Well, after owning a very nifty smartphone for the better part of 4 years, the unthinkable has finally happened: I dropped it on the pavement. I remember getting this thing and absolutely falling in love with it. After all, it's the only mobile phone I could play Doom on! I picked up a replacement, albeit a weak one. It's a Motorola RAZR V3. It does what I need for now. I'm sure I'll eventually get another smartphone when the time comes; a P990 sounds good, but the almost $1100 price tag does not.
I will say though, the Sony Ericsson phones are quite impressive. On the down side, my P800 was a tri-band (900/1800/1900 Mhz) phone, and Cingular's switch to the 850 Mhz band left me with rather shitty reception and frequent dropped calls. I've also dropped the phone on other occasions, but as with this occasion, the phone was in the carry case. Unlike this occasion, it was only on carpet. My new RAZR is a quad-band (It's the U.K. version, not a locked U.S. version) phone so I get full bars and much clearer calls almost everywhere I go. Funnily enough, the model I ordered came with a U.K. plug and a 2 prong U.S. mains adapter. Good times.
If you want to see the final death blow to my P800, here's a few pics (both open in a new window):
Just looking at the pictures you might say "But it's just a cracked screen! Surely you can still use it!". Wrong. It's a smartphone, and the screen is a touch screen. No touch screen, no phone. At this point, all I can do is turn it off and on. Oh well, look for a RAZR review soon!
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