I’m all for smart gadgets, but I still don’t know what I’d do when my old, but reliable @Motorola MotoRazr2 V9 finally says “goodbye.” Lately, I find myself charging it every day whereas before, it would happily stay charged for at least two days . . . granted I don’t use it for anything else but sending text messages.
Why feel so attached to an old phone, you might ask. Simple: it happily took ALL the photos I needed when I was in Tokyo nearly three years ago (samples here). The images are unbelievably clear. That’s nine days’ worth of photos, with at least 40 images taken each day. That’s a paltry number compared to what a digital camera can do, but that’s still a lot for a small – albeit powerful – phone.
The Razr2 V9 recorded many events for me during that trip, including two weddings: one traditional and one modern. A handy video recorder could easily do the same thing and even provide a high-definition output. But my phone carried on like a faithful companion who understands what a tourist-on-a-budget needs.
Unless I find a battery that can replace the current one, I’ll have to prepare for the inevitable: to scout for a new phone that can do what the Razr2 V9 can.
Personally, it could be a tough act to follow.