Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'm Sorry Verizon iPhone, you're about 6 months too late for me

Author: Ellen Kim, MD

I'm a Mac user. My husband uses a PC.

For many years, I was also a loyal Palm OS user. I had a Sony Clie. Then, I became a loyal Windows Mobile user. I had a Compaq iPad. I also had a Palm Treo running Windows Mobile. I had a Samsung smartphone running Windows Mobile.

About 6 months ago, I switched to a Droid Incredible because my entire family is on the Verizon Wireless network. If the Apple iPhone was available 6 months ago, I would have gotten that one. Now, I've gotten very comfortable with the Google Android OS and I'm not eligible for a smartphone upgrade for another 2 years.

In 2 years, will I want an iPhone or will I be loyal to Android? I suppose we'll have to wait and see. For now, I don't feel too compelled to get an iPhone because I can do everything I need to do on my Droid. Plus, I can do even more because certain Google services are built right into the device.

About the author:

Dr. Ellen Kim is a practicing family physician at Wrightstown Family Medicine. She received her bachelor's degree at MIT, graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine, and completed her family medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania where she also served as chief resident. She is board certified in family medicine and enjoys blogging on her Mac in her spare time.


  1. im currently an iphone user on AT&T. i havent used droid yet because of my loyalties to apple so i cant speak for its uses. though i think their OS looks very cool. cant wait for february 10 to come. i'll be first in line here in south dakota to get the verizon iphone!

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