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post #31 of 69
It doesn't sound like you're concerned about saving a few bucks, but when I renewed my AT&T contract I went through Amazon. Got a phone that AT&T wouldn't give me yet (SE 580i) at a substantially larger discount. Newegg also has serious discounts. Both have a few options in the smartphone genre.
post #32 of 69
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It doesn't sound like you're concerned about saving a few bucks, but when I renewed my AT&T contract I went through Amazon. Got a phone that AT&T wouldn't give me yet (SE 580i) at a substantially larger discount. Newegg also has serious discounts. Both have a few options in the smartphone genre.

Good point. TigerDirect and Buy.com sometimes have good deals.
Have you tried any SonyEricsson UIQ-powered devices, TS? You may like them. I have not personally but I know that a number of people like UIQ's combination of touch and hardkeys, even if essentially it is a subset (niche?) of Symbian rather than the immensely widespread S60 that Nokia/Samsung/Motorola/various Japanese phones use.
My last SE was a T310 (iirc) that was a featurephone with the worst reception imaginable so I cannot really give you a first-hand opinion on the current SE smartphones.
post #33 of 69
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The S.E.X. (Sony Ericcson Xperia) looks pretty sweet.


Looks like its being made by HTC though, which makes me nervous.
post #34 of 69
This is why i would recommend the iphone. I have the curve. It's not as consumer friendly as I would like. The internet just isn't so great and I think it's just a bit too corporate. It has wi-fi and all that just like the iphone. I also have an LG shine. This phone is much more geared towards consumers. It has 3G and everything flies on it. The problem is that it's so small that typing or texting becomes very hard. In fact it's a miserable experience. But when I played with the iphone it was the best of both worlds. I haven't enjoyed using any other phone as much. I only wished it had high speed internet and also could accomodate 2 chips so I could drop in one for work and one for personal use. Then I wouldn't need 2 phones and could also have an MP3 player to go with it. I used to wish it had GPS but I guess it has something similar in there. Also, a pet peeve of mine is that I've always found it very hard to transfer files and contacts with a lot of phones using bluetooth. That's all.
post #35 of 69
Unfortunately you'd have to wait til Q3-Q4 for the Xperia, but yeah it looks sweeeeet. (the following is my own personal experience, so your YMMV) I'll admit I've always been somewhat lusting after an iPhone, but was prevented from getting one for a number of reasons stated in this thread (esp the virtual keyboard, plus the fact that I'd have to get a jailbroken once since I don't live in the good ol' US of A) but eventually I caved in. I went from a HP iPAQ 69XX (I forget what model exactly) which imo had the bestest QWERTY keyboard ever, and it only took me a day or two to get used to the keyboard. I was floored by the 'intelligence' of the corrective text input. Sort of like going from regular text input to the T9 dictionary in the old days, but better! Okay, I'll admit that the lack of 3G is going to be a turn-off for most people, but I still haven't made that leap yet since my iPAQ didn't have it so maybe I don't know what I'm missing. I'm somewhat blessed though since where I live, there are wifi hotspots liberally sprinkled all over so I'm more or less covered if I need my wifi fix. And yeah, I could've gone the boring corporate route and gotten myself a blackberry, but I managed to fix it up with the IT guys where I work to set up IMAP on my iPhone and it works great. Hey, it's not push but if there's really something that urgent to respond to someone'll call, right? For regular email the EDGE works fine. I mostly use it to trash emails on my morning commute anyway Contacts, calendar etc sync with outlook so no problems on that front. I kinda like the iPhone calendar better than the WM6 calendar anyway. I've generally had poor experiences with GPS on cell phones anyway. It's fiddly and takes pretty long to get a fix and all that. If it's that important, get an in-car unit, you'll get much better mileage in the long run. The Google Maps feature on the iPhone works pretty well for what it's meant to do, so I'm happy with that. I don't really use it as a video/music player either. The built-in speaker is pretty impressive, but I have a regular video ipod so I don't really need the iTouch capabilities of the iPhone. The screen is fantastic though. It sorta kinda does attract fingerprints, but it's nothing a wipeover with a soft cloth once in a while can't cure. I mostly keep it in my pants/jacket pocket so it gets 'wiped' over while in there. So, yeah. To cut a long story short, it pretty much works as well as my previous phone did, except it looks *much* sexier. I can't comment on the MotoQ or Curve but what I can say is, underneath all that eye-candy and Apple-ness about it, what you have is a fully functioning phone that pretty much does what it sets out to do.
post #36 of 69
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I have a Blackberry and use AT&T. The BB has poor sound quality but the email is flawless. I'm not happy with AT&T. I remember Verison giving me better coverage. I'm going to wait until May and get something new.

