Henry Blodget isn’t sure. I’m not either. But I do know that my father is in that camp.
Over the holiday weekend, my dad revealed that he recently got an Android phone. Not because he wanted one, mind you, but because his old flip-phone broke and the Verizon rep heavily pushed an Android device on him. He agreed as it was free.
So what does he use it for? To make calls. And to take a few pictures, which he sends via text or email. That’s it.
In fact, it annoys his greatly that the phone has all the other “crap” on it. This lead to his rather humorous short review.
He noted that if he had to get a smartphone, he probably should have gotten an iPhone but he knew a new one was coming out soon (he got the new phone right before the iPhone 5 launch) — and again, the Android phone was free. (Yes, the iPhone 3GS would also have been free, but again, the line was about to be updated).