Considering the fact that many, many people have asked me if I’m being paid to tweet so excitedly about Samsung Galaxy S2, I suppose a post is due on this topic.
To answer that pointed question – no. I’m talking excitedly about the device completely on my own. If I’m being paid or if Samsung was a client, I’d have definitely added the #client tag in as many tweets that allow me those extra characters beyond my own excited tweet.
So, why am I all excited about a device that may cost INR 35K when launched and we have no idea when it may launch?
To start with, I’m only a gadget enthusiast; not a gadget acquirer. There is a big difference between the two. The former (yours truly) likes to know as much about gadgets as possible. It is just part of the information gathering process and has much less to do with wanting to own those devices. The latter does precisely that.
I’m not the iPhone type – don’t ask me why. It is perhaps that way too many people have an iPhone around me that I consciously want to take a contrarian approach. Or it may be my hatred towards iTunes in general. I do have an iPod Touch and love it for watching movies. The less said about loading films into it, the better. My BlackBerry plays a lot more formats with no conversion or software needed and I end up listening to a lot more music on it than the iPod Touch, which I bought solely to be able to play in flights where the air hostesses are really strict about not having your phone on even in the flight mode!
I’ve been a on and off Samsung user. My most recent experience has been my wife’s Samsung Wave 2, about which I wrote in this post. If the Wave 2 was that good, can’t the Galaxy S2 be significantly better?
The one thing that I loved in the Wave 2 is the screen size. That allows for much better content consumption and Galaxy 2’s slightly bigger screen should be even better, is my assumption. So that’s really it – I’m perhaps looking for that sweet-spot between a smartphone and a tablet, since I’m really not a gadget acquirer and do not intend to buy a tablet (till the end of this year when I see more options to choose from, perhaps!) yet.
And, there’s something magical in this human trait of ‘waiting’. There is so much to look forward to every day…new reviews to read and when Engadget goes ga-ga over the device and gives it a 9/10, it feels like your waiting is all the more worth it! To the best of my knowledge, I haven’t waited for ANY device…ever, in my life. Not even one. This is perhaps the first and it feels good that the gadget I’m waiting for seems to be worth the wait, at least going by reviews from other markets.
To be honest, when I actually get the phone, it may not satisfy on all counts, but that’s an entirely different blog post!