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    its time i threw my old phone out, its been through alot and its burnt on one side, i think i need an iphone but i dont really want one for these reasons.
    1- i cant text and drive.
    2-i think my fingers are to big to use it.
    3 i think il break it.
    4-im not a nerd.

    but on the good side.
    1- i can check email.
    2- i can get apps(yay)
    3- i can get emails.

    so should i get one or not? will i use it?
    do i need all the shit on it?
    do i need to stop being an old fart?
    b
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  • #2
    i pad

    big screen for big fingers
    you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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    • #3
      might have trouble fitting in your pocket

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      • #4
        Answer didn't fit question deleted
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        • #5
          The keys will be bigger than any regular phone keypad you've used so it's actually better for those of us with 'fat fingers'. For texting though you need to use it sideways as the buttons are much larger than if you use it vertically.

          Several other members have good things to say about the HTC range of Android based phones so you may want to take a look at those also. I've not used one so cannot comment.

          As for breaking it. If you are going to throw the phone around then don't get one. The screens on any of these touch phones are large pieces of glass and really won't stand up to being thrown around like you can with a keypad based phone. I've had mine for a year with both a screen protector and plastic cover on the back and it's been dropped a couple of times with no adverse result. Each time I was sure it was going to be stuffed in some way though but it's still fine.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by dracer View Post
            i think i need an iphone
            I think the word you are looking for is "want", not "need".

            There are dozens of phones that do the same as an iPhone, and don't lock you in as bad as any of the iPhone contracts. Look at anything from HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG, etc. Even a Blackberry. In particular, check out the phones that come with either Android or Windows Mobile. Android is young, but adoption is growing rapidly and its open source base means people can release whatever they want, and not be controlled by Apple's sometimes very strange restriction policy.

            Also if you security and confidentiality is a concern, an iPhone will be on the bottom of your list. There are dozens of free tools out there that let you gain access to everything on an iPhone, even if it has a pin. A recent Ubuntu install will access everything on a "protected" iPhone 3GS without needing to enter a PIN, and when complete will leave no trace that data was copied.

            From a usability point of view, I don't mind the iPhone. But it's getting to the point now where people want them because it's a trend, and not because it's the phone that best meets their requirements. Shop around and see what else is out there. You'll save money, and probably end up with a device that does more of what you want.
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            • #7
              Apple win with the GUI, but htc walk over them with specs. As ELVIS says, go and try out a number of them and find what is good for you. Realise that battery consumption is 1 day approx, so can be a lot less than your current phone.

              Boo

              p.s I own a HTC HD2 and wish it had a better interface.
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              • #8
                Yeah take a look at the HTC Desire. Its a serious piece of kit. Larger and better quality screen than the iphone. Faster processor blah blah blah. Plenty of vids/reviews on youtube for you to look at.

                That said, apple are expected to announce the iphone 4g tomorrow. HTC already have the EVO4g to combat that but not sure when its coming out, although rumours are that the iphone 4g will only be as good as the Desire is now. Just rumours though mate.

                If you need something tough, check out the HTC Legend which is milled from a single block of aluminium. Its dead sexy!

                Its all about what you want, not what you need, as Elvis pointed out.

                Originally posted by thebri.001 View Post
                Apple win with the GUI, but htc walk over them with specs. As ELVIS says, go and try out a number of them and find what is good for you. Realise that battery consumption is 1 day approx, so can be a lot less than your current phone.

                Boo

                p.s I own a HTC HD2 and wish it had a better interface.
                Yeah but the HD2 uses Windows 7 doesn't it? Have you seen the Sense UI on the Desire?
                Last edited by spacies; 6th June 2010, 11:32 AM. Reason: Auto Merged Double Post.

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                • #9
                  with the ipad if u find it too big for your pocket, then just attach some of this to it and wrap it around your neck


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                  • #10
                    +1 for the iPhone...great for when you're bored or just want to quickly check the news or similar
                    build in GPS that's pretty damn good for what you'd expect (hard to use on the bike tho haha)
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dracer View Post
                      its time i threw my old phone out, its been through alot and its burnt on one side, i think i need an iphone but i dont really want one for these reasons.
                      1- i cant text and drive.
                      2-i think my fingers are to big to use it.
                      3 i think il break it.
                      4-im not a nerd.

                      but on the good side.
                      1- i can check email.
                      2- i can get apps(yay)
                      3- i can get emails.

                      so should i get one or not? will i use it?
                      do i need all the shit on it?
                      do i need to stop being an old fart?
                      b
                      Nerds or geeks don't buy Iphones - they're not high spec enough Though if ease of use is #1 for you, they're not a bad option, but then you have to deal with all the regular Apple control-freak BS.

                      You can check email, browse the net, run a billion apps, etc on pretty much any modern phone these says... HTC seem to have the highest spec, most amazing phones these days. A friend of mine bought an HTC Touch HD2 and it's like something outta Star Trek. I'd love one, but I could never buy one though, as I drop my phone at least once a day onto hard surfaces. (ie, I'm clumsy and ham-fisted.)

                      So I guess it depends on your lifestyle too ? Just about any modern symbian platform phone (ie, all Nokias) will do all you need and you don't have to buy into the Apple slavery that they build into every single one of their products.

                      Just my $0.02

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by @lien_Zed View Post
                        with the ipad if u find it too big for your pocket, then just attach some of this to it and wrap it around your neck
                        LOL And make the screensaver a clock



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                        • #13
                          im looking at htc,
                          whicj one should i get seems like 3, desire, hd2, hero.
                          or a simpler model. i played with erins phone today and it was good but slow and i get frustrated mainly because i dont know how to use the iphone.
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                          • #14
                            Forget the Hero.

                            The Desire runs on Android and the HD2 runs Windows Mobile. Both run 1ghz Snapdragon processors. The HD2 has a MASSIVE screen so it may be too big if it is always in you pocket.

                            Up to you mate. Android or Windows?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dracer View Post
                              im looking at htc,
                              whicj one should i get seems like 3, desire, hd2, hero.
                              or a simpler model. i played with erins phone today and it was good but slow and i get frustrated mainly because i dont know how to use the iphone.
                              How can you not know how to use an iPhone?
                              It only does one thing at a time, only one available button and you can't even change the battery on it.

                              On topic.

                              Desire runs latest and greatest 2.1 Android and the Sense user interface on top of it makes it much easier to use apparently than plain Android - email setup, browsing, social networking etc. (FYI I have a Motorola Milestone/Droid with a hardware keypad running plain Android 2.1 and I had no problems with it).

                              Hero - currently on Android 1.6 - but due for an update to 2.1 sometime. hardware specs may be a bit low for best performance.

                              HD2 - massive screen - Windows mobile (not so great) - Sense UI (good) and quite customisable, with huge hacking community - see XDA Developers.

                              On the protection side - for all phones there are a variety of "invisible" skins for scratch protection without bulk, a variety of hard cases for impact and even ruggedised cases for military spec protection (otterbox) - so don't worry too much about damage.

                              iPhone "just works" because it is so locked down and one-stop shop for apps. However, if you don't like the keyboard or any other core feature - bad luck.

                              Windows mobile - better than it was - but a generation behind and not touch-optimised and apps not in one place.

                              Android - for porn - see here:



                              Main app store available, not quite as polished as iPhone - but getting there on both OS and apps. Quite open and due to get Flash soon.

                              I spent way too much time on Phone forums before I bought my Milestone.

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