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As readers of this Blog know, I am currently engaged in a titanic struggle betwixt loyalty and practicality with regards to my utilization of not necessarily Smart Phone technology.

I recently abandoned my 2nd generation iPhone for a Blackberry Curve 8900 because the iPhone kept dropping calls, and reception within my offices was abysmal.

The Blackberry is now actually a “Macberry” – however, that is a completely different story.

The ugly truth of the matter is that the iPhone has arguably the worst radio of all the Smart Phones, and AT&T (currently the sole-provider of the iPhone) has demonstrably the worst cellular coverage of all the major providers (I just don’t know if it’s due to over subscription or just lousy decision-making). But the combination can make for a horrific (okay at least exasperating) experience.

I am making this case because A LOT of people read this Blog. Also because readers understand what an otherwise passionate Apple evangelist I am (so, this is clearly a big deal); and, the people at Apple read this Blog and listen to me (Apple closed down about 4 points Wednesday after I spoke with an analyst about my concerns).

Fix the problem please.

By the way… The Palm Pre is a nifty device. But, as I have already stated on this Blog, it’s not an “iPhone killer” (the considered act of throwing your iPhone against a wall because you dropped yet another important call with a client half way around the globe is certainly an iPhone Killer). The essential reason for this is that it’s not (ironically) an iPhone – and, therefore, not cool enough.

NOTE:  a Macberry is obviously cool – but mostly because it represents resourcefulness. It’s still a work-around – from my unique perspective, anyway.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

4 Comments to

“candid colored Apple”

  1. Avatar July 16th, 2009 at 7:44 pm it takes more than a palm to hold (an) Apple. « The Unsinkable brian cork Says:

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  2. Avatar July 17th, 2009 at 5:19 am blackberry IS all business « The Unsinkable brian cork Says:

    […] But, a few months ago I switched to a Blackberry Curve 8900 because AT&T’s (the exclusive service provider partnering with Apple around the iPhone) reception has become abysmal (a lot of dropped calls, for example), and frankly the iPhone’s radio is very poor (you can read more about this with some depth here). […]

  3. Avatar September 15th, 2009 at 8:14 am abroad iPhone « The Unsinkable brian cork Says:

    […] likely find shelf-space at Sprint because of the on-going iPhone vs. Palm Pre smack-down (read: candid colored Apple). And, as readers of the Blog know full well, I am of the considered opinion that the Pre is by no […]

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