Please help me find the perfect mobile phone! (To replace my previous perfect mobile phone, that was stolen and is now no longer made and woefully out of date, SOB.) It might be the Samsung S5550, but I'll have to order sight unseen. Very special snowflake details inside.
I had a little tiny Samsung slider
, vintage 2005 or so, that I loved like a sister. It was stolen a few years later, and I bought two replacements on ebay that crapped out in short order and did I mention that I LOVED THAT PHONE? Since then I've had a series of hateful replacements, each more despised than the last.
The new Samsung Shark 2 S5550 looks like it might fit my requirements: tiny, slider, quadband (with bonus 3G that I think is the Japan band, which is nice but not absolutely essential). I hope it has teachable T9, because I like to use the word "fuckety" a lot, and that gets tiresome to manually re-enter each time. The S5550 is not available through regular U.S. channels, but I can get it online and I'd want it unlocked anyway. The problem is that all the "reviews" seem to be rehashed from a few sources. Has anyone actually seen this phone?
If the Shark 2 isn't all that, I'd love recommendations for a web-enabled T9 phone (I like T9, dammit, and can't get the hang of the iPhone keyboard) that is very small and will work globally. I've had good luck with Samsung products, but could go outside the brand. My price range is around US$200. Thanks so much!