Congratulations to the neccesitas project for joining KDE. I’m not sure what this means as far as KDE’s orientation or how this reflects the latest attitude of, “shit! we spent all this time fussing over Nokia’s mobile hype, and now we realize the desktop is rotting and we need to save it,” but it’s nonetheless exciting to know that neccesitas is supported by a good organization.
With that said, maybe it’s time for me to find a smartphone. I still use an old Nokia 1100, which doesn’t support much more than calling and SMS. And Snake II. Windows Phone 7 is out. Meego is dead. WebOS is limping. Blackberry has an arcane dev environment. What’s that leave? Junked up Android. As a platform, Android seems to already be experiencing some bloat and disorganization and Java doesn’t seem too hot. But at the very least it runs Qt now.
The big problem is finding a satisfactory phone. My critera are fairly simple:
But nothing like this exists. Well, the Xperia Pro looks almost perfect — AT&T 3G (approx), fast processor, pretty screen, great keyboard, etc — except so far it’s only available for pre-order in the UK and it’s looking unlikely it’ll be hitting the US.
What is out there that meets these criteria? Why has my research turned up dry continually?
[Sidenote: actually, the perfect phone for me might be the very dated Nokia E52, but I can’t seem to find a north american model anywhere, even on eBay.]