After much debating on which Android phone would be the one i wanted for my carrier (AT&T), I had finally narrowed it down to the Captivate, which my brother has and enjoys, or the iPhone 3GS, which many people have. Then it was announced that AT&T was getting a second Droid phone that was worthwhile (the first being the Captivate), with the HTC Inspire. The price was right between my two dilemma price points and it was “newer” than the captivate, though i have not yet compared the actual specs. Anyway, it was getting a lot of positive buzz up tot he launch so I went with it. I went with it on it’s launch day, February 13th, 2011.
Unlike any iPhone launch, there was not a line outside the store. In fact no one seemed to be promoting the device device in the stores though I’m not sure any of the other customers I overheard were looking for this style of device to begin with. The store where I had mine had the display model unceremoniously dumped on the counter near the other Droids since the display was only designed to hold 3 phones. According to the store clerk i was the first person in the area to own one” which is probably true considering what a bustling center of technological activity Central Illinois is, This is ESPECIALLY true in the manufacturing town of Decatur, home of Mark Whitacre.
Anyway, after 3 hours in the phone store, i had my new phone? Why 3 hours? Well, that’s a longer story but basically, my wife and I were getting upgrades for her and the kids’ phones. Also we made some adjustments to our minutes that I’ll probably touch on in a later blog post.
I’m not going to do a full review or anything yet, I’m sure I’ll get to that eventually. I’m satisfied with it a lot at the moment. We’ll leave it at that.
Zero day App Installs:
Angry Birds – i know nothing of this game other than it’s name, I figured I should see what the hype is all about.
Final Fantasy VII Soundboard – There didn’t seem to be a real Final Fantasy game available but I did find this nifty musical soundboard.
Foursquare – Because I really should get around to annoying my friends online with pointless “check ins” constantly.
Google Goggles – Take a picture, do a search, I tested it with a book cover with good results, I’ll try it out more and give more thoughts later.
last.fm – i think i can play music off of this but mostly I want it to Scrobble what I am playing. I’ll have to get back on how that works out.
NoAgenda App – I was hoping I could get the shows with this but it doesn’t seem to do that. Mostly it’s just a sound board (In the Morning!).
Nook – So i can read my nookbooks when my Nook it’s available/convenient.
Pandora – Because I like music.
Portal Soundboard – The Cake is a LIE!
Remember the Milk – So I don’t forget… something….. I can’t remember now….
Skype – because it seems useful but i never use it.
SSH Droid – Because SSH is for Nerdy Linux hacking and whatnot.
Team Fortress 2 Soundboards for all 9 Classes – Because ENTIRE TEAM IS BABIES!
TWiT.TV – So I can get all my TWiT.tv shows in one place.
Google Voice – voice transcribed voice mails sent to my emailbox are better than regular voicemails.
Wardrive – I plan to map out all of the wifi hotspots I come across.
Yelp! – I like this service and figured this will make using it easier.