Title: How to Get Over Apple iPhone 4 Envy
By: Dan Costa | 06.25.2010 | PC Magazine
Envy is not a pleasant quality in humans. It might make someone do something that they regret for the rest of their lives.... as Dan Costa prescribes some Rx for easing your pain in envy ::
Retrieved by Pat Darnell and the iHerd
" [ ... excerpt] You Need a Physical Keyboard
This is probably the most obvious reason to avoid the iPhone. It's an excuse often used by millions of BlackBerry users like PCMag's editor-in-chief, Lance Ulanoff, who has to justify lugging around his BlackBerry Bold.
You're Pissed the iPhone 4 Doesn't Support Flash
Purely in terms of geek credibility, this is a great excuse. No one really understands why Flash is so darn important on the iPhone, but everyone seems think Apple should support it.
You Have an Ideological Problem with Apple's Closed Ecosystem
This excuse is best implemented by lawyers, Poli Sci majors, and digital libertarians, but if you can grok the concept, your passing on the iPhone can be instantly transformed from clueless move to principled stand.
You Think ATandT's Coverage is Terrible
The only problem with this justification is that is isn't exactly true.
You Are Waiting Until the iPhone Comes to Verizon
. Just bear one fact in mind: Verizon may never offer the iPhone. You could be waiting for Godot.
You Hate iTunes
Sure, iTunes provides a nearly effortless way to acquire, manage, synchronize and enjoy music and videos on your iPhone, but what if you're a Zune customer?
"[ ... ] Careful readers will note that all of these justifications were just as true of the original iPhone as they are with the iPhone 4. And yet the iPhone is a runaway success. The ugly truth for us non-iPhoners is that, the iPhone has been the best smartphone on ATandT for years now. The updates to the iPhone 4 are going to keep that trend going. The Sprint Evo is a great phone and the Motorola Droid rocks on Verizon, but the rest of us need to keep a stiff upper lip in the week ahead. And if you're already an ATandT customer? Just suck it up and buy an iPhone. ... [ Read entire Article by Dan Costa HERE] "