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Personally I cant decide on which one to get. I know almost everyone has the BB and iPhone but I rarely see people with Android phones. I want all 3 but you know life doesn't work like that. So I was coming here and asking for peoples opinions on which one I should get and why.

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It depends what you use it for,

Blackberry
- Business
- Email/ BBM
- Physical keyboard

iPhone
- Face time
- Smooth scrolling (although I think its on par with Android)
- 3.5' Screen
- Music

Android
- Customization of home screens and lock screens
- Ability to root and flash custom ROMs
- Large screens, most are 4'-4.3' nowadays, and the Dell Streak is 5'

I think you're forgetting WP7
Edited by Rayzer - 4/12/11 at 12:38pm
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Android. Get all the open source goodness and monitor your folding anywhere you go via android marketplace
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Yeah I was thinking about WP7 But I havent really heard alot about it.

And right now, I think I'm ruling out blackberry because I dont use Email and dont care for BBM since this LiveProfile thing is for all smartphones basically and is the same as BBM.

iPhone, I do need a new iPod and phone so that goes hand-in-hand. Question though, If I'm listening to music and texting and maybe some internet (3G & WiFi), How long would the battery last. Like would it die quickly? Or go down like 3-4%?
    
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Depends what you want it for.

No idea, since I am on 3gs but my battery life isn't the best when multi-tasking.

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monitor your folding anywhere you go via android marketplace
He doesn't even have a folding postbit.
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I used to have a blackberry, over time i came to hate it. Now i've got an android and wouldn't trade it for either of the two.
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I use a BB and am pretty fond of the platform. BUT, the BB lineup is getting a little stale, they're completely refreshing it this fall* (we'll know more in a month.) and the new hardware+ OS6.1 Destroys what's out there now (vs other BB's).

If you must get a new phone now, i'd look elsewhere unless the alternative $200 on-contract phones are too much.

I believe android to be the strongest platform right now if you're willing to software mod your phone. (customization/optimization/overclocking). I'd probably go android if i didnt have a galaxy tab.

iPhone4 is still a solid device and it's a polished package from HW to SW. Its also my general recommendation to people who don't really know technology that well. however, it wouldn't be my first choice.

WP7 made a pretty good splash but only got its feet wet, the phones are decent and the software is fun to use, but its just missing that WOW factor and a flagship device. (cue MS/Nokia announcements soon). The best things about it are the music software/XBL/MS office integration IMO.

I can really see where you are coming from there are TOO many choices out there right now. Today, i'd want the atrix. But there's a slew of dualcore HTC/Samsung phones down the pipeline if you could wait.

If the Bold Touch was out today i'd probably get that.


EDIT: didnt see that BB wasn't an option. Just take my post and ignore the BB.
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JE Nightmare, What android would you recommend? Or in your case, What phone do you have?

& I'm looking forward to getting a new phone around june/july. So I have time to wait for any new phones coming soon.
    
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Originally Posted by Birdy1337 View Post
iPhone, I do need a new iPod and phone so that goes hand-in-hand. Question though, If I'm listening to music and texting and maybe some internet (3G & WiFi), How long would the battery last. Like would it die quickly? Or go down like 3-4%?
I can answer that actually. Even with listening to music, texting, playing games, and browsing the web constantly, I get around a 10-12 hour battery life. Keep in mind that's extremely heavy usage with a mix of WiFi and 3G being used. If I text for quite a bit of the day and game a little, listen to an hour or so of music, and pull open a couple web pages, or a use an app that accesses the web, I can make it last a couple days.

I previously had a 3G and the battery was much worse. Though, it's not as fair of a comparison since I'm comparing a brand new iPhone 4 battery life to a two year-old iPhone 3G battery life. It is definitely better, though.
 
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I'll vote for Android during to the open source platform.

iPhone is in my opinion to expensive, and much for of a state symbol than its usefull .. and BB we dont have where I live
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