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Tue May 13, 2014, 09:18 PM

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Reply iOS, Android or Windows Phone (Original post)
stygmata May 2014 OP
Darkness Falls May 2014 #1
RiverKwai May 2014 #6
Isidore May 2014 #2
orac May 2014 #3
txradioguy May 2014 #21
astral Jun 2014 #22
astral Jul 2014 #30
astral Jul 2014 #37
Realistic Optimist May 2014 #4
ReTooled May 2014 #5
Viewer_Discretion May 2014 #7
Wiking May 2014 #8
Chuck Schick May 2014 #13
liberalguy May 2014 #9
Slayer Jun 2014 #25
liberalguy Jun 2014 #27
Slayer Jun 2014 #28
liberalguy Jun 2014 #29
Krenaios May 2014 #10
Chuck Schick May 2014 #11
The Doctor May 2014 #12
stygmata May 2014 #14
The Doctor May 2014 #15
LeeCPTINF May 2014 #18
In The Mood May 2014 #16
Name removed May 2014 #17
BigBlueBox May 2014 #19
Doctor What May 2014 #20
Greenbeanbob Jun 2014 #23
bpilgrim Jun 2014 #24
RocRizzo Jun 2014 #26
Butchie_T Jul 2014 #31
jonashodges295542 Jul 2014 #32
feafeafea Jul 2014 #33
Fine Kettle Of Fish Jul 2014 #34
Sowilo Jul 2014 #35
MercATC Jul 2014 #36

Response to stygmata (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:19 PM

1. iOS, without a doubt. nt

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Response to Darkness Falls (Reply #1)

Wed May 14, 2014, 12:22 AM

6. +1

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 10:14 PM

2. What, no BlackBerry? ( n/t )

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Response to Isidore (Reply #2)

Tue May 13, 2014, 10:50 PM

3. Ok, iOS, Android or QNX?

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Response to Isidore (Reply #2)

Thu May 15, 2014, 02:00 PM

21. Not Sure What Happened

But I put my vote in last night for BlackBerry.

I love my Z10. Wouldn't trade it for all the free iOS or Android phones they could toss at me.

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Response to txradioguy (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 1, 2014, 12:29 PM

22. +1! Oh wait, mines not a Z10.

Blackberry rules! Playbook still works, too, as a no nonsense tablet. Its my only personal internet right now, but my touch screen AND hard keyboard phone can do it too, even watch a video on 2 g. It is 3 g capable but works bettrt on 2 for some reason since i plugged into ATNT.

LG's spyware programs were a constant source of stress to me. Cant delete, cant disable, and they turn on your data plan to transfer information about you.

And apps? Blackberry doesnt need the apps it doesnt have, my BB Bold doesnt go there anyway,.but theres nothing i do that i cant do on a blackberry.

And I will keep mentioning the VERY NOTICEABLE savings on my not-unlimited data plan.

Its just there to be your tool, its not there to spy on you. If it fails in America its because we have been taught to not care about our privacy anymore.

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Response to txradioguy (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 19, 2014, 11:21 AM

30. I have picked up a Z10

I havent enrolled it as a phone yet, but its amazing as a device. Just the right size, no bloatware, fun apps with various radio stations, plays higher quality audio than my Bold, but the Bold is so perfect as a phone and texter i think i will keep it that way. Bought the Z10 when one of my programs would only work with the sim card removed but it fixed itself, still not sorry i got the Z10. Only $200, i dont ever want another android bloatware device. Both LG and Samsung are like that. If you care about having both quality and privacy on your phone go with Blackberry. If you want android apps it can now load them for you. Some will let you uncheck the data-mining permissions and still work, i wont use the ones who demand it.

I am certain Blackberry is on its way to a full comeback, if some of you want to wait and see, only time will tell. I just wanted to shout from the rooftops that we dont HAVE to compromise our privacy, it is now a CHOICE.

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Response to astral (Reply #30)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:09 PM

37. My Z10 is my phone now.

Smooth as butter, no spyware or bloatware, cool hub! Those of you suffering from contempt prior to investigation, it is your loss alone. If you value your privacy, BlackBerry will give it to you. That is why there is so much negative publicity, and not much news about the great comeback they are creating.

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 11:56 PM

4. iOS

been good to me!

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 12:16 AM

5. cant speak to android or WIndows phone

LOVE my iPad...love it love it love it!

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 12:30 AM

7. Android

and it's not even close.

If someone gave me a windows phone I'd give it to someone else who needed a phone.

If someone gave me an iPhone I'd sell it.

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 01:15 AM

8. I've used 2/3 and ready for the third

 

I have an iPhone now, ex Samsung user. I'm getting ready to get a Nokia Lumia for my office phone.

iOS is great, Android is good if you are a geek and Windows looks simple to use.

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Response to Wiking (Reply #8)

Wed May 14, 2014, 11:59 AM

13. I like the camera and FM radio tuner in my Nokia

FM radio is low power consumption and no network required.

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 01:25 AM

9. Android.

 

Why just the other day, I called a person clear across town with it and we conducted a conversation as if we were in the same room! Magic!

Then I saw that the person standing next to me with his Iphone was doing the same thing. When he told me how much he paid for his phone, I crushed my phone underfoot, bought another, crushed it too, and bought a third.

I didn't want him to feel bad for having spent so much.

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 05:11 PM

25. Big difference, in two years from now the iphone user can sell his phone for good money.

 

You cant give android phones away that are several years old. Just saw a used iphone 4 go for 185 on eBay just moments ago. Had one heck of a time selling my used galaxy.

