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SleepingTiger
02-26-2010, 12:26 PM
I had the Sony Ericsson K800i for almost 4yrs now and it was time to get an upgrade. One thing, the K800i took a beating and worked like a charm everyday. I can't even tell you how many times I droped it. So it was hard to give it up.

What I wanted in a phone was touchscreen and full querty keyboard interface, multimedia ability, large display and decent quality camera. My choices were the Sony Ericsson Satio, Nokia N97 and N900HTC Nexus One and the Iphone 3gs 32GB.

The Sony Satio($650) I thought was overpriced, especially when you have to pay full price for it because its not available at a discouted price through tmobile or at&t. 12.1 megapixal camera is its main selling point, its really a Camera with a phone option.

Nokia N97 ($500) of which I also thought was overpriced $500. Read so many negative reviews on it. I however love the touchscreen and slide out keyboard with directional pad for games, 32GB and decent camera. The slow processor and outdated symbian OS really killed it for me.

The Nokia N900 ($550) was something new. It features a open source, linux based OS. It also has 32GB storage, 1GB ram (256 dedicated), 600 mhz, 5 megapixel camera, dvd quality video capture, great touchscreen, gps and a-gps, fm transmitter and reciever. Some draw backs was its size. it is thick, very thick, weight and because its so new, it also has alot of glitches.

HTC nexus one ($750) was the phone that I thought was very impressive. snap dragon 1GHz proccesor, dvd quality video capture, andriod OS, 5 megapixal camera, google maps, giant touchscreen and very ergonomical. Negative is its price, $750 is a price a lcd TV or laptop.

The Iphone ($500 thru craigslist) was a good phone. Plenty of apps, 32GB of storage, 600MHz processor, google maps, itunes and capacitve touchscreen. the negatives are plenty though. not durable at all, one drop and you got about $200 in repairs. the one thing that turned me off was that its an apple product. no multitasking capabilities and the I have to unlock the phone. Being a tmobile customer, i would have to get my apps through some hacker.


after carefully thinking it over, I thought the N900 had the most potential mainly because of its open source linux based OS called Maemo 5. Wow, this phone does it all and some more. I received it the other day and the phone is bad azz. first impressions is its thick, but very well built and engineered. screen is beautiful and because you can customise the multiple desktop makes it easy to navigate. The open source OS has limitless possibilities. basically what that means is anyone can create apps for it.

so far, i have downloaded (free of charge) different backgrounds and several emulators for the gameboy, nes and snes. I have also download many codecs for the video player and the only one i haven't found was mkv. so all the movies that i have download i don't have to convert it to a different file format. i have also download an app and convert it into a ps3 controller. I have seen they were able to pair the phone with a ps3 controller and play games.

another feature is the multitasking. i was able to listen to music, play games like the original doom, play street fighter II from snes, surf the web, text message and take phone calls without it slowing down. try that on the iphone.

one last feature i wanted to mention is, from what i was told, this is the only phone with a working version of firefox. that means i can go to any website that has flash.

the best part of all these features is that its free. and because its an open source, the apps libary will only get better.

anyways... if you're in a market for a new phone, check this out.

http://www.mobile-review.com/sadm_files/n900.jpg

strafen
02-26-2010, 12:36 PM
Congrats!

Archer81
02-26-2010, 01:18 PM
Careful with the screen, otherwise good buy man.


:Broncos:

tubbs
02-26-2010, 01:27 PM
Nice phone. I love Nokia. Who is your service provider?

SleepingTiger
02-26-2010, 02:22 PM
Careful with the screen, otherwise good buy man.


:Broncos:

why should i becareful with the screen?

SleepingTiger
02-26-2010, 02:23 PM
Nice phone. I love Nokia. Who is your service provider?

i got tmobile. i know with the n900, if you have at&t, the phone is not compatible with their 3g network

DBroncos4life
02-26-2010, 02:41 PM
My brother just got the HTC nexus one not to long ago. Sweet Phone. My contract is up next month and I think I'm going to try the Motorola droid. I'm worried because Motorola hasn't been making great phones lately. I have always been a fan of LG, Nokia, HTC and Samsung when it comes to quality and technology.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
02-26-2010, 02:45 PM
My brother just got the HTC nexus one not to long ago. Sweet Phone. My contract is up next month and I think I'm going to try the Motorola droid. I'm worried because Motorola hasn't been making great phones lately. I have always been a fan of LG, Nokia, HTC and Samsung when it comes to quality and technology.

Got my girlfriend the Motorola Droid... that is one sick, slick piece of machinery. Get it. You will not be disappointed.

atomicbloke
02-26-2010, 02:48 PM
I am deciding between the Droid and Nexus One.

DBroncos4life
02-26-2010, 02:51 PM
Got my girlfriend the Motorola Droid... that is one sick, slick piece of machinery. Get it. You will not be disappointed.

