How to buy a cell phone

If you want to buy a new (advanced) cell phone, you should question yourself:

What kind of cell phone do I want?

a. A PDA with a phone, like HTC P3600 or HP iPAQ hw6915;
b. A phone with a PDA, like the Sony Ericsson P990i or Nokia N80;
c. A phone with a MP3 player, like Motorola Rokr or Sony Ericsson W850i;
d. A MP3 player (or should i say an iPod) with a phone, like iPhone;

After answering this question, then you can think:

  • What’s my budget? (added at 15:11 – 11.01.2007, thanks to a tip from Rui Moura)
  • Do I want a touch screen with stylus?
  • Do I want a good camera?
  • Do I want/need GPRS/UMTS?
  • Do I want WiFi?
  • Do I want GPS?
  • Do I want to be able to expand the memory?
  • Does it should be open and be able to install 3rd party software?

By answering this questions, you will be able to choose the right phone for you.

  • http://sergiorebelo.com/ Sérgio Rebelo

    I want a cellphone with a good browser and 24/7 connectivity. It must be easy to type text, to enable activities such as blogging and send mails.

  • http://zone41.info ricardo

    Hugo, nice Wizard!
    With a little off Ajax and Ruby you got a nice service called chooseyourmobile.com

  • http://sergiorebelo.com/ Sérgio Rebelo

    the domain is already taken. but it’s for sale…

  • http://ruimoura.net Rui Moura

    Bem visto … Está uma boa tabela, para guardar com carinho 😛

  • http://zone41.info ricardo

    Há tanta ideia parva por ai, a ter sucesso, quem é que pega nela??

  • http://zone41.info ricardo

    Claro que tinha de ter uma conta para cada utilizador, profile, espaço para upload de imagens, review de produtos e agora parece que voltaram, um forum!

  • http://ruimoura.net Rui Moura

    Hu, reparei agora que me escapou um pormenor fundamental, que falta na lista: o orçamento. Sem orçamento, só podemos imaginar 😉

  • http://www.lisbonlab.com Hugo

    Ups
    I totally forgot the budget.
    Thanks Rui.

  • http://blog.invisivel.net Filipe Correia

    I’m definitely going with a “phone with a PDA”, namely, the yet to be released Nokia N95 🙂

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  • http://ruimoura.net/ Rui Moura

    Hu, reparei agora que me escapou um pormenor fundamental, que falta na lista: o orçamento. Sem orçamento, só podemos imaginar 😉