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Response to Slayer (Reply #25)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 05:20 PM

27. I'd rather take a 100% loss...

 

... on a $100 phone than a 75% loss on a $600 one.

Besides, I tend to use things up. If they don't fall into the river or get crushed when working on something, I use phones until they are unambiguously no longer suitable for their intended purpose.

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Response to liberalguy (Reply #27)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 05:28 PM

28. I can relate to that.

 

I have a lot of gripes about android though. Data mining being the biggest. Never cared for the tou of the apps. Due to the nature of my profession I have to use apple products. Android phones don't have enough consistency between hardware and software to be reliable or so the developers say.

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Response to Slayer (Reply #28)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 05:36 PM

29. I'd mostly agree that the Iphone is better.

 

and the apps are better developed and more consistent. But I've only downloaded a few android apps that didn't work well enough.

In my day job, the lack of disability-related apps for the Android is a significant downside, but even that doesn't justify the cost for the iphone.

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 03:29 AM

11. Windows phone.

Nokia Lumia 920.

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 08:53 AM

12. Android phones are more technologically advanced than the other two.

 

Can't go wrong with the Galaxy Note 3 or the up and coming G3.

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Response to The Doctor (Reply #12)

Wed May 14, 2014, 12:17 PM

14. The G3 does look sweet!

There are good features across all of the platforms for sure. I've used several Android devices in the past (most recently the Galaxy S3), a couple of Windows Phones (most recently the Nokia 1020) and now on the iPhone 5s. I should be happy but have started looking at reviews on the HTC M8 (One) and it's beginning to call my name

I'm so tied up in the Apple/iCloud ecosystem that it will be a pain to switch over. I'm beginning to think that G-Mail/Google Calendar should be the one I rest on as all devices can speak the language.

Any thoughts on the M8?

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Response to stygmata (Reply #14)

Wed May 14, 2014, 01:54 PM

15. M8 is awesome, but it's not the phone for me.

 

I rather love using the stylus of the Note 3.

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Response to stygmata (Reply #14)

Thu May 15, 2014, 12:07 PM

18. My wife just gave me a Galaxy Note 3

OMG I LOVE YOU HONEY

Coming off the 5 year old Blackberry, I just cant believe what this thing does. I'm hooked. Looked at iPhone, didn't like what I saw. Glad I waited. Going to have to be spectacular to my wife from now on.

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 02:18 PM

16. iOS. Definitely.

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 12:49 PM

19. I write apps for all three

Platform loyalty is silly. Use the one that works best for you and your needs. Personally, I tend to end up on Android simply because of its flexibility.

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Thu May 15, 2014, 12:55 PM

20. Android

Second one, it's a Samsung Galaxy derivative. Rooted it and flashed a custom ROM to get rid of most of the Samsung/Google bloatware garbage. Running great now.

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 09:52 AM

23. IOS, Android, Blackberry....

...I've had these three over the last 6 years. This year, I went back to Android. For me, it's much more flexible and more user friendly. Coming from a Unix/Linux background, the file system just makes more sense to me. I haven't tried a windows phone yet, but I'm not against it.

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 03:16 PM

24. iOS mainly for its excellent integration

 

Across all of its devices, even using it as a remote for the TV.

But being able to start a doc on my laptop, or phone, and then Cary on with it on my desktop, or iPad, etc. is awesome.

Then finally, and as a tech pro, I appreciate the extra attention to detail that goes into everything they do, from their hardware/devices to their software, which no company can compete with since none, other than MS, can even attempt, let alone do as well as Apple; e.g. MS, Since they either do one (hardware) or the other (software) but not both, like apple does.

Now there are a lot of folks, usually techies, who poo-poo the User Interface and User Expeience as just "eye-candy" or some other derogatory term to try to diminish its value, but at the end of the day it is VITAL, as Apple has proven, over and over again.

The one complaint, in that UI/UX vain that really irks me is when they say that it is really just a shinny skin that is easy to do, and adds no real value.

Well, as a software engineer, who specializes in the UI/UX, nothing can be further from the truth.

First of all, to pay that extra attention to detail to not only make it beautiful, but also easy to use (which we are still struggling with) is VERY hard to do, and it demonstrates that the company truly cares about its customers.

Also, if the "formula" that Apple follows was so easy to not only do, but to get right, everyone would be doing it. But the closest they've come so far to what Apple does in that space is when they simply copy it.

I could go on and on being a software developer, but as a consumer, having all these devices just work, and just work with each other, synchronization, is worth every penny.

Just my 2 cents.

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Fri Jun 6, 2014, 05:13 PM

26. Anything BUT Android.

It is just too vulnerable.
There are thousands and thousands of malware agents for Android.
Other operating systems, not so much.

And Windoze is just slow, as usual.


That would leave the choices to Blackberry and iPhone.
Well, there are more apps for iPhone, so if that's your fancy, go with it. If not, well than you still have a choice.

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Sat Jul 19, 2014, 11:38 AM

31. Tracfone...

Screw all that other crap. It's justa a damned phone. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Sat Jul 19, 2014, 12:11 PM

32. iOS all the way.

 

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Response to jonashodges295542 (Reply #32)

Sat Jul 19, 2014, 04:27 PM

33. what is your purpose in what you do here and on du? i am very curious

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 03:16 AM

35. brand new Galaxy S5 here... loving it after 3 years of iOS

 

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Response to stygmata (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 08:11 PM

36. For the overall value? Android.

Got my S4 almost a year ago from AT&T. $200 with a 2-year contract AND they threw in a free 7-inch tablet with WIFI and 4G.

My wife switched phones at the same time. S3 Mini for 99 cents.

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