Blackberry was supposed to make good smart phones but the ones being offered here at a premium really dont excite me much. In the similar vein, the ones from Nokia or their ilk are worth their weight in scrap. Except perhaps for e71 which boasts of a faster new processor and improved menus in Symbian.
Choosing a handset that fulfills all my requirements is a tough task indeed; I still have to see Android getting a commercial release in India. Most of the second hand Korean, Taiwanese crap have signed up for the same which means nothing to the established Finns who swear by their “open source” Symbian. I would love to see something like a mobile version of Ubuntu in my hands with development of “plug ins” to drive forth the customisability of the device and to deliver a seamless performance for the product to access Internet with it’s applications. I can foresee a day when I can access my desktop and storage across the range of devices through Internet. I can already do so for my bookmarks stored via Opera.
This sounds pretty cool because one is no longer inhibited by the platform and Internet becomes the seamless interface. Touch is becoming the new focus of hardware because it has become possible for hardware to incorporate the same.
iPhones remain overpriced, as usual and I would not bet my money for something as that. I am distressed by the fact that technology should act as an enabler and not add to the digital divide that we are facing. It is the ability to harness the day to day technology in our lives that would define the “success” or failure of the product.
My search for the “right” phone (device) continues.