Let's start with the software. I like the looks of Geocache Navigator. That limits my choice of cell phones and choice of carriers to these. It's a shame that Cingular isn't on the list since that's the network I use, but oh well.
We'll probably choose Sprint as our carrier, which means our cell phone options are LG (535 and 550 [Fusic]), Motorola (KRZR, RAZR and SLVR), Samsung (A800 and A880) and Sanyo (5600, 6600 [Katana], 7050, 7400, 7500, 8300, 8400, 9000 and M1).
The LG 535 is discontinued. The Sanyo 5600, Samsung A800, Samsung A880, Sanyo 7400, Sanyo 7500 and Sanyo 8300, Sanyo 9000 don't have Bluetooth. The Sanyo 7050 doesn't have a camera. The Samsung 6600 (Katana) and Motorola SLVR have lame cameras.
Which leaves five. Phonescoop.com's product comparison matrix is here. My comparison chart is below.
|Motorola KRZR||$399.99-$599.99US||64MB RAM, microSD card slot. See video review.|
|LG 550 (Fusic)||$379.99US||23MB RAM, changeable faceplates, FM transmitter, stereo Bluetooth, microSD card slot, 2.5 mm headset jack. See video review.|
|Motorola RAZR||$599.99US||30MB RAM, microSD card slot|
|Sanyo SCP-8400||$279.99US||60MB RAM, microSD card slot, 2.5 mm headset jack, call screening. See video preview.|
|Sanyo M1||$349.99US||1GB RAM (but no microSD card slot) 2 megapixel camera (the others have 1 MP), 2.5 mm headset jack, call screening. See video review.|
Decision to come, after appropriate consulting with the redhead.