Blurry vision

For a techy geek I am strangely luddite in my approach to mobile phones, I have one but I often leave it at home and when I do use it I only want to make voice calls or send texts.  I refuse to learn txt spch and stick with the old fashioned text speech or plain English.  4 is a number and not the start of a word or a word on it’s own.

 The distinction between mobile phones and laptop computers however, is  becoming blurred and computers I like and get on with very well.  I am on first  name terms with several computers.  I have decided to get a mobile phone which  blurs the edge between talking and computing and is almost a tablet PC.

I am not getting an Apple iphone, I have very moral reasons for never buying an  Apple computing product although I  do admit that technically they are very  good and often innovative in a good  way.  It is just that Apple insist on a  closed platform, if you want software you have to buy it from Apple or a company that closely associates itself with Apple.  Did you know that f you want to change the battery on an Ipad you have to send your Ipad back to Apple and they don’t even return to you your own Ipad.

I am going for the Samsung Galaxy S2 which is almost a tablet.  Of course I would prefer if the OS was Linux but I should be able to live with Android 2.3

The final reason for selecting this phone is for my camping holidays on the Honda chickenchaser.  Weight and space are at a premium and I do not want to take one of my laptops with me. The S2 will do all that I have to do when away from home. check email. GPS, play music, camera and camcorder all in one 118g package.  I could even use it as a phone

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2 comments on “Blurry vision

  1. anthonyvenable110 says:

    Very good post and yes I agree with you about Apple products

  2. alespiller says:

    Thank you. I see you are an Ubuntu fan, but that is not a distro I have used. For the last 8 months I have been very happy using PCLinuxOS with LXDE desktop.

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