This little cell phone has been a trusty companion of mine for the past year. Although I'm a big fan of electronic gadgets, I don't like spending big bucks, so I wanted something in a reasonable price range when I started looking for a phone. I found the Nokia 6235i for about $70 (with contract extension.)
Size was important to me, and that's one of my favorite things about this phone -- it's a nice, compact "candy bar" style phone that fits easily into my pocket. The on-screen navigation is simple, and it has lots of great features like a camera, mobile web, and lots of cool apps. Basically, it's all I need in a phone and nothing I don't.
There aren't many downsides to this phone, but I should mention the storage for text messages is really small -- I can only go a couple days before I have to empty my inbox. Also, the sceen can be difficult to see in bright daylight, but I think that's the case for all LCD screens.
But overall, I'd reccommend this phone to anyone. It's sturdy (I've dropped it several times on concrete and it's still in great condition), reliable, and compact. Get one!