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Old 02-10-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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I wanted to do a poll here and see what you gays have to say.

If you already have one of the 2, vote for that one. If you dont have either but had to choose between the 2, pick one.

Working on something with my brother and this is the first step.

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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I have an iPhone 3G, it was the best affordable option 2-years ago. With that said, I can't bring myself to plug it into my Windows computer in the last 6-months but aside from that it's a great phone. My next phone will be an Evo 4G on Sprint to get away from ATT and their new pay-as-you-go crap.

You also get to use Trackmaster on your Android phone so that will save you $$$ on data acquisition at the track.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:42 AM   #3
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I have an iPhone 3G, it was the best affordable option 2-years ago. With that said, I can't bring myself to plug it into my Windows computer in the last 6-months but aside from that it's a great phone. My next phone will be an Evo 4G on Sprint to get away from ATT and their new pay-as-you-go crap.

You also get to use Trackmaster on your Android phone so that will save you $$$ on data acquisition at the track.
Good point. I should also add that if you have one of the 2 but want to switch to the other, please choose that one.

We got the email yesterday from Verizon with the option to sign up for a new plan with the iPhone. My gf has been off her contract with ATT for 2 years and she's been waiting for this day. After much debate and price comparing, she signed up with ATT again for 2 years and was able to upgrade to the iPhone4. She had the 2g, so it should be a pretty big difference for her.

I've had cingular, Verizon and now ATT. I don't mind ATT, but Verizon was much better service wise. At least in this part of the country.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:47 AM   #4
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I am so trendy it hurts so i have a iPhone.

but for reals, its the best at everything IMHO once its jailbroken. I like to listen to music with it and that is what really elevates it above the android options IMHO. also, the screen on the 4 is awesome.
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I have an android phone. When they first came out I was like "HOLY ****! LINUX ON A PHONE!" and immediately wanted one. I bought a Galaxy S and went on my merry way.

After a few months though, I'm left with mixed feelings due to my relationship with android phones at work and my own problems with it.

First off, the fact that every manufacturer wraps up vanilla android in their own UI is bullshit. If you are going to pull that horsecrap, at least have the motherfucking decency to leave the menus intact. Nothing pisses me off like having an IDENTICAL underlying OS but not being able to find a menu option that I know is there.

Second, Exchange support sucks *****! Seriously. Yes, I know you can use Touchdown (and we do at work to avoid headaches), but for ***** sake, even on the business oriented Droid Pro it is awful out of the box. It de-configures itself randomly, or it wont sync contacts anymore. OR it won't allow messages to be pushed to the phone. Its ridiculous. If you are going to sell a business oriented phone, make the ************ work with Exchange.

Finally, there appears to be a bug that manifests itself randomly in many android phones where they get random shutdowns after sleeping. It seems to be related to the way that android handles the processor to conserve energy, but there doesn't seem to be a steadfast fix. All I know is that I get mega-pissed when my phone autokills itself 5 times in one day when I'm waiting on an important phonecall. My wife's motorola android phone does the same thing.

I guess what I'm trying to say is: As much as I dislike apple products and use Linux/FOSS on a daily basis, if I were to shell out the cash again, I would think much longer about either a high end blackberry or (more likely) an Iphone.


ps. One final note: If your 'project' involves writing an app for money, I encourage you to read the interview with the guy who was in charge of "Angry Birds" development. Especially the part where he talks about his feelings on pay-for apps for android. It is the best selling mobile app of all time IIRC and he made an assload of money on the Iphone/Ipad/Etc. They chose to give it away free on android.
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I voted iPhone, because I have one. Android sounds nice, but I like the iPhone's interface and language support. It's familiar to me, and it's so simple my 3-year-old can (and does) use it. If Apple would renounce their fatwa against Flash, it would be nearly perfect.
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I have a very strong opinion on this matter so let me start out by saying, I have AT&T and love it, and I have never liked anything Apple does.

Leaving aside the fact that Android is so hackable, which doesnt really belong in this poll. I love it. I dont even have it yet but I have been researching and the more I learn the more unbearably excited I get. The fact that there are so many quality apps for Android that are free. It seems to me that the only reason people want iPhones is for Angry Birds, which is also available on Android. The constant Android updates, the geekiness of it all, and the fact that its not an iPhone, make it the obvious choice for me.

