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Nexus 4…

I accidentally bought a Nexus 4…

I had been thinking about getting a new phone for some time and the talk of the Nexus 4 peaked my interest. Even so, I’m one of those rare people that prefers a small phone and typically uses a mobile phone as just a phone. I always have a computer and tablet with me, so a smart phone is rarely useful to me.

The accident happened when I checked out the Nexus 4 online and it was sold out. I put my name down to be notified when it came back in stock, just for the hell of it. A couple of weeks later I got an email saying it was now available. Before I knew it I frantically opened a browser and placed an order, for fear it would sell out again. Only after I hit submit did I stop to consider whether I actually need a smartphone…

So yesterday it turned up. I chopped up my sim to make it into a micro-sim and put it in the phone. After logging into my Google account, the phone churned away for a few minutes and I was left with a new phone with all the same apps as my Nexus 7. It was at that point I got kinda bored with it.

My apathy is nothing to do with the phone itself. It’s amazing. It’s just I’ve been using the Nexus 7 for a while now and the Nexus 4 is just a smaller tablet that happens to have a phone built in. It’s not exactly new to me, if you see what I mean.

I guess one of two things will happen next. Either I will hardly ever use the device and keep reaching for my Nexus 7, or I will use the Nexus 7 a little less often and use the phone a bit more.

I joked on twitter that I should buy a Nexus 10 and a Chromebook to prove I don’t need those either… :)

Cheers

Tim…

PS. My next visit to airport security is going to be funny. Laptop, tablet, bit phone, kindle, external hard drive etc.


Nexus 4… was first posted on December 29, 2012 at 11:35 am.
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