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ironic.demise
November 8th, 2010, 10:59 PM
I'm looking for a new mobile phone.
I'm looking for (Listed by priority, highest to lowest)
1:A good camera
2:Wi-Fi
3:A qwerty touchpad.

I don't care about 3G, 4G or anything related to accessing a mobile network
I'm not too fussed with storage space, anything >512mb is fine.

and I want to know what the linux scene is and possibly the cheapest way to get android on it (I don't like android but this phone is for my girlfriend, who does)

Price range <180

Anybody have any good news about the quality of the Samsung I5500 photos?
It's quite important, this is going to record my pregnant wife/baby

ironic.demise
November 10th, 2010, 12:08 PM
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Paqman
November 10th, 2010, 12:22 PM
Price range <180


Contract? PAYG? Or do you already have a SIM to stick in it and you're looking to buy just the phone?

ironic.demise
November 10th, 2010, 01:04 PM
Prefer Pay and go, I have a sim card and don't use phones that much to warrant a contract as I'll be paying more than if I just went with a phone.

Drenriza
November 10th, 2010, 01:17 PM
Anybody have any good news about the quality of the Samsung I5500 photos?
It's quite important, this is going to record my pregnant wife/baby

Please remember that if taking pictures is quite important, that you dont take the phone with the highest Mega Pixels. Since a phone with higher Mega Pixels can take worse pictures then a phone with lower. The reason is that the lens has a big deal in taking good pictures. And this along with the camera need to be of decent quality.

ukripper
November 10th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Recently bought Tmobile pulse a.k.a Huawei U8220 Android for 99 pay as you go for my brother - more info http://wiki.modaco.com/index.php/Huawei_U8220. With 2.1 android it is better than my HTC hero but doesn't have a great camera. Unlocked for 12 and now running orange.

ironic.demise
November 10th, 2010, 01:21 PM
Please remember that if taking pictures is quite important, that you dont take the phone with the highest Mega Pixels. Since a phone with higher Mega Pixels can take worse pictures then a phone with lower. The reason is that the lens has a big deal in taking good pictures. And this along with the camera need to be of decent quality.

I learned that lesson some time ago, My phone (2mp) and my girlfriends phone (also 2mp) take very noticeably different quality photos.
They both have the same resolution (2mp) but one looks like it failed to render it properly and got stuck in 8bit colour :(

newbie2
November 10th, 2010, 06:18 PM
My advise : take one with a camera, because barcode is gonna be THE HYPE next year : http://barcodenerds.blogspot.com/2010/11/business-finally-discovering-beauty-of.html

Here you can download the free neoreader : http://www.neoreader.com/get-neoreader/wap-download onto your smartphone, and then create your own website into a barcode icon :
http://www.neoreader.com/create-your-own-code

Some people already make it to pay respects to their dearly :
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1030433/barcodes-tombs-connect-dead
http://asiajin.com/blog/2008/03/13/2d-barcode-tombstone/

ironic.demise
November 11th, 2010, 12:47 AM
My advise : take one with a camera, because barcode is gonna be THE HYPE next year : http://barcodenerds.blogspot.com/2010/11/business-finally-discovering-beauty-of.html

Here you can download the free neoreader : http://www.neoreader.com/get-neoreader/wap-download onto your smartphone, and then create your own website into a barcode icon :
http://www.neoreader.com/create-your-own-code

Some people already make it to pay respects to their dearly :
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1030433/barcodes-tombs-connect-dead
http://asiajin.com/blog/2008/03/13/2d-barcode-tombstone/

Interesting.
I'm looking for a good camera specifically for my coming baby to record the first years

LowSky
November 11th, 2010, 01:35 AM
Go to phone store and check the camera's yourself. Any one person's idea of good can be radically different from the next.

As for anything else. I'm in the USA where the phone industry is way different. A model here might not be available to you or have a different feature list.

Donalt2010
November 11th, 2010, 01:45 AM
http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/SONY-ERIC-X10-MINI/PPAY?src=phoneFinder&tariffNetworks=&clearance=false

This seems to be a good deal. Or you could try the HTC Wildfire for 129.99 on Vodafone

http://www.woolworths.co.uk/htc-mobile-phone-wildfire-vodafone/800613664.prd?browseToken=%2fq%2fhtc+wildfire&prdToken=/p/prod4910099-sku7520735

Hope this helps.

ironic.demise
November 11th, 2010, 06:28 PM
http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/SONY-ERIC-X10-MINI/PPAY?src=phoneFinder&tariffNetworks=&clearance=false

This seems to be a good deal. Or you could try the HTC Wildfire for 129.99 on Vodafone

http://www.woolworths.co.uk/htc-mobile-phone-wildfire-vodafone/800613664.prd?browseToken=%2fq%2fhtc+wildfire&prdToken=/p/prod4910099-sku7520735

Hope this helps.
I appreciate all the advice people are giving, it's really good to see what deals people know about that I didn't find

:edit: LOVE the look of the HTC mini