whistles - triband/bluetooth wank.... Its the business phone of nokia's "fleet", never had any trouble. Takes about 40 minutes to charge and this will last a whole week with about 2 hrs talk time. I just can't stand small mobile phones - these phones are about 10cm long.
As you may or may not have already read, I have a Motorola A920 phone on the 3 Network.
It has Videotalk, digital camera and picture, Video downloads, touch screen, MP3 player, USB, modem access via laptop (expensive to use), vibrate, MMS, 15c SMS, email usability, tri-band and regular news, sports and weather video updates.
The bad thing about these phones is the chew thru batteries if your a heavy phone user (they supply 2 batteries for you to charge as they reckon it will go thru 2 in a day) and the size of it is quite cumbersome.
Other than those things its an excellent phone with many updatable features.
what do you want the phone to do?
If you don't care about size the Nokia 3530 is the best thing out there it's about $370 or less to buy out right and it has polyphonic ringtones, java apps and games, colour screen and it's a joy to use.
Also the 3530 has the most powerful Java chip out of all but the very top model nokias (see jbenchmark.com)
for style I think the SL55 from Siemans is the best but they are a annoying phone to use for anything but phone calls.
The nokia 6610 is a good "business" phone.
Some of the ericssons have a good package as well.
Tell me what you want to do with it and I'll make a meaning full recomendation.
Breathe! It's only the internet....
ok what do I want it to do? needs to work with my bluetooth headset, and check my emails when I'm on holiday from work....but thats about it, as for what I'd like Big colour screen and big buttons would be nice.
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