It’s always the same story when a group of people engage in conversation. Inevitably the conversation turns into “my ‘X’ is better than your ‘Y’ or ‘Z’ and here’s the reason why…” This conversation is as old as time. I can only imagine prehistoric caveman sitting around the front of the cave discussing who has the best pointy stick. Just how that conversation went I’ll never know, though it’s fun to imagine.
How often have you overheard or participated in such a conversation? I can say that with the guys I hang out with online this happens all the time. Generally the focus of discussion concerns mobile technology. Specifically the tired old song of BlackBerry vs Android vs iPhone. This conversation can be heard across the World. The funny thing is that all three devices have different strengths and weaknesses. Most importantly, these three objects of discussion have more in common than one is lead to believe. The BlackBerry is a phone as are the iPhone and the Android. All three can make phone calls (no kidding, they’re cell phones), send and receive text messages as well as email, browse the interwebs, take pictures, play an assortment of games as well as music. I could go on and on with this list of things these three smartphones can all do. However, the list of things that one does better than the others is short. All three have a single strength that puts it about the others in that specific area. This is totally subjective opinion. (Oh wow! QBall45 really is going to go and open that can of worms!)
Since its beginning, the BlackBerry has been the industry leader in handling email traffic. All smartphones can send and receive email, that’s a given. However, neither iPhone nor Android are currently able to offer the total security that RIM’s BlackBerry offers.
There’s no denying the fact that Apples iPhone does music better than the rest. My personal view of the iPhone is that it’s a music player with the a smartphone added to it.
Android, made by almost every cell phone manufacturer on the planet, is undeniably the industry leader in dropping new device designs on the market. With the multitude of manufacturers independently working on their own designs the consumer constantly had fresh devices to choose from. (Is this really biggest strength? Yes and no.) Android is the perfect balance between simplicity of use and high performance horsepower.
The “mine is better than yours” song is an integral part of the fabric of society. As humans we are able to make choices. Those choices include which brand products we spend our hard earned money on. At the end of the day, while we sit in front of the cave around the fire, remember one thing. We make independent purchase decisions based on personal reasons that need no explanation to others. (Well alright, that’s fine and true if you’re a single adult. Us married folk and kids have to answer to someone other than ourselves.) Enjoy these discussions on which phone, car, pickup, firearm, computer, tablet, clothing line… is best.