Technology-induced mini-breaks

Earlier this week, I was particularly grateful that I had made the switch from a BlackBerry to a Droid. That's not to say I hadn’t been happy about the switch before. It’s quite handy to have a Droid, with its fully-functional Internet, while sitting in a partner’s office on a conference call. In fact, my Droid often lets me browse the Internet faster than my desktop computer will (as does my iPad, but that’s a story for another day). Don’t get me started about how awesome it is to be able to get usable directions and turn-by-turn navigation on my phone.  And, the Droid Pro’s tiny, green alert light is infinitely less jarring than the giant, red flashing light on my old BlackBerry Curve. That said, there were things that I missed about my BlackBerry. I missed the seamless calendar synching. I missed the totally reliable, instantaneous email service. And I missed its ability to vibrate so loudly that, even if I had left it on vibrate (which I nearly always did), I could still hunt it down by calling from another phone. My Droid, while awesome, acts more like a PC. Its battery life could be better. It has occasional kinks that need be worked out. It likes to be updated frequently. Sometimes, it stops automatically loading my work email.

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