Well, since I’ve posted about my mobile phone situation before and it was fairly well-read I’m going to do so again! Last week my contract came up and it was time for a new phone, for which I chose an iPhone. I’m off BlackBerry.
For the decision I considered all options (BlackBerry, Android and iPhone) and came to this decision for a few reasons:
- Believe it or not, but the move away from a BB isn’t going to be an easy one for me (insert sniggers here). Aside from the fact that I’ve been using them for years, I really haven’t had too much to complain about. Although I would like to support Canada, as well, the future of the company (along with future technical support) is what is worrying me the most. I know I’m contributing to the catch-22 of their demise, but I can’t help it!
- The software the Snap It uses is built in Cocoa and if there is any sort of mobile capability in our future it’s going to start on iPhone. While nothing’s in the pipeline, who knows what the next 2 years are going to bring, so being proactive is likely a good thing.
- I’m a Mac and Apple TV user, therefore having another iPhone device integrates well. Not that I think it’s going to be a monumental upgrade to my life, might as well keep things in the family if there’s a choice.
While these aren’t the most sophisticated reasons, to be sure, I’m sticking with them. After using the iPhone for a while I honestly miss the old BlackBerry e-mail organization a bit, but the new ones don’t look much like the old ones anyway, so couldn’t stay regardless.
This isn’t a very scientific list and it’s very specific to me, but those are the reasons I had. Android was a strong possibility, but once I was trying it out in the store I just didn’t end up liking it as much. This is likely because I’ve messed around on people’s iPhones more than Androids, but the benefits that I found on the online reviews didn’t really sell me on Android. Not that they weren’t valid, just didn’t matter to me.
So, as many people have pointed out to me this week, I have “come over to the dark side.” What I’ve made sure to point out to them is that I have never been an iPhone hater, but rather preaching indifference to what other people are running. I made my decision for me and you should make it for you.