Any good phones out for At&A? or in the future?

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  1. Rubberducky

    Rubberducky New Member

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    I really like the storm but those fuckers are only releasing it for Verizon. :squint:
     
  2. trouphaz

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    iPhone? :dunno: i've got it and it seems fine so far.

    pros:
    - app store is great. yeah, it could be better, but i've used Blackberries for years and maybe downloaded 2 apps total.
    - if you're going to an all touch-screen phone, the iPhone has a great interface. i do miss buttons for dialing and using as a phone, but i'd get that with any touch screen phone. so, that would be the same with the Storm.
    - web browser is very nice. i think i may like OperaMini 4 slightly better, but Safari is about 1000x better than the built in Blackberry browser.
    - camera works well for a phone. if i want to take great pics, i'll carry a camera with me. wish it had video, but i haven't used many phones with video capabilities. i know my Blackberry Pearl didn't have it.
    - email and chat work great.
    - location based services using GPS is great. for example, AroundMe is an awesome app for finding restaurants, gas stations, hospitals and stuff around you and Movies is a great app for finding movie schedules near you. turn-by-turn would be nice, but i have a TomTom for that.

    cons:
    - apps can't run in background. so, if you switch away they just stop. i liked that with OperaMini 4 on my Blackbery 8703e i could start downloading a page that might take a while and then switch to something else like checking email. when i came back it would be done. not so with the iPhone.
    - lack of copy/paste is a pain in the nuts when you want to send a link to someone or copy some text into an email or for posting on a forum. but, this was an issue with OperaMini as well. the Blackberry browser had it, but it sucked so bad this was one of the limited things they did right.
    - the OS still isn't 100%. typing is still laggy at times and Safari will crash periodically. it isn't terrible, but it can be frustrating.
    - can't receive MMS. this isn't a huge deal for me since the only one who will send me pics is my wife and i set her phone up to send over email. also, sending MMS is easily worked around by using the info in this thread: http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3959811
    - can't tether (well, without jailbreak and without AT&T's permission). doesn't affect me, but i know many people would want the option. i can always tether through my work Blackberry.


    the cost is very comparable to any other current smart phone. i compared for a while and the price of the phone as well as the plans involved aren't bad.



    if the iPhone isn't your cup of tea, i don't know any other current phones to compare. :) the iPhone comparison is the no-brainer since they are both full touch screen interfaces.
     
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    Blackberry Bold.
     
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    I'm still happy with my Blackberry 8820.
     
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    Dutchies OT's resident abortion professor

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    htc fuze, iphone killer. :)
     
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    BlackBerry Bold
     
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    iPhone is the best phone out, and it's only on AT&T. Bingo.
     
  9. Rubberducky

    Rubberducky New Member

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    Im sorrry but the iphone is homosexual, i'd take my pearl over it anyday
     
  10. trouphaz

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    i owned a pearl before my iphone and the two are incomparable. they aren't even in the same ballpark. i did like having actual buttons and this is what kept me from getting the iPhone for quite a while. i also liked the regular phone key setup on the Pearl so it made dialing a phone number much easier and the typing was picked up quite easily. but all the Pearl had going for it was email and phone and while i got used to typing on it, i wouldn't write a full email. web browsing sucks with the BB browser, no GPS and apps are few and far between. so, all of the things that make it a smart phone sucked.


    oh, and by the by, i got way more comments about carrying a woman's phone with the Pearl than i've gotten with the iPhone.
     
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    :werd:


    The tilt was great, the fuze is about eleventy times better.
     
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    of all the phones out there to compare you pick the most homosexual one available :rofl:
     
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    never heard of At&A :confused:
     
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    Both still suffer from WinMO lag though...
     
  15. rnikec

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    that is true, but with sites like xda developers u can change the rom of ur phone even with winMO and still have a fast phone. The programmers at xda are really good and my tilt is faster than it used to be.

    edit: Also i played around with the bold and holy crap i want it. screen + os is ridiculously nice. I'm waiting on a job with AT&T and if i hopefully get it with this shitty recession, im definitily upgrading to the bold.
     
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    Oh I was an avid XDA user...checking it daily for new ROMs when I had my old Tilt/Kaiser. Wish there was the same kind of UI tweaking for the iPhone but I can deal with it. :)
     
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    ive used almost all of them and n95 8gig still my favorite and still my everyday phone.
     

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