I was recently discussing my phone with a friend and it got me thinking about what our phones, and how we use them say about us. With me - that I have an infinite capacity for greatness, can do anything I set my mind to but am generally too busy to indulge myself. *laughs*
I have a HTC Windows 7 phone and I absolutely love it. It's big enough so that I don't lose it in my capacious handbag, it fits nicely in my hand and has a big enough screen to view films and browse the internet. It also has lots of features - most of which I never use so I decided to do a little audit of my phone and see what apps and features that I have selected so far.
It has a good camera, photo editing capabilities and a video camera. I can send pictures via text, email or upload directly to Facebook, Twitter, Skydrive, photobucket or blogger...
It sychs directly to Outlook but I don't use Outlook as my email client (if I had my phone hooked up to my work email I would NEVER stop working) - I use hotmail so my phone tells me when I have new mail in the same way that it does when I have new texts or voicemails. I also have msn (which I never use). It also has full calendar capability which synchs up to my Facebook events.
I have a great music player with a seemingly endless capacity, a radio 1 app and last.fm. I also have YouTube.
I have Wikipedia and Google applications - as well as the usual language translations and a million and one things like a compass, spirit level, calculator, a document scanner, pdf editor...
I have Facebook and Twitter applications - both of which are fantastic but the entire phone is synchronised so that my address book shows Facebook and MSN profile information as well as phone numbers and email addresses. I can post a message to someone's Facebook wall from their address book profile.
Then there are the games - my phone is synchronised to my Xbox profile and I have tons of wicked arcade games like Pacman and Tetris. Oh and The Sims...
Then there's the HTC hub which tells me the weather wherever I am (or elsewhere around the world). I never use this either.
Then there's the Amazon Kindle application. I have never used it because I LOVE books. I could never ever fully convert to an electronic device. I like the weight of a book in my handbag. I like the swish of the page, the smell of the paper. I love books.
I have the Kindle app however because if I can ever afford to go abroad again, I want to exchange the 10-12 books I take with me for a week's holiday and replace the extra luggage allowance with shoes. Mmmm shoes.
So what phone do you have and what applications do you use?
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Title: Rebel Rebel by David Bowie