Sometime in the next few weeks, I’ll be buying a new smartphone to replace my 5-year old SidekickII. For the most part, it has served me well: it kept me connected to the world around me–which is something that means a lot to a deaf person (it was Helen Keller who once said that she would rather be blind than deaf, for blindness merely cuts you off from your surroundings, whereas deafness cuts you off from people, and in many ways, that is a worse thing). Despite that, this SidekickII is outdated and worn. The SIM card has little memory left, and the phone sometimes crashes. AIM is slow at times, and the internet browser no longer does what I need it to do–namely load blogs and let me comment. All I can do is post and read a few simple blogs. The most frustrating thing is that I can’t do any blogging business from my home computer. Once I am home, I’ve got far too many other things to do, and sometimes I’m lucky to even get ON the computer at all!
On this phone, half the blogs I visit can’t even load properly (sometimes text is cut) and I cannot comment on any blogger blogs.
Plus, my company is T-mobile, and the network is patchy around here. It drops my connection more times than I would like (something like 2 or 3 times an hour!).
So, I’m buying a new phone, from a new company. In a few weeks, I shall be a proud owner of a new Blackberry Curve from SprintRelay.
Then I should be able to resume my accustomed blogging habits–regular posting, regular commenting, and regular replying to comments. I can’t wait!