Originally Posted by MrDublin
While they aren't perfect yet they are improving with every one they release. The trick is to make one with everything that people want and still make it small enough to be easy to carry. I personally like this one.
If they made it with a collapsing keyboard and upped the display resolution a bit, I might just give that Qtek 9100 a shot. But I'm really, really scared of cell phones in the US market. There's not a snowball's chance in hell I'm paying $100 a month for a narrow data pipe that's only good for one device, and that's what the providers want. And if I feel like customizing my ringtone, I have thousands of MP3s. I'm going to download some 30 second AM-quality rip for $2 for what reason, exactly?
I just picked up what's known as a 'won phone' here in Korea. You pick out a (used) handset for $50 or less. They put a SIM in it and set you up, and you pay 12 bucks to activate it. Then you buy cards that are as low as 1.8 cents/minute to power your phone. Why the hell can a country that was a third-world war-ravaged wreck two generations ago manage this, but the US of A can't?