Mar 29, 2010 3:49 AM
So, as it stands, I have an iPhone 3GS 16GB. Jailbroken, unlocked, and I've been using it for a long while. I've had every iteration of the iPhone, and before that used HTC phones almost exclusively, aside from when I used some "fashion" dumbphones like the Nokia 8800/8801/8600 Luna and the Bang & Olufsen Serene.

I basically want to relegate my iPhone to iPod/GPS usage, and start using a dumbphone for phone calls again. I'm looking to get a high-end fashion phone again. Do any of you have any suggestions (no Vertu/Mobiado) as to anything that you think is kind of cool? I was thinking along the lines of a Motorola Aura, but they're sooo damn expensive. I loved my Nokia 8801 but the battery life lasted like 12 hours with hardly any usage for me. Nokia 8800 Siroccos are nice, but 99.9% of them on eBay are fake.

Any opinions on what you guys like/suggest? Or if you know where to get a cheap Aura, that'd work, too... :p
Dan Carnevale
Mar 29, 2010 6:33 AM
I would have been more than happy to help you if you had asked this question, like, 2 years ago.
Since I got my Android device, I've fallen out of the new handset market.
I'm in love. :)
I'd check out:
www.mobileburn.com to start your search.
Dorian Davies
Mar 30, 2010 7:14 PM
how about hanging on for this?


it's even a portable hotspot and has an awesome 16gb on-board, impressive for a phone. 4G is going to be awesome since we're going to be waiting a while for WiMAX to really get the backing it needs, 4G is looking to be the future for wireless inter-operability...until the next standard comes along :-)

(I know you wanted a dumbphone, but really? how cool is this phone lol)
Mar 30, 2010 11:04 PM
I agree the HTC EVO 4G is pretty badass. I'm not going to go to a CDMA carrier for it. Still prefer to have a dumbphone at this point in time though. :) I love my iPhone 3GS, but I'm just tired of using it as a phone.
MasChingon .
Mar 30, 2010 11:09 PM
I'll switch when the Iphone 4g comes out, none of the other phones really compare, in totality, IMO

Hopefully, Apple switches up the interface or tweaks it up, a little bit, to make it different than prior versions....until then, it's the 3gs for me.

I was an HTC guy before the Iphone and loved them...don't know of any of the current models....phonescoop is the best place for new model info...HTH
Thread Killers
Mar 31, 2010 12:35 AM
Same here. I was hardcore HTC. But once I started playing with the iPhone, I got sick of them really fast. The processor just cannot hold a candle to the iPhone. I found my phone constantly lagging, even if I did two or three reboots during my day. The iPhone 2G was even faster than my HTC device at the time, and the 2G sucked balls.

As far as smartphones/PDAs/mobile computing devices go, I have yet to find a device that I like more than the iPhone. I've tried many, many different brands, models and OSs. If I ever had to drop my iPhone, I think the only thing I'd go back to is a Windows Mobile HTC device. Their newest Windows 7 Mobile phones are looking to be pretty good. But time will tell, of course.

Got His Icon !
Mar 31, 2010 12:56 AM
Another great place for phone info is howardforums.com


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