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I've been using an iPhone for the past 4 years (mainly because of Stanza app). I recently had the opportunity to test various ebook reader apps for Android and finally found one that I like so now, I'm ready to make the switch.

Alas, I've got a minor headache given the breadth of choice for the platform. I have no idea where to even start my research.

Basically, I want a phone that's around the same size as the iPhone or one that's slightly smaller (just not bigger). If possible I'd like to have at least a 3.5" display. One thing I definitely require is high resolution/pixel density. I'd also prefer to have physical buttons for Menu, Home, Back and Search like on the LG Thrive.

Any suggestions?
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Same size as iPhone - I guess the Motorolla Atrix would be a good fit (though I don't think that has physical buttons).
Personally I'm holding out for the Galaxy SII (comes end August), but it's a much larger display so I guess you'd pass on that one.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I checked out the Atrix but I didn't really like it all that much. I did, however, notice that a version of the Nexus S that's compatible with AT&T 3G. I'd have to pay full price for the phone but I don't really mind that. It's slightly bigger than an iPhone but I reckon it will still be small enough to fit in my jeans pocket. Question though, when does Google usually release their unlocked phones? I'd hate to shell out $500 for a Nexus S only to see a new version released 2 months later.
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I'm on virgin mobile and I could have gotten a Galaxy s2 but what put me off was the price. I ended up getting the original Galaxy S 16gb for 350 on supertab with 1gig, unlimited pic, text msging and 10 peeps national unlimited calling. This is in Canada though.

The Galaxy S is still way better than an iPhone. Rooting it was the simplest thing you could ever do and it has a pretty good battery life for a smartphone. I'm sure the galaxy S2 would be even better if your willing to spend more on it.

AMOLED screen is amazing too.
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I have an Atrix, it rocks, get one.
 
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You can get an AT&T nexus S without buying outright at Best Buy. However, the next nexus could come out as early as october and as late as december.
    
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Originally Posted by E_man View Post
You can get an AT&T nexus S without buying outright at Best Buy. However, the next nexus could come out as early as october and as late as december.
Thanks. December is close enough. My current phone's not bad so I can afford to wait. I might have to skip the iOS5 update, though, if I want Stanza to keep working as it appears development has stopped at this point.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
Thanks. December is close enough. My current phone's not bad so I can afford to wait. I might have to skip the iOS5 update, though, if I want Stanza to keep working as it appears development has stopped at this point.
Hm, I shelled out buying my Nexus S unlocked to save my upgrade for a sicker phone later.

But, if you do plan to wait, I suggest you reconsider your choice as much better devices will be released by then. A lot better.

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