BlackBerry, but the iPhone is definitely tempting. I’ve held out because I like my phone to, you know, actually make phone calls. The iPhone can basically do everything except allow you to carry on a conversation via the telephone machine. Now that iPhone is coming to Verizon, it’s definitely more appealing. But, from what I’ve heard, you can’t do voice and data simultaneously and you can’t use it internationally in case you have to, I don’t know, travel to Siberia for some reason. (Engadget has an early look at the pros and cons of the Verizon iPhone.)
iPhone is definitely ahead of BlackBerry in terms of apps, games, and firing lasers (it’s coming), but dropped calls, low battery life, and the lack of a keyboard for texting and emailing are common complaints. Droids offer email, Internet, apps, video chat, and all that good stuff, plus they have a physical keyboard option for those of us who get annoyed with touchscreens and/or have giant, ape-like thumbs.
Of course, there’s one ultimate reason to get an iPhone: It just plain looks awesome. At the end of the day, when cellphones become obsolete and we’re all communicating via brainwaves, Apple will be remembered not for their quality products but for their brilliant design work. While their arrogance is annoying, it’s hard to deny the sleekness, portability, and physical beauty of their products.
Though, ironically, AT&T’s network will probably improve once everybody jumps to Verizon. So maybe now is the time to get on that bandwagon.
Readers, are you iPhone junkies or BlackBerry nerds?