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Top message:  Who's Looking forward to the i1??? by This_Troper   Jun 13, 2010, 7:16 PM

Replying to:  Re: Who's Looking forward to the i1??? by Amarantamin   Jun 14, 2010, 9:10 PM

Re: Who's Looking forward to the i1???

by chewie101    Aug 12, 2010, 3:59 PM

Are you asking about if the time that it takes the network that the phone is connected to is 'quicker' and will speed up downloads (texts, emails, apps, etc.) on the device? Or are you asking if the operating system and other software on the phone is faster?

Just because you upgrade to the i1 from an 8350i, doesn't mean that the network is changing.

The Nextel network is the same network it's been on for a while. Sprint/Nextel hasn't upgraded the speed of the Nextel network for ages, so, the length of time it takes to download a text or an app won't change.

If you are asking about if the phone's setup is different and will load quicker than a Blackberry, the answer is yes.

Google's Android software is much quicker to load up than an 8350i. As a Sprint Customer Care rep, I can tell you that it takes, on average, 2 to 3 min for the Blackberry phone to load its software when you first put the Sim card and the battery into the phone. The Motorola i1 is much quicker, usually the max you have to wait for it to load up is about a minute or less.

As far as the programs go, I haven't had the phone in hand to see how much quicker any of the app's play, so I couldn't tell you if the processor is faster on the device than the 8350i. You'll have to experience that yourself.

However, having played with other Droid phones like the HTC Hero, I can tell you they do run very quick and I haven't come across programs with any bugs that would cause the device to slow, as some do on a PC (but that's for another forum).

Now, a computer is a computer, is a computer, so, the more programs you download, obviously the slower your device will run. Delete some programs you don't use to pick up some speed on the phone; if you're at this point on an 8350i, or any phone for that matter.

If you want a faster network for internet and text downloads, then you need to get onto the Sprint side of the coin.

The Nextel network is a low-technology-network. It's main use was never intended to be for more than the Direct Connect service and Voice calls, so the data speeds aren't that important to them.

Sprint is geared towards the digital aspect of the market, so they are constantly improving their speeds and making their phones quicker on their internet.

Now, depending on your area, how strong the coverage is, etc., will greatly determine your speeds for connectivity. There's always topography of your area to consider, how close you are to a cell site, etc.

But regardless, the i1 is a good, tough phone and should make the masses happy, ...er, well, at least, complacent.

If you want a "fast" phone, move to a 4g market area and get the EVO. Just watch out for the $10.00 additional 4g charge you get with the phone.

Semper Esurio!

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