Nokia Commuter Phone
FOR YEARS I have carried a Nokia Commuticator (sic) in my pocket. It's a mashed-up term that describes several Series 60 Nokia phones that I have owned or used since 1999, like the one in use with my backpacking family at right. I've gone from Nokias with nubby antennas, to soap bar phones, to bricks and to candy bars. I like the candy bars best because they are the Series 60 phones. Like Adrian Weckler, I believe the Nokia N80 is best-ever offered to people who have to commute while pretending to be at their desks. Weckler gives the N80 two-thumbs-up in a Computer in Business review. More than a year ago, James Corbett lusted for a Series 60 phone after reading reviews from people like Russell Beattie. Now that I've used a Series 60 (the N70 in my case), I have to say it's the best Nokia Commuter phone I've ever carried. I can arrange to push email to it with a few simple clicks. I can send photos to Flickr in one click. I can operate it as an instant messenger. If only I could get a Bluetooth keyboard to work with its e-mail and web clients.