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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Siren, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Siren

    Siren Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 8, 2009
    Silicon Valley
    Hi everyone!

    I'm on hour number 45 of being an Android user, on a Motorola Droid. I'm a heavy smartphone user, having first dabbled with them way back in 2005 on a Verizon/HTC VX6600. We've come a long long LONG way since that day!

    We've truly entered into an era where... this was all essentially conceptual science fiction, in the 90s. Would I have anticipated this evolution of technology? Hah, no. I remember when a colleague introduced me to Bluetooth back in 2001, and I scoffed upon hearing about it. My thoughts were along the lines of - What are we ever gonna use this piece of crap for? Famous last words... now we can't live without it. :p

    I tend to jump from platform to platform every year or so. I was an early iPhone adopter, and ditched the iPhone within 6 months. Unfortunately was locked into an AT&T contract at the time. Initially I went with Windows Mobile again, but, frankly it is nonfunctional and requires 50 steps to do even the most simple tasks. Utterly unbearable after a while.

    I swore off Bill Gates and went for Nokia's offerings with Symbian S60. S60 is a great platform with lots of customization options available to it, however, it is clearly aging and locating applications to load was a manual process which involved lots of Google searches, and transferring binaries via Bluetooth (see? can't live without it!).

    I wanted to get back into a more purebred, thoroughly 'modern' phone platform. Unfortunately the options are slim - there's the Android ecosystem, and the iPhone. And I hated the iPhone enough to ditch it within six months...

    So, the option at this point was... which piece of hardware do I want? Held my breath and waited patiently for the Motorola Droid... and 46 hours in, now, I am still impressed. That's unprecedented! By this time, I was ready to throw the iPhone into the wall...

    Oh yes, I'm a happy happy camper! :D


  2. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Washington DC, USA

    Welcome to the AF forums and enjoy your visits !! :cool:
  3. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Welcome to the Forums! :D
  4. shivers316

    shivers316 Godmember

    Oct 18, 2008
    Welcome to the forums! :)

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