Verizon iPhone Weakens While Users Discover Android

By Peter Chubb - Nov 5, 2010

Following on from our recent post yesterday about the iPhone going to Verizon and how much of an effect it will have on Android, I thought we would take a different approach. It seems as though the idea of a Verizon iPhone has now weakened as more users find Google Android.

I am not saying that people have forgot about Apple’s smartphone going to Big Red, its just the wait forced them to go some place else, and that was Android. So how come so many smartphone users feel that Android is the better option for them?

The answer is not a simple one, as there are a number of features that people love about Google’s mobile OS, and the open platform for apps is just one. How often have we learned of a cool app coming to the iPhone, only not to make it past Apple’s ever-watchful eye?

I will not lie to you here, I have an iPhone and love it, but I cannot help but think that I get a raw deal. Knowing that my brother-in-law gets free turn-by-turn navigation with Google Maps annoys the hell out of me – and he does not mind winding me up about it either.

Most of the problems with the iPhone is the limitations, it’s as if Apple is holding it back from achieving so much more. It is for this reason that Android has come so far in such a little time.

There have been a number of people on AT&T just waiting to jump to Verizon for the iPhone. However, some have moved to Big Red, but to the likes of the Motorola Droid and the HTC Droid Incredible. At first they assumed that they were making a compromise, but months in, they will now tell you that they would never choose an alterative to Android.

Did you get bored waiting for the Verizon iPhone? Did you move to Android?

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