My phone is starting to fall apart and this little piece (above) falling out is definitely a sign to move on and get a new one. I liked the phone coz it was simple, easy to use and needed nothing more than a charge every 2 days. But now I’m thinking of buying something with more features and you know more features always mean bulkier. I have little knowledge when it comes to mobile phones, and right now all I know is that I need a change and something different from the mobile types I’m used to.

The things I want in my new mobile phone:

1-Great build.
2-A screen big enough to view emails and sites.
3-A mobile made to be used for internet stuff.
4-A good camera would be nice.

Mobiles I’m considering:

-Blackberry Bold.
-Nokia E71.

The phone I’m most likely to buy is the blackberry, for 2 reasons:

1-The iPhone is too much hassle with the unlocking and version updating.
2-E71 is a Nokia phone. I’ve been off Nokia for years now. They’re inherently cheap.

I don’t know whether I’d enjoy using a mobile as bulky as the Blackberry (or any of the above listed mobiles), I just know that I want something different this time.


This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 at 6:28 am

30 Responses to “Time To Buy a New Mobile Phone”

  1. Glen says:

    I’d say go for the Nokia E71… The best….

    What a bout a Windows Phone?

  2. Someday says:

    I just checked the Blackberry Bold, it’s Amazing!!!!
    I have an iphone! it’s a NO NO!
    do we have Blackberry Bold sold in Kuwait now?!?!?!

  3. Glen says:

    Someday… Yeah… da blackberry bold is absolutely amazing… Not come out though anywhere in the world… I dont expect it to come to q8 till early next year.. πŸ™‚ And i also know Alghanim is trying to also get Blackberry dealership in Kuwait… End of F@#king Zain monopoly then……

    Maybe they will start to support Nokia phones like E90 and E71 with blackberry services which now they do not support nor wanna support it….

  4. Khaled says:

    I think you should go for the iPhone 3G
    I’m a huge iPhone fan & i think you can get it from ebay already unlocked for a reasonable price .. the iphone is better in browsing and typing .. there are just a few important things that it can’t do like text forwarding, MMS, copy and paste and bluetooth file sharing

  5. Mishary says:

    Yousef my Bold will arrive inshalla next week shofaa then order yours bs from now i can tell you its amazing !

  6. Mishary says:

    Khaled “it can’t do like text forwarding, MMS, copy and paste and bluetooth file sharing” <-- Few things ? πŸ˜›

  7. muscati says:

    Blackberries currently have horrible browsers. They are great phones when it comes to everything except the web. The Bold is supposed to change that with what’s supposedly the best BlackBerry web browser. The one big negative on the Bold is its size. It’s bigger than the BlackBerry 8800. If you want a smaller BB with the same browser (minus the 3G), you’ll have to wait till the Curve’s replacement comes out later this year, currently being called the Javelin. It will be as small as a Curve and will have a a 3.2 megapixel camera. I’d say that if you want a BB wait for that one.

    iPhone has the best browser but nothing else going for it. No MMS, no bluetooth file transfer, etc.

    Best phone currently on the market is the Nokia E71. This thing is solid. I used to be like you and wouldn’t buy anything by Nokia. But last year I got an E61i and it was my best Nokia experience ever. It’s still working great 15 months later. I replaced it with an E71 now and this phone is seriously impressive. The build quality surpasses anything by BlackBerry. I have a BB Curve as well, and there’s no comparison between the two when it comes to the quality of materials used. The BB’s main advantage is the email. No one can do email like BB does.

  8. Someday says:

    me confused?!?!?!
    so Mishary who!?
    when I click on you I get back here!!
    so if you Mishary here then why are you asking if you already order it, which is by the way, How?!?!?!, farryet my head!!

  9. Someday says:

    muscati Hi,
    I also have the same dilemma!
    so you are saying go for the Nokia, but, and bare with me here, does it have wifi? how can you connect to the internet without wifi? are you in Kuwait just asking if you have an experience with our service providers, since else where you might have better services, and what about the email in Nokia, if it can browse then it should be able to access web based emails, mo?!
    Yoyo, sorry shakly I’m taking over your post for the day!
    I know amooon! cause I’m infact helping you out!:p

  10. Blackberry Fan says:

    Dont go for the bold!
    There will be 2 new blackberrys
    1. Bold (At&t)
    2.Javeline (T-mobile)
    They are exactly the same; however from what i heared and researched that the javeline will be a smaller version of the bold. They made the javeline because at&t bought the bold rights and this crap (iphone crap)
    Research the javeline.. πŸ™‚
    Goodluck (October-november : release date)

