I've decided that my Verizon XV6800 (HTC Titan) is dying. The replacement sent by Verizon didn't work out and I think I'm simply going to have to bite the bullet and get a new phone. Since I'm stuck on Verizon, I think I'll go with the Samsung Omnia. It's currently listed at $199, so I'll wait until the price drops some more. It should drop relatively soon since the Omnia 2 may be coming out in late 2009 or early 2010 (according to my speculation). I admit that I'm really tempted to wait for the Omnia 2, but I don't want to spend more than $100 for a new phone. I get $100 of credit from Verizon, so if I can wait until the price is around $150, then I may bite the bullet. The BlackBerry Storm is already $99, so I could get that phone for free.
Ultimately, I want a smartphone that can:
- Tether and connect my laptop to the Internet (both Windows Mobile and BlackBerry will do that)
- Free GPS (prefer to use TomTom software. Don't want to pay for VZ Navigator. No TomTom for BlackBerry)
- Run plenty of medical apps (this is also where the BlackBerry Storm falls short)
- Browse the web (The Storm has a better built-in browser. However, you can run Skyfire or Opera Mini on Windows Mobile)