Some would be surprised to know that I’m not much into the newest, shiniest, most up to date “stuff”. You know how happy I was to get my 20 year old sewing machine back and not have to buy a new one. My old van was 10 years old when we bought my Honda. The van was no longer a good vehicle for road trips . . it had a rough life, thanks to a mechanic in Louisiana who decided to glue some bolts on that he had broken off the engine. But when we bought the Honda, it was probably 3 more years before I’d take it instead of the old van when I needed to run around town. We have an almost 2 year old vehicle that doesn’t have 2,000 miles on it yet. I much prefer to drive my Honda. My friend, Elaine, had just bought a new car right before we left for Paducah. I didn’t want her to feel like we HAD to take my car and she was welcome to drive if she wanted to but I told her “we can spill in my car!” That’s what I like . . something that already has a scratch or a dent or a stain on the floor.
It’s been past time to buy a new cell phone. My phone was about 4 years old and had been one of the cheapest phones around when I bought it. I just needed something to make calls . . nothing fancy. But, with traveling too much lately, I need a bit more out of my phone. I really don’t need to haul a laptop around for short trips but lately, seems like I’m always calling Vince from the road and saying “can you get into my email and find this or that email?” or “can you get online and look at my calendar?”
A month or so ago, I narrowed it down to the iPhone and the Blackberry Bold.
The iPhone seems to be so popular and all the ratings I read about it were excellent.
The Blackberry Bold also has excellent ratings. Vince had a Blackberry (though I don’t know which model) and never did like it. It was provided by the last employer so it stayed when we left Kentucky and he now has just a regular phone which he likes a lot better. Any mention of a new Blackberry brought frowns and derogatory comments from him. Nice to have moral support! 🙁
They both cost the same so I couldn’t even use price as the determining factor.
I have researched and read and researched and read some more; talked to friends who had both; gone back and forth; decided just to keep my old phone and forget about a new one but yesterday, after doing more research, I went to the AT&T store and came home with the Blackberry Bold. Now I have to learn to use it . . wish me luck with that!