Posts tagged ‘Nokia’

Cellphone, Old and New

I’ve been meaning to post this up for a while, but I kept forgetting about it.

Just over two weeks ago, the battery in my trusty Nokia 6230 started overheating during the charge cycle. The battery is a BL-5C – the very model that was recalled a couple years back (my particular battery was not from an affected product line). To be fair, the phone was also 4.5 years old – which is 1.5 years longer than the average 3-year-contract-free-phone – and I’m not even on contract (phone was a gift from an aunt in Taiwan).

So rather than spend $6 for a pair of BL-5C batteries to keep an aging device even longer, I went out and got an HTC S621 last week. I initially considered a Blackberry – but in the end, I was sold on the lower price:features ratio and the fact that it runs .NET – which may or may not have certain future applications in my line of work.

Photos here.