Everyone wants to know, which is better, Droid or iPhone? hmmm Which is better, PC or Apple?
I agree, Apple is slick. Most love the interface, after they learn it. I still have trouble maneuvering an iPod. Just seems less than automatically intuitive to me.
So, folks ask me, How do I like my Droid? I tell them, it's in my blood.
I guess kind of like a cold, I can't shake it. But unlike a cold, I don't think it's a bad thing.
Someone asked me a little while ago exactly what do I like about a Droid more so than an iPhone. When they asked, I realized I hadn't really given it much thought. But it did stop me, and make me think about that.
1) I am a PC. I relate to PC, I understand PC, and I can make PC's do good things. Fairly consistantly, with little effort most times. The interface, even though not particularly super or fancy, is what I relate to and know. The Droid is PC. Or as similar as Linux is to Windows, anyway. And that is to me, highly comparable. So I find I can easily understand and use my Droid.
2) I feel it is economical, in that it replaces 3 things in my life that are almost inseparable from me, my iPod, my phone, and a GPS. 1 for 3 in a constantly changing world, now made easier.
3) Voice search - simply put, just tell your Droid what you want, and it often suprises you with exactly what you were looking to know. I showed this off the other night, and folks soon knew what had become the buzzwords around my family at Thanksgiving "Ask the Droid!" It is uncannily good at converting a voice thought into the knowledge I am looking for, be it directions to the nearest BestBuy or as we learned the other night, how to make a hot buttered rum!
The Droid has one up on every piece of technology (including an iPhone in my opinion - this IS a blog) I ever had, where most technology I am used to using usually "almost" does what I need it to, or can be made to almost do what I was wishing, the Droid consistantly has suprised me by one-uping my expectations. It consistantly has done more and better and faster than I was expecting.
Suprising, and sweet! So, news is iPhone is still tops, after all 3 million in the US alone. Let's see iPhone, 3 years old, 3 million served. Droid, 3 months old, 1 million served. Seems like someone is out of the gate awefully fast for a no-chance race...