Coming from a strong love of the Blackberry system, and all that it stands for, when I got offered the Samsung Galaxy S3 by my provider as a free upgrade, I said I’d try it out to see what all the fuss was about. I could always just return to the trusty Bold 9780 as soon as I tired of the touch screen.
It had happened before with phones. I couldn’t be turned. It’d probably end up in my daughters hands and she was getting ready for it.
Then I got this beautifully light, almost fragile feeling piece of computer craftsmanship into my hands and I fell for right at first sight. From the very moment I opened the solid feeling box it just felt right. The advertising slogan goes something like ” made for humans”. With me, this just clicked.
I had prepared for the transfer of over 1400 Contacts (the main reason I had become an early adopter of serious hardware beginning with the HP ipaq’s to cope, I had outgrown the Nokia and loved the idea of a full keyboard) by downloading a tool from Google to the blackberry which promptly locked up the phone and when coupled with another blackberry system crash or failure across Europe, eventually resulted in having to do a complete system reinstall of the blackberry system.Down at the first fence.
We soldiered on, the blackberry and me. I created a new Google account for the transfer, set up a transfer again and had the whole thing done before the Galaxy arrived.
Setup took all of twenty minutes. Most of that was the multitude of other email addies I deal with. The contacts transfer from the new Google account was almost instantaneous once I stuck in the account name and password. Then I started to play.
12 months on, I have completely forgotten my love of the blackberry system and all of its quirks. While I await the return of BB messenger this week finally for the android just to see whether it will create a longing again, I seriously doubt it. My daughter ended up getting another android as she failed to get her hands on mine, she did do a run with my 9780 for a while but dropping it while it was charging put paid to that, I didn’t get it repaired.
I have become immersed in the android universe over the last 16 months or so, to the extent that I now cannot imagine ever returning back. With the sad lightning fast demise of the Blackberry system in the same timeframe, the opportunity may never arise again.
I’ve fallen in love with Android, blame the Samsung galaxy s3 http://t.co/wJu99u4f6c
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