New Dare

An update on Joyce’s cell phone:


We went to the new (but small) Verizon store at Castro Village last week and upgraded Joyce to the LG Dare with the New Every Two discount.  Even though most of you recommended the Blackberry Pearl, apparently, they are discontinuing the Pearl and didn’t even have any at the store.  The store’s phonebook transfer machine hasn’t arrived yet either, so we went to the big Verizon store next to the Walmart and Costco on Davis Street in San Leandro to transfer Joyce’s contacts.

The Dare is pretty cool in that it is touchscreen everything.  However, touch needs to be precise.  This phone would be bad for people with big hands/fingers.  We’ll need to eventually sync up the phone to the Bluetooth in the RDX when Joyce drives.

– Norm

New Phone Every Two

So the battery on Joyce’s cell phone is dying.  She has to charge it every night now when she didn’t have to as often before.  Verizon gives us credit towards a new phone with their “New Every Two” option and Joyce’s is coming up at the end of this month.  If she upgrades….which phone should she get?  She likes a candy-bar style phone (no slide or flip) and the size of her current phone.  Plus, it should have Bluetooth to sync with our RDX’s hands-free link.  Optionally, it should be able to withstand being dropped by Melody or the new baby on an occasional basis =p


Joyce’s Current Phone: Motorola SLVR L7c

Weight: 3.7 oz.

Width: 2 in.

Depth: 0.5 in.

Height: 4.5 in.

Main Features: Sleek design and size; Bluetooth; Speakerphone


New Phone Selections for Joyce: LG Dare or Blackberry Pearl?

LG Dare

Weight: 3.76 oz.

Width: 2.2 in.

Depth: 0.73 in.

Height: 4.1 in.

Main Features: 3.2MP camera/camcorder with SmartPic and Face Detection Technology; Touchscreen; Bluetooth; Music Player; Speakerphone

Blackberry Pearl (in Silver or Pink)

Weight: 3.4 oz.

Width: 1.90 in.

Depth: 0.60 in.

Height: 4.2 in.

Main Features: Sleek design and choice of color; 2.0MP camera; Bluetooth; Music Player; Speakerphone; Blackberry Messaging Features

…so which phone should she get?

– Norm