Three years ago (almost to the day), I asked you, my dear readers, what cell phone I should buy:
I own the Honda Civic of cell phones. It works fine, and doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t break when I drop it. I rarely use my phoneÃ¢â‚¬â€œI may go a whole week without making or receiving a call on it.
I bought the very ordinary Sony Ericsson Z600. It’s been fine, but I need to move up.
The biggest new requirement is that I need to send and receive email. So the input mechanism–keyboard, stylus, touch screen, whatever, needs to work well.
Everything else is negotiable. I don’t plan to record video with my phone, and I’ll take whatever still camera comes with the thing.
I could get an iPhone, I guess, but I really don’t want to spend any time hacking the thing to make it work in Canada. If setup and maintenance is pain-free, it’s an option.
So, what mobile solution would you recommend? Blackberry? Just to be clear, under no circumstances will I be wearing this thing on my hip, so smaller is better.
On a related note, should I stick with Fido? Do all mobility providers suck equally? Does anybody offer a real edge in data plans?
I’m tres ignorant on all things mobile, so I’ll take any advice you can offer.
UPDATE: I visited this page from Rogers Wireless in both Safari and Firefox on my MacBook. They get a big Browser Compatibility Fail.