Friday, February 11, 2011

Going tech

I've been thinking about getting a new cell phone the last few months and was planning on buying a Dr.oid X, but I turned a corner after some research.  My issue is that I love surfing the Web on my phone when I'm in boring situations.  And, because of my line of work, boring situations abound pretty much weekly.  So, I used my Blac.kberry to read lengthy news articles and browse when trying to find some random fact whilst on road trips. But, the screen is just too dang small and I got annoyed when having to scroll to read tiny text on sites not compatible with mobile devices.

A bunch of people have and I gave up a long time ago trying to keep up with Appl.e's gimmicks.  You know, buy the super cool thing now only to have a new version come out five months later.  Instant lost investment.  I still have my working iP.od from six years ago.  I wanted a big screen that made reading comfortable but mini laptops seemed unnecessary and the looked really bulky.  The people I know carry it around it their leather flap case and dramatically scroll through who knows what on the massive screen.  It also looked heavy and attracted too much attention.  So, after using my handy online consu.mer repor.ts subscription, I found the Sam.sung Gal.axy Ta.b.

Sure, people knock the Tab as being too small with a seven inch screen, but small is good here.  I can hold it in one hand and reading should be really convenient.  I ordered it through Cos.tco so the price was $100 less than what Veri.zon is selling it for so I think it was a good deal.  Now, I just have to downgrade my cell phone to something that's just a phone, no email, web, etc. since I'm getting that with the Tab.

So, I'm excited to get it delivered early next week.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds good! I've been using the Kindle app on my Itouch from a couple years ago, but I find the screen is tough on my eyes. I like the idea of the Kindle, I just hate having to need a zillion "gadgets."