Two weeks ago I posted a poll question asking you if you thought Apple was going to announce that the new iPhone was going to be available on Verizon Wireless. Well the results are now posted. It looks as if “D-Day” should stand for “DOH!!!” According to you, Apple is not going to announce Verizon availability. Hopefully, we’ll find out for sure today. Thank for participating.
In two weeks Apple is most likely announcing a new iPhone. Up til now, the iPhone has only been available for use on AT&T (in the US). Much speculation has been made about the new iPhone being available for use on Verizon Wireless. I am curious as to what all of you think. Cast your vote below. I will post the results the morning of June 7 prior to Steve Jobs’ keynote.
I have heard through a couple of my friends that the Gmail app for Blackberry is really cool. So, I recently downloaded and installed the Gmail app for Blackberry. I have been a long time user of Gmail on the web and love pretty much anything Google comes out with. So, I figured I would try this app out.
The first issue I ran into was downloading the app. I must say that this was probably a device issue and not a Google issue, but I still feel the need to make you aware of it incase it happens to you. I would open the Google Mobile app and highlight Gmail and choose download. The progress would show 100%. I assumed it to be complete. I then would receive and error that Gmail could not be downloaded. I performed a soft reset on the device and after the reboot was able to download the app
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When my battery gets low on my Blackberry Curve (8330), the device shuts off wireless communications to save battery life. This makes sense to me. The device is doing what it can to keep itself running for you. I agree with this completely. The issue I have is when I connect my charger at this time, the wireless does not turn back on.
On pretty much any other device, when you connect the power charger, the device is able to be used fully. In fact, when I worked for a major wireless carrier, I rememeber running phones on ONLY the power cord, and NO battery. So why is it that when I have a low battery on my Curve and then connect the charger to it, I still am unable to use the wireless? I will even browse to my wireless communications and attempted to turn the wireless on manually, but noooooo. For some reason, the Curve has to reach a particular battery level in order to use the wireless again. Dont know if there is anything that I can do about it. I guess I will have to be sure to always have a charger handy.
A year and a half ago I pony’d up and purchased an iPhone. Now known as the iPhone “2G.” It was 16GB (the biggest at the time). I remember specifically that the Apple Store I first went to did not have the 16GB in stock and I had to travel 40 mins to the only Apple Store in NJ that had one in stock. They were nice enough to place a hold on it for me. I purchased it and my use of mobile technology was never the same! Apps were in their infancy and growing slowly. The device itself was spectacular. However the phone service was less than stellar. After a sixth month struggle with dropping calls and intermittent service, I decided to rid myself of the iPhone.
Now a year later there is an app for everything. The iPhone is incredibly fast. It is truly an amazingly portable device. However, I am still carrying my phone and an iPod. These two devices go everywhere with me. Although the iPhone is now a great device with wonderful features, one thing remains the same. The phone service is still sub-par. So long as that is the case, I will be carrying two devices. Like many other people, I am dreaming of the day when the great iPhone joins the great Verizon. I am not going to sit here and speculate when it will happen. But I will say this. When it does happen, it will be a tremendous leap in the effort toward only needing one device for all of your mobile needs.
UPDATE: 2/22/2011. A year and a half after this post the iPhone has landed on Verizon. Yet, I still do not have one. I have an Android phone. Not only that, but I also have an iPad. So my dream of owning only one device is still a problem too. I guess part of me will always want an iPhone for the simple fact of syncing with iTunes. That is the one thing Android phone lack. Yes, there are options to work around that but its just not the same. One other thing that is an issue is the fact that 3rd party accessory makers, make products for that 30 pin connector. Hardly anybody makes docks for my Android phone. People love to love Apple products. That is one thing that is hard to change.