I have a pink Nokia N70.
Yes, it’s pink. My significant other got it from her brother, then she replaced the casing. I got her the N70 Music Edition.
I’m not changing the case yet. It’s a conversation piece. I’ll wait for it to wear out. Only one bad stare so far on the LRT2.
At first I hesitated in spending money on a phone that’s a year old. Series 60 2nd ed? 3rd ed is already current.
But it seems that the N70 still has a good price niche. It’s fairly common, so there are better chances of bringing it out on the street.
I was thinking about the Nokia 6233.
But Series 40 phones only have a mobile web browser. No S60 browser (only on 3rd ed so I don’t have it). No Opera. Only Opera Mini, the J2ME app with transcoding. The 3G isn’t very useful here – maybe only for laptop connectivity. The 6233 doesn’t even have a front-facing camera for video calls – as if people make video calls?
Last night, I made a 3G data call for the laptop for the first time. I was at a place with no broadband and a noisy phone line – dialup is only 28.8Kb/s or so. For casual use, the Smart 3G 10 pesos/30 minutes plan is not bad.
Through the connection status monitor, I saw that I got up to 17KB/s down, and up to 10 KB up. I couldn’t complete a Flickr Uploader session to upload to my Flickr account. It was HTTP only – no Yahoo Messenger among other things.
It sometimes suspends and disconnects the 3G sessions – maybe because I was in a closed room. I still need to retest under “clear” conditions.
For the N73 imaging/autofocus temptation – I think my shots (in Flickr) are good enough for my phonecam photography. Especially in the daytime.