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Topic # 101666 6-May-2012 08:30 Send private message

I've tried searching to narrow my search for a new phone but thought i might get a better result by consulting others.
Im not a big phone user but am after a phone that could act as an e-reader eg. fairly large screen. And i would also prefer a qwerty keyboard...but not an absolute must. Wifi capable for a bit of web browsing at lunchtime when im not reading an e-book.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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  Reply # 620326 6-May-2012 08:49 Send private message

You won't find a large screen smartphone for cheap. Also most smartphones lack keyboard these days - too heavy on an already heavy device.

Perhaps it's easier to buy an actual eBook reader (Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Sony) which will be cheaper than a smartphone?



 






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  Reply # 620336 6-May-2012 09:32 Send private message

Thanks for the suggestion....its just im going to need a new phone soon (on CDMA) and thought id try to get the extra functionality id actually use.

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  Reply # 620379 6-May-2012 11:13 Send private message

Check this link out its very good

http://www.androidnz.net/2012/05/buyers-guide-to-smartphones-in-nz.html




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  Reply # 620483 6-May-2012 15:15 Send private message

Mind you, that guide is good to a point - it only lists Android devices, leaving out of the loop the Apple iPhone and Windows Phone devices.





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  Reply # 620504 6-May-2012 15:45 Send private message

What about something like this? 
http://www.lg.com/in/mobile-phones/all-phones/LG-smart-phones-C660.jsp

2degrees sell them, and it has the features you want. 






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  Reply # 620561 6-May-2012 17:17 Send private message

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro

Samsung GT-i5510 Galaxy 4

LG GW620

These look OK...has anyone had one of these?



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  Reply # 620588 6-May-2012 18:05 Send private message

freitasm: Mind you, that guide is good to a point - it only lists Android devices, leaving out of the loop the Apple iPhone and Windows Phone devices.


Quite right but with the big screen required it sort of shortened the list a bit Innocent




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