I should have looked at how many hits in google news there were for iphone and verizon. I bet just about every news and blog out there has posted Iphone stories. I new some of the blogs I check such as BGR and Engadget felt they should swamp their sites with coverage. Annoying if you ask me. For example one article was about why I am switching to Verizon and the next one is why they are not switching. They really were not that bad of articles and they both gave pros and cons. I also bet they got tons of hits and ad views because of it. I don’t know why it bothers me but the iPhone is not the end all phone. It is not a perfect phone and in fact, the android OS is very advanced compared to Apple.
I saw the clip from the Daily Show where they were so happy to finally be able to make calls with their phone. Thought it was a great funny segment. What irritated me was the people they interviewed who all complained of drop calls. Why don’t they just use a phone that doesn’t drop calls? I was on AT&T these past 3 years as well and have horrible reception in some areas (all areas of Austin). I stayed with them for financial reasons (rollover, most clients on at&t, etc.) Those on iphone plans are not on their to save money.
This is not jealousy on my part. I have no problems with apple products but I don’t like how controlling they are. They decide which apps are allowed and which are not. It also doesn’t help that they decided to partner with AT&T who I’ve always resented. My next phone will not be on AT&T nor will it be a blackberry again. It will be an android which is open-sourced and constantly being updated. Yes, my next computer will most likely be a Mac Air. In fact, I want to do more research into their server software as well. Having a tiny server intrigues me.