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    Samsung Galaxy s2 is what i own and i recommend to anybody looking for an upgrade. Its a great phone, better than the iphone i say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurmix View Post
    Agreed, but unfortunately, I can't get it on Sprint. And I plan to stick with them as I'm happy with their service/cost.
    Ah! Well I am sure Sprint have a range of the newer androids. You should go check out some demo units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanyboyuk View Post
    Samsung Galaxy s2 is what i own and i recommend to anybody looking for an upgrade. Its a great phone, better than the iphone i say.
    That's what I've heard (and that's the one I'm leaning toward right now). It'll cost me $199 to upgrade to it with my existing Sprint account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retroshaun View Post
    Ah! Well I am sure Sprint have a range of the newer androids. You should go check out some demo units.
    Yeah, I should try some out, since I have very little experience with Android (ie. the different "cutely named" versions, and the ways that each manufacturer customizes it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurmix View Post
    Yeah, I should try some out, since I have very little experience with Android (ie. the different "cutely named" versions, and the ways that each manufacturer customizes it).
    My view with iPhone versus Android ... iPhone = smoother experience overall because the OS isn't as spread out as Android is. There are only a few (comparatively) different versions of the iPhone, and even less of those versions the new iOS will run on. App support is better because of that, too ... as much as I love my Droid X2 (Verizon here) I've run into some annoyances. Like with some games being outright incompatible with the device despite the fact I know the phone has more than enough horsepower to handle it ... like Let's Golf 3. And Modern Combat 3, while it'll MORE than run bitches that I don't have enough space ... despite a 32GB SD card. Bastards at Gameloft.

    But I personally like Android a hell of a lot better for the actual phone part. You don't have to (though it helps) root/jailbreak the phones to get some insane customization options and, as far as my phone goes, I like having that huge screen and flash support. heh

    I was going to get an iPhone 4 recently with my contract upgrade, but I ended up getting the X2 and I use my 32GB 3rd gen iPod Touch for the majority of my mobile gaming. The X2 isn't the nicest phone out there, but it has more than enough power and options for my needs until the contract comes up again. heh

    But that's just me. *shrug*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhalamar View Post
    My view with iPhone versus Android ...
    Thanks for the insight. I know I'm the odd man out with my now orphaned Palm/HP Pre, and I don't know if you ever tried it, but I must say I really like WebOS - which always had true multitasking, the ability to browse and talk (and do other things) at the same time, etc. It's a shame that HP has pretty well dropped the ball on it (no more hardware support, and the OS' future is unknown). The Pre3 has been released in Europe, but no US carriers will have it.

    My current Pre is beyond customized (no jail-breaking or rooting need, just a couple downloads, the main one being PreWare), and I'm able to overclock it to twice it's normal speed, customize and/or patch any and all aspects of the UI, and all free, of course.

    Given the way that I want this kind of control over my phone "experience", I think (as Miner2049er said), I would feel quite limited by Apple's closed system. Even if it is more "polished".

    Thanks.

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    Another little thing is, as far as I know apps like the Kindle reader ... you can buy the books on Android but not on iOS. Lol

    And I'm sure that's not the only app that has that restriction.

    I do have a different keyboard on my phone though. Looks like the IOS one. :P

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