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Old 04-05-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Love it!

To address a post I say on this forum: Am 62 and I do embrace new technology (if it works for me).

I like it because I have the internet in my pocket. Nice usable camera. It was the google maps/semi-GPS feature that sold me.

Eh, truth be told I wasn't looking for a smartphone when my nice Nokia flip phone died. But my wife has the iPhone3GS and I liked it. Plus the local att store had a poor selection of quality phones in the basic and messaging catagory. So I looked and fondled and really liked the feel and price of the iPhone4. Got it.

Very pleased with the call quality-better than the 3GS. Better than my old Nokia. Love the features and apps. No need to take the old laptop on trips anymore.

OK. Just wanted to vent (in a positive way).
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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Congrats! Which phone did you get?
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:04 AM
 
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Congrats! Which phone did you get?
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So I looked and fondled and really liked the feel and price of the iPhone4. Got it.
I'll be 65 soon and I also just got a smartphone EVO HTC 4G (mainly because of all the ridicule I got from my kids on my "old-fashioned" cell).

I like it a lot, got some quirks but overall OK. I feel like an idiot, still haven't got the swipe thing down pat. Music sounds great, takes good video's and pictures..

What I need to find out, I've read where some 3rd party widgets really suck down battery power...

Is that true?
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:58 AM
 
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I'll be 65 soon and I also just got a smartphone EVO HTC 4G (mainly because of all the ridicule I got from my kids on my "old-fashioned" cell).

I like it a lot, got some quirks but overall OK. I feel like an idiot, still haven't got the swipe thing down pat. Music sounds great, takes good video's and pictures..

What I need to find out, I've read where some 3rd party widgets really suck down battery power...

Is that true?
Just like a computer there are good apps and bad ones, some versions of apps are good, and updates are complete garbage.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I'll be 65 soon and I also just got a smartphone EVO HTC 4G (mainly because of all the ridicule I got from my kids on my "old-fashioned" cell).
This strikes me as funny. Old-fashioned, as in five years ago.

IIRC the first iphone débuted in 2007.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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This strikes me as funny. Old-fashioned, as in five years ago.

IIRC the first iphone débuted in 2007.
Yes, but "smart phones" existed long before that. I've been carrying them for closer to 10 years.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:23 AM
 
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Yes, but "smart phones" existed long before that. I've been carrying them for closer to 10 years.
BlackBerry started selling in 1999
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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BlackBerry started selling in 1999
That wasn't a phone, it was a pager.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: 92037
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Good for you 5150! Glad to hear you had a smooth transition.

What I really love about phones and mobile the most these days is that actual usability has reached a point where just about anyone can pick it up and start using without feeling frustrated sand intimadated.

Back in the dark ages when engineers were desgining exclusively, they worked just like an engineer would want it, not the masses. Some of that thinking is still in the industry but quickly becoming prehistoric lol
But in all fairness going from walkie talkies to pagers to phones, the progression makes total sense to where we are now.

Have fun with your new tool :-)
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