Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hi I'm an iPhone... Hi I'm a Blackberry

About a month and a half ago I broke into the world of touch screen smart phones purchasing a Blackberry Storm. I would have really liked to get an iPhone instead but the AT&T network is not solid for me. I've been really happy with my experiences with the Storm and find that it has completely changed my life with constant access to the Internet and E-mail. Strangely, I find it somewhat liberating to have such easy access to E-mail despite finding myself not leaving my phone off to the side when I get home at night.

The biggest draw for me to the iPhone over the Storm would be the wonderful assortment of applications that are out there and continue to surface to run on the iPhone. I know some of these applications are completely ridiculous but the applications available on the Storm lacks considerably.

As I see the applications that become available for the Storm it makes me wonder why Apple hasn't created an ad campaign similar to the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" advertisements. The vast majority of Blackberry applications for the Storm are pretty lame and fail to be innovative in any way. An application which simulates a coin toss does not exactly send chills up and down my spine.

My hope is that the new Blackberry AppWorld store will bring some great new applications specifically for the Storm that show some innovation and creativity.

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