A while ago I wrote a post featuring 10 photos from my phone. In that post, I sorta/kinda whined a bit about how my phone wasn’t the greatest and that my photos didn’t often turn out. (Although, I also acknowledged that the reason for this may in fact be more user error than equipment. And I also confessed to dropping my phone
occasionally multiple times daily – which can’t be good for any piece of technology.)
So I hinted – ever so subtly – that I would not be averse to a new phone. (OK – I may have posted ads on the fridge and laid rate plan information across my husband’s laptop
once or twice multiple times daily. Maybe.)
I lamented that everyone else seemed to have a phone that could run apps. I complained that my phone would no longer hold a charge – before the holidays, I was getting a low battery warning after I sent 5 text messages. I played up the worried mom angle: What if the boys and I were out and my phone battery was dead and I couldn’t get help? That just wasn’t safe.
And guess what?
I got a new phone!
It is the easily the sleekest, coolest most awesome piece of technology I have ever owned.
And, long story short, I love it.
We are getting to know each other.
The displays, the features, the camera and the APPS! I honestly didn’t know where to begin. I spent a great deal of time with my phone over the first few days. I took pictures, discovered the joys of mobile Twitter and Facebook. (Love, love!) And then I finally tried Instagram! (LOVE!)
I am learning new things. I feel like I am finally starting to understand some of what everyone is always talking about. I am having so much fun. I am often late to the party (literally and figuratively); never the first to have the latest techy toys or gadgets. But that doesn’t stop me from enjoying the festivities when I do finally arrive.
The only problems I have encountered involve my new phone’s keyboard.
The touchscreen is very sensitive. And apparently I must have very chubby, unco-ordinated fingers because I cannot seem to type much correctly on the first try. For example, when I try to type the letter S, I touch the letter Z instead, which makes for interesting words.
I was so paranoid about Autocorrect fails that I disabled it after 2 days. I can’t deal with the thought that one of my texts may end up on someone’s screencap on Facebook.
But, all in all, I would say we are off to a great start.
Do you have any apps that you love/can’t live without? Let me know in the comments.
I’m ready – let’s rock social media in 2013! Join me?