Which smart phones should I buy to get support for maximum number of languages and coverage in countries?
About two years ago, I found four smart phones to be the best solution to achieve three purposes:
1. Support for maximum number of languages in the smart phones (sending SMS, looking in smart phone dictionary when composing SMS, localized UI).
2. Access to maximum number of dictionaries for different languages (to buy for download to smart phone OS).
3. Coverage in any country in the world (tri-band, quad-band).
These four smart phones were:
1. Nokia 9500 Communicator. Symbian OS. Tri-band (not Australia). SlovoEd dictionaries. Chinese S+T, Greek, Turkish etc. Psiloc Localization + Psiloc Crystal.
2. Nokia N95 8 GB. Symbian OS. Quad-band (also Australia). Arabic, Chinese, Japanese etc. Psiloc Localization + Psiloc Crystal.
3. SE M600i: Hindi, Thai etc. Psiloc Localization + Psiloc Crystal.
4. Treo 650: PiLoc, SlovoEd, Lingvosoft
Furthermore, I can get lots of maps for Nokia at
Nokia Maps: http://maps.nokia.com/?nord#|51.8772...0|0|normal.day
Nokia Maps for your mobile: http://europe.nokia.com/support/prod...y-and-download
How is the situation today? I know that when I about two/three years ago searched for an optimal solution for the combination smart phone/language support, there were lots of dictionaries available for those older OS. Is the situation the same today, that there are still not so many dictionaries for download for the newer OS's?
The languages I primarily need language support for (sending SMS, looking in smart phone dictionary when composing SMS, localized UI) are: Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Hindi/Marathi, Bengali, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Russian, Turkish, European languages (German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian).
So there were three criteria for my selection of the above four smart phones:
Language support/localized UI, access to dictionaries for use when sending/receiving SMS in Chinese etc., coverage in countries (tri-band, quad-band).
Does anyone has any better suggestion than my proposed four smart phones above?