I have finally bitten the bullet, and got a smartphone. After years of just using my phone for making calls and texting, I’m now going to use it for emails, twitter and accessing the web.
Which smartphone? Tricky decision. Because we are talking contracts, it’s a decision you have to live with for two years. That’s a long time.
I didn’t want an iPhone. Just not my thing, and they’re quite expensive. I didn’t want a Palm Pre because while they look lovely, they’re also expensive for what they are. I decided against Blackberry because of the small-ish screen and reliance on a mini-keyboard. So it was a choice between the various android phone options.
LG do an android phone that’s remarkably cheap. £12 a month. But you spend so much time with your phone you don’t want to compromise too much, even if you save some money. People recommended HTC to me, so in the end it was a choice between the budget HTC Wildfire, which is a bit smaller, and the more expensive HTC Desire. I opted for the latter. It’s £32 a month with 1200 minutes call time, and unlimited internet and texts.
I’ll let you know how I get on with it. The only frustration is that it isn’t possible to use any of these smartphones abroad without racking up high costs. So I’ll have to think of a solution for my travels.