Recently, I have been thinking about upgrading my current phone (a very plain Nokia) to something sexier, for the following reasons:
My address book on the old phone is full – who should I delete next time I need to take a number?
On the oldie, I cannot send text messages in Swedish (and to be honest barely in English)
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!)
I have not updated my Twitter status for weeks now because of Internet fire walls
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 what 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.