A month ago, Yom published an article, The dilemma of a mobile enthusiast, in which he agonised over the choice of his next smartphone.
In a related article, Steve Litchfield, a Contributing Editor for for All About Symbian and Host of The Phones Show, cries out, as if in response to Yom, “I can’t recommend any of them. Even the ones I use myself!” Here’s the introduction from Steve’s article:
Tim Salmon and I (in Phones Show Chat) often remark that if the perfect smartphone came along then we’d have nothing to debate and nothing to write about – but the current situation in terms of what I’ve tried and rejected is starting to get ridiculous. Am I too fussy in wanting something that’s remotely close to perfect? Having seen, tried and rejected 101 smartphones, what the heck do I recommend to others?
Yes; we know that there is no perfect device, but let’s face it – the devices on ground simply have too many issues for people in the category of Yom, Steve and Tim.
For people who need just voice and SMS? Yes. A fancy interface crippled in other ways? Yes. Awesome video capabilities? Yes. But a smart mobile work tool that delivers most of the goods all together in one nice functional package? None available for now.
Small wonder that even Brym! still holds on to his trusty Sony Ericsson P1.
Oh, but you need to read the entirety of Steve’s article first. Hop over to 101 smartphones and I can’t recommend any of them. Even the ones I use myself! Then come back here and let’s discuss.
By the way, just so you know, Yom is still yet to make a choice.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.