best cellphone?

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    • Sarah T.
    • Los Angeles, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 85 Freunde
    • 241 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    ok, anyone have a great phone that you can quickly type on? i have to get a phone where i can send business emails frequently. my samsung clamshell from 2002 is just not cuttin it anymore.

    • Dino K.
    • Lindenhurst, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 69 Freunde
    • 69 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    iPhonw

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    • 155 Freunde
    • 69 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    Gotta love the iPhone.

    • Karen S.
    • Manhattan, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 333 Freunde
    • 242 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    iPhone. When iOS5 comes out you'll have text formatting, so you can bold and italicize to your heart's content.

    • 34 Freunde
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    20.6.2011

    iFone

    • Ed A.
    • Jersey City, Vereinigte Staaten
    20.6.2011

    iPhone Karen "Woodcider" S. says:
    iPhone. When iOS5 comes out you'll have text formatting, so you can bold and italicize to your heart's content

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    This statement alone should throw up red flags and alarms in your head. The iPhone is notorious for being a dumbed down version of an actual phone, with a clear bias towards form over functionality. Remember when they released the firmware that allowed "copy/paste" and touted it as a huge advancement? (when any smartphone worth anything had that same functionality years earlier)

    The iPhone is a cool gadget, but not for anything business related. There are tons of phones that are better suited for that; I'd probably go for something with a tactile keyboard, as the touch screen on most phones is iffy sometimes.

    • Karen S.
    • Manhattan, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 333 Freunde
    • 242 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    The new iOS will also have RIM-style secure texting. So other than a Blackberry (which is spiraling down into obsolescence), what other phone is good for business? The Android market is too fragmented and their app security is questionable.

    • Sarah T.
    • Los Angeles, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 85 Freunde
    • 241 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    thx. i had an iPhone before and it took me forever to type an email out. that's my primary concern.

    • 204 Freunde
    • 245 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    Sarah, you get used to it though. I hate sending emails through my iPhone cause for some reason, it sends multiple e-mails at once.

    • 68 Freunde
    • 210 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    iPhone for sure. I have one for business that my company provides. Companies are moving away from Blackberrys anyway.

    • Brent R.
    • Montclair, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 351 Freunde
    • 208 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    I personally like the star-tec best.

    • Mike S.
    • New York, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 53 Freunde
    • 29 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    Karen "Woodcider" S. says:

    The new iOS will also have RIM-style secure texting. So other than a Blackberry (which is spiraling down into obsolescence), what other phone is good for business? The Android market is too fragmented and their app security is questionable. ==============================­==============================­======
    Oh Hell No
    A lot of security comes from the apps that each has.  After all, an iPhone or Droid phone is little without it's downloadable apps.  To control this process, Apple approves (or does not approve) each of the apps in the app store, allowing control over each.  While sometimes there criteria for denying an app is unclear, Apple can protect it's (non-jailbroken) consumer from potentially harmful apps.

    Android, however, takes a different approach.  While the iPhone app will have automatic access to a predefined set of data (not including location based service, that you have to approve app by app), the Android informs the user what data will be available to each app and the user has to approve that specific criteria.

    Potential threats discovered can warrant action by Google, who may asks developers to remove apps from the app store.  The company can also remote wipe these apps from the phones of users who have downloaded them.

    Apparently security experts have determined that neither platform is safer than the other.  Looks like we'll all have to turn to other criteria to pick a phone.

    • Karen S.
    • Manhattan, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 333 Freunde
    • 242 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    I'm not hating on Android... that much. It's just they need to get a better grip on their app store. Apple may be a bit totalitarian, but their apps have always been safe.
    Then there's Android's fragmented os. It seems like every phone is running on a different version. The carriers aren't forced to provider customers with the latest operating system... therefore they don't.
    Android will more than likely get their act together, but not for a while yet.

    • Karen S.
    • Manhattan, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 333 Freunde
    • 242 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    *** forced to provide...

