You've gotta love technology. We've come so far, yet sometimes it seems like all this progress does nothing more than hamper interpersonal communications. I admit it; I'm guilty of falling prey to the instant gratification communication needs of the cellular technology age. I am an avid texter. I'd rather shoot off a quick text message than have a lengthy chit chat. No small talk, no pleasantries - why should I pick up a phone and actually talk to someone when I can get my message across in 160 characters or less? And, with the advent of smartphones with Swype and Slide-It keyboard technology it's become that much easier to send messages. I can swipe out a text message in seconds flat (she says with pride)! There's only one problem. My smartphone isn't as smart as it claims.
For years, I had cell phones with T9 technology to predict and auto-correct my typing errors. But could it be? Was there something better? A phone that would seemingly know what I wanted to say almost before I did? I had to have it! Welcome 2011 and enter my very first smartphone with Swype. Simply slide your finger across the touch pad keyboard, drawing the pattern of the word you want to spell, and the phone will