Blogging is no longer a matter of sitting down at a computer and hammering at the keyboard. Nowadays it is a matter of participation, of getting actively and enjoyably involved in the world around you. It is about interviews conducted via email, constant twitter updates, exploring the world with your digital camera and remembering to check your comments whilst on holiday. This new interactive and slightly daunting world means that we need new technology. I still survive (just) with my laptop alone for my blog… but now I am beginning the long and complicated search to find a blogging super phone that will help to expand my world.
This searching has made me realise just how many phones are out there – and I thought that you guys could probably use a list of the best blogging phones out there, just like I could! So, in no particular order, here are the 4 best options on the blogging phone market.
Yup, it had to be first. I am afraid there is no doubt about it – if this isn’t the best blogging phone out there, it is certainly the most well known! The email facilities and apps mean that this phone really does try to outstrip its enemies, with apps for most blogging system, not to mention for anything else you may ever need! The camera isn’t that great so you will need your faithful digital too, but the screen and usability are quite brilliant! Don’t immediately think that this is the best out there though – if you need a camera and a cheap contract there are better options out there by far!
The Blackberry Bold
The king of emails, these phones made their name by the ability to receive and send emails quickly and effectively on your phone. The Bold is the most powerful option out there, and includes a QWERTY keyboard that isn’t on a touch screen, which is quite a relief. The screen is much smaller but still pretty user friendly, and I know that at least WordPress are currently developing a specific blogging app for it, that is currently in beta. Given that this phone boasts soo many fabulous features, I am quite disappointed that the camera is a puny 2MP.
The HTC Touch Pro 2
What, you have never heard of HTC? Don’t worry; I hadn’t until earlier this month! They are, however, a real competitor for top blogging phone, giving us a great big touch screen that doesn’t need two hands to hold (hello massive iPhone!) and plenty of good usability. The touchscreen is as good as an Apple, the looks are really stylish, and this baby comes packed with a 5MP camera that is more than enough for everyday blogging needs. Be careful though – this is often sold without an internet package meaning life can get very expensive, even though it has email capabilities and should be on internet contracts!
The Nokia N97
My personal favourite, this phone seems to happily combine all of the good points about the three phones above! I particularly admire the slide out keyboard which means you have enough space to type without difficulty – something that is vital for bloggers. You get tons of storage along with all the things that Nokia lovers already love, as well as a stonking 5MP camera with the much loved lens feature! There are no blog platform specific apps (can we push the WordPress people, please…?!), but you can blog directly from your phone with generic apps as well as get email, surf the web and listen to music. It is a good looker too, but watch out – the contracts on this beauty can be huge, although affordable ones are out there if you search!
Editor's note: This post is not sponsored, nor has it been influenced by our sponsors Windows Phone. The content of the post is purely editorial as noted by Lauren Cooke.