What Phone?

While I do have a very nice phone already, the Sony Ericsson K800i, I’ve decided to look for a new one, with a certain array of features:

  • 802.11b/g/n support (n isn’t important, but definitely appreciated),
  • Large touch screen (preferable with multi touch)
  • Ability to install a PDF reader if not available by default—I want it to work as my eBook reader
  • Ability to play ogg vorbis files, or to install an application that will
  • Preferably one running Linux (fat chance)
  • Ability to sync with Evolution somehow.

Has anyone got any idea where to find this? I’ve had a look at the Nokia N800 tablet, which runs a variant of Debian… only to discover it hasn’t got a phone.

I’ve also looked at the OpenMoko phone, Neo1973, but it doesn’t seem like it’s living up to its hype, and there isn’t even a proper version of it out yet (though there is one due in December).

What are your suggestions?

Lasse Havelund on October 16th, 2007

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3 responses to “What Phone?”

  1. Jeremy responded on October 16th, 2007 at 11:54 am | permalink

    Nice, you use Evolution too? I started out using that, switched to Thunderbird in February, but switched back this week.

    I don’t care about how all the l33t people use Thunderbird — I use Evolution because of the aesthetics. It’s a GNOME application, so it just fits in better. GTK+ apps feel so much nicer when they’re real GTK+ apps, not just GTK+-themed XUL apps.

  2. Lasse Havelund responded on October 16th, 2007 at 12:45 pm | permalink

    Yeah, I do: the initial reason I started using it over Thunderbird is its native GPG support—Enigmail kept crashing for me on Thunderbird, so I decided to try out Evolution.

    I’ve been in love with it since. :)

  3. saxsux responded on October 24th, 2007 at 12:36 pm | permalink

    Why don’t you stick with your K800i as your phone, and use your N800 for all the features you listed?
    It’s, coincidently, exactly what I’m doing.

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