About a month ago I posted HERE that I had been allowed, by my wife and parents (both of whom are footing the bill for this) to purchase my Christmas gift early: an iPod Touch.
I very much enjoyed the touch, and it made me want an iPhone desperately. A few glitches, though: 1) We are loyal Verizon customers, unwilling to switch to AT&T . . . Verizon has always gone above and beyond for us; 2) I deeply lamented the fact that the Touch did not have internet access at all times, but only when I could find an open connection, which was rarely, or when at a ‘hot spot’; 3) Price . . . it was a hunk of change for no phone, camera, and unlimited internet capabilities. I was, however, still very happy with it, and was on it every day and night religiously.
Then, my wife received a text message from Verizon saying we qualified for an early upgrade. Curious, I called and asked precisely what the discount would be. Long story short, I returned the iPod touch to Best Buy earlier this week, went to my local Verizon store and got . . . the new DROID. It’s only been out about a month, but this thing is incredible. I love having email anywhere. And internet anywhere. There are some great apps, and I trust many more to come. My favorites are the barcode scanners so far, which use the camera to either take a picture of a book cover or scan the barcode and then find it online. I know these aren’t anything new to iPhone users, but to a loyal Verizon customer, this is pretty sweet. Loving the DROID.