July 29th, 2003

In Search Of Advice

I may need to buy a new mobile phone. And the old one was getting pretty old anyway -- nearly three years old, and battery not taking the charge like it used to.

Anyway, infamous technophobe that I am, I've not really been keeping up with the mobile phone market. What should I get?

Must-have features are:
  • Tri-band
  • Predictive text messaging (I doubt you can get a phone without it, mind you)
  • Modem with IR and USB connectivity for use from my Clié and Powerbook
  • Supported by Apple iSync
  • Works on Virgin Mobile

Nice-to-have features are:
  • Camera/MMS
  • GPRS web browser
  • Small
  • Light
  • Anything else I've forgotten