Love The IPhone, But...
Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now?... Good! Good!
I like Apple. It's the best consumer computer manufacturer, no question. My primary laptop is a MacBook Pro, and we have several iPods in my house.
I also love the iPhone. It's a game-changer in mobile computing. It's well-designed -- beautiful, actually. Its user experience is brilliant. The iPhone also has rallied a huge third-party application-developer community, which has advanced the device's entertainment, utility and overall value, exponentially.
But a great phone? That's one thing the iPhone is not. I don't care about its compatibility with the network it runs on. The fact is that calls with iPhone users are more difficult to carry out. Even when reception is good, iPhone call quality seems to be relatively weak.
Case in point: Among four calls I received one morning last week from iPhone users, three of them dropped and one had poor reception that required a voluntary hangup and callback.
So if you need to speak with me and own an iPhone, please do me a favor: just call me from a landline.
As for my phone preference, I'd like to migrate to a new smartphone with a sexy interface, awesome apps and a thriving developer community. But it must first work as a phone. And that's why, for now, I'm sticking with my trusted BlackBerry Curve.