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Need Help Choosing a Smart Phone

Hi guys,

I need your help. My contract with verizon is up for renewal and all of my family renewed their two year agreement and got their phones. I am the only one who is still undecided. I have never had a smart phone (didn't feel the need for one, till now) and really can't decide. It is now between Iphone and one of the Droids. I don't need the most expensive, top of the line $300 phones. I am trying to decide between Iphone 4, Droid Revolution or Droid Incredible 2.

Your advice or other recommendations are greatly appreciated.
Thanks,

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Never had an Iphone, but I just got the HTC Evo from Sprint and LOVE IT!!!

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I have an i**phone3.... i don't like it at all. I switched from a blackberry though which I absolutely loved. My DH has the I Ph 4 and he likes it, other people I know love their i*phones. I have heard a lot of good things about the droids but don't know much about it. It really depends on what you want the phone to do. Play games? i**phone great fr that... Talk and text (which is what I do) not so much. The I 3 loses battery so much faster then my BB did and am I constantly charging it. I hit the wrong keys and send a lot of misspelled texts/e-mails from it and autocorrect.... yeah... you never know what will show up from auto correct. I know I am in the minority with this though, most peope LOVE the IP's. If you are interested in all the apps and games that you get with the IP smart phone I would suggest you get an ipod touch, same thing as the IP but u can't talk outside of a wireless network and it holds more data then the phone versions do (my 8 year old has an touch and can skype, text and talk as long as she is connected to a wireless network) and get a different phone to do the talk/text/email).

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I have the HTC Thunderbolt and I love it!!!! for me it is easy to navigate and I love the large screen. The perk for me when I bought mine is that it is its own hot spot, so when I travel as long as I have a signal I also have internet for my laptop.
There have been times that my family and I are traveling and I have to do some work that requires internet, so driving down the road I am on the internet doing my work Of course I am not driving

Good luck with your search for your new phone, I know some of the stores have phone that are live so you can go in and play with them and see what works for you.

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I have a Samsung Epic 4g. I love everything the phone does. It does eat battery like crazy but I got a free "app killer" and it helps a lot. As for the phone itself. I liked my Blackberry better. It never dropped a call and the sound was crystal clear.

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I've had several iPhones and I love them. I just got the iPhone 4 recently and couldn't be happier. The keypad takes time to get used to, but once you get it, it's easy!





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Linda, does the iPhone 4 have a swype keyboard? I have it on my android and after just a short adjustment period, I love it. It's so fast. Mine also has a pull out qwerty keyboard though, so I have a choice.

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My hubby has the Droid2. He used to have the blackberry Storm. He went with the pullout keyboard because he gets over a 100 emails a day. He likes to have the physical keyboard option. His only complaint is that afer a year, the battery doesn't keep a charge.

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I also have the Epic. Just love it. Have recommended to several folks, who also now love it. My geeky son researched and picked it out for me.
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I just switched from an old clamshell cell phone to an iPhone 4. (I had promised myself that when EITHER my phone OR my iPod Touch died I'd replace them both with one tool) I love it! The battery easily lasts a full day, I just plug it in over night. It does use more juice if I take a lot of photos with it, but even then, I've never run out of battery power. I AM planning to get a secondary battery for my next trip to Thailand, so that I have plenty of power for the 24 hours of flight time.

I think it depends on whether you are used to Apple products or not. For me, since I was very familiar with my iPod Touch and iPad already, the iPhone was a natural choice. For me, learning the Droid phones or the Blackberry are much harder! But if you aren't familiar with i-products already, I suspect the learning curve is similar for either type of device.


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