I also know someone who still uses a Nokia 3310 but the battery life
is awful and it weighs a ton.
I much prefer the Nokia 6210 which was around the same time. A real
I use to visit them regularly and do business with them on a very large
scale at the time (their infrastructure division, not handsets).
Their arrogance was breathtaking...
I remember one of my colleagues commenting that they would end up like
Maggie Thatcher - no friends and/or visitors (or customers in their case)...
I'm going to have to get a new phone as my Owasys phone for the blind is
falling to pieces and its no longer made.
I suppose a cheap Android with a decent camera and Talkback and knfb reader
will mean its a phone, and a paper print reader as well, which will be very
handy as long as hand written letters do not make a come back.
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I think they can be excellent or very, very bad.
I have a THL T6C Android 6, cost just under ?40 from ebay, which seems
A Medion from Aldi, which seems to be made by Lenovo, was on offer at
?49.95. Has 16GB rather than 8 of the THL, also excellent.
I use these 2 in the cars.
A Cubot, bought s/h for my wife, seems nice now I have sorted out the
weird way it started up in an app. She has it and tries it from time to
time but still prefers her old simple clamshell phone.
A Lumia Windows 8.1 mobile phone is actually really nice, far, far
better than Windows 8.1 on a PC. They go for little money now. Shame
about the lack of useful apps.
A "Timmy" Chinese phone with one rotating camera would be excellent if
only the registration of the screen were accurate. I have not found any
way of calibrating the screen so that the letter you hit is the one that
appears on the screen.
Another older Chinese phone's battery swelled until the back was
dislodged. No-one locally could supply a replacement battery and they
all looked scared when shown it. The phone won't do anything without the
For day to day phoning, I usually use a s/h Blackberry Z10, which can be
set up to run many Android apps. I really like it, but battery life is a
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