For the past few months my trusty Dell Axim PDA has been giving me problems. The screen recognition is not as accurate as it used to be and re-aligning the screen and stylus does not work much anymore. Dell has discontinued making the Axim as well.
My relatively bulky LG cell phone from Verizon Wireless works quite fine…but it’s bulky and I’m tired of carrying around two devices.
So what did I do? I bought a Verizon Wireless Motorola Q and love everything about it – but one thing. (more on that later)
I bought the Q online and it arrived in about 3 days. I transferred my existing cell phone number to the Q and then put a new number on the LG phone. I gave that phone to my wife.
For some reason, I could not get online and after about 30 minutes of excellent help from Verizon Wireless (as always their support is 100% awesome) the problem was solved. In the phone transfer settings the first rep who helped me had not done something right.
Everything works quite well and I’m pretty happy with it.
There’s only one problem with the Q. When you save a number from an incoming phone call to an existing contact in the address book there’s no way to quickly go to the existing contact. You have to scroll through the list. Maybe I’m missing something but that’s the only way I see to do it.
Why didn’t I get a Treo. I didn’t want to bother with a stylus and wanted something very small, like the Q. Since I don’t need “on demand email”, my data plan charges me as I use email or the web – which I rarely do.
When NYC/NJ trains were messed up last week, I was able to browse on the Q to the NJ Transit web site and get train updates – pretty cool I think.
I used Google mobile to look up the number of the commuter bus to find out the schedule.
I hope I can keep my Q for another 2 years or so…then I’ll upgrade again.
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