Ramblings, opinions, and general meanderings from the Deep South

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Motorola has really given the iPhone a run for the money with the Droid phones. They are exclusive items sold through Verizon. Now they have started the marketing phase of the Droid X. It'll be out in a few weeks. Read more about it at Engadget. Despite its somewhat large size there are many features that justify carrying such a phone.

If we weren't with AT&T I'd definitely give this one a try. Alas, even though AT&T claims 97% coverage I must live smack dab in the middle of that other 3%. I rarely complete a conversation at home without being dropped several times. Meanwhile, I'll keep using my non-text friendly Motorola Razr V9X. It's the best cell phone I've ever had no doubt. Hopefully, AT&T will get their act together. They weren't always this bad.

The variety of cell phones is downright fascinating. Crackberries (aka Blackberries), iPhones, HTCs, Droids, etc. are seen everywhere. Droid is attractive to me because of the value per month concerning usage of apps. Besides, it's using Google which seems to improve everything the company touches. Several friends have iPhones and like them, and I've heard of some that detest them, throwing them in the trash. The presale of the iPhone 4G is good. Wish the FCC and FTC would stop the market from making models "carrier-exclusive."

Just glad to have my hot rodded Razr. Anyone else remember the Motorola Bricks? It was not only a phone...it was a pretty nice weapon!

"You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need."
~Vernon Howard


Grasshoppa said...

let us not forget, mi amigo, the Motorola Backflip from AT & T. I own one now, having the need for a more text-friendly phone. It'll hit wi-fi, runs Android also, and is an all around pretty dang neat device. Touch screen, like the I-douche, but also flips back to reveal a suprisingly large keyboard. pretty kewl.

Grasshoppa said...

forgot to mention the 5 megapixel camera

Dock said...

Thanks for the info. Sounds like a great phone. Glad you mentioned it!