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Old 05-19-2011, 06:01 AM
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Sorry for another phone thread.... but I'm getting my first smart phone.

Sounds like the Android OS can be infected pretty easy. That said should i shy away from a DROID and go with the I phone 4 ?
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I hate my wife's droid. I went from a BB curve to iPhone4 2 months ago and so far it is just quite simply a fantastic phone.
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Love my Droid EVO. Makes a nice chartplotter.

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or Navionics
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:08 AM
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If this is your first smart phone, I would go with the I phone4 its much more user friendly.
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I've switched back from the X to the iphone 4 once Verizon took over.

Much easier to operate, it just works. No fiddling with menu after menu of settings.

I'm an IT guy and the last thing I want to fiddle with is my phone.
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Iphone 4 is the way to go. And the same chartplotting can be done with an Iphone.
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I have a Motorola Droid 2 World and don't like it. It's heavy, you really need to tune it to get any battery life, the phone features are limited and at least in my case it locks up all the time and sends errors. I would swap it for a Iphone in a minute
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Thanks guys. Heading to VERZ shortly for an I 4.

What's the best / cheapest place for accessories ?
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Thanks guys. Heading to VERZ shortly for an I 4.

What's the best / cheapest place for accessories ?
Good choice. I've found Ebay to be the cheapest on accessories...
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Iphone 4 hands down!!!!
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love our droids, wife has one too, really easy to use, simple setup, use the bluetooth setup with our cars.
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went blackberry to iphone 4 and love it. beautiful screen, works very well, feels good in the hand...just nice all around piece.

what accessories do you need? my cover came in a two pack from $5 Below for, you guessed it...$5.
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How do the Iphone users handle battery management? My brother has an I4 and he's always looking for a place to charge. Drives me crazy. I go through 2 batteries a day on my BBerry.

Also, I have another brother with the Droid X and it feels like I'm carrying Maxwell Smarts Shoe! Also, he doesn't seem to get real time emails. He claims that he gets his emails every five minutes. He also claims that this is the quickest setting he has.

Is this possible? That would also drive me crazy.
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Emails pop Up on my iPhone before they hit my work pc!

Re batt I charge it sometimes. Nothing troublesome about battery life.
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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
How do the Iphone users handle battery management? My brother has an I4 and he's always looking for a place to charge. Drives me crazy. I go through 2 batteries a day on my BBerry.

Also, I have another brother with the Droid X and it feels like I'm carrying Maxwell Smarts Shoe! Also, he doesn't seem to get real time emails. He claims that he gets his emails every five minutes. He also claims that this is the quickest setting he has.

Is this possible? That would also drive me crazy.
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Two things your brother can do to save the battery. One, set it to check mail every 15 or 30 min, once an hour or Manually. Their is no 5 minutes. Every time its pinging it uses battery power. I turn "Fetch" - "Push" Off. Does he really need to check mail ever 5 min? Also make sure Wifi is off is your not using it. My son was bitching about his battery life until I saw he had wifi on all the time. That will also eat up battery life

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If you don't need it turn off "Location Services" (turns off GPS). Just by having this off your battery life will improve 25-30%

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Two things your brother can do to save the battery. One, set it to check mail every 15 or 30 minutes. Every time its pinging it uses battery power. Does he really need to check mail ever 5 min?

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If you don't need it turn off the location finder (turns off GPS). Just by having this off your battery life will improve 25-30%
I hear ya on the GPS setting, but he did change his emails to pick them up at 15 minutes. That's when I quit emailing him. What a pain in the ass.
I have customers that rely on me to email them for conversation sometimes. This wouldn't work for me at all. I hate my Storm 2 as well, I'm just saying, there has to be a good combination of email/phone/apps for what I do. So far, BBerry has worked for me, just not this particular model.
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I hear ya on the GPS setting, but he did change his emails to pick them up at 15 minutes. That's when I quit emailing him. What a pain in the ass.
I have customers that rely on me to email them for conversation sometimes. This wouldn't work for me at all. I hate my Storm 2 as well, I'm just saying, there has to be a good combination of email/phone/apps for what I do. So far, BBerry has worked for me, just not this particular model.
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If I was checking my email every 15 min or less I would scream. I make a point to check twice in the morning between 7 - 11 am. Their was a good article in the Wall Street Journal a few months back about the hours wasted every day just checking email

Don't forget that Wifi setting...........unless you need it
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My Droid Incredible is da bomb. Never ever locked up on me.

Got it for $29. Let's see you get an Iphone for that.
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re: Battery life, with the iphone 4 I use the thing off and on all day long - although usually my phone use is limited to 30-60 mins a day, sometimes up to ~2 hours. There are rare occasions when I need to charge it around 4-5 pm but typically I put it back on the charger and it still has at least 30% charge left. I usually leave wifi off just because I get annoyed with it prompting me for new networks and just use AT&T's network for my data. (yes, really, service is pretty good in south fl)

If you were actually talking on the phone most of the day, I can imagine a smartphone not being as good a choice as a regular phone with a good battery. But then again, anytime you are at a desk, in your car, etc, you can charge - what do you guys do that you burn through the batteries so quickly?
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I think you get a better integrated and polished package with the iPhone 4. That said, I prefer not to give my money to Apple so I didn't plus I like having more control over and access to the phone than Apple permits and I don't mind working with the phone a little bit.

I went with the HTC Thunderbolt and really like it. It is unbelievably fast when you have the 4G/LTE service available. My service is with Verizon. The battery life is much improved once you condition the battery.
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