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Old 04-18-2011, 06:19 AM
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I'm a verizon customer and looking at going to my first smart phone. I have a $50 discount that expires April 30th so looking to do something now rather than in june-july when (I hear) new models are coming out.

My wife has the Droid X and loves it. It appears my best options are the Iphone 4 or the HTC Thunderbolt. Anyone have opinions of either phone...good or bad?
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:50 AM
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iPhone 4 is rock solid, there are some stability issue with the Droids.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:04 AM
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Thunderbolt is new but its also supposed to be the kickass phone to have.
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Hands down my I phone is the best phone I have ever owned, If I had to replace it I would not even consider anything else.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by MacCTD View Post
iPhone 4 is rock solid, there are some stability issue with the Droids.
I'm very happy with the iPhone 4 with AT&T, but there have been reported problems with the Verizon version, so you should check into that.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:32 AM
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I've got an iPhone 3S (AT&T) and love it.

Probably not many folks will be able to compare the two for you. Have you looked at reviews on cnet.com ??
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:04 PM
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Have had no probs with the verizon's iphone 4. If you have to be connected for work and you like the latest technology smart phones are great. If not, join a growning number folks going back to the simplicity, small size and ease of operation that an old flip phone had.
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I have owned both an iPhone (3gs/At&t) and an Android phone (nexus one) and there is no way I would go back to an iPhone. The iPhone was a great step up from my feature phone but I don't consider it a true smart phone. Android offers more customization, choices of hardware, widgets,not tied down to itunes, and tons apps. The Thunderbolt is the top of the line phone right now, it's made by HTC who builds outstanding phones. If you like the screen size of the Droid X then wait a bit because the X2 will be out shortly. I would head down to your Verizon store and play with all the phones and see what feels best. Nothing beats hands on.
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Just moved from a Droid, (loved it) to the IPhone 4, (love it even more). Droid was a great phone but I did have a few problems with it.
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I have the thunderbolt (which I'm sending this from) and it is awesome. I've played with the iPhone but was not nearly as impressed. Not to mention Verizon runs circles around AT&T. You also must consider that the iPhone is only 3g while the bolt is 4G. I'm an Android guy but my best advice is to get hands on experience with both phones. Then you can make a truly informed decision. I walked into Verizon wanting a Droid x or and iphone4 and came out in 20min with my tbolt. No regrets and much better service with Verizon over my old AT&T.
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Might be a good idea to take a look at this breaking news on the iPhone before considering one, if you care about Apple being able to track your movements and storing the data:

http://www.dailytech.com/Apple+is+Tr...ticle21429.htm
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So I went into a store Tuesday wanting the thunderbolt....the guy trashed the phone and said the iphone was the only thing to get. Pissed me off and I left. Went to another store earlier today and the guy there loved the thunderbolt. Ended up buying one of them and am starting to learn the thing (it's my first smart phone!!!)
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The Thunderbolt gets great reviews and is very fast on the Internet (much faster than current iPhone). It also is more flexible. The iphone gives you a solid, managed platform if you want Apple. The Thunderbolt seems to be the best choice right now unless you really want Apple.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by casualc View Post
Have had no probs with the verizon's iphone 4. If you have to be connected for work and you like the latest technology smart phones are great. If not, join a growning number folks going back to the simplicity, small size and ease of operation that an old flip phone had.
I wish I could do this, but I would like to have access to email. Otherwise, a regular phone would suffice. Once you start down the email road, it makes sense to get the smartphone and have Internet access also. We need the texting space expanded so emails could be run through as a text (the full email, not just limited portions as I know it is easy to text to email and vice versa), and smartphones would be unnecessary.
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