Lately I have spent some time trying to figure out what smartphone should I buy. I must confess upfront that I haven’t owned one before and sometimes I am quite picky.
The phones that caught my attention so far are:
- Nokia E71
- BlackBerry Bold 9000 (just released)
- Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 (not released yet)
- HTC Touch Pro (available) or HTC Dream (the Google Phone – not released yet)
iPhone 3G(not available from my carrier)
In terms of features most of these are looking pretty similar (one feature that I do consider quite important is the QWERTY keyboard). Unfortunately, in terms of costs, the phones span 2 different ranges: Nokia and BlackBerry being under €500, while the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 and HTC Touch Pro seems to be around €800. So, I’m wondering what would you recommend me?
I have also watched the Android demos on Gizmodo and the one below on MobileCrunch:
and even if I think the Android platform might be a good option, I am worried that the price of the HTC phone will be quite high.
Update 1: According to an article posted on VentureBeat: BlackBerry Bold is strong but ‘not a game changer’. Not sure what is missing, though.