My mom is normally rather technologyphobic. I remember have a slight interest in what a computer could do around the time that we bought our Macintosh 512, but then soon sworn it off as being too complex. In the past year, she bought herself a laptop computer. Too many companies and other organizations have been moving their sales, support, and other information onto the web and she eventually couldn’t do most of the things she wanted without the web and an email address.
My mom needed a new mobile phone. I don’t know what her thinking was, but she wound up with a XV6700. She then read the manual cover to cover and soon had the had everything set up and probably was using more features of a mobile phone than I’ve seen anyone else use. (calendar with appointments linked to address book, etc.) The qwerty keyboard was convenient for text messaging and email, and since she spends a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms and other places that she needs to have the phone off, the asynchronous messaging features.
It didn’t work out for long though. Eventually it started freezing relatively frequently. She learned how to reset it, but really thought there was no reason she should have to reboot her telephone. She brought it back to Verizon, and found out she was there on day 27 of her 30 money back guarantee period. When she brought it back, they told her they had lots of returns for similar complaints. She traded it in for a Blackberry.
Who would have thought it?