I am a gadget girl.
You can take the meaning of that phrase however you wish, but truth be confessed, I love shiny, techie gadgets. Macbook, iPod, Nintendo DS, PSP Lite, and my cell phone all hold a special place in this geek’s hearty heart.
Four years ago I underwent a surprise heartbreak and decided Retail Therapy was the way to go. That is when I purchased my white Sanyo Katana flip phone — sleek and sassy at the time. I wanted white because EVERYONE had black or grey boring cell phones. I understand needing to keep up with the zippy technological pace, but must we all possess the same thing? *shudder*
Last Saturday, after attending a local Pow Wow and getting a much needed message from the PTB (aka Universe, The Big Cheese, UPG, RPG, what have you), I decided to spend the rest of my afternoon biting the bullet and getting me a smartphone.
I’ve wanted one for over a year since my contract with Sprint ran out. I had options to go to another carrier and snag the ever coveted iPhone, but I have a policy about signing a contract with Satan. Because as we all know AT&T is Satan. Really.
Verizon is Satan’s little brother.
T-Mobile is the weird Uncle Earl that hovers on your back porch waiting for free beer. Crappy beer. Pabst Blue Ribbon “beer”.
Sprint is not infallible, they have their “issues”, but they have treated me damn well for the past 10 years and some change, so they have earned my loyalty. In return I earned some mega discounts and rebates.
Ladies and Gents. Geeks and Freaks. May I introduce you to my new technokid:
Yes, it’s the HTC EVO 4G in white.
Now before some of you get on the “HTC SUX” bandwagon let me just say this — as there is no such thing as a perfect cell phone provider, there is no such thing as a perfect cell phone. They all have their pros and cons and thanks to a habit I picked up from my dear friend, Queen Bitch, I’ve learned to do massive research before buying.
No, the size doesn’t bother me because I have long fingers and it fits in my palm perfectly. *wink wink nudge nudge say no more squire*
Overall, it has everything I need and then some. I’ve had it for a week now and already the shiny is still vibrant as I’m learning all the cool shit this phone can do. NOW I get why people are so in hot, sweaty, luv with their smartphones. Just look at it! IT’S FUCKING SEXY!
Certain apps have been downloaded and I’m keeping my EVO trim by not bogging it down with every “Hip Of The Moment” app that comes out. A few essentials (TweetDeck, eBuddy) and a few fun ones (FX Camera, Moon Guide, Kali Mantras).
I am also one who protects her investments. Before my EVO even took a step out of the Sprint store, s/he had a protective shield on. My case arrived from Amazon just the other day. Yes, I am going for a steampunk theme (I have also caught the irony that my white phone is covered in a predominantly black skin, but at least I KNOW it’s a white smartphone).
Even my EVO’s homepage has a steampunk wallpaper and a cool old style analog clock with gears and cogs. I am still trying to find a name for him/her. We all do it. We all name our gadgets, our cars, our pets, and our computers. My iPod is Mad Madam Mim, my Macbook is Capt. Rio of the RumRaven, my car is Roxy Sassyass, and my cat is Jameson.
Names in the running are: Babbage, Tesla, Aida, Mae West, and Ambrosine Frood.
Until a name can be found, I want to declare that I hearty heart heart my sexy, voluptuous phone.