If you have an expensive phone and you want to protect the screen, the most practical and inexpensive means of doing so is by purchasing a clear skin cover! I have one with my EnV Touch and can’t even tell it’s on there most of the time!
With the battle of the smartphones ever raging, I have had my Blackberry Bold for about a year now and absolutely love it. With the fastest and most reliable emailing system of any other handheld device out there, to having one of the easiest and nicest keyboards of any phone, it will be hard for me to ever switch to any other device. And now with the Blackberry Bold 9900 available, there's the opportunity to upgrade to the improved device and platform. Lately though, its become pretty apparent that mostly everyone I know and from what I’ve read online, people are getting rid of their Blackberrys and shifting over to the iPhone. Why is this?
Memory:Blackberry doesn’t offer their users much memory space on their devices, which in turn creates a lack of space for apps on your phone. The iPhone however, offers tons of available space so there is never really a need to delete an app to free up space for another.
Camera: Facetime has to be one of the coolest camera features out there. Having the ability to talk to friends and loved ones face-to-face over the phone in my opinion is a game changer. Blackberry offers only 3.2 megapixels on their phones, Apple, 5 megapixels on the iPhone 4.
Internet: Searching the web on the iPhone is simple, seamless, and very easy. On my Blackberry though, I hardly ever use the web unless it’s to look up something important.
I understand that there is pros and cons to everything and although the iPhone seems better on paper, I personally will not be making the change. So, which phone is right for you? Once you've decided, GetItNext will be here to help you find it!
I swore I would never do it but it has happened: I am using my parent’s quotes on my own children. From “don’t make me pull this car over” to “money doesn’t grow on trees”, I am forever spouting off some phrase that would irritate me to no end as a child. But I will agree with you when you say kids have it too easy these days. I had shoes for the walk to school, uphill, both ways in the snow but I still complained as do my children.
My children are afforded shoes with Velcro tabs while I had to actually learn how to tie a bow. They will complain about waiting at the bus stop in the snow even though they have Uggs. You know what I had? Rubber galoshes and I had to put plastic bags over my feet to keep them dry before I put them on. Not only that, I had to carry my real shoes to school to change into. If I wanted music on my journey to school, I had to sing. I try to tell them about The Walkman and all they can envision is an Ipod Touch. Can I download music to it? Yes, but I have to get a blank cassette tape and wait for my favorite song to come on the radio and dive accross the room to hit record and then play on my boom box. That always gets a blank stare. And they ask me when I got my first cell phone. Ummm…when I was an adult. How did you ever get in touch with your mom and dad without an iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android they would ask? I carried a dime and used a pay phone…more blank stares. Kids these days.
I am now introducing “The Little House on the Prairie” series to my children. That was the show that made me realize, as a child, how much I had to be thankful for: electricity, running water and a working toilet. Of course, my children are watching the series on a monsterous LED HD TV while sitting on a leather couch. I think some of the concepts may be lost in translation.
We have all gone through the struggles of buying a cell phone. If you buy a phone through your carrier, you are automatically trapped into a 2-year plan, and once on that plan, you cannot switch your phone with another until the contract is up. If you break your phone and don not have insurance, you then face the dilemma of spending hundreds of dollars on a replacement phone. The list of problems goes on and on, but there is a simple solution. You can find great deals on used phones through companies like Blackberry, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sidekick, Sony Ericsson, LG, Audiovox, HTC and Palm at GetItNext and never be confined to the same phone for 2 years! So find great deals on phones through GetItNext!
When you get your stimulus check in the mail, you’ll need a new wallet to hold all those big bucks in. May we suggest a trendy giraffe print wallet from Dooney & Bourke and possibly a matching new handbag to go with it? And men, why should women be the only ones allowed to splurge here? How about a Bvlgari grain leather wallet? And if you are the “practical type”, how about a wallet that pulls double-duty as a cell phone case plus and wallet? Remember, this is not an indulgence purchase, but rather your contribution in helping to stimulate the economy!
Looking over the October eBay product searches, I noticed an interesting omission in the top 10. No Apple 3g iPhone, instead the Blackberry Storm is in the top 10. Even more interesting is that NO Apple products were in the top 10, no iPod, Macbook, iMac, nothing. Things that make you go hmm as an Apple shareholder.
So what is the most searched tech toy on eBay? Hmm, perhaps its the gaming system that has been the hardest to find the past 3 holiday seasons. Ah that would be the Nintendo Wii. True to its roots eBay is the place to source hard to find items when you've gotta have em.
I had a chance to chat with Alan Lewis of eBay about what he's been working on lately. When I asked what he's been up to he quickly pulled out an Apple iPhone out of his pocket and started giving a quick demo of a really slick Mobile application developed for eBay users to use with their iPhones. Alan just got back from unveiling the new mobile app at the Apple Worldwide Developer's Conference.
After spending a couple minutes checking the app out I have to say it looks like a really slick, fast mobile application that will benefit buyers on the go. The app won't be available until the App store opens later this summer, the great news is the eBay app will be free to use.
Attached are a couple of screen caps to provide a visual. This screen shot is of the my eBay at a glance screen:
This screen shows how buyers and sellers can view/track their items:
Now that you just opened up the box of your fancy new iPhone its time to trick it out. Luckily for you there are a ton of iPhone accessories on the market to choose from. Here are my top 8 Apple iPhone accessories for 2008, in no particular order:
iPhone Dock - Apple Universal Dock allows easy access to a USB port for charging
and syncing your iPod or iPhone or for connecting to a TV.