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    iPhone or Android?

    What are your thoughts? I've had an iPhone since it was first released in the US, in fact I still use my old iPhone 2G. But it's pretty outdated by now and it doesn't work like it should (no sound, home button occationally works).

    So I'm considering getting an iPhone with a 18 month contract when the iPhone 5 is out (probably in june or july). I don't like it that everyone has an iPhone though, even my dad has one hehe The main reason I'd like to keep an iPhone though is that I have quite a few apps that I've paid for, including Navigon GPS which as pretty expensive.



    On the other hand, an Android phone seems much more "open" that Apple's OS which would be nice of course.

    Edit: Gf also has an iPhone (3GS) which is the reason we have Navigon GPS, we share one Appstore account.
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    I'd say Android since iPhones are overpriced compared to the rest and the are not so "open".

    But when you have apps for the iphone already... it's a problem...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyMan View Post
    I'd say Android since iPhones are overpriced compared to the rest and the are not so "open".

    But when you have apps for the iphone already... it's a problem...
    Yeah that's the main issue. iPhone sure is overpriced but Apple products always are. On the other hand I like the build quality of their products.
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    I would stick with the iPhone.

    I have a 3gs (i know it's getting old now ) and it's great. No other phone really compares to it
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    I'm leaning towards that, Zack. However, until the new iPhone is out I've considered getting a cheap Android phone (my iPhone 2G is barely usable, I don't think I can stick with it for another 4-5 months hehe).

    It's called ZTE Blade and it's about $200 USD (without contract). I'd get one with a contract though since I don't have the cash:

    http://www.gsmarena.com/zte_blade-3391.php

    What do you think?
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    I recently had this conflict and went family-fad with the iphone. its alright so far - jailbroke it 30 minutes after purchase hehe. several android vendors (motorola, im looking at you) are locking it down too... but we'll see how it pans out.

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    Decided to get the ZTE Blade I posted about before. So far so good. Can't seem to root it though so I can upgrade to Android 2.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Decided to get the ZTE Blade I posted about before. So far so good. Can't seem to root it though so I can upgrade to Android 2.2
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    Okay, I don't really hate Android. They are helping to spread smartphones around the world. And the platform is made here in the good ol US of A. Nonetheless, I worry that Androids, despite their good, are disproportionately *empowering* Big Carriers. but I rather Iphone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Yeah that's the main issue. iPhone sure is overpriced but Apple products always are. On the other hand I like the build quality of their products.
    Build quality.... which is why my wife's iPhone 4's backplate broke after 1.5 months of use and a 1 foot fall (literally).

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