Keeping up with technology can be both fun and frustrating. It’s amazing to see what new products come to market and getting one is like getting a new toy for Christmas. However, since technology changes so frequently, it can be hard to keep up.
For example, my 1 1/2-year-old phone is showing its age. It does weird things, like play the Peanuts theme (one of my ringtones) randomly – when I’m not even touching it. Sometimes there’s just a blank screen. Nobody home. Or it gets attached to a particular app and won’t do anything else (until I remove the battery and hard-boot it back up). Today, the Google toolbar went missing for a while. Can something so young really be at the end of its useful life?! Crazy, but it seems it appears to be true. I’ve talked to other Droid (original) phone users and it seems I’m not alone.
So… what next? Since it’s clear my phone won’t last forever – probably not even until the contract expires in December – what will be its replacement? There are so many choices out there, it’s overwhelming. It’s great to have options, yet time-consuming to make the right choice. Luckily for me, I have a tech geek right in my own home who seems happy enough to narrow down the options for me. Rob recently posted a link to a Droid 3 review for me to ponder. Now I have to figure out if I need/want a physical keyboard or not. I certainly do use it now, but a my next phone could be faster, slimmer, and lighter without it. Decisions, decisions.
If you recall my Under Pressure posting, you probably know that I’m deadline oriented, and thus will probably not make my final decision until my current phone dies. At least I feel somewhat prepared now. Thanks, Rob.