Phones cost money. A ‘good’ phone isn’t cheap. But are we using all that we pay for? Executive Vice President of T-Mobile, David Hytha was interviewed by EE Times, and he says “We are choking on technology”.
Right away I think about my current phone, the T-Mobile Sidekick II, and wish that it had more features. I want Bluetooth, an SD expansion slot, more downloadable ringtones, changeable wall paper, more 3rd party applications, a video player, better camera, WiFi, and my list just keeps on going. So What the heck is Hytha talking about when he says choking on technology? I’m in a desert and technology is my rationed water supply.
Then I give it a second thought, and recall a conversation I had one week ago with my father. He is upgrading his Sprint phone (which is about as old as me), and asks me which models to look at. “I just want a phone that can hold a charge, has big buttons, a screen that I can read, and speaker phone”, he says. I think to myself, if my father were locked somewhere and had my phone, he’d die of starvation before figuring out how to dial 911. Maybe David Hytha is right? Too much technology for the normal human being may be similar to too much clothes shopping for the tech geek.