The Power of the Smartphone

Samsung Launch New Smart PhonesPeople made fun of me for weeks, months actually. I was like the kid that never got those sneakers with the lights in them when I was in first grade. I’ve dealt with a lot of laughs and the brunt of jokes, but I finally did it. I said goodbye to the 2005 flip phone, and finally got a smartphone!

A bit overwhelmed, and a bit scared at first, I opened up the box to the Droid and got a little bit weak in the knees, started to drool, and then realized I had a lot of work to do and couldn’t touch it till that evening. After figuring it out how to turn it on, it was an amazing experience.

There were so many things I saw other people doing on their smart phone, and I couldn’t wait to do it! Tweet while pooping, check in wherever I was on Foursquare, be able to have access to work, Facebook stalk on the subway…oh the things I could do!

So I’m all connected to the smartphone and loving every minute of it. I love what I can do with it and honestly cannot understand why I didn’t have one sooner. I absolutely love not having to run home just to check my e-mail! Everyone in PR needs to be connected to the world 24/7, even if you don’t need all of the features, the ability to communicate in every way imaginable at your fingertips is irresistible.

Notwithstanding all the perks that I have been enjoying, I’ve definitely run into some issues.

1. My nipple calls people. Yep, I’m serious. I put the phone in my pocket, and next thing I know someone is texting me saying, “What did you want?” I’m like Huh? Well apparently the touch screen is controlled by nipples because it goes through tons of screens to get to my contacts to call them…

2. Foursquare yelled at me for checking in to much…I’m sorry but when you’re on the subway, you should be able to check into each subway stop if you have service. I don’t think that’s cheating the system.

3. Everytime I get a message, my phone goes, “DROID” and it scares me at night 🙁

4. I miss T9 texting. My texting and walking days are over now. I was a master at it too. Years of T9 texting, but this touch screen is not walking and typing savvy…or driving and typing savvy either…I guess it’s good I got rid of my car to move to NYC…

5. I’m terrified of dropping my phone in the toilet while tweeting…

Regardless, this is an amazing tool to add to your life and I am so glad that I am finally up to speed with the world. I would love to hear what you like and dislike about your smartphones! The real question: Can you live without it now that you have one?

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