After months of mulling and limping along with my old phone I've finally made a decision. As much as the name gives me the willies, I'm going with the Droid.
Verizon started selling the phone today and this morning was the first time you had the opportunity to buy a phone - there weren't any advance reservations.
Turns out that my every-two-year discount kicks in next Tuesday.
Should I? Shouldn't I?
I thought the discount was $50 but it's probably $100. Hmmmm.....
My coworker and I have been planning to switch together and have been counting the days until the launch. We both have the same phone now and figure it will be better to have somebody to learn with as we get up to speed. When I called him it turned out that his anniversary date is Monday.
So we're both going to wait.
All I could think of was that famous experiment where children were promised more of their favorite candy if they waited rather than ate what was in front of them. Supposedly the ability to delay gratification played a large part in future life successes. I had always told myself that I would have been able to wait if given that choice.
But I was really tempted by that phone - my adult candy.
So I'm not sure if this is a shining example of our maturity and ability to delay gratification - or simply a chance to "stick it to the man" and keep our $100 from the grasp of Big Business. Not to mention a big helping of peer pressure.
I'm getting a Droid.... next week.