Thursday my LG EnvyVX990 (Jenna's hand me down phone) died. The final twist of the wire would not get the phone to recharge. I should have been doing my analysis/paralysis when the trouble first appeared about a year ago. Instead, I assumed my careful jiggling of the wire could continue indefinitely to charge the declining Lithium Ion battery.
My time had run out. So I just went to the Verizon store and without a great deal of thought purchased the HTC 6990LVW Windows 8 4G phone. Today was spent "moving" into the phone - contacts, calendar, apps, etc.
Now I can be like everyone else - staring continuously at my phone. Or as the CNBC Anchor Bernard Lo (who apparently doesn't own a smart phone) said - "Oh all those iphone smart phone users who at lunch are constantly looking up the answer to a disputed question to be smart - I don't call them smart - I call them Smart Alec's."
And why did I pick a Windows phone - the lowest market share phone device?
To be a Smarter Alec :)
PS. Yes Ellen - your Dad no longer has a "loser phone".