It’s already two days after the famed iPhone 2.0 has made it’s announced debut and people are running rampant on the pricing scheme and how they’ve been ripped off by Apple and will get ripped off by ATT. Most of my friends were shocked when I didn’t jump on the first iteration of the iPhone. They all know me as a huge apple nut. However, I do keep my wits about me despite my massive Apple fandom status.
While I’ve enjoyed playing with iPhones owned by my friends, I knew that first iteration would not have satisfied me nor would it have been a step up from my current phone, the Treo 650. I’ve had that Treo for several years now and it’s been a workhorse, and extremely reliable. I also left ATT for Sprint. However, I think the iPhone 2.0 will be the factor that will win me back to ATT despite my distaste for their service.
I placed a call to Sprint yesterday to unload one of the numbers on my account. Since I never use it, it was a waste of some money a month. But rather than deal with multiple numbers and accounts when I make the switch to ATT next month, I’m making the preparations now. The Sprint sales guy tried to sell me on the new Sprint phone coming out June 20th – the Instinct. It’s to be 3G and the iPhone killer! To which I replied, it’s not going to be enough. The sole fact that the Instinct does not allow 3rd party applications is a deal breaker. Not to mention the fact that it won’t do push e-mail, contacts, etc, with my computers. The Instinct is too little, too late.
The bonus is, I’ve been out of a Sprint contract for a year now. No fees to incur for switching carriers. And I’m sure the networks that are losing customers to ATT over the iPhone is certainly not fun. Too bad the iPhone isn’t available on multiple networks. The off the mark thing about it is – ATT.
I’ve also already set up my e-mail stuff to be IMAP which will be handy. Getting weened off that POP stuff. Whew. And to think it was a pain to get my mom off AOL. Actually switching from POP to IMAP isn’t all that hard. I’m glad I’m doing it. It will allow me to keep my messages sorted a lot easier from phone to machines.
Because I’m feeling a little techie lately, I think it’s a great thing that a rather cool electronic song came across my speakers recently. LSA is an electronica artist that has released a second CD. The thing that drew me in to the song upon first listen was the drum samples. Especially the ‘snare’ sound. It’s been heavily modified and has a rather unique and cool sound. It reminds of a snare sound that might pop up out of Stylus RMX or something.
The other cool thing is that the title really does represent the vibe of the music to me. I realize that the drum beats are systematic, but there is a bizarre change in the beats in the song. Along with the ethereal sounds contained in it.
That vibe is what I kind of feel connected with when Apple extends the Steve Job RDF (Reality Distortion Field) within a product launch.
A really nice sub-feature of the iPhone will mean that you could pull up Single of the Day on your iPhone, read the post, listen to the song (fingers crosse that will work), then click the iTunes link and purchase it right from your phone!!! That will kick booty.
Either way, if you’re enjoy LSA’s Offkilter – get thee to one of the purchase links above and keep it for yourself legally.