Originally Posted by FreeRange
Because they don't know any better of course... wait until they see that they have no resell value, or that they can't update to the latest OS because their phone can't handle it, etc. etc. etc.
That is not a valid argument. I bought a droid recently (xperia arc s) and I did my research. I considered the iPhone but cost and functionality won the day. All carriers here have 24 month contracts which are expensive. I can max my memory out to 32gb cheaply, connect up to my plasma easily with supplied hdmi cable, apps are comparable, HD camera is top notch, 3D and panoramic. I was able to buy the handset sim free at a reasonable price too. I have never resold a phone (just replace it when I feel the need) and it is ready for icecream sandwich which should bring loads more functionality and performance.
Android is a decent OS though I would still consider purchasing an iphone sometime in the future depending on carrier contract prices.