I was pretty excited about it. It was reasonably priced and we both showed each other our fraying purse straps to convince each other we were justified. After PacSun I asked to visit the Verizon store because I'm so over my phone (as I always am 6 months into it). My contract is up in the fall, November I think, so a new phone has been on my mind. I really want a slide phone but up until last night I had never seen Verizon carry them. So we went in there and played around for a while. I found three slide phones that are in the running, but I think I've made my decision based on the comparison charts and Cnet reviews. Here they are:
The biggest advantage here-- super skinny. It's the tallest of the three I looked at, but I could let that "slide" (get it? ha! sorry). I've always been a small phone person. If I'm going somewhere and I don't want to carry my purse, I want to be able to drop my phone into my pocket and not worry. Major points for this one. Only question mark is that it's a Motorola. I had one of these when I very first got a cell phone (Motorola StarTac), but that was 10 years ago and we know how phones have changed. I've heard a lot of people complain about their Razrs, and I don't want to deal with a problematic phone. Another bonus though-- much better battery life than the other two.
All three phones are marketed for viewing V-Cast mobile TV, something I'd never use. But at least they'll have a really pretty screen. After reading the reviews I think I'd go with the Motorola for the skinny factor, longest battery life, and best camera (though, no flash). We'll see what else Verizon comes out with between now and the end of my contract. These phones could be dinosaurs in 6 months, after all.
After shopping I went back to Amberly's for a little bit and played MarioKart on the Wii with the kids. It was more of a challenge than I thought! Leo was so funny. He always wanted to be either a character named Rosalina (who he called "Wosa weena") or the little mushroom guy, Toad (who he called "Toast"). He says Rosalina is beautiful, that's why he picks her... too cute!
Anyway, tomorrow will be visiting the moms of course. We agreed to split the day- morning at Josh's parents, afternoon at mine. I think it will work out well. Then it will be back to the work week. I've got two more weeks until Memorial day, and then 3 weeks after that.... YAY!