Monday, April 5, 2010

RVer Gadgets and Too Many Choices!

Gadgets gadgets gadgets! ... Can't complain 'bout the kids... and their Ipods and video games any more can I?! :o)

Now... Apple has announced that they're gonna make their iphone available to Verizon customers... Boy... is Heidi torqued! :o) She wanted an iphone!... but we just got our new Motorola DROID phones... which we got 'cause the iphone was only available on at&t... and Verizons' data card system is the best available, in my opinion...

... and since... my websites are a purty lil' piece of my income now-a-days... and my only access to the net is through my MiFi 2200 air/data/WiFi card... we didn't want to change that out...

She wanted to swap out phones 'cause she was so disgusted with her Blackberry Storm... Kept trying to pawn it off on me... uh... I might not be real bright... but... I was... THERE!... most ever' time she had her difficulties with the dang thing... which was near every day... If you're lookin' at smart phones... be smart... and avoid a Blackberry Storm... I've talked to too many folks that have to pull the battery 2-3 times a week 'cause it 'locked up'... that struggle with an insensitive touch screen... and on and on... Blackberry Storm has got issues! :o)

First time she picked up and used a Motorola Droid... she grinned and commented... "This touch screen works just like Betty's iphone!"

Been using the Droids for something like two weeks now... I'm slow... but starting to get the hang of a smart phone... Heidi just runs off with it... nigh on to a kid with it herself... Me? I just want it for a phone... plus its' ability to do email... and a couple other lil' things... like uh... playing chess! :o)

The thing is... from what I'm told... if you want a bunch of apps on an iphone... you gotta pay for most of 'em...

Google on the other hand (google and verizon are partnered up on the Droid)... believes in adding value to their product... not milking the turnip.. at least as bad! :o) ... We've got way too many apps on these two phones now (mostly Heidi!) and we've not had to pay a dime for any of 'em...

Now... I'm not an electronic whiz... not even close. That said... I'm now makin' something approaching 50% of my contribution to our refrigerators contents... on a laptop!... so... from that perspective... and from watching a couple folks diddlin' around on their iphones... and seeing how my lil' Motorola Droid functions... I'd have to say it's a horserace... They're good phones...

If you have 'issues' with Apple... and want an alternative... check out the Droids! :o) ... just be careful at the mall... so ya'll don't look like some goofy kid... jammin' to the tunes... on your cell phone... Ipod... video game... :o)

It's much better to look like a goofy, Ol', stove up, puss gut, bald headed, geezer... gettin' down! :o)

... and my bet is... the Droid will leave some nickles in your pocket... so you can afford to eat out at the Cracker Barrel... one more breakfast each month! :o)

Take Good Care
Brian

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3 comments:

Tony said...

"Now... Apple has announced that they're gonna make their iPhone available to Verizon customers..."

Hold on there partner, Apple hasn't announced that YET. If there is one thing about Apple, is that they often hype something up to be something that it ain't. The real word comes down from Apple land on Thursday and it's centered around iPhone OS4. Could very well be announcing a Verizon iPhone, but you can never be too sure with Apple.

Brian said...

oops! caught again? ... to tell the truth, I've been 'Told' this in the last few days by several, unrelated people... so I just took it as the real story... better wait for it I guess :o)

Tony said...

And the verdict is.....

No Verizon... yet. Maybe June? That's when hardware usually makes the rounds at the Apple farm.

Personally I think Apple screwed the pooch by not having multiple carriers from the git go. Now by the time they get around to it, nobody is really going to care anymore, because customers like me who wouldn't buy an iPhone because of AT&T have moved on to Android devices. Those Android phones are awesome!