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22 September 2009 @ 12:01 am
Upgrading to a Smartphone  
I have AT&T service (pretty happy with it) and will be eligible to upgrade soon. I currently have a Motorola v365 (which is a very tough little tank of a flip phone with killer battery life) and a bluetooth headset. I also carry around a Palm T|X (for Office documents and my calendar) and a notepad (for task logging) to keep myself organized.

So, I'm looking at moving to a smartphone with this upgrade. The main thing is that I'd like to put a color-coded calendar with integrated tasks application and Office document editing on my phone. A full keyboard for entering information would be a plus. Beyond that is a bonus. So far, suggestions have been the iPhone, a Blackberry, or the Nokia e71x. Anyone have any experience with these phones? Any other recommendations?
Mondays is for drinking to the seldom seen kidkittenista on September 22nd, 2009 09:05 am (UTC)
I'm not a fan of the iPhone because I personally find using it a bit difficult, and I don't like touchscreen keyboards.

I really really want the Nokia e71x, it looks amazing. I've only had a look at the e71 but that's great - definitely going to be my next phone. :)

Have you had a chance to play with any of em? That always helps. Hope you find your dream phone! ;)
Many memories ago...I was Pa-ra.parathalyn on September 23rd, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
Thanks for your comments.

Yep, I've been into the AT&T store to play with the phones. I've also played with my boyfriend's BlackBerry Bold and my friend's iPhone. I'm not too keen on the touchscreen keyboard on the iPhone either. I really like how colorful the screen is, though. And, having a lot of apps is a big plus. The apps for the iPhone are much cheaper than apps for Symbian and BlackBerry.

There are a lot of nice review videos of the Nokia e71x on youtube. Several of them talk about the differences between the e71 and the e71x, but they seemed pretty minor to me.