Sunday, February 19, 2012
A man's toy
Above: The color of the Samsung Galaxy Note (left) is called carbon blue, but it looks black to me. My old iPhone 3G is on the right. (Click to enlarge.)
I've had my iPhone 3G for three years now. I've seen the 3GS, the 4 and now the iPhone 4S. Each new generation was an improvement, but I resisted upgrading. I noticed that they are selling phones like mine for $0.99 with a new contract. Ninety-nine cents! In other words, they can give them away.
When you're playing poker and not in a hand, you're supposed to observe how others play, but you also need to entertain yourself by reading e-mail and going online. The one thing my phone isn't so good at is reading blogs. Two words: tiny print.
Last December, I read about a new phone with a 5.3 inch (diagonal) screen: the Samsung Galaxy Note. The U.S. launch date was today (unless you pre-ordered, then it was last Friday). Hey, I couldn't resist.
I'm trying to learn how to use it, but two things I can say for sure: The AMOLED screen is gorgeous and I can definitely read blogs.
Photo taken with my P&S.