It was all very comforting, at first. I spent an evening getting everything on the phone organized into folders, as I had done with Nokias of days gone by.
Though S60 was a significant downgrade from Android, my modern-ish E73 had many of Symbian’s best qualities from days gone by.
Here, for less than $200 CAD, was a handset that seemed to have it all: Android, a physical qwerty keypad, even the same vertical sliding design as my N86.
Over brunch an N900 and N97 mini appeared on the table, plus a handset that was earmarked for me: the N86.