My phone doesn’t like to stay on anymore. Sometimes it can be on the charger for days and still not charge. It’s jacked up.
What I should have done was get a new phone once the old doohickey went haywire. But I didn’t want to drop
loot on a new device that was inadequate to my desires. I’m not an iPhone cat. The screen is too small. My eyes have dust on them so I insist on something Note 2-size and up. All year my communications have been suffering because I’m waiting for some big honkin’ screened phone to make everything all right in the world. That represents cold calls, casual calls, any communication that might further business but here I am rationing my wounded walkie’s power use. When it comes to phones, I am wary of that electronic curse of the new item coming out one second after you can’t return your recently purchased/recently obsolesced device.
Within professional imaging technology, it’s a bit opposite. You get the best you can afford. I look at my old XL1 which shoots worse than my son’s prosumer camera in terms of resolution and color fidelity. However, neither camera would be proper for a proper campaign. I laughed recently with a P.A. who had brought up some no name rapper was demanding that their white wall shoot was captured by a RED. The end result could have been shot with any new technology and the person wouldn’t have known the difference. A little bit of knowledge kind of thing… Gear chasing is a bottomless pit. I’m a fan of rent per gig now.
Anyway, assuming my carrier is stupid enough to float my bill a little longer Samsung and HTC are rumored to announce and release new big boy phones this month of September.
I’m interested in using some of the new camera to phone connection options and develop some applications. Also, the audio peripherals have multiplied quite a bit since my phone was introduced. As I’m doing more documentary work recently, it would be cool to add one of those IK Multimedia rigs or the like to the mix. So Samsung, HTC, or some unknown competitor, hurry your ass. New or not, I still won’t look at your damn text messages.