Here's my totally true but not all that exciting story:
So, last night, I was watching the X-Files on Netflix - I started from the beginning as a distraction during finals last semester, and now I am like 3 episodes or whatever into season 2. And the specific episode I was watching last night was about these people who, because they had ingested this organic compound which heightened their fear responses, were extremely susceptible to all sorts of technology suggesting they go murder people. These TVs and phones and ATMs and everything else with an electronic screen were sending these tailored messages to people to "Kill 'Em All," and as a result all these people in one town were getting dead. At the hands of these random, non-violent people, who just lost their shit as a result of this compound and their fucking watch talking to them.
Anyway, as I am watching this episode, Amouch is being especially cute, having curled up in my lap and smooshing his face into my thigh. So I take a picture. And then my phone FREAKS OUT; it starts pressing ITS OWN BUTTONS (it's a touchpad phone) and pulling up applications and it called some woman I used to date and it tried to add contacts to my "favorites" list and it generally LOST ITS MIND. Or maybe it GAINED ONE, which is WORSE. And it locked me out and wouldn't let me do anything while it was doing whatever it was doing. All on its own. So I took the battery out, and restarted it, and now it won't let me access it at all - it's like a dead piece of metal, because the touchscreen won't work.
And that's my story, about how my phone decided to go berserk as I was watching a show about personal electronic devices going berserk. The end.
Here's my question, folks: does anyone love their phone? And have recommendations? I need to get a phone off-contract, because I may be moving abroad at some point, so while I fucking covet the Motorola Droid 2 Global, and wouldn't even mind an iPhone as they're easy to take abroad, they're prohibitively expensive without a carrier contract. Also, I need a tri-band or quad-band GSM phone to take abroad. Anyone have a love affair with their little electonic device? Is having an Android OS a must, do you think? Do you just love that you ahve a real QWERTY keyboard? Let me know!