Thursday, September 09, 2010

My new toy (soon, anyway)

Dang, been 2 months since my last post.  I've got a backlog, some things in draft here that I'll hopefully get to finishing soon.

Anyway, my HTC Fuze is finally in the process of giving up the ghost for good, I think.  The screen looks like this now:

If you don't see it, look at the bottom row of icons as well as the top of the email header.  This isn't even as bad as it often is - sometimes I've got lines running all up and down the screen and I can't even tell what I'm doing.  I've always been able to fix it before, but it's been a week like this.

So I ordered this:

It's the Samsung Epic 4G.  I've stayed true to my word - I need a phone with a keyboard.  For a while I considered again whether I could live without one, and the answer I kept coming up with was "fuck no".  For a while it seemed like keyboarded phones were on their way to extinction, but I think people like me made a big enough stink about it that the manufacturers started listening.  All of a sudden, there are a bunch of new QWERTY phones on the market, including the Epic 4G, the Droid 2 and on the lower end, stuff like the Samsung Intercept.  I actually considered all of those, but decided on the Epic for a bunch of reasons.  Samsung doesn't gimp their phones, for one thing.  And Sprint's plans are a lot less expensive than Verizon's.  (Yep, I'm ditching AT&T, who still don't seem to realize that the iPhone is not the only phone in the world.  With no other option at the high end, I had no choice but to bolt.)

More thoughts once I receive it!  This is going to be my first Android phone, so I'll probably be having a lot of "gee wiz" moments as I play around with it.

And no, I never really considered a "Windows Phone Series 7 Series Phone" phone, or whatever ridiculous thing MS is calling their mobile OS these days, because they actually took everything I liked about Windows Mobile 6.5 and either stripped it out or fucked it up.  No multi-tasking, no copy-paste, uncustomizable and weird interface.  Mark my words: this OS release is going to be a disaster for them.

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This is increasingly not a blog about Alphabet City, New York. I used to live in the East Village and work on Avenue B, but I no longer do. Why don't I change the name if I'm writing about Japan and video games and guitars? Because New Yorkers are well-rounded people with varied interests, and mine have gone increasingly off the rails over the years. And I don't feel like changing the name. I do still write about New York City sometimes.


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