Phone Upgrade

Joyce used to have the DROID2

…and ever since Verizon forced a required Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade to her phone, it turned it into a brick.  The upgrade was more than the phone could handle.  She could not text more than 10 characters at a time and the only way she could type more than that on her phone was to type what she wanted to in the address bar of a web browser window.  She would then copy it to the input of wherever she wanted to and then paste it.  This was a horrible inconvenience and I’m sorry you had to go through months of that Joyce…..until now.

Joyce personally likes the slider type of phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard.  Since the forced upgrade happened on her DROID2, I was looking around for another phone for her to use.  The Samsung Stratosphere and DROID3 were options; however, there were rumors of the DROID4 coming out.  It would have 4G LTE on it and faster everything.  Rumors came to be rumors and alleged release dates would pass.  That is until CES 2012 when Verizon and Motorola officially announced that the DROID4 would be released.  Friday, February 10th came to be the officially release date.

I went down to the Verizon store two blocks from my workplace on that day and got the spankin’ new phone for Joyce.

I also got her a HD station dock…

…and a cool LapDock 500 Pro accessory.  You dock your phone to the LapDock and it becomes a laptop.  The phone is the computer, so the laptop only works when plugged in.  Pretty cool and much cheaper than buying a whole new laptop.

The next day, we activated the phone.  Gone are the days of copying and pasting from the address bar of a web browser.

– Norm

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