Another phone bites the dust

August 21st, 2011

At the end of 2010, I posted a requiem for RIM, noting the end of an era, as I switched to a Droid Pro. The Droid Pro looked so much better before I dropped it, and shattered the screen on the sidewalks of Columbus, Ohio last night. Epic fail. This continues a lineage of smart phones that I’ve cracked over the years:

I bought my first Pocket PC Laptop, a Jornada 820 in 2000 and used it throughout Junior and Senior year of High School to take notes in class. Yeah, even back then I was playing solitaire in class. Sadly, though, like any 17 year old, I kept my Jornada in my backpack and I sat on it in gym class once. That cracked the screen.

But that wasn’t the only PDA I broke. When I was a Sophomore in 1999 I also had a Palm Pilot IIIe I won in a web design competition. I kept it in my pocket. When I sat down, I cracked the screen. But wait there’s more.

After I destroyed the Palm, I ordered a Compaq iPaq off ebay. This PDA didn’t even make it to my pocket. As I was taking it out of the box, I dropped it, and cracked the screen.

Most recently, while I was doing a JoshCast with Tim Sandefur, I dropped an actual phone onto my blackberry, thus cracking its screen. If you listen closely, you can hear the thud. If you watched the video, you could see the pissed off look on my face.

It looks worse than it is. The phone still works. I’ve also ordered a replacement screen, which should arrive later this week. I should be able to swap it myself.