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I do hope the masses start waking up and actually hold researches before buying devices. It seems they're still falling prey to snazzy marketing, brand recognition and adherence to the norm that companies have been exploiting. These people don't seem to know the meaning of the "smart" part of the smartphone - the actual technical specifications where the iPhone 4 is failing against more powerful devices.

The hardware and software specifications do matter, not just the ease and simplicity of the experience.

Two cents brah.
I agree with you that people should research before they buy. Unfortunately, most people do not do so and then proceed to blame everyone but themselves when it is not what they expected.

Tech specs matter to a certain degree, but at the end of the day it is still a PHONE and it needs to be easily usable. Android is a great platform, but I always found the iPhone easier to use.

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The iphone has been on sale in the US for almost 4 years now, you cannot claim that people arent buying it due to being in contracts. If they really wanted the iphone they couldve accepted the termination fee at any point (which many people did for the first iphone) or have waited for the contract to expire.

Out of the box the phone is great for users who are interested in a smart phone but have little to no experience in the phone market or technology. Also the amount of apps is amazing. I would never buy an iphone though, because I'm a 'power user' and want the freedom that android provides its users.

And before you call me a fanboy, I dont even own an android, I have a wm 6 phone, but have a lot if experience with both ios and android through helping friends and family.

For the article; I whole heartedly disagree with the decision its a good overall phone, and creates a standard in several categories, but phones like the evo and galaxy shouldve won.
People who don't mind paying out the wazoo to be an early adopter would be fine with early termination fees. Most people prefer to save money and will wait until it is time to upgrade. Initial sales are only for people who want to be first or are conveniently due to upgrade.
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That's news to me if it's truly free and the carriers have nothing to say about it. But that can be done on the iPhone as well after a simple jailbreak and will be officially introduced with the next iOS release. Of course, monthly charges apply. If you're talking about workarounds (like jailbreaking), I'm not sure that qualifies.
Carriers have no right to tell you your phone cant act as a router passing all your infro from the phone to the laptop.

They cannot enforce any contract legally asking for a monthly fee. ANDROID recognizes this. Apple doesnt. Google is following the law, Apple is going above and beyond and sucking up to carriers.
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Carriers have no right to tell you your phone cant act as a router passing all your infro from the phone to the laptop.

They cannot enforce any contract legally asking for a monthly fee. ANDROID recognizes this. Apple doesnt. Google is following the law, Apple is going above and beyond and sucking up to carriers.
I'm pretty sure you're living in a fantasy land where the righteous Android operating system saves you from contractual legalities.

All carriers charge for tethering. We can all agree that it's mindless and it sucks and yada yada yada. But Android (it's probably not even Android itself, but an outside app or some other tweak) merely provides a workaround in the same fashion the MiWi app does in the Cydia store for iPhone. Your last statement is just emotional fanboyism.
 
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Yup. I love my phone. The apple haters on this site are pathetic. We are talking about a phone here, not arguing about middle east peace.
Maybe a maclife forum would suite your needs better? Im just saying you're on an enthusiast site built around performance compters.
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Nice job apple but it's a still a little hard for me to accept that they're better. Once they make an iPod with an AMOLED display, long battery life (like the J3. Actually, I should say stupid long), and better sound quality, I'll get it. Plus, I hate that you have to pay for the new iOS versions. Some company should make a linux based MP3 or tablet.
New iOs versions are free.
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I find that the majority of people would say iphone 4 is the best phone right now. That is because they are either a fanboy or a normal end-users. I for one, as a hardcore linux user and computer programmer laugh at the fact that people think that iphone is remotely close to being the best.

iOS is one of the most locked-down software out there. I wouldn't be surprised if "Windows 7 phone 7 series 7" (whatever teh F you call it) is more customizable and use able than the iphone. In addition, iOS doesn't have true multitasking, nor does it allow much of anything else. I am very unhappy with my 3gs. I have had it for almost 2 years (2 year contract up in june! Android here I come!) and it seems like, outside of jailbreaking the **** out of it to allow more use-able free apps, iphone just doesn't do much of anything that any normal pda cannot do with less of a locked in feeling.

The lack of hardware specs is down right laughable compared to android phones less than 1 year older than iphone4. I feel a phone should be free to change like fluid. You feel like a red background today okay change it. You feel like a need for a different keyboard change it. Iphone just doesn't seem to be able to do much of anything that any other smartphone can do. I could go on forever about how android phones are 10x better.

It seems like they just didn't care about the hardware or the performance at all. More like "lets-pick-something-mainsteam-so-most-people-like-us" kind-of-deal, instead of which phone actually does better!

I cannot wait to get rid of my Iphone so I don't have to support that idiot Steve Jobs anymore and support what he thinks people should use!

Last thing, anything that cannot run flash shouldn't be considered for any award.
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I don't agree. At all.
I personally prefer the droid x
iPhone 4 is a great Phone but it's not my cup of tea lol. The ironic part is that I'm using an iPhone 3GS right now lol
    
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That's not hard to do when a new android phone comes out every other week....Just sayin'.
That's not the point though.
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OC'ing Noob, your fanboyism (or sheer uninformed-ness) is amazing. I was trying to respond to your last post when I realized, you never answered a single one of my points with anything that wasn't refuted by the point you were responding to, or previous posts.
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I have played with all the new Android phones and I own a Motorola Droid 1, iPhone4 is better then them.
I like how people are saying specs wise the phone sucks when it's got a very similar SoC as the galaxy phones with a little bit lower GPU, the specs are fine and iOS is very smooth and fluid with the iPhone 4.

Recently I've gotten to demo the Motorola Atrix as I work at an AT&T store, it is very very nice and I wish it was the Nexus S instead of Samsungs phone, I really do like Android and in a few more updates I'm not sure how Apple can compete with them as they're getting better and better. Cmpetetion is awesome though so I do hope Apple keeps performing well too.
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