Three Reasons Why Refurbished Devices are the Way to Go
Many of us balk at the cost of buying a new car straight off the lot, yet we give little thought to choosing a flashy new phone. Consider that a car depreciates about 10-20 percent the moment it leaves the dealership, while the new phone—which typically offers about 95 percent of what the earlier model does—loses a whopping average of 65 percent of its value within the first month of purchase. It may be time to reconsider phone shopping. If you’re having a tough time looking past the lure of brand new, keep reading to see why buying refurbished makes sense:
The Motorola Cliq was a popular Android phone on the T-Mobile network. However, time marches on and the market will now see the Motorola Cliq 2, which brings substantially more power to the Cliq product line. Both versions of the Cliq have slide-out keyboards and bright LCD screens, as well as connectivity to T-Mobile's robust 3G network. How does the new Motorola Cliq 2 compare to the earlier Cliq?
Be sure to check out our full video review of the Motorola Cliq 2 to your right.
The new Motorola Defy for T-Mobile sports some interesting features. For a start, it has a good-looking 3.7-inch LCD screen that has the highest resolution of any Android phone: 854 x 480 pixels.
In addition to the nice display screen, the Defy has solid specifications that include an 800 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM and Motorola's CrystalTalk Plus voice technology that punches up the phone's voice quality. Perhaps the Defy's most interesting feature is that it is "ruggedized," dustproof and water-resistant - getting wet in a downpour is not a problem for the Defy.
Wirefly fans continue to be interested in seeing the Apple iPhone compared to a variety of other phones - and who can blame them? The iPhone is an industry icon that singlehandedly launched the current popularity of visually based touch-controlled smartphones.
The new T-Mobile HTC HD7 is one of the flagship Windows Phone 7 devices. It sports a large 4.3-inch TFT LCD display, reminiscient of the HD2 and EVO. Under the hood, it's running a first-generation 1Ghz Snapdragon with 576 MB of RAM. The Windows Phone 7 Internet Explorer Mobile browser allows for mobile or "classic" browser viewing options. The phone connects to the Internet on T-Mobile’s HSPA network (equivalent to 3G>.
Windows Phone 7, the new operating system from Microsoft, will hit the marketplace running on Nov. 8, 2010. Yet the earlier version of Microsoft's mobile operating system, 6.5, is already popular with many users, and the HTC HD2 has been a star of Windows Mobile fans for a while. How does the new HTC HD7 (running Windows Phone 7) compare with the HTC HD2 (running Windows Mobile 6.5)?
Windows Phone 7, the new operating system from Microsoft, will hit the marketplace running on Nov. 8, 2010. Two of those phones are already making some big noise: the HTC HD7 and HTC Surround, both of which will available for sale on Wirefly.com.
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