So the iPhone 3G has been out for a while now. There was no way in heck I was going to pay for iPhone v1, but v2 looks pretty cool and had most of the features I thought were missing from v1, and it’s at a somewhat more realistic price point for me because I’m already paying for a data plan with T-Mobile.
However, I’m still waiting, because I’m still not sold. Back in February, I snagged a Blackberry Curve for $50 as I upgraded to a data plan and business line for Duce Enterprises. Also, that damn asterisk you see in this picture just annoys me…it’s “half the price,” yet more expensive…wtf!
Ahh, but do the pros outweigh the cons?
- I can’t get Evernote on my blackberry in app form, and it is quickly becoming my all-in-everything note-taking, to do list productivity and idea tool.
- how cool is the iPhone? it’s a design and usability masterpiece.
- visual voicemail
- App Store
- MLB Live Scores and Video Highlights
- Fast 3G browsing (even if intermittently)
- poor 3G coverage?
Do we hold the iPhone to another standard? I mean, even at it’s current median rating of about a 7/10, it still kicks the Curve’s ass in functionality. It’s really like the iPhone gets a 12/15 because it’s on a different scale entirely.
My Curve is slow, I get a lot of hourglass activity. It’s on EDGE, which is slower. It has no memory – I added a 1GB MicroSD card and I still have to clean up my files and photos on this damn thing every week or I’ll miss a text message because I have no available memory, and they get lost in the air. 16GB iPhone, here I come – all my music, some of my photos, videos, podcasts, videocasts, and more…all in one mini-computer that happens to also be a phone.
I do enjoy Facebook, ESPN and Gmail on my Curve, but I’m missing out on Facebook, MLB and Mail on an iPhone, among other things.
So, the dilemma I have is, while the iPhone is a marvel, and I’m absolutely sure it would increase my mobile productivity a little bit, is it worth the hassle of a new number, an eBay transaction for the Curve, and a two-year contract with *puke* AT&T?
Help me decide, my fellow techies and smart-phone users! Throw an argument either way…but make it a good one. I’ll start with the announcement of the Android phone on T-Mobile. Since I’m already a T-Mobile customer, I could wait for that and hope it comes close to the iPhone…hmmm.