Buying a cell phone sometimes involves considering a whole lot of disparate features. Do you need to check email messages, surf the web, make phone calls, IM, text message, play games? Can you use the phone as a modem or maybe a dessert topping?
For a variety of reasons, most notably Bluetooth so I can sync to my Powerbook, I have a Motorola V551.
I’m adding a new qualification to its list of uses — washability.
After realizing it was left behind in a side pocket to some shorts twirling in a washing machine, I had assumed the worst and began searching the web for my next phone. A couple of hours in front of a fan after rescue the screen came back. Gradually, over the past week, as various droplets of moisture evaporated from its innards, greater functionality returned.
Today, I believe everything is working and the whites have never looked so bright and fresh.