Those of you who know me know that I’m a big iPhone fan. Since 2008 I have exclusively used an iPhone as my main phone and this isn’t going to change. I currently have an iPhone 4S, and have owned the iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 (and still have the boxes with spare chargers although I have long since traded in the old phones)
What is going to change however is the phone that I use as my secondary phone. I carry a second phone that work and residents have the number for in order to keep my personal and professional life separate, and it is this phone that is changing.
I am currently with Orange on a short term contract and was using an old Nokia N95 handset that I had that was locked to that network. However Orange decided that they were going to increase their prices, so I decided that I was finished with them.
I’m not going to get another iPhone, but am going to try something new. I already have an Android device (I have a tablet I use as an e-reader), but wanted to try something different. Step up Nokia (and Microsoft) with the Nokia Lumia 800 on Three. IMO the second best looking phone on the market today (after the iPhone 4/4S), and the most original phone operating system since iOS (and IMO the only serious competitor to iOS in that it lacks the fragmentation seen in Android and Microsoft want to keep it that way!)
I should be getting it on Tuesday and plan to use it extensively alongside my iPhone and will blog a review of both phones.
It’s a bit of a diversion from my normal political blogging (that I haven’t really done for some time), and a bit of fun before I take a brief break from blogging again (this time for my wedding).
So non tech fans, forgive me while I indulge in a bit of fun for me and compare 2 of the most important smartphones of 2011.