OK I have to make a confession. I posted previously about the cost of having extra things. I just bought one of those: a smartphone. Yes I have succumb to the temptation after holding out for so long.
I have wanted a smartphone for a long time. The reasons that stop me from getting one so far has been
1- my previous job did not allow me to have my phone with me during work hours
2- the cost of the phones and plans were pretty expensive
3- the phones were lacking some of the features that I would want to pay for - front facing camera for video chat, good picture taking response time, solidly develop apps were few.
However, in the recent few months, the technology seemed to have caught up what I have imagined in a personal communication device and plans are starting to come down a little in price. I had wanted to get the next gen iPhone. However, seeing that it's not 4G, I opted for the Galaxy S2 4G instead. I know that the technology is still new, but that's where the networks are headed. I don't always get the latest and the greatest, but in this case, I want my phone to be able to last me a good while before I upgrade. It's all about stretching the few bucks that I do spend.