Mother's Day mobile phone buying guide

Looking for a Mother's Day gift? We've collected five great mobile phones to suit all kinds of mums.

Mother's Day is rapidly approaching. If you think your mum needs a new mobile phone, then check out our handy guide to some of the best handsets for every kind of mother.

The Trendy Mum: Apple iPhone 3G

If your mum loves music and knows the difference between AAC and MP3 files, the Apple iPhone 3G might be for her. Offering 8GB or 16GB of data storage for music and videos, and great mobile Internet access, it's still one of the hottest phones on the market almost a year after being released!

The Active Mum: Sonim XP3 Enduro mobile phone

If you've got a mum that loves the outdoors, then she might appreciate the Sonim XP3 Enduro: one of the toughest mobile phones on the market. Waterproof, rugged and easy to use, it'll survive plenty of falls and bumps before it kicks the bucket. The built-in LED light is handy when you're trying to fit a key in a lock at night. RRP: $599

The Working Mum: RIM BlackBerry Bold

With its excellent QWERTY keyboard, push e-mail capabilities and attractive design, the RIM BlackBerry Bold is a boardroom stalwart. RRP: $999

The Girly Mum: Motorola MOTOROKR U9

It's aimed at women, marketed by Fergie and has a cherry red and pink design. If your mum loves girly mags and girly clothes, she may just fall for the lightweight Motorola MOTOROKR U9 with its touch-sensitive controls. At this price, you'll still have enough left over from your Rudd money to buy yourself a phone! RRP: $249

The Rural Mum: Telstra 165i

If your mum lives in a rural area she might appreciate the Telstra 165i. It has a pull-out antenna for enhanced reception and features a semi-ruggedised body. RRP: $529

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