Well, Nokia does also simple mobile telephones for those who can't understand the complexity of the high end models.
They are called the Series 40-phones and they are not running Symbian OS. If you are not a gadget freak that
wants all the new features of Series 60 OS and N-series plus possibility to use a large number of 3rd party applications,
you propably better to get a Series 40 phone which is not based on Symbian. And if you really want simplicity and
lifestyle and status, you can always get a Vertu-phone if that is the style & feel you are looking for. It is nearly guaranteed
that you have a higher status phone if you have a Vertu than any of your neighbour.
As a gadget-lover and early adopter, I am using the Nokia N93 camcorder phone which runs the Series 60 software which
is based on Symbian OS. I got it for the features of it, the user interface played insignificant role and besides of that,
as a nerd, it is no problem to use it, it is a lot easier to use than phones from other manufacturers that I have tried,
despite of being packed full of features. I could even call the user interface quite intuitive and it is quite quick to do
thigns I want to do with it, generally I am very happy with it. Of course I prefer more the touch screen interface
of my Nokia 770 Internet Tablet and it is also otherwise a lot nicer as it runs Linux rather than Symbian OS,
but as a phone and camcorder the N93 does just fine and compared to the current available alternatives,
the N93 is an excellent choice for the use cases it is best intended.
There are two kind of people, those who want to get these multimedia computers and those who don't. Both are significant
and there are choices for both of them - for the multimedia computers, go for N-series and for the simplicity go for Series 40.
There are choices for everyone, better luck next time picking the correct choice. I am happy with my feature rich devices
which have high cool and geek factor, I have my devices to be able to do all sorts of things including phone calls, not to
do only phone calls, in fact, most of the time I am using my phone, I am not having a telephone conversation with it, but doing
something else, e.g. taking video. The video quality of my N93 is pretty nice for a camera phone and the quality of all the
stuff it does is top notch. But for those who want to just talk with their phones or who aren't technically oriented enough
to use the advanced features (despite they are pretty simple to use really on the N93, the UI is not bad in my opinion, e.g.
Windows is zillion times harder to use than that) of it this is not the correct choice, there are number of simple Series 40 models for those.