Originally Posted by Dubdub
First of all, pick the cell carrier you plan to use. It helps if we know that. Also put it in your profile. Pick the one that provides the best coverage when and where you plan to use it - where you live, work, travel and play.
Then decide how you plan to use the device, what features you want and which you really need.
Then pick the device.
This is the most important thing to do first. A carrier with limited service in your area will cause any cell phone to respond poorly.