My last blog post, I was contemplating getting a new phone. Well, I did. And it is the Samsung Galaxy S2.
I’ll start by telling why I didn’t get other phones. In my last post, I stated the main reason why the iPhone wasn’t for me — customizability — and that still stands. As for a Blackberry, the very same reason. It has many more options than an iPhone, but it doesn’t have as many as Android phones. With Android, you can customize everything from icons to the fonts to the homescreen design and functionality to the motion effects to the button assignments. Plus more! It’s fantastic in that respect.
But let me tell you an underlying factor in my decision. Image/Branding. Yes, Blackberry’s image has gone down the crapper. I didn’t want to own a Blackberry because it was going out of fashion. It’s no long cool to own one. I’m not one to follow trends, in fact, I do the opposite. I tend to go for the underdog. But when it comes to Blackberry, I don’t even think they have a chance in winning the smartphone race. So I exited. As for Android, they’re at the top of their game. They have the most used smartphone OS right now, along with Samsung creating industry-leading hardware, how can you go wrong.