iPhone Vs. Incredible - Best Features
It’s a widely held belief by now that the iPhone is coming to Verizon as early as January of 2011. This is great news for the folks like me that, up until now, have opted for network reliability over device appeal. I owned the iPhone 3G, but a combination of frustration with AT&T’s network and poor device performance brought on by the update of iOS to 4.0 caused me to jump ship for Verizon and the Droid Incredible.
I’ve been quite happy with my Incredible, but still question whether or not I would welcome the iPhone back with open arms with it’s arrival on the Verizon network. There are really great things to be said about each device and even features that are mutually exclusive to either device. Perhaps someone out there can help me settle the debate.
+ Best media player / media integration.
+ Push notifications.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the iPhone is a great media player. Not only does iTunes make it easy to shop for movies and music, it’s great for organizing and syncing as well. Want to hear a specific song or watch a TV episode from your library? You can search from it right from the home screen and play it in less than 10 seconds. Even with DoubleTwist, I still find this relatively cumbersome on the Incredible.
The other great feature found on the iPhone comes in the form of Push notifications. I used this all the time for sports scores and whatnot, but you can have just about any piece of information delivered right to your home screen, whether you’re actively using the device or not.
Hands-down, the best app I’ve found for my Incredible is PDA Net. For $10 it lets me connect my computer to the internet from anywhere I have cell service. No more paying for wi-fi hot spots, no more being tethered to my desk. I’ve even used this feature while sitting in the back seat of the car driving down the highway. That’s pretty sick. Also, I think it’s something that is probably locked down on the iPhone (please, correct me if I’m wrong).
The other cool thing I’ve experienced through the Android platform is the Swype text input method. It’s quick, it’s accurate, and it’s kind of fun to use. Given the bevy of auto-correct issues I’ve seen on the iPhone I’m a little hesitant to give up.
So, is there anything here that I’ve missed? What features have you found on either of these devices that would make you not want to give it up? On the other hand, are there features that you miss after having made the switch from one to the other?