Help picking out a phone....

nospleen

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Hello, I currently have a Blackberry 8700 that i use for work. I want to buy a personal phone and I have a few requirements.

1. Smallish, doesn't have to be super tiny, but pocketable.
2. Bluetooth
3. Works with isync or comes with mac sync software
4. Prefer white to match my imac, but open to silver colors
5. GSM, unlocked or Cingular
6. I prefer to stay under $300, I will be buying it on Ebay

I have looked all over phone scoop and I still cannot decide... Any help would be appreciated!
 

Abstract

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Motorola sucks. It's not just a matter of getting used to the UI. I really shouldn't need to. It should be more instinctive. Sony Ericsson is the best, IMO. Their little joystick thing sucks, but other than that, great phones. :)
 

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yg17 said:
Cant go wrong with anything from Sony Ericsson. Avoid Motorola like the plague
you speak the truth. all 3 of the sony erricsons i own have been flawless, the razr my sister owned was great the two times it decided to actually sync.
 

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Don't get a RAZR, or any RAZR based spin off with the some UI as it...they suck big time. The phone looks cool but the UI is crap...and from what I hear its like that on most Mot phones


I've had basic LG phones and they seem to work well.
 

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yg17 said:
Cant go wrong with anything from Sony Ericsson. Avoid Motorola like the plague
Ditto.

the K750i is a great phone, and if you're handy with a screwdriver can get a white housing and fascia for it on ebay for about 15 quid.
 

kretzy

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Yeah, definitely not Motorola. they're just annoying to use. I had a Samsung for a few years and I loved it (until the screen died), but I've got a Nokia now and it's pretty good as well.
 

nospleen

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How is the Sony T630?? I will stay away from Motorola from everyones recommendation...
 

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I have a ROKR, and it only sucks a little. I customized everything, so it's not that bad. I like the Sonys, but the good ones seemed like more than I'd wanted to spend on a phone. I was wanting a SLVR, but I needed a phone and it didn't come out until a couple of months later. Camera sucks, but I never use it. Rarely use the music part. Mostly just liked that it has pretty good battery life and was free after rebate. Or would be, if I ever get the rebate.

My parents have those cheapy LGs that Verizon gives away for almost free and those suck, so the best thing to do is go into the store, try a couple out, then buy it online at someplace like Amazon or Buy.com.
 

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nospleen said:
Hello, I currently have a Blackberry 8700 that i use for work...
How does your 8700 play with iSync? I'm toying with the idea of getting one.
 

nospleen

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Anyone have the Nokia 8801? If so, how do you like it and how well does isync work with it?
 

nospleen

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Clydefrog said:
8801 is nice,but so much money. have you checke dout the Nokia E62?
I have not checked out the E62 yet, will do here in a sec. I can get a new 8801 for about 320 shipped on ebay...
 

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nospleen said:
Anyone have the Nokia 8801? If so, how do you like it and how well does isync work with it?
The nokia 8801 is not really a good choice unless you want it for style only. The battery life sucks, the keypad is cramped, and it lacks very many features.

I have a Nokia N80, which I have no idea if it syncs to a Mac or not, but its a S60 series phone, so there is supposed to be a bunch of software out there for it. It might be worth a look.
 

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I personally like Samsung phones. The D900 is a nice phone and works well (nice UI) but is not available in white.
 

nospleen

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Koodauw said:
The nokia 8801 is not really a good choice unless you want it for style only. The battery life sucks, the keypad is cramped, and it lacks very many features.

I have a Nokia N80, which I have no idea if it syncs to a Mac or not, but its a S60 series phone, so there is supposed to be a bunch of software out there for it. It might be worth a look.
Oooooh, that one looks nice! It does not show that it is compatible with isync. But, most all other Nokias are, so it may be...

http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/isync/devices.html
 

nospleen

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lexus said:
Is Cingular CDMA of GSM, I use T-Mobile for my US needs.

If it is GSM it will work.
Cingular is GSM, but this phone does not support 850mhz. So, I was wondering if in Texas we use the 850. I called Cingular and they said we have both, 850 and 1900. But, they said it should work just fine. But, they sure didn't sound convincing.