2011-01-11 16:38:48 UTC
be a huge hit.
Negatives about the Droid
1. No dock connector. The added functionality of the Apple dock is very
useful. A defined dock connector would have been a big selling point for
Android because it would have enabled an ecosystem similar to what's
sprung up around the iPhone/iPod to have evolved. While there's a design
for an open standard dock connector, there are no Android devices that
use it yet, and of course no peripherals either. Such is the result of
the fragmented Android market.
2. No IPSEC VPN. This is a very big issue. Enterprises are not allowing
Android based smart phones because of it. It's not a Cisco issue, it's
an issue with the Android OS, that will not be fixed for probably
another six months. I can't use my ISP's VPN for a secure connection
3. Micro USB charger port. It's so much flimsier than the Mini USB port
on my other phones, and flimsier than the iPod dock/charging connector.
4. Limited accessories. Since the Android market is so fragmented, and
since there's no standard dock, you don't get any of the cool
accessories like you do for the iPhone.
1. Physical keyboard. A lot better than a virtual keyboard if you're
doing a lot of texting or e-mail, but realistically, for most users, the
virtual keyboard is sufficient.
2. MicroSD card slot. Since the Droid doesn't have as much flash
available as the iPhone, this is essential.
3. Replaceable battery. If you use Wi-Fi a lot, you actually may want a
spare battery and an external charger, just to get through one day of use.
Bottom line, the Verizon iPhone will be a huge seller. Most large
businesses use Verizon, and they _require_ VPN to get into their
corporate networks, which rules out Droid for now.