The Droid has Landed

So Corinne, in her infinite cuteness, created a new game called “throw Mommy’s cell phone on the floor and watch the battery fly out.” It was a fun game, too, or at least Corinne thought so. Raelene and I tried to keep her from playing because it was hard on Mommy’s phone, but a determined 2-year old is difficult to dissuade. The inevitable happened last weekend, and while her phone still worked it was only being held together by a few pieces of plastic case and wires.

So, Raelene and I have new cell phones. To be specific, we both now have Droids. Our contract with AT&T ended last August, and we’d been talking about changing carriers and getting new phones. Specifically we’d been talking about getting Google phones, because we use Google mail, contacts, calendar, docs, etc. to keep track of our lives. It made sense sense to buy phones that would integrate tightly into all of that. I’d been leaning towards the Google G1 phones on T-Mobile, but the new Droids weren’t that much more expensive if you bought them through Amazon.com. So I went for it, bought us a pair of Droids, and wow, they are amazingly awesome devices. Wow. Now Raelene can check her email and Facebook on the road or while putting Corinne down for a nap, and type text messages on a keyboard, things I’d been able to do for a while and Raelene was a bit jealous of. Me, I’m happy to upgrade from Windows Mobile 6.1 to something that works.

If you’re wondering, we were able to keep our old cell phone numbers, so there’s no need to update your address book. And if you’re a GMail user and are thinking about a new phone, I recommend checking the Droid out.

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