When I think of gifts for men in general, I think of gadgets and something techie. Just like diamonds are a girl’s best friend and cars are a man’s best friend, there are gifts that are suited for the sexes. While buying my husband’s dream car for Father’s Day would be nice, it’s not something realistic for our pocket-less book. So what are options B, C, and D?
With the economy in a recovery state, where the damage has been done, most consumers are purchasing gifts that are not only pleasurable but also functional, necessary, and usable on a daily basis. For me, there are a couple criterias to be met when purchasing anything, especially gifts. This Father’s Day, I have a couple things I am going by:
- Price has to be right. Preferably on sale.
- Something that I know my husband will really like, but something I will equally love (possibly borrow from him and make it cost effective).
- The gift has to be something that can be used on daily basis.
- Whatever my children and I decide to get, it has to be memorable.
So with all this in mind, I thought it was about time for my husband to put his scratched-up/drop-kicked Blackberry to rest and possibly move on to a better, faster, and hipper phone. With phone companies constantly trying to out-do and 1-up eachother, buying a new phone is like buying a new car (maybe even harder). Making the right decision for that perfect phone has become harder than ever.
Recently, I was able to test the new HTC HD2 from T-Mobile. A very stylish smartphone that, I have to say, outdoes the design on the iPhone (trust me, I’ve compared it visually with my friend’s iPhone). Besides the design of the phone, I love that the screen is large, like 4.3 inches large. At first, I was overwhelmed with everything that was on the phone and was scared to touch anything because I didn’t know where to start.
As usual, the first thing I did was call some of my friends. At the end of the day, I am buying a phone and it has to have good call quality. I am happy to say that my friend on the other line said, “you sound so clear, what did you do?” and I could hear her very clearly that it put me at ease to know that I didn’t have hearlingloss. Next, I tried out the camera. I have children, so having the convenience of a good camera at the tip of my fingers it a definite must. The picture quality was impressive!
Living in today’s social media age, good internet (connect directly or through Opera Browser), direct Facebook and Twitter touchscreen access, and having Youtube Mobile is more than a convenience, it’s a necessity. Having those options on the touchscreen page, saved me time and energy. Plus, everything on the phone is superfast! I tried using the GPS system and couldn’t figure it out because I was too lazy to look at the instruction manuals. However, looking at how nice the phone rolled with me, I’m sure the GPS was a smooth operator as well.
Now, the smartphone has tons of other things. The video camera, Blockbuster eReader, Marketplace, MobiTV, Guitar Hero, and the list goes on and on. The phone is a little handheld computer/camera/camcorder/television/shopper/phone that comes to life with the tap or touch of your fingers. Pretty much, you can have your whole life stored in it without having to go elsewhere.
I have to admit that I am sucker to visually appealing phones. Don’t call me vain, I just love things that look just so. Since I am a T-Mobile customer, this phone is definitely high on my list for a Father’s Day gift. Don’t get your father another boring tie this year!!!
(Disclosure: T-mobile provided me with a review unit (loaner) & wireless service free of charge for a 2 week period for review purposes. This review is based solely on my personal opinion and experience and results may vary person to person.)
NEWSBREAK!!! T-Mobile wants to make your Father’s Day extra special. Say goodbye to the boring tie and give your dad a phone that’s fly!! On Saturday June 19th, 2010 for ONE DAY ONLY, EVERY PHONE IN THE STORE WILL BE FREE (*certain conditions to be met)!!! Starting at 8 a.m., simply visit a T-Mobile retail store and switch to any family plan, or add a new line to an existing family plan, and walk out of the store with a new phone for every new line with a two-year agreement — customer’s choice — while supplies last. This includes the HTC HD2, myTouch 3G Slide™, and Garminfone™.
*The offer is valid at T-Mobile owned and operated locations only. New activation on qualifying family plan with two-year agreement required. Limit five lines per family plan. Mail-in rebate and restrictions may apply. Store hours may vary. See store for details.