iphone? Android? or Blackberry?

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    Dec 08, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    So I'm thinking about buying a phone for my significant other. What should I buy him?
  • Sk8Tex

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    Dec 08, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    Not this one..
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    Dec 08, 2010 1:25 AM GMT
    Get an EVO. Android phones are way cooler than iPhones.
  • MrSexyFace

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    Dec 08, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    Android has way more to offer then the iPhone, and Blackberry phones seems to be behind with everything...My advice is a droid. I recently bought one and do not regret it!
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    Dec 08, 2010 1:44 AM GMT
    DROID
  • FredMG

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    Dec 08, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    I loves me my iphone4.
  • cityguy39

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    Dec 08, 2010 1:49 AM GMT
    Have any of you guys bought an EVO? My upgrade with Sprint is coming in March and I'm considering an EVO.
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    Dec 08, 2010 1:51 AM GMT
    I have the same question!
    Plus... I'd like to know if you can use any widget with Android like Whats App or Blackberry messenger
  • Latinguy9764

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    Dec 08, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    Sk8Tex saidNot this one..


    You must be an Iphone user and happy to spread this news. I got my HTC Incredible back in April and I couldn't be happier. It truly is incredible!!!
  • Sk8Tex

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    Dec 08, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    Latinguy9764 said
    Sk8Tex saidNot this one..


    You must be an Iphone user and happy to spread this news. I got my HTC Incredible back in April and I couldn't be happier. It truly is incredible!!!


    Actually.. I dont use a dataplan phone at all, I find the things to be a bit annoying and a social nuisance. So... yea.

    It was more along the lines of "Holy shit, this Droid blew up in this guy's ear!?" *Gotta share*

    Edit: And just for the record, I think iPhone is the worst if your really asking my opinion on features. -.-
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    Dec 08, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
    BlueDemon saidSo I'm thinking about buying a phone for my significant other. What should I buy him?

    Droid is the way to go by far. Had a blackberry tour and the track balls kept failing. Get the Droid x works great both the phone and the web are great. Very happy with the touch screen with my large fingers.
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    Dec 08, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
    This is actually very useful. Thanks for the info and opinions
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    Dec 08, 2010 2:03 AM GMT
    Take it from me--I'm a mobile web programmer, so I know them all in and out.

    Put it this way -- Apple has a LOT of money that they pump into R&D. Android as a platform is chosen by phone manufacturers because it is FREE. It's nickel-and-diming it at its best.

    There are a lot of people who hate the iPhone, but from a software and user perspective, it is the best. Android is too fragmented, and since phone manufacturers make many different phone models, they do not have extended software support. Especially if you're stuck with a phone for a 2 year contract, you will be very far behind on Android. The benefit of iPhone is the fact that the software is consistent across all the models (only 4 in 3 years, as opposed to 100s for Android), and therefore, the life cycle of the phone is far better.

    If your partner has an iPod, or will listen to music often on his phone, the iPhone is also one of the best for that.

    Of course, there is the pink elephant in the room that is AT&T . .

    If you go with Android, the Droid series are the ones that get firmware updates the most--but still, don't expect much firmware updates after a year.

    New cell phone models come out every month. CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) is in January, which is basically the annual "let's introduce our new technology that makes last year's obsolete), so if you don't have to get one before the holidays, you might be better to wait. (This only applies to Android phones -- new iPhone models come up every June without fail.)

    Do NOT in a bajillion years, get a Blackberry. Except for BBM (which Kik messenger and other apps that work on all mobile OS's already replicate), Blackberrys have absolutely nothing on Android or iPhone.
  • creamford

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    Dec 08, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    I have a Blackberry and I like it. I use it for business, so it is very functional for that. I do have to say, though, if I got one for personal use, I'd probably look into a Droid or iPhone.
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    Dec 08, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    There's not phone out there with better hardware quality than the iPhone 4. In terms of software, iPhone OS is the most reliable mobile OS.
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    Dec 08, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    Samsung Sway Bitches!!!!

