This is going to be epic and this is for all the techie, geeky supermoms.
Clutch the pearls Hazel, I’m dropping my Blackberry Torch 9810 for a Motorola Atrix HD
It pains me to type that. No, it does. I have loved Blackberry from the moment I was introduced to it by another friend ( a friend that got into bed with an iPhone and never came out again…. yeesh!). Let me say this again, I love my Blackberry Torch 9810. It is fabulous… functional… fun… and well, it’s about to die. All the tell tell signs are there! Old text message are starting to pop up for no reason. If I have over 10 notifications from Social Scope and 7 new emails, my available memory goes to like 98MB and then it’s moving slower than a geriatric patience in a jello mold contest. #VerySlowIndeed
So here is my current phone:
It’s fabulous. Touch and QWERTY. Sexy, sleek, dynamic… and dying.
I’m weeping inside.
So yeah, I’m jumping to Android because well… Blackberry 10 is taking too damn long. I am on Crackberry.com incessantly waiting for more news like people who have watched “The Price is Right” to the point that they dream about winning a new car. It hurts. There are these back handed videos, marketing videos and then I see 2 phones (2???) and they are not coming out until February 2013. I will be 40 years old March 2013. Waiting on Blackberry 10 is not how I wanted to spend my the last months of the first 2 scores of my life.
And well… waiting.
I call “UNCLE”!
So then a Black Friday ad flew across my Social Scope feed for the Samsung Galaxy III for $0.96 at Sam’s Club starting at 7am on November 23, 2012.
Holy cousin of Android. $0.96 cents. Are you freaking kidding me? Awesome. I’m in. Yay! 62GB miniSD slot… yes, I’ll have it. Then the mother kicked in …. Take my 4 year old out of her bed and wait in line for this phone because I missed the VIP sale of this phone at the same price on November 18, 2012 where I didn’t have to wait in line. I’ll be a baboon’s sidekick before I drag my kid out to Black Friday. …and So I went completely off of that promotion, but I challenge you wonderful Android loves to stand in line. It’s worth it. 62GB SD slot. SAY NO MORE!
Yet I found myself in a quagmire! I still didn’t have a new phone and I had fallen out of love with my Blackberry. What to do? What to do? What to do @Efabulous1? What do you do?
I READ. I RESEARCH. I COMPARE. I SCORE.
That’s right. Consumers are plonkers because most of them don’t read. Yet, I do. I began a 2 hour quest to find the best possible Android I could afford and would make me happy without standing in a cattle call line like a meth junkie waiting for government cheese. (No disrespect to meth heads or people who like government cheese… I don’t judge!)
So long story short… I found the Motorola Atrix HD (More… click here!).
So now you are asking yourself… why Droid, why the Motorola Atrix HD? Let’s start with the comparison and my must haves:
1. I have to have an SD card. It’s imperative. I’m not totally in the “cloud” as of yet.
2. I wanted to give the Android platform another “go”.
3. The Motorola Atrix beats my Torch 9810, but it can hold its weight with the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Well how do they size up? Torch 9810 vs Atrix HD
HD has a better display, long Talk Time, Dual Core, 1MB of RAM, 8 MP camera, 1080p HD video, Front facing Camera, supports Flash, 4g LTE, 4.0 Bluetooth, it’s a Mobile Hotspot (I had to hack my 9810 to be a mobile hotspot… not cute!) and it has micro HDMI capabilities. Same amount of onboard storage and SD storage of 32GB …. but processor and RAM mop the floor with 9810.
Why didn’t you get the damn Samsung? Atrix HD vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Firstly, we all know the S3 is a superior phone but do you know the stats? Click on the aforementioned link and see that I’m not missing much. Where does the S3 kick the pants off of the Atrix HD? It has a slightly bigger size, but weighs less, Super AMOLED technology on the display but the HD has TFT. #IJS S3 is kicking butt and taking names on RAM. 2048 MB RAM and the built in storage is 16GB, Atrix HD only has 8. The SD slot goes up to 64GB, Atrix HD only goes to 32GB. The camera does all this funky and fabulous stuff on the S3, no worries, I’ll get Instagram and some other apps! Front facing camera is 1.9 on S3. Nice. Video on the S3 does DivX and WMV… not so on the Atrix, I can live with that. Twitter is not a built in service on the HD. I can live with that. And I have no NFC on the Atrix HD. …. well so… there is not a whole lot different except RAM and Storage.
So that’s why I’m not willing to drag my 4 year old out of bed and wait for the S3 only to be writhing in jealousy and tech manic depression when the S4 comes out. I will use the Atrix HD until my 40th birthday and maybe will like it so much this time next year I will still be writing about my good days going to Droid.
There I was getting a Cafe Americano … and the lady holding up the line was trying to figure out how to get the Starbucks app to work on her iPhone4 (she caught a sale, I get it….) Obvious newbie. The giant Samoan, had his app ready on his new iPhone 5. The Chinese research student had his beat up iPhone 3S. He paid in cash and got an ice coffee (bleeeeeeeeyeck!) The rich lady whom glasses were complimented by the barista with the bad weave but cute glasses, whipped out her white iPhone 5 while she stirred in half and half in her Cafe Americano. … How the hell did she get hers first? Uh, I ordered before her bad weave barista. Bleeeeeeeeeyeck to you!
There I was a Blackberry Torch 9810 (personal) and Nokia 900 (business) user amongst the iSheep. I turned and looked at the people sitting down … THEY ALL HAD IPHONES… except one lone Samsung S2 or S3 user. It was like being in a bad tale of “invasion of the cell phone snatchers”. Were they suddenly going to turn and scream at me for being a non-iPhone user? Were they going to turn to me and see me as an iLeper?
So today, I am thankful I am not an iSheep.
I have a lot of iSheeps as friends and some are my family. (Double Bleeeeeeeyeck onia…) and they are indeed on the darkside. Apple has them programmed and they tolerate me but I will never truly know their dark Apple rapture as they probably pray to the West with their iTools in hand. (hee-hee…)
However, I still stick a bit of middle finger up to Stevie J and say… YOU WILL NEVER HAVE ME. JESUS HIMSELF WILL HAVE TO COME BACK WITH AN IPAD MINI AND COMMAND ME FROM HIS UPDATED COMMANDMENTS APP ON HIS TABLET TO GET AN IPHONE.
Do you hear me, Stevie J.
No disrespect to iSheeps, really. @Chicagomom72 is an iSheep and I adore her dearly. LMAO!