New Droid Phone is Changing My Old Habits
For the past couple of years I have lusted for an iPhone. But, I found myself in a bind because AT&T phone coverage in my geographic area has lots of dropped calls and missed calls. My daughter Caroline always whines about our poor AT&T phone service in Atlanta as she suffers through dropped and missed calls on her visits home.
So, I am pretty much locked in to Verizon as my phone supplier. I absolutely can not afford to have any dropped or missed calls. I forward all my calls to my cell phone when I leave the office so this is my lifeline to all the marketing I do. I have to have 100% of my calls coming through all the time.
For years I have used the Blackberry to bring the Internet and email to me while moving around Atlanta (and the world). My trusted Blackberry was reliable and could get the job done. But the interface was just not so great for getting on the Internet. Email was fine. For voice I kept a separate phone because I could never adjust to talking on the blackberry. It was heavy and I did not like the interface.
Finally I have found a solution I like. I moved to the Droid on Verizon and find myself liking pretty much everything about it.
The pullout keyboard keeps all the functionality of the Blackberry. And the keyboard is easier to use. The Internet interface is outstanding and all my Google apps are working great, Because I use a Google based EMAIL for my work, everything about email is now easier and more intuitive. And surfing the Internet is fabulous. I am also able to read documents and faxes that were just about impossible to see on the Blackberry. I have already found myself using Google in the workplace so the transition has been almost painless.
Downside: battery life is not so great. I am going to need chargers everywhere. In the car, at the office and at home..