What AT&T phone should I get?

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What AT&T phone should I get?

Postby Earlz » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:05 am UTC

Ok wide open topic here but anyway. I have AT&T, so the phone would have to be either for AT&T or unlocked. I don't want an iPhone because I hate complete touch screens. I have to basically be capable of texting without staring down at the keyboard, so QWERTY keyboard is preferred but a regular phone number pad also works. I do want it to be partially touch screen other than that though.

I am considering a smart phone of some sort but it's not really a priority. What do you think I should get? Currently I have a Samsung Impression and it is a huge load of suck. The problems with it that are causing me to get a new phone is that the keyboard is completely chaotic. Pressing the 'e' key either puts 4 'e's on the screen or it doesn't respond at all. The other big problems are just the complete lack of customization.

I'm not wanting to spend more than probably $300 for a new phone though. (buying it online without a renewal of contract). I'm also open to suggestions such as maybe not having touch screen(though I love it!) and other such things.

Basically what is a good phone that is stable and will still be just as stable a year from now?

Being a smart phone is optional but definitely not required.

The two phones I'm currently looking at also are the LG Xenon and the Motorola Backflip.
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Re: What AT&T phone should I get?

Postby nyeguy » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:44 am UTC

I have a Backflip, and for all the shit it got on the tech news circuit, I actually like it. I got it mainly for the same reasons as you; that is, a touch screen smartphone with a keyboard on AT&T.

It runs Android (currently 1.5, but its supposed to be upgraded to 2.1 in the next few months). They keypad is a little stiff, and takes getting used to, but it doesn't bug me at all. The processor, though not top of the line, is plenty fast enough for everything I use it.

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Re: What AT&T phone should I get?

Postby pseudoidiot » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:44 pm UTC

Something to keep in mind when getting an Android phone with AT&T:
http://www.geardiary.com/2010/06/16/why ... ng-matter/

There may be better articles out there on the subject, but that was the first that came up through searching. Should give you the general idea.
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