When I told her, she immediately groaned. "Oh, not that one! I had to take mine back after two weeks when the battery died."
Well, I was stubborn and clung to what little functionality I could use on the thing but I always had troubles with it freezing, applications crashing and the battery needing to be plugged in almost permanently.
Now that I have my new Galaxy Note 3 Android Cell phone with lots and lots of memory (only 32 Gig plus a 32 Gig chip inserted) I have none of the problems I used to have.
What I especially like:
- single touch answer phone that bypasses the password and when you hang up sends you back to the password screen. This means anyone can answer and I don't have to struggle to figure out what I'm supposed to do next
- I can delete message conversations
- typing mode has guess words although it dumps my word half the time (see what I don't like next)
- download of apps from many places including play store
- long battery life
- camera and video mode, and in enhanced mode, it will zoom up and down
- easy to define settings
- I can actually hear most voices
- screen where I can dump apps that I don't like
- maps--we're always trying to find the right road so this helps us a lot in Florida since we're still relatively new
What I don't really like:
- a lot of the time I can't rotate the keyboard to enter text with the larger letters
- guess mode replaces my words (I finally figured out it saves what I type so with one touch it will go back to what I wanted)
- the big ad on the front page (did I ask for that?)
- my apps work quickly and easily
So what Apps help a writer? Here is my basic list:
- Trip Advisor
- Kindle Reader
- Urban Spoon
With these apps, I can do some of my background social media work on the road, saying hi, clicking like, sharing cool messages, taking photos and coding them, and entering reviews. There's often a lot of wasted time in the car anyway, so might as well get it done.