Nokia's marketing says the Surge is designed with "social style" in mind, taking aim online addicts with one-click access to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Running on Nokia's Symbian S60 operating system, the handset offers smartphone tools for business users such as email with Microsoft Direct Push support. But it falls short to rivals Apple's iPhone or RIM's BlackBerry devices in its range of applications available.
In the beginning of 2003, Sony Ericsson introduced the P800, a phone unrivaled at the time. It featured PDA functionality, digital camera access, MP3 capabilities, and robust text messaging options. All while most phones on the market were still grayscale.
The battle for the megapixel camera phones was launched with Sony Ericsson's announcement of the S700. And not to be outdone, Nokia has released a built-in megapixel camera of its own, the 7610.
A decent device, but the hardware isn't the problem -- it's the gaming ecosystem.
Surprised? So were we. When we got our looks at the new Nokia 3650, the first thing that came to mind was "What'd they do to it?" The circular keypad is striking. Definitely very unique and very Nokia. Aesthetics aside, the 3650 continues Nokia's tradition of producing a solid phone. Packed with the usual Nokia features and the standard digital camera and color screen, the 3650 is definitely ready to compete with current market offerings.
Sony Ericsson's new P800 might very well be the most advanced triband smartphone in the industry. It's the first attempt of Sony Ericsson to break into the phone/PDA combo, and the first Symbian OS v7.0 handset available. It's aimed at the high end $1000+ mobile phone market, carrying with it a slew of features, options, and gadgets.