It took me forever to make the move to a smartphone.
Considering the fact that I am usually drooling all over new technology, it took me an incredibly long time to jump on the smartphone wagon.
I was perfectly content with my Samsung Messenger. Granted, I had nearly worn the letters off the qwerty keyboard, but it worked fine. Then I looked around and realized that I was the ONLY one left not using a smartphone. I owned a dumbphone.
Ugggggggh! I wasn’t cool!
Off to tMobile I went to sign my life away for a new HTC myTouch 4G that was going to take an engineering degree (or a 12 year old kid) to learn how to use it.
Why did I choose that particular smartphone?
Okay, I admit it. It just looked cool and I loved the touchscreen!
Over the next several days, I owed the cuss jar some serious bucks while I tried to figure this dang phone out. Just answering a call seemed to take an act of congress. And auto complete spell check for text messaging? Good lord, I sent some truly funky text messages for weeks. (Don’t even ask!)
Finally though, I was one of the cool guys. I had a smartphone just like EVERYONE else.
As it turns out though….
Of the 234 million cell phone users in America last year, a dominating 73 percent own traditional (aka non-smart) devices, according to market researcher comScore. Despite their more popular mindshare, intelligent devices like the Apple iPhone and phones based on Google’s Android operating system own barely a quarter of the market. Fox News
Are you kidding me?
I could have kept my dinosaur of a phone and been part of the majority?
Now I am just a geek?
Too late! I am madly in love with my smartphone and there is no way you can pry it out of my hand now!
How about you? Have you made the move?
J. Cricket Walker of CricketWalker.com