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Jumping Ship

I debated this for some time now and finally came to a conclusion. It took lots of research, viewing forums for opinions and spec comparisons.

I got rid of my iphone and switched to an android based mobile.

My latest phone is the Samsung Captivate from AT&T. It is one of several models of their galaxy s line. At first glance, I didn’t think much of it, but when I looked at what this baby could do and how amazingly beautiful it looked and performed, I had to see it in person. I went to the Samsung showcase store in Columbus Circle to test drive it.

My only gripe is the GPS system. It takes forever to find anything, and is rather frustrating when you’re in the road and trying til use it a navigational tool. I how they release a fix for this annoying problem.

The immediate impression is the crystal clear screen and vibrant color. It is amazingly rich. And when I picked it up, I was surprised by how light it was. I’d never used android before, so I was there for a while testing it all out. In the end, my decision was made and I knew I could never consider the iPhone 4, it just wasn’t possible.

A week into using this phone and I have very few complaints on the functionality of the phone. What I wasn’t prepared for was how active the applications are. Everything seems to function simultaneously and draws from online sources regularly. It will be a challenge using this phone internationally. All in all, I am quite pleased. Add to that a nice battery life – my biggest pet peeve with my old phone – and I’m a happy camper. I’d definitely recommend it.