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Mike Temporale
06-11-2004, 04:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1609894,00.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1609894,00.asp</a><br /><br /></div>"Is there nothing better than a new gadget? Lovingly swaddled in molded plastic, with that slightly acrid new-electronics tang, each one represents a world of possibility. Will it make me smarter? Braver? Sexier? Anything's possible when the box is sealed."<br /><br />Jim Louderback at PC Magazine logs his daily adventures with his new Samsung i600. I like his take on Verizon's customer service. Overall, he seems to have a great number of problems using this phone. Which makes me wonder if Smartphones are just too technical for the average user who is looking for a mobile phone?

Santa Fe
06-11-2004, 08:14 PM
My results are just the opposite. I don't think he invested enough "sweat equity" in this. And to me that is part of the fun.

Mike Temporale
06-11-2004, 10:51 PM
I thought about you as I read this, and I couldn't remember you having this many problems. That's why I think it's linked to the persons willingness to accept new technology into their life. My mother can hardly use a regular basic mobile phone. She still looks at my ipaq with a scared / uncertain look. Every week we have to help her find a file she saved on her PC. She means well and trys hard, but ultimately she is just too scared of technology. So I can't imagine her with a Smartphone. At least not until it's as easy to use as the toaster. :lol: :wink: