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Old 02-10-2011, 05:05 PM   #21
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Yeah, battery life on the MyTouch3G Slide(HTC Espresso) isn't great if you're doing nothing but surfing the web all day long. For my uses (talking on the phone, checking email, occasionally logging into MT while I'm sitting on the toilet) it's been just fine.

Of course, I'm not a 14 year old girl who is incapable of not being on facebook for more than 10 minutes, so YMMV.

On the plus side, plugging it to my laptop has the side-effect of also charging it, so when I'm tethered, battery life is essentially infinite.

On the plusser side, unlike most things that Apple makes, the battery is easily removable, so you can always carry a spare (I've never needed this.) You can even buy a little docking station to charge a spare battery outside of the phone.
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Android all the way. I have yet to see anything I want on the iPhone that my HTC Incredible can't do.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:10 PM   #23
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Android all the way. I have yet to see anything I want on the iPhone that my HTC Incredible can't do.
I know something the iPhone could do that your HTC could not. The iPhone4 was great at loosing reception when you hold it and try to actually talk on it. I want to see your HTC do that.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:15 PM   #24
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I know something the iPhone could do that your HTC could not. The iPhone4 was great at loosing reception when you hold it and try to actually talk on it. I want to see your HTC do that.
You got me there. I've never dropped a call because I held my phone the wrong way.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:18 PM   #25
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Yeah, battery life on the MyTouch3G Slide(HTC Espresso) isn't great if you're doing nothing but surfing the web all day long. For my uses (talking on the phone, checking email, occasionally logging into MT while I'm sitting on the toilet) it's been just fine.

Of course, I'm not a 14 year old girl who is incapable of not being on facebook for more than 10 minutes, so YMMV.

On the plus side, plugging it to my laptop has the side-effect of also charging it, so when I'm tethered, battery life is essentially infinite.

On the plusser side, unlike most things that Apple makes, the battery is easily removable, so you can always carry a spare (I've never needed this.) You can even buy a little docking station to charge a spare battery outside of the phone.
FYI, tomorrow and saturday t-mobile is giving away all smart phones. Well, with a mail in rebate.
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I have an Android and voted for the Iphone. Every day I want to throw the ******* thing in the toilet.
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Details, man. What phone, and why don't you like it?
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:53 PM   #28
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Iphone 4...has a rattle. Brand new, actually swapped it out for new one two days ago for same problem. Apparently they all rattle. Still works great though.
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:58 PM   #29
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Details, man. What phone, and why don't you like it?
Indeed. That's sort of like saying "I have a car that runs on gasoline, and I hate it. I'm going to buy a Nissan Leaf instead." Maybe the problem isn't gasoline, it's the fact that you own a Daewoo Tacuma?
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sprint epic 4g. Amazing phone. Biggest problem is battery life. I'm considering getting a Seidio extended life battery for it, or hoping that the 2.2 update extends the battery life. Sliding keyboard is great, SWIPE OSK entry is amazing, and quicker than the keyboard most times for me. Paid for the full version of PDANet, because wireless carriers think that I should have to pay broadband dedicated prices for 1 days worth of computer connected internet surfing/month - **** wireless carriers, hail android. Mark Zuckerburg thinks Google fucked his mom in the eye, so your facebook app will suffer over the iPhone or windows phone versions.

Pros - SWIPE OSK, open source, competition in the marketplace

Cons - Get a car charger
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:59 PM   #31
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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.
Its complicated. I'll eventually explain better. My brother is a techie and knows a lot more about this stuff than I do. I have the software, he has the know how. I have more side projects than I can handle so I'm not sure how soon anything will come from this.

Right now I'm just trying to learn more about both platforms. I have the iPhone 3gs myself and love it. However I'm not an xbox hackor either. I went from a piece of **** Motorola Razor to this so it was a huge jump for me.

Keep the votes coming! I gotta say I thought it was going to be the opposite of the way its currently turning out.
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Details, man. What phone, and why don't you like it?
Droid 2? My wife has one and it freezes up on her more than a lighthouse on the great lakes.




Also, she has managed to drop it in a sewer grate, have it stolen and left in a garbage can, and skip it across K Street in traffic. Seems like Android still has some bugs.
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I HATE HATE HATE my Blackberry Bold with a passion for interface issues. It will not auto-correct in email or messaging, the keyboard is TINY, why are we producing phones in 2011 without a touch-screen
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Also, she has managed to drop it in a sewer grate, have it stolen and left in a garbage can, and skip it across K Street in traffic. Seems like Android still has some bugs.

Andriod really needs to step up their game...how can they sell **** like that?!
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Anybody here with a slightly older Android phone running v1.5? I'm about to finally upgrade to a smart phone from my old piece of **** Sony Ericsson Walkman phone, and I'm not sure if a phone running v1.5 is still decent enough. Reviews I have read have made it sound like a huge downer to only have v1.5 vs 2.0+
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Better yet, anyone own a Samsung Captivate? Considering one.
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I HATE HATE HATE my Blackberry Bold with a passion for interface issues. It will not auto-correct in email or messaging, the keyboard is TINY, why are we producing phones in 2011 without a touch-screen
I too had a Bold and half the time I used it, I had that stupid ******* clock spinning in the middle of the screen. I now have a Tour and it's a bit better but it may as well be from a time machine straight out of 2005 because it is still slow as ****, has crap apps, and a cludgy OS. RIM sucks.
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Anybody here with a slightly older Android phone running v1.5? I'm about to finally upgrade to a smart phone from my old piece of **** Sony Ericsson Walkman phone, and I'm not sure if a phone running v1.5 is still decent enough. Reviews I have read have made it sound like a huge downer to only have v1.5 vs 2.0+
2.1 is kind of a starting point for awesome. if you get a 1.5 phone, root it.
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Samsung Captivate = AT&T samsung galaxy S = android 2.1 (with free update to 2.2 expected once wireless carriers pull their thumbs out of their asses. T-Mobile has released 2.2, the other carriers are under a little pressure to get it out)

That being said, most of my previous comments are still true. 2.2 is supposed to improve battery life, but don't expect to get more than a full day of battery life out of the phone in 2.1. 16GB of internal memory is huge compared to some phones, and more than any casual user will ever fill. (I had a friend with a "mytouch3g" who was having issues with storage space. I soon found that it only had 512kb of internal memory)

That being said, it still roxorz over the iPhone. My best friend has iPhone, his wife has Android. Initially, she couldn't get any of the "cool stuff" that he could get. It didn't take long before she could get all the "cool apps" too. With 2.2, android is getting a few more features that i'm not sure the iPhone has.

Oh, and you get swype text entry instead of iPhone autocorrect


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Yes, get Froyo at least or skip it. If it's still running 1.5, it's probably an older phone with now-crappy hardware specs anyway.


EDIT: My one complaint with my HTC Incredible is battery life. I don't like humb-backed extended batteries. But it's manageable with a car charger.
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