I don't know if this sounds crazy (or I just don't understand how these things work): I want to know if it makes sense to replace my MP3 music player with a no-contract multimedia phone (without the phone enabled).
When I run or go to the gym, I have this SanDisk Sansa MP3 player that I wear. It has been pretty cool and unobtrusive. It has very limited photo/view capability - 1.5-inch screen. However, I've used it so much now, that the slider button on the side is almost impossible to slide on or off any more.
I was looking at replacements for this device, and possibly something with better screens and view capability, but as a class of device, they have pretty died out. You can get something like a Sansa Clip but I want something with more photo/video features.
Apple has the iTouch, but it costs $199 and has no external memory capability and makes you go through iTunes to install music or video.
I don't want to use my regular phone to go running. I don't want to run the battery down or risk it in the elements.
So, there is an ad this week for the Nokia Lumia 520 phone - no annual contract - for $60. This thing has a 4-inch screen, has 65 hours of music play time with its battery, and has built in camera, web browser and video player. For $17, I can also add a memory card that will expand it's total memory by 64 GB.
Here's my main question - am I missing something here? Can I just walk into a store and buy this phone for $60 and say, "No thanks" to phone service? It seems too good to be true.