After a week of umming and ahhing, of research, trying to sell, backing away and going towards, I’ve finally bitten the bullet.
I’m now on Android for my phone, and retired my iPhone 3 (long may it live).
And Steve Jobs may well be turning in his grave over this, but unfortunately, he’s going to have to rotate a while.
Here’s the thing.
It was free. My iPhone has been playing up for a while. Simple little equation.
A week of research led me to finally accept that this would work on the mac, despite having to use virus control on the unit (which was a big problem for me, but I got over it by loading AVG). Some final research today led me to Syncmate (to sync contacts and calendar) and Doubletwist (to sync music) to the phone. It’s actually quite elegant once I worked it all out.
I noticed today that the default browser wouldn’t load the guardian website. Nor did it have tabbed browsing. Opera for the phone did.
I also researched the best email client. K9 Mail looks like it’s the one.
So all in all, I’m hoping this unit works and keeps working…