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The “Woz” Said What?

I have moved through many different types of phones over the past many years.  The Android OS is by far the best that I have worked with.  I have played with an IPhone a few times, but never was impressed with it.  Reading the various sources that I do I ran into this very interesting piece.  Check it out and then tell me what you think.  I smell the eventual downfall of the IPhone.

I never thought I would hear the day when an Apple exec would ever say anything of the sort.  It just goes to show that executives actually do have a mind of their own.

The co-founder of Apple,  Steve Wozniak said in an interview this week with The Daily Beast that his main phone is an iPhone, but also said the Android does more!

“My primary phone is the iPhone,” Woz says. “I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do.”

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Wozniak said that while the iPhone is simpler to use, the Siri system has problems with tasks the Android’s voice command system has no problem handling.   He points out these Android advantages: “Getting directions to a restaurant; placing phone calls; getting more life out of a battery charge.”  Says Woz;  “if you’re willing to do the work to understand it a little bit, well I hate to say it, but there’s more available in some ways.”

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Wozniak says he’s been a user of Apple’s voice-recognition software, Siri,  for a long time,  before it was a built in app in the iPhone. He said in the Daily Beast article that he used to love it when it was an independent application.  But ever since Apple bought Siri and built the software into the iPhone 4S, it doesn’t work as well as it used to.

No Way Sprint. Keep Your IPhone.

Now that Sprint has released the IPhone we have toying with the idea of allowing our daughter to change out her phone for one.  What I didn’t know was a lot of information that my mother gave me the other day.  From my understanding the IPhone requires a special protection plan, and on top of that when something goes wrong with one then you need to take it back to a Apple store.

This has caused me to rethink the entire situation.  I have enough nightmares with the Sprint store in Brick, NJ.  I don’t feel that I should be getting a phone from Sprint, and having to take it to another retailer for servicing when necessary.

This is direct from the Sprint site…

$99 for 2 years Applecare.

-Includes 2 accidental repairs & $49 service fee on top of each of those 2.

The original situation came because my daughter wanted a IPod Touch 16gb.  This was only because her friends have IPod Touch units.  She has an Android phone.  It does everything that an IPod does.  I just don’t understand the mind of my child.

Sprint Epic 4G Follow-up

I love Android phones.  They rock in comparison to Blackberry, and IPhones.  I have never owned an IPhone, but I have tried one out, and I am not impressed.  I have now had my Epic 4G since the initial release of the phone.  I loved the phone.  When they released the updates for the phone everyone believed that it would help address the battery issue.  Well, I know that I can state successfully that my Epic 4G still has a serious battery issue.  I have gone into the store a few times, and they have told me that it is charging, and there is nothing wrong with the phone.

Rubbish I say.

Sprint seems to have a way of forcing people to do what they want.  They are still just like any other cellular provider in that they require a contract, and they usually don’t do anything that they will lose money by doing.  If you own a phone that just isn’t performing correct they will do everything they can to get you to purchase a new phone regardless of whether or not the phone is a piece of garbage.  I am not saying that the Sprint Epic 4G is garbage, but even with the full Flash Player capabilities I know that things like Facebook games still won’t run. 

One of the biggest things that I don’t understand is why did Sprint add a $10 charge to phones that use data for surfing?  I may have been a little more receptive if there was a 4G service available in my area, but since there isn’t I am using the same service as a regular phone user in my thoughts.  Sprint has gotten a bit greedy as far as I am concerned.  I am of firm belief that the cellular carriers notice that people are on the net, and texting more because of how the cellular phone has evolved, and that is why they want to jack up our rates.

I anxiously await my new phone that should be arriving this week.  I will tell you how that performs in comparison to the Epic 4G.  I can’t wait to hear the ECHOooooooo!

What is your thoughts on some of these issues?