My Developer Pack 1.0 app is in acceptance testing and I can't find a suitable test environment for me to reproduce the client's results. They only want to use handsets that have physical softkeys and no touch screen, such as the 206 they're testing with. My problem is that Nokia doesn't seem to offer any emulator or Remote Device Access for such a phone. The emulator that came with the DP1 SDK is an X3-02. When I ask RDA for DP1 phones, it gives me a choice between an X3-02 or a C3-01. The client is reporting UI issues that I can't reproduce on these phones because the UI (based on LWUIT) behaves differently with a touchscreen.
"So get a 206" you say? Not so fast - I'm in the US. The 206 and every phone like it are incompatible with the weird GSM bands the mobile networks use here. This app needs network access to do anything useful. The only DP1 handsets I've found that work with American networks are...the C3-01 and the X3-02!
Has anyone else run into this problem? Can anyone suggest a solution? Right now I'm changing stuff blindly and then having the client alpha-test it via overseas conference call...there has to be a better way.