An Android Pretty in Pink

Anne Clelland's new BlackBerry CurveI 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."


Get the Droid Incredible now?  Wait for the heart-stealing Droid X?

A case for the Droid Incredible comes in hot pink. Ah, now here's a cover for the Droid X

Princess pink.

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  1. I have an iPhone 3G with an expiring contract. I’m moving to an area with NO AT&T coverage so I just got a Droid Incredible. I really like the phone, but the battery sucks BAD! The Droid X comes out at the end of my 30 day return period so I’m thinking of returning the phone due to battery life and getting the Droid X. The differences (to me) are the battery life, larger screen (Droid X is a bigger phone), and lack of HTC Sense (which is a pretty slick UI). I blogged about it recently :

  2. Thanks for the comment, Sid! I appreciate the heads up about the Incredible battery life. Noticed a similar concern here:

    Only concern Mr. Handshake 2.0 has is about the Droid X’s size. Not as large as an iPad, for sure, but maybe double the size of my BlackBerry? We’ll just have to see.

  3. I made the switch from the blackberry to the android and love it. I got the motorola. It can do lots of things the BB can’t. I love the youtube video app! You can dress it up in pink but when she screams out D-R-O-I-D there’s no question who’s under the cover, and it’s not pretty!

  4. Patsy, fantastic, I love to hear you have an Android! And not pretty under the cover – ha! Great fun! Thank you so much!!

  5. Anne, I am in the same boat. Really want an iPhone but AT&T apparently have no Hokies working for them. Web capability is key for me, so looks like I’m droid bound.

  6. I think this Hokie is going Droid X.

    Wireless Zone in Blacksburg, VA started its Droid X wait list today! Spoke with Chris yesterday and he seemed very knowlegeable: 540-961-4400

  7. As a business person attempting to say on the cutting edge of technology and engagement with customers and partners there is really no options besides the iPhone or an Android phone.

    I love my HTC Hero!

    A little buggy at times, but amazing none the less.

  8. That argument makes sense to me, Allen. I’m on the Droid X wait list! We’ll see what happens! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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