iPhone4 vs HTC Evo

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    Jul 09, 2010 4:01 PM GMT
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    Jul 10, 2010 12:42 AM GMT
    funny but Android fan boys also exist icon_razz.gif


    The iPhone 4 has a bigger resolution display packing 4 times more pixels per inch like any other smartphone has done before - I dont care.

    it has 40% better battery life - I dont care

    it is the thinest smartphone we have making it very comfortable to carry around - I dont care

    it has a more stable operating system - I dont care

    it has a more apps available for you to download and it guarantees every single app is compatible with your device - I dont care.

    Its available with all major carriers- Bell, Rogers, Telus, Fido and Virgin - I dont care.

    You dont need to buy a separate memory card since the cheapest model ships with a minimum of 16 built in memory - I dont care.

    I has a built-in three-axis gyroscope for advance motion sensing - I dont care


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    Jul 10, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
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    Jul 11, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
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    Jul 11, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    The first HTC one is funnier icon_biggrin.gif

    And I think there's a very good reason to have the code open source. It makes developer's lives easier for making apps.

    "As developers for the iPhone have learned, if you want to develop for the iPhone you have to be prepared for Apple to reject or restrict your development at any time, and for seemingly any reason,"

    Apple effectively killed the possibility of running Flash on iPhones when they changed the terms of its iPhone 4.0 software developer kit license.

    Good job Apple icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 11, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    ooohhh i love those android toys
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    Jul 11, 2010 3:11 AM GMT
    HILARIOUS!!! I LOVE IT.
    (i'm an iphone owner)
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    Jul 11, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
    1. I have good iPhone reception in South Florida, no dropped calls from AT&T here.
    2. The syncing with my Mac computer is very good, which is essential to me, better than previous PDAs I've had over 12 years (although the use of iTunes to control the iPhone is a bit eccentric, and I still don't understand why Notes is contained in the Mac Mail application, while it's a separate app on the iPhone)
    3. There's an Apple store not too far away and they are very good. I've now bought 2 computers through them and the 3Gs iPhone, plus lots of software and accessories, and I've been totally pleased. SO much better than dealing with electronics retailers. Everything I need is there, and everybody there knows what they're talking about.
    4. I've never been without an Apple product since 1983, and I've never had one fail or give me troubles.

    As a result of the above, I've bought an iPhone 4, whose home delivery is in about 2 weeks. I skipped the Apple store this time because I feel confident I can easily do the changeover myself, now that I know the iPhone drill. But at the same time, I know if I do have any difficulties I can run over there and they'll take care of me, with an appointment if I wish. It really is a very attractive arrangement, more of a total package with excellent support than I think I might encounter with other smartphone solutions.
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    Jul 11, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    If US Cellular offered the iPhone, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. But, AT&T has terrible coverage out here, so I'll probably get an HTC Desire when US Cellular starts selling them in a month or two.
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    Jul 11, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
    haven't we had this discussion in a forum already?

    one of the few comparison reviews that actually chooses a 'winner' instead of just comparing specs:
    http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/devices/apple-iphone-4-vs-htc-evo-4g/

    contrary to the above link (which already prefers the iphone 4), many other links i've seen (including pc magazine) chooses the iphone's camera/photo quality over the EVO despite the EVO's higher megapixel rating.

    android phones are about 'brute force'... clunky, 'customizable', geeky... as one review noted, sorta like using a frozen waffle to make phone calls. and as another review stated, the iphone is like jewelry.

    fandroids are as bad as fanboys.
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    Jul 11, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_29/b4187040889403.htm

    In case the link becomes broken

    A Viral iPhone Video Annoys Best Buy

    Mobile-gear salesman Brian Maupin mocks Apple and HTC, and may lose his job as a result

    On the Internet, everyone can hear you scream—including your boss. When 25-year-old Brian Maupin posted a goofy cartoon to YouTube (GOOG) about an interaction between an imbecilic, iPhone-lusting customer and a salesman at an imaginary "Phone Mart," he just wanted to make people laugh—and vent frustration from his job selling mobile gear at a Best Buy (BBY) in Independence, Mo.

