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Meet Neve, my Nokia E65 Phone

Day 105 - 365 Days - 14th April 08 : MEET NEVE

This beauty showed up at my house a couple of days ago as a surprise. Wasn't really looking for a phone 'cause a) my old LG phone was tied up under a contract and b) I was just iPhone-lusting.

But then, hubby's phone (which was bought the same time as mine) broke down, he checked our phone contracts. And found out that we could upgrade - IF we get a fresh new contract. He ended up choosing a Nokia 6120 (wish he got an E65 too :(). I ended up with Neve.

And, ever since I un-boxed her, she has hardly been out of reach. That never happened between me and a mobile phone before.

Seriously. I'm a gadget freak. But, I've never been that crazy over phones. I mean, I like 'em of course. But, I don't go around looking for the latest phones. And I definitely don't go around SMS-ing, talking on mobiles incessantly, etc. In fact, there are days when I just forget where I left mine!

But this... this Nokia E65... Well, I just *love* it. OK. Maybe we're still in the honeymoon phase. But, so far, I'm crazy about this phone because:

  • It's WiFi-enabled! Of course, that's the web head in me talking. Imagine I get to carry a little computer in my pocket? I can check emails, Twitter, etc. wherever there's an available WiFi connection - without the need to carry a laptop with me all the time. Heh.
  • Voip in my mobile. Yes, I can actually use Skype with a phone now. Well, okay, only tested this with chat + a single SkypeOut call. Will be interesting to test it with Skype-to-Skype calls. And even Skype conference calls. And, I believe I can also set-up other Voip services in it too. Yay.
  • Good basic features. Voice/audio recorder, camera, video camera, clock (with world clock), calendar, To Do lists, Bluetooth, music player, PDF/Office files reader... Although admittedly, the camera's quality (2 MP, w/zoom) isn't that great. And, I'm not sure yet if I can easily transfer digital audio to the computer.
  • Works well with some cool mobile apps. Including stuff that enable me to post audio/video/photos to different sites - Flickr/Multiply/Vox/Wordpress.com/Livejournal, etc - w/o using my cellular connection. Just my WiFi at home (or elsewhere). Anyway, will share with you some of my favourite mobile apps some time...
  • It's pretty. 'nuff said. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So yeah, I really do like it a lot. The only things I wish it had are:

  • A second camera in the front for doing proper video calls.
  • Better imaging quality. I know it's not meant to be used for 'real' photography - but would've appreciated a better alternative.
  • A better way to sync with my Mac - and other apps. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Will keep you updated as I learn more.

What about you? Are you a mobile phone kind of person? What do you have right now - and what do you like/don't like about it?

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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