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    Droid vs iPhone

    http://cnettv.cnet.com/motorola-droi...-50079391.html

    The "tie breaker" assessment was pretty lame IMHO, but an interesting view.

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    LOL - Yeah, why would anyone care about round 5... I mean, you don't really care if your phone makes a call or not, right?

    But I agree.. The iphone makes a better iPod than the Droid.
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    I test drove a Droid today. IMHO, it blows away the iPhone. I'm surprised most reviews placed them as so competitive to each other. They're not, the Droid GPS is MUCH better, the data connection much faster, the "tilt" detection feature much better calibrated, the camera was infinitely better (approaching real camera quality and usefulness with the flash), the screen resolution was incredible. All around, a better product.

    I rather liked the tactile keyboard, and thought it felt very solid. The touch keyboard was easily as good as iPhones if you prefer.

    And it's not on AT&T.

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    I'm extremely happy with my Droid. It's works far better than I could have ever hoped for. The GPS is great, especially when there is a Google street view available. As you approach your destination it brings up street view with 360 rotation to show you what to look for. I was surprised by this when I tried it the first time and it brought up our Credit Union branch as I arrived at work in the morning.

    With that said.. if rumors are true with iPhone 4th gen being on Verizon this summer - it's going to make the decision making alot harder in the future.

    I'm hoping we get Android 2.1 in the next couple of weeks so I can get the 5 home page screens by default.
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    I love my G1 android, i am trying to worm my way into a nexus1.

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    Rumor has it one of the announcements from Apple this Wednesday is that the iPhone exclusivity with AT&T will be coming to an end. I hope this is true.
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    I have had no problems with my G1 and love it to death, but it sounds like the Droid is a definite upgrade. I've always been pleased as pie with T-Mobile, but Kidd has had the worst luck with their service on his Blackberry. I think he would be very happy if we switched to Verizon, and I would be ok with getting a new Droid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [AK]Kidd View Post
    T-Mobile sucks eggs
    No, your Blackberry on T-Mobile sucks. My phone, and other phones before it, have been flawless. The Blackberry must just have some issue capturing T-Mobile's signal. While that is indeed an issue, I don't think it's reflective of the quality of T-Mobile.

    When our contract is up, we can go to Verizon if you wish, but I will NEVER sign on with AT&T.

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    Nexus 1
    http://www.google.com/phone

    t-mobile or Verizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [AK?]Azmodious View Post
    Nexus 1
    http://www.google.com/phone

    t-mobile or Verizon.
    I'm a sucker for a physical keyboard, so while the Nexus looks sexy, I could not abide an on-screen keyboard.

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    I understand the concept of being addicted to a real hardware keyboard, I guess. But every time I pick up one of these phones (G1, Droid, or pretty much any other out there) the keyboards *suck hard*. I mean really bad. You have to use a corner of your finger to engage some of the buttons on these things, and to access other buttons you're pressing function or color or something.

    You guys must all be gnomes with pinkies of steel. Gnomes who are happy with an inferior app store. I'm glad you're happy though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [AK]Squidly View Post
    You guys must all be gnomes with pinkies of steel. Gnomes who are happy with an inferior app store. I'm glad you're happy though...
    If you're using your pinkies to type on a cell phone keyboard you're doing it wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [AK]Squidly View Post
    You guys must all be gnomes with pinkies of steel. Gnomes who are happy with an inferior app store.
    I actually have pretty giant hands, and I have no problem using the keyboard with my thumbs. When I try to use the on-screen, I ALWAYS hit the wrong button with my monster fingertips and it is uber-frustrating.

    Inferior app store? You mean a store with every app you could ever want that is almost always free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [AK]Swae View Post
    I actually have pretty giant hands, and I have no problem using the keyboard with my thumbs. When I try to use the on-screen, I ALWAYS hit the wrong button with my monster fingertips and it is uber-frustrating.

    Inferior app store? You mean a store with every app you could ever want that is almost always free?
    Yep. Imagine that. Now imagine something better. That's the iTunes store.
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