Post by waterskidoo Post by Thufir Post by Kelsey Bjarnason
It's a phone; I don't need 8 gigs on a phone; I need a contact list and
the ability to make and receive calls.
the pet peeve I have with my phone is that it doesn't sync with the
computer. I looked into purchasing some sort of special cable, special
software, blah, blah, blah. Admittedly, it's a rather old phone.
Even if it were a new phone, it's doubtful that it would sync with linux.
I'm mystified by the phone/camera combination. Why? The phone/radio/mp3
player are at least using speakers, so makes some sense.
Get a phone that uses a memory card and you can load/offload anything
you wish without special cables, software etc.
Diary synchronisation is more of an issue, though, particularly if you
work in an environment where a large amount of meeting and audio invites
come through electronically.
The best phone I've ever had was a Nokia 6630, which unfortunately ended
up in a puddle of water in the end, but it was a good phone. The radio
performance was good, audio quality was good, it had a camera so good
that I could take pictures of whiteboard drawings and email them to
people after the meetings. It could take videos, but with fairly poor
quality. It could play mp3s and oggs, which was quite useful. I had an
application called "metro" on it which had public transport maps for
most of the world's cities - for someone like me who travels a lot, it
was useful. I had google maps on it, again, useful for those of us who
travel a lot - directions to your hotel, to a restaurant or a site or
It was useful having tasks, and notes, and diary entries synchronised
It worked well with the Nokia 770 to provide GPRS or UMTS or EDGE data
links to connect to the internet so I could get my mail on the move, or
surf as required. It had a good bluetooth data link so that I could get
live traffic information to my TomTom Go700 satnav, which is really
useful, as it will re-route me around problems without me having to
worry about them when I'm driving.
I could play mp3s or oggs or whatever on it, which can be useful in some
On the down-side, the screen wasn't all that big, so the opera version
didn't give a lot of space for rendering websites on the machine, and
the screen wasn't touch-sensitive.
On the plus side, you could bluetooth the same keyboard as works with
the N770 and N800 to send SMS messages to/fro people, which if you have
a TomTom Go700 or later, will be read back to you in audio as you drive
when they come in.
The GO700 worked as a hands-free for it, so I could listen in to audios
and take calls whilst driving reasonably safely.
I'm back down to my older 3360, which is a nice enough phone, but not a
patch on the 6630.
I haven't the slightest desire to have an iPhone.
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