Over the summer I realized that I really needed a smart phone. It wasn't very "professional" if I didn't answer an urgent work email because I was walking around at Target. I had gotten in too many situations where someone would call me and ask me to review some copy, but I was nowhere near my computer so I would have to drop what I was doing and drive home. Anyway, I was not up for my "new every two" promotion from Verizon, so my husband let me take his upgrade with the promise that he could take mine in February. I got a Droid Incredible and l-o-v-e-d it. Seriously, how did I live without a smartphone?
So Verizon's announcement that they were getting the iPhone coincided with the time frame when Frank could order a new phone through my upgrade. He set his alarm for 3 am on a work night and ordered the phone. It finally came yesterday and he was so excited. When he called Verizon to have his number transferred to it, they let him know that they had a contract with Apple that prohibited them from allowing number transfers. So whoever's name was on the upgrade was the only number allowed to be on the phone.
Sad panda husband. He told me I could have the phone and he would take my Droid but I said NO WAY, I don't want the guilt of taking his dream phone away. I told him to return the iphone and get a Droid because they are just as good. He told me that it would be dumb to do, since we already HAD a Droid he could use. So after making him promise that he would never guilt trip me about the phone since it was his idea, I said I would try it for a week to see if I liked it. Honestly, I was leery about it. I've always been a huge fan of the Droid, and getting used to the functionality of the iPhone is a learning process. After going a full day with it, I think I have decided to keep it.
Here's what I like about the Droid:
- Widgets: You don't have to go into the Facebook app everytime you want to go on facebook. You just scroll to the right or left and your facebook app is up.
- Integration with Google: I'm a Google fanatic, so I use gmail, google reader, gcalendar, etc.
- More free apps. Seems like everything for the iPhone costs $ or is just a lite version for free
- My Incredible had an 8 mp camera, the iPhone is lower quality
What I like about the iPhone so far:
- Duh, it's an iphone. It makes me look cool.
- Syncing up with my MacBook and iTunes. I love that when I plug it into my computer, my photos are automatically loaded into iPhoto
- Better and more apps: although some of them cost more $, the apps in general are better. Facebook is much better, and Hootsuite (which I need for work) is really what sealed the deal. I can post from all my social media accounts on the go. The Hootsuite app for Droid was touchy.
- Even though the iPhone camera is supposedly less mp, I can't tell the difference
- Better quality video
- Two way photo taking makes taking narcissistic self-portraits that much easier
So, I'm asking your iPhone people for some help! What are some apps you couldn't live without? I'm particularly looking for a good RSS reader app and a blogging app. But any suggestions are good.
And just for fun, this is what a typical conversation between my husband and I looks like. MaKES NO SENSE.
And now I can take even more ridiculous hipster photos of my dog: