Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jul 2014 11:37 UTC

I'm lucky. My financial situation allows me to buy several phones and tablets every year to keep up with the goings-on of all the major - and some of the minor - platforms currently competing for prime real estate in your precious pockets. It also means that I am lucky from a psychological point of view - by being able to buy several devices every year, I never fall into the all-too-common trap of choice-supportive bias. I don't have to rationalise my device purchases after the fact, so I won't have to employ all sorts of mental gymnastics to solve any states of cognitive dissonance caused by hardware and software flaws - the number one cause of irrational fanboyism.

And so, I try to rotate my phone of choice around as much as possible. I enjoy jumping from Android to my N9, then onwards to Sailfish, back to Android, and then have some fun with Symbian on my E7 - and beyond. I've got a long list of platforms I want to add to the collection - one white BlackBerry Passport please - but in general, I'm pretty well-rounded.

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RE[2]: Financials
by jockm on Fri 25th Jul 2014 18:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Financials"
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Hold on. While I might not agree with the tenor if that comment, I do think it brings up a valid point.

Thom's post wasn't written in the same voice as a normal OSNews post, nor is it really a news story. It is a description of Thom's device philosophy — and that apparently he wants a BB Passport.

Which is fine as a topic, but I personally think this post of Thom's falls short in its execution.

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