Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Back to the Future

Boy Howdy, Mondo's got a new phone!

This actually *is* big news, at least to me. You see, I've been using the same cell phone for at least four years, some cheeseball old school flip phone, with no features, a cracked outer clear cover, old school 9-key pad making texting wayyyyy too much a pain in the ass to make it worthwhile, etc. The phone was not only a piece of utter shite, it wasn't bottom of the line free at the time I got it. How un-baller.

For the most part, I didn't care. I don't spend much time on the phone, and the only real texting I ever did of any significance was with CK during my run at the Caesar's Mega Stack last summer. But that event made me wish (for the first time) that I *could* join the texting generation. And I wished I could take photos of bands that I see, and actually be able to send them to myself to put them on this here blog. And I wished I could get stable reception in my own home. Yeah, I'm demanding like that -- I must want a lot.

Well, last night, we finally did it. The Good Doctor Mondo and I got our new fancy fones. Her needs are much greater than mine, so of course, she went with a Palm Treo. Good stuff. I, on the other hand, wanted something fun. The iPhone is out, given AT&T coverage maps in our area. I'd have to stab myself with plastic forks if I went with Verizon again. So Sprint was the answer, and the answer from Sprint was this:

Okay, okay, I did *not* get the purple, though the Good Doctor Mondo would have loved it if I had, as it's her favorite color. Hell, I might have, if Best Buy carried it. But that picture is the actual size of the form factor. Full QWERTY, 2 megapixel camera, and a large internal screen. In some ways, it's a lot like the Samsung Instinct, but with a real keyboard, and not a digital one. And the best part? I don't drop calls in my own living room.

Is it the most ballin' phone around? Not by a long shot. But it did only hit the street like two days ago, so yeah, for a week, I'll feel cool. At least, I'll actually be able to text without feeling like a putz. And yeah, look for photos of Widowers' Halloween show, and d.biddle's Day of the Dead show here next week...


Francis Luong (Franco) said...

Oooooh... Franco like!

lightning36 said...

يجوز لكم استخدام الهاتف الجديد الخاص بك
لتهنئة لي على فوز جون ماكين.