On a cellular level

A1000

Above is my old Motorola A1000, it was the very first phone I owned on the 3 mobile phone network. The phone itself was a hoot to own. The stereo speakers made it a heck of a loud phone. I still think to this day it is, in volume terms still the loudest phone I’ve owned. All my mates were wandering round with Nokia 8280′s and perfectly happy, until they heard my A1000 ring :)

M8

Above is my newest phone. The HTC One M8. A lot of people have asked me why I chose this phone. Why didn’t I hold on for the Sony Xperia Z2. It is simple, I also moved mobile phone operator when picking this new phone. The mobile phone operator is 3. This got me thinking about the first phone I used on their network, the Motorola A1000 and how much fun it was. The HTC One M8 launch event reminded me of that fun too.

I’ve owned the Sony Xperia Z1, it’s a technical work of genius, the feel and experience of using it just felt clinical. I feel that will be the case with the Sony Xperia Z2. I have the same feeling with my Nokia Lumia 1020. I want my mobile experience to be an experience that is fun. The booming sounds that blast out of the HTC One M8′s speakers takes me back to the Motorola A1000 and the reactions that got. Plus snapping quick pictures and messing around with them is so much fun on the HTC One M8. So the choice was with heart rather than head, and that’s the point.

Below is my very first mobile phone. The Sony CMD Z1, Sony do like the letter Z. This phone ran on the BT Cellnet network. If you put the phone in your shirt pocket your heart would change beat.

CMD Z1

Personally none of the phones I flit between will ever replace my iPhone. The iPhone will always be a constant in my mobile life. For me it’s the complete package.

Why not just own an iPhone? I do, I have a lovely iPhone 5S. I use phones that run other OS’s to better understand what could work in different aspects of personal and work life.

A Path Walked

Path

Well after 3 years of using it I finally decided to delete my Path account. Not disable, but delete.

It never really recovered from its privacy cock up. The people that I used to follow are no longer there. I am also guilty of giving up and no longer posting there.

I’m clearing out apps and services I no longer use. Path is the first of many. It was a hard decision as I used Path from almost day 1. Any hoo, onwards.

The Truth

I felt compelled to write this quick post before I can move on and start the new phase of this blog.

I have been an internet citizen for more years than I care to remember. Ernmander is the latest guise I guess. Over time what people think you do gets confused and skewed. This post is just to reset the parameters.

I do not work for any marketing or product placement company. I am not paid by anyone to endorse their products. If I am posting that I like a product, it is because I have gone and purchased it myself and found I like that product. I am not sponsored by anyone or any company.

In my “About” bit I have said I am into mobile tech, I am. The mobile phones I am currently using are:

iPhone 5S
Nokia Lumia 1020
HTC One X – Running CyanogenMod 11

I sent back my HTC One and Sony Xperia Z, oddly I didn’t get on with either of them.

My day job is spent working with people who have a unique skill set.

Now that I have got this post out of my system, I can move on and try work out what to use this new phase of this blog for.

This is the first post

ernmanderdocom

On the 7th March 2014 I deleted every single post from this site. Six years worth of blogging.

Why? Over the last 7 days I have written and rewritten thousands of words explaining why, in-depth analysis and deep soul searching. I deleted that too.

The simple reason is I wanted a fresh start.

As Arnold Schwarzenegger said “You should not drink and bake”.