Sunday, March 20

My New D500

To be honest, I initially didn't give the Samsung D500 much thought. I try to avoid moving parts in a phone (something the 7110 taught me), and a bit of prejudice told me that Samsung don't really make fantastic phones.

However, a bit of googling easily showed me how impressive a phone the D500 is. A cumulation of their experience over the last few years the D500 is basically an admission on Samsung's part of the mistakes they've made previously.

This is a good thing though. Unlike SE, who despite making the best phones (in my opinion) have carried forward the same blinkered flaws in their phones since the T68 (for example the way you need to copy numbers to the SIM to enable speed dialing, or the way you can only search your phonebook on the first letter), Samsung have had the humility to take what was wrong and replace them with the better solutions other providers offer (including a speed dial editor).

Add to that a pretty sexy form factor, a beautiful sliding mechanism (yes, I said that) and most importantly good basic phone features (some even reckon it's Bluetooth implementation is better than SE's) and the D500 makes a pretty good phone to keep for the next two years or so.