Politicians gearing up for their swearing-in, swearing fringe groups, fans swearing by their favourite technology, and Valentine’s Day spirit are coming together this year… and these combos are quite evident in Delhi. I have a feeling that Walt Whitman’s lines also converge well with so much in the air here.
Camerado, I give you my hand!
I give you my love, more precious than money,
I give you myself before preaching or law:
Will you give me yourself?
Will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?
Let me admit that I am a big fan of politics that swears to wipe out corruption from the nation. Besides this, I am also a fan of technology. However, when it comes to declaring my valentine, the choice unanimously goes to Specky, my wife… and as I wrote this I found her standing by me, smile, and ask, ‘You find smartphones quite fascinating. I wonder which one of them you’d choose as your valentine, if given a choice…’
I added, ‘…and if you allow. Right?’
‘I allow you to choose a smartphone of your choice as your valentine this year,’ she declared magnanimously.
Without wasting even a minute I told her that it was the Asus Zenfone 6 A601CG that I would unequivocally choose as my valentine. ‘And you’ll be surprised if I told you that the primary reason wouldn’t be the phone but the absolutely gorgeous and colourful bumpers and cases,’ I said, and added, ‘after all it is what the eyes first see that make the heart go blippety-blip and tippety-tip, doesn’t it?’
Specky gave a smile that said: Yes, I know what you men are forever looking for… but asked, ‘I need five really good reasons.’ And I gave them all to her.
Reason 1: Large photo-receptors
‘Well, I’d love my valentine to capture large resolution and clear picture every time she looks at me and blinks,’ I said as I explained to her that I would go for a phone that had wonderfully large photo-receptors and had the super advantage of a 13 megapixels HD camera. After all, what is life with a valentine who doesn’t have a great image bank of her beau? And this, incidentally is what Specky is in real life… she does have images of me in every possible posture in her mind.
Reason 2: An HD show-off
My second reason was a close cousin of the first because a large image bank is of no use if she doesn’t go around showing-off the kind of person she has as her valentine. So obviously I’d want her to be as much akin to the 6 inch HD screen that my choice of an Asus Zenfone has. Just imagine having a valentine who is like a gorgeous HD display with a resilient anti-fingerprint coating featuring a 10-finger multi-touch panel! The world would surely love me for having a valentine as powerful as her. Well, look at Specky’s social media platforms and you’ll know that she is a real 6-inch HD display for my talents!
Reason 3: Energetic companion
Would anyone want a valentine who excuses herself just as the party begins and insists on being towed back home because she wants to recharge herself for the next day? Well, this is precisely why I’d choose one that gives me all the advantage of the 3300 mAh Lithium battery that this smartphone has. The truth is that my choice of valentine also goes on and on and on if only the vital functions are used and is fully capable of recharging herself in the shortest possible time. This phone obviously matches the energy levels that Specky displays all the time… and everywhere.
Reason 4: The SuperValentine
Yes, just as girls want super boy-friends and boys want super girl-friends, even I would want my smartphone to be as efficient as Specky. Specky is capable of doing multiple complex tasks and yet knowing what to say to me if I pop a surprise question. I mean, she may be putting clothes into the washing-machine and keeping one ear for the cooker whistle even as her mind is on the preparation for the official meeting the next day… and if I ask her, ‘Why do you think the fringe groups in India deserve to be shrugged off?’… she will simply turn and give me the most reason-filled answer. Now this is precisely what the hyper threading technology of the Asus zenfone that promotes it over every other smartphone to becoming my valentine!
Yes, besides the Intel Atom 2520 processor, it has the wonder of hyper threading technology that makes it use its processor resources more efficiently, enabling multiple threads to run on each core. This just means that I can ‘run demanding applications simultaneously while maintaining system responsiveness, keep systems protected, efficient, and manageable while minimizing impact on productivity, and provide headroom for future business growth and new solution capabilities’. Yes, the zenfone does behave like my SuperSpecky and deserves to be my SuperValentine!
Reason 5: Never lost
Let me admit here that every time we go on a drive, it is Specky who decides which turns to take and where to pause or stop for a break. She does it intuitively… and the Asus zenfone, to qualify as my valentine must do the same.
The truth is that it does. The phone comes with Google Maps and A-GPS for route navigation and will make sure that you are never at a loss for direction. I mean, with a smartphone in your hands and looking directionless is something that no right-thinking man would ever want.
Now, are these the only reasons why I might choose the Asus Zenfone 6 A601CG as my valentine. Not at all. The phone also gives me 5 GB of free lifetime Asus Web Storage… which means that it can go on clicking my selfies and keep storing it in this online treasure forever! The other really smashing reason is that this smartphone comes with a dual SIM (GSM + GSM) support which means that it can carry your personal as well as professional numbers and help you know how to respond to a call. This is precisely what Specky does all the time. The way I see it all is that she is like a dual SIM (GSM + GSM) and keeps prompting me for the correct actions!
Well, I’d certainly tell the Asus Zenfone 6 A601CG: ‘Will you come travel with me?’
14 February 2015