I have been looking to get a new mobile phone for a while and I have finally got it down to two choices: Blackberry Bold and the Nokia E71. I had a play with the Nokia E71 in the Nokia store a few weeks ago and was a bit disappointed with the user interface. Since then I had been waiting to look at the new Blackberry: the Bold. Finally, I got to play with it this morning – I had to ask to see a “real” one and not the dummy handsets most phone stores have on display! My initial impression is that it’s pretty slick. The screen resolution is really good, much better than the Nokia, especially when you play back videos. It’s also not heavy at all, which was surprising as it looks quite chunky. The Nokia has a better camera and has a better finish – it “feels” better.
Having said all of that I still haven’t decided yet, although I am definitely leaning more towards the Blackberry. I’m going to take another look at the Nokia this afternoon and will decide then. Then all I have to do is find the right tariff; it seems you have to pay extra for email access and web access etc. Joy! Why can’t the mobile providers just give you the one price that includes everything? For example, if you have a Blackberry you are going to need to purchase the Blackberry email package (5 GBP extra on top of the base tariff) as why else would you get a Blackberry?