Time for a change?

What factors can trigger the need for a change? I’ve been using a Blackberry 8900 for a year now. Lovely phone. Totally swear by it. Unfortunately, there have been issues syncing it. Earlier, with a Mac I used. And now again, with a Windows 7 computer I have.

To elaborate, the BB Sync doesn’t play well with Outlook in Win7. Some dll and fixmapi stuff I don’t care to learn about. So the question: what next?

Android is appealing. Just need to confirm if it works with Push mail. Can’t live without that now… or maybe (gasp!) Windows mobile? Hm. It’s possible.

HTC HD2… any thoughts?

I was planning to buy the E71…

BlackBerry Bold front
BlackBerry Bold 9000

but then I saw this:

It seems Nokia has got everything covered except for Blackberry Connect support. The company has announced that since they are offering a push email service similar to that of Blackberry Connect, they are now direct competitors and as such, they would no longer offer Blackberry Connect support starting of Nokia E71 and E66.

It’s a really odd decision and it clearly shows that selling their email service to end customers is more important to Nokia than selling their handhelds. While this may sound perfectly reasonable to Nokia marketing department, it might turn out as a deal-breaker to some potential E71 buyers.

And the folks at GSM Arena are right. That’s a deal-breaker. BlackBerry Bold, here I come!

iPhone to be beyond most people’s reach

Contact me if you want to buy an unlocked iPhone for the prices announced are astronomical to say the least.

As my favourite humor writer (and now tech as it seems!) points out:

The 8 GB version of the iPhone 3G will cost Rs. 31,000, while the 16 GB version will cost between Rs. 36,000 and Rs. 37,000.

These prices are not inclusive of the plan these phones will come bundled with.

So there. Go cry. If you don’t want to cry, I am selling mine (seems silly, but it still costs about 25% less than the price of the new one) and you can make an offer!

Of course, the above is subject to the prices not being rumors (is the Apple PR machinery at work here?).

Anyways, there isn’t any point in buying the 3G phone at this price when you can’t even use the 3G.

While on the subject, I had recently listed a few things to write on and this is one of them. So may as well!

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