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Will probably wait for N1

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Ubizmo, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Ubizmo

    Ubizmo Active Member
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    Feb 9, 2010
    I wrote in my intro, ("On the brink") that I'm trying to decide whether to upgrade to the T-Mobile MyTouch 1.2 now, or stay with my BB Curve 8900 and see how I feel about the Nexus 1 in April, which is when I'll be eligible for the discount price.

    Makes me wonder if the reason why T-Mobile is offering me an early upgrade is that they make more money selling phones in their own lineup.

    Anyway, I'm pretty sure I'll wait until April, then take a close look at the N1.

    My reasons are....

    1. I took some pictures with my wife's MyTouch 3G. They're okay, but simply not as sharp as what I get with my 8900. The resolution is the same, so it comes down to the optics, and the BB must simply have a better lens. I use my phone camera quite a bit, and I don't really want to give up quality. Absence of a flash on the MyTouch is another factor.

    2. I really don't want to give up the Barnes & Noble ereader app. I use it, and I like it, and the ebook apps available so far in the Android Market just aren't as good. I do expect the BN ereader to get to Android eventually, but it isn't there yet.

    3. As much as I'd like a bigger screen, I'm not impressed with the MyTouch keyboard, especially without auto-text. Swype input might be faster, but I really don't see why it should be, since it's essentially a one-finger mode. With auto-text set up properly, I don't balk at long emails.

    The Nexus 1 may offer enough advantages to override these factors, but I'm not about to pay the absurdly inflated sticker price for it. When I can get it for $180, in April, I'll have another look. Meanwhile, I'll keep checking in here to see what's going on.


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