Got a new phone. The HTC Aria (thanks WL). It’s an android based phone. A mini, lower spec version of the HTC Desire. The choice was between these two and the Aria won out because of the size and form factor. While I was tempted by the Desire for its superior processor, memory and touch screen, I didn’t want a bulky phone. So far so good, I’m happy with the choice. The phone together with cover, 4GB memory and screen protector came up to RM1850.
The interface is smooth and Google Market is cool. In the process of rooting the phone. Instructions to follow shortly. All in, a nice new toy :)