Maybe it is time for a new phone
Friday, June 13th, 2008 at 9:17 pm
I have had my current mobile phone, a Sony Ericsson T610, for well over four years now. While it has served me well with syncing with iCal and Address Book on my PowerBook, I have needed to look up sites when away from a computer.
Although that would be possible with this phone, is isn’t practical, nor has it been cost effective.
The 3G iPhone that was announced earlier in the week changes this, as I would happily pay $199 for the 8GB model. The sticking point would be the contract options, both duration and monthly costs.
Assuming that the cost is acceptable (I currently average less than $20 so I don’t know what I would accept), could I just switch?
I think so as I could simply sync with my PowerBook where I currently have my contacts stored in Address Book and I (sort of) use iCal as my calendar. It seems that I could simply point the phone at my IMAP server and browse web sites. Photos, songs and music I don’t really care about as I would be using it as a smart phone, not a media player with phone function.
But what would that mean for the future of my PowerBook? Earlier in the year I realised that I didn’t really use it anymore, let alone need to lug it back and forth to work every day. In the situation above I would need to keep using it, purely as a place to store my calendar and address book.
As July 11 approaches more information about the costs should become available and I will, in the background, keep investigating my options.