I just got a cell phone about two weeks ago and I've been loving it. Samsung SPH-a680 is a pretty kick arse phone. Built in camera, Easy to download stuff on it, and i'm loving the voice activated dial. It's a good phone, and it doesn't cost too much. It's a clam-shell opening, but thats something I don't mind.
It's a pretty good phone to me.
Good luck with the search though.