It has been a long road since 2001 when I got my first mobile phone, Motorola T2288. That was a different world then from what we now live in. It was a world of candy-bar phones with hardware keys and T9 predictive text input. Since then, I have owned all types of phones, from Motorola’s A008 touchscreen clam-shell to Nokia’s legendary Communicators. I have owned phones running Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Android OS, BlackBerry OS, WebOS, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry 10. I
have used a wide range of feature phones too. In all, I have owned over 120 mobile devices till date. And I have reviewed even more than those I have personally owned.
Some have made attempts to fix me into a box. You are a BlackBerry fan. You are a Symbian fanboy. You talk only about Windows Phone. And I have laughed at all the attempts. Because in their minds, a man cannot love more than one
woman smartphone platform at a time. In their minds.
1 Kings 11:1: King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women
I have no idea where people get that notion from, but it isn’t from reality. Human history shows that the notion is a lie. It is very possible to love multiple persons or items.
I have not hidden my taste for multiple smartphone platforms, but perhaps I have never made a categorical statement about it. So, here I am settling all doubts about it: I am proud to be a polygamist. A smartphone polygamist. I have been married to a wide range of platforms. Some of my wives have passed on. Symbian OS is dead. So are Palm and WebOS. Life happens. Life goes on. If I live long enough, some of my current wives will die off too and I shall marry new ones.
My current wives are: Android OS, Windows OS and BlackBerry 10 OS. But like King Solomon, I also have concubines besides my multiple wives. Jolla OS. Tizen OS. Maybe some others may come along sometime in the future.
My love for multiple platforms is why I am not Mister Android, Mister BlackBerry or Mister Windows. I am Mister Mobility, and so shall it remain. I thrive on the variety of the different smartphone platforms. I can go from bubbling in excitement over an Android smartphone to having nerdgasms over a Windows smartphone, and the next moment extol this other BlackBerry smartphone. The virtues of one do not take away anything from the other. They are beautiful in their different ways.
All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small…..
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.