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I'm looking for a good device (cellphone most likely) to use as a test bed for a game that we have been developing for the last month or so. I have this fear that if we reach completion, or near completion, on the emulator we'll be in for a whole bunch of new problems when we try to deploy the application to an actual device. So here's my question for you guys out there:

What is a good cellphone to purchase for doing BREW development? Something that is a "middle ground" or a good all around test environment for BREW would be ideal. I know every phone has their quirks, so i can't expect it to run perfectly everywhere just because it runs on one device. Something somewhat important is that the phone be a very average phone. That is, it shouldn't be faster or slower than most phones... just average.

Oh, and um... a phone where i could find a data cable (or whatever is required for debugging) easily would be nice too.

Um, i guess that's all of the criteria. Thanks in advance for the help :)

Many people tend to use LG phones as their initial device because they seem to be slightly less prone to handset-specific problems that may affect your app.
I would recommend the LGE VX-7000 because it is a solid phone with a fairly standard large screen size to work with. You would also be wise to choose another smaller screen phone like an LGE VX-6000 or VX-4500 to reprsent the medium grade phones that are out there.
Depending on how your app is programmed, you will likely need to make a seperate version for each major screen size available in BREW.
The larger (VX-7000) size is roughly 176w x 204h.
The smaller (VX-4500) size is 128w x 146h
The screen sizes of phones vary greatly and we're seeing some "wide screen" phones now too. Because of this, a lot of developers just program for the two most common screen sizes and then work with a company that offers porting services to make sure their app is compatible on other handsets as well.
Good Luck.

Many people tend to use LG phones as their initial device because they seem to be slightly less prone to handset-specific problems that may affect your app.
I would recommend the LGE VX-7000 because it is a solid phone with a fairly standard large screen size to work with. You would also be wise to choose another smaller screen phone like an LGE VX-6000 or VX-4500 to reprsent the medium grade phones that are out there.
Depending on how your app is programmed, you will likely need to make a seperate version for each major screen size available in BREW.
The larger (VX-7000) size is roughly 176w x 204h.
The smaller (VX-4500) size is 128w x 146h
The screen sizes of phones vary greatly and we're seeing some "wide screen" phones now too. Because of this, a lot of developers just program for the two most common screen sizes and then work with a company that offers porting services to make sure their app is compatible on other handsets as well.
Good Luck.

I agree with wesley, the VX7000 is a decent place to start.
If you are in the LA area, we have all of the phones in house and may be willing to let you test on them for a nominal fee.
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I agree with wesley, the VX7000 is a decent place to start.
If you are in the LA area, we have all of the phones in house and may be willing to let you test on them for a nominal fee.
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ZeroCool wrote:I agree with wesley, the VX7000 is a decent place to start.
If you are in the LA area, we have all of the phones in house and may be willing to let you test on them for a nominal fee.
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Awesome, we are in the LA area. How exactly does the testing work?

ZeroCool wrote:I agree with wesley, the VX7000 is a decent place to start.
If you are in the LA area, we have all of the phones in house and may be willing to let you test on them for a nominal fee.
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Awesome, we are in the LA area. How exactly does the testing work?