I’ve had my current phone, an LG VX8300 for over two years now. It basically does what I need it to, make and receive phone calls and text messages. But I’ve been itching for more.
I’ve watched as the iPhone was introduced ((Original iPhone)), reintroduced ((iPhone 3G)), and re-reintroduced ((iPhone 3G S)). I also watched as AT&T’s network and lack of infrastructure continues to collapse under the pressure.
Last Christmas, I watched as Verizon rolled out the Blackberry Storm, hoping that this would be the device that would rival the iPhone; it wasn’t.
I watched as Google released the Android operating system and T-Mobile, of all companies, grabbed the G1. Amazing, I thought.
Well, now the day could be mine to have and everyone else’s turn to watch. Verizon is launching the Droid. And I’m thinking, “This could be cool.”
It does pretty much everything I’d want it to, including being awesome. In particular, it has WiFi and Bluetooth, a decent screen, replaceable battery, and the latest Android operating system – codename: Eclair ((Yes, as in the doughnut)). Mmmm, doughnuuuut.
What else: 16GB of internal memory with expansion support, 256MB RAM, and support for running multiple applications at once.
The Android app market should also be pretty well stocked, and I’m probably savvy enough to write any app myself that I can’t find. So like I said, “This could be cool.”
I hope they get this right.