Thursday, October 21, 2010

I got me a new toy!


 I needed a new cell phone for work - a smart phone with email capabilities. Since this is often a work-at-home situation, being in contact is important. They are paying for the phone, but it's mine, so I had choices. I was leaning to the iPhone - I love my iPod Touch, so the touch screen capability was a big thing for me. However, my husband uses a Blackberry, and everyone at my new job uses a Blackberry, so it was STRONGLY recommended that I get a Blackberry. Since I dearly love my touch screens, I compromised, and got me a Blackberry Torch!
Can I say how much I love this thing? Slide out Blackberry keyboard, but the touch screen I so dearly love. There is a fair bit of envy coming from the husband, and I can see an upgrade in his future, although he's not as enamoured with the touchscreen as I am.
I think he's just annoyed that my toy is better than his toy...
Now, usually, I'm not the biggest fan of getting new technology right away. And as much as I love RIM, I would have liked a little time for them to work out the bugs. But since I have a three year plan, and I wasn't willing to wait, I'm going to guinea pig myself and try it out. I've had it for a few days, and so far I can say I'm very happy with the purchase. I haven't yet tried posting from it, but I can see that happening soon as well.

The one interesting thing? I don't find myself using it anymore than I would my old phone - I thought I'd be playing with it a lot more than I am. Of course, I haven't really searched out the apps for it yet - I wonder if they have any good knitting apps...

6 comments:

KnitTech said...

Try Angry Birds... fun addicting game.

Wannietta said...

I thought about the Torch but I just loved my iPod Touch so much that I had to go with the iPhone - I really hate learning new phones!!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Cool toy! I just recently got from Telus the INQ Chat 3G and I love it.

Brenda said...

Your phone compared to mine is like a 2010 vehicle compared to a horse and buggy time to upgrade I guess.

Carol said...

Ooooooh! gadget! Neat.

Carol said...

Ooooooh! gadget! Neat.