By John Romano
(YBH) – Unfortunately, I’m not in the league with The Wall Street Journal’s Walter Mossberg or TechGuy Leo LaPorte. When I buy new technology, I have to pay for it. Alas, there has been a small changing of the guard here at YBH! We have bought our first piece of non-Apple computer technology in about five years. We’ve made the switch from the iPhone to the LG G2X which runs Google’s Android operating system.
There is a caveat of course, and that is the fact that we are T-Mobile customer’s and like many others we have lived in the shadows like a dishwasher in downtown Los Angeles for years with our cracked iPhones.
Finally an Android phone has hit the market that competes with the iPhone directly. The G2X is a great phone. It does have a few drawbacks, however. The battery life is abysmal due to the dual core processor in the phone and the plastic cover on the back looks like it well break off completely after one drop. But, the 8 mega pixel camera with 1080dpi video recording capability and the phones sheer speed make up for these flaws effectively.
The point with all of this is that other companies are finally catching up to Apple and it is about time.
As much of American business is consolidating, for instance ATT has in fact bought T-Mobile leaving American’s with just three major cell phone operators, the battle over the smart phone market is just heating up.
Competition is a great thing. Now, if Congress could just see fit to bloack ATT’s T-Mobile bid things could get really interesting. Here’s hoping.
With that I’m John Romano for Yes But However.
NOTE: LG and T-Nobile released an update early this summer that improved the G2X’s battery life considerably.
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