My New Green Robot Friend

For a while now I’ve been debating on changing my cell phone carrier–well, not necessarily just the carrier, but the phone.  I guess I was still stuck on the old way–nothing smart, just calling from time to time.

It amazes me how much mobile technology has changed in the last five years.  Andrea and I finally figured that it was time to take a step into the next era.

Andrea makes decisions on a much different scale than I do.  She wanted a phone that she likes. Now the phone she had had for the last eighteen months or so, she said, never felt like it was really “hers”.  It’s hard for me to explain this enigma of what she likes and doesn’t like when it comes to technology.  What I do know is that it has to be easy to use, easy to carry, and a nice feel in her hand.  I had an idea of getting her something like I would be getting, but she didn’t like any of them.  What she undoubtedly did like was a small, simple Palm Pixi–still a smart phone, but probably not as advanced.  She couldn’t quite explain why she liked it, but it was just like it had her name on it.  Hey, I didn’t mind, it was free with contract!

But for me, it was a bit more complex than my wife.  I knew that I wanted an Android (operating system) phone.  I had researched it enough, and had heard a lot of good word-of-mouth compliments on it.  I confidently settled on the HTC Evo Shift.  I didn’t even know what I gotten myself into.  I would have never dreamed how much I enjoy this phone now!  It’s almost like they designed the operating system just for me!  Everything is very customizable.  The widget feature on the desktop is fantastic.  The whole navigation scheme is perfect.  The integration with email and phone is seamless.  The look of it is clean as a whistle.  And I have just had this phone for a few weeks!

Now, there is another popular smartphone developer (unnamed, but most of you know who I am talking about) that pioneered the whole smart phone idea back in 2007.  They still have quite a hold on the market, and are extremely innovative.  I considered them, but I honestly don’t like either company that carries their products.  Also, I have some experience with this company through their popular media player, which is basically their smart phone without the phone.  I like it, but to me, it feels like a lot is missing.  My Android phone fills in all of the gaps, plus adds so many more features.

I am a big fan of Mr. Android now.

3 thoughts on “My New Green Robot Friend”

  1. Hey Dustin, I totally agree with you. Pastor Smith and a coworker of mine of the regular Evo and it is awesome. My mom has the first Droid (Verizon) that came out also. I personally have had a BlackBerry for almost 2 years now and I don’t like it anymore. It bogs down and can’t keep up with me and the available apps are nothing in comparison to the Android market. As soon as my contract is up I am moving to an Android phone as well. I will probably stick with Verizon though because their service works best in my area so I won’t be able to get an Evo, but I will probably be getting an HTC.

    1. I’ve heard that the HTC Thunderbolt is a good phone from Verizon. And about Verizon, that’s what my work phone is. I think that they have a little better 3G coverage than Sprint. My work phone is a Droid Pro, which I actually like a lot too: at least from what I’ve experienced with it. I’ve only had it for a few days now.

  2. Umm…I was feeling bad about not blogging much lately until I looked at your blog. It’s been over a month, and we’re all anxiously awaiting…well, anything! Just give us SOMETHING!

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