joined:Jan 22, 2005
I bought the storm because it has big buttons to dial with.
I am really enjoying the buttons on the front of my phone; my old phone had a touch screen that was problematic. As I mentioned earlier, the lock down on this phone is great--you have to hit the OK twice to unlock. My pocket is not beeping and I'm not calling people from inside my briefcase. That's nice.
As you know, when you get a new phone you have to "set it up." I was pretty good about it for a while doing what I should do, but after a while I put it aside to do other things. Then, late last night, tired, I picked up the new phone and started playing with it, discovering it's little tricks. The designers really strive to be handy, and to discover some features you have sorta "let the force be with you." As I clicked this, pushed that, it was "ah, cool" several times. But, it's going to take a few weeks to become one with this phone.
It strikes me that a phone with a lot of features (an iPhone, for example) might not be good for those of us who cannot chew gum and walk at the same time.
Or, to put another way, the technology is beginning to become cooler, more sophisticated, than most real life people actually are or can be. Which makes me wonder: How many of these phone purchases are aspirational--I'm not this savvy and my life is not this cool, but the kind of life I see this phone representing what I aspire to have. And, maybe there is nothing wrong with that. Perhaps more people should aspire to be as sophisticated and smart as an iPhone.
I'm going to have a difficult time living up to the standards of my not-smartphone.