supposed to be using the latest in tech and see themselves as living on the edge of software innovation.
I do. I live on the tail edge:
~500 megahertz K6 laptop w/ ~192K RAM -single core P4 desktop w/ 512K RAM
192K? 512K? Kilobyte? You sure about that? Not Megabyte?
Where did you get a $99 android phone?
Well, it's not a "phone", but it is $99. http://www.archos.com/products/ta/archos_28it/index.html?country=us&lang=en
If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.