Two years ago, I bought the iPhone 3g. It was awesome. I missed the first rush to buy it, so had to wait for weeks until more were available.
I liked most things about it. I was annoyed that it didnât sync very well with my Windows machine and it forced me to use iTunes, but it was so cool I overlooked all that. Then it bugged me that I couldnât tether the phone to laptop so I could surf the web using my 3g connection on the train (so I would have to take out a second contract with O2 for mobile broadband"). But I have to overlook that too.
Six months ago, I got a call from O2 saying my contract was up and asking if I wanted to upgrade. I told them I wanted to wait for the iPhone 4. So, as June 7 approachedâI couldnât wait for the iPhone 4 announcement to see what it would be like. I registered my interest on the site. The new phone would have a clearer display, video editing, a webcam! Apple is touting as a game-changer. The rush is on. The pre-orders have already sold out.
You know what? I donât want to be a part of this any more. I donât want to be someone who drools over the next Apple product. These game-changer features are incremental improvements. I never look at my current iPhone and say âMan, the resolution on this thing is awful!â I never once thoughtââIf only I could edit video on this thing.â
I donât want to wait for new stock or stand in a queue. I donât want to pay through the nose for the privilege. I donât want to read any more news stories about new features. I want to break free.
I got my new phone. Itâs an Android phoneâthe HTC Desire. It does most everything I need it to do and it was much cheaper. Highly recommend it.