Choosing my next mobile device
After 3 years of loyal service, I feel that my Nokia N73 will soon opt for a retirement scheme. The thing that I really love with this mobile is the 3.15MP camera, equipped with Carl Zeiss optics.
Just take it out of your pocket, anywhere and anytime!
Requirement 1 – Camera
As a reader of yashvinblogs.com, you have surely noticed the numerous instantaneousness shots made from my Nokia N73 Camera which helps me in expressing myself. So, as you can guess, the next mobile phone will absolutely need to reach up to that minimum level, with a good and quick focus + video recording.
The camera is one of the most important tools of a blogger. Without a good handy one, I would have missed so many posts. Just imagine, the Champs De Mars accident blog post without any related shots!
Requirement 2 – Keyboard
You might be astonished but I really hate those touch screens mobile phone, you know why?
I feel so uncomfortable hitting those tiny icons or keys with my big fingers. Someday, in a moment of anger, I might even smash the phone right away!
So, that’s leaves me with the traditional keypad and the QWERTY keyboard. I had the chance to test mobile phones with QWERTY keyboards and I feel that I can manage with it.
Point to note : I might accept devices with both a touch screen and a keyboard.
Requirement 3 – WIFI/EDGE
I dont have any special needs like a water proof device. A WIFI/EDGE enabled one is all that I want.
It doesnt really matter if the device has a 2MP or 10MP front camera for 3G calls, I simply don’t care. WIFI is among the things which matter the most in the next purchase.
Requirement 4 – Display screen
I am no mobile phone reviewer like carrotmadman6, our Mauritian Tech blogger but I want one with a large display, one just like everyone else dreams of.
One on which my most used applications or shortcuts can easily be placed, no messy ‘desktop’.
Requirement 5 – OS
Windows Mobile, Android or Symbian, all of them are Ok for me since I don’t plan to test my programming skills or install any specific mobile application. I should be able to install the basic applications including a mobile browser, some java apps, communication tools like mail and MSN/Skype/Google Talk etc.
Requirement 6 -Budget
As you can guess, I don’t want to spend a fortune on the mobile phone, so please keep the price bar low, let’s say <= Rs10,000? I might decide to increase the limit depending on the extras that the device can offer.
To end the list of requirements, I also need to be able to
- Make/Receive calls and textos
- Use bluetooth to transfer/sync my data
- Have a good storage (built in or memory cards) and reliable battery performance.
- Other basic things available in most phones. Examples loudspeaker(Speaker), profiles, music/video player
At the end of the day, I just need a device that would allow me to communicate easily.
Can you please advise me and guide me through this tough selection process?
Additional points :
- I will most probably buy it through eBay
- I like the blackberry-style devices which seem to be very affordable but feel free to suggest any models that you would like to share with us.