The phone I want…
9 December 2008
I’m looking for a new phone, again. Actually, I’ve been looking for a long time because I haven’t been happy with my choices from Verizon. It’s been 2 years since my last contract was signed, so I’m now free from their network shackles.
Many, many years ago, I had a Verizon Kyocera Palm phone that I liked, but all of the new ‘smartphones’ have keypads that are for midgets. I have pretty big hands, so for me, all of them have been unacceptable or not a phone.
- I have to be able to open the phone and dial a phone number with only one hand without mistakes. In my opinion, that is job one for a phone.
- The second thing I need is to be able to have as real buttons as possible. You know what I mean, buttons that you can feel and actually press down.
- Thirdly, I want it have good connection/reception, long battery and/or yup just a phone.
Lately, the phones I’ve been buying have barely or not lasted the length of my 2 year contract (what’s with that?). All of these phones have been just phones and light thumbing or what others call texting. I do miss reading my emails especially to remove/ignore the junk before actually sending and responding to it at my laptop or desktop.
Since we’re pretty far into the future, I could see value in a new phone with:
- integrated GPS and mapping.
- going to the web would be useful and I’ve been somewhat jealous of ATT users and their iphones.
I went to Verizon and tried out the new Blackberry Storm and right away, it seemed awkward and slow. Much more so than my limited use of an iphone. If it seems slow on day 0, it is really going to be frustrating. Mostly, I’ve been happy with Verizon since I usually get reception in situations where I see other phone networks fail.
Perhaps the new phone will be Android. Maybe I’ll switch networks to ATT and get an IPhone.
But what I really want is something like an EeePC laptop that when open, it’s a tablet/notebook on a 3G internet connection and when closed, it becomes a 3G phone. It would have Bluetooth to hookup to a headset for making and receiving calls.