Flip phone to Android in several steps

I was a little late to the smartphone party because I was very happy with my PDA. Since I don't make a lot of calls, a flip phone was good enough.

 My first PDA was a Sony Clie. The main reason I got it was for the calendar app - I forget way too much stuff. Because it was a Palm device there was great stylus input. I could read ebooks on it and play games as well. It was the start of my quest for the perfect gadget. After awhile I updated to a Sony UX50 because it had a keyboard that flipped out of the way, external storage for books, music and movies and a camera. My UX50 did almost everything my galaxy nexus does, just at a lower resolution. I saw the Treo but it took so long to come to Canada that I just forgot about it since I had my perfect PDA and a super thin Moto phone.

I actually hated that Moto phone so I made the jump to a HTC Touch Dual WM device. It was ok but I didn't like that iteration of Sense. So when the Omnia 2 came out for the Olympics I jumped. It had a bigger screen, was very customizable and the apps I wanted. Was it laggy? A little but with community help, I could easily tweak the screen sensitivity, take out some stuff and it was good. I could watch my Slingbox, keep track of he calendar, read books, play games, and it had a stand alone GPS.

So how did I end up with Android? MS decided to abandon WM and create a more closed system. I really like on screen widgets so I moved over to Android and passed my Omnia 2 to my spouse. The Android version I went to was a big step backwards from WM 6.5 and I really struggled. My movies didn't work, flash didn't work, some website video didn't work. The saving grace really was that the Galaxy S was skinned to be very similar to my Omnia 2. It had a beautiful screen, took very nice pictures and was great except the GPS - which bothered me more than I expected. I ended up trading up to the Galaxy Nexus because of it.

Even though Samsung didn't have a lot of announcements at CES, the ones they had were exciting to me. Quadcore processors that use less power and flexible screens bring me back to having a phone with the big screen as a secondary device except now the secondary device is hidden in the first. If one of those light keyboards could be projected from the bottom of the device, I might never upgrade again:)

I've always wanted my gadgets to do the same thing. Have a good calendar system, allow me to watch the Slingbox, have lots of reading options, watch movies and have a few pics with me. As time has progressed I've thrown in wanting Nav access and interacting on the web. I want better apps not necessarily better devices.