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Usually, Google Nexus phones are available worldwide, as you can buy them unlocked straight from Google's site itself. The Nexus Prime should be out this September-October, in line with Ice Cream Sandwich.

But, if you have to purchase a phone that comes along with a data plan, might as well wait for the EVO 3D, or hopefully a Rogers version of any new ICS phone.
How much are they approximately?

I'm expecting to pay around $159 for either phone, since I'll be renewing the contract at that time.

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Loaded question: Is the iPhone 4S a 4G phone, or 3G???
If its 3G, ill pass on that.
I'll be waiting for the Iphone 5. I'm not exactly sure what it's gonna come with, haven't really found that many specs for it yet.
Edited by 2010rig - 8/6/11 at 7:45pm
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Canada has 4G?

AFAIK, any network(in Canada) can claim their service to be 4g as long as it was called 3g in 2010
Check out this iPhone4 on Bell's website: http://best.bell.ca/
    
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How much are they approximately?

I'm expecting to pay around $159 for either phone, since I'll be renewing the contract at that time.
For a contract, $159 is the average for new phones. But since Nexus devices direct from Google are offered off-contract, expect paying $500-600 for the unsubsidized phone. Very expensive really, so best hope a good Android phone becomes available as you renew your contract. A Rogers version of the Samsung Galaxy S II perhaps?
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For a contract, $159 is the average for new phones. But since Nexus devices direct from Google are offered off-contract, expect paying $500-600 for the unsubsidized phone. Very expensive really, so best hope a good Android phone becomes available as you renew your contract. A Rogers version of the Samsung Galaxy S II perhaps?
I wish Rogers had the Samsung Galaxy S II, only Bell and Telus has it, and right now, I have many good reasons to use Rogers. I was a long time Bell customer, and I just don't like them as a company, only reason I was with them so long was because I was on a retention plan, but I didn't use my phone for like 6 months, so I just cancelled it.

Plus, I work from home, so I'm not really a heavy cell phone user to begin with. I'll be using the phone to you know, make and receive calls, texting, etc.

Also, to all concerned about 4G or 3G. It really doesn't matter to me, I almost always have Wifi access, and my plan will have 500MB data anyway, which isn't a lot. ( Yep, the data plans suck )

I'm not a heavy data user, as I have my laptop with me most of the time.

Right now, I just want feedback on which phone to go with.
Edited by 2010rig - 8/6/11 at 8:19pm
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Get the evo 3d, mine has been working great since the day I got it. Fastest phone I have ever used. The modding community is really coming alive now as well.
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Apple's build quality is higher than that of any other manufacturer; I thought that was undisputed.

It took a drop off of a ~50 foot rock structure (with dozens of impacts) to crack the glass on my iPhone. No drop from ~5 feet on concrete has done any damage to it, except a tiny, tiny chip in the corner once.
you must have a rare indestructible one because i see at least 11 different broken iphones a day either with the front or back smashed on em, although i would say i see more broken/malfunctioning blackberry's then anything else.
Edited by mr. biggums - 8/6/11 at 9:02pm
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Quick update: I do like the fact that Android phones give you more freedom to do as you wish with your phone. Plus, I'm a pretty heavy Google Apps user. Use Gmail, Talk, Docs, Calendar daily for example, and they are well integrated with Android for obvious reasons.

I've been reading that the Iphone doesn't have an App for Google Talk for example, which sucks, everytime I use it on my Ipod, it's pretty useless. I haven't jail broken my Ipod, 'cuz quite frankly, I just haven't had time to look into it.

So, my question is, once you jail break an Iphone, do you have more freedom to do as you wish with your phone, like you can with Android? That's one negative for Apple as they are more restrictive.

Another minus for the Iphone is the lack of flash support.
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Apple's build quality is higher than that of any other manufacturer; I thought that was undisputed.