    • Mike S.
    • New York, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 53 Freunde
    • 29 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    W ith android at least you have a choice that is. Totally up to you to update your os or not,  I am hating on Apple becauseDey is Da Devil

    • 305 Freunde
    • 98 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    @Mike S - I held on to my Star-Tac for so long.  - Best ever

    • Karen S.
    • Manhattan, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 333 Freunde
    • 242 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    There's a lot about Apple's policies that I don't like, but hell. They make a really user-friendly phone. And compared to some of the Androids, the battery life is much better. One guy I work with carries 3 spare batteries for his phone!

    Anyway, are there any good Android phones with QWERTY keys? I think most of them are touch screens too.

    • Shea D.
    • Astoria, Queens, Vereinigte Staaten
    20.6.2011

    I've loved my iPhone 4 ever since I upgraded (I had an iTouch for about a year before, so I knew I really liked the basic functions), but one thing that does annoy me is when you send a group text out and whenever someone responds, it responds to *everyone* and not just the original sender. So if you're on one of these and a conversation is started, you get all of those texts as well! Mr. Job, please fix this.

    • Shea D.
    • Astoria, Queens, Vereinigte Staaten
    20.6.2011

    *Jobs

    • Wen H.
    • New York, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 78 Freunde
    • 14 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    Get the Windows Phone 7.

    • 5 Freunde
    • 0 Beiträge
    20.6.2011

    Meh^ I would still say iPhone an android is good only if you know how to twerk around with root and stuff.

    • Teddy B.
    • San Francisco, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 473 Freunde
    • 189 Beiträge
    21.6.2011

    Back to the original post, I can type faster on an iPhone keyboard, but I find it very convenient to enter text using an Android keyboard using Voice Commands. For example, I can say "TEXT Tom, Dick and Jane" or "EMAIL Larry, Curly and Moe", followed by the message. It also works great for Google searches and maps.

    • 34 Freunde
    • 38 Beiträge
    22.6.2011

    Has anyone mentioned the iPhone?

    • Dave H.
    • New York, Vereinigte Staaten
    19.8.2011

    How about the latest BlackBerry Bold (T-Mobile)?

    Or there's always the Motorola StarTAC?

    Or a Windows Phone... though its Yelp app is still pretty basic at the moment.

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    • Mike S.
    • New York, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 53 Freunde
    • 29 Beiträge
    19.8.2011

    Cha-da thank you so much I needed to have a laugh and you provided at just the right time.

    • Brian N.
    • Montclair, Vereinigte Staaten
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    • Auna P.
    • Mount Hope, Bronx, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 1 Freund
    • 3 Beiträge
    21.8.2011

    Uh, the iPhone xD. Anything that's touch screen is great. And I personally like the sidekick too.

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    Id always like the sidekick for typing. But its out of style now :(

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    • Tony F.
    • Jersey City, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 3 Freunde
    • 1 Beitrag
    21.8.2011

    iPhone 4.. Everything else is just an inferior  imitation

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    thats a sweet sidekick janeen, love it!

  7. 21.8.2011

    Droid X.  I'm using it and it's sweet. I know everyone else in this world has an iPhone, but there's a minority of us Droid users that are very happy.

    • Scott Y.
    • Cedar Rapids, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 337 Freunde
    • 453 Beiträge
    21.8.2011

    I have the iPhone 4 and a Blackberry Bold (9650 I think). Before those, I had the original iPhone and a Blackberry Curve. Before that I had some crappy Nokia flip-phone. Here's how I rank them:

    iPhone 4
    Original iPhone
    Blackberry Curve
    Blackberry Bold
    Crappy Nokia flip-phone

    • Scott Y.
    • Cedar Rapids, Vereinigte Staaten
    • 337 Freunde
    • 453 Beiträge
    21.8.2011

    I have also used my wife's Droid. I don't like it.

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