“Why not get both?” I hear you asking. That’s a fair enough question – after all, I currently have a Nokia N80 as my voice-centric phone (with T-Mobile) and a Samsung i607 (BlackJack) as my data-centric phone (with Cingular). I use the voice-centric phone for calls, pictures, MP3 playback and the data-centric phone for the QWERTY keyboard and for tethering.
But I really just want *one* phone! Is that too much to ask? For my purposes, the iPhone is missing HSDPA and is not cutting it camera-wise yet the N95 is missing a QWERTY keyboard and is not tri-band HSDPA.
To make matters even more complicated, I’ve ordered the amazing OQO Model 02, which features EVDO (with Sprint)… But the last thing I want right now is to join yet another provider!
So, here are my options:
– Skip the N95, drop T-Mobile, join Sprint for the OQO, get the iPhone, keep Cingular
– Get the N95, keep T-Mobile, join Sprint for the OQO, skip the iPhone, drop Cingular
– Get the N95, keep T-Mobile, skip Sprint for the OQO (no data), get the iPhone, keep Cingular
Keep in mind that I’m already a satisfied T-Mobile customer (now contract free) and Cingular customer (6 months left in contract).
Suggestions, opinions? Fire away :)