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Bringing my wife over from the dark side
My household is a split one. My wife is a iPhoner and I'm a proud Androider. We've often argued over which is better. To be honest, I've always figured the iPhone was probably better FOR HER as she's not big into customizations and just likes to keep things simple and smooth. Whenever I would jokingly show off things like widgets or live wallpaper, she would scoff at them. She's not a big fan of change. As a matter of fact, she once argued that iPhones and Android phones were too big and she'd never need anything beyond her beloved Palm Pixi (LOL).
Anyway, when she said she wanted a Kindle Fire, I saw an opportunity. I love Amazon, but why get the Kindle Fire when the Nexus 7 is a much more versatile machine? Since she frequents Barnes & Noble, it made sense to give her the ability to buy from them, Amazon or Google. So as an anniversary gift, I gave her the Nexus 7.
I was a little nervous, considering her anti-Android ways, but if she didn't like it, I figured I'd just keep it as my toy and buy her a Kindle Fire anyway. Of course, she'd never heard of it, but was exited to get an "e-reader" since she really wanted one. I showed her a few tips and she looked like a kid in a candy store. As she loaded widgets, scrolled though the live wallpapers, configured her favorite apps, oogled over Google Navigation and went customization crazy, she never gave her lonely little iPhone another glance. She went on and on about the awesomeness of her new "e-reader."
I think by the time her iPhone 4S is up for an upgrade, she may be smitten enough with the Android experience to leave Apple and its evil, anti-competitive ways behind. She already knows my #boycottapple stance (for me, not her) and may very well become a card carrying member of the Apple Sucks Brigade. If nothing else, she's learned that there's a lot to like about Android.