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smartphones as girls

2010-04-06 00:07:26.398173+00 by meuon 4 comments

Dan asked me to repost this from a converation about iPhones, Androids and my new Nokia n900.

I'm 90 minutes into it and impressed. Missing some of the polish the iPhone has in some ways, and in other ways, it's like the iPhone grown up.

In fact my take so far:

iPhone - Is a 17 year old very cute girl with lots of polish and no depth.. She's been to finishing school, but never left town, and it's technically illegal to __[Wiki] with her.Jailbreaking =~ Jailbait.

Android - 21 year old woman, still experimenting with her self image and not sure who or what she is yet. A lot of fun to play with, but still learning the ropes.

n900 - 32 year old woman, missing some teenage cuteness, but you are impressed with the total package. She's dressed for business as well as a night out, showing just enough skin and lace to say "play with me", implying: "I'll teach you a few tricks".

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-06 03:27:41.986879+00 by: meuon

Ok, it's time to go to bed.. and snuggle up with a real woman. :)

I keep finding new things on the n900 that blow me away. It is missing 392 thousand bic lighter and inane farting sound apps, I think that's a feature.

Oh, and the TV-Out works.. Awesome.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-06 15:57:19.778131+00 by: TC

So you take the Iphone out and about to show your friend what your "dialing" but keep the android in a separate place for exotic "dialing" and leave the n900 home to take care of the little apps???

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-06 21:41:02.220052+00 by: meuon

Naw.. I gave my iPhone to the 20-something stepdaughter, and have only fondled other peoples android phones.. It's been a weird day as I re-adjusted, but having my phone ring whether it's a phone, skype or SIP (office Asterisk system) call is priceless.

Bad things: I am hand updating my contacts as the day goes on.. Battery life is going to be interesting...

Unexpected good thing: USB'd to my desktop PC to charge, on it's "kickstand" it's better at skype and voip calls than my main rig. It nicely integrates IM and voice and e-mail into one interface that I am starting to wish my desktop did.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-15 22:07:56.648767+00 by: Shawn [edit history]

I'd be interested in continuing to hear your experience as time goes by. I had (well, still have, but haven't used in a long time) the n810, which also ran Maemo but wasn't a phone. It was neat, but required too much fiddling (with software/OS settings) to make it reliable for day-to-day use. In contrast, I've found the iPod Touch to be much more useful.

I'm now considering an actual smartphone as I figure it's time to finally roll calling into my PDA needs.