iPhone or Droid – What is Your Phone of Choice?

androidUp until now, the iPhone has undeniably been the most sought-after phone on the market. It seems like nearly everyone has one these days. I get teased quite often by my boss and friends because I neither have – nor want – an iPhone. What the heck do I “need” one for? I’m happy with my normal run-of-the-mill cell phone. It calls people. It texts people. It even takes pictures and plays music! I work from home, and I don’t travel often. I don’t need a phone that does a million things other than what I already have… or do I?

Enter the Droid. I have to admit it… I want one. I’ve talked to several people who already have this device in their hands, and they’re more than happy with it. Several of them are even saying that they like it far better than they did their iPhones!! There’s buzz all over Twitter and the Blogosphere from people who are extolling the many virtues (and few pitfalls) of the new Droid.

I’m not even sure why it is I want one so much. I still don’t “need” a device that can do this much. But man oh man do I hope Santa puts one of these babies in my stocking! I would even happily post an extensive review here!

As I advance even more in my career, I know I will be traveling more and more often. I’ll get to attend conferences. I’ll be hanging out in Seattle with my boss. During times like this, the Droid would definitely come in handy. Also… well… geesh. Must I admit it? The Droid is just a sexy-looking device. I’m a Geek. And, I’m a girl. Can I help it if I’m attracted to gadgets and gizmos that are awesome to look at?

What phone are you currently using? Are you an iPhone fanatic, or are you grabbing a Droid as soon as you possibly can? What are your thoughts on either of these devices… or any other phones on the market? Our readers want to be well-informed as to which phones they should buy.

  • Two things still to overcome before I'll want one:

    1. A touch screen keyboard instead of having to press fiddly keyboard buttons.
    2. A decent equivalent app store with lots of stuff on it.

    Yes, the battery thing can be a pain - but I'm sure Apple will overcome that before long. Their impending price drop for the iPhone will bring mass appeal.

    While Verizon has the sole distribution license in the US I don't see this as a major concern - their recent doubling of the contract cancellation fee can't be winning hearts everywhere.

    Typed from my iPod Touch. 😉

  • Two things still to overcome before I'll want one:

    1. A touch screen keyboard instead of having to press fiddly keyboard buttons.
    2. A decent equivalent app store with lots of stuff on it.

    Yes, the battery thing can be a pain - but I'm sure Apple will overcome that before long. Their impending price drop for the iPhone will bring mass appeal.

    While Verizon has the sole distribution license in the US I don't see this as a major concern - their recent doubling of the contract cancellation fee can't be winning hearts everywhere.

    Typed from my iPod Touch. 😉

  • starjax

    There are some hefty fees, especially tethering, if you go with verizon. To me that strikes out the droid. ATT has issues with services(3g)and I think they are just evil. HTC android phones are on verizon now and eventually at sprint. I think they have more going for them than the Droid. Course if apple would ever release a not gsm version of the iphone, then its all overwith.

    I'd really like to see non-carrier-specific handsets for a change. Or for Sprint to change their "no foreign devices" policy.

  • starjax

    There are some hefty fees, especially tethering, if you go with verizon. To me that strikes out the droid. ATT has issues with services(3g)and I think they are just evil. HTC android phones are on verizon now and eventually at sprint. I think they have more going for them than the Droid. Course if apple would ever release a not gsm version of the iphone, then its all overwith.

    I'd really like to see non-carrier-specific handsets for a change. Or for Sprint to change their "no foreign devices" policy.

  • Andrew

    ^ It is all about making money in this small capitalistic world of ours.
    But I have an iPhone and I've had it for 15 months now, and since I take care of the things I pay for I don't have to worry about that HORRIBLE cracked screen that iPhones are notorious for. *knock on wood* But I absolutely LOVE my phone. Just all the random things that you never ever needed before is at your finger tips and its just really nice to have it there. Once you get it you wonder how in the world did you ever live without it. Which could never be truer.

  • Andrew

    ^ It is all about making money in this small capitalistic world of ours.
    But I have an iPhone and I've had it for 15 months now, and since I take care of the things I pay for I don't have to worry about that HORRIBLE cracked screen that iPhones are notorious for. *knock on wood* But I absolutely LOVE my phone. Just all the random things that you never ever needed before is at your finger tips and its just really nice to have it there. Once you get it you wonder how in the world did you ever live without it. Which could never be truer.

  • ngamonga05

    why waste your time getting one of those when you lose it waste the money,when it gets stolen its a sad lost and can't afford to replace it, a standard (thats wot i got, RING AND TEXTS) YOU NEVER LOSE IT, THAT WOULD BE USELESS TO OTHERS AS ITS NOT UP TO DATE, BUT A GOLD MINE TO YOU.

