Goodbye to an old friend - hello to a new 'smart phone'
By andreakendall on Mar 17, 2008
Andrea Kendall has been a Graphics and User Interface programmer and designer for over 20 years. She is passionate about designing for the user and is currently working on implementing a Web 2.0 GUI using Woodstock.
Well after 10 long years of faithful service my Sharp Wizard died.
Things I don't like about the phone are:
- It can be hard to tell if you have closed a program (and it can only run so many)
- You have to go into another program to check for running programs and stop them (I do this every time I go to turn off the phone)
- It can be hard to tell if the actual phone is on or it is in flight mode
- It seems a little too easy to make a phone call when viewing contacts
- It does not come with enough memory to actually use the built in camera and run anything else
- The sales person told me it had everything it needed to back up the phone but it turned out I needed Outlook if running on Windows XP
Now to be fair the sales person did warn me that this was a more 'geeky' phone.
Yes, I could return the phone and exchange it for the Palm OS one but I figure I will get past the learning curve. However, it will never be the same as my Sharp Wizard..
So goodbye to an old friend.
Note: I can still turn on the old Sharp Wizard which I am doing because I have to get all the important data off it. The Sharp was so old it used a COM port and had proprietary software (long lost) to back up the data.