Up until about 2 weeks ago I had been using (fairly happily) a Blackberry for the…
Up until about 2 weeks ago I had been using (fairly happily) a Blackberry for the last few years. It was fine for a phone and email communication tool. Let's not discuss the camera. On 10/14 I lined up at my local Verizon store around 7am and walked out with my very first iPhone. I almost feel as though I have time travelled into a distant future. I can't believe how much I have fallen in love with this little slice of technology and all the things it can do so smoothly. One of the things I've been most impressed with is its camera. Granted, coming from a Blackberry the point and shoot I bought in 2001 looks fantastic, but be that as it may I haven't had this much fun snapping photos just for fun in long time.
After several recommendations from friends I picked up the most bomb-proof Otterbox case and it has already saved it from an accidental drop onto asphalt. Thanks for the recommendations! The coolest moment had to be when I used the Square app to take a credit card purchase last week. Super slick.
Using Siri has largely been an amusement, but I do have to say it has been handy for setting reminders when I am going to and fro and think of something that I want to do later, but know I will forget once I get where ever I am going. As the daylight hours are dwindling here in the northeast I have to say that using the InfinitLight app as a flashlight (via the LED flash) has been incredibly handy.
As for the phone part, the main reason I've stuck with the Blackberry all these years was the simple reason that I needed my phone to actually work as a phone. In my semi-rural area ATT just doesn't cut it, so I was stuck with Nextel as the only carrier with a strong signal at my house. Thankfully Verizon's coverage has finally made it out this way which opened the door to me getting an iPhone 4S. The signal isn't as strong as the Nextel signal, but I haven't dropped any calls (yet).
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