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My list of mobile handsets (updated)

I’ll go back in time now and make a list of all the mobile handsets I have owned till date. You may notice that the list is quite long.

  1. Reliance LG RD2030 (CDMA) – My first phone.
  2. Nokia 3530 – My first color phone
  3. Samsung C100
  4. Samsung X100
  5. Nokia 1100 (Had a torch)
  6. Some Nokia Reliance Phone I don’t remember
  7. Nokia N-Gage QD
  8. Nokia 3510i
  9. O2 Xphone II
  10. Motorola C350
  11. Nokia 6100
  12. O2 X2
  13. O2 Xphone II
  14. Nokia E50
  15. Nokia E50
  16. Sony Ericsson J1ooi
  17. Nokia N73 ME
  18. Nokia E51
  19. LG KS-20
  20. Nokia E51
  21. Nokia E52
  22. Nokia E63
  23. Nokia E7-00
  24. Nokia Lumia 900
  25. Nokia Lumia 720
  26. Nokia Lumia 925
  27. Nokia Lumia 920
  28. Nokia Lumia 830
  29. Microsoft Lumia 950XL
  30. Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  31. Apple iPhone X
  32. Apple iPhone Xs
  33. Apple iPhone X

Features I want to be implemented in the Nokia Lumia series

I have been a smartphone user for almost as long as I have used a cellphone. As a user, I have evolved over these years. Most of my smartphone experience has been with Symbian (95%) and Windows Mobile (5%).

Planning to move to a Nokia Windows Phone in the future, these are certain features I am used to, which I find sadly missing on Nokia WIndows Phones
Notification LED: Its an LED on the front panel of the phone which blinks periodically whenever there’s a new Missed call or SMS.
For me, this is highly useful because most modern smartphones don’t show anything on their screens when in standby mode and you have to press a button and go to the lock screen to see whether there are any messages or missed calls.
Windows Phone supports this for Missed calls and voicemails only, not for SMS.
Nokia Windows Phones don’t have a Notification LED at all.
Profiles: I prefer to use different profiles when I am at home (Loud Ringer, no vibration, email alerts), when my phone is in my pocket (No Ringer, vibrations, no email alerts), when I am sleeping (No vibrations, low volume ascending ringer , no email alerts, calls only from family members) and Silent (No notifications at all).
This is something I have gotten used to such an extent that I felt terrible when I had to use an iphone for a week.
Windows Phone does not have this functionality natively at all.
Without these 2 features, there is no way I can buy a Nokia Windows Phone.

I want a new phone, but I don’t know which

It’s more than 6 months since I got my Nokia E7-00 and I am already bored with it. Earlier, I always knew which phone I wanted to buy if I had the money, but currently, there’s no phone in the market I would rather have.
This is why I want a new phone:-

  1. Software update roll-outs are too slow. Belle for newer Symbian phones is already out but update for existing phones like the E7-00 would still take at least a month more and maybe even 2 months.
  2. The beta applications by Nokia (Maps etc) which make the experience bearable are still un-refined
  3. Widgets are fixed at rectangular shapes and suck big time. There’s no good weather widget available at all
This is why I don’t know which to buy:-
  1. Apple iOS is still restrictive/too proprietary to hold my attention for long
  2. Android is too un-refined and power consuming
  3. There are currently no good Windows Phone 7.5 with a physical keypad available (Dell Venue Pro does not have good reviews and HTC HD7 is HTC)
My best bet should be to wait for a Nokia Windows Phone device with Nokia Maps and other Nokia add-ons.