Smartphones-Devices And Not So Smartphones Part 1
I’m a bit vexed about the current phone market situation. I see a growth of what looks like the SkyNet defense grid and a group of resistant fighters trying to fend off the big gun ships. We’re fighting against John Connor and SkyNet we want freedom from J.C. He doesn’t look like the good guy to us. Okay I may have lost you a bit on the metaphor you’ll get it later on. Let’s take a journey into smart phones and see what makes them smart or not so “smart”! Personally I have had BlackBerrys, Window’s Phones, Android, and iPhones. In my estimation, Blackberry is the best hands down for me for many reasons and others like me feel the same way #teamBlackBerry. Let’s take a journey through the phones I’ve had and may take on why some phones are actually “smart” phones and others are not.
My first introduction to the Smartphone was a Windows Smartphone the Motorola Moto Q which seemed very much like a Blackberry to me, being able to use Word, Excel and Power Point on my phone was excellent. Its familiar look to Blackberry and lower price point caught my attention so I bought it. Having Apps for syncing contacts and other interesting things was new to me. Being a writer I found it useful and didn’t want to give it up. That was until I met Blackberry and that was a whole other world of usefulness.
Right now my wife has the Windows 7 LG Quantum as her work phone and I have to say it does not have enough Apps and it’s a bit limited. It is capable of web surfing, social networking, and watching videos it doesn’t have a slot for a micro SD card which makes it pretty much useless and limited in my opinion. What you can squeeze on the phone is what you get and like the iPhone-iTunes umbilical cord you have to use Zune to add your tunes to a Windows 7 phone don’t ask me if there is a hack I wouldn’t even waste my time. I am not impressed with the OS at all.
For those in the BB and Android world who like to be free from the curse of using industry specific software like iTunes or Microsoft’s not so slyly named Zune. I like open systems so you can drag and drop files from eBooks, docs, music, and videos. I still use Creative Media Source to transfer music files I got the software with one of the first MP3 players I got back when those mattered, MP3 players that is. Now your phone is your MP3 player, PDA, game system, business device, etcetera… Phones do so much now.Continued on the next page