If you want real 3G (NOT EDGE) and GSM with a full keyboard, you are looking at either the Cingular 8525 or the Samsung Blackjack. I personally have the LG CU500 3G Cingular phone and the speed is amazing. If you are willing to change carriers to Verizon you can get the Motorola Q which uses the CDMA version of 3G called EVDO. Tmobile is only EDGE and I am not familiar with Sprint.
I want the following in order of importance:
1. E-mail; Internet (screen must be able to be seen in sunlight; WiFi, 3G
1a. Full QWERTY keyboard, well-backlit
2. Phone coverage (clarity); speakerphone
3. MP3, maybe radio
5. Low cost with new plan
I am a current Cingular customer but have completed my current two-year commitment. I want to take advantage of free offers on the web but the phone I first chose, a Nokia E62 which met my needs, and was coupled with a plan with Cingular, I found I could not get free because I was already a Cingular customer. That seems screwed up but I understand that thay are trying to get customers away from the competition.
Choices have come down to the E62, Cing. 8525, T-Mobile Dash, T-Mobile MDA.
Are there any other other devices out there that anyone knows about that would fit the criteria?
Thanks in advance!