Tuesday, January 11, 2011

iOS v Android

So the announcement came down today, the iPhone is coming to Verizon next month. That’s good news, and it means that after 4 years, I’ll be looking to change carriers. I was hoping there would be a 4G version of the iPhone, but perhaps that was too much to ask. The prices are the same as ATT, with $199 for the 16GB and $299 for the 32Gb, but since I can sell my iPhone for about $300, it should be a wash for the phone cost.

My suspicion is that Verizon wants to see what the iPhone does to their 3G network, as well as see how much Android 4G usage they get before the next iPhone. Since I suspect a June iPhone 5/iPad 2 announcement, I’m in a little pickle. Do I go for the iPhone now, a 4G Android, or wait?

I’ve lived with 2G for a long time, and it’s worked out OK. Tethering is something I’d like, especially with the iPad, but I suspect I will be fine without it.

I’m a little concerned about the lack of Android apps for me. Watching Tia work with hers, it seems that there are fewer apps, and many of them are not as polished. On the flip side, there are some cool features like Swype that aren’t on the iPhone.

I’ll do a little analysis and see what I think over the next few weeks. In the meantime, I re-watched this video to temper a little of the excitement from the announcement.


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