I have a decent little cel phone, an SCP-6200 from Sanyo/Qualcomm. I paid way too much for it right before Sprint dropped the price and just before a bunch of color phones came out. That’s okay, I was going to wait for a ‘real’ color phone anyway.
I’ve had the phone for awhile now, so I decided to do a little research about what phones are available in my area. Some carriers have launched GPRS support, so I was hoping for the best. Unfortunately, none of the cool phones that Russ has been blogging about lately are available in the states.
I wasn’t able to find anything that runs the Symbian OS besides the klunky Nokia Communicator. About the coolest thing I’ve been able to find that is available now in my area is the Sony Ericsson T68i. No supercool P800, just the T68i. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a sweet phone, it’s just that Russ has got me craving some Symbian.
About the coolest thing I can get out of Nokia is the 7210. Its specs are nice too, GPRS, MMS, some Java, but again, no Symbian. This one doesn’t even have bluetooth.
What the hell is a motechnophile going to do?
I know that the P800 is due out soon (someday?), but I haven’t heard any talk of unleashing the cool Nokia phones on the States. I guess I’ll have to keep waiting, eh?