And folks who are fed up with AT&T's problems will not be sticking with AT&T to test out the new Nexus One phone -- they'll be jumping to another carrier (like Verizon) and possibly will pick up an Android phone on their new carrier (like the way the Droid has drawn many ex-iPhone users over to Verizon.)
Having said that, I am interested in seeing a head-to-head between the Nexus One and the iPhone on the same network. I've heard that the iPhone's hardware is part of the problem with the dropped calls, etc. -- I'd really like to see how the N1 performs against the iPhone on the same network. I'm betting there will be some very surprised people out there when a true head-to-head comparison is made.
Mableton, Georgia, USA
Apple will have to pull something out of the hat this summer with the iPhone or it will begin to take some hits with an Android device hitting AT&T.
Without a doubt though Apple is going to feel the heat because these Android devices are quite capable and the support from Google just gives it that extra push it needs.
It's not going to be an overnight thing but I think it's going to be a slow burn.
It's definitely a good time to own an Android device this much is true
I, for one, will drop my iPhone like a hot potato if/when AT&T gets the Nexus One. I've tinkered with this device, and it is simply awesome! As for AT&T's data 'issues'...I just haven't had any in my travels around the Southeast. Recent upgrades in North GA (where I spend the majority of my time) have made voice and data extremely stable for me. I've been with AT&T since they were BellSouth Mobility back in '96, and they've been great for me, so far.
But as an iPhone user would you really make the switch? Do you have the same functionality (i.e. music playback ect) on your Droid that you have on the iPhone? Or do you just like the Android platform better?
I only reluctantly got the iPhone...reluctantly because I'm not an Apple fanboi. In fact, I rather dislike them. But Verizon wanted a huge deposit for the Droid, and AT&T had the iPhone. I wanted to get rid of WinMo...which I hated, and AT&T treated my like they valued my business. I wanted a touchscreen smartphone, and this is what AT&T had.
So, if the Nexus does indeed come to AT&T, I'll be all over it! Yes, I like Android.
Off topic, do you guys have the U-Verse service there yet? That was the other reason I was waiting, but they were too slow on that as well. Looks GREAT!
I did play around with a Tilt2, and it was still incredibly slow and kludgy. The iPhone kicked its A$$ all over the store! And the Tilt2 was $100 more!!! I don't think so...
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The battle between these two is one step in the right direction (i.e. competition within carriers instead of between them). I still wish the US market would get to where the rest of the world is (i.e. phones not tied to carriers). Personally I think it's a better system.