I read a tech opinion a few weeks ago where a real estate agent was asking how she could manage her Excel files (a Windows mark) on her iPhone and iPad. Of course my first suggestion would be to get an Android phone and tablet and do things right. However I recognized you may already have invested double in an Apple product so why invest more in tools you have to pay for to accomplish this simple task?
If you have an Apple mobile product but work on a Windows (or any PC other than a Mac) you can store thousands of documents for free on Google docs. You can also edit your files easily on any Android device without any additional necessities. If you use an Apple product, however, there is a solution and that is the iGoogDocs available in the App Store for only $1.99
In fact the first 100,000 units will be distributed freely to students. The government then has ordered even more to close the digital divide and this is no sloucher. The unit features:
- Android 2.2 (Froyo)
- 256 MB of RAM
- 32 GB storage
- 2x USB ports
- 7-inch screen 800×480 resolution
- Memory slot
Heck, that almost beats my Xoom! Oh, there is a catch … this product is available only in India and is totally produced in the country in an effort to help the 1.2 billion Indian citizens and residents overcome the divide that separates the poor from the wealthy as has happened on other major, emerging markets.
The iPhone phenomenon is far from over. It may be a fact that Android user numbers are gaining on and will one day pass iPhone users but today’s numbers are quite different. The question is “how will iPhone going to Verizon affect you personally”?
According to all I have seen AT&T no longer offers an unlimited data plan to new smartphone users but Verizon does. We’ve all seen the commercials not so subtly pointing out the inadequacies of AT&T’s network compared to Verizon’s.