I've had the HTC Touch Pro 2 for the last 2 years. Completely coincidental that Tynan has (or had) the same phone. I liked it when I got it, it has a sim card, so is easy to take out of the country, but at this point, it has completely gone to shit. I mean everything is freaking broken on it. Sprint really screwed me with the warranty too.
Anyway, I'm in the market for a new phone. I really don't know much about them, so my only requirement is for something that has a SIM card so I can travel with it. I'd also like to be able to tether it to my laptop for internet. Thats about it. Any suggestions?
If you're considering traveling without a laptop computer, then a Samsung Note or SII might be good for replacing a lot of computer tasks. You obviously wouldn't want to program on one, but check out what's possible with the productivity suite on the Note
One of the major advantages of having almost no possessions is that I can spend time to make sure that each thing I own really is the best possible product. I spend hours researching alternatives for just about everything major that I own, hoping to find something good enough to warrant the hassle and expense of replacing an existing piece of gear.
I got pretty lucky this time-- I have three new pieces of gear; two replaced more than one item, and all three cost less than I sold the old ones for.
I've written about my Epson R-D1s rangefinder a few times, and it's responsible for all of the pictures on my Flickr. I thought that I'd never give it up, but there's finally a new camera that is tempting enough to wrestle it out of my hands.
Some great questions from a friend of mine striking off internationally / mobile.
Also, you had some tips for this lifestyle. What are they? My biggest questions are:
1) Receiving phone calls. I imagine there are good (even free) Voice Over IP services that will allow me to
Take my old local calls and transfer them to the Internet; Forward the calls to whatever local number I'm using in whatever country I happen to be; Transfer voice mail and SMS messages to e-mail.
1. Google Voice is good for getting a USA number ported. I don't know about Europe... maybe you can port it to SkypeIn (a nice product), or maybe to Grasshopper if they're working in Europe. Get Google Voice though definitely, it's free and good and does what you want.