Thursday, April 08, 2010

Best smartphone on Verizon Wireless

The other day, someone asked me, "what's the best smartphone on Verizon?" If you surveyed 1,000 people using smartphones on the Verizon network, you'd probably get the majority of them answering either:
  • Motorola Droid (running Android), or
  • BlackBerry Storm2 (model 9550)
You may find a few dedicated Palm fans trying to get you to buy the Palm Pre Plus or the Palm Pixi (both running webOS). However, it's going to be difficult to find fans of Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS, even though Verizon has some of the best Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones (like the HTC Touch Pro2, the HTC Imagio, and the Samsung Omnia II).  To me, the biggest problem with buying a new Windows Phone is that none of the current models will get an upgrade to Windows Phone 7. I guess my Touch Pro2 will turn into a standalone GPS device.

If we look on the Verizon website and sort smartphones by ratings, the Motorola Droid comes out #1 (with over 7,000 reviews).  That smartphone gets my vote. If someone asked me for my opinion, I'd suggest the Droid. In a few months, the HTC Incredible could become the #1 smartphone on Verizon, so stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. NorskeDiv1:42 AM

    They can pry my 800W from my cold, dead fingers.

    I wish I could get the Palm Pixi with WinMobile on it. I've invested too much money in Winmobile apps to jump over to WebOS that doesn't even have the apps we need.

    Palm, Palm, Palm. What to do with you. I just might end up moving over to Droid. iPhone has many good apps, but I just can't stand not having a hardware keyboard.

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