I have needed a new cell phone for quite a while. As you may recall, Mrs. WHW's phone started going belly up last year. So, being the consummate gentleman, I offered to swap her phones. My was pretty new. Also, my use of a cell phone is usually pretty limited....calls, calendar, alarm clock, and occasionally camera.
Last week I noticed that my contract/phone was up for renewal. For 2 more years of commitment I could get a new phone.
Off I went to the local AT&T shop to get my new phone. Although I love the newest gadgets, I must live within my means. This translates into no iPhone, no Smart Phone, and no Blackberry. Bummer, big time. I now use the rule....which is the most expensive "free" phone being offered. My small attempt to stick it to the man.
Now, as my buddy Chris will testify, I have been a strong Sony fan for many years. Way back to when Walkmans were the kings of personal audio. Unfortunately, me and Sony parted ways a few years ago. Stuff got too pricey.....and some odd behavior by Sony (root kits, charging to deliver a laptop without the crap on it, etc.).
With this in mind, I was faced with a dilemma at the phone store. The "best deal" was a Sony Walkman phone. After about three seconds of internal debate I decided to pull the trigger.
Here is my new phone:
Not nearly as cool as an iPhone.....but much better than the cracked, half functioning Samsung I was using. And, really.....it just has to be a phone. Right?
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To all my friends, both near and far, Merry Christmas!!