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Old 01-26-2010, 07:12 PM
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time to get new phone, had iphone, interested in blackberry. from what i can tell the blackberry bold 9700 is the best phone out there on att network besides iphone 3gs, anybody have any experiences? any other suggestions?

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Old 01-26-2010, 07:15 PM
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Switch to Verizon, the Droid beats them all, iPhone is is not so close second and any of the Blackberrys are behind that.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:42 PM
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This thread may help.
http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...rry-phone.html
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This thread is pretty good too....

http://gizmodo.com/5442459/nexus-one...ive-comparison
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I'll suggest nexus-one.
nexus-one > Iphone
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:33 AM
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I'm in the same boat. Have an iphone now, but the phone portion sucks! Verizon is not an option as there is no service at my hunting or fishing camps. AT&T might not have the best 3g coverage but it has the best coverage in my area.
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On the ATT system it is hard to beat the Blackberries for reliability and smart phone functions coupled with good phone quality. Still the best messaging system. Not without their flaws, but not as gimmick-laden as the i-phone. ATT is coming out with some Android phones in a little while, if you happen to like the gimmicks.

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I switched from my iphone to Verizon's Droid and I am happy with my decision. Verizon has better 3G coverage in SFL and doesnt drop calls as often as my iphone. I Love the droid, but its not for everybody. I am big on technical features, I love the google android OS and market, the ability to run up to 8 simultaneous apps (pandora while texting), a 5mp camera with flash, a brilliant screen w 2x the resultion of the iphone, real keyboard, ability to customize (can replace home text message app, web browser, email client etc with 3rd party apps that better suit your needs), complete open source development, not locked down like apples app store (bans all the coolest apps). Google voice search is dead on 99% of the time. Google Maps Next Generation Navigation and the dash mount kit are AWESOME. And the nightstand charger that puts it in Alarm Clock mode is cool too.

BUT that comes with negatives. The nature of that degree of customization means its going to have occasional glitches, freezes, apps crashing, etc. More than the iphone, but not enough for me to regret the decision. It doesnt have as many apps as apples appstore, but most of the core ones are there, plus some great ones that apple banned like Google Voice (free calls and texts over 3G) and PDANet (allows tethering to use 3g service on laptop). It is not the most intuitive and user friendly phone. A 3 year old can pick up an iphone and figure it out immediately. The Droid has a learning curve. But for me it was worth it.

I tried to post as unbiased a review as I could. I am an apple fan but I think Android will take over the market. Nexus one should be revolutionary as well.
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Do not get a sprint blackberry.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:29 PM
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i decided to ditch the costly data plans, go to a no frills military grade water prooof run over with a truck kind of phone.
samsung rugby,
check out this video, pretty cool!!! have it on order, soon as i get ill report on how tough it is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EGR3KQaK5I
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The dirty little secret about the i-Phone is that the radios in them are compromised for the sake of fitting everything else in there. Apple Kool-Aid drinkers love to blame ATT for their lousy phone and data network experience, yet people who have Blackberries, Samsungs, LG smart phones on the same network have far fewer issues. The Apple's poor use of the network also caused a lot of the issues in NYC and San Francisco. Before I went off to go boating, I had a 100,000 subscriber reseller that used ATT's network and our user base was heavily skewed to smart phones and data, often for very sensitive government, LE and corporate uses. There is no love lost between ATT and me, they were a very difficult ("horrid" might be a better word) business "partner", yet from a technical standpoint, their network is way ahead of anyone else's, and we tested and interacted with them all.

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None.

I threw my cell phones into Green Canyon.

I highly, highly, highly, highly, recommmend it.




















































































I ended up with new ones anyhow.


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'Can you guys speak up and say again, your coming in broken up on my Nextel'

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Originally Posted by head_hunter View Post
I switched from my iphone to Verizon's Droid and I am happy with my decision. Verizon has better 3G coverage in SFL and doesnt drop calls as often as my iphone. I Love the droid, but its not for everybody. I am big on technical features, I love the google android OS and market, the ability to run up to 8 simultaneous apps (pandora while texting), a 5mp camera with flash, a brilliant screen w 2x the resultion of the iphone, real keyboard, ability to customize (can replace home text message app, web browser, email client etc with 3rd party apps that better suit your needs), complete open source development, not locked down like apples app store (bans all the coolest apps). Google voice search is dead on 99% of the time. Google Maps Next Generation Navigation and the dash mount kit are AWESOME. And the nightstand charger that puts it in Alarm Clock mode is cool too.

BUT that comes with negatives. The nature of that degree of customization means its going to have occasional glitches, freezes, apps crashing, etc. More than the iphone, but not enough for me to regret the decision. It doesnt have as many apps as apples appstore, but most of the core ones are there, plus some great ones that apple banned like Google Voice (free calls and texts over 3G) and PDANet (allows tethering to use 3g service on laptop). It is not the most intuitive and user friendly phone. A 3 year old can pick up an iphone and figure it out immediately. The Droid has a learning curve. But for me it was worth it.

I tried to post as unbiased a review as I could. I am an apple fan but I think Android will take over the market. Nexus one should be revolutionary as well.
Head_Hunter,
Have you used the Calender feature with the Android? Opinions?
Also, does anyone know of other phones that can run Google Calender App?
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I have a Verizon Palm Pre. I got it a few days ago, i like it so far.
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My wife is a designer so her roots are Mac. If I try and bring a PC in the house she screams, But she LOVES her Droid. She made me buy my own so I would leave hers alone. I've not had a phone with better call quality than the Motorola Droid.
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Try the Verizon "Incredible" it has been getting great reviews and the specs are awesome.The phone debuts tommorow. I own a Blackberry but will soon join the "droid" crowd.
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I went from an old blackberry pearl to a Droid. The only reason I left blackberry was that the browser on it is terrible and I use the phone for finding locations and general information often. That being said, the Droid still needs a bit of work. For mapping and browsing apps it is great.
If your contacts and data base are important the Droid works very poorly with outlook, which is my favorite database/calendar. I will not attempt to go into the detalils of the google calendar app nor the app you must purchase (companionlink that is supposed to work with outlook.... barely)
only to say they are a big dissapointment if you are used to the reliability of outlook and blackberry syncronization.
I have read that the new blackberry is upgrading to a browser that is comparable to the Droid. If you share my concerns, I would wait a few months and ck out the new blackberry when it gets the new browser.
Also, the sofware on the Droid will sometimes hang up and create a bit of a problem when trying to hang up a phone.
The final issue I have is that this phone will not voice activate phone calls as your blackberry will do. If you link up you phone in a car as with the ford sync system or the gm phone link, you cannot use the droid for voice activation of a call whereas the blackberry with work.
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