My mobile phone is terminal

I love my mobile phone… its green, cute and one of a kind here in Toronto. I got it from Dublin and got it unlocked when I moved back to Toronto. And now its not working very well. It works to the point where I can accept phone calls and move to the first screen of a menu item but after that point, it just freezes.

So I’m shopping for a new phone. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to buy one anytime soon1 but now I might have to get something sooner rather than later. My first choice would be the iPhone but it will cost me at least $300 to get it.

I’m a gadget girl, but I was happy with my phone when all it did was allow me to make phone calls, and send and receive text messages. But now that I’m being forced to get a new phone, I might as well go for the gold2:

  • Send and receive text messages, make and receive phone calls3.
  • Bluetooth4.
  • 2.0 MP camera5.
  • Picture messaging.
  • Mobile internet6.
  • PDA stuff like Calendar, task lists, notebook for my ideas, etc.
  • Games7 for when I have to take public transit but don’t want to bring my DS.
  • I’m sure there’s more8

Some of the options9 that I’m considering are the Motorolla K1 Krzr, Motorolla Q9h, LG Shine TU720 and the Blackberry Pearl 8120. The Motorolla Krzr is one I’ve wanted for a long time, and I would actually prefer it in black but Rogers only carry it in silver so I guess I’m going to have to take it10.

The Motorolla Q9h has built in GPS and will allow me to access the internet11, which isn’t necessary but a nice plus for a phone that could only cost me $5012. And is pretty much the only reason I would want this phone. I mean really, its big and bulky which doesn’t translate well into party attire13.The LG shine might be a better compromise, at least size wise, and I like that it is also a PDA. The Blackberry Pearl is one that I’ve been admiring since they came out but then it quickly took a backseat when the iPhone came out. Obviously, the size of the Pearl is the biggest plus for me but I’ve heard some pretty bad things.

This concludes my very vague overview of the contenders for new mobile phones. And as always, I’d like to know what you think…

Which phone do you think I should go for?

p.s. I have to stick with Rogers because my family is on rogers…. or do I?

Footnotes:
  1. despite, my bugging my Mum for an iPhone[]
  2. and get what I really want out of my phone[]
  3. these are a given[]
  4. This should probably be a given too[]
  5. and someway to download them to my computer without sending it via a text message or something similar[]
  6. not really necessary since I’d probably always go over my quota anyway[]
  7. that don’t eat up all my battery[]
  8. but that’s all I can come up with at the moment[]
  9. other than the iPhone[]
  10. should I decide to get it of course[]
  11. which has its pros and cons[]
  12. on a 3 year plan – heh[]
  13. i.e. small bags[]

Wanting a new laptop

After installing my new protection system, my computer has slowed down loading everything from webpages to programs. And it’s frustrating. So now I want a new system… unfortunately, I still have about 2 years left on my term with Dell (and it’s already 2 years old!). But I’d still like to get some feedback from people who used to be PC users and have switched over to a Macs. I would love to get one because I’m convinced that I will forever be fiddling with graphics or photography and I know that Macs are meant to be better than PCs for that sort of stuff… but I’d really like to hear some real-life people’s thoughts.

iPOD Nano: Take #2

My brother agreed to help me pay for a new iPOD Nano as my graduation present, so went over to the apple store downtown to take advantage of my student discount and buy me the cheapest iPOD Nano there is: The 1GB. In black (of course). For those that remember, the first one I had was black… and since I’m trying to keep it so that my parents don’t find out that it got stolen, I had to keep it black. Although, regardless I like the black better than the white.

The apple store was… such heaven! I want an iBook! The MAC interface is just such a dream! hehe I was even contemplating putting the decals that come with my iPOD Nano on my laptop to cover the “Dell” logo on the cover… but I don’t want *everyone* to know that I’m trying too hard!! haha

Anyways… I’m off to enjoy my sort of new toy. Here’s one of my favourite photos from the last few days…

Tilty

Crap.

I’m depressed sad.

I think I’ve lost my iPOD Nano. I can’t find it anywhere. I’ve retraced my steps as best I can and the last time I remember physically touching it was at work last Thursday. I’ve called work. I’ve called my friend and asked him to search their house in case I lost it at their house party on Saturday. I didn’t leave the house on Friday – I didn’t touch the Nano. I went shopping with my Mum and Brother Saturday morning before work, I don’t recall feeling the Nano in my inside jacket pocket, but I don’t remember not feeling it there either.

I’m a bit of a spoiled brat, in that, my parents can’t really afford to be buying things like the Nano for me. But they bought it for me for my birthday… It’s been less than 2 months since I got it. And I’m after losing it. Why am I such an idiot?! I don’t even know how on earth I could’ve lost it. If it fell out of my jacket pocket while we were at the mall, I don’t know how I didn’t feel it/hear it drop. It would’ve made some sort of sound!! If someone stole it at work, what are the chances of me getting it back? If someone stole it at the party, what are the chances of me getting it back? It’s going to piss my Dad off that I’ve lost it. It’s going to stress my Mum out that they’re still paying for something that I don’t even have anymore.

I remember earlier this year, when I lost my $500 leather jacket at the Salon – not quite the same thing because I suppose I could’ve made the salon pay for allowing just anybody to go in and out of their coat closet without any supervision. But I still feel like shit. I don’t have a lot of nice things… but we’re not poor. I just feel like I’m not allowed to have nice things because shit like this always seems to happen.

Sorry for the feeling-sorry-for-myself post, but it’s just how I feel at the moment.

A fresh start?

I had my first training shift at my new job as a hostess. It was ok. Saturday night is obviously busy so I didn’t really get to see anything that I didn’t already know. I spent my time pretty much figuring out some of their system of seating tables, making roll-ups, polishing glassware, bussing tables and the like. I didn’t mind. I need mindless work right now. I have my second shift tomorrow and hopefully my lip glass1 and training booklets will still be at the host stand tomorrow. Dumbass girl (me) left them there.

But anyway! On to smaller and better things: I got iTunes to finally work on my computer after 9 hours on Thursday and it works like a dream! I love how tiny it is. I love how shiny it is. and I love the engraving. So far I have no complaints about battery life, sound quality, ease of use or anything really. I know I was really upset before about not getting iTunes to work but meh, it didn’t kill me so. It’s all good. You can add as many clocks as you want so I’ve added: Toronto (duh), Dublin (duh), Abu Dhabi (no Dubai listed), Sydney (Tee), Perth (Mish) and Calgary (Brent). And I have yet to find time to play around with all the other features… I’d love to try and use the calendar and to do but I have a PDA sitting around somewhere collecting dust because I simply prefer pen and paper where I can scratch things out, doodle in or just feel the ink move onto paper. I love the graphics of it though, especially the battery charging image, it’s real cute. I also really want to find a nice leather case for it. Apple has those tubes but I’m not a fan of rubber… besides which, with the slimness of the iPOD Nano the tube would just look and feel stupid.

I also want to dedicate a bit of this entry to Mikey, it was great seeing you again and I sure do hope I can come visit sometime soon. Thanks for some more great memories…

Peter called me last night and nearly gave me a heart attack. False alarm. Nothing for me to worry about. That much. His friends are really near and dear to him. He’s the type of person who is a real hard ass but once you get into that really-well-protected heart of his, he’ll worry himself silly over you and prove himself to be the biggest sweetheart in the world. The phone call last night and the text messages this morning reminded me of why I love him so much… and it’s making me, yeah you guessed it, cry.

I really hope my car is fixed after this weekend.

Footnotes:
  1. M.A.C[]
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