What can you get for your money? What do we think of the products and strategies on offer?
- Rafe opts for a Nokia: A 'One Direction'-branded Nokia C2-02 for £59.95 (and suggests buying 8 Alcatel OT209s for £4.95 each to use up the rest of the budget)
- Ewan buys something special for his Nan: A Doro PhoneEasy 610 for £79.95
- Ben spots an Android bargain: The SonyEricsson X8 for £99.95 (or £69.99 direct from Three as Rafe points out later)
One of the other options, which almost made it on to the show, was the Nokia 500, which is currently available for £99. Given the forthcoming Belle update it represents good value for money. Some older Symbian phones, including the Nokia 5228, would have also been well within the budget.
We discuss each other's choices, the appeal (or not) of each device and what matters most when buying a cheaper handset.
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361 Degrees is a podcast all about mobile technology. From consumer to enterprise and from fun to industry analysis, we investigate and discuss mobile technology and the mobile industry.
In working together to create the 361 Degrees podcast, Ben, Ewan and I hope to create an offering that would give the readers, of all our sites, a sampling of a broader range of topics than we might usually cover individually. We're keen to hear your feedback so please leave your comments below, or on one of the other sites hosting the audio content.