June 4 08

i need this.


(i bet you thought it was going to be something a little less gadget-oriented, eh? well, clearly, you don’t know me. i’m a techno-gadget-needing freak. remember when i NEEDED an ipod touch? and a wii? and a new camera? and a new laptop? i can’t help it, i’m my father’s daughter…only i didn’t need a laserdisk player like he did. bwah)

i know what you’re thinking…trust me, i’ve heard all the arguments before..

women don’t even answer their cell phones. (did you ever think that maybe i’m not answering on purpose?) you have an ipod touch. you can check your email on that. (oh, wait, slow down. sure, i could. if i could ever find me some wifi that works. so far, the only two reliable places in this city are in the parking lot at my kids’ school and in my own driveway) it’s expensive. (come on. surely it can’t be that expensive. private school tuition is expensive. this is a mere blip.)

you don’t need it. okay, this one may be true. i don’t need it. i REALLY don’t NEED it.

but i sure want it. i want to be able to pin my friends to tell them that the technician couldn’t flipping find my appendix on the ultrasound. and i want to be able to check my work and personal emails all the time – they are VERY important, you know. and i want to be able to update my twitter friends that i’m at the health card office and a homeless dude just came and sat down next to me. and use the internet. (i can’t even tell you how many times i need access to imdb.com during the day…trust me. it’s a lot) and did i mention the pretty? it’s just so pretty. and the camera. so i don’t have to swear and wish i had a camera when the old lady with the blue hair – with a finger in each nostril- crosses the street.

fuck this. why do i NEED to NEED it? i’m 30! i’m employed (thrice over, actually)! i’m an independent woman! i should just go out and buy one! and this just isn’t going to cut it anymore…

(but, then again, remember how i almost got divorced when i bought my wii??)

(what kind of phone do you have? do you love it? hate it? do you covet the blackberry like i do?)

(oh, ps, i’m having a contest over at my Juice site! it’s for a Luminato prize pack worth almost $200! come on over and enter! all you have to do is guess where my first touristy Toronto visit was!)

(oh, also, thanks for being worried for me yesterday. xray was clear..and my iud is properly in place. awesome. and the results of the ultrasound were inconclusive…since they couldn’t find my appendix. so, i went for bloodwork this morning. and i choked up trying to give a urine sample. the pressure! i feel like i’m on House!)

  1. I want a blackberry pearl like a fat kid wants cake! I have zero need for it, but I WANT it. I currently have a Samsung U740, it is no blackberry.

    Comment by Dawn on June 4, 2008
  2. I actually don’t even have a cell phone right now, but I’d like to get one. iPhones are coming to Canada via Rogers this summer, so I’ll check out the cost when they make their appearance. Because I also have to check imdb.com multiple times a day!

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    Comment by Assertagirl on June 4, 2008
  3. I’ve got a Sony Ericsson w810i… it came with a 1GB and a 4GB MS Pro Duo, thereby replacing my iPod for me (since it plays mp3s). I covet the K850i for its 5GB camera (seriously… 5GB can do an 8×10 print) but won’t get it until my current contract expires (Feb 2010) and something better has been released.

    They’re rolling out Blackberries at work right now (curves), and I’m deciding whether or not I want one. (The debate is because I know myself, and if the damn thing bleep bleeps at 10.20pm with a work email, I’m going to read it and probably need to respond to it in order to be able to sleep later on.) The problem is, like you, I am a gadget whore, so a new toy is enticing. (Plus, being able to join twitter – I haven’t because most of my thoughts are when I’m not on the PC – which is like giving me another hole in the head, would be cool.)

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on June 4, 2008
  4. OMG, I want it too! Actually, I want an iPhone, but I don’t know if I could justify the cost. But the Blackberry, well it is through my phone provider and is cheaper than the iPhone and means I don’t have to switch networks.

    But sadly, I’m not eligible for a new phone until Nov. Boo.

