I love my BlackBerry Curve in its pink cover. I'm not sure how it happened, but I got a one-year contract, not a two-year, which has now expired.
Renew, upgrade, or switch?
For a mobile device, connection is my top priority – both human and electronic. I want to have the most-used mobile device and platform so I can be connected to the many, not the few.
According to comScore, RIM, manufacturers of the BlackBerry, was the leading mobile smartphone platform with 41% of U.S. smartphone subscribers in February 2010.
Verizon is my carrier and AT&T has intermittent coverage in my area. Keeping with the top priority, to stay connected, I need to stay with Verizon. Verizon offers service for the BlackBerry and the Android.
If I go with the current numbers, for greatest connectivity, I need to stick with the BlackBerry. But I'll be in for a two-year contract this time. What numbers do the next two years hold?
According to TechCrunch's reading of the comScore data, the Android is gaining on the iPhone. And according to an AdMob survey, developers have plans for the Android platform. TechCrunch announced on June 23, 2010 that 160,000 Androids are being sold per day.
My future may hold a Droid.
ReadWriteWeb asks, "Why are so many Android owners male?" It cites ad copy from a 2009 TV commercial: "Droid. Should a phone be pretty?…. No. It's not a princess. It's a robot. A phone that trades hair-do for can-do."