Phone suggestions

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by Vanquished, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    My Friend is looking for a good phone for under 200 dollars new without a contract (basically off ebay). Anybody have any suggestions, He wants something as close to the 8925 as possible, though I told him that he couldn't find that phone new for near 200...

    Basically anything "cool" with productivity, and as far from the razr as possible.

    Thanks,
    Jack
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    anything by HTC :)

    I'll probably repace my iphone with an HTC device on windows mobile 7 or a google android device around december next year when my iphone contract expires :)
     
  3. Johnny

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    A blackberry maybe ?
     
  4. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Blackberry is probably out. I'll check with him, but I think he wants something more fun. I know HTC is great but they're expensive, even my 8525 on ebay would be over 200 dollars...
    Im trying to find him a cheap unlocked touch as of now, but any other suggestions would be great still.
     
  5. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    BlackJack 1 or 2, depending on the price.
     
  6. gonaads

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  7. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    I agree with gonaads,

    Google G1 Android. the next best thing :)
     
  8. Johnny

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    That 8925 is a nice phone ...
     
  9. Temperal

    Temperal OSNN Junior Addict

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    Unfortunately the Tmobile G1 is running $200 as an upgrade for existing customers who are 22 months into their contract and are willing to extend 2 more years. Is $300 for customers who are not eligible for an upgrade but are willing to extend their contract for two years. Scheduled to be in preorder customers hands Oct. 22nd.
     
  10. madmatt

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    Another vote for HTC. I sold my Tilt for $300.00 on eBay (it was about eight months old at the time). I will likely be selling my TyTN II and Touch Dual as well, but I'm looking for far more than $200.00 on these.

    I'm up in the air. I want the Touch Pro or Touch HD.
     
  11. LordOfLA

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    HTC Shift :D
     
  12. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    I am planning on getting the Sony Xperia X1 when it comes out this week, not that you can get it for the price you have quoted though (without getting a contract).
     
  13. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    iPhone 3G?

    :smoker:
     
  14. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    saz: not at that price point without a contract..
     
  15. strjms72

    strjms72 OSNN Junior Addict

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    iphone is too expensive. i chose HTC 8925

     
  16. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Isn't there a minimum contract to get the Android-powered phone from T-Mobile?
     
  17. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I thought it was 2 years.
     
  18. Temperal

    Temperal OSNN Junior Addict

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    To preorder as an existing customer you have to agree to a two year extension. I ordered one despite some reservations re: the design and features. I will do a review when I get it (10/22).
     
  19. technomom

    technomom Techno Mom

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    Hubs has he HTC Touch and LOVES it. He's able to keep up with work, even on the go. (Review)

    I have the Instinct and I like it a lot. I'm pretty sure you could find one on Ebay in your price range. It doesn't run Windows, but it's pretty darned cool! You can see my review of it here: Samsung Instinct for Sprint
     
  20. Johnny

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    I still want a blackberry...