I had a Q on Verizon and my BB is on Verizon. The 8830 I have is a better phone than the Q ever was and the battery life is like comparing an AAA to a deep cycle marine battery. BB all the way.
post #37 of 69
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The S.E.X. (Sony Ericcson Xperia) looks pretty sweet.


Looks like its being made by HTC though, which makes me nervous.

Is there a Sony TWAT case that matches that?
post #38 of 69
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I had a Q on Verizon and my BB is on Verizon. The 8830 I have is a better phone than the Q ever was and the battery life is like comparing an AAA to a deep cycle marine battery. BB all the way.

Which Q did you have? Surely you aren't talking about the Moto Q Global (Q9) that I'm looking at.

The extended battery that is included has a quoted 9 hour talk time and 30 day standby. Even if the actual time is half that, it beats the listed four hours of talk time with the Curve.
post #39 of 69
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This is why i would recommend the iphone.
The recommendation is noted. PLEASE keep your iPhone propaganda out of my thread from now on. I am NOT getting a stinking iPhone. Jeez. You'd think that after like five separate posts as to why I'm not getting one, people would stop recommending it to me. The iPhone is a peice of shit. Stop telling me how cool you think it is, I don't care! I don't want it to do half the shit it does. The shit that it does do, that I want, it does WORSE than any of the other phones I'm looking at. It is also $200 more expensive than any of the phones I'm looking at. I don't freaking want it!!! At some point in time, I am just going to assume that you are trying to pick a fight with me, and I'm going to berate you like you obviously deserve. If you don't have anything to say about anything but the fucking iPhone, don't post in this thread. You have nothing to add to this conversation. That being said, I appreciate the input on the Curve, an the LG Shine. That is what I am looking for, constructive information on phones that I might be interested in. Not a paragraph and a half on a phone that I've already made clear I don't want.
post #40 of 69
Slim, have you considered an iPhone?
post #41 of 69
Once you go Black(berry)...
post #42 of 69
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Slim, have you considered an iPhone?
It's a good thing I know you are joking, pinky, otherwise I'd be forced to tell you the date and time of your death. And it would be soon.
post #43 of 69
... Fuck. Owned. To add something of substance, sort of, I think I'm going to go with a Blackberry 8830, which is about as close to a Curve as I can currently get with VZW as my carrier. I don't think you can go wrong with the Q or the Berry. Of course, you could wait until the next generation but.. what good are 2 more MPs and a larger internal drive for MP3s going to do you?
post #44 of 69
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Which Q did you have? Surely you aren't talking about the Moto Q Global (Q9) that I'm looking at.

The extended battery that is included has a quoted 9 hour talk time and 30 day standby. Even if the actual time is half that, it beats the listed four hours of talk time with the Curve.

Ah, no, that's not the Q I had. I had the original Q. It was not a bad device, sync'ed with Outlook great, I liked the screen and I liked the calendar, and the phone function was better than any of the Treo's I tried.

The BB 8830 World Edition though is better in every way. The phone function itself (call quality) is fantastic. The interface is great for dialing out of the address book. The email of course is the best going. And the WE comes standard with the extended battery. All in all, it's a great package IMO.

That Sony SEX looks good though.
post #45 of 69
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The BB 8830 World Edition though is better in every way.
I'm sure, but AT&T doesn't have that. They have the Pearl, Curve 8310, 8700c, and the 8820. And as far as the reviews would lead me to believe, the Moto Q9 has superior call quality to nearly everything out on the market right now. Remember, I'm getting a phone that AT&T has for cheap. (No, the iPhone is not included in that) Anything else that they carry is fair game.
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