What Does My Mobile Phone Say About Me?

Recently,Β  I have been thinking about upgrading my current phone (a very plain Nokia) to something sexier, for the following reasons:

  1. My address book on the old phone is full – who should I delete next time I need to take a number?

  2. On the oldie, I cannot send text messages in Swedish (and to be honest barely in English)

  3. I only yesterday found out what it really means to BBM someone (for you who ase as ignorant as I was but to not dare to ask: Sending a Message to another BlackBerry owner – for free!)

  4. I have not updated my Twitter status for weeks now because of Internet fire walls

  5. I love to update my Twitter status

I guess it also helped when I came across this article on the effect your phone has on your “personal brand”. I was hoping my personal brand would be shaped by this blog and myself IRL, I must admit I never thought about whatΒ  people think when I drag out my “yesterday phone” and say YELLO?

Well, so far I have not seen too many raised eyebrows (maybe my personal brand fits like a glove with an old Nokia, haha) and my phone has been functional in that it does the “phone things” well – rings, dials, charges fast etc.

Also, I am never scared of being mugged, but rather pity the fool who will then be left with a well used low range Nokia and look forward to having a real reason to go buy a new mobile…

But lets entertain the thought that I need a new phone – which one goes with my image? A Chris Blattman iPhone, an Adventures From BlackBerry, a – who really has an – android (Graham?), a E.K. Bensah OGO device or something else?

Photo borrowed from Fonearena.

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  1. Oh, I do like the 5 megapixel camera! But the style…is it really me? is it not too masculine/dark/boring-looking ? πŸ™‚

  2. πŸ™‚ BBM is not for free really…the networks charge a monthly subscription fee for it…GHc35/GHc40 depending on which you’re on. But the Blackberry sports a dark/masculine look too… πŸ™ … you should think of an iPhone….those phones are sexy…but heavy on the pocket…we pray that the ‘twitter-ban’ will be lifted soon…

  3. Thanks Ebenezer for your well informed input. I should think of an iPhone, shouldn’t I? Thank you! πŸ™‚ And you know I am with you on the Twitter issue!