help me choose a cellphone

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vniow, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    My Moto v60 from Verizon crapped out a few days ago and since I was looking to upgrade to something a bit more advanced anyway, this gives me the perfect excuse. :)

    I want a PDA/smartphone because I'm in a position now where I can actually make use of one whereas previously a simplistic phone like the v60 was all I needed. I'm also looking for one with Wi-Fi which is definitely a must. Some sort of keyboard is also a must given the amount of typing to did on my previous phone, a QWERTY keyboard would be a major help.

    I'm currently torn between a Nokia E70 or a Verizon (HTC something rebranded) XV6700. I don't care if it runs Symbian, Windows Mobile or Linux, the hardware requirements are much more important.

    I like the Nokia since its more like a phone when closed but the XV has a larger screen (dimensions, not rez) and its a touchscreen and I love touchscreens. The spoit keyboard of the E70 is a concern too since I use one of those types on a computer at work and I don't care for it.

    I can get them both with the same price so that's not an issue. Those are the two which fit my needs the most I think. I'm not a fan of any Treo or Blackberry style device so anything with tiny keys is out but if anyone has any other suggestions they're welcome. Oh, and I'm looking to get one as soon as I can, Friday being the earliest. This is my only phone and since I don't have a functioning one another is needed quickly.

  2. ready2switch macrumors 6502


    Apr 7, 2006
    It looks like you've done all your research already and that you will get what you need in either, so I'll just give my opinion. I like the 2nd one better (XV6700) based on screen size and other aesthetic measures.
  3. kellen macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I have a treo 650 and love it, but you nixed that.

    My brother bought the cingular 8125 (a rebranded HTC) and loves it. Runs windows mobile, has a sliding keyboard underneath stylus and something the 650 doesn't have, WiFi.

    He says he likes it alot, although the size is a little bit large, so he kept his old razr to swap out the sim card when he doesn't need all the bells and whistles of the 8125.

    Only negatives I heard him say is the speakerphone on it is a little weak.

    Give it a shot

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