My trio of Nexus phones accompanied my girlfriend and I to Barcelona in the spring of 2012 — the Nexus One in her back pocket, the Nexus S in mine and the Galaxy Nexus tucked away in the hotel safe.
It was all very comforting, at first. I spent an evening getting everything on the phone organized into folders, as I had done with Nokias of days gone by.
When I plopped it on a table it was greeted with a round of derisive laughter from the other bloggers in attendance. Clearly the hiptop’s day had come and gone.
Here, for less than $200 CAD, was a handset that seemed to have it all: Android, a physical qwerty keypad, even the same vertical sliding design as my N86.