Getting angry with the bird…

Not a chocolate eclair…

Without getting my fruit bashed and bruised, this is the part when I confess that I have never been interested in being hip or fashionable. In fact, I never owned a pair of Adidas trainers until I was fifty years old, and when I hit that milestone of doing stupid shit since 1972 the wife bought me two pairs, as I was undecided between a pair of blue Samba and a pair of grey Court 2.0 which are primarily dog walking trainers, and yes I’ve never been interested in owing an iPhone of which Angry Birds first flew to the heights of 12 million downloads within a year of release, and sets the tone for this trip down memory lane.

So, we head back now to 2010, a time when 71: Into the Fire, Let Me In and Tron Legacy released on the film front and games like Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Super Meat Boy and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction were black, white and bloody. Alejandro, Ale-ale-jandro, Ale-ale-jandro. And Angry Birds! I guess you like me downloaded the game and whilst watching Phineas and Ferb or Ben 10 with your family sat and played this gem of a game to the point of frustration.

I know, you’re going, ZTE San Francisco, ew yuck! Why in the hell did you buy one of those? Well, simple answer. I was using a Sendo flip phone and needed something better and the sales guy in the Orange store did me a deal to switch networks, funnily enough I changed network, number and to this day my number is still the same, how many people can say that? I guess there are millions of people out there swap numbers left, right and centre. Not only that, but I once worked with one guy and he changed his number at least twice a year – must have been a dodgy criminal thing. Well, he did dabble with setting up dodgy Fire Sticks.

And there you have it, I owned the budget Orange San Francisco all 3.5 inches of it with a whopping 3.15 megapixels camera. Eventually I flashed (CyanogenMod) the ROM to remove the bloatware and bricked it sometime after. How about you? iPhone 3G, Samsung Galaxy S, Blackberry Bold 9700, HTC Desire HD, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.

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