Monday, June 21, 2010

My Next Phone Should Be?

Two way fanboy might not be able to resist

Last year before the 2009 NFL season my five year old Hewlett-Packard desktop PC finally failed, leaving me with a model year 2000 Compaq Armada M700 notebook as my only PC, an awesome and bulletproof laptop for its time, by 2009 poor thing could not run Windows XP and more than one application at a time, in researching and writing the typical Curly R post I have three or five or ten Firefox windows open at a time and forget trying to run Photoshop and get anything done.

So I finally took the plunge and bought a Mac and I have never looked back, it is supremely superior to anything I have ever used, I love it.

My phone is about to hit two years old, a Blackberry Curve that I had to get for a job I no longer have, I have always hated this phone with two exceptions: true satellite GPS and multiple recipients on text messages. I will be getting a new phone before the 2010 NFL season.

Mrs. Curly R has an iPhone 3GS and loves it, I think it is pretty cool but I had been looking to branch out to something else, with the Google Nexus One now available for AT&T I thought I would try that. But the 530 dollar price tag gives me pause. AT&T has been slow to get off the Android stick, with their first corporate offering not an open unit, clearly AT&T's alliance with Apple is preventing them from offering truly unfettered devices.

I am going to have to give this all some more thought now that I have learned Redskins new actual general manager uses an iPhone. I know it should not be surprising, I still think it is cool, up until now the Redskins culture under Dan Snyder has screamed Blackberry, all business and no fun.

iPhone 3GS from here.


James W


If you are locked into AT&T, I'd probably wait for the iPhone 4 to come out and get that.

If you can go anywhere, I would look at the HTC Droid Incredible from Verizon & the HTC Evo 4G from Sprint.

But, I am really intrigued by Android and like you said, AT&T doesn't have a good Android phone.

My boss was tied to Verizon and he has an Incredible and it's cool.

I am drooling over the Evo because I live in Rochester, NY and we're on the early 4G deploy list.