More geeky indecisions

Right, turns out getting an iMac sated my geek-style buying-shiny-things urges. For about a week. Now I want a new phone (partly because my contract is running out about now, partly because new phones are cool).

I’ve pretty much set my heart on a Nokia Series 60 smartphone, because they’re meant to be rather good and I love gadgetry (in case you hadn’t noticed).

However, I am struck by the dilemma of whether to get a 7610 (about a year old, but with good support from iSync, Salling Clicker and the like) or a 6680 (sufficiently brand new that most networks won’t have it for another couple of weeks, and no support as yet from iSync). I am faced with the choice of going with the known quantity of the 7610 about which I’ve heard very little but praise, which has good integration and plenty of features, or the 6680 which is more of a gamble with potentially higher payoffs (according to Loïc Le Meur, “it rocks”).

One thing to bear in mind about iSync support is that Apple have been historically rather bad at this, taking in excess of 6 months to support the aforementioned 7610, so is the gamble worth it?

4 Responses to “More geeky indecisions”

    •  Gravatar for Jonty
    • From Jonty
    • Saturday 28 May 2005 at 15:17

    You know what I’m going to say, but for record I still think the 6680. It’s by far the better phone and far more future-proof than most on the market. It seems that iSync is the only real factor weighing against it, which seems a little unbalanced to let one factor forcde you into buying an older, albeit still nice, phone. Stick with the 6680 and either wait for iSync support or try and hack it as some other Nokia users have :)

    Kind Regards

    •  Gravatar for Gilo
    • From Gilo
    • Saturday 28 May 2005 at 23:10

    Not seen the 6680, but my 7610 has given me no cause for complaint in the month or so that I’ve had it, and the iSync attempt we made the other day seemed pretty muh perfect, wouldn’t you agree?

  1. According to Loïc Le Meur, “my little finger tells me that the Tiger Mac users will soon be happy with their Nokia phones”: this throws things in favour of the 6680 a touch…

    •  Gravatar for Meri
    • From Meri
    • Friday 10 June 2005 at 16:14

    Simon Willison has the 7610 — and Tiger lost him all of his information on the phone when he tried to sync it!