Well, it’s official. After having my Android phone spontaneously reboot on me twice today (once when the old brick wasn’t even in my hand) I’ve finally made the decision to pre-order the Jesus phone. As of last night I was undecided. I thought about it, and then forgot about it, and now I’m switching over mostly because I can no longer stand my Droid Eris.
I’ve been a Verizon customer for years and have had a satisfactory voice and data experience for the most part, so I never wanted to make the switch to the subpar, spotty AT&T network. To be fair, some of my Android complaints are due to me rooting thedevice to upgrade to Android 2.1 (Éclair) before it was available and then 2.2 (Froyo), but I don’t regret it- I enjoyed the new features (and the risk) post-hack. Even before the rooting, there were a lot of little things that bothered me about the phone, including the hard-to-type-on keyboard, lack of touch sensitivity (nothing beats the iPhone in that category), poor battery life, unresponsive applications… and the beat goes on. Little things, it’s the little things that did it in for me. And as Hank Scorpio said, “It’s the little things that make up life.” And now it’s time for something big- a good user interface.
Already well versed in the iOS environment with my iPod Touch, having a Pioneer deck in my car with an iPod interface, and running a Macbook pro with iTunes, I really feel as though my mobile experience will be enhanced. I’ll be tweeting more freely, taking higher quality photos with ease, and having an overall more intuitive experience with the soon to be outdated CDMA iPhone 4. Right now, I don’t care that the iPhone 5 will be available mid-year (ask me around June) – I just want a solid phone that functions as smooth as a baby’s ass, and I just wasn’t getting that experience with my HTC Droid Eris.