I’m putting my new cell phone / pda through its paces for the last few days and so far, so good. I decided to bite the proverbial bullet and go for the Sony Ericsson P910i. It’s a phone, a Symbian OS based pda, an mp3 player, a camera and a bunch of other stuff. In short, its a way cool gadget. I wrote about it earlier.
I have only had it for a few days so I don’t have much to say in regarding long-term usability and reliability but I have used Sony Ericsson products before and found them to be quite good. I’m sure the P910i will be no exception. My only complaint so far has been the less than stellar bluetooth synchronization with my Macs using isync.
I’m not saying that the P910I doesn’t sync with my computer using bluetooth and isync, its just a little temperamental. At first, it worked fine. On subsequent attempts, I would say one out of two times it will work. Not terrible but not what I have come to expect from my previous Sony Ericsson phone, the T610, which would sync flawlessly every time.
I have found several helpful sites that may give me the info necessary to solve this problem. Really though, it seems like its either a problem with the phone itself or with isync. Granted, the phone isn’t technically available here in the States yet so to expect it to work flawlessly is, I suppose, too much to ask. However, bluetooth is bluetooth and my previous product from the same company worked flawlessly. So, I could also make the argument that it should work flawlessly as well.
Perhaps when Apple updates isync it will work better. I have not had a chance to test it with Tiger yet but I will shortly. Until then, I will keep using it and testing it. My next challenge is trying to figure out which songs to use as ring tones for my various friends. Yes, I am a geek. So?