Doesn't it take a lot longer to type out a message than to talk to someone?
If you text someone, how do you know they are going to even read your text right away?
I mean, if they aren't answering their phone to talk to you, why would they read and answer your text?
I have phone that I call a BlueBerry. It looks like a BlackBerry although I don't link it to my e-mail and it has a slide out qwerty keyboard. I type a lot at work so it's really very quick to send the text. It has a camera that I have used infrequently. They come out blurry though. It doesn't have any games or special stuff but it could if I downloaded them.
As far as knowing if my reeceiver is gong to get my message....in the particular case I mentioned, the guy I I texted has an iphone (he works for At&t) so I knew he was quite likely to have it nearby. It was a time when I was normally at home talking with him via IM's as well, so I knew he would be awake as well.
I could have called him I suppose but since the bar was pretty noisy it would not have been clear to unwantedkisser what I was saying unless he was right in my ear. (i.e. too close)
Oh and I just have to add....there are some odd things I use it for.....
The clock - I no longer wear a watch.
The alarm clock - It has a M-F feature so it makes it smarter than my bedside clock that annoyed the heck out me when it went off. Now I have a special "laughing" ring tone that wakes me up in the AM. Much better. When I travel it's always with me.
Light - It's face lights up quite nicely so I have used it in a pinch when I need to see down a dark hallway (black cats) or unlock my front door.