Smart Phones Cannot Swim
Smart phones can do a lot of things but they definitely can’t swim.
I recently bought a HTC Desire. This is my third smart phone. Unfortunately, I had to send it to the intensive ward to be resuscitated. This morning, my Android (Froyo) decided to take a dive into the toilet bowl. As soon as I heard the sound, my heart sank. I only had the phone for two and a half weeks.
After picking up, I was able to switch on the phone but it started showing me weird signs. It would indicate that the headset was connected when there was none. It would show that it is in a car mode. Initially the on/off button would work then it stopped.
The screen display was discolored and then you could see water vapor in the screen itself. I tried to put under the hand dryer and it seem to work but as soon as the screen cooled, the vapor would reappear.
The touch screen still works but it would not go to sleep – I guess it was still feeling the effect of the “refreshing dip” in the toilet!!
Luckily we had a service center in town for HTC. I immediately called them and rushed by Android to them. Good news, is they will try to salvage my Android. Bad news was I have just voided my two year warranty!
I guess a lot of phones like to take a dive like mine since I found that the phone designer had built in sensor on the phone and the battery. Those sensors turn red once they come in contact with water.
Seems weird, is they told me that it will take more than 3 days to get it fixed – but did not really tell me when I will be together again.
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Back to WinMo 6.1
So for now, I had to return to my old faithful – my beloved Windows Mobile 6.1. Windows Mobile was great and did everything I needed. However, the short infatuation with newer technology and a brief moment of weakness caused me to splurge and get the Android.
It was my second Smart Phone. I lost my first WinMo to a Mugger.
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