Back from family cruise, some quick thoughts
I am back from my 10 day family vacation cruise to the Caribbean and wanted to publicly thank Dieter for stepping up and providing some content while I was out to sea. He attended MWC and stopped by to visit Nokia and give us his personal impressions of the new devices, Ovi Store, and more.
I wanted to let you know a bit about my trip, from the geek perspective. While in line to check in for the ship, I saw a Nokia E71 placed on the security belt and mentioned to the owner that I thought that was one of the best Nokia devices ever made. It turns out that his wife is a Nokia employee in Canada that will be at CTIA so I will see her again in just over a month. Once you meet someone on a cruise it seems you see them throughout the week too so we bumped into each other quite a bit. My 5800 was also the first one she has personally seen
Speaking of the 5800, I used this phone with my T-Mobile SIM in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and Miami since it gets excellent battery life, takes decent photos outdoors, and is a fantastic phone. Did you know it has a proximity sensor like the iPhone and the screen turns off when you hold it to your face? It also has the ability to go to snooze when you flip it over so it served as our alarm clock on the days we entered ports to visit.
We had an incredible family vacation and are already thinking about one for next year. Cruising is great for a family of five, even just for all the meals being part of the cruise cost. You can eat 24 hours a day if you like, but I restrained myself and limited eating to only 18 hours a day 😉
Now that I am back I plan to post several software reviews, more tips and tricks, and more content as we lead up to my CTIA trip at the beginning of April.