Last Sunday, we switched from our Blackberries to iPhones. I was tired of the small screen on my Blackberry Pearl, and was never thrilled about the BB user interface anyway. And I wanted a real Web browser. Dori would have preferred to stick with BB, as she really wanted a Bold. But we priced it out on AT&T, and it just didn’t pencil out. AT&T charges an extra $10/month to enable the BB GPS, and there are some other charges that nixed the Bold.
Besides their exclusive with the iPhone, AT&T has 3G coverage here, and our old carrier, T-Mobile, does not. So that was a factor, too.
So far, I’m loving the iPhone. I’m running OmniFocus for it, which syncs nicely with my desktop and notebook Macs. E-mail on the phone is nice enough that I actually use it. And I like a grocery shopping app called GroceryIQ.
On our Thanksgiving trip down to Southern California, the iPhones saved us a bunch of time, because we used the Maps app to scout ahead of us for traffic jams. We routed around two different jams, and probably saved a few hours of being stuck in traffic.
All in all, a good purchase.