Mobile Phones… So many choices, So little time
Nowadays people generally look to upgrade their mobile phones on a fairly regular basis, as new improved models by the biggest mobile device manufacturers are hitting the shops in an almost constant stream. This means that there is no shortage of choices when it comes to mobile devices, but it also means that deciding on the upgrade that best suits you can be a daunting task.
Upgrading your phone can be a pretty exciting process, even for people who are not die-hard tech geeks, as – let’s face it – mobiles have come a long way over the last decade. Nowadays the range of things that you can use one of these devices for makes them impressive for anyone, and if you are upgrading there is a good chance that your new model will boast more impressive specs than the one you currently have. It’s easy to be blinded by the vast array of functions some devices offer, and while they all basically do the same thing some do it much better than others or have higher-end specs.
The choices used to be easy and fairly straightforward; if you wanted a phone for business you’d go for a Blackberry and if you were looking to have fun or do it all you could go for an iPhone. Well, those two choices are still there but once a little green Android entered the fray things become a lot more fun, but much more complicated for your average consumer. The blackberry phone is still a rock solid device for professionals and people who love that qwerty keyboard, but as seen with the Blackberry Torch touchscreen’s are the only way to go these days. Apple is just as solid as they’ve ever been, and their zen-like approach to releasing phones with their “1 a year” shtick works very well. Android on the other hand is the wild child of the bunch with hundreds of different devices to choose from and more coming out every month.
If you’re in the US, you’ve got the big 4 carriers to choose from along with carriers like US Cellular, Virgin, Boost, Cricket, and about 2 dozen other pre-paid/startup carriers. If you like abroad or are in the UK choices aren’t much easier, but you can get some advice to enable you to find and compare mobile phone deals. They say that variety is the spice of life, but for consumers it can be a little overwhelming to say the least. Luckily there is a wealth of information out there to help consumers make the right choice.
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