07-23-2012 02:28 PM
I am about to retire and have used a company-provided 8310 for many years (2G only) for email and GPRS/EDGE internet access. I want to get a device which will meet the following criteria:
- good voice quality
- good battery life
- 3G internet access
- keyboard or screen for text entry.
- I do not need / want access to loads of apps.
I am not particularly tech. or app. inclined - so asking the experts here for recommendations. I'm a low volume user (calls, texts and internet), so non-current models also of interest as may buy second hand device.
What would you recommend?
07-23-2012 02:48 PM
I'd recommend the 9900 all the way, it's easily the best device available. Only issue is that the battery life won't be as good because:
1 - It's a much newer device with a larger display, higher processor, 3g, etc, compared to your old phone.
2 - The battery is pretty small (this is the main problem).
Seidio has an extended battery which would resolve this, but then you have some additional cost in buying it.
07-23-2012 03:22 PM
I would also recommend the 9900. If you configure it wisely (e.g. using the battery saving mode and the auto on/off feature) you can reach 2 days of moderate use with no problems.
The keyboard and trackpad alone are worth the price for me - never had a more comfortable phone to type with.
As for the extended battery you can bye up to a 3500 mAh but it adds much bulk.