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Four days ago I joined the modern era by buying a smartphone. I was an early adopter in the PDA market, with a Palm in the 90s, then again with an HP iPaq and Asus MyPal in the early 00s, but at some point in the last three years the revolution happened. I can thank Apple, however grudgingly, for that. Without the iPhone we would not have Android, and without either of them we would not have the thriving and growing ecosystem of mobile applications today that dwarfs the market for RIM/Palm/Symbian/Zaurus apps in the past. This post chronicles my joys and woes in the first half-week of use.

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Overall I am greatly enjoying the experience, despite the hurdles, most of which were at least somewhat expected. I think that having an internet connected phone will make my life more productive and efficient, and only slightly more distracted. Having one device to take the place of a media player, PDA, phone, and pocket camera[3] is great, but everyone who has one already knew that. I'm looking forward to starting to develop apps. I have some great ideas, and my Java skills are decent but rusty, so maybe I can even make a little money.

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I am shopping for a phone. Below is my shopping list. I won't buy a phone that doesn't have every feature in the first category. My budget is $300 for something that has all features in the first two categories, less for less, more for some of the last category.

Required:
able to record calls
transfer files via standard USB cable
charge via standard USB cable
mini/micro SD storage
standard earbud and/or headphone jack
web browser
320x240 screen
QVGA video camera
alarm clock that works while the phone is powered off
google contact syncing
caller blacklist

Needed:
not carrier locked
480x320 screen
VGA video camera
modern flash/javascript-capable web browser

Wanted:
800x480 screen
GPS
2MP+ camera

Your suggestions (or offers) are welcome. I'll probably add to this list as people make suggestions or point out things I forgot.
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Text me your name to make sure I have your number during the con!

I only got about half the #s moved from my old phone to the new one before the old one went kaput. I still have the SIM, and will be looking for someone with an unlocked phone to copy all the #s from the old SIM to the new, but until then I am short half my #s and need you to refresh my memory, especially if your first name starts after 'K'.
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I am moving my primary phone service to Google Voice as soon as they offer number portability... OR I am going to pick a new phone # with them to be my last.

Some current contenders...

41226sparr i12amsparr
72769sparr 727mysparr
72489sparr 7citysparr 72guysparr
93721sparr yes21sparr
70779sparr 70spysparr
20967sparr
20986sparr
20987sparr
57342sparr
66192sparr
71935sparr
71964sparr
80465sparr
90925sparr
2605sparr0
661sparr01

Your thoughts on the matter are appreciated

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