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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Best Cell Phone I've Ever Owned

Okay, everyone calm down.  

Yes, Apple has just released a new iphone.  But instead of leading the herd in a unique and innovative direction, the folks in Cupertino seem to be following blindly along behind Samsung in a race to make ever-larger mobile phones; a race that can only end with all of us walking around with a tablet the size of a 1970s-era Boom Box resting between our shoulder and ear.

Those who know me know that I am sort of an Apple fanboy.  In fact, with the exception of our middle child who Prefers a Samsung Galaxy (he's always marched to the beat of a different drummer), all of the computers, tablets and phones in our household are made by Apple.

But I have a confession to make:

No cell phone I have ever owned has been nearly as reliable, durable, audible or pocket-able as the Motorola StarTAC I had in the late 90s.

Startac

In fact, if I could buy a brand new StarTAC today that would accept a modern CIM card and work with current cellular networks, I would retire my iPhone in a second! 

Seriously, tell me you don't miss the look and feel of the StarTAC... the way it rested perfectly between your shoulder and chin... and how at the end of a call you could snap it shut with a satisfying 'slap'.

So yeah, you were saying something about a new iPhone being released... ?

Posted by David Bogner on September 10, 2014 | Permalink

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I still have mine.

Posted by: dave | Sep 10, 2014 5:44:01 PM

Hey! You kids get off my lawn!

Et tu, David?

Posted by: antares | Sep 11, 2014 1:37:57 AM

Plus they were cool as they mimicked Star Trek communicators! (the original series ones)

Posted by: Michael | Sep 11, 2014 10:48:38 PM

Wife and I have flip phones for use as phones and ipod-touches for use as toys. Whatt can I say, I like my phones dumb and my women smart.

Posted by: Rich | Sep 14, 2014 5:50:07 AM

I loved my Razr. Same kind of flippy vibe, but without the cool retracting antenna.

Posted by: bratschegirl | Sep 16, 2014 4:27:34 AM

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