Another sucky Nokia phone (a rant… again) 23:06 on Sunday
I’ll start by saying I am very disappointed in technology.
But why is it that every time I take a new Nokia home I feel like shit? I feel just slightly cheated, uneasy comparing the money spent to what I got. See, after 30 minutes it was evident that not even the Series 40 platform is free from the creeping complexity that plagues S60 devices. My pet peeve is those fucking folders! Do you know anyone who organizes the stuff on their mobile in folders? And of course, two sets of almost identical folders, one for internal memory and one for memory card. Yeah, memory management is what users love to do, especially through a stamp-sized lens.
I could not get email to work because of SSL problems, couldn’t get the Gmail Java app to fetch any emails, internet related settings were hidden in a menu that did not make sense, at least in the Finnish translation. Sending a text message is made freaking complex. For the life of me I simply can not figure out how this relatively simple task gets more complex with every fucking new phone? In other apps, the menus are full of options for things that make no sense to me or are not supported by the operator. Why?
And speaking of text messages, I could not find any way of transferring my few saved messages out of the N90.
Yes, the 6300 is way faster than N90, it has a better calendar, a better music player (doesn’t matter though as I don’t use it), a better alarm clock… lots of improvements over the “superior” S60 device. Yet, I feel like taking the phone back to the store — which of course is not possible, because buying a phone is an entertaining game of “pay a few hundred euros and guess what you get, no returns!”
Another thing I wonder about is, how on earth is there no single Nokia phone with an actually stylish software design? One freaking phone model with no aliased graphics, no lame “3D” icons, no banded gradients, no “was kinda cool in early 80s but not really” digital clock font, no fucking ugly outlined text, no lines of text truncated at the middle of screen (there’s still another 50% of pixels available!).
Sigh… I just feel like I’ve shelled out money for crap. Again. At least I did not pay the 30% price premium at Nokia Flagship Store.
I’ll be more cheerful tomorrow, I promise.