Dear Lazy Web: Hackable Mobile Phone with good Music Player? (July 06, 2009)
Hey all, I need your help:
I lost my Ipod and now have to live without music on the road… Sucks pretty much, I can’t live without music…
Since my current mobile phone is pretty shabby I thought about fixing both in one go: Buy a mobile phone which could replace my Ipod as well!
Now lets first say what I need most:
- should’nt be too expensive: A new Ipod with 120gb costs only ~200€. So even though I hate that device, I doubt I’ll pay like twice the sum just to get something different…
- It needs a “Klinke” stereo output, i.e. something where I can put my normal headphones in.
- I need space for my music: My last Ipod (80Gb) was completly full… Ok, I think I can make a few cuts, though 8gb only is not enough. Hence the phone should support hot-swapping of SDHC cards at least.
- If I buy such an expensive device, I’d like to be able to write my own software for it, or put existing software on it.
What I found is the Nokia 5800 express music. It costs like ~260€. 16Gb more space costs like ~45€… It has stereo output and SDHC support. But what I don’t know: Where will custom software be saved on? Also on the SDHC? That would make hot- swapping kind of pointless…