[FredLug] Droid vice iPhone
marwalk at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 21:57:02 EST 2011
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Thanks, Peter. Besides what she calls the moral high ground (and it is!)
I need to emphasize to her also that there is the practical side that
you pointed out; that point is freedom from vendor lock-in. If I can be
successful here, she could be a very effective "evangelist" for open
source. It's an opportunity I hoping not to lose. All persuasion
"Red pill" or "blue pill;" it *does* matter, in spades! Maybe not the
best analogy? Or right on target?
On 2/27/11 9:16 PM, Peter Larsen wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-02-27 at 21:08 -0500, Mark Walker wrote:
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>> Help! My wife is looking at getting an iPhone, and I'm trying to
>> convince her to get an Android instead. She wouldn't be using things
>> like the FaceBook app, but instead would use the phone for taking
>> pictures and email, besides phone calls and texting.
> I'm using Android and it does all of the above and lots more. The
> argument I would use is that of economics. Remind her, that the cost is
> not only that of the phone, but keeping a proprietary Windows around.
> Also, remind her that all applications are under Apple's control. We
> have seen situations now where they are denying people to develop
> applications that does NOT use the apple-store, like retrieving books -
> Nook's application to buy e-books were taken off the iStore for this
> very reason. And it's just the beginning. So if apple decides that her
> favorite application is no longer profitable or in line with their
> strategy she stands to loose it.
> I wouldn't use the functionality strategy. There isn't much of a
> difference. There's upgrade paths, provider selection and non-vendor
> lock-ins. Since I don't own an iPhone (and never will) I cannot speak to
> battery life, screen brightness etc.
> Maybe the question to ask is "Why not Android?" and start with the
> answer. My guess is, you'll find the answer in line with "It's what
> friends use" or "it's what I know". Help her see the other side of the
> coin so to speak. The choice is really easy once you realize how locked
> in you are with iPhone.
Mark Caldwell Walker
Contact info at marwalk.tel
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