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August 30, 2010 2:46:09 AM

I'm lookin for a cheap QWERTY phone

with COLOR
3.5mm jack, or the fast port(the one with Sony Ericssons)

it can be the kind where I hav to slide it in order the access the QWERTY pad, as long as it can do QWERTY its ok

the brands available in my country:

LG
Nokia
Samsung
Apple(worst)

and some other china phone brands not worth mentioning

So far, I've seen options like the Nokia C3, the Samsung B3210 CorbyTXT and the LG GW300, I myt be willing to buy one of these but...

Any other options? preferably sumthin cheaper....

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August 30, 2010 10:05:27 PM

What carrier are you on or plan to sign up with?
September 1, 2010 1:22:45 AM

doesn't really matter, I need an unlocked one. and BTW, Sony Ericson is included
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September 2, 2010 9:33:25 AM

Corby Txt has a very bad screen...
LG GW300 is a good phone. Keys are good and so is the sound quality so you can go for it.

BTW Corby Pro B5310 is also a very good phone that meets your requirements. But it is not as cheap as other phones listed earlier.

Corby Plus B3410 also has slide out qwerty (and touch screen too!!)but dunno if it has 3.5mm jack but the price is comparable to LG GW300!
September 2, 2010 10:52:42 AM

yeah, maybe I'll go with the Corby Plus B3410, I saw its price earlier, its just a little more expensive but since Nokia C3 has WiFI, I dunno I'll think about it...I'll also rule out the Corby TXT one and I thinK I saw the B5310 one too expensive

And unfortunately the GW300 is phased out :C
September 2, 2010 11:22:38 AM

My friends has GW300. It looks very good!

I was also looking for Corby Plus but I ended up getting a Nokia 5230. I must say it is a very good phone with superb audio quality. The 3.2" screen is gorgeous too!
It has a on-screen qwerty and it is good too! You can type with both hands in landscape mode. Buttons are big enough.

Check 5230 also. :) 
(If that is out of budget then look for Nokia 5233. Identical but no 3G)
September 3, 2010 2:52:54 AM

Ok, I'll be sure sure to check out the 5230, does the 5233 hav on screen QWERTY too? I don't really need 3G
September 3, 2010 3:26:20 AM

wilem_WAR246810 said:
Ok, I'll be sure sure to check out the 5230, does the 5233 hav on screen QWERTY too? I don't really need 3G



Ya! Nokia 5233 has on screen qwerty too! Since the screen is 3.2" (Larger than any corby) it is easy to type on it with both hands.
Texting experience is great with this phone(I'm a heavy texter :)  100 msgs per day )
September 3, 2010 4:47:34 AM

woah but I saw the prices and they're ALL almost the same price around 157-178 USD(around 7,000-8,000 PHP), thats my planned budget but I WOULD REALLY REFER if u can think of any phones cheaper with either TOUCH(on screen QWERTY) or a QWERTY keypad oh and also, 3.5mm or fast port...

The cheapest suggestion, the LG GW300 is unfortunately PHASED OUT but if I do find it then thats it
September 3, 2010 11:04:54 AM

Here is a cheaper Phone with slide-out qwerty and catchy looks!
Samsung Corby Mate:
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_b3310-2907.php

It doesn't have touchscreen and 3.5mm jack but the audio quality is good.

Otherwise you have cheap chinese phones which are not worth getting as they are unreliable and the software is too buggy.

But I would still recommend you Nokia 5233 or Corby Plus as they are much better.

BTW if you really like the form factor of GW300 then also look for Nokia E63
http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_e63-review-305.php
September 4, 2010 1:29:10 PM

YEAH I just saw the GW300, its priced like 6,500, maybe I'll check that Corby u mentioned, and I'll be in charge of finally deciding...

and thanks for the help!
September 4, 2010 6:00:31 PM

wilem_WAR246810 said:
YEAH I just saw the GW300, its priced like 6,500, maybe I'll check that Corby u mentioned, and I'll be in charge of finally deciding...

and thanks for the help!



You're Welcome! :) 
November 24, 2010 9:14:55 AM

hey I'm seriously considering a Nokia 5230 now, one last question, is the land scape on screen QWERTY responsive and easy to type on?
December 1, 2010 11:42:47 PM

wilem_WAR246810 said:
hey I'm seriously considering a Nokia 5230 now, one last question, is the land scape on screen QWERTY responsive and easy to type on?


Look for videos on youtube, it seems to be nice. I'm also considering Nokia 5230, but do a quick search and you'll find many people complaining about its bugs :( 
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