Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Technology at it's best

I love technology! Well at least 80% of the time. It has its disadvantages but when its good its good!
I had heard about this little Square gadget awhile back but I didn't aggressively find out anymore information on it until recently. So here is how it went.....
Old Phone doesn't support
I went to my local cellphone carrier and browsed around at all the shiny new mini computers as I now call them. I was due for an upgrade but was waiting ever so patiently for my beloved BlackBerry (of 6 years) too evolve with a 4g phone. Or something as fantastic as their new Playbook they created to get in on the tablet market. However my patience was running thin. About a year ago an artist friend tweets and then blogs about this Square so I went to check it out but at the time it was only available for iPhone. Well I wasn't interested in purchasing an all touch screen phone.
Fast forward to the present. Okay so then a few months back another artist friend tells me they have a Square and they don't have an iPhone. So now I'm getting a little antsy because we both are vendors in the event next month and he would be able to accept credit cards.
So like a loyal BB user I begin to look for other point of sales transaction devices or apps that don't involve a commitment and a first born for my beloved BlackBerry.
But this Square was romancing me with their user friendly, free, and no commitment. So back to my trip to the cellphone store. They have all these nice phones and at first I wasn't quite ready to give up my button pushing qwerty keypad. So I played around with different phones that had both features.

But there she was....This big shiny vibrant screen. The phone size was like a mini tablet of some sorts. Yet the phone was thin and very lightweight. I played with it for awhile but the iPhone was looking pretty nice as well. However the only thing that the iPhone had over shiny big phone was the instagram app.
I asked the sales associate a few decision making questions and then I made my choice. 

I am now team Android and also not to mention I very happy owner and user of the Square.

video of how small businesses use Square

Get one for your business at SquareUp.com

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