After my personal mobile phone gave up the ghost I decided it was time to get a new phone. I have a Nokia N73 through work though so haven’t been entirely phoneless. But I need a phone for personal use.
I discounted the iPhone almost immediately, in the main as a) the phone was expensive at £269; b) the phone plans were expensive with the cheapest one at £35 per month; c) you can’t use the iPhone as a Bluetooth modem which means that I couldn’t use it with my laptop; and finally d) it uses EDGE and not 3G which means that even if I could use it as a modem it would be very slow and internet on the phone would be slow.
I quite like the Nokia N73, but I have one of those and I don’t really want two!
I did consider the N95, but with rumours of an N96 and wanting something with a slightly better battery life, I decided to go with a different phone.
After much thought and looking, I decided to go with the LG Viewty. I went with T-Mobile as they are one of the few UK mobile phone service providers which allow you to use the phone as a modem with your laptop and I wanted that over a separate USB 3G Modem.
Alas when I went into the shop they were out of stock. So I ordered online, only to make a mistake with my bank details so when they made the charge to the card it was refused! After phoning and correcting the mistake I found out that the phone was now out of stock, but would be back in stock soon.
Ten days later I get an e-mail saying that the black one would be back in stock soon, but the silver model was available now.
Silver, I didn’t know it was available in silver.
A quick internet search revealed that the silver model was newer, hmm, choices, silver now or black later.
Well after thinking about it for a couple of minutes I decided to go with the silver model. Phoned T-Mobile to let them know, when they told me…
“the black one is back in stock”
Aaarrrgh, silver or black, silver or black.
In the end I decided with the silver one, as it was newer.
Hopefully it may arrive today, but it should be here by Monday. Only problem I have is I will need to get another memory card format as it uses Micro SD whereas my other phones have or use Mini SD or Memory Stick Duo.