Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th May 2013 18:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is the Nokia I remember. The company just unveiled the Nokia Asha 501, which has a completely new version of the Asha software platform. Fast, responsive, stunningly great and simple hardware, and an unbeatable price ($99!). It borrows a lot from MeeGo on the N9, and overall excites me infinitely more than their Lumia offerings. I want one of these so bad.
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by B. Janssen on Thu 9th May 2013 22:58 UTC
B. Janssen
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2006-10-11

Over the years I realized I don't need the many features of modern smartphones. Given that I'm traveling to less well connected areas I just need a phone that is able to act as a PIM (e-mails, calendar) with the more than common 2G connections. The added battery time is just a bonus (electricity is not a problem where I travel.)

I would like to see a review that focuses on the usability of a PIM-oriented phone device on 2G. We all know that in well connected areas iPhones and Android flagships such as the HTC One are working fine. But how about southern Italy, northern Norway, central Germany and many other territories where connectivity is less than perfect and I still want to receive e-mails without growing a beard?

I tested them all, Android or iPhone, they all suck in badly connected areas. They all fall back to being about as useful as my shitty backup Samsung E1190 for about ten times the price. And that's just disappointing.

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