I received a new phone yesterday and I might have to go take some sort of advanced geek mobile phone course in order to use it. This phone seems to have more gadgets and technology on it than my desktop. I look at the instruction manual (the first step to defeat) and it turns out that it's not the instruction manual at all, but the preamble to the instruction manual. The instruction manual is actually a pdf file on a cd that comes with the phone. Alright, so I throw that in the computer and start looking around. 1 million options and I'm only going to be using 6. Besides being able to play mp3s, take pictures, and record videos, there is the direct connect and also a direct talk that turns the phone into a regular walkie talkie that has a 6 mile max range and doesn't use towers. It also has that rotten tooth thing on it. What the hell is that for? It has a gps on it in case I ever have to call in an air strike, it's only giving me lat/long and games that just tease you with the demos and want you to buy the whole game so that you can play more than three hands of poker or 1 hole on the golf course. I think this might be a sign that I'm getting old. If I pick up a phone and can't figure out how to use with out the help of my computer then I must be a relic. On a good note though, I do look super important with it on my belt.
Also, now that I have a phone that plays mp3s; do I have to walk around and look like I'm having a grand mal seizure, only pausing to answer the phone?