From the list of the Top 10 Unlocked Phones this year, the best unlocked phones 2010 are an interesting bunch. The one thing that stands out to me more than anything else is the variety of pricing, offers and merchant listings that mention different things about it in terms of features.
Of all the ones available this year, here are the 3 best in terms of consumer popularity:
1. Apple iPhone 3G 16GB Unlocked – It is not a surprise that probably the most sought after cell phone available these days is also topping the list of popular unlocked phones. The Apple iPhone 3G 16GB can be found refurbished in quite a number of places, and for a price that perhaps is far more within reach for many than purchasing a brand new phone of another brand. It is a “3G” (standing for 3rd Generation) which means that it is well known for holding a fast connection. And – there are quite a number of features that can be found on this phone that are much used and loved as well.
2. LG KP500 Cookie Unlocked – When looking over this unlocked phone, there were two things that stood out to me the most: The number of resources selling it and the low price. This is one of the more affordable phones among the entire list of the hottest selling unlocked models this year – having a great combination of quite a number of much needed features and a price that will (for most) not strain a budget.
3. Blackberry Curve 8520 Unlocked – For the Blackberry lovers out there that are searching for a phone that is not locked into a specific service, this would be a good one to check out first. It has the famous QWERTY keyboard, up to 5 hours of talk time between charges (or 17 days on standby mode), Wi Fi and many many more attributes.
There are most definitely pros and cons associated with purchasing an unlocked phone. In some circumstances it can definitely be a plus due to the fact that the end user is getting exactly the phone that they want along with the service provider he or she prefers. At least one of the “cons” is the fact that sometimes all of the applications that come from a service provider will not work as needed since perhaps the software installed on the phone may not quite meet up with what the service provider is offering for their service. (GPS navigation systems are a good example of this.)
Resource: Top 10 Unlocked Phones 2010 – Squidoo