The reviews seem to be pretty positive. It's funny that Verizon spent so much time and money trying to find phones that could rival the iphone when it was first pitched to them and they rejected the idea. I never heard anyone say one way or another on the droid so thanks.

Boobs McGee
02-26-2010, 02:56 PM
DUDE!

Nice phone bro...I recently had the HTC hero, long story short, it ended up in a glass of water and I found a loophole in my sprint contract, so I'm officially free right now. I'm going prepaid whilst looking around for the next best thing, and this is one of the phones I was seriously considering.

some questions for you.

how is maemo 5? I've never used it before...kinda curious how it stacks up to something like the Android platform I had on my Hero. How's the app selection?

How do you like the resistive touchscreen? Is it pretty responsive?

As far as the size...could you compare it to the Motorola droid? (don't know if you've had a chance to handle it or not, you can only get so much of an idea from the specs).

How's T-mobiles network, and how much is the minimum for their data plan?

I'm literally excited for you, as you're one of the first people I've heard from that actually HAS the phone.

Boobs McGee
02-26-2010, 03:03 PM
and p.s., this is one of the other phones I'm waiting for later this year

http://www.dancewithshadows.com/tech/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/htc-hd2-windows-mobile.jpg

This is actually a picture of the HD2 (which SUPPOSEDLY will be running windows mobile 7, vs the supersonic running Android 2.1), but the supersonic is nearly idenctical spec wise.

1 gig snapdragon processor, 512 dedicated, 5.1 megapixel, AMOLED screen.....
it doesn't have a slide keyboard, but it DOES have a giant 4.3 inch touchscreen.

That's actually another question for you. I realize you just got it, but you gotta let me know how much you actually use the slide out keyboard vs the touchscreen. I've never had one, and don't know how much I'd like it.

bronclvr
02-26-2010, 03:15 PM
I am technology challenged, and still have my old Motorola Razr-I have really loved this phone, and I've beat it up pretty good, but I love that it is a flip phone and is small enough i can just stick it in my pocket and not know it's there. I don't need Internet access, or any of that stuff-

Are there any phones out there like my Razr? I can't seem to find one-

ColoradoDarin
02-26-2010, 03:25 PM
I am technology challenged, and still have my old Motorola Razr-I have really loved this phone, and I've beat it up pretty good, but I love that it is a flip phone and is small enough i can just stick it in my pocket and not know it's there. I don't need Internet access, or any of that stuff-

Are there any phones out there like my Razr? I can't seem to find one-

Hahaha - this all goes for me too. Mine's in really good shape still.

Doggcow
02-26-2010, 03:41 PM
I am technology challenged, and still have my old Motorola Razr-I have really loved this phone, and I've beat it up pretty good, but I love that it is a flip phone and is small enough i can just stick it in my pocket and not know it's there. I don't need Internet access, or any of that stuff-

Are there any phones out there like my Razr? I can't seem to find one-

I didn't think I needed internet until I got it...

realistically human civilization thrived for years without internet. You're sitting here on a message board now, though...

Just saying.

Archer81
02-26-2010, 03:54 PM
why should i becareful with the screen?


Touch screens wont last forever. Might be a good investment to buy some of those screen protectors. I had a samsung glide w/ a touch screen, within a year I had to go out and get a new phone because of the scratches and wear on the screen. It made the stupid thing unresponsive. Did you get phone insurance?


:Broncos:

WolfpackGuy
02-26-2010, 03:56 PM
Can't go wrong with a Nokia.

Archer81
02-26-2010, 03:57 PM
I am technology challenged, and still have my old Motorola Razr-I have really loved this phone, and I've beat it up pretty good, but I love that it is a flip phone and is small enough i can just stick it in my pocket and not know it's there. I don't need Internet access, or any of that stuff-

Are there any phones out there like my Razr? I can't seem to find one-


I went from a Motorolla Razr to a Samsung Glide, to an LG En-V2. I love the En-V because of the texting. I am a text fool. So when my contract was up on the En-V2, I gave that one to my mom and got an En-V 3. I also bought an I Pod touch a year ago, with wifi, so that meets my surfing/internet/music needs. This board helped with that purchase, in fact.

