I am in the market for a new cell phone, however I am having a hard time deciding.
The reason that I am getting a new cell phone is because I am currently on my second borrowed phone in about six months. My last phone was a Motorola V3xx which had an encounter with the toilet -- don't ask -- and promptly ceased to function, or even turn on.
After the water show, I used my old phone that I kept after the upgrade, a Motorola v180, which would hold a charge for about three hours. Then I borrowed my oldest brother's Motorola Razor -- one of the first Razors -- which quit texting and messaging all together, including voicemail. After a short time later, the camera quit and I could not even get to my pictures with out the phone freezing up. Then I moved to the phone I am currently using, a Moto Krzr that I borrowed from another brother of mine when he got a new phone. The problem with this phone is that it is not mine.
I am eligible for an upgrade later this month so I have been doing some looking around to make the process quicker when it came time. I must say I am not that impressed.
I like the LG Shine, but my oldest brother had one and he had a lot of difficulty with it. I do not want to go through the hassle of that all over again. I really like it because the way it looks and because it is a slider phone. The other one that I am looking at is the Blackberry Pearl. This is interesting because I wanted a Blackberry when I was in college to help keep track of my busy schedule. Instead I got a PDA which I do not use anymore. This makes me wonder if a Blackberry Pearl would be much more phone than I really need. Plus all the extras are pretty useless unless you have a media plan, which I don't.
There are a couple phones online that are visually appealing to me, but I just don't know. I can tell you one thing, I will not be getting a Razr or even a Motorola for good long while.
Who knew that cell phones would grow to be so popular that buying a cell phone would be as intensive as buying a car.