I have to admit that a smart phone change was coming as I have had a BlackBerry of some sort for almost 8 years now. Most recently I’ve had a BlackBerry Torch and that was my introduction to a touchscreen phone. Now one of the advantages of being able to review all the phones I have over the last few years, I was able to figure out what I like and what I didn’t like. I couldn’t completely get my head around using a Windows 8 phone. Android phones were pretty good and they were a strong contender. I tried a BlackBerry Z10 and I was very impressed. But in the end, since I use Apple computers for home and for work, and my wife being an owner of an iPhone 5, I felt that it was my best choice. It basically fit in with the ecosystem that I already have.
Does that mean that the iPhone 5 would be right for you? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on your needs. But for myself, it was the right choice.