One thing which I was looking forward to while away was the release of the iPhone 3G. I carefully watched the first release, heard rave reviews and decided I would let my Verizon contract expire with the intent to move to AT&T and purchase an iPhone.
I didnâ€™t take that move lightly. I have been with Verizon for the better part of eight years and have few, if any, complaints. Iâ€™ve enjoyed a wide selection of phones, most recently the Palm Treo 700p. A solid, utilitarian phone but nothing to write home about. Additionally, Verizon is considered one of the most powerful networks, both locally and nationally. Again, the decision to leave wasnâ€™t easy but the allure of the iPhone was too great.
I had saved some pennies and went over to the Apple store a couple of Sundayâ€™s ago. I stood in a meager line, purchased two iPhones (as planned and budgeted for) and headed home. It took me a couple of days to work out the best screen protector, the most convenient method of carry, and which contacts were worth syncâ€™ing with my Mac. That done, Iâ€™ve been putting the phone through itâ€™s paces since. Thumbnail comment? What the hell was I waiting for.
The iPhone makes my Treo, my beloved Treo, look like a â€œcave-phone.â€ It is just rediculous how much more this phone can do with seemingly very little effort. From tne intuitive interface, to the downloadable applications, the iPhone 3G has set the standard. No wonder all other phone companies continue to work on iPhone killersâ€¦ but I donâ€™t see the death of the this extremely impressive gadget coming anytime soon. Conversely, the iPhone will grow in popularity and usability more and more, probably shredding the mobil phone market and grabbing a significant market share, much like the iPod.
After dipping my toe into the iPhone pond, Iâ€™m not coming out anytime soon. No chance.