    SO BE PROUD ON WOT YOU GOT AS I AM.

  • ngamonga05

    why waste your time getting one of those when you lose it waste the money,when it gets stolen its a sad lost and can't afford to replace it, a standard (thats wot i got, RING AND TEXTS) YOU NEVER LOSE IT, THAT WOULD BE USELESS TO OTHERS AS ITS NOT UP TO DATE, BUT A GOLD MINE TO YOU.

    SO BE PROUD ON WOT YOU GOT AS I AM.

  • D1RGE.EXE

    I own the G1. Absolutely love it. Sure there are 9 billion apps on Apple market, but c'mon, how many are useful? And why does Apple own Adobe yet can't allow Flash on their premiere phone, yet Android phones are getting it in December? With the G1 tied to YouTube, Gmail, and Google, and more than enough office-compatible apps, I see no reason at all to pay twice as much for an Apple phone that forces me to use Itunes, breaks when you look at it wrong, has the battery life of a gnat, and a 3G network so slow I want to kill myself. No thanks, Apple. Droid FTW.

  • D1RGE.EXE

    I own the G1. Absolutely love it. Sure there are 9 billion apps on Apple market, but c'mon, how many are useful? And why does Apple own Adobe yet can't allow Flash on their premiere phone, yet Android phones are getting it in December? With the G1 tied to YouTube, Gmail, and Google, and more than enough office-compatible apps, I see no reason at all to pay twice as much for an Apple phone that forces me to use Itunes, breaks when you look at it wrong, has the battery life of a gnat, and a 3G network so slow I want to kill myself. No thanks, Apple. Droid FTW.

  • Fx

    If their service was as good as At&t then i would consider the switch but i live in the country, back woods verizion phones do me no good until i get half way to work then i can use it and these days and time i need a phone i can trust to have service if i ever need it.

  • Fx

    If their service was as good as At&t then i would consider the switch but i live in the country, back woods verizion phones do me no good until i get half way to work then i can use it and these days and time i need a phone i can trust to have service if i ever need it.

  • Garrett.B

    honestly I have an I pod Touch. At times I feel awesome typing on it. No hitting the wrong key due to it guesses what word your trying to say. Or the dreaded sticky buttons. I take care of it but it is inevitable to get a scratch, and also as a teen I text alot, and I use my ipod Touch to go on facebook and use it to type long messages and recently there has been no damage but the touch screen has become less accurrate. Selecting different things than I want it to.

    And as for the companies I have been a recipient of both companies and I live in South Dakota. My friend Matt had to unlock his iphone just to be able to use it here. Yes it works for those in coastal regions or big cities where the company cares about but not in a town with only 30,000 people and in a state with only 779,485 people. Verizon is reliable. If you have to go somewhere I would much rather have Verizon because AT&T is so spotty. I would like the iphone because it is an amazing phone.... just not with the company it is with. It is providing a wide range of things but is with a company that limits it and won't let the people everywhere enjoy it.

    P.S. I'm in 9th grade computer applications class and am researching helpful sights for new computer users but it is so boring; so I decided to do this

    I'm shooting for the longest comment that is still relevant to the subject and not someone hitting "A" a million times. SO yeah I'm done, have fun arguing.

  • Garrett.B

    honestly I have an I pod Touch. At times I feel awesome typing on it. No hitting the wrong key due to it guesses what word your trying to say. Or the dreaded sticky buttons. I take care of it but it is inevitable to get a scratch, and also as a teen I text alot, and I use my ipod Touch to go on facebook and use it to type long messages and recently there has been no damage but the touch screen has become less accurrate. Selecting different things than I want it to.

    And as for the companies I have been a recipient of both companies and I live in South Dakota. My friend Matt had to unlock his iphone just to be able to use it here. Yes it works for those in coastal regions or big cities where the company cares about but not in a town with only 30,000 people and in a state with only 779,485 people. Verizon is reliable. If you have to go somewhere I would much rather have Verizon because AT&T is so spotty. I would like the iphone because it is an amazing phone.... just not with the company it is with. It is providing a wide range of things but is with a company that limits it and won't let the people everywhere enjoy it.

    P.S. I'm in 9th grade computer applications class and am researching helpful sights for new computer users but it is so boring; so I decided to do this

    I'm shooting for the longest comment that is still relevant to the subject and not someone hitting "A" a million times. SO yeah I'm done, have fun arguing.