I was talking about tech toys with Gerry yesterday and we came to the realization that what we want from our tech is that it be exciting, shiny and new for the first couple of days then to quickly become invisible. So cleanly and effortlessly integrated into our life that we don’t even realize how heavily we rely on it.
The conversation was a result of our recent switch back to Telus. As is expected in our Canadian telephony melee, we had to change phones in the process. Me from the Nokia I received as part of a blogger outreach from Matchstick. Gerry from the one I dumped to switch to the Nokia. It was obviously Ger’s turn for a kick-ass tech-toy (Yes. we take turns, don’t you?)
So I did the research and found a sweet deal for two-for-one matching phones that had a funky keyboard integrated into the dialpad.
“Right on!” I thought. “that’ll let me blog and text like the connectivity-freak I know I am, and get Gerry up and texting.” But they only had one in stock, so the woman helping us, Hope, offered to let me get a different, pricier phone and would “find a way to make it work for us.”
“Right! ON!” I thought, my hand reaching for the slickest and most stylish phone on the rack. The LG Chocolate.
Now, due to an off-the-blog promise I made I won’t tell you exactly what happened, but I will say the following: If you’ve been using a Nokia Smartphone for over a year, using it for daily photos, blogging and all the other snazzy Smartphone software features, you will NOT be happy with an LG Chocolate. Not happy at all.
If you are lucky you’ll be dealing with someone like Hope from the Telus store in the First Canadian Place, and you’ll catch it before you are locked into a shiny, slick and not-so-Smartphone for three years.
This post composed** entirely on my new, not-so shiny, chocolate-butt kicking HTC S720 which comes complete with photos that are not mirror images of reality.
** note – photos and links inserted later I haven’t figured that part out yet, but I will