Business Phone Scorecard

This is a tentative scorecard compiled from my experiences with a few phones in early 2007.

It is not a very structured or systematic approach, but tries to score some of the devices I’ve been using (publicly) in an objective way (0-5, 5 being better).

For extra kicks, I threw in the iPhone as well.

Functionality “Pearl”“:com/RIM/Pearl E65 K610i iPhone 1.0 Series 60 Consumer Prototype
Pointing Device 4 3 3 5 3
Mail Client 5 3 4 41 3
Exchange Calendar Sync 5 4 0 0? 02
Exchange Mail Sync 5 3 0 0? 02
Exchange Contact Sync 5 3 0 0? 02
Meeting Request Handling 5 2 0 0? 02
Built-in IMAP Support 0 4 4 41 4
iSync Functionality 2 4 4 5 4
Bluetooth Features 2 4 5 14 4
Wi-Fi 0 5 0 5 0
PAN or (standard)
Modem Support
0 3 5 0 43
3G Support/Performance 0 3 4 0 5
Battery Life 5 3 4 4 5
Text Input 5 3 3 4 3
Browser 3 5 4 5 5
(Standard) USB Charging 5 0 0 0 0
Chinese Support 0 2 0 0 2

And no, I haven’t been using an iPhone of late. Just so you know.

1 Doesn’t seem to support flagging or multiple folders.

2 Nokia doesn’t allow some models to run the ActiveSync client

3 Bluetooth DUN and USB.

4 Audio-only – probably the most disappointing thing about the device (besides not being 3G).