Palm, the once proud leader in mobile personal information managers has fallen far from grace.
So, of course, I’m looking for a replacement, and now Google Apps has put new requirements into my hands.
A year or more ago, I remember reading somewhere that Google was working on an environment for cell phones. So, I started checking up on Android, Google’s cell phone environment. T-Mobile offers the G1, but I hear it doesn’t have all of the kinks worked out and
I’m also a Sprint user.
Switching to Verizon for an Android phone doesn’t seem to be an option, as Ars Technica reports they’ve ditched Android for LiMO.
So, I appear to have the following options so far:
- Wait for Sprint to have a decent Android phone, which looks to be available from HTC sometime in the summer of 2009.
- Get a nice existing Blackberry from Sprint.
- Change to Verizon and get my hands on the Blackberry Storm, which I hear is the first touchscreen Blackberry and hence has bugs that RIM hasn’t worked out yet.
I’m attempting to make an informed decision and don’t want my impatience to get the best of me. Any suggestions?
- Analysis: Google’s Android Phone and the Four Carriers – http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gphone/analysis-the-android-google-phone-and-the-four-carriers-319127.php
- Android Notebooks, Fact or Fiction – http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10130422-92.html
- HTC G1 Hits T-Mobile in October, Android Phone for Sprint This Year – http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/09/17/htc-g1-hits-t-mobile-in-october-android-phone-for-sprint-this-year/
- Sprint Getting an Android Phone This Year Too – http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/340/C16190/
- Sprint says Android phone a matter of timing – http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/12/12/sprint.on.android.phone
- Verizon picks Linux–but not Android–for mobile platform – http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080515-verizon-picks-linuxbut-not-androidfor-mobile-platform.html
- Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Android