I am looking for a simple, non-smart phone with the following features:
* Long battery life
* Bluetooth (to connect to a Parrot in the car)
* Good speaker and microphone for hands-free
* Low SARS rating
This last point has been the hardest for me to find. For some reason, it seems that new smart phones have much lower SARS rating.
I don't really care that it has a keyboard.
I should also mention that I am in Europe so it needs to be 2G/3G/4G which I think is different from the States.
Appreciate any help! I've been looking on CNET, Google and across the web without much luck...
posted by BigBrownBear
on Jul 23, 2013 -
I'd like to play mp3/audiobooks from my phone through my car's stereo without using wires. [more inside]
posted by maulik
on Dec 17, 2010 -
I am looking for a new *wired* headset (headphone / microphone) for my cellphone... My current cellphone is a Samsung SCH-R430
(also called a MyShot). The thing that makes it hard is that this phone has a proprietary headphone jack (see picture here
) - not a standard one. [more inside]
posted by olddogeyes
on Feb 10, 2009 -
ARGH! My phone is driving me nuts. Please help me find a Bluetooth cell phone headset that won't ass-dial people! [more inside]
posted by vorfeed
on Mar 10, 2008 -
Would a new Bluetooth headset reduce my cell phone battery life by 75%? [more inside]
posted by Ynoxas
on Apr 16, 2007 -
I need to buy a new cell phone. It should have a text keyboard, work with a higher-speed EDGE/GSM network and most of all sync (address & calendar) + act as a bluetooth modem for my Powerbook
. That last bit is a problem apparently: I am having trouble finding good actual info on which phones can do this. [more inside]
posted by neustile
on Jan 26, 2006 -
I need help syncing my cell phone with my computer, or suggestions for a website that can help me. [more inside]
posted by MadamM
on Dec 27, 2005 -
I'm fed up with my Treo 650 crashing all the damn time. Please recommend for me a new RELIABLE phone/device I can sync with Mac OS X that will hold my contacts, email and let me take notes; and also work on Cingular, so I don't have to break my 2-year contract. Bluetooth is a major plus. Web browsing is nice, but not necessary. Please show your work.
posted by mboszko
on Oct 28, 2005 -
Bluetooth Headset advice.
Looking for some advice on a Bluetooth headset which works well with Motorola V710 phones. Right now I’m considering Motorola HS850, and would like to hear opinions on that model and alternatives. Important factors would be integration with phone, ease of use, battery life, and comfort. Also, this is going to be given as a gift to someone who currently uses there phone quite a bit (too often IMHO) while driving, is such a gift appropriate or could personal preference/comfort (and variability of this factors between users) a possible issue? I’ve Googled and Epinion’d a bit but have not had much luck in finding comparisons across models.
posted by evilelf
on Aug 9, 2005 -
Is bluetooth worth the hype? I am in the process of changing cell carriers, and I am going from CDMA (Sprint) to GSM (T-Mobile) so I can't keep my phone. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by benjh
on Mar 4, 2004 -