Goodbye #iPhone, Hello #Verizon: Day 7. →
The new HTC Incredible arrived today. This is hailed as the phone that can compete with the iPhone on all fronts. 30 seconds in and it becomes clear that it has a proprietary connection for power/syncing. Really? Micro USB wasn’t enough?
Goodbye #iPhone, Hello #Verizon: Day 6. (Thanks... →
Breakthrough as far as voicemail goes today. Visual Voice mail on the Android is sub par at best. And it costs $2.99 a month. Seriously. Here’s the workaround: Get a Google Voice number (I have 2 invites left for the first 2 folks to DM me. Or you can request one here). The link in this post shows instructions to loop your missed calls to your GV number. You can set it up to email, SMS and...
Goodbye #iPhone, Hello #Verizon: Day 5. →
Ok, 5 days in and the key issues seem to be: 1) In any amount of sunlight the phone is barely useable. It should be called the HTC Vampire. 3) Battery life is ABYSMAL. Change the name from HTC Vampire to HTC Abysmal. With minimal calls and data I have not made it 12 hours on a single charge. #Fail. 3) Speed is an issue. I assume this is processor based and will be fixed when I upgrade to the...
Goodbye #iPhone, Hello #Verizon: Day 3. →
Day three. I need visual voice mail. The act of calling in to Verizon, entering a PIN and listening to my voice mails is outdated. Here’s the thing - it’s not that my phone isn’t doing everything it needs to do, it’s just that after living with an iPhone for over a year, the expectations are so much higher. Thinking about upgrading to the Droid Incredible to make it a fair...
Goodbye #iPhone, Hello #Verizon: Day 2.
Imported Google contacts and my Gmail. Seamless. You can run multiple apps at the same time. the problem is, you can run multiple apps. And they run, and run, and run. And my battery, 100% at the start of the day and with one call, ran out at 3pm. The screen is useless in any significant sunlight.Trying to take a picture is like staring into a mirror. Oh, and you can’t copy text from...
Goodbye iPhone, Hello Verizon: Day 1. →
After enduring more dropped calls than I could handle, I’ve decided to say goodbye to the brilliance of Steve Jobs and swap my iPhone and AT&T coverage for the Verizon network. Day 1: Damn you Steve Jobs. 3 minutes in and I am questioning the entire thing. Can I call Verizon and tell them I was just kidding? I moved into an HTC Droid Eris. It’s small. The screen is small. The...
Is the future of pricing 'A la carte'?
Are we headed towards a world of paying $0.99 for every thing? Has the application marketplace taken us ‘off the menu’ for good? Restaurants have done it for decades. Well before the iPhone, the carriers (like AT&T) got us accustomed to this with their billing process. Phone insurance? $2.99 a month. Add data? $9.99. Ringtones? $2.09. And so on and so on until your $79.99...