Hello everyone. I'm thinking of buying a Droid as a X-Mas present to myself and want to thank everyone on this forum for providing so much information in helping me make an informed decision.
I should start by saying that I really, really wanted an iPhone. I'm a Mac guy. I work on a Mac. At home, I have a Mac desktop and laptop. My wife has an iPod Touch (that she uses as a music player and a PDA) and a Mac laptop. So, we're all Macked out. And we use Apple mobile me to keep our calendars and address books all in sync across all the computers and devices. With two busy adults and two busy kids (amazing what the kids are involved in nowadays) it is imperative that we keep our calendars in sync so we don't accidentally overbook our time.
So an iPhone would be perfect for me with it's perfect synchronization through mobile me. But the problem is I had AT&T several years ago and hated it. And everything I've read tells me that it hasn't got any better since. So I'm a very happy Verizon customer. And I like my simple, easy to use Samsung Alias flip phone.
But I would love the ability to get "push" e-mail and be able to have my calendar with me at all times (as well as the ability to push calendar additions from my phone to my home computers and wife's iPod).
So, it was with great interest I read about the Droid. Having done my research, it seems that using a program like Spanning Sync (or being cheap and taking the time to do it myself) I can achieve good synching between my home computer's iCal/Address Book with Google Gmail/Contacts. That way, any info. that synchs between google and my home computer then gets synched to all the other mac products in my home via mobile me.
I can also set up my mobile-me e-mail account to forward to my gmail account, and have my gmail account check my other two e-mail accounts automatically. Allowing my gmail account to contain all my e-mail. With everything I need up on google, that would then provide the push e-mail and calendar/contacts sync with the Droid phone that I desire.
The end result of all of this -allowing me to achieve the same results as I would get with an iPhone, without having to switch to AT&T.
Of course, all the cool apps, google navigation, internet access, etc. would just be icing on the cake.
So, I'm just wondering if anyone else is in my shoes and set up something similar to this and if there are any potholes, hidden issues, etc. that I might be missing in my scheme?
Thanks so much. You've got a great forum here.