Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 22:46 UTC

Early this year, I decided to take a risk.

As a geek, I like to reward those in the industry that try to be bold. That try to be different. That try to leave the beaten path. That look at the norm in the market, and decide to ignore it. Despite all its flaws, Microsoft did just that with its Metro user interface, incarnations of which are used on both Windows Phone and Windows 8.

I was a Windows Phone user since day one. I bought an HTC HD7 somewhere around release day, and imported it into The Netherlands, a year before the platform became available in The Netherlands. I wanted to reward Microsoft's mobile team for trying to be different, for being original, for not copying iOS and Android and instead coming up with something fresh and unique. Despite all the limitations and early adopter issues, I loved it.

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RE[2]: How many ... ???
by biffuz on Fri 25th Oct 2013 10:55 UTC in reply to "RE: How many ... ???"
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Man you guys buy a lot of stuff.. ;)

As you can see, most of my stuff has been replaced when it died or became unuseable. Or was stolen ;)

The real question is, why, in 2013 did you buy an iPhone 4? I have one and it works well but it is from 2010, so it has served as my primary phone for over 3 years. Definitely getting time to upgrade.

The price was good ;)
With iOS 7 it's a bit slow, but far from being unuseable. In fact, it's still a very good phone, I hope it will last two or three years.

~2009: Self-built PC with quad core Q series chip. Still operating on a new SSD drive. $1000
2009: iMac Core 2 Duo. Got as partial payment for a consulting job, ~$1600. Still my main machine with SSD and upgraded RAM.

I didn't list my desktop PCs. In fact, I'm still using my Pentium 60 from 1994 - which of course has been upgraded multiple times, now it sports a Q9550 ;)
Leftover parts were used to build other computers, which I sold or gave to familiars and friends, and one of them is serving as my server and mule.
Also I didn't list consoles, TVs, other non-mobile tech stuff, or stuff I bought for collection.

2009: iPhone 4 provided by work.
2013: iPhone 5s soon to be on order through work.

Through work I get to play with basically every device under the sun so that satisfies my "new gadget" drive.

I didn't list "work" gadgets too ;)

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