Santa brought my friend a Nokia N95-8gb so he sold me his old Nokia N73 Music Edition. The last Nokia I had was a 6230 that I paid a mint for as it was unlocked and imported from the UK. At the time it was the best Nokia series 40 offered and no US carrier offered it. I loved the phone but after a year or two I wanted a more capable phone. T-Mobile offered me the HTC/T-Mobile SDA as an ‘upgrade’, a Windows Mobile platform phone. It served its purpose, I loved the added functionality over the 6230. 9 months later it developed some issues so T-Mobile did a warranty exchange, and as the SDA was discontinued, sent me the HTC/T-Mobile Dash. Another Windows Mobile phone. I liked this phone even more then the SDA but still longed to come back to Nokia.
Well I’ve had the N73 since Dec 26 and can’t believe why I didn’t return to Nokia sooner. This is a Series 60 3rd Edition. I’ve already readjusted to the Nokia way of doing things and will never leave Nokia again. And Series 60 uses the Symbian OS and is more powerful than the simpler Series 40 platform. I’m still playing with the phone and setting it up. It was given to me as was from my friend so it has all of his old stuff on it.
As soon as I get the data cable I’m going to flash it to the newest firmware. I have the original cable but it doesn’t seem to work correctly. My friend ordered a replacement but it arrived after he already left campus to come home for the holidays. When he gets back he’s going to toss it in the mail for me.
After flashing it’s time to get everything reinstalled and configured just right.
No more Windows Mobile for me, I’m on a strict Nokia diet.