I’ve always wanted a Droid. A confirmed Star Wars geek as far back as my memory goes, what could be more perfect than having your own Droid, except perhaps having your own Death Star?
Tonight my long deep seated childhood wish finally came true.
I crossed the line and went from a cell phone that was used for simply talking or crappy photo taking (in a pinch) to my very first smartphone: The Droid Incredible.
The biggest issue is simply understanding the set up: I’m not sure where things are hidden, or how to navigate everything. The software setup is a bit evil in how it plays “opposite” with some buttons compared to the iPod, which is as close as I’ve come to a smartphone.
But the more I play with it, the more I want to find out what else it can do.
Which is why the clock is about to strike 1 AM and I’m still up.
In my defense, so is CG, who is positively giddy over his Droid X. I am slightly jealous of the X, but as I was still on the fence about moving to a smartphone and his drool for one nearly rivaled Lil Diva’s when teething, I capitulated and yielded the superior model – which was free with the purchase of my Incredible.
And if you’re lost on these names, don’t feel bad. I had no clue what any of this meant a week ago. Smartphones were an enigma. I had difficulty even turning the power on, as I thought they would all work like the iPod (not true).
As I typed this, he found out something else the phone does that we were unaware of.
It’s like having an early Christmas.
Now the phone’s enter their true test: durability.
This is my fifth cell phone fifteen years – I’m not a Must Have New Phone person, I’m a Run the Thing Into the Ground Until It Is Busted or It Won’t Work with The New Plan person. Two of my previous upgrades were because: A) It was an analog phone and couldn’t do digital at all and B) I needed an unlimited night and weekend option (for my move to Texas) not possible on my old digital plan and my 4.5 year old Star Tac wasn’t capable with tracking that.
So, I have a high standard. Let’s see if my cute little Droid can live up to it. So far, I’m LOVING the voice search feature as I hate typing on those tiny keyboards.
Oh! Angry birds game application!
I finally get the “Crackberry” thing, if it is even half as addictive as this…
Oooooh… I can trim mp3s for ringtones…. Finally!
Hopefully I will be able to pull myself away long enough to write Friday’s “What the frack?” segment.
I wonder if it will be about kids or phones…
Time to tuck my Droid in bed.