I finally upgraded my cell phone. I really wanted a bar type phone but the only phones made that way look like some kind of brick, with sharp edges. Even I don’t want to walk around with something that ugly. The one that I thought I might like, a Kyocera, seems to not be available so I ended up with a danged flip phone. And not just any flip phone, but one that will take pictures too. Great!
Well, the flip phone isn’t sooo bad, but I find that I try to hold it to my ear like every other phone that I have. I doesn’t work quite like that and I end up kinda squashing it. The other features available I could take or leave: speaker phone, I actually use from time to time and the hands free stuff I really like – just don’t expect to find me walking down the street talking into my headset (OK, there was that one time) but the voice activated commands? This is a typical conversation with my phone
(Push the button on the side of the phone)
Phone: “Please say a command”
Me: “Call… someone”
Phone: “Say a Name”
Phone: “Did you say Steve?” (not bad at voice recognition)
Phone: “Call (sorta unintelligible)?”
Phone: “…command timed out”
Phone: “No match found. Please say a command”
I’m not sure which of us is dumber here.
Some other features that I was really used to but aren’t on this phone: a mode that vibrates first, then rings if you don’t answer it within like a ring or two. This new phone is either-or. Huh.
Of course, I’ll keep it.