It seems a lot of people are in the market for a new phone lately. The mobile world is changing faster than computers these days. With new phones coming out every week and Smartphones becoming increasingly popular usable, how will you pick?
This should definitely be your choice if you are in the business market and use an Exchange server. The other options will work with Exchange, but not as seamlessly. The main contenders here are the Curve 9300, the Bold 9700 and the brand new Torch 9800. The Torch would be my suggestion in this department. Although if you do not want to spend a lot of money (ie. $50 at the time of this writing) the Curve is not a terrible choice if you can live without the touchscreen.
Google has made this decision a little easier, at least between the seemingly hundreds of different Android (a Google product) based phones out there. Google Phone Gallery is the name, and helping you select a phone is its game. Okay, that was cheesy I know, but not as cheesy as Sasktel not being a listed provider. I suppose that may be because we only have 1 Android phone to pick from? Us Saskies can still use this tool to compare our 1 Android phone to the competitions Android phones. Just select “Samsung Vibrant™ a Galaxy S™ phone” under Bell, it is the exact same phone as Sasktels Samsung Galaxy S.
If you really get your heart set on one of the other phones but love Sasktel, you can purchase unlocked versions and they may work on the Sasktel network. Do your research before going with this option as not all cell phones use the same frequencies. If you were to buy one that was not compatible with Sasktels frequencies, then you would have just bought yourself a fancy touchscreen shoehorn.
Sasktel does not yet have the iPhone, so unless you want to switch to one of the others this is not yet an option for you. Rogers is not too bad I hear if you are in a major city, but if you ever go visit the farm/lake, don’t expect to make any phone calls.
Dumbphone (aka flip phone)
Really? Nope. You do not want one of these, its almost 2011. Seriously.