For years, I’ve had Nokia N73. It’s been great at pretty much everything. It worked well as a smart phone and a camera phone. It had a range of connectivity options, a large color screen and runs on the Symbian OS. It has served me well for 2 years. I love Symbian phones.
But it’s time to move on. Touchscreen phones are becoming more and more popular. This is due to the fact that the touchscreen control method allows a device to be navigated much more easily, quickly and intuitively, since you can activate given applications by touch, rather than having to press a button multiple times. A good example of the touchscreen phones is the Apple iPhone. Sure, the iPhone is a groundbreaking phone. There’s a lot to love about it… the amazingly easy-to-use touchscreen interface, amazing video playback, a big, bright, high contrast, high-resolution display that’s the best of any smartphone on the market, and a web browser that’s as good as any you’d use on a desktop computer. Not to mention Apple’s new MobileMe service which will provide over the air syncing of your email, contacts, calendar, tasks and photos.
But there are a lot of big disappointments with the iPhone too. First of all, it is way too expensive. I’m not willing to pay $1,000 for a shiny cellphone. Don’t get me wrong. I want an iPhone so bad, but in the midst of the gushing hype-stream out there, I’d like to provide a little balance and point out that the iPhone’s far from perfect.