Well this Christmas season you will have several options related to phone puchases. Each of the phones today are sold with one of the above Operating Systems. Each have there pluses and minuses. Some like the Droid, some like the IOS Iphone, and with Microsoft coming out with the Windows 8 Phone, you will have a choice to make.
IPHONE – yes it is an Apple product, and many people like this phone, I find it to be very easy to move around the screens and your apps, I find it very reliable. The SIRI app still needs some help, no it does not work as smoothly as you see on TV, it’s better than prior version, they have a way to go to refine it so it would become a very useful tool.
Droid – I did have a Droid for a while, it was a good phone, everything seemed to work, for me it didn’t (for me) seem to be user friendly, as I see the IPHONE as being. There are alot of Apps for the Droid, and some concern I have about how they deliver APPS is a little more loosely than Apple does. Feature wise either phone would be a good choice.
Windows 8 – Well this one is the new kid on the block. It’s predecessor was the Windows 7 phone. Although market share was very low compared to the 2 phones mentioned above, there is a feeling that perhaps the Windows 8 phone might gain some ground. This phone does not have the “depth” of apps for it as of yet, it is growing daily. They would have a ways to go to catch up with the Iphone or Droid. When I am able to get my hands on this phone I will give you more information.
When getting a phone you want to determine what you or your family member is going to use it for, if it is email, internet browsing, and music here and there, then you don’t need a LARGE data plan. If however you are going to watch Movies, and Videos then be prepared to pay a little more since most plans no longer include an unlimited data plan. Look at AT&T and Verizon for the Data Share Plans, where you share the data usage across all devices.
Until I have more information have a great day.