My New Phone

Incidentally, I’m taking a short break from work and decided to leave my BlackBerry at the office.

Instead, I went and got myself a nice phone with a dark, polished display framed in a rounded metal bezel.

It runs a WebKit-based browser, opens PDFs, syncs perfectly with my MacBook, and… has HSDPA.

Oh yeah – real nice. Much nicer than I expected, actually.

Update: Yes, I was being a tease. What, you really believed I’d do anything that went against my disclaimer?

Anyway, as Nevyn initially surmised, it is a spanking new Series 60 3rd Edition device that, besides the above, happens to be able to do cut and paste and (unlike the iPhone) maintain a 3G data connection while on a call.

Fortunately, I got one that doesn’t need to reboot when changing from GSM to 3G like the old ones did. The e-mail client on it still sucks, but I won’t be needing it for a few days (I gleefully removed Exchange support on Saturday morning).

I still like SonyEricsson best, but Nokia’s recent initiative towards providing halfway-decent Mac support is starting to win me over (a quick win over SonyEricsson’s inexistent strategy in that field).

That, of course, still has to be weighed against their devices’ asinine tendency to display “Out of memory” messages routinely.

Is Finland running short on RAM chips or something? Apple seems to have no issues in that regard.