OK – so the Droid was launched yesterday, and the drooling Verizon fans should be able to pick it up in the next few weeks. The folks that couldn’t have an iPhone are now able to have what many are calling a serious threat to the iPhone’s dominance as the cellular chosen one – but how do they stack up against each other?
So – at this time the Pre is kind of an “also ran.” Saving $600 a year is a pretty good reason to choose it, but …. It’s one of those situations where you’ll be happy about what you saved, and sad about what you had to give up.
The Droid and the iPhone are comparable, but if I had to choose one over the other – I think I would go with the Droid. The 10,000 apps isn’t that big of a deal for me – pretty sure I can find my crib game and word jumbles. What does make a difference for me is the ability to multitask. There have been too many times where I wanted to use two different apps on the iPhone – but because they aren’t the built in apps, I had to choose one or the other. Though it’s not mentioned in the comparison, another feature that I think I would like is the slide-out keyboard. I do like the touch screen on my iPhone, but in chilly weather, I have to take off a glove to use the phone. Yes, apparently my life is rough.
It’s too early to determine if the droid is going to be a contender against the iPhone. There was a lot of hype before the Pre came out, claiming to be the first iPhone killer. But in the end, only the consumers can decide which is the actual winner. One thing is certain, with Apple on its third iteration of the iPhone and steadily improving, if the Droid does manage to knock Apple from their perch – it won’t be for long. What features will the 4G iPhone have?
I can’t wait to find out!