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by motherscratcher » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:42 pm
by e0y2e3 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:28 am
by JCoz » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:32 am
motherscratcher wrote:In the next few months I plan on ditching my crapberry and picking up either a Droid or an iPhone. I'm on verizon and would prefer not to switch carriers.What say the mob?
by motherscratcher » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:53 am
e0y2e3 wrote:No one wants to help you because no one likes you mother.Although CDT hasn't been on yet, pretty sure he can point you in the direction of a solid German made rotary phone.
by exiledbuckeye » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:56 am
by motherscratcher » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:00 pm
JCoz wrote:motherscratcher wrote:In the next few months I plan on ditching my crapberry and picking up either a Droid or an iPhone. I'm on verizon and would prefer not to switch carriers.What say the mob?How important is tinkering with things like the GUI to you? Do you know what it means to root a phone?Personally I really like the iphone, I bought the original and then finally upgraded to an IP4 recently.I think generally, unless you are one of those that is going to root their droid and likes to change the interface and tinker alot, I'd go with the iphone. But it really is all user preference.They are both great operating systems, But i think the iphone is easier to get what you want out of it and there is no question it is better supported.BTW, if you are going to get a new phone in the next couple of months and you decide on an iphone, wait till June for the Iphone 5, either to get the latest and greatest or to get the 4 for cheaper. It will make no sense to get a 4 in April IMO.If you have any specific questions about what it can or can't do let me know.
by Erie Warrior » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:06 pm
by JCoz » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:11 pm
exiledbuckeye wrote:I used to have an iPhone, and now I have an HTC Droid Incredible. I'd never go back to the iPhone. I'm not saying this as a hater of all things Apple either - I use only Mac computers and the like. I just don't think the iPhone is a very good phone.I'm not a power user, I don't have 400 apps, but I have everything I need. I don't really listen to MP3s on my phone so I can't speak to how easy that is to do, but for everything else I need it's great. The camera is really better too - 8 megapixels vs. 5 megapixels.
by motherscratcher » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:25 pm
by JCoz » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:30 pm
motherscratcher wrote:Thanks for the info. I'm probably leaning iPhone now for the reason that JCoz said, it's probably the simplest to use, and I'm a simple man. It's what my wife would prefer anyway.Good tip on waiting for iPhone5.The reason I'd stick with verizon is because I used to hve sprint and it would constantly drop calls. Maybe that's not a problem anymore no matter who you use.Is there any problem syncing adress book and downloading photos between an iPhone and PC?
by motherscratcher » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:50 pm
Erie Warrior wrote:Did you see if you can upgrade to Blackberry 6? It's supposed to be a faster web browser.
by e0y2e3 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:27 pm
by peeker643 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:46 pm
by motherscratcher » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:49 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:hehehe....the storm is pretty much universally considered the worst phone ever made.you could buy CDT's rotary phone, use it as a cell and consider it an upgrade.Did you ever consider reading CNET before purchasing a phone?
by JCoz » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:11 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:Did you ever consider reading CNET before purchasing a phone?
by fairvis » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:36 pm
by swerb » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:01 pm
by FUDU » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:19 pm
by CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:25 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:15 am
by motherscratcher » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:20 am
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Fuck all you rubes. Rotary phone is coming back. I still have a Blackberry, and it's ok at best.Cellphones are no friend to those with banana fingers.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:26 am
by motherscratcher » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:08 pm
swerb wrote:Yeah, the Storm is god awful. Blackberry is supposedly coming out with a new one around May ... early rumors are that its gonna be sweet, and the web browser is gonna be much better. As will the app capability.I can upgrade my Blackberry Bold in May/June, so I am hopeful that Blackberry can finally step up to the plate. They are hemorraghing market share to Apple and the Android phones.
by motherscratcher » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:10 pm
FUDU wrote:Mom, to me it sounds like one thing can make up your mind, are you a big music guy, do you own an Ipod already?If yes for to former and no to the latter, buy an Iphone, otherwise you will not notice much difference regardless of how you go, IMHO.
CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! wrote:I've had both. Droid kicks iPhone's ass.
by swerb » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:24 pm
motherscratcher wrote:swerb wrote:Yeah, the Storm is god awful. Blackberry is supposedly coming out with a new one around May ... early rumors are that its gonna be sweet, and the web browser is gonna be much better. As will the app capability.I can upgrade my Blackberry Bold in May/June, so I am hopeful that Blackberry can finally step up to the plate. They are hemorraghing market share to Apple and the Android phones.Are you planning on getting the new Storm? Seems kind of risky to me, given my current Storm's performance, on matter what the rumors are.On thing I do like is the Blackberry to blackberry, but in all honesty, there's really no difference between that and regular texting any more.
by e0y2e3 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:24 pm
by peeker643 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:32 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:IPhones are for bitches.
by e0y2e3 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:41 pm
by GodHatesClevelandSport » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:09 pm
by JCoz » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:29 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:I have fundamental problems with the way Apple runs the IPhone in general. 1) They put out a product with an antenna that didn't work, on a cell phone! A cell phone that couldn't call people! WOW!2) The no Flash thing is insane3) Apple runs their Ap store like a bunch of Nazi fucks, severely limiting available content to the users. Even if I wouldn't use most of the Aps they push out, fuck them. Apple takes this "we do whatever the fuck we want" approach to running their phones and it's annoying as hell. Give me flash and give me Aps you fucks.4) Apple was big enough pricks with their phone to force users to suck wind on AT&T's terrible coverage for the last how many years? The ultimate fuck you, bow to me move. "We know so many people want this phone we're gonna make them deal with shitty service just to use it... hehehe!"5) Droids (the advanced ones, Incredible, Evo, etc....)are more powerful and just as simplistic to run (if you are a rube like mother or CDT make sure you get an HTC, as their touchsense interface makes the droid as simple as an IPhone, whereas with the Droid or Droid 2 you just get the raw android operating sysem).6) Again, mother, just read all the CNET reviews of the phones, they are fantastic (same for TVs, computers, etc).7) I will say this: my Evo's battery life sucks dong.8) IPhones are for bitches, Steve Job's bitches. I say this as someone that just bought a Macbook. I'm not fundamentally anti Apple, but the IPhone is the biggest farce ever.9) Mother, if you want to get tech savvy I recommend spending 30 minutes a day listening to CNET's Buzz Out Loud podcast. It's one of my top three pods, along with Marc Maron's WTF <- best pod in the history of the world, especially the Louis CK and Judd Apatow eps!!!!! and NBA Today/The Basketball Jones <- TIE!)
"Migration toward HTML apps - The company also hopes to create algorithms to help promote the best apps, making it easier for users to discover worthwhile programs. Chu also indicated that Google planned to turn users' Address Books into a "social graph" that third party apps could tap into."
by JCoz » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:35 pm
GodHatesClevelandSport wrote:I think the thing to look at now is usage charges. AT&T is charging more based on how much you use your iPhone. The flat rate is a thing of the past. So look into the plans that give you the best rate for data usage. I doubt there's a whole lot of difference between the newest smart phones anymore.
by e0y2e3 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:47 pm
by JCoz » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:59 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:1) You are completely and 100% wrong. The Antenna problem occured on a huge amount of phones, just look at the number of "repair" cases that Apple has given out. It has since been fixed and Apple fixed the issue, no questions there. But the fact remains that they produced a product where if you held it a certain way it didn't work. That's just shotty.2) I've used flash probably a dozen times on my phone. It's certainly not something that you cannot live without, but the fact remains that Steve Jobs decided (for reasons no one can figure out) that he is going to dethrone Adobe and decided to run this solo campaign against flash for absolutely no reason. Apple has no logic or reason to refuse flash, beyond arrogance. And it does come up if you are a heavy phone web browser, which I absolutely am.3) I admitted I personally have no use for most of the Aps that would come up, the problem is not that there is huge limitation (and I never fronted like it was) it is that Apple is heavy handed in pretty much forcing a certain product and system down your throat. It goes hand in hand with the no flash set up, Steve Jobs has put a system together with the IPhone that is "you're getting whatever the fuck we want to give you, deal with it"4) AT&T has never, ever, ever, ever, ever had anywhere near the infastructure of the other companies. Apple ignored infrastructure entirely and signed on with AT&T. Call it a fuck you or don't, I could give a rats ass, but to pretend like they didn't ignore customer service from a network infrastructure standpoint is also a farce.5) As for trying to pretend like there are huge differences in terms of performance between the Droid X, Droid Incredible and IPhone 4, there isn't (and I never said there was, have no clue how you took a post about an arrogant attitude exhibited by a company and a controlling nature and turned it into my implying that there were performance problems). They are all fine phones that will do whatever you want. Apple just acts like a bunch of Nazi fucks with the IPhone, this is proven, well reported and well known. Defend your phone all you want, I don't care. It works fine. It'll text and do facebook fine. It's just put out by people that are acting like fucks with their phone (and again, I only use Apple computers at home, I'm fine with their products). IPhone is for Steve Jobs bitches.
