I have a confession. I'm a gadget junkie with a very non-techie mobile phone. I've been sitting on the sidelines while purchasing a Blackjack for my wife, watching many of my coworkers love their Blackberry Phones and drooling over the iPhone's cool user interface and the N95 neat features.
What do I own? An LG CU500. It's nice enough, works well as a phone, has 3G which I've used to tether an Internet connection to my laptop several times. But it isn't a great phone for the gadget junkie. I want a phone that handles Internet will, that has a keyboard (or at least a virtual iPhone-like keyboard.)
Here's a list of my simple "wants" in a mobile phone (yes I know it's a far stretch from what I now have):
- Small Form Factor, lightweight
- Easily locked keyboard (or) flip-phone, slider etc.
- High Speed 3G
- At minimum 2MP camera - with decent photos
- Touchscreen and keyboard input
- Replaceable Battery
- Long talk time before recharging required
- Flash and Java capable
- Quad Band
- Bluetooth 2.0
- FM Radio
- MP3 Capable with easy-to-use interface
- Stereo Headphone Jack and Stereo Bluetooth Capable
- Removable SIM
- Affordable - let's just say, if it has all of these features, I'd pay what they're asking for the iPhone :)
- Ability to install & run 3rd Party and Open Source Apps
- Ability to unlock and use on various networks
- Quality Speakerphone
So does this phone exist? I think it might be the phone you get when your iPhone and N95 get together, but I don't think one exists in the market today. Anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on the Holy Grail of Mobile Phones? Help!!!