What kind of cheap smart phone should I get for use with Verizon?
I am finally going to get a Smartphone but I have a problem. I am switching to my wife’s contract with Verizon (from Verizon) and won’t be eligible for an upgrade. I want a phone to use applications, but I don’t need to have something that is really powerful and (very expensive). I am trying to find a phone that I can have activated that would be good for surfing the Web (mostly news) using applications, GPS, some games all for less than $100 activated. Is such a thing possible? I was looking at Samsung Omnia II i920 on Ebay and that is around $100 and seems to be a decently productive phone. It uses Microsoft’s OS so that is a bit of an unfamiliar thing for me as I have lots of experience with Android’s apps from my rooted Nook Color and have been pretty happy with that. Do you think the Omnia is the route to go or is there something potentially better out there? I am currently using the LG Chocolate Touch and have really liked not having a bulky keyboard even if texting is slower.