I have had a new phone for about a week. And I have a useless mechanically sound phone that software updates have made obsolete.
My Motorola Spice (XT300) was about four years old. A brief slip into slide phones for Motorola, the Spice never was supported well. Sold only in Canada and Brasil. Updated once from Andriod 2.1 to 2.2 it finally let me down. I got the phone with the idea that when I worked on job sites without an Internet connection it would let me tether so that I could continue working.