Casualhoya's New Cellphone: REVEALED!

Last week I asked you, the loyal followers of THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON, for your keen insight to help guide me on my journey to replace my beloved Blackberry Bold. 

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The ref is way out of position.  via www.freakingnews.com  

My decision to part with my Blackbery Bold as detailed in last week's missive left me with 3 reasonable options in my mobile device free agency: 1) stick with my current AT&T and get the new Blackberry Bold with the trackpad instead of trackball, 2) stick with AT&T and upgrade to the new and exciting and soon-to-be recalled iPhone 4, or 3) sign a frontloaded offer sheet with Verizon and be a guinea pig to the new Droid X from Motorola. 

After numerous phone calls to various service providers and conversations with telecommunications device experts in which I peppered them with my very specific needs, one phone began to rise above the rest.  And after 195 votes and 30+ comments from you, the VERDICT IS IN.

New casual mobile device revealed after The Jump!:

In this summer I have decided to take my talents to VERIZON, and have purchased the freshly launched Motorola DROID X.

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The 1st picture taken with my new Droid X. 

The new Droid X is easy to type on, incorporates the majestic Swype technology and has a casual predictive type thingy that automatically pulls up about a dozen word options for you once you start to type letters which makes texting faster.  The biggest fear I had, mainly not being able to type a damn thing accurately without throwing the phone out the window, appears to have been calmed. 

My documentation needs (I take a boatload of pics) are being met by the device's whopping 8 megapixel camera (and HD video) which is allowing me to document with the excellent clarity and subtle artistry that I am accustomed to.    

The Apps available are endless, and in the fall I look forward to watching live NFL games on it while mobile Skyping with aliens while blogging about Henry Sims, and since it is a Google phone all of Google's vast upside: GMail, Google Talk, Google Maps (it's the best), and Latitude run seamlessly and with great vigor.  The phone also acts as its own Wi-fi hotspot, but I have no idea what that means. 

I've only had the damn thing for a couple of hours and it will probably take me MONTHS to unleash its full force and capability, but for now I am convinced I have found what I was looking for.  I will take this opportunity to note that I will indeed miss Blackberry Messenger, a program on which I have virtually lived for the past 2 years, but since it's basically the same thing as texting but to a secret group of weirdos who have PIN numbers, I should be able to overcome any lingering side effects from my separation relatively soon.

The new Droid X.

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES, EPIC POWER. CASUAL EXCELLENCE.

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