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I-Phone vs. Verizon 4g

mvthom

Jan 23, 2011, 2:00 PM
I currently have the droid eris and it's the worst thing ever. It barely works and I need to upgrade. I keep getting mixed ideas about getting the i-phone or waiting for verizon to release a 4g, any ideas???
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bocephus22

Jan 23, 2011, 3:15 PM
If I were you I would wait For 4G or go with one of the LTE phones Verizon is coming out with soon
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slckrck

Jan 23, 2011, 3:55 PM
I have an eris too and I come close to lighting it on fire. My upgrade is in March and I have been back and forth with either an LTE phone or iPhone. I might just wait until march so that I can get my NE2 credit. If you are upgrading early, keep in mind that the NE2 credit is $50-100 off a new phone if that matters.
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epik

Jan 23, 2011, 4:29 PM
Aside from the excellent OS/hardware combination on the iPhone, all you're really getting is the Apple logo. The phone will be just as fast on the web as your Eris. Unless you live in the middle of nowhere and won't see 4G for a while, I'd wait for the Thunderbolt. I feel your pain with the Eris, but as a proud long-term Incredible owner, I can assure you the Eris pales in comparison to it's younger siblings. I would wait for Thunderbolt. But if you've got that itch to stay on 3G for two more years with the most iconic device since the StarTac, it's not going to be the worst decision you could make.
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iamajim

Jan 23, 2011, 5:36 PM
DINC's rule-lol, sorry, I couldn't resist saying that. The Incredible really is incredible. But like Epik says the IPHONE wouldn't be a bad choice.
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epik

Jan 23, 2011, 5:42 PM
Yeah, the iPhone won't be a bad choice. But if I had to pick between a 4G Incredible (Thunderbolt) and a 3G iPhone, I'd pick the 4G HTC model time and time again. If this were a 4G iPhone, I might be saying something completely different.
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mvthom

Jan 23, 2011, 5:44 PM
Is there any idea of when Verizon might start releasing these 4G's???
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epik

Jan 23, 2011, 6:59 PM
Could be between March and June. There are at least four smartphones coming.
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Jayshmay

Jan 24, 2011, 10:12 AM
Does HTC make more quality/reliable smartphones than Motorola? The original Droid is a !!POS!! Touchscreen doesn't achknowledge my touches correctly, it has to be in a certain position for the charging light to come on,...and stay on.
This thing is !!SUCH!! a piece of crap!!!

So, does HTC make more reliable smartphones than Motorola? Touchscreens that work? Charging ports that work? Even a year later?
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epik

Jan 24, 2011, 11:00 AM
I still use my original Droid. The only issue I have with it is the sluggishness, compared to my Incredible. Never had another problem with it.

I've had a lot of HTCs over the years. They've been consistent in two ways: first, they always feel hollow for some reason. Some believe it feels "cheap." Second, the phones have always lasted me. Yes, I had a couple speaker blow outs over the years, but that wasn't unique to HTC. I've even cracked a screen before. But they've held up to my use. From my XV6600 all the way to my ADR6300 (Incredible), they've been quite consistent. I can't say the same for Motorolas, but the Droids have all seemed to buck their previous trend (of mostly crap).

Not sure why you've had the lion's share ...
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Jayshmay

Jan 24, 2011, 11:39 AM
The home touch capacitive button is unresponsive, in order to get back to my homescreen I have to press the back button a whole bunch of times, way, way annoying!!! And in the phone application I try to press the contacts buttons, and favorites or call log gets pressed, frinkin stupid. Also, at the homescreen wqhen I try to launch the web browser it swtiches homescreens to the right!!!

And these are the reasons I think Motorola makes !!CRAP!!
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XMegadeathX

Jan 25, 2011, 10:19 AM
Jayshmay said:
The home touch capacitive button is unresponsive, in order to get back to my homescreen I have to press the back button a whole bunch of times, way, way annoying!!! And in the phone application I try to press the contacts buttons, and favorites or call log gets pressed, frinkin stupid. Also, at the homescreen wqhen I try to launch the web browser it swtiches homescreens to the right!!!

And these are the reasons I think Motorola makes !!CRAP!!



You know who you remind me of Voyagerboy or whatever his name was. I'm sorry you have had a bad phone but that doesn't mean motorola makes crap.I still have my original droid from when it first came out and i have yet to have any problems with it.O...
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Jayshmay

Jan 25, 2011, 10:21 AM
Lucky you!
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Azeron

Jan 25, 2011, 7:16 PM
Glad I didn't go with a Motorola! I KNEW it was TOO good to be TRUE!!!
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Jayshmay

Jan 25, 2011, 7:21 PM
My next smartphone will be either Samsung or Motorola, both Epic & Menno are currently using the HTC made Droid Incredible, so I will get their input on HTC.

