Oncop53: My wife's phone is dieing and I want to get her a cheap android.
What would you choose out of the Vodafone 845 http://bit.ly/bn0o10
or the 2degrees IDEOS U8150 http://bit.ly/9wxhyw
Of those two, I'd get the IDEOS. Also in the price range are the LG Optimus GT540 and the SE Xperia Mini
But the IDEOS comes with Android v2.2, which is a big plus for performance, provided the phone has enough RAM to support JIT. The IDEOS should, with 256Mb. Just. Top line phones have 512MB. HTC Magic 32b has 192MB...and JIT is pretty bad. Just not enough RAM in 192MB.
ASIDE: None of the <$400 phones can do Adobe Flash. They are all ARMv6-based (the processor)...and the processor in the phone has to be ARMv7 to support Flash on the phone (or other device). Android v2.2 is also required for Flash - so ARMv7 + Android v2.2 = Flash works pretty well on the phone.