  11. Ahmed says:

    Go for the S.E C9O2

  12. weeknds says:

    I’m using E71 and had b4 it the Sony Ericsson same urs!
    E71 is simply amazing!
    you wanted a mobile that:

    1-Great build. <== it’s gr8
    2-A screen big enough to view emails and sites. <== when I was abroad I check my emails, visit KuwaitSE and even read my Greader
    3-A mobile made to be used for internet stuff. <== i thing u will like it
    4-A good camera would be nice. <== well I rarely used its camera coz I prefer using my digital camera

    I was confused as u, enshalla u choose what suites u πŸ˜€
    good luck

  13. muscati says:


    The E71 has WiFi and it works great. I am not in Kuwait but I have used the E71 both in Oman and in Dubai and it worked fine with WiFi networks everywhere. I’ve used it for internet browsing over both EDGE and 3G and both were good as well. I don’t have any experience with Kuwaiti service providers so I can’t comment on that.

    I accessed my Gmail with the E71 using both Gmail’s application and the E71’s browser. Both were good. I’m also trying out Nokia’s Email for Nokia beta application but it’s really horrible. It keeps losing synch and requesting re-input of password.

    When it comes to email, I still rely on my BlackBerry because nothing beats its push email.

  14. dhari says:

    I used Iphone for 10 months its nice but really a hassle Now im using an ipod touch now along with Nokia E51

  15. fkj says:

    I got E71 for my bro’s birthday, I’m anti-nokia.. what according to my bro its simply awesome. it matches ur specifications. Bold is a hussle too to get it here in q8, unlock it and go throu all the bullshit. same goes with iPhone. If ur really not in a hurry, wait for SongEricsson X1, unless u dont wanna a windows based mobile. So if ur desperate enough get E71

  16. lfc-q8 says:

    i would go with the nokia E66

  17. um-mit3ib says:

    mawedek ityebly wa7id soogha;p ? the bold;p

  18. fadi says:

    iPhone 3G πŸ˜€

  19. Hayfa says:

    Go for Nokia E71. I’m an iPhone user and I advise you to go for the E71. I’ve been an E61 user for 2 years and I’m more that satisfied with it. So I believe the E71 will be even better.
    If you liked the iPhone I recommend the iPod Touch since it has the same features and fun. But you won’t feel sad for the missing phone features.
    Good luck.

  20. yousif,, don’t think twice.. go ahead and the E71 .. try your brother’s… the phone sleek, big sized screen, nice camera, amazing browser, good battery life, fast, easy to get used to keyboard, and it’s the successor of the E61.. u really can’t go wrong.. and keep in mind it’s really cheap for what u get

  21. Someday says:

    well Yoyo from the look of it, it seems that E71 is the one!
    go get it, try it out, and let me know if you like it, when I be back to Koko town, if I’ll get it!
    “someone needs to tell that wako* lady “entay shakow!!!”
    WAKO: World Association for Kickboxing Organization

  22. Bow n Arrow says:

    Well, I’d go for either the new iPhone 3G or BlackBerry Bold.

    If you get the iPhone 3G with the Sim “unlock chip” included, then you’re all set. No software needed to unlock it. πŸ™‚ And updates are hassle-free.

    I’d go for the new BlackBerry Bold. The interface is extremely smooth, and the browser is a LOT faster than the Curve and older versions.

    Happy shopping πŸ™‚

  23. Khaled says:

    Mishary : .. Well they are few compared to the many things it can do πŸ˜›

  24. Someday says:

    my my!
    that looks Cool!!
    any idea when it’s getting to Kuwait?!
    I could wait till mid October!

  25. powder says:

    iv been waiting for it since january :/ well , according to albarak and aureka they said maybe its getting t kuwait during october

    its out in the UAE , i dont understand why its not here yet

  26. Uturn says:

    Why switch from the model you already use? If you’re willing to wait a little like me, go for the newer model of the cybershot ..

    The Sony Ericsson C905

    240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches – Big screen
    8 MP Camera – no other phone has it
    WiFi- Can be used for internet stuff
    Looks like its great build

    And best of all .. simple, and small in size

  27. :::ShoSho::: says:

    Ericcson rocks! and i Phone sucks big time! i hate the touch keypad!

  28. new phone says:


    i’m currently selling this phone for less than half the retail price =D it’s a good phone, i just don’t enjoy touch screens as much as i thought i would

  29. Hazem says:

    Hi guys,
    I will be bringing my blackberry curve 8320 to Kuwait. Do you know if i can get a phone line or pay as you go service for it form Zain but without a data package/line?