Still an avid user of the BlackBerry over here. I still remember when my wife was pregnant and I decided that I was going to stay home as our son’s primary caregiver, we had the smartphone conversation. We were having a conversation with some friends who were new parents that had just hired a nanny. They mentioned that one of the requirements of their new nanny, was that the nanny be equipped with a BlackBerry. “Why?, ” I asked. They answered, so the nanny can reach them any time (you can do that with any phone), can take pictures & send it to them (makes sense), and can receive emails.
As an at-home dad with a BlackBerry, I use my (kind of) smartphone for taking pictures and video, receiving and sending emails, as well as surfing the net – really nice to have this kind of access when you are sitting on a park bench while your child is napping!
Now, the Apple iPhone has gained popularity and has now become the “it” DAD GADGET with it’s sleek look & the almost 100,000 apps. My hang up is that I like Verizon’s service so I have not converted to the iPhone.
Well, now maybe it is time to jump in to buy what could become the latest DAD GADGET – Google’s new Nexus One. Google already inked a deal with T-Mobile, but Verizon is said to be on board as early as this Spring. Phone users of all services may be able to use this gadget as well if they buy the pricey “unlocked” version through Google. The BlackBerry & iPhone have always competed, but they are really different products. Now, I believe the iPhone will have a true competitor!
Some of the enhanced features of google’s Nexus One that may make it sexier than the iPhone are slightly larger screen, flexibility in service providers, less expensive service contract, longer battery life, 5 megapixel camera with flash and zoom. The downside – 1. unlike Apple’s sync with iTunes, the Nexus One has to be loaded with your MP3’s 2. only 20,000 apps vs IPhones’ 90,000 +.
For us guys, that like the facts laid out simply, the NY Post had a nice spread today on comparing Apple’s iPhone vs. Google’s Nexus One. Check out Google’s New Superphone by Cynthia Fagen.