    JK, I am dying to get an iFone or whatever it is gonna be called when Verizon gets it.
  • Pygmalion

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    Dec 08, 2010 2:31 AM GMT
    Android all the way!
  • Hammer89

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    Dec 08, 2010 2:36 AM GMT
    I've had all 3 of them and here's my take on it.
    iPhone: The iPhone on AT&T sucks. However, Apple and Verizon have recently teamed up and will be releasing iPhone on Verizon very soon(which will be the end of AT&T).
    Android: I have this one now and at first I really liked it. The touch screen capabilities aren't as great as the iPhone, but nothing really is. I've had it for over a year now and other than allowing me to surf the internet with the real web pages instead of those stupid "mobile" pages, it really doesn't impress me.
    which leads me to...
    The Blackberry: I had the Blackberry Curve for over 2 years(before getting the Android) and I seriously miss it. After having all three of these phones for a long period of time each, My choice is the Blackberry.
    .....BUT that's just me!
    Hope this helps!
  • bmw0

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    Dec 08, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    I actually did a LOT of research just a couple of months ago when my contract was up at Verizon and i was thinking of switching to the iphone. A phone is only as good as its weakest link, in iphones case it is their terrible network. I bought my Droid X in October and i absolutely love it. Especially when my droid pulls things up much faster than the 4GS iphone. I find it also to be less clumsy than the iphone and my camera is faster. Which is important when trying to record friends doing silly things, haha! Not to mention, if you have an issue with the iphone you can't just take it to an at&t store to get it fixed or replaced, you have to call and go through apple or go to an apple store. With mine i can go to any Verizon store for help 7 days a week.

    My advice, go with the Droid X or the Droid II. If you are stuck on sprint the EVO4G is a great phone but is as limited as iphone network wise.
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    Dec 08, 2010 2:45 AM GMT
    I loved my iPhone but I hated AT&T. Verizon is way better for call consistency and customer service. Check out this article that came out today...

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/212670/consumer_reports_atandt_slam_points_squarely_toward_verizon_iphone.html

    Apple iOS is definitely a brilliant, stable platform. My Droid X needs to be rebooted every few days but I love the widgets, huge screen, and it definitely meets all my needs. I'm glad I didn't go with the iPhone4 - too much money for AT&Ts crappy service - and I have huge hands, so it was too small for my liking.

    Also, scroll through the Editor and User Reviews on http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/?tag=revCatWrap and you'll see which phones stand out...
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    Dec 08, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    I'm surprised to hear so much AT&T bashing. I've had both Verizon and AT&T (currently AT&T) and feel like service was exactly the same with both companies... I have heard a lot of problems with the iPhone on AT&T, but I am currently using a Blackberry and never have problems. But, that said, I'm getting an android phone this weekend, and the only reason I'd switch back to Verizon is their selection. I'm torn between the HTC Incredible on Verizon and the Samsung Captivate on AT&T...
  • Classyboy04

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    Dec 08, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    photosrus saidI'm surprised to hear so much AT&T bashing. I've had both Verizon and AT&T (currently AT&T) and feel like service was exactly the same with both companies... I have heard a lot of problems with the iPhone on AT&T, but I am currently using a Blackberry and never have problems. But, that said, I'm getting an android phone this weekend, and the only reason I'd switch back to Verizon is their selection. I'm torn between the HTC Incredible on Verizon and the Samsung Captivate on AT&T...


    Yeah I agree. I have been with AT&T for 6 years and have not found a better service. Less drop calls and a cheap plan. Other services to me got lousy service and hidden fees. Had the blackberry curve for three years and I loved that phone. Had no problems and now I am really falling in love with my new Iphone 4. Dont understand whats wrong with AT&T
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    Dec 08, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
    Droid. Done and done.
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    Dec 08, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
    DROID
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    Dec 08, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    Ha ha ha... you guys can bash AT&T or Verizon all you want. They don't exist here in Canada. We have several available carriers all of which carry the phones types I've listed. With the exception of the Iphone that is.