sites, themes, and screens

There are a couple of changes to be noted in regards to the site over the last couple of weeks:

  • Some may have noticed slow loading times within the last month. After some consultation with tech support, I’ve had the site moved to a new server. Load times are now much improved.
  • CGHM Nature has been revamped with a stylish new theme and a couple of new nature photos. Remember that it’s a good alternative to going outdoors in the centurial temperatures.

And now for the bad news: the right quarter of my Droid’s touchscreen is no longer responsive. The digitizer appears to be defunct, and as a result navigating the phone is a real hassle (as I knew would be the case when the winds started blowing in an all-touchscreen direction). As was the case with Inspy, a hardware failure has forced me to consider upgrading sooner than I’d anticipated.

http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/DROID-3-by-MOTOROLA-US-ENNow there are dozens of nearly-identical high-end Android devices available, and I have serious designs on getting the Droid 3, or waiting and getting a Droid Bionic. There are numerous gripes with the Droid 3, including its lack of 4G, limited RAM, too much BLUR, and less-than-stellar screen, but most of those may end up being issues with the Bionic as well (except the 4G thing). I’ve really come to appreciate the physical keyboard when using various emulators, and the Droid 3’s keyboard is top-of-the-line.

It’s a shame to have to upgrade now, with a new Nexus due later this year and quad-core devices on the horizon. But there’s always┬ásomething new on the horizon.

We’ll see.

4 thoughts on “sites, themes, and screens

  1. My latest phone hopping extravaganza has led me to the Motorola Milestone, essientially the GSM DROID with no MOTOBLUR. It’s on the way in the mail, but I’m hoping it’s a homerun. It’s so hard to find decent GSM Android phones with QWERTY keyboards.

    “It’s a shame to have to upgrade now, with a new Nexus due later this year and quad-core devices on the horizon. But there’s always something new on the horizon.”

    Don’t get hooked on phone horizon chasing like me. It’s an expensive hobby.

  2. Ha.

    The original DROID doesn’t have any MOTOBLUR crap. It wasn’t until later that they started that stuff. I’ve loved my DROID but it is starting to feel slower, and I thirst for more power.

    The DROID 3 is actually a worldphone (CDMA and GSM radios), and it’s got a much better keyboard than the original. Supposedly a VERY good keyboard.

  3. The problem is that the DROID 3 is SIM-locked to Big Red. AT&T and T-Mobile sim cards in particular are locked out.

    I’m too impatient to wait for the Milestone 3, but I’m eyeing it pretty hard. It’s supposed be 3G penta-banded. Pretty sweet.

  4. I read conflicting things on droidforums. Verizon will happily unlock the SIM for you, but one guy said that even after SIM-unlocking there’s a way to prevent it from working on the bands AT&T/T-Mobile use in the U.S., while allowing those bands overseas. And someone else said it would work in the U.S. too.

    Regardless, I miss my (functional) Droid.

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