I am really dependent on my mobile device, both because of the nature of my work, and because I have a passel of children who have to be managed in various ways, and the texting/calendars/email/phone combo helps me do that. And I’ve wanted an iPhone since they were first released, what, five, six years ago now? But the stars have just never really aligned to make it happen. We were on the wrong plan, or I already had a corporate-provided Blackberry Storm (UGH), or something.
Most recently, for the past two years or so, I’ve been using a Google Nexus on TMobile -an Android gadget. I think Google actually discontinued that one, but I just kept using mine because I already had it, and it worked pretty well.
There are many things I liked about my ‘Droid. Mostly, I liked it really well, actually. My main problem with it was that the phone part never worked that well. Like, I’d have to tilt my head a certain way and hold my phone at juuuuuust the right angle, or people couldn’t hear me. And honestly, I had no problems with TMobile service whatsoever, although you sometimes hear people slag them.
But just over a week ago, I accidentally dropped Ye Olde Droid one too many times. And it wasn’t in the Otterbox that had saved it in previous catastrophic events. The screen TOTALLY shattered. It was a goner.
Well, at this point, various things worked out so that after all these years, I was finally able to switch to an iPhone, which arrived yesterday. So far, I like the new gadget a lot, although the screen is definitely smaller than the one on my ‘Droid, and given that I am blind as a bat and seemingly getting blinder with every passing month (I now have to push my glasses down my nose, close one eye and squint in order to read most small things), the smaller screen is proving a bit challenging.
So how about you? iPhone person or non iPhone person? Why or why not? And what iPhone apps do I definitely want to get? I already added Instagram – I am kgranju there – in case any of y’all want to follow my photostream. And E downloaded Fring for me so that he and I can now videochat with one another, since he has it on his phone.