Cassie and I both purchased new cellphones last night.
We both got the LG Optimus-V, an Android 2.2 enabled phone with internet plans.
I’ve got the Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube and Gmail apps, and an app killer called Advanced Task Killer Free for shutting down processes running in the background.
I have never had a smartphone before.
I’ve gone from an old two way pager (which I loved), to a cellphone that could make and receive calls, to a cellphone that could make calls AND texts… that I never used to make texts.
It’s only in the last two weeks that I’ve ever even GOT text messages on my cell phone, and that’s only because I started using Twitter and started seeing replies on it.
So, this is a massive leap forward in technology for me, and I would appreciate your suggestions on what Apps you think would be useful, and why.
I’ve got a Google account now (my new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org), and based on the comments from my last post I’ll be getting the Google Reader App later and getting it set up. I haven’t used Google Reader before… we use a dedicated computer application called Feedreader. So that’ll be wierd, carrying my favorite blogs around with me.
It’s clearly a massively functional device, with mobile calendar, mail, internet, Twitter, and possibly even IM?
Lord help me, I’m becoming a mobile Bear.
Does a Bear tweet in the woods? Apparently, yes, yes he does.
So, I’m putting my incredible ignorance in your hands. Help guide me through the wilderness of stuffs to the useful things… or at least warn me about the pitfalls before I turn my phone into an expensive and shiny paperweight.