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RaiDK
Looking at buying a Smartphone atm, what do people have and what are people's thoughts?

I'm currently looking at the HTC Hero atm, though the Motorola Sholes is looking pretty awesome as well if the rumoured specs are accurate.
Pickysaurus
The iPhone is probably the most popular
RaiDK
I'm not so keen on the iPhone. Just seems Appple 'locks you out' to a degree (Nonreplacable battery, no microSD, everything is through itunes, etc.)
C.o.m.m.a.n.d.e.r
iphones suck and even after all these years they still dont have flash. and there apps are like retarded waste of space anyways enough of that blackberrys are and will always be the best well the verizon ones anyways they lack a camra tho but hey they got everything else. and verizon is turning the chocolate away from its good music playing into a smart phone 4 inch wide screen but i dont think its out yet
Pickysaurus
Maybe just get a notebook with Skype? Pretty much the same as a smart phone
RaiDK
QUOTE (Pickysaurus @ 14 Aug 2009, 1:55) *
Maybe just get a notebook with Skype? Pretty much the same as a smart phone

Apart from the whole 'phone' part.
Shock
Indeed a smartphone is a phone with multimedia capabilities, and a laptop with skype is a multimedia tool with phone capabilities.
Revan
Don't get an IPhone, it doesn't even have bloody bluetooth, if I've heared correctly.
Not to mention all of apple's DRM shit.

A good friend of mine has one of these and he seems pretty content with it. Pretty much has anything I'd ever want. Not having a Smartphone personally, though, I can't comment any more.
Alias
QUOTE (Revan @ 22 Aug 2009, 23:10) *
Don't get an IPhone, it doesn't even have bloody bluetooth, if I've heared correctly.
Not to mention all of apple's DRM shit.
The iPhone has bluetooth, and what DRM?
The sheer mass of apps makes the iPhone worth it.
RaiDK
iPhone bluetooth can't even be used to send files.

I assume by DRM you're referring to Apple's 'lock the user out of their phone' approach.

I'd never consider getting an iphone tbh, the app store is the best thing going for it. The Android app store is just starting to take off from what I've heard.
Sgt. Damien
QUOTE (Revan @ 22 Aug 2009, 15:10) *
Don't get an IPhone, it doesn't even have bloody bluetooth, if I've heared correctly.
Not to mention all of apple's DRM shit.

A good friend of mine has one of these and he seems pretty content with it. Pretty much has anything I'd ever want. Not having a Smartphone personally, though, I can't comment any more.

My mom haves that phone and yeah it's a really good phone. Only the camera sucks a bit.
beefJeRKy
Symbian's 5th edition S60 is far inferior to all touchscreen OS's including Windows Mobile. I would advise the new Motorola DEXT if you want Android. You could possibly hold out for a GSM Palm Pre as well. And the Storm 2 from BB looks to be the Total opposite of the fail the first one. And finally the rumored HTC Leo is supposed to be a beast. iPhone is kinda meh to me after using it. Sure it has the snappy graphics, but I can't customize it the way I want. That's why I love my Touch HD onto which I am about to flash a custom Windows Mobile 6.5 ROM. xda-dev FTW.
Prophet of the Pimps
hi five for xda dev. I still cant belive that my o2 atom which is ancient in todays term but still running strong on cooked roms.
RaiDK
I'm more or less convinced the Motorola Sholes will be the phone to get, being the flagship for the Android 2.0 launch.
beefJeRKy
Isn't that the Motorola CLIQ/DEXT? huh.gif
RaiDK
I'm fairly sure the Cliq isn't using Android 2.0, it is the first phone to use Motoblur though I think?
beefJeRKy
Hmm yeah I guess. Btw iphone's multi-touch is sorta overrated. Forces me to use both hands. Why do you want to pinch to zoom?
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