The tasks I do require me to have at least two phones on my person most of the time. I do have a preference for smartphones. To this day, I think the Psion 5mx and Revo Plus remain unequaled.
Presently, I have a brace of Nokia Touchscreen phones, the 5800XM and the 5530XM, that meets my needs.
The 5800 needs no introduction. I think even Nokia did not expect it to be a runaway bestseller. It has its bugs but I expect the forthcoming major firmware update due in October will fix most of the irritations.
Now, the 5530 is Nokia’s low-end entry into the touchscreen arena (the N97 covers the high-end and the 5800 covers the mid-tier). Another low-ender, the 5230 is also arriving on the scene very soon. Most reviews have been positive because the 5530 sports kinetic scrolling, an enhanced homescreen, a great display, solid build, and, more importantly, a great price.
The homescreen of the Tube Jr alone will tell you that Nokia has another winner. Just check out the pictures above. You have a scrolling contacts bar with up to 20 of your favorites (4 in the Tube). There are no physical hardware buttons (the Tube has 3 in front). And you can put the music player’s controls (with album art) on the homescreen (or the radio’s buttons)!
Lest we forget, the Tube Jr. has a lot of goodies (3G, video-calling, GPS, etc.) that are missing compared to the more expensive Tube.