Just recently I broke down and bought an Iphone and new service with AT&T. First time ever on AT&T and canceling my Verizon service. Then I caught a commercial about the new Motorola Droid for Verizon and that got me checking out what it's about, and saw it's verizon's first phone on the Google Android OS.
That led me to looking up that OS and trying to figure out what exactly it is. Havent gotten to talk to a buddy yet that goes to the google convention every year, where they actually gave away free t-mobile myTouch (another android phone) phones away for app developers.Figured he'd know more about it, and he's never liked the iphone.
Got to looking at the HTC Hero for sprint that just came out, and it looks to be the phone I'd want, and the service I'd want, which is cheaper than iphone in that you can pay $70/month (less for me with my discout) and get unlimited data/gps/messaging, etc. you have to pay over $90 per month to get that with the iphone. Right now I just have the basic 450min and 200 messages for freakin $75 on the iphone.
But I know nothing about this Google Android OS and how it'd be anywhere near as good or easy as the Iphone. I know the App Store for iphone has plenty of cool apps already, and I've read the Android Market app store has a lot less right now but is growing, and there's plenty of Android OS phones coming to the market.
Just dont know which phone I'd actually be happier with.
the review mentions the multimedia playback not being anywhere near as good as the iphone, but I've had a a storm and other phones and never used them for music or video since I didnt want to kill the battery.
and that's another thing I'm not sure about on the iphone, not having an easily replaceable battery. on the blackberry's i've had it's been easy to just find a cheap new battery on ebay and pop it in.
another thing I'm not a fan of is the iphone not having expandable or removeable memory. I like having a micro sd card I can just take out of the phone and pop it into the computer to add/remove photos and such, without cables or synching.