I'm honestly having a tough time deciding which way to go, and am interested in some feedback. I've always kind of had a weird relationship with mobile technology when it came to my job. I'm needed of course, need to stay in touch, but not necessarily at the level where I'm desperately seeking the latest and greatest new features in the field. Hell I had a Windows Mobile 6 device up until getting this Blackberry last year, with an email experience so horrible I barely bothered with it. No one in the office even uses Blackberry Messenger, despite the fact I hear it's so great it's almost single-handedly keeping Blackberry alive at this point. Only in the past couple months have we looked into tethering.
Partially I'm going to use this as sort of a personal pro/con list, but feedback is always good.
- iTunes. For better or worse, I've completely bought into iTunes at home for music, as well as podcasts. Jenn got me an iPad a while back as well, and recently we've dropped cable, and I got an Apple TV in the living room, so the girls can watch Toy Story 247 times over the next 5 years. I'm kind of all in at this point. I know there are ways to break my media free and keep the same functionality, but I have to be honest: I'm not the hacker I used to be. Between work, keeping up with the girls, and everything else that comes with domestication, my patience for solving tech problems is really at an all time low. It just needs to work, dammit, so I can get on with my life, and/or get to bed.
- The Great Unknown, i.e. iPhone 5. I was going to wait until Apple dropped the 5, but the State System has pushed my decision date to mid June, otherwise I'll be on the hook for buying the device (they're going to a stipend-type system for the monthly bill). Which probably eliminates the 5 for me, cause I'm not going to want to drop $399 or whatever the Apple Tax Price for it is. Plus, it seems like the improvements for this version will be cosmetic at best, unless I really wanted to move to TMobile or something. Do I really want to buy into a year-old phone at this point? Seems like I might be making the same mistake I made with the Blackberry.
- The Apps. Legion, of course, but what am I really getting? I've had some experience with this from the iPad perspective, and there's some cool things of course, but I've yet to really run into anything besides maybe the Nook Reader that screams to me "Yes, you must have this, it will change your life". From a work perspective, what is it giving me? I know this is a valid question from the Droid perspective as well.
- The Great Unknown. I've made spent like 30 seconds using a Droid up to this point. Will I like/hate it? The iPad has kind of/sort of given me an idea of what to expect from iPhone.
- The Second Decision: The good thing about Apple at least is that once you make that choice, the choosing is done. Go Droid, and you then have a second major choice to make, perhaps even more important than the first, as to which device? Again, I'm kind of at the point in my life where crawling through reviews on Engadget and half a dozen other techs sites isn't my idea of fun.
- Managing it: Again, the iTunes factor. Say what you will, but having one-stop shopping in the form of iTunes is nice. Doesn't seem like it's that easy from the Droid perspective. Plus I probably wouldn't go cold turkey on iTunes because of the Apple TV and iPad.
It just seems like there should be something that would make my life much better from a work perspective, and that thing would be better served with a Droid. I don't know what that thing is, or even why I think this. Maybe it's just marketing working it's magic on me. Looking at my list there, iPhone seems like the obvious choice, but for personal reasons. Why can't I shake this feeling that I should be going Droid?
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