- 12-04-2012, 08:56 AM #5
It would be hard to choose an absolute favorite but this is a list of the ones I really liked.
Cingular (HTC) 8125
Palm Tungsten W
BB 8310 Curve (red)
Samsung GS2 Skyrocket
HTC Titan 2
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- 12-04-2012, 09:36 AM #10
Each new generation is probably my best phone. It's hard to compare a phone you buy today to a phone you bought 10 years ago.
I can tell you what was the worse phone I owned. It was an AT&T Siemens phone, back in like 1997 or 1998. Back then the signal was an analog signal, not digital, SIM cards weren't out yet, and you got crazy roaming charges all the time. The only time my Siemens phone would ring is when I missed a call and that was every call unless I was standing under an AT&T cell tower. I suffered with that thing for 2 years.Check out the great deals on Windows Phone Accessories: http://store.wpcentral.com
- 12-04-2012, 09:43 AM #11
All my Blackberries have proven the most reliable and robust phones I've ever owned - even my 1st Gen BB Storm. As much as I love the more advanced devices, especially my 920, nothing really touches the BB in terms of actual phone use and messaging. If I weren't so tied to WP for other reasons, I'd be counting down to BB10.
- 12-04-2012, 10:03 AM #14
From a call quality, reception, and battery life point of view, it was my TDMA Nokia 5165 and my GSM Nokia 6230. They were totally indestructible and the battery lasted an easy 5 days.
Other than that any phone that I own at that point in time, is the best one I ever had, so I would say the Lumia 820, closely followed by the 900The SmartPhone Parade (2006-Now)QTEK 9100 > Samsung Blackjack > Treo 750 > Treo Pro > BB 9700 > Xperia X10 > Motorola Atrix > HTC Vivid > Lumia 900 > Lumia 820
12-04-2012, 10:08 AM #15
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My Palm Pre. The OS was the best, and the shape and size were perfect. Like every review at the time said, it just felt great in your hand with its curved shape. The notifications were great, and somehow being able to just slide it open to answer a call was faster and easier. More graceful somehow. That falls under "tiny conveniences that make life better" for sure. So did being able to look into the top of my purse in a meeting, and confirm from the slider at the top that it was muted. There's a lot to be said for hardware over software for things like that.
I've had three phones since, and it still sits on its charger on my desk at home, telling me the time and checking my e-mail over WiFi.
Yes - I sit in front of a powerful desktop computer, and use the buzz of my Pre to tell me when I have new mail. And its notification system was so great, that a quick glance over at it continues to be the best way to know if I want to interrupt what I'm doing to read said e-mail.
My 8x is my first Windows phone, and it comes CLOSE to working with me as well as the Pre did, but it's not there yet.
- 12-04-2012, 10:53 AM #18
The one I am currently using. And the next one will probably be the new "best".
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HTC Surround - OS: 7.10.8107.79 - Firmware: 2250.21.40500.502
- 12-04-2012, 11:47 AM #21
My Nextel Chirp phones. Motorola's knew how to make those phones. If I wanted to talk to someone...just chirp them saved minutes, saved texts, quick & easy.
Next would be the Iphone 3G. The reason I loved it so...was because even though it was jailbroken....the community was high and I had everything for free, that was missing from the phone. Now they've included everything and now its just no fun which is why I have a WP8. :-)
- 12-04-2012, 12:00 PM #22
How did you get the phone to turn on without your Palm Profile being activated? I would love to keep it as a music player or use some of the apps currently on the phone.
Any advice would be great! Thanks.
- 12-04-2012, 12:24 PM #23
- 12-04-2012, 12:38 PM #24
My Pre 2 was my favorite phone. Would have had a Pre 3 if HP hadn't pulled the plug on it. Yeah, I could have bought one online, but for the price and knowledge of how app support was heading, I jumped ship.
Still miss webOS from time to time.
Best phone though, would have to be my 920... Spec wise, it beats everything else I've owned and WP8 is probably the best alternative to webOS.
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