I hate to say it, but my G1, YES, G1 circa 2009, smartphone outperformed my Droid II on the user experience. I don’t think I’ll ever purchase a Motorola product anytime soon, unless it was free and I “decided” I could use another phone line just for the hell of it. But seriously, the Gmail app on my phone doesn’t even refresh, so I can’t even see if I have new email, I need to go through the BROWSER. This is a simple reason as to why we have smartphones in the first place. Plus, the keyboard was far better on the G1 phone. My knuckles weren’t about to go Bruce Lee on my screen.
Now, you could be thinking, “Jules, why don’t you just root your phone?” The fact of the matter is that we purchase items that we do not want to have to find workarounds for them later—plain and simple, especially when dealing with a heft monthly bill. Because I am not willing to shell out $650 right now on an iPhone, I’ll just have to play the waiting game until my contract is up in July. Until then, if I don’t respond immediately, you know why.