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