Off Topic Excitement, Technology Refresh!

Today is a big day harkening back to the first Star Wars action figure I received as a child.  This is huge, I am stoked!  My iPad 3 will be arriving today!  Previously, I bought a droid tablet because, well let’s be honest here, it was cheap, only $200.  Why bother with an iPad if I can get the same function for less money, right?  Well I should have known that the reason I love my third iteration of iPhone is because they build a great product that works reliably. 

The droid tablet, the Dell Streak, was to put it frankly, a piece of crap.  It was awkward and unusable.  If I left it off of the charger over night it would drain the battery and it did not recover well from full draining usually requiring me to find a paper clip to jam into the rest button.  Eventually I attached the paper clip to the power cord as I was frequently pressing the reset button when I was unable to revive the streak from its REM sleep.  After several months, I was able to download the Honeycomb flavor of the droid OS which made the screens a little more usable, but apps like twitter and Facebook were not as smooth and free-flowing as on my iPhone.  It all worked out in the end as Amazon bought my tablet for $150 in their buy back program, largely because I held on to the box.  At this point, it looks like a good idea to start doing that for all my toys in order to soften the upgrade costs.  Ahh, technology refresh is now more affordable!



About SQLGator

Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Florida Gator, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS4! I am a geek and SQL Server Business Intelligence Consultant, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on March 16, 2012, in Random Musings and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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