Monday, November 9, 2009

My First Smartphone

Oh, hey there, 21st Century Mobile Technology. It's me, Katharine.

I know I know, we've met before - granted, never on personalized terms.

I've admired you from afar, trying hard to never let you catch on to my interested stares.

I've passed you on the street when you've been with others, trying not to turn my head, attempting not to be enticed by all you have to offer.

Sure, I've spoken of you to others, admittedly quite often - spoken of your beautiful interface, of your accessible personality, of your potential to start a relationship with me that would never ask me to loose site of those important in my life. In fact, I've been told that you would even encourage it. This, I find, is a factor that is so important in a healthy relationship, and it's so promising to know that you support it.

I'll admit, this is kind of awkward. I know you've seen me with others, others who don't offer the same things you offer. I am hoping that you do not judge me because of my past relationships, and that you can believe that I've moved on. I've come to realize my attachment to these others was based on comfort, on the familiar, on something I didn't want to give up because I was just so used to it.

You've, um, been on my mind a lot lately and, well, I've finally decided to admit this, both to myself and to you. I've come to realize the independence you could possibly grant me, and have decided to tell you how I feel.

I need you.

Even though you are asking me to change several things about my life, these are all changes that I am willing to make - that I am happy to make - for you. I am welcoming you into my life with open arms, 21st Century Mobile Technology, and hope you too are in it for the long haul.

I am so happy I found you.

Okay, so all hyperbole aside, I really do like HTC's new Droid phone. And I don't care that I'm paying a bit more for the data plan. I don't have any major complaints about it yet, except that when I transferred over my contacts from my old phone, it subsequently deleted all of my Gmail contacts, and now keeps telling me via a very tiny icon that I have "too many contacts deletes." Aside from the fact that I don't think that is proper English ("too many contacts deleted" would probably be a less awkward way of saying this) , that constant reminder needs to go away, and I don't know how to make that happen.**

Besides this, I'm very happy with the device, and really happy I stuck with Verizon and didn't cave and get an iPhone. It's touchscreen, it connects to my Gmail, it's open source, most of the apps are free, it was only $100, and, most importantly, there are icons of little green skateboarding 'droids that greet me when I turn on the phone. Boo-ya.

**Update: All I had to do was turn my phone off and then on again, and that recurring "too many contacts deletes" icon was gone. Hallelujah!

1 comment:

BuckBonz said...

KJ got a smartphone with a data plan? I foresee a Twitter post explosion in your near future.