To Android or not to Android?
- Written by: Kevin Whited
- Category: mobile-phones
- Published: July 2, 2010
I have been a Windows mobile user for years, I think it is a great mobile device but has been eclipsed by the cool factor going with the IPHONE and the Android phones. My Samsung Omnia running Windows Mobile 6.1 is a touch screen phone that can run hundreds of thousands of applications available on the internet, Apple would like you to believe that the Iphone invented the Smartphone but the truth is that the Windows Phones and Blackberries have been around much longer, and are much more suitable for business applications. With the Addition of Android phones it makes it more difficult then ever to make a decision on a mobile device. I personally think that the Android is the best phone going, sure Apple still has a little better app store, but the open source nature of the Android platform has endless opportunity for growth. Although I do not have an Android phone yet (due to the contract limitations from my friends at Verizion) I have two employees who are running Android phones and I think they are simply amazing devices. Both are Verizon Wireless, while At&T would like you to think they have better coverage then Verizon that definitely isn’t the case in our part of the world. I have experienced both the HTC Droid Eris, and more recently the Droid Incredible, that phone is Incredible in every sense of the word, its FAST, has great features; Gps, facebook, google, and so on, tons of storage, and is simple to operate (for those of us blessed with the technology gene). I will say that this device would make my Mother and my Father go insane, and me as a side-effect, but that is the same for the Windows Phones and the Iphones. I still dont know if I will end up with an Android phone as Microsoft is set to release their new Windows Phones around the same time that my contract is up with my Omnia, but if I was to choose today between an Iphone or a phone like the Droid Incredible, I would definitely pick the incredible, and you should too.
Follow these links for more information about Android devices at one of my favorite sites, AnandTech.com