I resisted getting a cell phone of any kind as long as I could, and when I did finally submit to the shackles of this modern device, it was solely for work purposes—to better know and understand the smartphone market. Or so I told myself. The problem is, I like technology and shiny new toys. I've had my Motorola Droid for just over six months now, and it's hard to believe how insidiously it has invaded every corner of my life.
When I first got my Droid (which, in Star Wars–fashion, I call NineTee), I made a point of testing out the variety of pre-installed apps—camera, navigation, email, of course. I downloaded a few apps from the Android Market just to see how that works—DroidLight by Motorola, Documents to Go by DataViz (recently purchased by RIM), some games. And I made a point of trying out Facebook for Android to see how the social networking thing would work through the mobile device.
But at least initially, I approached this as an experiment that would help me in my work life. I didn't, as a matter of course, carry NineTee with me all the time. Outside of working hours, I would pick it up if I wanted specifically to test something, or perhaps to play a game to pass some time. You know, it was a tool to be used as necessary.Now here we are, six months on, and the picture is quite different....More