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Old 11-03-2009, 3:50 PM
jimmy_fowler jimmy_fowler is offline
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Advice for new handset!

Hi there, my name is Jimmy and I'm new to the forums, and was hoping for some advice.

Basically, my contract is coming up soon, and I'm hoping to upgrade my handset. Price isn't much of an issue, I'm on a fairly expensive contract, so I've got a choice of pretty much any handset I fancy, as far as I'm aware.

I was hoping you all might be able to suggest some handsets for me to consider, as I don't really know much about the latest models.

I'm not really fussed about having a smartphone or iPhone or anything like that - I don't really need all of the extra applications and uses they offer, I don't really listen to music on my mobile phone, don't use internet on my phone, and am not really fussed about having Office applications or anything like that.

The are only a few things that I DO require. If possible, a good quality camera would be ideal - taking photos is pretty much the only extra thing I do on my mobile, as I don't have a camera, and even if I did, would prefer to just use my phone, if the camera was good enough.

The other thing is that I don't really like touch-screens or touch-sensitive buttons - I much prefer the clunky, clicking feel of traditional keys, so I know when I've pressed something!

So basically, I'm a bit of a traditionalist - all I do with my phone is make calls, send texts, and take photos/videos, and pretty much nothing else.

What of the newer phones might you suggest for me? I'd like something sleek and modern (although I don't use all the fancy new stuff, I still like a phone that looks sexy and has a nice interface!) and has a good quality camera.

Many thanks,
-Jimmy
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Old 11-03-2009, 4:15 PM
BarbaraBlackSheep BarbaraBlackSheep is offline
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Hi Jimmy,

I'm new here too - trying to find my feet here. It sounds to me that you are paying too much for your phone. From what I can gather the vast majority of networks ramp up their tariffs to cover the cost of the fancy handsets that come free with the contract. So, if you're just looking for a smart looking phone with a good camera, you may be able to save yourself a fortune by shopping around on your tariff.

As far as cool handsets go, without all the gadgets, the Samsung G600 sounds like it might be what you're looking for. My son just got one and loves it as it's slim, so doesn't bulk out his pockets (under 15mm thick). It also has a 5 megapixel camera and photo editing software on the phone.

The best price I found was at this website:
Samsung G600 black - only £25 per month! | Eye for a Bargain

for only 25 a month... sounds like a good deal to me.

Hope this helps!

Barbara x
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Old 13-03-2009, 8:18 PM
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hi my friend got a blackberry curve via upgrade about 2 weeks ago..and she's finding very efficient. the photos are quite good quality.. and it looks very trendy and smart! with a full qwerty keyboard u'll enjoy txting as well!! :-)
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Old 13-03-2009, 8:24 PM
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I agree with SaMUNDO1985...A QWerty keyboad does make it efficient for txting...unlike the current trend of touchscreen phones...most of the touchscreen phones nowadays have a different technology compared to a normal PDA...there seems to be some minuscule delay in response of the touch unlike the traditional touchscreen where the film over the lcd over a virtual matrix screen responds almost instantaneously.
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Old 13-03-2009, 8:29 PM
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Hello Mate, i am confused with your mumbo jumbo lingo. LOL... are you saying the new touchscreens technology are slow compared to the film based touchscreen?
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Old 14-03-2009, 7:09 PM
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i think that's exactly what he's tryin 2 say Nokia4life001!! but i dont think it makes much difference if the delay is only 'minuscule' :-)
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