My shitty Nokia 6300 has run out of memory

I was about to write about the Nokia 6300 in glowing terms.

It’s the popular candybar phone given out to executives in companies. Small, light, good battery.

Shit address book.

I tried synching it with my Apple. Not compatible at the minute. There’s probably some annoying work around.

I tried using Zyb to synchronise my address book. It half worked. Nothing to do with Zyb. Not Zyb’s fault. My shitty 6300 won’t store over 1500 contacts. I got a ‘memory full’ error on it whilst the sync was taking place.

So here is yet another blog post. How many posts can I write about how shite my Nokia experience generally is?

People email me and IM me now and again trying to defend Nokia. Only last week I was talking with an uber popular Nokia-fancier blogger. When we sat down (virtually) via IM and I made my case, the blogger simply couldn’t answer my points.

It’s not a campaign of hate. It’s a reality check.

It’s 2008 and my NEW 6300 can’t store 1500 contacts? It’s ‘out of space’? How many kilobytes do you need to store 1500 contacts? What is WRONG?

Now you can take a step back and say the handset works well. It does. Audio quality is nice. Long battery. Nice screen. Next. That’s given, though. That’s par for the course.

Only, … the shocking thing is that in 2008, it isn’t.

We’re delighted if we get a new handset AND the audio quality is good, and the keyboard or keys works well AND the battery doesn’t drain in 20 seconds.

It’s simply not good enough.

I tried using Nokia’s Mail for Exchange. No. Not compatible.

I tried iSync.

I tried Zyb synching.

That’s a reasonable amount of effort.

Geniuses will point out that I haven’t yet tried the Nokia PC suite, but my contacts aren’t there.


Just like normal, I need to bend around Nokia. Not the other way.

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