Losing My Apple Fanboy Status

I turned in my 2nd iPhone after a week of usage. Why?

Couple reasons, the phone isn't THAT great and the carrier is subpar. Chris Dixon took the words out of my mouth - you never buy a phone, you buy a phone/carrier combo.

Here's what I'm looking for in my next phone:

  • Seamless integration with Google (Gmail, Google Voice, Google Docs, Wave, etc)
  • Plan that includes ~700 minutes, unlimited messaging & data for under $80
  • Open platform for developers
  • Long battery life. Like 2+ days without a charge

With that in mind, it appears my next phone will run Android. And the two front runners are: Sprint's HTC Hero and Verizon's Droid, whenever it releases...

Verizon declares war on Apple's iPhone and its silly poppy commercials: