The FedEx guy dropped by the house this afternoon and left a tidy little package on my doorstep. And no, it wasn’t a flaming bag of dog poop. Since my dogs were going ape shit, I decided to leave the package outside until the boys went back to destroying the house. About fifteen minutes later, I was sitting at my desk, and I realized that the only reason I’d be receiving a package is – wait for it! – because my brand new Sprint Power Vision Phone had arrived!
The package was a lot simpler than I had expected, containing only a pre-activated phone and a one-page explanation of the package contents. I think there was something in there about an instruction booklet, but seeing how I’m a dude, I’m still not really sure what one of those looks like. Needless to say, I busted open the package with semi-reckless abandon, promptly revealing my Samsung MM-A920 super-badassophone:
- The exterior color is a steely metallic navy blue, somewhat reminiscent of a James Bond-driven Aston Martin. Sadly, I think this is a thinly-veiled attempt to draw your attention away from the sluggish broadband connection.
- Actually, I kind of lied with that last sentence. In truth, sites that are optimized for mobile displays load up pretty quickly, nearly satisfying my “let me see that SOB now” tendencies. I’ve accessed the internet on a previous generation GSM phone, and it was a three-toed sloth by comparison.
- The screen resolution and brightness on this puppy are both total highlights. Samsung has also thrown in lots of extra, do-nothing goodies, among them a multicolor phone number display. Oooh. Aahhh.
- The camera is pretty decent at 1.3 megapixels. At this point, you can almost tell the difference between a pimple and a nipple. Almost.
When I get stuck somewhere sucky in public, I’ll be sure to check out more features (like the freaking TV!). Until then, I’ll stay right here on my laptop wondering why in the hell anyone would actually choose to get info delivered to them on a 1.2″ x 2.2″ screen.
Note to self: get one of those bluetooth headsets so people will always think you’re walking around talking to yourself.