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Best phones to break the piggy bank for in the months ahead

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Jul 2011, 02:44

We create a list of the most-anticipated handsets from the major manufacturers, both officially announced or rumored, in order to help you figure out when to break the piggy bank...

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posted on 15 Jul 2011, 03:03 12

1. prashant_93 (unregistered)

Nokia's WP7 phone and apple's iphone 5 are the most anticipated devices.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 03:07 5

2. android_hitman (unregistered)

Nexus Prime and Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo for me

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 18:23 1

34. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

Nexus Prime = YES! (if the SGSII is any indication where Samsung is going, bring it!!)

Apple = YES! (iPhone 5 with a bigger screen - Please be 4" - might be enough to get me back from the Android Dark Side :D )

HTC = Maybe (Dual core Snapdragon is an underperformer...)

RIM = Maybe (only if they go QNX and ditch the current out dated OS)

Sony Ericcson = No (I'm still angry from the X10 days)

Nokia = No way.. Meego maybe, but support and updates?? Nokia has lost the plot going Winmo.

... and last but not least

Motorola = Definitely No (I mean, has the Atrix been updated to Gingerbread world wide yet? And the Xoom - yet another recent device thats been left out in the cold internationally.. Motorola has turned into the Sony Ericcson of the past with a Fcuk em all very poor customer support attitude)

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 22:14 2

40. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

"Nokia has lost the plot going Winmo".... Im sorry sir, but you have lost the plot! WinMo has died - they are going with Windows Phone 7 (completely new platform that is more stable than your dark side Android, and fresh unlike the tired iOS.)

PS Sammy might be coming out with a GSII with Windows Phone on it, we'll see how you feel about that.

Oh and just to be clear I am an Android/BlackBerry user... So I'm not hating on ur style, just ur ignorance.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 03:24 3

3. BoogieEJ (unregistered)

I like iPhone 5 and I like to see the Nokia and Sony Ericsson giving new phones, but I dont like motorolla and HTC and Samsung because they are giving the same OS and giving the same phones with less or great features.......... sigh :O

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 03:29 6

4. BER5IH (unregistered)

i would look forward for sony ericsson xperia DUO AND Nokia Windows Phone as i like photographing very MUCH!!!! I need the best cameraphone in the market!!! so IPHONE (icrap) would not be my choice ^^

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 03:41 2

7. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

Have you used the iPhone's camera? I used to have a S.E. C901 with a 5MP camera, but it doesn't come close to what the iPhone can do with its 5MP camera.

While Sony undoubtedly make some of the best camera phones, they're notoriously slow when it comes to updating their phones' software and that quite annoying to say the least.

Ultimately, the choice is yours though. Camera vs latest software.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 11:29 2

25. mellojello (unregistered)

urmm.. ur comparing to c901??? u ok bro?? please compare to a galaxy s, s2, nokia n9 or sony ericsson arc.... when u do that u wll realise that iphone's camera is crap

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 04:30 1

44. ivanprskalo (Posts: 123; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

@ "software and that quite annoying to say the least"
Yeah, if you are ignorant baby who don't like to think at all...
iOS is produced for STUPID people, mostly Americans, with simplicity of use as a main thing - BUT that is BAD. Why? Because all of restrictions that same policy brings. I mean, this is a free world in which everyone should take responsibility for it's own actions. iOs needs to be jailbroken for comfortable use and does this says anything to all iCrap owners?!? You are in JAIL people! Face it! :D
Android on the other hand has only one issue that needs to be work on: battery consumption. If manufacturers found the way to squeeze 3 days of life from average 1500mAh battery - that would mean slow but certain end of all other competition.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 23:22 2

36. eiyoy009 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)

agree...nokia is th only one...!! im so excited about their hardware design...i dont like samsung, htc and other android because they are saved by the OS android... hardware is the true competition among smartphone manufacturer....nokia have the great choice...WP7!!!

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 04:43

42. tahnik (unregistered)


posted on 15 Jul 2011, 03:29 5

5. gregs (unregistered)

I want nokia N9 in Poland!!!

