My New Razr
I am not a cell phone aficionado. I'm happy with a phone that does the basic job of allowing me to carry on an uninterrupted conversation with someone. I never understood the need for all the bells and whistles like web access, camera, video recorder, etc. on cell phones. If I could clearly hear whoever was on the other end and they could hear me just as clearly, I was a happy man. So once the carrier was selected, one phone was as good as the next(they all provided the basic features anyway) and the least expensive one was what I went for.
But even for someone like me, the Motorola Razr V3 held a special appeal. Almost unbelievably thin and sleek, it was the only phone that made me go "Whoa! Now that looks cool" when I saw it in the stores. And its distinctive shape and construction made sure it was noticed when someone at work pulled it out of their pocket and flipped it open.
When we recently went in for new cell phones, the Razrs were out of stock since they were understandably hot items during Christmas. Both my wife and I eventually went in for Sony Ericsson phones(why? see the first paragraph!). But the phones were pieces of junk. They seemed to have minds of their own when it came to when they should ring and the camera button was so awkwardly placed that I ended up turning the camera on whenever I flipped the phone open. My wife, never the procrastinator, exchanged it within a week for a Nokia but I finally got around to it only today, just a few days before the deadline to exchange the phone. At the store though, the Razrs were back in stock and I took that as a sign. I finally gave in to the temptation and indulged myself by buying a Razr.
It is really sleek and feels pretty light in my pocket. And it seems to be loaded with features, if the bulky manual is anything to go by. Now I just gotta see if it works well too...