    The profanity-laced video (Google "HTC iPhone video") shows a customer repeatedly asking for the new iPhone 4. An exasperated sales clerk informs her that the device is sold out and lacks features of the HTC EVO 4G. ("The Internet speeds are around three times faster" on the EVO, the salesman explains. Her robotic reply: "I don't care." "It has an app that will build you an island, then it f——-g transforms into a jet and flies you there." "I don't care.") The video is "a comment on how blindly we follow brands," says Maupin.

    Maupin posted the video on June 24. Like the iPhone itself, it was an immediate hit: As of July 6, it had well over 3.3 million views. A handful of those came from executives at Best Buy's corporate office in Richfield, Minn., who discovered that Maupin had also posted three other videos. One was a rebuttal to the original and featured an Apple (AAPL) Store employee mocking a customer with a broken EVO. Maupin says the other two were "in-jokes" that poked fun at Best Buy's sales policies.

    On July 2, Best Buy told Maupin that the videos disparaged the company and some products it sells. They asked him to take down the videos; he removed the two that mentioned Best Buy, leaving up the EVO-vs.-iPhone parodies. Maupin was suspended, and a store manager told him he would probably lose his job.

    Best Buy has since relented, saying in a statement that although it's "an important situation," Maupin was welcome to return to work. Maupin, however, may have other plans. There's been an outpouring of sympathy for the aspiring graphic artist; on Twitter, fans have offered to donate money to his fledgling production company, and one created a new account: @hirebrianmaupin. He also has some leads on freelance jobs. "I'm a believer in the 'everything happens for a reason' theory," he says. "Maybe this could be a sign that I need to move on and put my full focus on getting my foot in the door of what I'd really like to do."

    The bottom line: Best Buy's negative reaction to a viral video created by an employee may help jump-start the cartoon maker's graphic arts career.

    Sheridan is a reporter for Bloomberg News.
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    Jul 11, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    simple_collision saidThe first HTC one is funnier icon_biggrin.gif

    And I think there's a very good reason to have the code open source. It makes developer's lives easier for making apps.



    I wouldnt waste my time developing for Android, I have more chances making money with iPhone Apps, most Android users dont want to pay for apps. Near 80% of iPad and iPhone apps are paid. The Android Market offers around 60% of their apps for free, on top of that the Android Market is available in 46 countries while only 13 of them are allowed to pay for apps and only 9 of these countries actually allow developers to sell apps....sigh

    As a developer that fact alone doesnt make my life any easier.
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    Jul 12, 2010 10:32 PM GMT
    That I guess would be the shortcomings for developers I guess. I didn't know that- thanks! But wouldn't it be up to the developer how much they decide to sell their apps for?

    I'm not familiar with Android, but I know that for BlackBerry there is like a 90% profit to be made on those who sell their Apps (opposed to just giving them away).

    I'm just going by what a lot of developers have told me. A lot prefer not being boxed in by rules.
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    Jul 13, 2010 6:04 PM GMT
    iPhone4 was just denied recommendation by Consumer Reports due to leaky signal.
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    Jul 14, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    Caslon15000 saidiPhone4 was just denied recommendation by Consumer Reports due to leaky signal.


    actually, consumer reports chose the iphone 4 as the best smartphone available, giving it a score of 76/100... the next nearest competitor was the EVO at 74/100. the real 'story' (if you want to call it that) is that after choosing it as the best smartphone available, they then said they couldn't 'recommend' it because of the antenna issue... which is actually an issue only to people who want to diss apple or who have chosen another phone. what you'll find at consumer reports and other sources is that ALL phones lose signal strength when held a certain way... the iphone 4's signal strength is actually better than the iphone 3GS's and several other smartphones, even when held the 'wrong' way.

    ask any iphone 4 user/owner if they would return their phone.... not gonna happen.
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    Jul 14, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    Just putting a bumper on or using a case completely eliminates the issue, and you still have better performance.
    While Apple didn't handle the PR as well as they could have, to me and most owners it's a non-issue.