If you are in the market for a new cell phone (like me), you’d want to be able to eventually pick up the phone and play with it without having to deal with the annoying salespeople at the various kiosks or stores where you plan to get said phone. This is also after going to the various carriers and checking out the service and also hitting up Phonescoop.com for news and reviews on the carriers and phones, right? Right! So after doing all of that and now dreading going to the store before you actually want to make a purchase (assuming you don’t purchase online anywhere), why not test out the phone from the comfort of your own web browser, eh? “But Roddy”, you ask, “you can’t do that that from a web browser. You need to pick up, press button, flush it down the toilet, or whatnot.” Um, ok. All but that last part with the toilet might have truth to it. There is also the notion that you don’t always need to touch something to look at it. That’s what Mama used to say. She also said, “Don’t you rush to get old.” Mama used to say….
Anyway, this brings us, finally, to the point of this shindig: TryPhone.com
I saw this on MSN earlier. Here, you can try out the features of certain phones and check out reviews, buy, and in cases, look at a demo of features on the phones right from the site. It’s pretty neat. It’s in Beta, so it’s not fully baked yet, but you can go check it out. They don’t have but a handful of phones on there either, but if you were in the market for what they do have, go right on in. Some phone manufacturers like HTC (T-Mobile Dash, AT&T’s 8925, Verizon’s XV6800, etc) sometimes have little demos of there phones features on their site. This one rolls on that notion for different brands of phones. I like it even though the phone I want, the aforementioned XV6800, is not on here. But hopefully, they will at least get to all of the newer phones.
Try it out. It’s cool.