Phone Gripes: Sony Ericcson t68i

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About 9mo. ago I was chatting with a friend of mine about getting a GSM phone. I wanted to start making some mobile aware applications — specifically the articles/forums. The recommendation was the Sony Ericsson t68i which was getting great reviews in Mobile circles. With Bluetooth, infrared, GSM, etc. it looked great on paper!

What a mistake that turned out to be.

I’ve never had more problems with a piece of electronic equipment. Frankly, I’m really surprised that Sony put their name on it. I mainly travel to large cities and the phone connects about 1 out of every 25 times I dial a number – if that – and usually randomly disconnects after 2 minutes. It was already replaced once due to ‘software issues’ (I have another GSM phone from Motorola and haven’t had a single problem, so that rules out the network). 

Most people I’ve chatted with that own a t68i seems to have the same gripes – Bill Evjen and I were commiserating together about our t68i’s in St. Louis. So, after this last Roadshow I decided to retire the phone and pick-up a Blackberry 7230 – I’ve got a first generation Blackberry, but the 7230 looks great: combo email/phone with that wonderful Blackberry keypad. Now if they could only put .NET on it 😉

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