Wanted – new phone

Where are the cool phones?I’m rough on mobile phones… I’ll come right out and say it. It’s a wonder my current phone still works. It’s been dropped from heights up to 3 metres and hell, the camera even still works (but is so crappy I never use it). I am starting to get spotty reception at times because of something I’ve knocked loose. Bless you, my little Sony Ericsson T616, you’ve been great, but it’s time for a new and improved you.

OK, I’m going to geek vent here: Why is it that when I have the need and some cash to spend on a new phone that I can’t find a satisfactory one to save my life? My needs are simple: give me a 2 megapixel auto-focus camera with video, some reasonable hard drive/memory storage space, bluetooth and something like a 262k colour screen that isn’t the size of a postage stamp. A few of the phones that have me all excited are the newly announced Motorola RAZR V2, the Sony Ericsson K750i and the Nokia N90. Of course we can’t get any of these here. The Motorola is brand new, so that I can understand. Same with the Nokia, but the Sony Ericsson? It’s been out for months and noone in North America is bringing it in… Of course I’m stuck with Fido for the next while and their phone selection seems aimed at teenagers with no business app needs such as calendar and address book synching or bluetooth. They’re all crap. Hell, I’ve had my phone for 2 years and it’s still up there. Why?