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Technolust

I think I'm in love.

He's called Touch Pro--which sounds like someone Jayne might hire at Miz Nandi's establishment, doesn't it?--and he just came out this week. He does everything my current companion device has done for me all this time--accompany me everywhere, connect me to the internet, play me music and movies, run my life, read to me, carry my books, and of course let me talk to all my friends--AND he is brighter, more powerful and much more touchable. And he's got GPS.

He is, consequently, stupidly expensive.

But my current beloved is showing signs of age--he'll be three on my next birthday, and that's, like, sixty in Device Years. He's looking kind of rotund compared to Touch Pro. No disloyalty--he's been an amazing companion. But I can tell he won't be with me much longer. And his performance is beginning to lag a bit.

*starts saving nickels and dimes*

ETA: kernelm has pointed out another object of lust, the Sony-Ericsson Xperia X1.

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roseambr
Aug. 19th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
Wow, he is all sleek and pretty. I'm impressed by it's apparent mini-ness. Light, compact, how very now! A giant jar for those nickles and dimes and they will add up fast! Hee!
emeraldsedai
Aug. 19th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, even the kobmucha jar won't be big enough.

There's no justification for spending that kind of money on a device except "I really, really want it."

If you're online, I'm home today.
vchrusch
Aug. 19th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
Nice gadgetry. I'm still trying to decide whether or not to replace my little 'ol Samsung cellphone.
emeraldsedai
Aug. 19th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
It's hard to find a line between that "want it want it want it" technolust and practical need. Not to mention the whole waste problem of electronics.

Lust wins. As it so often does.
vchrusch
Aug. 19th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
About that lust thing? I totally get it since somebody let me play with their iPhone and now I really want one...
emeraldsedai
Aug. 19th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the iPhone is pretty sexy. If I didn't need Windows compatibility for nine-tenths of what I use the device for, I'd be tempted.
kernelm
Aug. 21st, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
The Touch Pro is definitely very very sexy. I really want either that, or the Xperia X1, or a Blackberry Bold.
emeraldsedai
Aug. 21st, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
Wow, I didn't know Sony Ericsson was making Windows Mobile devices. That Xperia is BEAUTIFUL. Too bad it doesn't have a physical keyboard. Everything else about it is perfect.

The iPod has certainly driven the rest of the market upward in terms of style, hasn't it?
kernelm
Aug. 21st, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, the Xperia has a slide out keyboard just like the Touch Pro. I can't stand touch-only devices. :-)
emeraldsedai
Aug. 21st, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
*looks again*

OMG it does! That is gorgeous. I will now proceed to read the specs carefully, and find out if it's available unlocked. You might have swayed me away from HTC.

Have you used a Sony Ericsson device? Are they tough? My phones live a much rougher life than I do.

kernelm
Aug. 21st, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
Not sure on SE devices. I haven't used one before, but I believe the X1 is actually manufactured by HTC.

Honestly, I'm not sure which one I'm leaning towards myself. The Touch Pro has very limited availability right now, and the X1 is still a month or two away from seeing the light of day, I think. I'll probably wait until they're officially released. Then hopefully AT&T picks up one or both (and the Bold as well), and then I can go and try them out at a store and get a feel for their keyboard, OS responsiveness, etc.

Edited at 2008-08-21 05:34 pm (UTC)
emeraldsedai
Aug. 21st, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
If you get your hands on one--either one, actually--I hope you'll report back! Thank you again for this pointer.
emeraldsedai
Aug. 21st, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Geez. I'm getting kind of...excited, looking at website for this thing.

No technological device should be that important. But oh my my...
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