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Cell phone/smart phone advice

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by WBarnhouse, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. WBarnhouse

    WBarnhouse Member

    Brothers and sisters of SportsJournalists.com:

    I need a new cell phone/smart phone. I currently have a Samsung Razor that I dislike for numerous reasons. I’m interested in the new phone having the following features/advantages:

    * Easy, fast on-off or mute button to stifle phone when it starts ringing in meetings.
    * Easy way to answer, accept calls. My Razor needs to slide open; often when I pull it from my holster and then slide it open, it somehow rejects the call before I can say hello.
    * Querty keyboard. I don’t text that much but I would prefer a querty keyboard that’s not too tiny for my fumble fingers.
    * E-mail. I’d like to be able to check my e-mail on my phone.
    * Twitter. If I need to do Twitter updates, I want it to be fairly simple when it comes with typing the 140 or fewer characters.
    * Sound. I’d like it to be able to hear the other person (assuming, of course, I’m not dealing with a Cameron Indoor-type noise level).
    * Internet. I’d like to be able to check for scores and news without too much hassle.

    Your suggestions and recommendations are most welcome.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I love my Droid.
  3. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

  4. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I was just at a card game where two guys were having a showdown between their Droid Incredible and Iphone 4. I started to slap both of the up side head.
  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I love my iPhone 3GS. I use it for calls, emails, Internet, posting beat-related Twitter/Facebook updates, all of my audio recordings and I use the video camera for short interviews that we put on our Web site (the quality is higher than a Flip Cam, or so I've been told by our Web folks).

    That's a damned versatile device. The Droid might do all of that, too, but I couldn't be happier with the iPhone -- and where I live AT&T service doesn't give me any problems.
  6. Colton

    Colton Active Member

  7. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    It depends on your service provider, really. The best currently for Verizon would probably be the Droid (my mom has it and aside from a problem with her case creating a lot of issues with her being able to be heard on the other end, it has been a success) and for AT&T would be the iPhone. I have the iPhone 3G and can do all that you just said. Plus, if you have small kids, it has all sorts of educational apps as well. My seven-year-old cousin got addicted to this car game that was on mine.
  8. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    I have a Blackberry right now and while it has done everything I've needed it to, it has started to constantly dump memory and such. Blackberry phones are notorious for this and I would have gone with the iPhone when I first bought this, but I liked the ability to have a physical keyboard.
  9. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    My iPhone 4 is balling as fuck.
    That's really all I got. Best thing about it is it's easy for me -and I am terrible with technology.
  10. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I just got a new cell phone myself a couple of weeks ago but don't have any apps.

  11. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    I'm a loyal member of the Pre cult. It meets every single one of your specs.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Dude, so THAT'S what happened. One day I went to go look at my text messages and they were all gone. Stupid memory dumps!
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