I write this post from my brand new Motorola Droid. I was a die hard iPhone addict, however a few things made me check out the Droid.
A) Price. My company discount with AT&T was only 13% off the base plan. No discount on the iPhone data plan nor the text plan. I get a 20% discount off my entire Verizon bill. That’s about a $25 USD savings a month.
B) Nationwide 3G. Verizon has most of the US including rural areas covered with 3G. At&t only has major cities. This means Pandora in the car on road trips!
C) Price to upgrade from iPhone 3G to 3GS was $599 (32gb). I have been with AT&T since April and would have to wait until Nov 2010 to qualify for an upgrade.
D) Speed of the Droid vs the iPhone 3g is insane.
E) Multitasking. The ability to keep an IM app and a twitter app open is nice.
The only things I miss about the iPhone are a few apps but I’m sure they’ll make it to android eventually. For music, I still have a Nano, and it interacts with my car stereo much quicker. (PIONEER AVH-P3100DVD)
Granted, the physical keyboard on the Droid is pretty much useless, and the D-pad is wasted real estate, but the on screen keyboard is as handy as the iPhone counterpart.
On a side note, the full version of Sunfyres Nest looks amazing on the screen. The mobile theme auto detects too!