In this episode I talk about Technology First Loves -Cell Phone edition.
I have had so many mobile devices throughout my life. My first cell phone was an Audiovox 9000. What is known as a candybar phone because it was shaped a lot like a candy bar. It was a good clear phone and one of the first digital/analog phones.
It was able to receive text messages but could not send them. This was literally how it was designed and I never understood why. Also during this time I carried a pager. A pager was a device that could receive messages and then you had to find a phone somewhere and call people back. Luckily while this technology isn’t dead, it is on life support.
Next I had the Blackberry. We called it the “Crackberry” as being able to now read your email anywhere was addictive and we all scrolled to our hearts content to look at our email at all hours of the day or night. Somewhere in there I had a Motorola Razr. It was a great flip phone. The cool kids all had Motorola Startac phones but these were very expensive and not anywhere need my income bracket or position in the world. The Razr phone could only look at mobile pages done in Mobi format. This was not the same as surfing the web on your PC at the time and was really a painful experience.
Then I went to the Droid 2 and soon Verizon released the Droid R2D2, which was a Star Wars themed phone with R2D2 sound effects, Star Wars sound snippets, and backgrounds and icons inspired by Star Wars. The back of the phone looked like R2D2. Really a cool phone. Then my next phone was the Droid 4. That was the end of my Motorola journey.
My next phone was the HTC M One 8. This was the most amazing phone. My favorite feature was being able to remote control TVs with it. It was a great phone and because I wrote a review for it, HTC reached out and asked me to be a brand ambassador. They sent me a gift certificate for their HTC store and I bought their early version of the Tile which allowed me to connect my keys and then find them via Bluetooth but my bedroom was too far and so if I moved too far away, it beeped annoyingly.
I wanted to HTC M One 10 but that was not to be. My next phone was Samsung Galaxy S7. This was an good okay phone but the batter did not last and the phone did not make it 18 months before I needed another phone. So it was replaced with the Galaxy S8. This was a good phone. I miss remote controlling TVs but other than that it was a good phone. But then the company decided it was time to move to iPhone. So they sent me an iPhone 11. Sure, the 12 is out but this was a reasonably priced phone and well, after having being with Android since 2009, this was a very different experience. I am hitting so many brick walls as this phone doesn’t have so many things I have come to know and love about Android phones. But the interaction between Airpods and iPhone is probably my favorite iPhone feature so far. But it has been taking some getting use too.