But I am !!DONE!! with Motorola! ! !
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Azeron

Jan 25, 2011, 7:23 PM
I am using an Incredible as well. HTC has my vote!
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Jayshmay

Jan 25, 2011, 7:51 PM
How long have you been using it so far?
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Azeron

Jan 25, 2011, 8:55 PM
Three months.
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Jayshmay

Jan 25, 2011, 8:58 PM
3 month, no problems? Touchscreen doesn't misread? It doesn't freeze up or restart out of the middle of know where?
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Azeron

Jan 25, 2011, 9:16 PM
Three months and it is perfect. I fought upgrading from my XV6900 for three years! o regrets.
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epik

Jan 26, 2011, 12:24 AM
9 months for me, as of tomorrow. Still going strong!
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Jayshmay

Jan 26, 2011, 12:27 AM
The Incredible you've had for 9 months? Heck, I didn't even realize the Incredible has been out that long.

So your saying in 9 months, no problems with the touchscreen?
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epik

Jan 26, 2011, 12:32 AM
I ordered mine during the first week of availability. Was lucky to get it, too, cause it became hard to buy very quickly.

I've had a couple times where the touch has gone sluggish, usually because I have a lot going on in the OS. A battery pull fixes it, and it's happened maybe three or four times in nine months.

By far, the best phone I've had. And you know I've had a lot of them - at least a couple dozen in more than seven years, many of them simultaneously. My first "smartphone" was the (made by HTC) Audiovox XV6600.

A lot has changed since the Harrier.
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Jayshmay

Jan 26, 2011, 12:47 AM
Oh wow, the Audiovox, I remember that one.
The Harrier though, I don't remember that one.

So you have faith in HTC, huh?

Well perhaps when they come out with an LTE-equipped qwerty sliding Android smartphone, I will consider HTC, one that is dual-core,...of course.

I joined Verizon in March of 2010, so do I qualify for an upgrade in November of 2011?
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epik

Jan 26, 2011, 10:42 AM
The Audiovox XV6600 was also known as the Harrier, though Verizon only used it internally. It was one of the first phones that a name had been applied to, aside from during the design phase. Verizon had a history of ignoring Audiovox/UTStarcom/PCD/HTC smartphone names - for instance, the HTC Touch was called the Verizon Wireless XV6900 on Big Red.

My history with HTC is a lot like most people's history with Motorola.

So I had the 6600, 6700, 6800, 6900, 5800, and Touch Pro.

I kept 6600 for a year, and 6700 for almost two. I had 6900 for most of a year before going to the Touch Pro, which I hated. I had noticed a trend of diminishing quality for a while. For instance, my Touch Pro's casing, buttons, and sliding mechanism all fel...
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texaswireless

Jan 24, 2011, 12:41 PM
Have you tried getting it repaired or replaced under warranty?
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Menno

Jan 25, 2011, 11:19 AM
He's using an insurance replacement right now. I think that's his issue
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He who Lurks

Jan 25, 2011, 11:45 AM
Isn't Eris the greek goddess of chaos. Good naming choice
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Fredd

Jan 26, 2011, 10:57 AM
From Wikipedia:
Eris is the Greek goddess of strife and discord, her name being translated into Latin as Discordia

Good point, lurk!
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epik

Jan 26, 2011, 11:02 AM
Also from Wikipedia:

"This article is about the Greek goddess of chaos."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eris_%28mythology%29 »
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Azeron

Jan 26, 2011, 10:13 PM
Wait. Wasn't Chaos the father of the Titans?
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epik

Jan 26, 2011, 11:12 PM
No, that was Kronos.
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Azeron

Jan 26, 2011, 11:33 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos »

In Greek mythical cosmogony, particularly in the Theogony (Origin of the Gods) of Hesiod (8th–7th century BC), Chaos is the original dark void from which everything else appeared. First came Gaia (Earth) and Eros (Love), then Erebus and his sister Nyx (Night). These siblings produced children together which included Aether, Hemera (Day), and Nemesis.[4] Other cosmogonies, such as the lost Heptamychos of Pherecydes of Syros, also have the gods being born from Chaos, but in a different way
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epik

Jan 26, 2011, 11:44 PM
That's why Eris is called the goddess of discord. Eris' Latin name is Discordia.
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Jayshmay

Jan 24, 2011, 9:58 AM
Just make sure the new 4G Android smartphone has dual-core processors, so you don't grow old waiting for webpages to load.
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youaremyhero

Jan 26, 2011, 11:50 PM
or the iBionic. case closed
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