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    Comment by Kristabella on June 4, 2008
  5. my cell is ancient! I’d love the iphone or bb… I live just down the road from RIM…oohhhh, jealaous!?!?

    Comment by Holly on June 4, 2008
  6. I have a Curve from work and I love it. I love that I know what to expect when I get into the office and just because an email comes in at 11pm doesn’t mean I respond (it depends what it’s about) but I CAN and therefore often avoid a panic attack when I get to work in the morning. I like being reachable. But yes, I am addicted. If that little red light is blinking…I MUST check it. The browser isn’t the best (it can be slow) but I use it ALOT and it’s handy, as is the GPS since I’m always lost.

    Comment by Joscelyn on June 4, 2008
  7. As you may know, I just went through getting a new phone, because mine got…well…wet, let’s say. I too would LOVE to have a blackberry, and I TRIED to get hubby to agree…. Couldn’t justify the $40/mos data fee. So instead I got the LG slider, in pink. And I am quite happy with it. So my next contract upgrade will be in….2011? Hmph.

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    Comment by Jay on June 4, 2008
  8. I am in the middle of trying to figure out which gadget would be best for me right now. I got a raise and hubby said to go ahead and get the smart phone I’ve been wanting so now I’m trying to figure out what’s best for me – a Blackberry or a regular cell phone upgrade + the iPod touch. Actually the iPod touch + regular cell would be cheaper for me in the long run, but I just can’t decide.

    You don’t like your iPod touch I take it?

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    Comment by Meredith on June 4, 2008
  9. Okay, so do you have an iPhone? And it doesn’t do email with out wifi?? I’m confused. Had been thinking about an iPhone, but don’t have a mac.

    Have an LG basic phone with Verizon, but I really want the new phone verizon puts out with flip up thingy for typing underneath. Husband has blackberry, and his work email is just annoying all night long…

    But I hear you on the need to contact IMDB.com at all hours of my waking day.

    Comment by Good&Crazy on June 4, 2008
  10. I have a blackberry and love love love it! I actually got a great deal on mine. AT&T wireless gives me a phone allowance every 18 months (you have to renew your contract each time to get it). So I used the specified amount and paid the $29 extra for my blackberry. It was around Christmas time so they had a lot of great deals.

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    Comment by Kelly on June 4, 2008
  11. I want one too! But I want work to pay for it.

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    Comment by metro mama on June 4, 2008
  12. I absolutely covet the Blackberry Curve! I just can’t bring myself to justify the extra costs on the already high cell phone bill, though. My next upgrade is in a year. Maybe I can talk myself into it by then. LOL 🙂

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    Comment by celticbuffy on June 4, 2008
  13. The new iPhone is coming out next week and I might buy it, but I’m trying to figure out how to afford one without hooking.

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    Comment by kirida on June 4, 2008
  14. Nokia E61i- With Exchange I get BBerry-esque coverage without the huge data plan…

    Comment by Noah on June 4, 2008
  15. I have a Treo and hate it (work gave it to me). I would much prefer a Blackberry.

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    Comment by Chantal on June 4, 2008
  16. I love my BlackBerry.

    Two things, though, from a CrackBerry addict to a n00b:

    1) The mobile Twitter apps are difficult to get working on the Curve for some reason. I’ve been trying a few of them out for a couple of days and I’m stuck going to the website and updating there; but on the mobile site you can’t see the list of just the people who have replied to you. An inconvenience, but not something to avoid the phone over.

    2) RIM is coming out with a 3G network enabled Blackberry model later this summer: faster internet connection. So just wait a couple of months.

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    Comment by Backpacking Dad on June 4, 2008
  17. i don’t have a cell phone.and i don’t want one.omg its bad enough having one in the house but one thats with you every freakin place you go.hell no!

    Comment by LAVENDULA on June 4, 2008
  18. I have a Nokia 6682 smart phone and I love it. Well I loved it until the new wore off and better things came out and now I lust after an iPhone and that Blackberry. And seriously, why DO we have to prove that we NEED this stuff? I have an illness that requires the latest and greatest techie gadgets, that’s why I NEED it!

