Random thoughts on most things from A. M. Craig.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I never did post a review of the G1. 

I've gone through several stages with that phone. I bought it in a fevered hurry, as though it were going to dissolve in front of my with nothing comprable ever appearing again. 

I got it early and it rarely left my hand for the next while, a couple weeks, maybe.

But then the honeymoon began to ebb, and my satisfaction waned.

The battery dies much too fast. It's frequently unresponsive. The asymmetry when it's open bothers me. The GPS only works under perfecct conditions. The original design had more appealing textures.

Even Android it's as much a Dream is it was made out to be. Applications quit all the time. There is still some streamlining on the UI that needs to happen. And while it has broad ability in it's functions, the whole experience seems disjointed.

That is why I want to sup-up my phone the same way some people do their cars. I've already started. 

I bought a 16 GB MicroSD card that came in the mail the other day. It's the size of the fingernail of my index finger. This may be the first time since I watched the Men in Black trailer from a floppy disk in 7th grade that the capacity of personal tech has amazed me. 

The next step will be to get a headphone adapter, something that should have been included in the original package. After that is the extended battery. It'll make the whole thing larger, but it'll be worth it to not have my phone die early evening every day. Then some colorware options. Possibly an invisible shield. And after that, the worlds smallest bluetooth headset. If I really wanted to be superfluous, I'd get a Redfly addition. I know they aren't popular, but I think I'd actually get some utility out of something like this. Finally, if I'm really intent on going completely overboard and spending a small fortune on a phone that will be obsolete in 2 years, I'll get it waterproofed.

There are more options, I'm sure, but it would take some serious hackery to get any further than that on the hardware. As it is, I've already set out for myself quit the financial obstacle.
We'll see. Maybe over time I'll realize all this.

UPDATE: I just stumbled upon this hysterical accessory. The absurdity is a selling point in my eyes. I might get it. Might.


Anonymous said...

Software is another route you could get a lot of mileage out of. Just a thought.

P.S. I saw you on BYU TV or KBYU last night. Nice suit.

Anonymous said...

Just get a real phone a Iphone