You can say what you like about Apple but you must agree that the most brilliant thing that they ever did was to unleash the iPhone unto an unsuspecting world. It was a huge kick to the backside of the industry and encouraged manufacturers to either innovate rapidly or to perish much to the benefit of mobile phone users across the world.
It’s been almost three years since the launch of the iPhone and with the inception of the App store, it’s managed to stay relevant and useful. However at this this juncture others are finally starting to catch up and perhaps overtake Apple with new phones that really manage to demonstrate beautiful user interfaces or employ captivating new technology. Of all the recent developments, Google’s Android — not strictly a phone per se but platform — operating system looks the one with the most promising potential, particularly after the demonstration of the recent addition of turn-by-turn navigation on the Motorola Droid.
Sony have unveiled their first Android based mobile phone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 which manages to combine Sony’s renowned industrial design with the cleverness of Android. I’ve never been very interested in mobile phone technology but as they progressively change from simple mobile devices into always connected smart portable computers I find that I’m ever so excited about what the future has in store. Anyway apologies all round for my geekiness!