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i was thinking of getting atrix but i still deciding of getting an iphone 4 since it easy to install games and apps without any problems.. i dont know really much about android phones. it seems that you have to root it first before you can install free apps or any games.. is that true?

why should i get atrix instead of iphone?
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Coming from an iPhone 4 owner, get the Atrix, however if you can wait, I'd wait until iPhone 5 and to see what new Androids are going to be announced very soon, Tegra 2 isn't that impressive to me compared to Apple's A5 and the new Texas Instuments OMAP dual core chip.
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i was thinking of getting atrix but i still deciding of getting an iphone 4 since it easy to install games and apps without any problems.. i dont know really much about android phones. it seems that you have to root it first before you can install free apps or any games.. is that true?

why should i get atrix instead of iphone?
Atrix has webtop which is really neat. Has a revamped music app over the regular froyo one. Its fast as hell, and it takes pretty good pictures. Its up to your personal preference. The atrix will take more time to get used to, but it seems to be a better overall device for me. In addition the atrix has flash support in the browser and in the webtop mode. The webtop mode can be enabled without being rooted or paying for the laptop or dock, which is insanely cool. Lastly, you don't need to root it to get free games. The android store has lots of free stuff, but just like the iphone you can "get" games by jailbreaking it, whether they are ones got through questionable means or ones straight off of cydia. I went for the atrix over my old samsung impression, and it made a world of difference. Go to the att store and try the phone out if they have one on display. Its really an awesome phone. I was able to get mine at radioshack for 150 bucks instead of 200 which made the whole thing more enticing.
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Not sure where you heard that you needed to root to install games and stuff, but i certainly don't.

I say get the Atrix. Once you figure it out, android is very nice.
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i was thinking of getting atrix but i still deciding of getting an iphone 4 since it easy to install games and apps without any problems.. i dont know really much about android phones. it seems that you have to root it first before you can install free apps or any games.. is that true?

why should i get atrix instead of iphone?
Sounds like you got your info from a mindless apple drone. The atrix craps all over the iphone 4.
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I have the Atrix and I love it. Has soooo much power and love the gui way more than my jailbroken 3g.
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Sounds like you got your info from a mindless apple drone. The atrix craps all over the iphone 4.
This.

Ofcourse, it's all about personal preference. Personally the iOS feels extremely outdated and boring. I have as much if not more fun customizing every aspect of my phone than I do with apps. For me, Android offers everything I could ever want in a mobile phone experience and then some. You really have to take it for a testdrive to truly appreciate what it can do. Unfortunately most people notice homescreen transitions first and automatically dismiss it. My advice would be to get the Atrix for as long as you can (on Verizon it's 30 days with a new phone) and keep it for a few weeks. Then go back into the store and mess around with the iPhone 4. A few minutes is all you should need, because the iP4 is meant to be taken at face value anyway.
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I would say go into an AT&T store and try all of the phones out. Also, I would say consider the Inspire 4G as well. I recently made a decision between the iPhone 4, Atrix and Inspire 4G, and went with the iPhone. I went with the iPhone because I'm in love with its interface, and the fact that web browsing is smoother and more enjoyable. That and it's a comfortable/familiar mobile OS for me. To each his own, though.

That being said, when I went into the AT&T store, I ended up liking the Inspire 4G much better than the Atrix. The screen real estate makes a big difference, even though it's a 0.3" difference. I read that people tended to like HTC Sense UI over Motoblur UI, and I found to be in that group as well. The Inspire also feels like there is something to it as well, whereas the Atrix feels like a mid-range quality Android phone in the hand. The laptop dock is neat, sure, but it seems like something that 90% of the users won't ever use/want.

In the end, I still personally think you should go and test each one out in the AT&T. Also, the Inspire in AT&T is $399.99, which is a pretty great price.
 
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yea, motoblur is definetly a step down from sense, but that is why custom roms exist!
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Android: The best thing about Android could also be the worst thing about it: variety. Android Market has everything for everyone, but it also has a bunch of junk apps you have to sift through in order to find the good ones. Anybody and their mom can post a titty wallpaper as an app and charge 99cents. Despite this, if u like to explore, tinker, and customize, go android.

Apple: Everything just seems to work like it's suppose to out of the box. iOS is streamlined and simple. Detractors would describe it as rigid conformity. No adobe flash, really?
If youre the type who cant live without itunes, stick with the iphone.

And if youre getting an iphone4, buy it unsubsidized and save your upgrade for the iphone5. It'll arrive in June and should have dualcore, and a slightly larger screen(thinner bezel).

My current phone was a Nexus S, and it seemed nothing can compare to pure android.
While fast, the motorola atrix was even faster overall with dual cores. Everything was snappy. Everything.

I'll be waiting for the next best thing:
LG's Optimus 2X 4g --- dualcore, hdmi, 4.3", and 'pure' android.
The only thing I'd change would be the name -- call it the LG SEX
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