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The big choice

By the gods themselves. It's time for the big choice again. My phone can be upgraded tomorrow.?

I currently have 3 choices in the pipeline.?

  • Motorola Atrix
  • Samsung SII
  • Apple White iPhone and iPad combi
It's a hard choice. My reasoning behind the selections are...?

The Motorola Atrix is a nice enough phone, very sturdy and has a nice screen to look at. I have had some time using it and one of my worries is that the batt life seems a little short (I have heard this of the SII as well though). I like that the deal comes with the work and play kit although I wish it came with that Laptop attachment instead as I don't really need a computer on my television downstairs, that's what my 50 computers knocking around the house can already do and I like to watch tele whilst surfing. It's dual core, high res and is currently out now so is an easy choice. I could also get the cost of my contract reduced most likely as well...

The Samsung SII... Lord of the Android horde. It's well known that this is truly the cream of the Android crop. There are so many cool things about this phone it's hard to list them. How about Samsungs facility to let you log on to the phone from the net and carry out file management and read text messages! Wicked (although I would worry about security perhaps). The phone has a high rez screen, is super fast and is supposed to extremely slick. I could probably keep on my current contract and get this as an upgrade. The biggest curse is that the Orange Shop has it as a "coming soon" in the upgrade section. Boo!

The?Apple White iPhone and iPad combi. Ah how tempting. I would absolutely love the iPad. The biggest bain of this deal is that there is a ?99 upfront cost and also I would have to up my contract by ?15.... I am also very tied in to Android services in general with gmail, contacts, tasks, docs and just about every other service. Leaving them would be upsetting.?

Anyway time will tell. (Well, we will see tomorrow!)

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