I could have tossed a coin to pick between the two finalists, and the Nokia won because it has a goofy button design, and the T-Mobile description of it specifically listed its BlueTooth feature (which it omitted for the T610, although it has it). It was a close match for me, so it came down to these little things.
I did not have to make this decision alone though. Even though I looked at reviews for both phones, read message threads, customer complaints, and other internalia, I found the reader feedback from the O’Reilly Network more valuable. Thank you to everyone who had something to say, even if I did not choose your favorite phone.
Now I have to figure out which BlueTooth accessories to buy. The Jabra headset looks very Trekkie and cool, and I have a USB BlueTooth adapter for my G4 PowerBook on the way (and, the Apple Store says the 12″ and 17″ PowerBooks have it built in. Why not the middle model?)
After I bought the phone, I also found some interesting news that I could have used earlier:
- Todd Ogasawara’s Wireless DevCenter article onthe Nokia 3650. I never considered actually writing code that targetted my phone.
- There is a wireless hack for it.