On Friday 08January2010 my wife came home and handed me a medium sized white box. She said try it out for a week and if you don't like it there is always Ebay. Introduction: This is my first post to this forum and I only started reading it a few minutes after my surprise white package. I purchased my first smartphone, iPhone 3g, in June 2009 and would be considered a power user. I loved it very much but i did have my gripes with some features. I really wanted an ability to time when my phone would go silent, habitually i would forget to turn my phone off silence and miss very important phone calls, like when my wife got in a car accident. The fact i couldn't run chat programs in the background was also an annoyance. But for the most part I was a very happy customer. The unboxing: Out of the box the Nexus One felt very much like my iPhone except for three real differences. The first major difference I noticed was was the weight, my Nexus One was much lighter than my iPhone. The 2nd difference I noticed was the finish on the Nexus One chassis was very nice. My iPhone spent 5 months inside a rubber case because I was paranoid it would slide right out of my pocket or get scratched very easily. The third difference i noticed was when i went to power it on the switch felt a little awkward on the opposite side. This awkwardness lasted only a few hours. First night: The first boot up was nice i setup my gmail account to the phone and the desktop was a little foreign and i was a little concerned about only having 5 desktops but it allowed me to segregate my apps and hide ones i don't use that often. I did get annoyed at first when my fingers were touching the very screen edge and no touch points would register but i learned to grip the phone differently(this was a very large grip but should be fixed when multitouch is enabled). I tried the browser and when to this forum to read about apps. I quickly learned of Dolphin browser which i promptly downloaded and set to the default. A multitouch browser is a must for me and the android market was able to accommodate me. About three hours in after my wife kept mentioning Swype to me i found the instructions and installed it. While annoyed with the error box I would say this made my mobile phone into a mobile computer. I could type relatively faster after 6 months of using my iphone but i would type a document on my nexus one within an hour of installing swype, infact i did. I hope they come out with a nexus one version of this app, i would pay somewhere in the range of 20-30 dollars for this app. The weekend: My weekend consisted of testing the battery life, installing apps, and playing games. I downloaded Tower raiders beta and loved it playing all the levels in various modes. While not the most visually appealing game it was very fun. I managed to drain my battery with about 4-5 hours of heavy use and i was happy with this number. I tested my nexus one with this blue tooth headset that has a bad noise issue with my iPhone. While it didn't go away it was not a constant noise and the clarity on the receiver end was alot better. I also installed the speed test app to test the edge connection i was getting with AT&T. It was a fairly bad 40-120kbps down and about 50-100 up most of the time I would get 60kbps. Work week: Monday through Thursday went without a hitch. I ended each day with about 60% of my battery. Friday was a different story. I woke up that morning at 7am browsed the internet while it was plugged in. I unplugged it at 8:45 and left for work. While at work i downloaded a small 900kb update for a program and killed the market app with advanced task killer. I had a 10am meeting and when i got out of it the battery was at 25% and warm to the touch. I checked the battery use and the screen accounted upwards of 80% of the battery use. By noon My battery was 5% after two restarts. at 1:30 the phone was dead. I removed the sim card and put it back into my iphone. Going back to the iphone was very foreign and i found myself trying to use swype for all the apps. i downloaded the speed test to test the 3g network and my iphone was getting 1000kbps down and 600 up. Friday night i tried switching my messenger for handcent. By Saturday night I am fairly sure this has solved my problem. Weekend 2: On Saturday I went to a T-Mobile store and purchased a plan with them. The speed test now shows me receiving 1000kpbs up and down. When AT&T's cancellation department opens on Monday My iPhone plan will be canceled. iPhone Pro: Security of apps Consistency across apps more apps better game apps (graphic wise atleast) OS level multitouch support iPhone Cons: app approval process and limitations No software to change hard switch settings(silent mode) cannot move music off phone easily Nexus One Pro: Fast! Swype very easy to get usage data from the phone(battery, CPU, network) Most of the useful apps are free only have purchased one app (locale) Apps have a 24 return policy Screen whites are less harsh on your eyes Nexus One Cons: 2g/3g tmobile bouncing issue(fixed by forcing 3g) Battery no sleep issue (fixed by replacing default messaging software) app security/quality issues In summary I started with an iPhone that i used everywhere and loved it. Tried the Nexus one loved it ran into a few problems but I believe the shortfalls are patchable and that overall the platform is better than the iphones. More apps will come and better graphics will come. Apps are limited by demand and developers imagination rather than how they conflict with the native systems(always annoyed certain apps like google voice/itunes alternative never came to iPhone due to apple). The greatest feature Andriod has to offer is customization. ***i apologize if this doesn't read the cleanest i typed it up kind of train of thought.