I want *one* mobile device - not 3 or 4.
New functions desired
- let me read and annotate digital papers and books in bed
- capture voice notes
- easily sync the above and much of the following with my PC for those functions (extended typing) for which a PC is more comfortable.
- capture and interpret QR codes
- do all the wonderful things librarians anticipate people will do with mobile devices (which are?)
To replace my phone it would, ideally:
- ? let me send text to someone else's mobile device
- ? let me make a call -- I'm told this may be possible through Google Talk or Skype?
- :-( let me receive text messages (even if to gmail) -- apparently it can't
- :-( let me receive phone call -- apparently it can't
- ? provide easy to set, loud remindering
To replace my camera it would, ideally:
- take good photographs
- upload easily to the places I use photos: Flickr, Blogger
So now I have a Xoom, although I'm still miffed it doesn't have mobile phone service after all, only mobile data. After worrying about the security-risks of tying it in to my email address; and an excess of legalistic Terms of Service (what are tricks are being pulled in all that legalese?)... I wonder what to try first?
Okay, *after* taking photos with front and back cameras, getting frustrated at how long it took me to discover how to remove a widget from the desktop, wondering what image to place as background, adjusting the time settings, trying the built-in alarm sounds, unsuccessfully looking for my cotton gloves and using my cotton poncho instead to prevent finger prints...
What do I do next?
Update: Have downloaded Dropbox and Evernote apps.