Let me begin by telling you that I am technologically challenged. I usually like phones based on the quality of their camera, how well they fit in my clutch, how light they are and how good they look. The features and apps are something I am a little hazy about.
I have been trying to choose between an iPhone4 and the Samsung Galaxy S2, but have been leaning more towards the Galaxy S2… mainly because almost everyone in my family has an S2 and I think it’s a pretty decent phone. And I LIKE the fact that the back panel is plastic…I have a habit of dropping my phone too often, and now with my 9-month-old around, plastic feels like a better choice versus steel. I have been playing around with the S2 camera and some apps. Actually, just Tom The Talking Cat and the Recipe app. (I key in misspelled words like ‘weino shit zel’ to see what the search throws up. Childish? Yes. Completely crazy? Not yet.) I quite liked the S2 experience, and didn’t feel the need to look at the iPhone. What was the big difference anyway? Po-tay-toe, po-taah-toe.
My nonchalance with Apple stems from my ignorance. I have never owned an Apple phone or a computer. (An 80’s Mac does not count.) In fact, barring my iPod, I do not own any Apple devices. My iPod is most agreeable, it is nice to touch-feel-hold-listen to, but at the end of the day what I enjoy is the MUSIC. Which Steve Jobs did not create. He made carrying it around easier. And a lot nicer looking. And more fashionable. (I know a lot of people may want to punch me in the nose after reading that.)
Fashion. And portability. Which brings me to this awesome app called Cloth available for iOS, which I found via the Melie Bianco blog. This app helps you organize your outfits, label them, and rate them, so you have a walk-in closet at your fingertips. How cool is that? One look at this app, and I found myself wanting the the iPhone like never before.
What should you learn from this? That WOMEN are CRAZY. (Or perhaps just me.) I don’t care about Steve Jobs. I don’t care about steel panels. I don’t care about screen resolution and UIs. I don’t care about a fruit logo.
BUT- give me a fashionable app to oraganize my closet, and oooh yeah I will buy your phone.
Now, I just have to see what fashion apps the Android market has to offer before I decide. Once and for all.