Earlier this week I watched a Youtube video about Google visual search or Google Goggles. It was the last in a series of things that I had seen and read about droid as a Blackberry user. For years I have been a Blackberry guy, by far it was the undisputed Email king. The problem is Email is only a fraction of my social and business interaction today. I am very active on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. I’ve also found my Blackberry 8830 seriously lacking the power to handle a Twitter client and it’s really cramped my style in the R&D department. There are so many “Killer” apps out there right now, I don’t even know where to start, but I will say that I can now participate. Yesterday I called Verizon to find out what my upgrade options were and after a conversation with a representative at a local store I was set to go pick up a Motorola Droid today. It was not without some complication, apparently I had been given some incorrect information by a rep at the local Verizon store. Without getting into too fine of details I ended up asking for a regional managers phone number which the store manager promptly gave me and a $100 bump in the price was averted. Verizon did step up but not on the front lines, word to the wise – ask for a higher up manager if you’re not getting satisfaction on an issue. As of this moment I am the proud owner of a Motorola Droid phone and I am completely blown away by how cool this phone is. As a long time technology geek this is nothing short of a kid in the candy store experience for me. I intend to follow up this article with more information on what I’ve been able to do with the Droid that I feel will interest others.
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About Joe Hackman
In Joe's day job he helps manufacturers implement CIMCO Software. Living in the Sierra Foothills, blogging at least 1 time per year. ;)