I bought a new phone today! Correction, it was time for my upgrade today..
..and I have taken delivery of a shiny new Nokia N86 8MP. Now choosing a phone is not a 5 minute job, for a start I’m out-of-the-loop on the latest handsets and features plus I do only use my phone as, um, a phone. But things have changed lately, I’m working away a bit more plus I want something I can easily browse the internet with rather than screwing my vision trying to look at beautiful sites on a rather small screen. So I thought I’d list out my wish list features as a start:
- Easy, fast internet access
- Clear larger screen
- Lots of apps I don’t know I need, but when I see them will wonder what I did without
- Check and reply to email
- Notified when I have an email, without having to do anything
- Clearer diary and upcoming to-do’s
- Better camera
I showed my lists to a few friends, started browsing available phones had a few “Why didn’t you buy an i-phone!”s thrown my way. I like the iPhone, I really do.. but it is quite big. And gets dirty quite easily. And really its quite a lot of money for someone who relies on their yearly upgrade and has never actually bought a phone. And to get it free is to pay an extortionate monthly fee for extras I just won’t use up.
So I’ve ended up with the Nokia N86, which basically ticks every wish list feature above and has some great little apps on it. I’ve got GPS! I’ll never get lost again! I can play my music and tune it into my car stereo, I can watch eastenders on my BBC i-Player using my phone stand, and I will now never forget a thing as my tasks and calendar are quite clearly on display whenever I look at my phone (in theory..).
I like it rather a lot. Now ask me again in a month when I’ve probably lost my temper trying to text (I am a Sony Ericsson girl at heart..) and I might have changed my mind. But for now.. *snuggles phone*