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    iPhone vs. Android

    What are your thoughts?

    I personally have an Android phone and love it. I don't want to bash the iPhone and start a flame war, I'm just curious to see what everyone prefers and why...??
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    As long as iTunes is required to work with the iPhone, there's no way I'll be buying an iPhone. I have a Droid and it does everything I need it to do. Android overall feels a little rough around the edges, but 2.2 should fix a lot of that and goes live this month.
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    Tried both, then upgraded to a BlackBerry.

    iPhone is great for browsing the web, but terrible at everything else.
    Android is fun, but messaging is all over the place.
    Neither last all day with moderate use.

    BlackBerry might not be able to render a webpage for ****, and it can't run any apps, but I can send email all day long on different accounts with no issues.

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    I was going to buy an iPhone 4 but there are too many problems with it. I'm just going to get a Droid X instead, switching to Verizon is a benefit for me.
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    Next month I'm ordering an unsubsidized/unlocked Samsung Galaxy S (i9000).

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    Anyone checked out JuiceDefender on their Androids yet? It's pretty schnazzy for helping with the battery worries that Nihilist pointed out.

    I've gone android o'course. Iphone is nice and the responsiveness is awesome, but whenever I use a friends it feels like I'm playing on the rail shooter equivalent of the phone world. It's their way, all the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindir View Post
    Anyone checked out JuiceDefender on their Androids yet? It's pretty schnazzy for helping with the battery worries that Nihilist pointed out.
    Hmmm, thanks for the tip, will it work on Android 1.6?? I'd like to try it.
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    I've never been a fan of Apple phones and just bought my wife an HTC Incredible. I love it but am stuck with my Storm 2 for a while. Like ImaNihilist said though, it's hard to beat a Blackberry for email / messaging. It always works for me and has been very solid over the past four years I've been using Blackberry's. I don't have a need to view many webpages or run apps since I find very little use for most phone based utilities. The voice recognition is off the hook on 2.2 though - I'd like that on my Storm (especially due to the craptacular keyboard).
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    I have a feeling I'll go Android eventually.

    Probably won't go back to an iPhone. Might pick up a iPod Touch though, depending on what the next iteration looks like.

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    I don't know about you... but I am choosing either Droid X or Galaxy S ... but likely it will be a Droid X since Galaxy S for Verizon (Fascinate) hasn't been announced in terms of release date or price...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaNihilist View Post
    Tried both, then upgraded to a BlackBerry.

    iPhone is great for browsing the web, but terrible at everything else.
    Android is fun, but messaging is all over the place.
    Neither last all day with moderate use.

    BlackBerry might not be able to render a webpage for ****, and it can't run any apps, but I can send email all day long on different accounts with no issues.
    I've always carried an extra battery. Of course that isn't possible with an iPhone. My nephew and his wife each have 2 company paid iPhone 3GS's so that they can get through the workday. They are both ex BlackBerry users.

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    I'll probably go Android eventually. It's coming together nicely. Battery life isn't that great on current handsets though, and I'm not sure I can go back to not having a unified inbox.

    What I like about the BlackBerry is that I can get email (from three accounts), SMS, MMS, BBM, DMs from Facebook, DMs from Twitter, and Google Talk all in one inbox, or in separate inboxes. I can view things however I want. I can also assign all these identities to individual contacts. So when I get an SMS from a friend, it pulls their current Facebook picture... and if I want to respond with an email instead of an SMS it's only one extra click.

    I think Android will probably get there pretty soon. I already like the way it integrates with Google Voice (which is a little wonky on the BlackBerry).

    Everyone talks about BlackBerry as being obsolete by the iPhone and Android handsets... but honestly I don't know what they are talking about. Video conferencing on the new iPhone is cool as all hell, but as long as the battery only lasts a few hours it's still just a toy to me. A fun toy, no doubt, but not one that I'm going to make my primary phone and pay $100+/mo for.

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    The Samsung Galaxy S will be available Sunday at AT&T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ua549 View Post
    The Samsung Galaxy S will be available Sunday at AT&T.
    any idea on when it will be offered for Verizon?!
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