Not a blind beleiver but I have tried Nokia, Samsung, Motorola and Soni ericcson phones. The most user friendly is Nokia and it has lesser keys than other phones. I would recommend the Nokia 6230i or the 6230 too.
Motorola phones are attractive to look at but they are slow, the software hangs from time to time, call drops etc...
Here's how bad the Motorola software really is: I got a call on my cell phone once and the no. which showed up was that of my friend who was sitting right in front of me and he wasnt even calling me. I found out later that it was someone who called me and the no. which showed up was that of my friend.
Another incident: For no apparent reason my room mates Motorola phone's light used to come on for some 20 seconds and go off.
I smell Microsoft in the software....
Check the reviews about the ROKR before you buy it. That phone has some problems witht the software too.
Hmmm... Maybe it's just the particular models I had -- or the network -- but my Nokia from AT&T was so bad that I pretty much stopped using it. ("What?" "It's cutting out again." "What?" "I'll call you on a real phone later." "What?") I got a Motorola from Qwest, and all is well.
Before the Nokia, I had an Ericson that worked well (other than getting really hot after about 10 minutes of use). But that was a long time ago.
If I had to switch now, I think I would get a Motorola from Cingular.
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