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 03:33 6

6. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

I've played around with the Samsung GS2 and the new Blackberry handsets.(The Monza is definitely the best of the bunch, with a much better touchscreen and good build quality)

The GS2 has an amazing screen and it feels weird going back to the iPhone's smaller screen afterwards. I didn't really like materials they used though. It feels like they used cheap plastic similar to Nokia's N97 and it leaves doubts in my mind to its durability.(But that's just my personal opinion)

Motorola needs to market their products better internationally. Couldn't get my hands on any of Moto's new handsets.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 03:54 7

8. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

What? It feels weird for you to go back to the iphone's smaller screen after using the GS2 phone? Hmmmmm, that's odd. Coz I use my ipad2 a lot, and I don't feel weird using my iphone4 right after, and the ipad2 has a way more bigger screen than the GS2, lol.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 04:09 6

9. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

I have an iPad2 as well. Last time I checked it wasn't a phone.

Once you've used a PHONE with a bigger screen it's an adjustment to go back to a smaller one. And I have to admit I prefer the bigger screen.

Try it first, then get back to me.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 14:19 7

28. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

It doesn't matter. The ipad2 is pretty much an iphone minus the phone. We're not talking about phone features here, but rather switching back and forth from a bigger touchscreen to a smaller touchscreen device.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 04:13 3

10. ohman (unregistered)

Maybe that's because, you know, the iPad 2 isn't a phone?

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 06:13 1

38. bronx (unregistered)

i completely understand what phoneluver is saying. just got my sgs2 for a mere 2 days and when i used my wave I again, the screen just doesnt look the same, it felt miniscule somehow. and not just the size, the crispiness and clarity of the screen as well... felt weird ...haha..thought it was just me.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 04:14 1

11. John (unregistered)

I looking for a n9 with a keyboard running on meego, opensource is always long lasting and we can tweek anything we want

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 06:49 2

12. lanni - kosovo (unregistered)

I like all phones to have but Nokia n9 with Meego I like so mach ..and Iphone 5 Ilike but litle..!

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 07:56 3

13. DigitalMD222222 (unregistered)

Whit all companies tiering or throttling their data plans, I think anticipation is waining for the new phones
Since the cariers tag you with both up and down data and all the spam ads they put on every internet page, a typical user that listens to a few tunes, watches a u-tube, does a little browsing and emails will hit 200mb a day without breaking a sweat. What erks me about the cell companies is they push "fastest speed, unlimited, rule the airways" and then tier or throttle you to death. Why don't they advertise "we have the tightest throttling in the business" Or we have the highest price per Mb of any of the top carriers" This practice will put an end to the anticipation of customers that want to use their high priced shiny little toys for something other than a paperweight.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 08:19 4

14. NeXoS (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 May 2011)

The iPhone 4 sure looks A LOT like the Garmi Nuvi, which was released before the iPhone 4 and won design awards.


Apple is suing Samsung for copying design? That's like the pot calling the kettle black.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 08:24 2

15. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Like a lot of other users, I do wish Samsung added a little bit of solid mass to their devices. The Mango-flavored GS2 is a dream come true for those of us who want a W7 phone. But a LITTLE more weight would be nice. Still, hard to argue with quality options like what is under the plastic body. However, maybe I should wait to see if they ever release the GS2 Droid first before I get excited for the W7 beast.

4.7 inches on the Eternity?? I love HTC and would jump at this if it would fit in anything smaller than a duffle bag. Geez.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 08:42 2

16. CLINTONW25 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)

man i want a dam n9..nothing else...maybe an iphone 5

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 08:45 2

17. nutty man (unregistered)

how bout this. iphone sucks ass. tiny little outdated pos that it is. sorry camera. sony and nokia def ftw! best camera's around for phones.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 09:23 6

18. Mehha (Posts: 26; Member since: 25 May 2011)

I'll pick N9... come on out baby :)

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 09:31 3

19. Man2006 (unregistered)

I can't wait for the Nokia Sea Ray and Nexus Prime

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 09:37 3

20. angelo606 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)

Many people like me want Nokia N9 and Sea Ray kick samsung and apples a*s

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 09:49 4

21. TheGeeklord (unregistered)

It's no. 1: N9 and no. 2: Nexus Prime for me. All I want to hear is Nokia saying "one Meego phone per year" and I'm sold. As for the Nexus, I'm wishing it was an HTC, though we never know. But really, I'm with the N9. Best looking OS and phone I've encountered to date.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 10:00 1

23. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)

sony is looking the best on paper but the nexus prime is what im waiting for.

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