I have heard of Kosher phones. What do the classic sources (preferably Rishonim or earlier) say about the preferred type and brand of cell phone?
The rule is:
1 Kings 18:24 "And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken."
It might appear that the LORD uses the Amazon Fire. At least worth considering.
Although, since I'm not an expert in Hebrew, it may be a slight stretch.
A.K.A. Pella, certainly one of the Rishonim of Jewish a capella, provides two opinions.
My phone's hashgacha's now uncertified
The vaad found out that Siri's not a guy
They won't let me connect to my Wifi
'Cuz Verizon's router's not ten t'fachim high
So i'm at a payphone
They also say:
Ay ay ay ay
You need a kosher phone.
Ay ay ay ay
You need a glatt kosher phone.
Glatt means "smooth", clearly referring to a Samsung Smooth cellphone.
This answer inspired me to create a Siri-ous (groan) question about it! "Siri, sing to me" - Kol Isha?
Tosfos Taanis 29b says that a Tapuach is an Esrog. The Torah calls the Esrog a "Pri Etz Hadar" (a beautiful fruit).
If Apple = Tapuach
and Tapuach = Esrog
and Esrog = "Beautiful"
Apple is Beautiful!!
PS. If you're going to tell me that the iPhone is the tree, I'm going to say that the two taste the same (according to Rashi to Leviticus 23: 40).
To the contrary of what’s been previously suggested, Apples should be used. The passuk says (Devarim 20:19):
כי האדם עץ השדה
For a man is a tree of a field
So when using a phone, which in essence takes the place of the person to whom one is speaking, the phone must be from a “tree of a field.” Therefore, one must have an Apple iPhone, and the carrier must be Orange. For those of us in the States, perhaps AT&T is recommended, as they bought out Bell Telephone Company and is thus reminiscent of bell peppers.