What the hell. 
Wednesday, 4 November, 2009, 23:30
Posted by Administrator
I realize that the phrase in the subject line is generally posed as a question, but the way I said it when it happened, it sounded more like a statement.

When I got home this evening, I called Julie to let her know that I had gotten home (she was on the way as well). She picked up, but no voice went through ... so I hung up and dialed again. Didn't go through. Phone's screen went black. At that point, I uttered the phrase in the subject line. For one reason or another, my Nokia E51 is no longer able to turn on. It just sits there with a black screen, with the screen and keypad backlights glowing happily as if the phone were working. Of course, it isn't.

I would like to know why it is that phones don't last much longer than a year for me. It's not that I'm abusing them -- on the contrary, I baby the freaking things. This one doesn't even have a scratch on it. Yeah, it's covered in fingerprints ... but any phone that has been used for more than 5 minutes is.

I was digging around for a spare phone and unfortunately did not find the Nokia 8290 that I love so much, but I did find a Samsung N105. It comes from a time when phones were used to make and receive phone calls ... not to get on the Internet, or make videos, or take pictures. I guess I will have to make do with it until I can obtain a suitable replacement for the E51.
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