Nokia 6120 Classic
I’ve switched to a Nokia 6120 Classic, and I’ve switched my carrier over to Orange. I’m very happy with it: The price is right, at 0 NIS a month (if your monthly bill adds up to over 100 NIS without it, which it does). It’s very small, but has a nice screen and a respectable 2 megapixel camera. It’s “3.5G”, which means it has a very fast internet connection (I’ve clocked over 50kbyte/sec), and the Symbian S60 operating system lets me use it well - it comes with a very, very nice webkit-based browser and RSS reader, and a fast GMail client is a few clicks away.
Another nice feature is the built-in MP3 player - which is actually made relevant due to the micro-SD support and included 1GB SD card. The device has a standard USB connection (cable included, but it’s an ordinary Mini-to-A cable), and has a Mass Storage Device mode, so it works well with any OS. It can also automatically text-to-speech the name of the caller (or dial by voice recognition, which works remarkably well), which is handy when listening to MP3s.
I’ve only had two problems with it so far - first, when viewing a long web page (on wikipedia, specifically), it gave an “out of RAM” message and rebooted. I’m curious as to whether there’s a simpler, non-CSS version of Wikipedia, or a way to get the phone to ignore the CSS - this will probably save on RAM. Another problem I had was that the vibration feature didn’t work until I rebooted it - but this no longer seems to occur.
I wonder how well puTTy would work on this…