iPhone or Droid?

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Greetings, I wasn't able to see any topics on this, so I hope I'm not reposting old stuff. I'm coming from a Blackberry Storm and am considering switching to the iPhone or a Droid X. I've been Verizon for almost 10 years, but obviously to get the iPhone I'd have to go to AT&T. I use fairly basic stuff, only occasional personal email, and occasional Joneslink stuff, but not dependent on it. Don't really use a lot of music, but certainly would if I got the iPhone. I'm not an apple guy necessarily, but that phone is pretty cool. Verizon actually called me to "make sure I was satisfied" translation: your $180 a month contract is soon over. The wireless hotspot feature of the X is appealing, but again, not necessary.Would like to hear from those in the trenches. Would also consider even going to an updated Blackberry if I heard good stuff about it. Thanks for your input.

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I would consider the new Blackberry Torch if you like a slider keyboard. I have not used it a lot, but it seemed responsive with a solid messaging/email system with the new blackberry OS.I like the iphone (using a 3gs) for playing around, but I am not much of a fan of the typing which makes it annoying to use for a lot of email. Maybe it's my fat fingers?I have no practical experience with droid phones so someone else will have to chime in on that.

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I love my iPhone.  I've had it for about a year.  I love being able to pull up Joneslink on my phone when I'm out of the office.  I think if you had the ability and it was easy, you'd find yourself using it more often.  Creating a hotspot wouldn't be a game changer for me since most of the time I'm either sitting in front of my computer or not really doing anything in public that would require the safety of a hot spot.  I don't have a problem with the typing on my phone.  It's difficult when I hold it vertical because the keys are closer together, like a on Blackberry, but when I turn it horizontal, like a slider phone, it's much easier.  It's not meant to be used for doing a ton of work or typing a long email.  I haven't touched my computer at home since I got my phone.  It's quicker and easier just to pull out my phone and access Mapquest or search the internet for something.  There are a ton of apps for the iPhone.  Lot's of free ones.  It really has become a big part of my life.   I don't have any music on mine because I already had a iPod before I got my phone, but if I didn't I'd use that feature all the time too.  Being able to get to iTunes from my phone rather than from my desktop is really nice.  I got a refurbed iPhone and saved myself about $100 bucks.  If I was buying one today, I'd go for the iPhone 4 and spend the extra money.  Better camera, HD video cam, HD screen.  Very nice.  I don't have any personal experience with the Droid, just the iPhone.  Hopefully you'll get some others to chime in.  I'm not a big Mac guy, but I really like their toys. 

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The only negative feedback on the iPhone I have heard is (1) lots of dropped calls due to the AT&T network, and (2) not liking a touch-pad screen.  If you are OK with the touch-screen, then that's moot.  But I have heard AT&T can be a bear, especially depending on your location.

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Everyone I know who has an iPhone says it's great, unless you want to make calls with it.There are lots of great smartphones nowadays.  I recommend going with the best network in your area and picking the device you like best in that network.  For me, that's Verizon and an Android Phone (new Galaxy S).

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Well first of all i would suggest you to check out http://www.pcworld.com/article/199844/iphone_4_vs_droid_x_a_headtohead_comparison.html which will give you a decent idea of how they are head to head. The doid is good if you are the kind who like to tinker with your gadgets. Since it is working on Android, you can totally customize it . But lets face it, in terms of eye candy and wow factor it's just really hard to beat an apple iphone. Sure you can't tinker around too much and the apps are a bit pricy but for ease of use definitely an iphone4. But if you are a bit of a geek, you can go ahead for the droid.

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New samsung captivate. Awesome phone! Fuk aapl...
What apps are a must?

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DeBolt wrote:New samsung captivate. Awesome phone! Fuk aapl... What apps are a must? you really are a post junkie.  Getting board of your 12 friends on the other site, I guess.

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I use iPhone as I like its features. it is a really cool tech gadget that is facinating to everyone specially youth girls and boys. It was not my first choice but its features are excellent and due to this I purchase it.  

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Marlin wrote:I use iPhone as I like its features. it is a really cool tech gadget that is facinating to everyone specially youth girls and boys. It was not my first choice but its features are excellent and due to this I purchase it.   This makes you sound like a pervert....You use your Iphone to attract youth??

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under some condition you can get iphone4 at laptopspark.com

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Renter wrote:Greetings, I wasn't able to see any topics on this, so I hope I'm not reposting old stuff. I'm coming from a Blackberry Storm and am considering switching to the iPhone or a Droid X. I've been Verizon for almost 10 years, but obviously to get the iPhone I'd have to go to AT&T. I use fairly basic stuff, only occasional personal email, and occasional Joneslink stuff, but not dependent on it. Don't really use a lot of music, but certainly would if I got the iPhone. I'm not an apple guy necessarily, but that phone is pretty cool. Verizon actually called me to "make sure I was satisfied" translation: your $180 a month contract is soon over. The wireless hotspot feature of the X is appealing, but again, not necessary.Would like to hear from those in the trenches. Would also consider even going to an updated Blackberry if I heard good stuff about it. Thanks for your input.I am a Blackberry person and I would never switch to iPhone or Droid. I tried to switch once and I got an iPhone. In three days (and trust me, I really wanted to like the iPhone) I was back to my Blackberry. But if you are to choose between an iPhone and Droid i would advise iPhone. Just personal opinion, not professional or anything like that!  

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it depends if your a tinkerer... if so go for android (i have the LG G2 and love it having moved from an iPhone last year) otherwise for a more 'dumb' experience try the iPhone.

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As a general rule I would suggest iPhone and by extension iPad for your tablet. The trend in the app development industry is to build for iOS first and Android later, often much later.

The big reason is it is much more difficult for developers to make an Android app due to the device and OS version fragmentation. There are dozens of different devices running Android of all different varieties. It's tough to develop and test on so many iterations.

However, there is one big caveat that you should consider and that is the question of what platform are your clients and target market using? Sounds silly right but you will be surprise at how simple things like being on the same platform and recommending apps that you use can bolster a relationship.

Best,

Mike
http://finservmarketing.com/

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