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    • devizes18193
    • By devizes18193 28th Aug 11, 8:30 PM
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    • 28th Aug 11, 8:30 PM
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    • 28th Aug 11, 8:30 PM
    what you idea of good ie camera operating system etc . I have a 70 android crap camera but to me its not important.
  • Frank Force
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    • 28th Aug 11, 8:34 PM
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    • 28th Aug 11, 8:34 PM
    I've been looking around the internet at mobile phones for the last day or two and you can get a new HTC Wildfire S on Amazon and Play for under 200. Not the current flagship model but they still look like they'll do the job pretty well.

    The Orange San Francisco is a cheap phone that I've heard is extremely good for the money.
    • mummyof5
    • By mummyof5 28th Aug 11, 8:34 PM
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    • 28th Aug 11, 8:34 PM
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    • 28th Aug 11, 8:34 PM
    I bought the HTC cha cha in carphone warehouse for 200 plus top up .
    It is now 149 sim free - great little phone .
  • swimsink
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    • 28th Aug 11, 8:36 PM
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    • 28th Aug 11, 8:36 PM
    My mum has a HTC cha cha (forever embarassing she has a better phone than me) and I found it quite bizarre the keyboard/touchscreen thing personally, I think i'd prefer one or the other. Not keen on blackberries. Great camera isn't an issue because I have a decent little camera already Apart from that open to anything!
    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 28th Aug 11, 9:58 PM
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    • 28th Aug 11, 9:58 PM
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    • 28th Aug 11, 9:58 PM
    Samsung Galaxy Ace 160ish
    SE Xperia Mini 160ish (not old X10)
    Acer Liquid Mini 155ish
    Orange Monte Carlo 160ish
    Motorola Milestone 180ish

    All PAYG or sim-free.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
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    • Horizon81
    • By Horizon81 29th Aug 11, 9:34 PM
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    • 29th Aug 11, 9:34 PM
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    • 29th Aug 11, 9:34 PM
    Where can you get a Samsung Galaxy Ace for 160ish?
    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 29th Aug 11, 9:40 PM
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    • 29th Aug 11, 9:40 PM
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    • 29th Aug 11, 9:40 PM
    http://www.phones4u.co.uk/shop/shop_payg_details.asp?ItemKey=541108&intcid=PAYG_T op10_p5&sr%3D1103%26du%3D10074%5F8%25B7%253F5%25CA %251C7%25215P%25E5%25D3%25F3%25A3%2517%25E9%25AB%2 5CC%2586%251A%25A0u%25C4%2598o%25C9%259B%25CA%25E1 %2504%25CFq

    quidco 6.50
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
    • Horizon81
    • By Horizon81 29th Aug 11, 9:47 PM
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    • 29th Aug 11, 9:47 PM
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    • 29th Aug 11, 9:47 PM
    Cheers, hadn't noticved that.

    Slightly off topic, but what would you say is the best cameraphone for under 200. And.... the best non-smartphone for under 200 (if such phones still exist)?
    • womble12345
    • By womble12345 30th Aug 11, 10:50 AM
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    My Orange San Francisco power button has broken so its time for an upgrade. The motorola milestone appeals as it has a proper keyboard but I cant find it under 260, any idea where I can get it for under 200?
    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 30th Aug 11, 11:10 AM
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    http://www.gummobile.com/phones/Motorola_Milestone_XT720_Android_Smartphone_Sim_Fr ee.aspx

    What's "a proper keyboard"?
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
    • womble12345
    • By womble12345 30th Aug 11, 11:31 AM
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    By 'proper keyboard' I meant hardware QWERTY keyboard like this:
    http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_milestone-3001.php
    But it appears the one you linked to doesnt have the hardware keyboard....
    • saintjammyswine
    • By saintjammyswine 1st Sep 11, 12:43 PM
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    I have Samsung Galaxy Apollo, Carphone Warehouse a couple of months ago only 90 as I am already on O2. Good camera, Android, WiFi HSDPA bit of a PAYGO bargain!
  • BaconandEggs
    I have Samsung Galaxy Apollo, Carphone Warehouse a couple of months ago only 90 as I am already on O2. Good camera, Android, WiFi HSDPA bit of a PAYGO bargain!
    Originally posted by saintjammyswine
    Is this only available on Orange still? Could it be onlocked to go on other networks?

    T-mobile had a stonking offer on a (pink) smart phone a few months back. The price was really low!
    • saintjammyswine
    • By saintjammyswine 1st Sep 11, 3:04 PM
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    I got it on O2 and I think it is now unlocked for all at Carphone Warehouse. It is a great alternative to the 300+ smartphones on PAYGO obviously not quite as good but still excellent.
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