1. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Say Apple stayed in the world of personal computers and had never branched out to the cell phone market, which manufacturer or OS would you choose?

    Over the years, i've used Blackberry, Palm, Android and dabbled in Windows phone and I can safely say that I would probably go with an HTC Phone using Android, purely based on their current phone line-up.

    I hated the Blackberry I had with a passion. I thought the software was the least intuitive OS I had ever used. It was awkward to find settings and things just seemed to be all over the place. I dount doubt the latest crop of BB devices are much better but they soured the water for me a few years back with the abomination I had.

    Palm was interesting for me as it was at the time when cell phones were only just starting to become 'smartphones' and I enjoyed the time I had with it. Windows phone was based on the month of usage I had with a Lumia 1020 before it actually launched to the public. It was a great phone but I didn't like the interface much.
    04-08-2014 06:15 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I'd probably still be on a flip phone.
    Blackberries didn't appeal to me at all and if there was no iPhone then the Androids would probably look like blackberries-at least that's what Google's prototypes looked like (smallish screen with keyboard below) before the first iPhone was announced. Same goes for Windows phones and Palm.
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    04-08-2014 06:41 AM
  3. pr1nce's Avatar
    I'd probably still be using a BlackBerry
    04-08-2014 07:41 AM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    Good question, but a hard one. Had BB before coming over to Apple and that's because they didn't fill what I needed in a phone. So I probably would of went over to android.
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    04-08-2014 07:55 AM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    I would be on a Palm phone in fact I believe if Apple wasn't in the game the mass majority of smartphone users would also be using a Palm

    First of all Palm wouldn't have made the decisions it made because the competition would have been hugely different. The Palm pre came out in 09 two years after the iPhone and there operation system at the time of release rivaled iOS it was even stated that Steve Jobs made quite a comment about webOS.

    Most of the Developers have already committed to the Apple ecosystem which aided in slowing the release of available apps for webOS. Apple aided in the dismiss of Palm and if they weren't in the game the smartphone market would be dominated by Palm.


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    04-08-2014 08:20 AM
  6. Speedygi's Avatar
    I would shudder to think that Apple wouldn't have made the iPhone if they never existed...but thankfully they did.

    If push came to shove, Blackberries would be my primary devices.
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    04-08-2014 08:26 AM
  7. rayz336's Avatar
    HTC running Android
    04-08-2014 08:31 AM
  8. Speedygi's Avatar
    I might even give Windows phone a shot.
    04-08-2014 08:49 AM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    Either Motorola or Nokia; possibly HTC. They were always my favorites before the iPhone came around. I have never cared for Samsung or LG devices.
    04-08-2014 09:02 AM
  10. acerace113's Avatar
    Probably a windows phone.


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    04-08-2014 09:15 AM
  11. gazoo2010's Avatar
    Moto X.

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    04-08-2014 10:10 AM
  12. HAWK's Avatar
    Samsung galaxy


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    04-08-2014 10:17 AM
  13. HAWK's Avatar
    Then again most of us probably would be using blackberry because without apple opening the doors they did most of these other devices wouldn't exist


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    04-08-2014 10:18 AM
  14. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Well since that is concept and we have so many real world phones and OSs - What would yours be? Just a simple alternative to whatever Apple model you are using now. or do you use another device?
    04-08-2014 11:15 AM
  15. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I would easily choose LG or Samsung for Android. I would like to be able to choose Windows phone but would have to see if they had my needed key apps.


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    04-08-2014 11:38 AM
  16. Speedygi's Avatar
    Windows Phone probably would be a better platform than Android come WP 8.1, and I would like to see a good third player take its place.
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    04-08-2014 11:48 AM
  17. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Windows Phone probably would be a better platform than Android come WP 8.1, and I would like to see a good third player take its place.
    I would love to see the Lumia 1520 be able to be as useful to me as my iOS devices. I think all it would need to do is finally have they apps I need (or at least be able to use the web as an alternative). When I tried the 1520 in early December, unfortunately, it wasn't able to do either.

    iOS may not be as 'exciting' to some out there but it works (IMO, it works quite well too), and its app ecosystem is second to none. IMO. Android has the apps but, IME, they're not as high quality as their iOS counterparts...but at least they exist. That's why it would be my fallback.


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    04-08-2014 11:54 AM
  18. Speedygi's Avatar
    I would love to see the Lumia 1520 be able to be as useful to me as my iOS devices. I think all it would need to do is finally have they apps I need (or at least be able to use the web as an alternative). When I tried the 1520 in early December, unfortunately, it wasn't able to do either.

    iOS may not be as 'exciting' to some out there but it works (IMO, it works quite well too), and its app ecosystem is second to none. IMO. Android has the apps but, IME, they're not as high quality as their iOS counterparts...but at least they exist. That's why it would be my fallback.


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    The app gap has closed up considerably between Windows Phone and the rest, and with the ground they have made so far, I think they deserve their slice of the pie.

    I tried a Lumia 525 and was pleasantly surprised at how well the phone met my needs squarely, and that recently changed my view on the platform. I would consider a future Windows Phone driver, but not anytime soon as I love my iPhones too much currently.
    04-08-2014 12:01 PM
  19. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    HTC as always, long as it's android.


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    04-08-2014 03:17 PM
  20. John Yester's Avatar
    Can't really answer that....


    If Apple was not around, would we be where we are today.....?
    04-08-2014 03:45 PM
  21. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    Samsung.


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    04-08-2014 04:11 PM
  22. 93Aero's Avatar
    It'd definitely be a BlackBerry.

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    04-08-2014 04:44 PM
  23. cyberpaw's Avatar
    Blackberry or Windows.
    04-08-2014 05:04 PM
  24. phreddyl's Avatar
    Can't really answer that....


    If Apple was not around, would we be where we are today.....?
    that is exactly what I was thinking- who knows what we would have available- without the iphone chances are blackberry would still be top dog
    04-08-2014 05:42 PM
  25. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    HTC as always, long as it's android.


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    Yeah, I'm in agreement with you on this...
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    04-08-2014 07:03 PM
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