I tried to fight off the hype of the iPhone, but after purchasing a Droid I have to say I made the wrong decisions.... Wish I sold out and purchased the iPhone instead of fighting my gut feeling! I blame Verizon!
What are the best words to define this century? Collaboration,integration, communication and change are all descriptions of this period. This is especially vivid in the vast improvements in the arena of mobile technology wherein the battle for mobile space is increasingly powerful. Two of the best in indeed Apple iPhone and Android. Many consumers have had a dilemma in choosing which platform to choose from. From various researches, I have discovered the two sides of the coin of each innovation. One is the positive side and the other is the negative side. For the Apple iPhone, its positive side is the following: (1) the device is easy to use (2) offers more features (3) has thousands of apps to help you work more efficiently and effectively. The negative side however is the following: (1)inflexibility (2) less hardware choices (3) not equipped for multitasking. Androids on the other hand has the following positive aspects: (1)Open Handset Alliance has brought in some of the best vendors in mobile devices, like Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Dell and others (2) better for multitasking. It down side is that there are some outdated versions and inconsistency in experience due to the diversity of smartphones. Researches state, “The iPhone platform has a distinct edge over the Android. This is largely due to the growth of the App Store and the popular hardware, together with the presence in over 90 countries. The iPhone OS also works on the iPod Touch, giving developers a potential market of 30 million devices, besides the advantage of massive advertising. ”
Choosing a phone is a subjective choice, no matter how objective we try to be about it. Sure, each handset maker has features that may differentiate themselves from the others:
iPhone - largest selection of apps but the phone is missing features
Android - too many devices to choose from, not as many apps as iPhone, but great integration with Google services (gmail, google voice, google maps / turn-by-turn navigation, etc)
but ultimately, the choice you make kind of defines how you see yourself. That's because we take our phones _everywhere, and we put our pictures and music and select which apps we want on them, and which wallpaper, so they've become very personal. My phone is in my pocket nearly as much as my wallet.