jl8e: (sidekick)
So, after the massive clusterfuck that was the Sidekick over the past two weeks, I'm going to be switching to a new phone.

Currently, I'm looking at either an iPhone or an Android with a keyboard.

I don't want to change phones -- for most purposes, my ideal phone is a Sidekick. The big purposes it's not ideal for are "trusting it to work" and "trusting T-Mobile not to discontinue it".

The tradeoff is pretty much keyboard vs. better software. Current Android phones are kind of underpowered, but that'll hopefully be corrected in the next generation, which are hitting the market around now. Sprint and Verizon have phones coming at the end of the month that look good, but I'd want a hands-on first. (I'd also prefer to stick with a GSM carrier -- I like the ability to swap SIM cards around.)

iPhones are more expensive than T-M Android phones, and both are more expensive than the Sidekick plan. I haven't checked Verizon or Sprint's pricing yet.

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