iPhone, Blackberry, & Gphone vanish

Posted by Jakub

I had to use the word vanish today since I saw the movie Prestige last night for the first time and loved it. I was thinking what if my hacked iPhone(that Scott hooked me up with, thanks Scott) vanished and I had to buy a new phone. I couldn’t handle another Blackberry Pearl or that Gphone that friends have and lets pretend those weren’t even around anymore, I’d probably just want to go back to something simple that worked like the Ericsson T610 that I had in 2004 or maybe that clunky Bang and Olufsen? Anyone have something that they love i’m not thinking of? just Skype maybe? either way i’d probably shell out for another iPhone, its just too powerful of a tool that fits in my pocket and gets me out of many jams.

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KRE says:

March 23, 2009 at 3:11 pm

gotta second the HTC touch/vogue- I’ve been running android on mine and it is niiiiiice….


James W says:

March 23, 2009 at 3:30 pm

I’m with Bas – I have a Nokia E71 which is a nice, clean phone.

Web browsing is good, Calendar is good, It’s fast and the camera is acceptable when you upgrade the firmware.

The base theme is crappy, the icons are very old school, but there is a fella going by the name of GABB who has made 5 or 6 very awesome, simple, and clean themes for it too.

My 2C.


Andrew J. says:

March 23, 2009 at 3:51 pm

I used to have that sony ericsson and it wasn’t half bad and pretty small.

the bang and olufson looks nice but some things from the site…”move with your finger, which triggers a built-in motor that opens the shell slowly and gracefully.” opening and closing is such a vital action for a phone and it needs to be quick, I could see the this being a terrible feature


Dan says:

March 23, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Avoid the Sony X1, I had high hopes for it and they went and put Windows mobile on it. A terrible OS for a phone and especially bad for a touchscreen interface.

I used the Nokia E71 for a little while and really liked it. It was slim, quick and well constructed. I never got much use out of the keyboard though and found it surplus to requirements. I’ve been using the E65 for quite some time but it wouldn’t have lasted nearly as long without SkyeQuikey, an invaluable little program that should be built into every phone.

I’ve put it off, but come June, I’ll probably invest in an iPhone. I still don’t think it’s the ideal solution for a phone, but gosh darn it, they’re neat.

Best phone I’ve ever owned was the Nokia 6230. Solid, fast, battery lasted forever and it was always reliable. I’d still be using it if I wasn’t afraid of being mocked openly on the street. My fragile ego just wouldn’t be able to handle it.


Clint says:

March 23, 2009 at 8:27 pm

any old 1-9 numberpad for me!


I’ve memorized T9 on my phone so well that i can text people without ever looking at the screen, one handed, while i’m driving – tactile keypad baby!

lets see your iphone do that.


Daniel Carvalho says:

March 23, 2009 at 10:26 pm

I personally love the look of the HTC Diamond, I think it’s the hottest phone out on the market. So corporate, edgy and modern. Sex with a battery essentially.


Kyle says:

March 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm

I would recommend the Blackberry Bold, I think it has all the useful features of an iPhone without the useless bits.


drew kora says:

March 25, 2009 at 2:51 pm

man, i WANT an iphone so badly. i know if i had it i would use it. and we develop web sites for mobile devices at my work, too.

…however, i have to say, my super bare-bones Sanyo S1 is really all the phone i NEED. no mp3, no camera. just bluetooth. love this thing. so many clunky flip phones with all this junk i don’t need out there…this little candybar phone was a breath of fresh air.

…that being said, i’ll probably switch to an iPhone eventually anyway.


Jamie says:

March 25, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Ah man. I had that T610 too back in the day. What great phone. Sorry just had to commiserate. If only there was something that small and sturdy and super.

iPhone. Yeah I’ll get one eventually. It’s the best bet it seems.