Hi, there is not an inexpensive device that is what you are describing here. What you are describing is some kind of smart phone or PDA the the smart phone come closer. Now I can give some suggestions but none is cheap. The iphone by Apple is great and the most accessible phone right out of the box. It is totally accessible to the blind! The other phone that is a up to date device is the Android and it is about 50 percent accessible to the blind right out of the box with some of the free screen readers that either you can download or that is already on it. Now to make it I would say 80 percent accessible you need to buy the screen reader by MS ( Mobile Speak ) that also comes with a group of apps for the Android and it will cost you 100 US bucks. The Iphone is totally accessible out of the box and it depends on what size storage you get on it the cost. It does have a learning curve but all is manageable. I will post links to apple site and prices. Also you can find some used and refurbish ones at the two cell carriers site that sell them they are Verizon and ATT at this time. Also it requires a data plan for the iphone as well as the Android phones. They start at 15 bucks and go up on the data plan. Then you have to have a voice plan and these start at about 40 bucks before taxes and such and goes up. So the very least just in plans you are talking about 55 bucks before taxes and then you need to add a texting plan as well and that is at least another 5 bucks. The device new for iphone will be anywhere from 200 bucks to 300 bucks new with a two year plan. These prices will vary with used ones and refurbish ones. So what next is the windows mobile phones and they need a third party screen reader called Mobile speak or Talks. These screen readers are not cheap. Then they will only work on Windows mobile phones that has windows mobile OS 6.5 or less the new Windows mobile phones with the new OS on them 7.0 and above the screen readers will not work on them. So you will have to find used or refurbish Windows mobile phones. So these phones will soon be dead to us blind people as accessible phones, Unless Microsoft the maker of the OS that goes on them does something. Now you have Nokia phones that if you can find any that still have Simmons OS on them then the screen reader Mobile Speak and Talks will work on them but here again the screen readers are expensive. Now I hear that Nokia is going to Windows Mobile OS so if so this will make there newer phones not accessible to us. So my recommendation is the iPhone this is your best bet and cheapest way. Like I say I will post the links to apple the maker of the iphone and to the two carriers that carry them. These are ATT and Verizon for now and I will post a great email list to join that can answer most all your question on the iphone and other IOS devices. So see links below and HTH ! JMT ! http://store.apple.com/us http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/index.html http://www.att.com/shop/index.jsp This is to the mailing list and if you really want to join I will send a different link that will make it easier to join then going thru Yahoo. So see link yahoo group called Aiphone group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aiphone/ Bubba bubbathegeek@xxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bruce Weaver Sent: Friday, July 15, 2011 2:14 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: an inexpensive digital voice recorder Hello, What is the best device for someone who want's to listen to radio stations on the internet, tex,and make a limited amount of calls. Of course must be speech friendly. The information you post is very informative. ________________________________ From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chip Orange Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 10:48 AM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] an inexpensive digital voice recorder from the recent Top Tech Tidbits news letter: The American Printing House now sells the Wilson Digital Voice Recorder for $29.95. It records up to eight hours of messages or lectures and content can be transferred to a computer via USB. http://shop.aph.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_The%20Wilson%20Digital %20Voice%20Recorder_1-03993-00P_10001_11051 Chip Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.