Thursday, April 08, 2010

Hi, I Don't Believe We've Met

I am in the market for a new phone, at least I think I am. I got a letter from Verizon a few months ago about upgrading and didn't think too much about it since the iphone STILL isn't available for anyone who refuses to use AT&T...but then a few weeks ago my rollerball started to act quirky. I took the advice of the high schoolers who babysit for Luz and James and dismantled the phone, removed the rollerball, cleaned it, replaced it and did it again and again and again. Lather. Rinse. Repeat for the Blackberry Curve I suppose. Why oh why does Blackberry make a phone so incredibly reliant on the rollerball - something that will inevitably break leaving the user with no available options. How about adding a key function that allows you to scroll, c'mon?

So, I need a new phone. The rollerball works every now and then, after much tlc and way more time than I am willing to dedicate to a phone. Now I just have to decide - do I go with the mostly reliable and yet incredibly boring line of blackberries out there on the market,? Do I suck it up and join the happy people at camp Droid despite totally hating the design...or do I go out on a limb and pick up this precious little thing:


Coming from the girl who has been known to select books based on the cover art, I think you know the answer.

5 comments:

Molly said...

Jules, I almost went with the Palm Pixi or the Palm Pre instead of the Droid. I do love my Droid, but I still get nostalgic sometimes for the Palm operating systems - I had my Treo for 3 years and it was an awesome, easy to use, reliable phone.

Also, the new Palm phones ARE really cute :)

Elizabeth Rinehart said...

I have the Pre. The hardware is NOT going to survive the children, and I will be the first in line when an iPhone is available on a non-ATT network. My Pre is a
Ittle glitchy, too.

Kitty Brown said...

Oooh -- very fun. T is looking for a new phone too. He's had the touch-screen blackberry and loathes it. I not-so-secretly want an iPhone, but can't justify getting a new phone until my contract expires. Agreed with Molly re the cuteness, though.

TOITA said...

Jules, I read that apple might start selling iphones to verizon...not sure how accurate it is....
I use the Samsung blackjack, if you are willing to change from blackberries...its i pretty good...
maybe you can get something cheap and wait for the iphone if it is waht you want..I love my blackjack and never trade for iphones....but that goes in your preferences.

XO

Toi

Susan said...

julie, my son's (clif) ball went out on his blackberry went out a couple of times and his provider fixed it for free voth times, so check that out first, you might be suprised.