As much as people bash Apple's iOS platform and much of a "closed system" it is. And people rave about how "open" Android is. But the end game is the carriers are truly locking down Android with their crapware. I think Verizon takes the lead in the crapware they just loaded on their version of the Samsung Galaxy S (Fascinate). Read the reviews over at Gizmodo http://gizmodo.com/5632186/samsung-...eview-when-greedy-carriers-ruin-decent-phones Engadget http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/07/samsung-fascinate-review/ Google/Android's got a huge problem if carriers continue "locking down" Android. Can you imagine getting a Google Phone and Bing.com is the default search engine and it's near impossible (without rooting or some serious customization that the average joe). I own Tmobile's Version of the Samsung Galaxy S (Vibrant). While it's not as locked down as Verizon's, it's also impossible to delete their junk software without rooting. Disclaimer: I love all cell phones. I own Symbian (E71), Android (G1 and Samsung Vibrant), iOS (iphone) , and Blackberry devices (9700) so I am writing from a pretty objective view point. iOS is probably still the easiest mobile platform out there. Symbian S60 is dead (I know they have meego). RIM is RIM. Boring but it works for most business people like me. And Android has a lot going for it unless the carriers like Verizon, Tmobile and ATT (ATT locks down their Captivate also with some blocking). I personally prefer stock Android but as Google found out, not many people are willing to pay a full $530 for the phone without carrier subsidy. And carriers aren't willing to carry Android unless they load their crap on it.