So yesterday, the entire Tech world sat infront of their laptops, desktops, Macbooks, iPhones, Droids, and whatever gadget they could get their hands on-just to stay up to date with the coverage of the 2010 World Wide Developers Conference in San Fransisco, California. Being a loyal Macbook user, as well as a minor tech pundit- I too was sitting in anticipation, waiting for Engadget to refresh their live blog-in hopes that something truely revolutionary would be announced.
Now I understand, this is an Android blog-dedicated to Android users and devices. Let’s give the devil his due, none of us would be here without the iPhone. The original iPhone in 2007 revolutionized the cell phone industry in more ways than we ever may truely know. Unfortuantly, it was bolstered by AT&T’s non existant coverage-and an INSANE price tag. Apple Fanboys still turned out IN DROVES to purchase the original iPhone, including one of my Assistant Managers at Guitar Center-who smuggly walked into the store the next day, talking on his shiny new toy.
Or he would be, if he wasn’t dropping every other call on the damned thing.
So, Monday Night-we were given Apple’s MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT. The iPhone 4. To say I left the keynote a littleunderwhelmed is an understatement. All Apple really did was confirm what Gizmodo had already leaked to the internet some 2 months earlier. They didn’t announce anything really NEW. So the iPhone 4 has a new design. They traded in the 3GS’ sexy curved look, with a bricky super generic looking set up. The new iPhone OS4 iOS4 can now multi-task (welcome to Android-land), and make folders (welcome to Blackberry circa 2002). Big deal.
The “Retina Display” has me intrigued, because it does make the screen look AMAZINGLY BEAUITFUL. Overall though, I’m not impressed. Same shitty network, same shitty phone. I’ve seen what Android holds in it-and me being the sole Mac enthusiast on this blog, I still lingered for some hope of a Verizon branded iPhone (so did the crowd at WWDC, who yelled “VERIZON!” after a network demo failed epically). Now, it’s still possible that an iDevice will show up in Verizon’s systems sooner than later-but at this point I can safely say I’m pretty much over it. The Droid Xtreme is only lacking a front facing camera, and really, the novelty of video chat. Besides that-the Droid Xtreme will wipe the freakin floor with the iPhone 4. I’m sorry. It just will.
Droid Xtreme iPhone 4
THE WAR IS ON!
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