I test my mobile sites with the Chris Pederick User Agent Switcher and Firefox. It works extremely well.
What I want to know is what's a good spread of phones that exemplify a number of technologies?
It's no big deal when all I'm delivering are very simple pages in WML 1.0 and 2.0, but I'd like to be able to do things like deliver more style and read GPS from a phone.
I'm not sure if that is possible, but it would be a MAJOR coup if I could do that. I have a site that has a location proximity search that delivers results based on their distance from a zip code or map coordinate.
If I could access a phone's GPS, then the search could be customized to the location occupied by the caller.
I'm using WURFL [wurfl.sourceforge.net] to identify phones, so I can figure out the capabilities of each phone fairly easily.
What I can't do so easily is go out and buy a whole bunch of phones to test with. I can use things like the Nokia and OpenWave sims, but they are just scratching the surface; plus, they tend to stick with newer tech. I can switch their user agents as well, but it's a lot easier to just use Firefox.
Can anyone give me a list of "must work with" phones? I can switch in their user agents, and even write scripts to simulate their connections.