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No More IPhone for Me
Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
After using the IPhone for almost a month now, and fighting constantly to figure out round-a-bout ways to sync my contacts, SMS messages, Emails, and a number of other issues, I have decided to go back to my Android Dev Phone.
There are a number of reasons for this:
1) Like I said, I am very reliant on Google's infrastructure, and as we've seen with Apple's decision to ban the Google Voice app, they don't like to play well with Google
2) I am starting to think of Apple as if they were communists. I understand that competition at times requires pushing your own solutions, but you have to keep the consumers in mind as well. I am specifically referring to their banning of the Google Voice app, as well as a number of other apps
3) I don't like their single-carrier-only solution. I am an AT&T customer so I can't complain, but at the same time, it is bad business, and not the "American Way." Providing a device across different carriers provides better competition, and hence cheaper monthly bills for us all.
4) Tethering, oh sweet tethering. I can't survive without tethering, so that alone is enough to anger me. Some of you might be asking why not jailbreak your phone, but that isn't how I roll, and knowing how Apple and AT&T tend to be, they would probably lock my phone.
I will miss the App store, and will once again be angered by the fact that I can't download paid apps on the dev phone, but at a minimum I will have full, open, and un-restricted access to ALL of my data, and being the nerd that I am, I'll program something if I have to, but not being able to program something is an issue that I have.
Androidin' Tom Out.
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Tom said on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 @ 6:36 AM
That was in college, I have changed my ways now that I have a career in mind :)
Dan Lash said on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 @ 6:24 AM
Not how you roll? I seem to remember seeing something called an "Xecuter" at your house once ... whatever that is ;-)
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