Nokia's simple 3109 Classic

Hot on the heels of a whole team of low-end phones from Nokia comes the new 3109 Classic, a candybar with a surprisingly decent feature set in light of its low-end appeal. Goodies include Bluetooth, email support, a microSD slot, a music player to take full advantage of said microSD slot, speakerphone, and USB connectivity for synchronization of calendar, contacts, notes, and to-dos to the PC of your choice. Look for it to hit some time this quarter for €140, about $189 -- not bad for "familiar design" with a modern twist, especially considering that it's before carrier subsidy.