Author Topic: What cell phone are you currently using? And what are you upgrading to next?  (Read 51935 times)

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I myself had centro/treos for over 2 years. A good solid phone but it was VERY outdated when I gave it up. It has some serious limitations. I use my google voice number as my mobile number, and the google voice app is very handy. All the handy apps available on android makes it worth $10/month in its own right. True the centro was a solid phone, but it simply can't keep pace with what I can do now. From what I understand, pda net can run fine on android as well, thereby enabling it as a modem as well.
For people on legacy family plans it can be a difference of hundreds of dollars a month.
For SERO folk the 30/40/50 options are nice though.
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I hope Sprint doesn't cut us out of Sero, the way they cut you out Dan!

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Samsung Infuse 4G AT&T since June 2011. I have very bad eyesight and it has a 4.5 inch screen. I installed large fonts on it and it is great. I am on AT&T because of simultaneous voice and data which allows me to tether to notebook and make/receive calls while tethered and because of employer's discount from AT&T. I have unlocked the Samsung Infuse and used it successfully with 3UK , Vodafone Germany, and Orange France pre-paid sim cards on recent trips abroad.

My next upgrade will not happen for a couple years by which time I hope AT&T has real 4G and battery life is better but if I was buying one in the near future it would be an HTC Sensation XL mainly for the 4.7 inch screen
http://www.phonedog.com/2011/10/06/htc-sensation-xl-official-packs-android-2-3-and-a-4-7-inch-display/

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Samsung Infuse 4G AT&T since June 2011. I have very bad eyesight and it has a 4.5 inch screen. I installed large fonts on it and it is great. I am on AT&T because of simultaneous voice and data which allows me to tether to notebook and make/receive calls while tethered and because of employer's discount from AT&T. I have unlocked the Samsung Infuse and used it successfully with 3UK , Vodafone Germany, and Orange France pre-paid sim cards on recent trips abroad.

My next upgrade will not happen for a couple years by which time I hope AT&T has real 4G and battery life is better but if I was buying one in the near future it would be an HTC Sensation XL mainly for the 4.7 inch screen
http://www.phonedog.com/2011/10/06/htc-sensation-xl-official-packs-android-2-3-and-a-4-7-inch-display/

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Just came across this.
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20124675-251/samsung-transform-ultra-headed-to-sprint/?tag=txt;title
I currently have the transform which is terrible, but it looks like it's getting a decent boost under the hood with the "Ultra" release. I would go for the marquee but I really really like a physical keyboard!

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I currently use the Samsung Galaxy S (in the UK). Coming from a Blackberry (9630), I still don't feel comfortable with it. Don't get me wrong, the UI, resolution and apps are amazing, but for typing long emails etc., nothing beats the BB. I've tried Swype for a while, and different types of (virtual) keyboards, but nothing comes close to the comfort of typing on a BB. Another big plus on the BB is the ease in selecting text, which the droid doesn't have. And let's not forget BBM... So, I'm seriously deliberating what my next phone should be. Thoughts?

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I currently use the Samsung Galaxy S (in the UK). Coming from a Blackberry (9630), I still don't feel comfortable with it. Don't get me wrong, the UI, resolution and apps are amazing, but for typing long emails etc., nothing beats the BB. I've tried Swype for a while, and different types of (virtual) keyboards, but nothing comes close to the comfort of typing on a BB. Another big plus on the BB is the ease in selecting text, which the droid doesn't have. And let's not forget BBM... So, I'm seriously deliberating what my next phone should be. Thoughts?

While I don't love the Blackberry OS at all and am not a fan of Blackberry's in general they definitely work for some people.  You have to pick your priorities. You could try finding an android phone that has a keyboard but even that might not work for you as well as a Blackberry.  A lot of people are liking the new Blackberry 9930- might want to try that out.
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I currently use the Samsung Galaxy S (in the UK). Coming from a Blackberry (9630), I still don't feel comfortable with it. Don't get me wrong, the UI, resolution and apps are amazing, but for typing long emails etc., nothing beats the BB. I've tried Swype for a while, and different types of (virtual) keyboards, but nothing comes close to the comfort of typing on a BB. Another big plus on the BB is the ease in selecting text, which the droid doesn't have. And let's not forget BBM... So, I'm seriously deliberating what my next phone should be. Thoughts?
I loved my old blackberry's keyboard but the only thing my junky samsung transform does have, is an even better keyboard. I log a pretty decent amount of texts(aprx. 1500/mo) and I rely heavily on the keyboard... I like to type without looking that the keyboard. If it weren't for my love of physical keyboards I would love the LG Marquee. I simply don't think any on screen keyboard, no matter how good, can rival a physical one.

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Anyone here using the Sprint Galaxy S2 (Epic touch?)

 What kind of battery life are you getting?
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Currently Sprint Palm Centro and BB Bold.

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I simply don't think any on screen keyboard, no matter how good, can rival a physical one.
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About reselling the bbm/pin system: Especially now, after even people like me that were all the way for BB, have gotten a cold shower, and maybe looking to change, ie BB is losing ground, it wouldn't be such a bad idea if they would sell the system, (in other words, allow others to use their system), and sell each pin for say $10. Android, or more specifically the brands making the phones, will buy them by the 10MM's.

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About reselling the bbm/pin system: Especially now, after even people like me that were all the way for BB, have gotten a cold shower, and maybe looking to change, ie BB is losing ground, it wouldn't be such a bad idea if they would sell the system, (in other words, allow others to use their system), and sell each pin for say $10. Android, or more specifically the brands making the phones, will buy them by the 10MM's.

What about revenue from recurring charges for the BBM service? Revenue from device sales? And the fact that the Android devices with a pin simply won't be as secure/locked-down (for BES admins) as BBs own devices?
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