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There are phones out there to meet all kinds of lifestyles. For children, there are phones that have simple buttons to call mom and dad or 911. For business people, there are smartphones that combine organizer and cellphone technologies. For music fans, there are cell phones that link up to music services. For gadget geeks, there are phones that do everything.
So which one is right for you? It depends on your lifestyle. But the best advice is this: If you think you need a phone that does something specific besides make calls -- take photos, play MP3s, etc. -- go for one that's got the ability to meet your needs best in that area rather than one that does everything. For example, if you really want a cell phone that plays music, go for the Motorola ROKR or Sony Ericsson Walkman phone rather than a phone "that also plays MP3s."