A few years ago when I bought my HP PC they included not a single manual but a 3-foot wide foldout with graphics on how to put it together. The limited written instructions were in a font size that could be read standing over the paper when laid out on the floor. They they sent me online to learn how to use the PC. That approach is most challenging if you are new to computers but it is efficient in the word arena if you need to know how to put it together.
With my Droid smartphone they gave me this many opportunities in the photo above to get it wrong and almost be reduced to tears on the day after Christmas. The font size was 8! How can an instrument that is primarily designed for communication get is so wrong? Clearly they never learned the best from Cicero "When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind." Well, I have definitely brimmed here. There are videos online that you can watch in the tiny screen to learn more. They move very fast. You will have to watch them enough times to memorize them and then perhaps apply. (Anyone under 50 who is reading this, get over your miraculous selves because you WILL be here someday with some great new technology.)
I eventually went to the store where the phone was purchased and asked the 15-year-old working there if he could transfer my phone book from my old phone. He fiddled for a while and had the same success that I did. He took my phone to the computer and fiddled there and had more success. I forgot to ask him to transfer the dozen photos that I had on the little pink device, but they were not important. I purchased three screen protectors for the touch screen and a car charger and got out of there for about $40.00! That used to be the price of a monthly phone bill so long ago.
I have had this phone since December 25 and hubby set it up so that it was ready to run on that day. I have received exactly one call since then, and it was from my husband in a test call. I told my husband that I really did not want this phone, but he is stubborn and probably thought I was trying to save money. Well he was right about that as I am not sure how much more on a monthly basis this gadget will cost us. My most recent cellular bill was 60$ more than usual, and I hope that means it included the cost of this slick pink thing. As I said before it will be most easy to drop---compared to the files in the photo below.
I did figure out how to take a photo of someone and then add that as an icon to the favorites box for phone calls, something hubby did not know could be done. But he has probably 300 contacts on his phone!
Yes, I am trying to be grateful, but I would have been just as happy with a box of French chocolate truffles.
I have little use for the "APPs" except the GPS and mapping device which is like my Garmin GPS! So, now I have two ways to get lost and two computer voices to ask me to make a U-Turn at the next available opportunity. The game APPS are not free and who on earth can see stuff that small in order to play if you are waiting in a doctor's office? I no longer need to carry a pocket calculator...I guess that is one of the things that will be obsolete in the future. I do not know the difference between an APP and a WIDGET though.
Yes, I am trying to be grateful, but I would have been just as happy with a box (or a dozen boxes) of French chocolate truffles.