March 12, 2007

Chances of getting lost... very slim.

Iíve had the same cell phone for almost three years now. I like it, itís plain and simple. Since I rarely use my phone for anything it suited me well. I didnít need nor want a camera on it or anything like that. Like all things, after time it started to malfunction. The battery wouldnít hold a charge and occasionally it wouldnít turn on or off, it would be stuck in a start up position where you couldnít do anything. Oh, and it was starting to work like a small heater. It would get up to temperatures that just wasnít right.

Ktreva wanted to get a new cellphone, she wanted something newer and more stylish. On lunch today we headed to the store we have our cell phones through. We walk in and Ktreva instantly finds a phone she likes. It has all the bells and whistles and gadgets that she wants. I other the other hand canít find anything I like. They either have too many gadgets and functions on them or they look god-awful. As I was looking around I saw one phone that advertised something that actually caught my attention. It had a GPS navigation system.

Folks, I love maps. Iím not ashamed to admit that I spend hours studying maps just so I can become more familiar with places. With this fascination comes another problem. I expect anyone on trips with me to have the same skills with and respect for maps. They hardly if ever do. Now I find a phone that will take the place of my unfit navigators. After looking, I found other phones that had this capability, but I didnít like the feel of them. So I ended up buying a phone that takes pictures, videos, can play music and a bunch of other stuff I will never use just for the navigation system.

On the way home from work I played with it, and let me tell you, it was great. It auto updates if I miss or make a wrong turn. Then it gave me voice warnings of pending turns and then telling me when to turn. With a push of a button it will map out where you are at. This has to be the best idea anyone has ever come up with for a phone. My father has one of those large GPS systems for vehicles and this works just like hisÖ only I canít talk to mine, and itís even more portable.

If you have Verizon, and a phone that can handle the VZ Navigator system, Iíd highly recommend looking into getting it.

Posted by Contagion in Compay/Product Reviews. at March 12, 2007 05:41 PM | TrackBack

Hopefully it works better than Yahoo Maps...

Posted by: Shadoglare at March 12, 2007 08:47 PM

I soooo want one of those. Hell - let's be honest....I sooooo NEED one of those!

Posted by: Tammi at March 13, 2007 05:42 AM

I have a Treo -which I LOVE - and I will be getting the Tom-Tom system for it soon. Driving around the Boston area I really need it.

Enjoy your new phone. :-)

Posted by: Teresa at March 13, 2007 03:21 PM