New Sony Ericsson K700i Phone | August 25, 2004
Being a blogger, a web designer and a technophile, you’d probably imagine I’d have all the latest gadgets and gizmos. However unlike some people I know who always seem to have the latest phone, iPod or laptop, most of my kit is 2 years past it’s prime and in need of replacing. Whereas some people are early adopters, I’d consider myself a late adopter.
Take mobile phones for instance. When they first came out I resisted the urge to get one for years. I just didn’t want to be a Dom Jolly like figure shouting down a brick of a phone at the top of my voice in public. In fact I only bought my first mobile a couple of years ago and it’s lasted me till this day. Yet hanging out with my cool web buddies made me realise what a technological backwater I’ve been living in all this time. While everybody showed off their polyphonic ring tones, colour screens, bluetooth devices, java games and sailing clicker software I was left with a rubbish screen, a game of snake and a battery life of a nanosecond.
The k700i basically has all the things I wanted, like a camera, bluetooth and the ability to sync with my Mac, in a small, attractive package. I went with Orange because I know quite a few people who use them and they all have very positive things to say. Also, they were the only shop who didn’t try to sell me a tariff when I went in to ask about phones, actually choosing to tell me about the phone instead.
How cool is that. It’s not quite an iPhone but it’s a step in the right direction.
Posted at August 25, 2004 8:56 AM