Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Next Up- Nexus One?

Around this time every year I get antsy about mobile devices. Blackberry has been good to me for the past year, but there's just no excitement there and I can't pretend that getting by is enough for me. I've loved the hardware of the Bold and the Onyx, but at this point, the only thing I really get a kick from on the software front anymore is the SocialScope app. I keep going into App world to see if there's anything interesting or ground breaking happening, but no such luck.

After looking hard at my Hierarchy of Smartphone needs, I realized that the difference between my Onyx and a device like the Google Nexus one is that with each one I'm getting 4 out of my 5 points. I'm enjoying Android- the layout, the apps, and that old excitement of learning how to tweak and customize....its all come back to me and its making me invigorated.

I guess this is my roundabout way of convincing myself that a move to the Nexus One just makes sense. I've been enjoying my Motorola Backflip, but I know myself well enough to know that I definitely do not want a device with moving parts. In fact, I've been using only the keyboard onscreen, and have found that quite manageable in spite of the chunkiness.





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So my plan now is to order the Nexus One and see if I can do without a keyboard. If I love it, I'll sell off my Blackberry and potentially my iPhone. If I don't I'll return or resell it. In the meantime, I'm going to return the Backflip. Let's start the insanity!

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