1. peterz71's Avatar
    I am 71 and just got my FIRST cellphone. It's an LG Optimus V. This is going to be quite a trip. I'm the guy who still uses a pencil and paper.

    Peter
    02-25-2011 02:54 PM
  2. baknblack's Avatar
    Congratulations, I think you will enjoy it!

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    02-25-2011 02:59 PM
  3. Yourdogsdead's Avatar
    Isn't it the 21st century? Anyway, welcome to the world of the smartphone.
    02-25-2011 03:54 PM
  4. RUSH's Avatar
    Isn't it the 21st century? Anyway, welcome to the world of the smartphone.
    Lol, you're going to leave peter alone.. OK now.


    I am 71 and just got my FIRST cellphone. It's an LG Optimus V. This is going to be quite a trip. I'm the guy who still uses a pencil and paper.


    Peter
    Hello.
    welcome to Android Central forum.

    We're happy to have you on board.
    02-25-2011 04:08 PM
  5. Yourdogsdead's Avatar
    I wanna go to the 22nd century. So many cool things are bound to come about. Too bad I won't live that long.
    02-25-2011 04:13 PM
  6. RHChan84's Avatar
    Welcome to A/C.
    02-25-2011 04:39 PM
  7. Don Albertson's Avatar
    The forum was insistent about introductions so here's how I found myself here.

    Despite working as a C/C++/Java developer for 20+ years, I've never been big on phone technology. My first wireless was from Qualcom and it did what I needed it to do -- made phone calls. Then we moved out of the Sprint PCS service area and my employer provided a Nokia on the Cingular network because the wired switch was maxed out. AT&T took over, employer provides discount and is also the only provider with acceptable coverage. Eventually I acquired a Centro which merged 2 devices into 1 and would actually sync calendars with the office GroupWise system. I could also write my own applications for it using the Palm SDK. I got it from a big box store so it had no data plan and I never used the browser, email, or other web applications. After 3 years, it died and my choices ranged from super-basic for cheap to iPhone4 for big bucks so I ended up with LG Phoenix which will, no doubt, drag me into the 21st century.

    I was sad to learn that this phone has disabled easy sideloading and I wound up here to begin the process of learning about Android in general and the specific implementation I have. Maybe somewhere along the line I'll feel brave enough to take it to root but despite its name, I doubt that it will be able to re-create itself from ashes so for now I'm mostly going to lurk and learn and maybe ask a question about where I can go to find out more. The Android SDK is probably going to be added to my toolkit if for no other reason than to learn about application structure.
    05-07-2011 07:33 PM
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