- 01-21-2011, 08:03 PM #76
As far as deciding between the iPhone and the Bionic, my personal solution is to buy both. That is, of course, as long as the Bionic pans out to be as awesome as it seems to be; but you know they show phones in only the absolute best light at those trade shows. If I absolutely had to choose between the two and I couldn't have both, then I'd pick the iPhone. The software is so smooth and it's so tightly tied into Apple ecosystem, and while I understand that may be a disadvantage to others, it's definitely an advantage in my book because I'm already a Mac user. Another plus, being a photography person, is the camera. I know it's not going to take pictures like my digital camera does, but it takes some pretty incredible shots (for a camera phone) and can definitely take the place of a point and shoot. Also, the plethora of accessories and apps available for the iPhone supersedes the selection available for any other phone, and I love the variety.
- 01-22-2011, 09:38 AM #77
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- 01-22-2011, 10:41 AM #79
I am not a dunce. I understand "horses for courses.". I was not arguing that everyone should choose the iPhone because it is smarter but simply that if smart were one's criteria, the iPhone seems to me to have an insuperable advantage.
I concede that if one thinks that one is buying/wants a phone, then the Motorola is on the list, However, if one wants a computer on which one can make phone calls, then the Motorola is not even comparable.
I did not buy my iPhone because it was a better phone than my Treo or because AT&T was a better carrier than T-Mobile but because the iPhone is a better computer. To ME that it also does SMS and voice is incidental to the tens of other data applications that I use it for.
Said another way, to ME an iPhone is simply an iPad that's small enough to fit in my pocket. For MY application no Motorola phone is likely to ever make my list.
However, it is patronizing, not to say offensive, to suggest that I believe that my criteria or choices are superior to those of others. I was only trying to suggest one difference. I thought that was one purpose of the thread.
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- 01-22-2011, 02:23 PM #84
One may very well reject that conclusion as objective and be left with only my subjective judgement. However, I have been using handheld computers since the Palm III. I submit that my judgement in the space is well formed and informed.
- 01-22-2011, 02:38 PM #85
That said, that really changed with the introduction of the iPhone. It is pretty much a given that AT&T has millions of subscribers who might be on other carriers were it not for their exclusive franchise on the iPhone. Said another way, lots of people chose the iPhone first and then went to the only carrier that had it.
This thread has at least one root in the fact both iPhone users and Verizon subscribers now have a choice that they have not had until now.
- 01-22-2011, 03:04 PM #86
- 01-22-2011, 05:00 PM #87
Verizon dominates in coverage, capacity, technology (4G) and customer satisfaction.
Sprint, with the technology lead, faltered over customer service and satisfaction.
Cingular did not manage the merger well.
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- 01-22-2011, 08:12 PM #92iPhone Intermediate
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Honestly, I have considered this a bit myself. I had the very first Droid and personally, I cannot stand the generic menu layout of Android, the laggy and jittery scrolling, and the lockups and random shutdowns of it either. Sure the widgets are handy but I didn't buy the phone for fancy icons, once you get past those fancy it's still the same generic menus and laggy OS. Besides, LTE probably won't be in my area for a while and I'm hoping Apple has an LTE iphone in my hands before LTE is in my area. IMO, get the iphone and save yourself the buyers remorse.