New toy

I just upgraded my cellphone. I’ve been using a Blackberry Pearl for a couple of years, and although it was nice enough, I was getting frustrated with it. I’ve now got a Motorola Droid, and I’m liking it a lot better. I’ve already decided that it’s got its own set of annoyances, but they’re different, and there are two things that the Droid does that I find to be much better for the way I do things.

First, you have to deliberately put the Blackberry Pearl into “ignore the buttons” mode; the Droid does that automatically and must be unlocked to operate. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve inadvertently dialed someone because my reading glasses or a pen pressed against the Blackberry keyboard.

Second, the Droid does GMail and the web so much better than the Blackberry Pearl that it’s an entirely different experience.

It’s also got a host of features that the Pearl doesn’t. Marion is quite taken by the map capabilities, especially the GPS information that enhances it. In any case, I’m having a grand old time learning what it can do.

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