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Busy, busy weekend. Let's recap, shall we?



Saturday was the funeral, and Herself's birthday party. The funeral was suiting, just like what Don would have wanted.

The party? ROCKED. My brother, SIL and niece came (!), Sweet Geek's SIL and Brother came (!!) and my former inlaw's came (!!!) TONS of swimming, lots of pizza, GREAT presents (an artist's set, clothes, games, BOOKS, great stuff). Himself got a saw (!!!!???!!!) which will prove interesting :grin:





Sunday, we slept in. Like....10:30 late. We headed to the AT&T store - my cell phone is dying (won't hold a charge, and won't charge unless you hold your mouth Just Right and jiggle the cable. :sigh:), and, while I *know* I stated I didn't want an iPhone...well, Sweet Geek has one. I wanted to see what AT&T had that was comparable - because the iPhone is AWESOME.

It was *very* disappointing. The closest thing they have (according to the sales rep) is the LG Vu....and it, quite honestly, sucks. (Comparatively speaking) The touchpad isn't QWERTY, it's phone-based (3 letters per button....HATE HATE HATE), it isn't Wi-Fi, it's AT&T's MobileNet (which I have on this phone - SUCKS)....and it isn't intuitive. The sales rep couldn't even figure out how to access the 'net - we had to fool around with it.

I wanted to check out the Blackberry...but the sales rep wasn't very helpful. I think the mere mention of iPhone shuts them down, because NOTHING I have seen so far really is comparable. :sigh:



Hopefully, my phone will last until July 11 - or whenever I can score an iPhone. Unless anyone out there has any suggestions: what I want is a phone that is capable of checking/sending e-mail, googling stuff, browsing the web. I do NOT need a camera, GPS (the iPhone has a camera and GPS, but no turn-by-turn directions. I have a Magellan, so this is NOT a necessity), PDA (I have a Palm that I adore - don't need to double up). I realize that I have to accept some/all of these - NONE of the phones with 'net capabilities come without these things.

:sigh: Technology is FUN, isn't it? :grin:
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From:ritaspins37
Date:June 30th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)

Blackberry phones

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Chris has a Blackberry Pearl and loves it. I hate it because she seems much more difficult to hear with it than on the phone she had before the Blackberry.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:June 30th, 2008 12:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Blackberry phones

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Ooh - see, this is what I need to know! I glanced at the Blackberry's...but the keypad seemed a bit tiny to me. I didn't get to actually *test* one, since they didn't have any of them charged (what's up with that, anyway? I need to see the screen, see what stuff's gonna look like.....), and the rep wasn't very interested in actually *selling* me a phone. :sigh: If it had been slightly comparable, I probably would have brought one home - my phone is *really* acting up now. (I think it knows it's days are numbered...:lol:)

The iPhone is cool, but if Sweet Geek is using the earbuds I can't hear him clearly - the mike is just a bit too low down. It's bluetooth compatable (I think...) but he hasn't dug out his handsfree to test that with. The only other drawback he's noticed is that you (seemingly) can't download software upgrades (like Flash, Adobe, etc) to the phone. Might just be the way he's got it set up....but his company passed them out so the IT guys could test them for the Execs. For what the Execs will do, the iPhones are perfect. :grin:

I'm still not *totally* set on an iPhone....if someone can give me a headsup on something comparable, I'm there. Especially if I can get it now, and not have to wait (and hope my phone hangs in there).
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From:ritaspins37
Date:June 30th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)

Re: Blackberry phones

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Come to think of it, she does sound okay on the phone, but not on her bluetooth. I hate those cyborg implant things anyway, but to listen to her and it sounds like she's underwater most the time is just annoying.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:June 30th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)

Re: Blackberry phones

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Yeah, I hate the Borg accessories, too - but it's nice not to get tangled up in a cord. :grin:

There's a new thing out that goes on your vehicle's visor. eBay has them for $60...I'm looking at those, but I need to figure out what phone I'm getting first. (Might help, huh? :lol:)

Has she reported any dislikes about her Blackberry? Inquiring minds and all that....
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