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Jan 7, 2016, 2:51 PM

Looking Forward to the Musashi

I've wanted a smart flip phone for a while. I'm still using my non-smart flip phone from 2012, but since my dog recently chewed up its outer screen and camera lens, I'll happily buy the Musashi if it's reasonably priced. Given how much bigger it is than a traditional flip phone, it should feel even more like a real telephone--imagine, a cell phone that's well adapted to making phone calls!
I am a little concerned that the Musashi is going to be too large when opened. The Nokia N75 that I had years ago was also rather large for a flip phone - being a Symbian S60 smartphone flip phone - but the Musashi will be much larger from the descri...
Lenovo a588t is the cheapest right now for $80-120 with only android 4.4 and 2g only.

Samsung galaxy folder with android 5 for $300 but 3g only (1900mhz) for AT&T and T-Mo.

Lg Wine Smart with 4.4 for $300-ish too. Better than Galaxy folder in lo...
According to http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2497600, 00.asp, the Musashi "will probably cost $249."

Jan 6, 2016, 11:37 AM

Love the Idea of a Flip Phone

...They'll make a comeback...just watch.
I hope so. Reminds me of my old Nokia N75 in a way, but I'm sure it will be much improved. I hope the Musashi does well when it reaches the US, so that others may be tempted to make clamshell Android smartphones for the US market in the future. If ...
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