I did not buy my Droid with any thought of slighting the product wonders that get thrown over the walls of Cupertino.
The Droid became my phone of choice because it could actually work as a phone in my house in March of 2010. The Droid's performance was much better than the 20% of the calls I got from my AT&T Motorola flip phone while in my house.
My decision to go with a Droid was helped by the strong integration of the Droid with Google's cloud services, and the fact that my son bought one when they first came out. I still tell the story of getting my contacts moved faster than the salesperson could ask me if I needed help.
The longer I use my Droid the more I like it. I am always finding a way to use more of its features. Christmas of 2009, my children gave me a device called I-gotU. It is a really neat device with some fairly clunky software.
It basically lets you track yourself, see the tracks on a map, and synchronize the track with photos that you have taken. It is very cool stuff, but it is far from perfect. Placing the photos perfectly was difficult enough that I lost interest in the pictures and focused on the tracks.
A week ago I learned about My Tracks for Android. This week I finally took a car trip where it made sense to record my trip. The trip from Yadkinvinville, NC to our home on the White Oak River near Emerald Isle can be seen at this one of my Google maps. It ends up being a two page map, but it is really neat to be able to do this with my Droid and send it to my Google maps which happens to be a far easier way to share with others than the i-gotU site.
I have been a long time lover of GPS systems. We have them in two of our cars, and of course I have one in our skiff. The one in the skiff is invaluable, and I often take pictures of it to record my location and/or the water temperature.
Unfortunately for the car systems, they are worthless compared to my Droid. The GPS software for Android works better and never needs updating with a new expensive DVD.
I will be interested in seeing what Apple has up their sleeve this year for their cloud services, but I have been a MobileMe, dot Mac user since the beginning so I know the ups and downs of Apple's commitment to the cloud so I seriously doubt the boys in Cupertino can get me off of my Droid.
If you take lots of photos that you like to share, want very good cloud based contact management, and love to play with maps like I do, I suspect there is an Android based device which deserves your love.
On top of that my Droid has been a very good phone. What more could you ask? It even does a really good job with my websites.