Friday, January 1, 2010

iYear

Happy New Year's to all...

With the patch of duct tape holding the battery in my weathered and beaten old cell phone beginning to fray, it was finally time to bite the bullet and trade her in.



I've long been leering with covetous eyes at the new breed of smartphones out on the market; and having milked the old motorola for many hard years, I figured I've saved enough in frugal-points to warrant a major upgrade purchase.

Now, to be extra sparkling clear, I'll state once again on this blog that I Am Gadget Boy. And a cell phone is one of the primary gadgets in anybody's arsenal, so this new phone decision could not be taken lightly. I pored over internet searches and cnet reviews and youtube comparisons for days and weeks. The field slowly narrowed and after a hard-nosed process of elimination, two models finally bubbled to the top: the HTC Hero -with brand new 'Android' technology...and the tried and true iPhone with uh, iphone technology. Over these two choices I tossed and turned for a further few days, literally losing sleep staying up late by the glow of internet searches. Finally it came down to basically a coin flip in my mind, and I forsaked the new emerging technology for the old tried and true.

I done gots me one a dem' der i-phones...and satisfied with the decision.

But, alas, while the careful process of elimination assured me some peace of mind in the final purchase selection, it ended up costing me in another way: By lollygagging, I had unwittingly made the final decision just two days into a new billing month with my old cell-service carrier, and they managed to get off a parting shot for my abandonment by charging me for the whole month. I'll be taking their customer support to task on this soon...

At any rate, I got the shiny new iPhone, and It's been only a few hours but I can see that this new smartphone technology really is a quantum leap from the old cell-phone tech. It's like a pocket computer, handily internet and social network capable with tons of add-on applications that are available to enhance it's capabilities. The only downfall, (besides the relatively high price), is having to view all these capabilities on a tiny video screen. But it's worth it, I think.

One of the downloadable applications available is a Blogger app that allows some crude posting capabilities from the phone. I'll be giving that a try soon, and if it works it could come in pretty handy for posting while out and about...

Getting it home, just one more hurdle remained for final approval of the new gadget: it needed to pass the taste-test...



...which it did, with flying colors.

4 comments:

Joey B said...

You're gonna love it. I don't know what I'd do without mine.

wombatclov said...

You should have posted here for some comments and recommendations! I am a gadget boy also. I had an iPhone, but just recently got the Mot Droid- and love it. The iPhone is a bit better with the camera and corporate connectivity, but the Droid's screen is amazing! Have fun and remember, "there's an app for that!"

Tony said...

two days now of intense use, and I can say yes, it does rock.

Mary E.Carey said...

Bloggeretttttte!