Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Very Incredible Droid

Some people reward themselves with clothes, vacations, massages… I rewarded myself for successfully finishing my Spring semester of school with the purchase of the new Droid Incredible. As I walked into Best Buy the day after my last final my heart soared to find out that there was exactly ONE Incredible in stock there. As I made the leap and not only ended my 10 year relationship with Sprint, but embarrassingly put my beat up pink Palm Centro on the counter, I saw the look of pity in the eyes of the Best Buy guy. I moved from clunky pink Palm to sleek black Incredible. And yes… I love it!

I had the toss up between iPhone and Droid and at the end of the day my reason for Droid was 3-fold. 1.) I have not heard great things about AT&T. From cell service, to prices, to customer service. 2.) When asked to compare the benefits of iPhone vs. Droid… the iPhone people always said “iPhone!” with a zealous excitement but nothing else. As if I was supposed to get it because it had an “apple” on the back of it and that would inherently make me cool. Whereas Droid people listed reasons, from operating systems, to app availability, to multi-tasking and more. The people who use software and data in a similar fashion as I do all recommended the Droid. 3.) I just hate being like everyone else. Now I realize that eventually we are all going to have either an iPhone or a Droid, but something about going out to a bar and seeing 98% of the people pulling out an iPhone just turns my stomach. So, I like that Droid is giving the iPhone a run for their money. I like that people are realizing the benefits of the Droid and realizing that there is something else out there.

Now, I realize that by posting this, I am going to get some iPhone junkies defending their position till the death and if I am lucky I can get some Droid v. iPhone Debate happening… but nonetheless… I love my Droid!!

Why? Let’s see… I don’t ever start my laptop unless I am doing school work. I read the news, shop, look for movies, manage my social networking, upload photos to Picasa, email, take photos (8 megapixel photos), GPS navigate myself wherever I need to go, store my grocery store discount cards (lighter key ring!), listen to online music, and so much more. Oh… and play mindless games… my favorite… SKETCH! It’s like Pictionary with people from all over. You draw, you guess, you get points… basically… you pass time. I can even read books on it… but not much (I still love the Kindle, folks).

So, it’s sleek, it’s cool, it’s functional, it’s fast, yes folks… it’s INCREDIBLE!