iPhone 4 troubles quash my lust

Right after writing the last post, I saw this story quoting Gizmodo (who I support over Apple).
I need a phone that works far more than an app machine. Yeah, I go back and forth, but stories like this will keep me away from making a bad decision.
Also, my wife.

If you don’t want to read that, it says that reception on the iPhone 4 is oftentimes worse than on the 3GS. Sometimes, if you hold it, you know..in your hand, you get squat. Oh, and it scratches super easily according to Engadget.

So enjoy that unpaid beta-testers of Apple. Enjoy.

Other thing that quashes my iLust: My iPod didn’t get the IOS4 full upgrade despite being packaged as a third gen Touch. Why? Because the 8 GB version is basically just a second gen product with new packaging. What is this?! You package it like a third gen, it had better get the perks of a third gen product!

That exclamation point was to indicate that I am upset.

So I got the same IOS4 upgrade that owners of other iPod 2G and iPhone 3G (as apposed to 3GS) got. No new wallpaper setup and no multitasking. BOGUS, I say. I call bogus.

Steve Jobs has yet to reply to my complaint. I know you’re on the edge of your seat on that one, so I’ll keep you posted.

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App-lust, not phone-lust

The only time my calls drop happens 36 stories up.

For roommate Rashad, however, I can tell you that is not the case. If he even can get a call up there, it’s a miracle. I saw a tweet recently -I believe it was from Raine Wilson – that indicated that he couldn’t get cell service on his iPhone directly outside an AT&T store. UPDATE: Yes, I was right.BB fail

Service is not an issue at all for me. Megan and I both get excellent service at all times with our US Cellular accounts. What we don’t get is amazing phones. I got the best phone (barring the HD2 – I’m not jumping on the old Windows platform when they aren’t supporting it anymore), and it’s just a Blackberry Curve. I’m no business man! It’s not even a touch screen, so gaming is pretty much limited to Brick Breaker and Tetris (not that there’s anything wrong with Tetris).

In a rush of App-Lust, I purchased an 8 GB iPod Touch some months ago when my old iPod died. I got that thing second-hand in 2006. I couldn’t say what generation it was, but that generation was the first to display color. Maybe fourth? Let’s go with fourth.

The iPod Touch revolutionized my iPod experience. That was about the time I discovered podcasts (they had been available before, but I didn’t seek them out), I could watch videos on the go, and then there were the apps.

Oh, the apps.

You can do this on a phone? I thought. Oh my. Oh dear. I want.

The Blackberry does have an app store, it should be noted. It also has the highest ratio of paid to free apps of any mobile app store. Sure, try out the Facebook app (sucks), Twitter app (actually pretty good until you compare it to the Android Twitter app), and the push notifications from Gmail.

BUT! But! Let’s say I want to play a Final Fantasy game originally reworked for the PSP. What about then?

Let’s say I want to annoy everyone nearby with the simulated sounds of a vuvuzela. What could I do with a Blackberry then?!  Oh, dear sweet Lord, what am I to do then?

I can’t help it! I want everything technologically awesome, and I want it now.

Anyway, with my iPod and my BB, I can have all that crap (within a Wi-Fi area), but it takes up both pockets. Not perfect. Sad. Crying. Boo.

At least I can get phone service pretty much anywhere. That’s what a phone is for, right? I have to keep reminding myself of that.

Phone is for phoning.