>Help Me Out… Choosing a new Mobile Phone
I have had a Sidekick mobile phone for about 5 years. I had the Sidekick 2 model, the Sidekick 3 model, and then the Sidekick 2008 model (and I have the cute purple floral one pictured). I obviously liked it. But at the time, there weren’t as many “smart phone” options… it was really Palm Pilot, Blackberry, or Sidekick. And now there are a BILLION of them out there! iPhone, Droid, etc. And i haven’t done ANY research on them.
Well, my contract is up in late August or early September, and I think it’s time to move on. Each of my Sidekicks by the end of their 2 year contracts were in sorry shape, they just don’t hold up. This recent one has done the best… but i’m on my THIRD battery, the first two completely died on me and won’t hold a charge. Lucky for me, an awesome internet/blog friend (MLL) send me two new ones, but one died and now I’m on that last one… because they cost $50 a piece!!!
So, here are the things I use my phone for, in priority order.
1. Email – and I want there to be at least 3 different accounts on it.
2. Web Browsing
3.Text Messaging/Picture Messaging
4. Photos – must be decent quality
5. Phone Calls
I don’t use the calendar function, I still use paper for that.
And, I don’t want to pay more than $80 a month for unlimited web browsing and texting. I don’t care about talk minutes, I barely talk on the phone.
I need to see if and where we’re moving first, because some carriers don’t get good cell reception in some areas and some get excellent, so that will be a consideration as well.
You’d think iPhone would be my obvious first choice, but I just don’t know if I’m a fan of the touch screen. It seems hard to use and not very precise… and that it would get scratched and icky quickly. So… if you have touch screen, tell me if you’re happy with it.
So… help me out. What kind of Smart Phone do YOU use… do you like it??? What functions do you use?? And what should I get?!??
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