Edit: two words, SD support.
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Edit: two words, SD support.
this is really the only downside to the iphone for my purposes. Before I upgraded from my 2g to the 4g I look at android phones. SD support is nice but a 32gig SD card pushes most android phones well north of i phone territory.
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If you are truly "working on something"

then the real answer is that there is no "OR". You want to support BOTH.
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Angry Birds isn't really all that good. Crush the Castle is better.
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For me, it's really down to four issues:

1: You can get Android phones with keyboards. Compared to an OSK or any of the gesture-based text entry methods, I much prefer a physical QWERTY keyboard, even a very small one. Apple has made it clear that they won't be happy until the only method of inputting data into their products is by telekinesis.

2: Android phones are available on the T-mobile network. To the best of my knowledge, T-mobile is the only carrier which offers traditional, unlimited service on a contract-free, month by month basis (the Even More Plus plan).
Furthermore, even after you account for the fact that you must pay list price for the phone itself with this service plan, the end-cost after a normal 2 year period typically winds up being less than a contract-based, subsidized phone. This style of service is commonplace in Europe, but rare in the US.

3: Openness. Ok, so I understand Apple's desires to maintain the image of its products as stable and reliable, and one way to do that is to prevent anybody from distributing code for it that hasn't passed Apple's own internal tests not just for technical correctness, but also for obscenity / decency / tastefulness. By comparison, Android phones don't have these limitations.

This isn't just a theoretical argument, either. On my phone, for instance, I have an app called PDANet installed. This app lets me tether the phone to my laptop for 3G internet access via USB. It didn't require any hacking or rooting, I just installed it and it works. So now I have unlimited on-the-go data access without paying the $25 a month tethering fee that the carrier would otherwise charge me. Apple would never permit such an app to be distributed

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I have Android on T-Mobile also. I just got the myTouch 4g and it's the ****. Soooo much better than the myTouch 3g. I'll NEVER get an iphone simply because of itunes and the fact that you have to plug the ****** in for it to get updates. **** that.

Also the mytouch 4g lets you make your phone a hot spot out of the box. You can't beat that.
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I have an HTC Legend and my wife has a Samsung S Captivate. I also had a Samsung Spica which I rooted and experimented with loading different versions of android on. I find the apps on android are fantastic, the system is intuitive, but it also gives a level of customization that really appeals to me.
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I actually work for one of these companies and have used all of these products. Nothing is more reliable than a Blackberry.
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I'd recommend the Blackberry. You can chirp bitches (or guys?) with BBM and know when they've read your messages. This system either breeds insecurity or, if you're like me, teaches you how to tell bitches that they are bitches. Also you can send them pics of your **** without having to MMS. Ask me why this is good. Voice notes, too.
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I came home on vacation and switched from Verizon to AT&T. I then bought my wife and I Iphone 4,an Ipad and I bought myself an Itouch 4gen. I have had blackberry,pda,lmnop phones and other than having a fat cheek and muting a call every once in a while... its the greates thing since boost. I am superphone illiterate so being able to send whole packets of info instead of lil blocks of text is great. I am going home in July and buying an Imac or macbook to make all of these products interface easier. I vote Iphone
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This isn't just a theoretical argument, either. On my phone, for instance, I have an app called PDANet installed. This app lets me tether the phone to my laptop for 3G internet access via USB. It didn't require any hacking or rooting, I just installed it and it works. So now I have unlimited on-the-go data access without paying the $25 a month tethering fee that the carrier would otherwise charge me. Apple would never permit such an app to be distributed
This is how I connect to the internet as well with my evo htc 4G with Sprint. It's as fast as dsl on low signal and even faster with a good signal. Though once the free trial ends you can't access secure sites. But for a one time payment of $25 for the full version, its worth it.

Plus where I work goes down several basement levels. While I'm web surfing, texting, and calling, everyone else who has a different carrier gets absolutley no signal down there.

Only down side of the htc evo is the battery life sucks the more stuff you have going on. I always carry my charger with me.
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My friend has the HTC EVO and he carries a spare battery in his pocket.. He is an internet *****..
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I'd recommend the Blackberry. You can chirp bitches (or guys?) with BBM and know when they've read your messages. This system either breeds insecurity or, if you're like me, teaches you how to tell bitches that they are bitches. Also you can send them pics of your **** without having to MMS. Ask me why this is good. Voice notes, too.
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Android on a Sony Ericsson X10, running Android 2.1 and loving it!
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