And I could not resist. I have had a T-Mobile G2 for almost two years now. It’s been a solid little phone with a good keyboard and Android 2.3. For the past few months, I’ve been getting notices from T-Mobile that I’m eligible for a phone upgrade. Nothing has really interested me, except for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Note 2. They are both lovely devices on paper but neither one has a physical keyboard. (There is nothing more frustrating tome than trying to type on an iPhone screen.)

The Note 2 is affectionately called a “Phablet,” a strange lovechild of a phone and a tablet. The screen on this phone is 5.5″. It’s quite the monster and dwarves most of my other friend’s phones. The G2 with the heavy-duty case I use is like a small brick. I’ve been intrigued by the size (either love it or hate it, according to reviews) and also that the phone has a styles (S pen) that uses technologies developed by Wacon. Very very interesting. But would the phone be too big or feel awkward? Could I stand typing on the screen?

One of my friends from work and I went to the T-Mobile store during lunch to check out the S3 and Note 2. I was very impressed with the device. It felt so light. The G2 seemed a brick. The Note 2 did fit in my back pocket and was incredibly responsive. So fast (quad cores will do that). Really lovely device.

T-Mobile is having a sale on the Samsung phones this weekend. Oh my. I shall be so very tempted.

Kim (Ceffyl)

Writing rider.


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