#3 posted by Jago
on 2009/12/05 20:08:57
I work as a tech at the largest finnish ISP and mobile provider so I deal with basically all phones in existence. Simple truth is, 95% of phone models out there are horrible, 4% is good and 1% is great.
My personal favourite is Nokia N95 8gb edition and I've had it for about 2 years now. I am considering changing to an N900 (Linux Maemo platform) next year.
#4 posted by Vigil
on 2009/12/05 23:58:01
I don't have an iPhone. I suppose I'm excluded from the thread, too.
I'd love an iPhone, but my ancient handheld works ok, and i can't be arsed learning the new tech (same for OSX), and worring about busting it.
@Jago, thanks for the info. Maybe one day i'll get one of these.
I Don't Have A Mobile Phone
#6 posted by meTch
on 2009/12/06 01:20:13
#7 posted by JneeraZ
on 2009/12/06 01:41:08
Not having an iPhone I can accept but no mobile phone at all? I'm the opposite - I don't have a land line.
I Have A Nokia 2760
#8 posted by RickyT33
on 2009/12/06 03:11:46
Its VERY easy to use, the keys are massive, doesnt have USB, SMD or anything like that - has a camera but you need bluetooth to get the pictures off the phone.
Overall, at �25 or whatever it is very good value for money, very easy to use, reliable and as a "phone" it does exactly what it says on the tin.....
#9 posted by Ankh
on 2009/12/06 09:07:04
I have a Nokia E71 smart phone which is very good. I use it frequently to check what's new on func. This post is written on the phone in fact. Things like google maps, car navigation, dictionary, and calendar in sync with computer are most usefull to me.
#10 posted by JPL
on 2009/12/06 10:14:33
... understand me correctly: I just get an iPhone yeterday, and yes I am happy... but it is not because you do not have iPhone that de facto you are excluded from this thread ;)
Far away from me to have this intention. I know some people do not like iPhone at all and prefer standard mobile... though...
I Like To Pick Apart Old Phones
#11 posted by bear on 2009/12/06 13:35:54
for electrical components, piezo elements and stuff...
#12 posted by meTch
on 2009/12/06 14:28:28
#13 posted by mwh
on 2009/12/06 21:08:08
I have a Nokia E63 which I quite like. My wife just got a 5800 though, and I'm a bit jealous...
#14 posted by Shambler
on 2009/12/06 21:42:16
Nicely designed, big keys, predictive text is designed by a fucking spastic and it doesn't save words you spell and save.
But It Does Spell And Say?
#15 posted by meTch
on 2009/12/07 00:56:05
Motorola SLVR L7
#16 posted by Vondur
on 2009/12/07 10:09:49
have it for more than 3 years and it still looks as new, thanks to metal case and overall nice design.
I'm Waiting For The MePhone
#17 posted by Baker on 2009/12/07 17:01:18
... the iPhone from the alternate first person perspective.
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy describes the MePhone as the logical extension of invention of the iPhone and a step back from the annoying second person perspective YouPhone and certainly less intrusive than the third-person based TheirPhone. And with better marketing.
#18 posted by Shambler
on 2009/12/07 21:41:33
The only other phone I've owned, which had even worse predictive text, quite probably programmed in fucking Russian as it certainly didn't recognise a word of fucking English...
...Motorola SLVR L7. I wouldn't use it to stick up a hos ass let alone as a phone.
#19 posted by starbuck
on 2009/12/09 20:00:51
when you are anally penetrating a lady of the night with a foreign object, that object must meet high industrial design standards. It's just one of those life rules.
#20 posted by JPL
on 2009/12/09 21:16:49
when you are anally penetrating a lady of the night with a foreign object, that object must meet high industrial design standards
... at least the lady will have fun if the vibrate is on :P
#21 posted by nonentity
on 2009/12/10 23:01:48
Bonus points if she answers it and talks dirty to you during the happy ending.
After Spending A Few Hours With Nokia N900 At Work...
#22 posted by Jago
on 2009/12/11 01:56:44
My verdict is as following:
Nokia N95 8gb: best enterprise phone with good PDA features
iPhone 3GS: best consumer phone with good PDA features
Nokia N900: best PDA/minicomputer with phone features
For what it is ment to be, the N900 is absolutely fantastic. The UI is smooth and easy to use, the screen is great, the web browser is essentially Firefox. The device is surprisingly powerful, I decided to see just what it would take to bring down this thing by opening everything and anything possible:
5 apps running: no change in performance
10 apps running: a tiny slowdown
20 apps running: the device is now rather sluggish
40 apps running: the device still runs but is _SLOW_
40 apps running + 1 incoming SMS: the device crashed and rebooted itself :)
#23 posted by JPL
on 2009/12/11 08:18:32
I can't see any human mortal being having the need of 40 apps running at the same time on his phone... or then this guy is a mutant :P
#24 posted by Jago
on 2009/12/11 11:19:12
You ain't going to be running 40 applications on a phone/PDA simultaneously under normal circumstances (most likely you wouldn't be doing that on a full-blown PC either), but it's nice to know that you can. It shows the hardware performance potential.
an iPhone myself. I can't see myself going back to any other phone because their UI systems were all braindead. I tried Siemens, Nokia and Samsung. The Nokia UI was the best, but it was still completely idiotic - menu structures etc. Sometimes I looked for a setting and even though I knew it was there, I could not find it in the menus. Might be different nowadays though. My only gripe with the iPhone is its lack of speed (I have a 3G), but I guess that's taken care of with the 3GS now.
#26 posted by nonentity
on 2009/12/11 14:51:25
Question that's been bugging me recently; (and yes I know I could google this, I will in a second in fact).
Is it possible to jailbreak an iPhone to work with any random mobile SIM that has support for web access/phone calls/etc?
I only ask due to the dumb exclusivity deal that O2 have in the UK and their exhorbitant tariff pricing on it.
#27 posted by nonentity
on 2009/12/11 14:56:32
OK, ignore me. Found them.
And I thought the tariff's were overpriced...