So, finally I've gotten around to buying myself a new phone. I'd been saying for weeks that I was going to do it because I'd gotten sick of my phone constantly crashing when I was trying to text my peeps. This was spurred on yesterday by my phone crashing 3 times yesterday morning and my finally getting around to doing my tax and finding out that I'm expecting a rather nice little tax return so I didn't even feel guilty about spending an atrocious amount of money on a phone.
I did a little research on the net, spoke to my tech support, went to the telstra shop, and eventually decided on the Motorola Atrix.
So far, after playing with it yesterday evening, I've learnt to make and receive calls, write texts, check my email, browse the web, play music, set an alarm, change the wallpaper, change the ringtone, change the displays, take photos, and a few other things. Today, I'm planning to investigate apps and figure out what exactly, I'm supposed to do with the dock that came free with it. We are getting along splendidly so far, but I won't be able to give a proper review for a couple of weeks till we've settled in to life together.
Oh, and, by the way, his name is Gonzo. Don't bother asking why, because even I don't know why I've named him that. My old phone, Phoney Maloney, was a good phone. I liked it very much and if it hadn't been for its rather inconvenient habit of frequently crashing, I probably would have held off buying a smart phone for at least another year. But, alas, that was not to be, and now is not a bad time to be spending the money because I only have 6 months left on my work contract and who knows where I'll be after that.