I need to replace a Motorola MPx220 that I've using with T-Mobile. (It would be my 4th phone - I had a V188 (on which I broke the internal display), a V300 (which eventually died on me), and this MPx220 (which is having a charging related problem (I suspect the jack on the phone.))
(When I had to change phones the last couple times, I just took the SIM card out of the dead phone and put it in the functional one. I didn't have to go through my carrier. I expect to do the same in this case.)
I would like Windows or Linux OS (preferably Linux),
a flip phone form factor,
a 1.3mp or better camera (btw, the 0.3mp cam on the V300 was very good in indoor lighting, but the 1.3mp cam on the MPx220 was horrible),
and a mini or micro SD slot.
I also don't want to pay more than $160 or so.
Also I'm willing to buy a phone that's a few years old. (I don't need an iPhone yet, for example (although I like a lot of things about it), and I think I can save some $ by buying an older phone.)
I will be using it with T-Mobile ToGo (prepaid) service, so I require a GSM (at least tri-band preferably) phone (with, obviously, a SIM card slot.)
I'm considering the Motorola A1200 (Linux, 2mp cam, touch screen),
Motorola A780 (don't know all that much about it but it looks like a possibility),
Qtek 8500 (might be the HTC StarTrek or Cingular 3125 - someone recommended it on a thread I asked in the cell phones forum a few days ago),
or possibly just buying another MPx220.
I'm also considering the MPx (MPx300) - I like the dual-flip design and the qwerty keyboard. I just doubt I'll find one on ebay for as low as $150.
I plan to buy an unlocked phone on ebay, and hope I can get a good deal.
Of the phones I mentioned - I think I like the Motorola A1200 best. Should I go for that one, or is there another one you can recommend?