A couple of points to note:
- AT&T’s poor network is really killing the iPhone’s popularity and Pogue points this out. As someone frequently in NYC, the iPhone is useless as a phone here. I know many people who have an iPhone and still need to use a Verizon phone for phone calls. The Droid will be tempting to them. I’ve had similar experiences in SF.
- The Droid OS/apps are way less polished than the iPhone’s. While it isn’t getting a lot of airtime, I think this is akin to Windows vs. Mac. To many people, this won’t matter. The Droid is definitely a techie phone. Everything from the name to the feature-set is for techies. Most people who’ve played with it so far are techie/journalists (like Pogue). It will be interesting to see what everyday smartphone users think.
- Those docks are pretty cool but not a technology breakthrough. Apple should allow docks to communicate with the OS so that Belkin can create a $20 car dock and nightstand dock. OS 3.2?
- Not a fan of “App Phone”
http://plus.cnbc.com/rssvideosearch/action/player/id/1320297032/code/cnbcplayershare Jim Goldman, below, is much more in favor of the iPhone.http://plus.cnbc.com/rssvideosearch/action/player/id/1311309323/code/cnbcplayershare