by e0y2e3 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:05 pm
by exiledbuckeye » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:07 pm
by JCoz » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:17 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:You're straight wrong about Android. The Ap to Address book synching crap already exists for Facebook and a few other Aps, it's not some rape you of your privacy issue like you are acting like and isn't even in production on a Google level. Google gives Android away, it is an open source project. Their revenue stream from the OS comes from people using Android search. It's the same revenue stream as your web search. It's no big deal.Say whatever you want, again, I don't really care. But Apple doesn't police their Ap store to protect customers, there are tons of examples of perfectly safe Aps that they just didn't like getting thrown out. Steve Jobs runs the IPhone like a police state, that is my entire issue with it. Android, being open source, is the exact opposite of a tech approach and I will forever take an open source project (one that invites development, scrutiny and transparency)every single day of the week over a sealed environment.
by JCoz » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:25 pm
exiledbuckeye wrote:A couple of other things to consider if they're important to you, Mother:* Expandable memory on the Droid (Incredible, at least, and the others too, I assume) with microSD cards* I can change my own battery or keep a 2nd fully charged one to swap out with the Droid. The iPhone has no way to change out the battery on your own. Now Apple is changing the screws on the iPhones to make them unopenable/untamperable, as well. You'll have to pay them for any battery replacements. Contrary to e0y's Evo problem with the battery life, the Incredible's battery life is pretty solid.
by e0y2e3 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:29 pm
by exiledbuckeye » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:54 pm
JCoz wrote:exiledbuckeye wrote:A couple of other things to consider if they're important to you, Mother:* Expandable memory on the Droid (Incredible, at least, and the others too, I assume) with microSD cards* I can change my own battery or keep a 2nd fully charged one to swap out with the Droid. The iPhone has no way to change out the battery on your own. Now Apple is changing the screws on the iPhones to make them unopenable/untamperable, as well. You'll have to pay them for any battery replacements. Contrary to e0y's Evo problem with the battery life, the Incredible's battery life is pretty solid.Well that was the whole point of asking what type of use he was going to get out of the phone.I doubt using his description that he has a great need for more than 32 gigs of memory, a 2nd full Iphone 4 battery (last alot longer than the incredibles, which is longer than the Evos), or the need to open his phone up at all.You would probably need to do alot of traveling, on airlines, to actually need 2 batteries.
by e0y2e3 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:02 pm
by JCoz » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:06 pm
To each his own, I'm not getting defensive over one or the other. They're both great. I just happen to love my Droid and highly recommend it to those who don't know how good it is.
by JCoz » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:08 pm
e0y2e3 wrote:JOBS IS JUST PROTECTING THE USERS BY BLOCKING SWYPE!!!!!
by Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:40 pm
by JCoz » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:55 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:God I hate tech phone nerds.It's a fucking phone, not your life. So stfu about the stupid egotistical crap it can do for you. Just stick it right up your ass.......right up there.If it can't open a beer bottle it's a worthless hunk of shit.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:59 pm
by JCoz » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:01 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Wild Goose?
by Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:03 pm
by e0y2e3 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:04 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:15 pm
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