Fat Fingers And Smartphones, I Found A Winner




This past week I went on a search for a new Smartphone and I’m ready to announce the winner.

I needed a cell phone for fat fingers. I was currently using a Blackberry Curve which I’ve had for well over a year.

My cell service is with Verizon. I have been with them for ages and it just made sense to me to find something to my liking with Verizon.

My buddy Josh over at Unconventional Marketing, recently went to a Droid.

We were on a video call recently talking about it and he had downloaded the uStream LiveStream App and gave me a demo. Well, being a techno geek, this gave me an electronic version of what you would usually get with a Viagra pill. Bad-ass is all I can say.

What did I do? Yea, that’s right, I went to Verizon and picked me up a Droid by Motorola. Super cool phone. Seemed at first to be a good phone for big fingers. Does everything and was very fast. I bought the one with the slider keyboard. Started learning to use it and immediately discovered a problem. My fingers are too fat for the keyboard. I could not type without hitting the keys beside the one I was aiming for. I got totally frustrated and the next morning, it went back to Verizon. I was really bummed out about it because the phone has so many awesome features.

I went a few more days and after reviewing a bunch of info on the internet, I decide to give the Blackberry Storm 2 a try. Once again, I was digging this phone. The screen was large and awesome and there are a zillion apps for it. The screen actually depresses and clicks giving you a little feedback. Once again, Fat Finger Syndrome struck and I quickly lost my electronic erection for the Storm. I made yet another trip back to the Verizon Store where the clerks were now recognizing me and avoiding me. I turned it back in and they re-activated my little crappy Blackberry Curve. Note about the Blackberry Curve, you must be Edward Scissorhands and your eyes must function as high power telescopes to operate this square fish sandwich type phone. If you are over 12 years old and have fingertips that are larger than pencil lead, don’t buy one.

I left the Verizon store feeling bummed out because I didn’t see any phone that appealed to me. I was trying to stay with my original cellular carrier. After some comfort food, burger, fries and a small coke I told myself to just screw it and headed for the AT&T Store. I walked in like a man on a mission. Told the clerk I was there to buy an iPhone. This sales dude was sharp and I made his job easy. He ported my number over to AT&T and in about 30 minutes I walked out with an iPhone. I sat in my car and started playing with the phone and in less than 5 minutes I had completely fallen in love. I am an Apple Mac guy already and this device is truly amazing. I don’t think anyone can have fingers too fat for iPhones.

The winner is the Apple iPhone by such a staggering margin that I cannot even describe. I’ve been busy learning the phone and downloading apps. I feel like a kid with a new toy. Let me help all of you out who are considering a new Smartphone. Save yourself a lot of trouble experimenting. There is no comparison in my opinion. Apple invented the Smartphone and everyone else is playing catch up. If you have fat fingers like I do, you will be very pleased with the onscreen keyboard. I think even Josh wants one but does not have AT&T service in Fargo, ND. If you are searching, search no more.

HTC Phones For Sale

If you do not want to go the iPhone route, the HTC EVO Android Phone is generally considered one of the best cell phones for large fingers. I have used one of these phones and they are awesome to say the least. You will not believe the apps that are available for free. I know a young couple that just bought these phones and they are in love with the HTC. The guy is a large man with big hands and he told me it’s the best smartphone for big fingers he has used.


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3 comments to Fat Fingers And Smartphones, I Found A Winner

  • Pretty soon typing on phones as we know it will be changing. From what I hear it appears they are working on a new fast way to hammer out messages like the cursive of mobile phones. Your finger wont have to leave the screen and you can wiz away as fast as you can move your finger. Sounds like it could be interesting and very space saving.

  • Pretty soon typing on phones as we know it will be changing. From what I hear it appears they are working on a new fast way to hammer out messages like the cursive of mobile phones. Your finger wont have to leave the screen and you can wiz away as fast as you can move your finger. Sounds like it could be interesting and very space saving.

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