My sister, Damara, was home from grad school (architecture) and we were talking about how she needed a new phone and was thinking about a smart phone. I told her i had an 5800 that hadn’t been getting enough use in my closet and would sell it to her on the cheap. So far she has had the phone for just over two weeks and here are her first thoughts on the handset and the software.
So I recently purchased a Nokia 5800 and was intimidated at first. I was originally rocking a LG Shine; a very simple, solid, and pretty basic cellular device. The touch screen, various apps, and data plan on the 5800 was a big jump for me but in a few short hours I was comfortable with the phone and the interface. I like the Nokia 5800 mainly because it has my email13141314, twitter, facebook, txt, and gps on it. I will never again be without that important email13141314 or wandering around lost in the middle of nowhere. The only thing I am having trouble with is uninstalling applications that I download and decide I don’t want/like anymore. Also, the selection of apps for s60 is minimal compared to those available for the iPhone. My school uses BlackBoard and while there is an app for your iPhone, sadly there is no s60 app. Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase and feel very comfortable with the Nokia 5800 and find the organization of apps/menus intuitive.
It was interesting watching her the first few days get aquatinted with the phone. I helped her when she asked for it, but for the most part she figured most of it out by herself. She even got Google Sync working (via Mail4Exchange) which allowed her to sync her google calendars. You can find out more about Damara @ www.dsisti.net