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For me it's mostly the email. I have to have constant access to my emails due to me working multiple jobs and going to university full time. On another note, it is super handy when you work in another city and there is not internet out there and you ahve cell phone coverage, because then all of a sudden you have some good ol' internets biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Bloodfire;11864733 
On another note, it is super handy when you work in another city and there is not internet out there and you ahve cell phone coverage, because then all of a sudden you have some good ol' internets biggrin.gif

Yeah, having something to browse on or even having something to tether with is pretty sweet.
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Thank you all the replies, + rep, I've complied this little list based off of your comments.

Looks like the most consistent uses based off of what you've told me are email and google maps. So definitely in favor of the online capability versus strictly apps.

Pros:

Internet:

1. Email

2. Google Maps

3. Always "jacked in" smile.gif

4. Price Check

5. Apps

Alternative Function:

Wifi w/ rootkit

Nicer Camera

Cons:

Cost & possible additional cost for using as a wifi
Edited by [\/]Paris - 1/2/11 at 1:43pm
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Do you get many apps for your phones? Do they cost a lot or is it variable? Any especially cools apps such as games available?

I've heard there's an Unreal Engine demo for Iphone which sounds pretty sweet.
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If you do go Android, don't forget about widgets!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SohcSTI;11865623 
If you do go Android, don't forget about widgets!

What are these widgets exactly?
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Email and GPS Navi...
I'm using the Motorola Droid
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Best features of my iPhone.

Email
Internet access
Integrated music player
Awesome gaming platform

One of the best apps I have is a Bill Tracker. It's for those ***!? moments when you go to an ATM and think some bugger has stolen all of your money. I then load the app and realise my car finance was due that day. It is awesome for keeping track of all my direct debits and monthly spends all within a phone.

Everything I mentioned above can be used on both the iOS and Android platform. You can pick up a cheap iPhone 3G or a HTC G1 and just go onto a sim only contract. I recommend both of those phones if you insist on low prices and maximum functionality.

Quote:
Originally Posted by [\/]Paris;11865634 
What are these widgets exactly?

Widgets are basically icons with real time updates. For example a weather widget will display the current temperature on the icon so you don't have to open the app to access the data.

Ever use the widgets on Windows Vista? Exact same principle.
Edited by IcedEarth - 1/2/11 at 1:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [\/]Paris;11865617 
Do you get many apps for your phones? Do they cost a lot or is it variable? Any especially cools apps such as games available?

I've heard there's an Unreal Engine demo for Iphone which sounds pretty sweet.

I have yet to pay for any app that I have needed. Google makes most of the more useful applications but there are many other ones that are awesome as well. There are pretty cool games that are on it to, but they are mostly to just kill time, nothing to fancy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IcedEarth;11865665 
Best features of my iPhone.

Email
Internet access
Integrated music player
Awesome gaming platform

One of the best apps I have is a Bill Tracker. It's for those ***!? moments when you go to an ATM and think some bigger has stolen all of your money. I then load the app and realise my car finance was due that day. It is awesome for keeping track of all my direct debits and monthly spends all within a phone.

Everything I mentioned above can be used on both the iOS and Android platform. You can pick up a cheap iPhone 3G or a HTC G1 and just go onto a sim only contract. I recommend both of those phones if you insist on low prices and maximum functionality.

Any particular games that are your favorites?

Thanks for the tips about cheaper smartphones too.
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