I’m a gadget geek. More of a power-user who’s only interest in a device is the utilitarian value it provides me in my day to day life. This means I need a device that works well, is easy to use, and can survive the day-to-day rigors of a road warrior.
I’d like to point out that I **never** “baby” my phones. They should be built tough and if they break, I normally couldn’t be bothered to get them fixed. I just throw them out and get new ones. With that being said, One can be assured that if a device survives me, then it’s a good device. (hah).
The three devices I’ve looked at are the Nexus One (ATT edition), the iPhone 3GS, The Blackberry Bold 9000, and the Motorola Backflip. Why do I own all these phones? I just can’t seem to find the one “ideal” device for all my use. In other words, it doesn’t exist… yet.
The requirements I’m looking for in a phone are simple.
1. Ease of Use (If it has a crappy User Interface, it’s useless)
2. Access to Email (as it comes in)
3. Keyboard… Qwerty please.
4. Battery life.
5. A plus would be a browser that works well.
So let’s talk phones.
Google and HTC have outdone themselves with the phone. It’s just an amazing little device. Downside? Battery life. I love the fact that I can just sync it with my gmail account and get all my contacts in one place. Browser? As far as phone browsers go, it’s the best i’ve ever used. I love the app functionality of having access to the marketplace. My only other quirk is that it’s a bit on the silent side and it crashes, although, i would be more than happy to put up with it. This is the quintessential Geek Phone.
As far as phones go, it works. Apple did a good job, although, the limitations of the phone that bring it down are all Apple centric. What do i mean? They censor what I can do with the phone. I mean, c’mon! If I want another browser on the phone, I shouldn’t be limited to what Jobs deems as appropriate. If they only lifted the limitations on the phone, I would consider it as a primary phone. It currently sits in my bag as a backup unit and nothing more.
Blackberry Bold 9000 and 9700 (yup.. I own one)
Blackberry knows business and these phones serve as my primary phones. The only problem? RIM needs to get their SDK working. Email, text, etc. It serves as my primary phone, although, the headset jacks break all too easily.
Motorola just completely missed the boat on this one. Great OS (Android), but Moto just needs to get their shit in order and make the phone more “open”. Good hardware, good battery life, good phone overall. Just missed the boat for reasons stated above.
So the final conclusion.
I’ll continue to buy phones in search of the perfect device. I run around with an iPad for movies while traveling, but my primary phone will continue to be a blackberry until they get it right. It’s a shame though.. I love the Nexus One. If it only had a louder ringer and better battery life.. it would be my phone of choice.
2 thoughts on “Nexus One, iPhone 3GS, Blackberry Bold 9000 and 9700, or Backflip? Which one is smartest?”
well it all depends on what you wantFirst the iphnoe was nominated the best mult-media phone out their and from the looks of it it is and the safari internet helps to and it has a big hard drive and if you have itunes well their your music.a good compatitor with the iphnoe is the verizon voyager it has good text pad and it has internet,music,navagationThe distinctive $ 295 Helio Ocean has dual-slider controls: You slide it lengthwise to expose a phone keypad, and slide it the other way to reach a full keyboard. It’s paired with Helio’s cell service, which uses the Sprint networkBlackBerry models are popular with business users for their e-mail capabilities, but the $ 300 Curve (currently sold with a $ 100 mail-in rebate) has consumer-focused multimedia features and a camera. It’s available with AT T cell serviceFor more budget-minded buyers, the Samsung Upstage offers inexpensive multimedia. One side is dedicated to phone usage, while the other is for music and video and sports a larger display. It has GPS, too, but it will set you back only $ 80 with a two-year cell plan from Sprint
While I agree with this, this is definitely an older post of mine. I would definitely recommending reading my post about Malware being the new Bloatware.