It took a drop off of a ~50 foot rock structure (with dozens of impacts) to crack the glass on my iPhone. No drop from ~5 feet on concrete has done any damage to it, except a tiny, tiny chip in the corner once.
You've honestly never seen the inside of any apple products. Not to bash apple, but the inside of all of their products is just chinese crap. I wouldnt know about the HTC though.
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From a standpoint of a person who likes to customize their technology and be able to do everything with it that the hardware is capable of the iPhone is just not an option for me. I have friends and family with the iPhone and I find that it is extremely limited when it comes to being able to do anything I want the phone to be able to do versus my Android.

I understand that the iPhone is the way to go if you do not know technology very well and are a new or beginner user and it excels at just that as it is easy to use and extremely locked down to create a safe environment for people who would just mess up their piece of technology with any sort of freedom when it comes to using the hardware beyond simple tasks.

Having an Android and several iPhones in my family I find my phone is much more up to any task that comes around like playing movies I downloaded on an HDTV, steaming stuff off of the internet, listening to my music (not itunes), creating mobile access points for other people and so on. It seems that the Iphone 3Gs and iPhone 4 in my family just cannot do even a fraction of what my android can do and if it can do the task then it is much more complicated as Apple tries to lock down everything as tight as possible.

The iPhone is a solid smartphone I will not deny that for a second, but as someone who is an intermediate or advanced user I could not recommend an Apple product such as the iPhone or ipad in good conscience.

If you want simple and easy and are willing to sacrifice having a locked down and not nearly as much access/usage of modern technology then go for the iPhone.

If you want to be able to use every bit of your hardware as it was intended to be used, full access to customization and a "full PC in your pocket" experience that may have a few glitches and hangups (although android is super solid since 2.2) I would recommend Android.

I for one would not be able to stand having the iPhone knowing how restricted and locked down it is, but it is the absolute best device to come onto the market for my mother and her generation that did not grow up in the digital age.

/opinion

BTW I have a Galaxy S Captivate on Rogers in Canada and I absolutely love it. Running Darky 10.2 (Android 2.3.4 JVQ) totally stable, tons of new tweaks, hacks, scripts and options and also blazing fast - custom roms... another thing the iPhone will never be able to have.

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you must have a rare indestructible one because i see at least 11 different broken iphones a day either with the front or back smashed on em, although i would say i see more broken/malfunctioning blackberry's then anything else.
I have actually seen more broken (smashed from dropping) iPhones than working ones, haha.

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Quick update: I do like the fact that Android phones give you more freedom to do as you wish with your phone. Plus, I'm a pretty heavy Google Apps user. Use Gmail, Talk, Docs, Calendar daily for example, and they are well integrated with Android for obvious reasons.

I've been reading that the Iphone doesn't have an App for Google Talk for example, which sucks, everytime I use it on my Ipod, it's pretty useless. I haven't jail broken my Ipod, 'cuz quite frankly, I just haven't had time to look into it.

So, my question is, once you jail break an Iphone, do you have more freedom to do as you wish with your phone, like you can with Android? That's one negative for Apple as they are more restrictive.

Another minus for the Iphone is the lack of flash support.
Absolutely not. This only lets you load on pirated programs and have very, very simple access to things that might resemble a file system, but are actually not. Android gives you full access not only to the files on your phone and provides a file system so you can easily load up movies and what not from any source, but with rooting your phone you can have full system access and also load on custom kernels, roms and modems which will never be attainable on an iPhone. Rooting also allows applications to take full control over the Android system which means that applications can do much, much, much more on an Android than on an iPhone.

The thing I love the most about Android is that if you don't want to anything much it is as easy as an iPhone to use and with the latest versions (2.2 and above) it is just as easy to use as an iPhone although if you want to be an advanced user you have the option to go as deep as you want.

I am running a custom Kernel with screen, sound, memory and color improvement, a custom modem for better GPS and signal and also a custom ROM (OS) which greatly extends the options and GUI of android while keeping me on the bleeding edge of software development. On an iPhone this will never be possible.
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Too many thing to go wrong with android phones. Also big screen means poor battery life. I have use HTC HD7, Galazy S, Atrix and my iPhone 4 cause easily last 2 times longer.
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