I held onto my Razr flip phone way too long. Eventually the battery soldered to the circuit board died and I was unable to replace it. Thus began my life with a smartphone and do I ever love it! So much of my life revolves around the applications in my iPhone 3GS that I feel uncomfortable without them. I joke that without my iPhone, my IQ drops 10 points. Last night, my iPhone died. The Apple Store says the hard drive failed or something internal died. I asked, "is it the battery?" They replied flatly, "No." I suspect it is the battery and ordered a replacement. We shall see in two days.
In other electronic deaths, my laptop’s battery has given up the ghost. Maybe I just need to return to the woods.