DAY 17
of the 30-Day Blog Challenge, 2011

So I really like my Nokia C5-00 phone, and I’ll probably be one of the last persons to own a handset with a QWERTY keyboard, or an iPhone for that matter. I guess I’m old school that way.

Or, maybe not. While browsing the September issue of Glamour on the train today, I saw an ad for the new HTC Status, “the first device with a Facebook share button”:

The two phones look a wee bit similar, don’t they? The white, silver, and black design, for one.

Now, I’m not looking to make any big-ticket purchases anytime soon, but the Android-based Status looks promising, given that it features a tactile, clickety keyboard—the one thing I look for in any gadget that has inputting capabilities. (Yes, I did finally buy a wireless keyboard for my iPad.) If I switch from my AT&T prepaid plan to a two-year contract, the HTC phone would cost $50—that’s the same price that the iPhone 3G is currently going for. And, if you’re curious, it’s $200 for the iPhone 4.

Like I said in my “Gadgeteering” post, tech-quisitions aren’t exactly my thing, I only buy gadgets as the need arises. Or, in the event that something does fall in the “want” category, I’ll most likely buy the best of the moment and hold on to it for years and years until it’s obsolete.

Tell me: How do you like your gadgets—vintage, practical, or brand spanking new all the time?

Images courtesy of Nokia Europe and