Is the iPhone the New BlackBerry?
In this Rant, I'm going to deviate from my traditional content and talk tech. I'm hardly a tech guy, but the reality is that in today's world, we all really are tech people to some extent. We live in a time when mobile devices and efficient technology are business essentials. Here's my Video Rant on this topic.
At the risk of offending a few people, I'm going to touch on a very personal topic, but it's a topic that many are interested in. The question of what mobile device to use comes up all the time.
I faced the same decision recently. For coverage reasons we decided to change cell phone carriers. With the new carrier, I now had the opportunity to go to an iPhone, which was an option I never have had. A few years ago, I switched my computing to Apple and generally like the Mac world. I've got an iMac, a MacBook Pro, the "New iPad (Which is NOT the iPad 3) and an iPod Touch.
In making this cell carrier change, we were in that odd zone of time just before the release of the iPhone 5 (NOT the "New" iPhone). In my mind as a non-tech guy, I know enough to realize that it does not make sense to get old technology, when new technology is so close. The carrier was offering significant incentives to switch, which of course would not be applicable to the iPhone 5. The profit strategy is well defined with these new Apple product releases and I commend Apple for not putting their products in the position to be discounted. We all can learn from that positioning.
My son who is a tech guy and big fan of the Android platform, was lovingly nudging me into the Samsung Galaxy S3. I had been using an Android phone for a couple of years after leaving the comfortable, yet boring world of BlackBerry. The G S3, as it's called, looked pretty good to me. In the final evaluation, the over $500.00 in savings was too much of a lure for me. I ended up getting the Samsung Galaxy S3. The phone is awesome and I don't regret not waiting for the iPhone 5.