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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
 

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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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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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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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I have a blackberry curve 8310 and its a good phone.

I prefer my iPhone 3GS though due to the aps
 

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Android trumps them all, to be honest. iPhones are restricted and boring, Blackberry's are overpriced and majorly lack features.

For a business user? Android. Power user? Android. Media user? Android.
 

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Honestly, it's a matter of opinion.

Android and iPhone are capable of doing the same things (once rooted/jailbroken) The iPhone on the other hand does have a lot more apps available.

So my advice is to go try out the phones you like and decide for yourself.
 

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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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how is 200 for an iphone expensive have u looked at androids prices lately:wth:
anyway i have experience with both and i have to say after jailbreaking and using installous iphone is a much better option tons more apps and alot of cool 3rd party apps available thru cydia...but without cydia droid wins
 

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I had blackberry for a few phones and although the keyboards are generally awesome they lag WAY behind what Android phones can do. iPhones are over priced and underpowered and WAY too locked down imo.

Android is the only way to go in my opinion as it has a truly open market and the ability to load on custom ROMs just makes the competition not even in the realm of being thought about if you like technology and want to get the most out of your hardware and love to customize.

I went android and I am never going back. Not to mention with android there is every type of phone possible, so if you want a certain style of phone you can get it and never worry about having bought stuff on the market and going to another phone.
 

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iPhone 4:
Pros:
Best battery
Idiot Proof
Fast (if you get the iphone 4)
iTunes compatibility

Cons:
only works with itunes
be careful about modding the OS- warranty will be void
price
most people would list apple's strict app store req's but if youre dev'ing in house apps for business, they dont need to be approved

'Droid
Pros:
Fast as iPhone
Works with everything but iTunes
You can hack the balls out of it and you won't void your warranty

Cons
VERY VULNERABLE to viruses IF you order it for an entire business (assuming you have non-techies in your business)
battery life is generally sub-par on low end phones

BB
Pros:
stable as hell
supports everything business
bbm (if youre a teenage girl lol)

Cons:
media compatibility
(im not sure about the battery-see other posts)
highly proprietary- not hacker friendly
 

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Android. No contest.

I own the 8530 Curve due to the fact that I heard good things about it and I like the feel of the blackberry lineup... and the 8330 was HORRIBLE so I upgraded. Was gonna get the EVO, expenses permitting, but didn't due to the lack of stock.
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Droid 2 is your best bet for any phone out there. You can get one for a modest $350-$400 with a new plan, as far as I know, without much trouble. For the iPhone 4, my friend said it cost him $500 to upgrade from his old plan after trading in his old iPhone 3.
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BB user, happy with it. Iphone is nice, prefer physical keyboard though.
 

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Why do people have the illusion that Blackberry is better for business then android or iphone. Apparently none of you have ever used activesync.

Also, I keep seeing comments about how "open" android is. You cannot remove everything from the phone if you wanted to, so it's just as "restrictive" as the iphone. Also, once jailbroken the iPhone definitely has the advantage as far as apps are concerned.

Also, you don't have to use itunes with iphone you can sync apps/movies/music through 3rd party apps and transfer them wirelessly over wifi as well.

My roommate has a droid x and the UI is much slower and no where near as fluid as even my iphone 3gs. Same with another roommate that has an android phone (don't remember model off the top of my head) and it's even slower.

Oh and one more thing, you can install android OS on an iphone
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you can't do that with android.
 

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I had the iPhone 1 and the iPhone 4 (On ATT), also the Blackberry Bold and Tour. Each has their own merits but like many ppl mentioned I wanted a physical keyboard that didnt add heft to the phone + a GOOD keyboard at that + touchscreen.

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I ended up with a Droid Pro -> Droid X w/smaller screen + best keyboard (better then BB due to its well thought out placement of "@" , "." , "," etc..... w/o holding crazy Alt + Function keys.

I recommend it to anyone that wants a World Phone that operates globally , has a real keyboard, great screen, about the size/weight of an iPhone and has great hardware.
 
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