Mobile Phone Died, what would be the best mobile phone for wind/speedsurfing?

Yesterday my mobile phone died (actually the touchscreen died), a bit disappointed, I had this Samsung S5230 for just over 1 year. I think the phone was good value for money. For speedsurfing a mobile phone with internet is great. Before the Samsung I had this Nokia N95, which had more functionality, but that one also didn't survive me (in the end it was constantly on battery charger both in car/home/work AKA not really mobile). Twitter was nice on the N95 (symbian).

Often before speedsurfing I checked these links:

Some sites I wish to be able to visit with mobile phone, but it just doesn't work (to long loading time or screen is simply to small and frustrating)... Therefor I like to share a little tip for visiting Speedsurfingblog with your mobile phone: check this RSS page from feedburner (much faster and better format for mobile phones)

Also I check gmail often to see if I have some nice emails, but on samsung it was to much trouble to answer. And the phone worked great through bluetooth for my carkit.

Looked this morning a bit for the new mobile phone, I guess Android fits me well?? Everything online from me (blog/email/calendre/etc) is google, with the Android software everything should match good. But pretty expensive system this Android stuff... I don't mind some advertisement on screen if it saves some $$$

I expect some speedsurfingblog readers know much more about mobile phones. I would like to do these things on my phone:
  • Bluetooth
  • OK for visiting a few webpages 
  • Skype would be great, this would definitly safe me $$, since the number of international calls grow.
  • Gmail should work (rather use an app), being able to answer would be a plus
  • Most important calling should work, also battery should last 2 days (or with a loader in the car). 
  • Twitter (I want to continue using but the samsung that died took ages to twitter)
  • camera is not important, but a good one would be plus for instant sharing (twitter).. The samsung camera was crap.
Any suggestions, good deals, experiences?? Now the HTC Nexus One is favorite (but way to expensive). Iphone is always impressive but totally out of budget and I guess to fragile for me. More looking to mobile phones <200 euros. 

I have a T-mobile phone& unlimited (but slow) internet. I cannot complain about T-mobile performance, good reception even on sea :)

Erik Loots

Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.


  1. You need a phone with ANDROID! (google phone system). download free apps for all youre demands (for example: buienradar/windfinder/twitter/facebook) easy handeling. In combination with HTC sense you will get the best internet surfing!
    i recommend you the HTC wildfire.

  2. Nokia E71 (symbian) is also a very good phone.
    Not to expensive and good online performance.
    Also a good battery (3-4 days)


  4. I checked out the HTC wildfire, Nokia E71 and HTC mozart (the HTC mozart is not in the Netherlands or under another name)

    But the wildfire is great and a good price (maybe best money/value android solution.

    The nokia E71 is even more interesting since I didn't consider. But a keyboard and very very solid design... Both great features

    Have to decide this week, but it doesn't get easier ;0

  5. +1 for the E71.

    I also have thi sone:
    - strong design
    - good twitterclient
    - perfect wifi and bluetooth
    - I use it at home to check mobile websites instead of opening my laptop.

  6. It is going to be E71, will order it tonight :)

  7. you will need a keyboard for mail and twitter..and a good screensize. this one should do the job. I like to use opera for viewing webpages btw.