    Comment by AJ on June 4, 2008
  19. I currently rock a white, Samsung flip phone circa 2001. The most interesting thing it does is only hold a charge for approximately 25 minutes.

    I want an iphone. In an almost obsessive sort of way.

    Comment by The Over-Thinker on June 4, 2008
  20. You really are my twin! Matthew is always giving me a hard time about the gadgets I “need”

    I would LOVE a crackberry. I, um, have a pink Razr. Heh.

    Comment by Angella on June 4, 2008
  21. I have a Samsung u-740 in black (apparently they also make silver); it flips up both like a regular phone AND up like a texting phone would. Which is really useful since instead of big buttons it has a keyboard, complete with a space bar and all that jazz. There’s a NumLock and a Shift key for when things are typed in.

    I want an iPod Touch, if only so I can have an iPod to watch my movies and shows downloaded from iTunes on it.

    ALso, if ye was on House, likely you would be in a hospital bed, with House asking you when the last time you did cocaine was.

    Comment by Mari on June 4, 2008
  22. I currently have an iphone but I hate it. There is no multi-media messaging, the calendar sucks, etc. BUT…I used to have a Palm Treo and I loved it! It’s the best thing ever!

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    Comment by Lottifish on June 4, 2008
  23. Have it. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It has GPS and that item alone was worth it.It also has PTT and blackberry messenger which I use all the time with my older daughter and husband.

    Comment by northportmom on June 4, 2008
  24. I covet an iPhone more than the Blackberry. However, I’ll probably actually be able to afford the Blackberry before an iPhone.

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    Comment by Jennifer on June 4, 2008
  25. I want a new cell phone so badly but I can’t justify it because I simply do NOT NEED ONE. I don’t use mine enough…but holy crap…do I want a new one…

    Comment by mamatulip on June 4, 2008
  26. I just got the Palm Centro, it’s awesome (has a cool touch screenwith the stylis thingy)I love it and so much cheaper then the iphone…

    Comment by Shelly on June 4, 2008
  27. mm hugh laurie.
    i have a plain ol LG .. something or other, i can’t even find it on the website because it’s so old. hahah. and i’ve been thinking lately that i also neeeed one of those and am now even more convienced that i can’t find my current cellphone online and the charger is giving out. LET’S GET THEM TOGETHER. (and just not tell your husband [:)

    Comment by Shannon on June 4, 2008
  28. I have a Blackberry Curve (the red one). And it is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Really. I love it.

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    Comment by Shamelessly Sassy on June 4, 2008
  29. I have a Samsung Alias that I love. That phone looks adorable and you definetly deserve it!

    Comment by Miss on June 4, 2008
  30. If my husband wouldn’t kill me, I’d totally give you my iTouch. He bought it for me for our anniversary, but I have no idea why. I haven’t used my Nano in 7 months. Why would I need a better iPod? I think the doofus knew I wouldn’t use it and wanted it for himself.

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    Comment by Burgh Baby on June 4, 2008
  31. I have the BlackBerry World Edition, which I LOVE despite a few flaws, because I can use it all over the world. I still want an iPhone, though, and covet all of my friends’ (I’m all about keeping up with the Jonese, not gonna lie).

    I also have a Wii — hey, we can play each other over the Internets! Have you broken down and bought Mario Kart yet? SO FUN. Or the Wii Fit? I’ve yet to try that one.

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on June 4, 2008
  32. I was going to ask if you can get an iPhone in Canada, but I saw Assertagirl’s comment. You should totally get an iPhone. I BIG PUFFY HEART my iPhone.

    You can check your email and get online using your cell phone signal, you don’t have to have wi-fi.

    And it’s the best thing EVAH.

