NWR: mobile phones
Both our kids have much better phones that Fiona and I do.
Younger son has an LG Cookie KP500 touch phone. He's pretty good with his possessions, but a few weeks ago fell onto his phone and killed the LCD screen. I was a soft Dad and, after finding out the cost of repair (c £45) bought him a new one, and then sold his old phone on Ebay. It raised £31, which I thought was remarkable because the new phone was just £80. [For what the cookie offers, this makes it brilliant value.]
Older son has today bought an LG Viewty with his birthday money. Like the cookie, it's a touch screen phone, but it has a better camera and some more features, and cost him a shade under £100. Again, a lot of technology for the money.
My phone is an LG KC550, which isn't as good as either of theirs. It has a decent camera (5 MP), but mobile phone cameras are always going to be pretty rubbish because of the problem of small sensor size and pixel crowding, so I only use it in emergencies. But, as a phone, it works fine.
I guess the issue I will need to face at some stage is picking up emails on my phone, which might necessitate a plunge to a blackberry. I'm not really enthusiastic about the iPhone. People whose technical knowledge I respect are getting very excited about the Palm Pre, which hasn't yet hit the UK. Unfortunately, it will be exclusive to O2 in the UK, which will make it expensive to use, I suspect.