Let me tell you a secret: I don’t like the iPad, iPod or the iPhone. Touchscreen phones and I don’t blend well. I find the OS difficult to navigate and the iPod’s syncing is annoying. I want simple drag and drop.
I’d rather have a Blackberry for a phone because of its lovely qwerty keypad with real buttons! I’m definitely switching to a BB when I change phones. I want the Blackberry Bold but I’ll happily settle for a Curve with 3G as it will be able to do all that I need. I don’t play games or use apps aside from the basic ones like Facebook, Gmail and GPS. Maybe I should get my Mom a Blackberry as her second phone so she and I can BBM as often as we want. Hmmm.
As for the tablet, I would like to have one but I’m not willing to spend $600 for an iPad2 32GB. I can afford it but I’m a Scrooge and would prefer saving the money for a house deposit or car loan payments. The tiny and light Kindle ebook reader I got from Chris could entertain me well enough. And then he found out that the HP TouchPad 32GB was selling for $150 from its original price of $500! Though that’s the official price, stores were sold out and people were selling them at jacked up prices. We eventually found one that had 4 items left so I decided to buy it for $300. Double the real price but it’s still cheaper than equal or even inferior alternatives on the market. It’s my wedding present for myself. (I need to shop for something. I haven’t bought anything for myself lately. Aside from my half of the immigration and lawyer fees, I’ve been a tightfisted biatch, haha.)
He told me that because it’s being discontinued by the company, I can never upgrade it and it wouldn’t have warranty. I assured him that I have never used any of my gadgets’ warranties and I don’t upgrade stuff, I just buy new ones.
It’s not as sleek as the iPad but it’s pretty enough. I can’t wait! 😀 Chris and I will share it, of course, since I won’t use it all the time. (Why do I have the feeling that I literally won’t be using it all the time? ;))
*Photo from solariasun.com