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    Comment by Sadie on June 4, 2008
  33. I have a Blackberry Curve and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I have never loved a phone before… I feel almost silly even admitting it… but I do, I LOVE this phone. I had a Treo before that was OK. But the features on the Blackberry Curve are awesome! GREAT post!
    – Audrey

    Comment by Audrey on June 4, 2008
  34. so bizarre that they couldn’t find your appendix…. Sooooo HOUSE! I hope you’re feeling better today.

    I had something like that, too. went to hospital and…nothing. i was 18. they said it was cysts popping? Common, I hear….

    love me some pinkberry. blackberry pearl. but want big keyboard next time. smarttype gets a bit annoying, and embarrassing if you don’t proofread….

    twitter has been sucking for IM lately. so you;re not missing anything on that front right now….

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    Comment by Haley-O on June 4, 2008
  35. My husband got me a blackberry almost four years ago and I got rid of it a year ago (after rogers upgraded me for free twice!). I missed it so much, honestly I cried when I gave it up…but my bills became so expensive that it was ridiculous. They are the greatest invention, and I would get one again in a heartbeat if money was no object.

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    Comment by porter on June 4, 2008
  36. Uhhhh…. what’s a cell phone?

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    Comment by Britt on June 4, 2008
  37. An ipod touch?! I still use my walkman! Ha!

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on June 5, 2008
  38. I say GET IT! Then I can leave through you and your bliss.

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    Comment by gorillabuns on June 5, 2008
  39. I get the needs all the time with stuff. Just happened with a Coach purse and wallet I saw in the store. I HAD to get it and almost had to sell my soul to make it happen. But it’s mine now and soooo pretty. Now I want an Ipod Touch and Blackberry after reading this post.

    Comment by BlondeBlogger on June 5, 2008
  40. I want one of them tooo!!! we have shite phones here in NZ. mine is a sharp. it’s very lame. it does the basics. when i go to the UK next year I am going to get myself a blackberry. they are so beautiful!

    Comment by Bronnie on June 5, 2008
  41. Must you take EVERY FREAKIN’ opportunity to stress that you are 30? Stop right now and go to the mirror and admire your taut neck. That is an order. And you must respect your elders!!!

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    Comment by Di on June 5, 2008
  42. I have the LG spin phone. Hate it. What I really want is the Palm Centro but it’s not in Canada yet and who knows when/if it will ever be. See I’m addicted to the palm desktop software so still carry an ancient Palm for all my contacts and calendar and really hope something Palm yet cool comes to Canada before mine dies!

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    Comment by KathyM on June 5, 2008
  43. Sean and I each have one and we LOVE them and don’t think we could be without them.
    I had Cam at hockey last night and was able to pin Sean throughout the entire game what was going on.
    I’ve been sending him the same pin every 15 minutes with the info on the jeans I want him to pick up for me today.

    GET IT!

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    Comment by Christine on June 5, 2008
  44. I’m feeling oddly aroused.

    Comment by Karl on June 5, 2008
  45. Definitely want one… makes me feel a little tingly inside just looking at it. Mr Babbler recently got one of those and I have The Envy.

    Right now I have a crappy old Samsung cell phone that doesn’t even have Bluetooth, although my car does. Wah wah, me.

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    Comment by b*babbler on June 6, 2008
  46. Yep, you totally need it. But also check out the Blackjack II. Got one a few weeks ago and it’s awesome.

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    Comment by Chris Cactus on June 6, 2008
  47. OOooo, I thought about one of those.Then I oooogled the Blackjack II and then – my husband and friends talked me into an IPHONE. (believe me, it didn’t take much) And I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Best thing I’ve ever had.

    Oh, and good luck with the appendix thing.

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    Comment by Lori on June 7, 2008
  48. I have a pink Razr and have loved it. I rarely make calls, but I text like crazy and use it to check email. And…it’s PINK.

    I bought my husband an ENv when he needed an upgrade and I love that flip-up qwerty keyboard.

    Would love a blackberry but so far can’t justify the added expense. Keep hoping they will come down in price when something newer and fancier comes out.

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    Comment by Kathy on June 7, 2008
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