As of this afternoon, I’m the happy owner of a new Motorola v525 phone. I haven’t had much time to play with it yet, but the colour screen is nice, the built-in camera is nice, the polyphonic ringtones (with the option to install my own MP3 to play) are nice, the user interface (which I’d been warned was complicated) is nice, the battery life is very nice, and the overall size and feel of the phone in my hand is, well, nice.
I haven’t actually called anyone on it yet, so I don’t know what it’s going to be like in actual use, but I’m sure that will be nice, too.
Also, from early next week, we’ll also be owners of a new Fiat Punto. Whether we’ll be happy owners remains to be seen. We’ve resisted having a car for so long that it’s going to be very odd having one again. With a new baby (forthcoming) and a toddler, it’s going to be undeniably useful, and with me making the move into IT contracting (more on that soon), it will increase the range in which I can operate. But we’ll have to constantly remind ourselves that it’s easier to walk, or cycle, or take the bus for many journeys in and around town.
(But on the other hand, it’s a new toy. Toys are cool. The new car is shiny, and it’s black. It has a CD player, and adjustable lumbar support in the driver and passenger seats. Groovy.)