Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Phone!



An LG Voyager. I'm not going to do much of a review, since I only got it last night, but so far so good. I'm not even really sure why I got it to be honest, since it has tons of features I really have trouble believing I'll get much use out of. However, my old phone pretty much sucked and would hold like 2 minutes of charge these days, and it was either buy a new battery or Save America through Consumerism, so it was pretty clear where my patriotism would take me.

I'm not much of a text message guy, and while it may be the phone keys that were holding me back, I tend to think it's because I'm over 30. Regardless, it's nice to be able to type things like a normal person, even if it is a normal person with tiny elf like fingers.

The touch screen is kind of neat, but it certainly took a little practice to actually make it do what I want... the weirdest aspect being menu scrolling which seems to be done by touching the bottom and pushing up instead of touching the top and pulling down... if that makes any sense. Oh, and no I have no idea how it compares to an iPhone. I've never even seen an iPhone in real life.

It seems like it doesn't come with much storage space out of the box, so I have to get one of those 8 GB microSD chips to utilize any of the multimedia capabilities. I tried loading some songs on it last night, but it filled up after only a handful, so I just deleted them.

Oh, and you can apparently watch TV on it. But not in Boston you can't, so I've got no impression of that until they expand the network. Believe it or not, I was actually looking forward to watching the Daily Show on my phone since that's one of the few things I miss about not having TV in my apartment. Oh well.

What I would really like is a phone that came with normal ringtones that sounded nice. It seems that my only choices are between really shrill ear bleed inducing tones, bad MIDI music, or paying $5 for "Baby Got Back"... and while I loves me some Sir Mix-a-lot, I don't think I need a train full of people to know that.