Normally when an event like this happens I break out into a geek sweat, moaning about all of the software I have to redownload and burning the midnight oil restoring backups from the cloud.
This time I have no intention of redownloading any software (save for Skype, Paint.NET and unfortunately iTunes) as I no longer need them thanks to the various apps on the iPhone.
But whether you are an iFan boy or have crossed over to the dark side (for a Droid), you NEED a smart phone for 3 simple reasons:
Backup: What would a Jedi do if he lost his light saber? He (or she) would probably not enjoy a long life–unless they had a backup (like a blaster gun).
If your PC or Mac (or both) was damaged in a lightening storm, stolen or had a gallon of juice dumped upon it by kids, you would be out of service (as well as out of money).
A smart phone allows you to “hold down the fort” until your new machine arrives.
I’ve personally saved well over $2,000 via various apps (that together cost me less than $50), and thanks to Apple, Blackberry and Google companies are hesitant about charging more than $10 per app.
Smartphone’s also have another useful function: ice breakers.
In other words it’s a great way to help you introduce yourself to new people, and (eventually) point them to your blog.
Regardless whether you choose a Blackberry, Palm Pre, an Android device or a glorious iPhone (be sure to select 3GS), you as a blogger need a smartphone (which would make a perfect Christmas gift “hint, hint”).
Especially when your computer takes forever to format thanks to ginormous hard drives (but I’m not complaining–just venting that’s all).
– Posted from my iPhone