In my last upgrade through Sprint, I chose a Blackberry Pearl. It was great at first - I always knew when I had email thanks to the never-ending blinkie, had gps etc. But, the bugger blew out and not in a good way. The ugly flip phone I had before at least didn't freaking lose all my numbers and info.
As an anti-ATT person, I refuse to get an iPhone until I can do it through another carrier. I thought about getting one and hacking it for Sprint, but realized that not only am I not that technologically talented, but it's just wrong. Not wrong in the traditional sense, but wrong in the corporate I got you sense. Screw Apple and ATT.
SO, I got an LG Lotus Elite, instead. While I thought there was no blinkie, there is a subtle one, letting me know that someone is contacting me via email. Part of me wants to be excited, but when I realize it's just the NYTimes thingie I signed up for ten years ago, it's not so exciting.
I love the interface and sexy look, but love/hate the instant email button - and especially the social button. Jeez...will I ever get unplugged?
Overall though, for a chica who digs technology but hates the blinkie, it's cool. The Lotus Elite is pretty, the blinkie isn't overwhelming, and I can still be online without sneaking off "for a smokie" just to check my FB. It hasn't crashed, so far, and it supposedly will talk to me through the GPS feature. Since I'll be driving home to Dallas tomorrow, I will give that feature a try.
Anyone else out there have the Lotus Elite? What do you think about it?