:Broncos:

colonelbeef
02-26-2010, 04:39 PM
I had heard the durability issue RE the iphone prior to purchasing one, but I have yet to have a problem with mine, been dropped on pavement more than once, and the functionality of it is beyond reproach.

bronclvr
02-26-2010, 04:46 PM
Thanks everyone for your input, but I feel like I have too many gadgets now, with my Home Computer, Laptop, 3 Satelite Radios, cell phone, PDA and everything else-I spend too much time online as it is-

So, is a Samsung Glide or any of those other Phones mentioned small and a flip phone? I resisted getting the Razr (had a Nokia I liked), but I really like the Razr-

Archer81
02-26-2010, 04:55 PM
Thanks everyone for your input, but I feel like I have too many gadgets now, with my Home Computer, Laptop, 3 Satelite Radios, cell phone, PDA and everything else-I spend too much time online as it is-

So, is a Samsung Glide or any of those other Phones mentioned small and a flip phone? I resisted getting the Razr (had a Nokia I liked), but I really like the Razr-


The glide slides open to a full QWERTY keyboard. its not that big, maybe 3.5 inches long. everything is done through the screen, uncluding dialing. Not the best purchase out there.

:Broncos:

Natedogg
02-26-2010, 05:01 PM
I am deciding between the Droid and Nexus One.

Just got a droid love it.

Sounds funny but I just like its "lines" so much better than any other smart phone.

And browsing the web with the full keyboard rules. I didnt think it would be as good as it is.

SleepingTiger
02-26-2010, 06:43 PM
DUDE!

Nice phone bro...I recently had the HTC hero, long story short, it ended up in a glass of water and I found a loophole in my sprint contract, so I'm officially free right now. I'm going prepaid whilst looking around for the next best thing, and this is one of the phones I was seriously considering.

some questions for you.

how is maemo 5? I've never used it before...kinda curious how it stacks up to something like the Android platform I had on my Hero. How's the app selection?

the phone has only been released since november or december i think and the apps selection is pretty thin. maemo 5 is great and it will only get bigger because the maemo community is people like you and me. anyone can develop new apps and programs without developmental tools. to show you how open the n900 is, here is a video of a n900 booting up android and maemo 5

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How do you like the resistive touchscreen? Is it pretty responsive?

its responsive. do i like the resistive?? it has its pro and cons. one of the things is that i can actually use it with my gloves on or use a stylus.
also, it can take alot more abuse. where as the iphone can easily crack and stop functioning.

As far as the size...could you compare it to the Motorola droid? (don't know if you've had a chance to handle it or not, you can only get so much of an idea from the specs).

never held a droid. but compared to the iphone, its a little shorter and thicker.

How's T-mobiles network, and how much is the minimum for their data plan?


never had a problem and its the cheapest plan also. i got the family plan for 2 phones, 1000 minutes and unlimited data and text for $120

I'm literally excited for you, as you're one of the first people I've heard from that actually HAS the phone.

i was standing at my front door waiting for the ups guy! i think this phone blows away the iphone. i havent' experienced the android platform, but i heard is pretty good. you can't go wrong either way.

SleepingTiger
02-26-2010, 06:47 PM
I had heard the durability issue RE the iphone prior to purchasing one, but I have yet to have a problem with mine, been dropped on pavement more than once, and the functionality of it is beyond reproach.

my wifes iphone casing cracked when it fell out of her pocket and hit the tile in the kitchen. my friends touchscreen didn't respond after it also fell.
here is a video of a guy who did a durability test on the n900. its crazy how much punishment this phone can take.

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SleepingTiger
02-26-2010, 06:50 PM
Touch screens wont last forever. Might be a good investment to buy some of those screen protectors. I had a samsung glide w/ a touch screen, within a year I had to go out and get a new phone because of the scratches and wear on the screen. It made the stupid thing unresponsive. Did you get phone insurance?


:Broncos:

screw insurance! they are a rip off and they will do everything in there power to screw you over. my friend lost a phone and it took her nearly 3 months to get a replacement. when she did get one, it was a refurbished model. worse case scenario i just go back to my k800i

SleepingTiger
02-26-2010, 06:52 PM
and p.s., this is one of the other phones I'm waiting for later this year

http://www.dancewithshadows.com/tech/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/htc-hd2-windows-mobile.jpg

This is actually a picture of the HD2 (which SUPPOSEDLY will be running windows mobile 7, vs the supersonic running Android 2.1), but the supersonic is nearly idenctical spec wise.

1 gig snapdragon processor, 512 dedicated, 5.1 megapixel, AMOLED screen.....
it doesn't have a slide keyboard, but it DOES have a giant 4.3 inch touchscreen.

That's actually another question for you. I realize you just got it, but you gotta let me know how much you actually use the slide out keyboard vs the touchscreen. I've never had one, and don't know how much I'd like it.

i turned off the touchscreen keypad and use only the querty keypad! it works great. just gotta get used to it. my friend and i will have a race in a week to see who can type faster. n900 vs iphone 3gs

Doggcow
02-26-2010, 11:04 PM
i turned off the touchscreen keypad and use only the querty keypad! it works great. just gotta get used to it. my friend and i will have a race in a week to see who can type faster. n900 vs iphone 3gs

A qwerty will always outtype a digital keyboard..

~Crash~
02-27-2010, 12:54 AM
Rusy find a pay phone picture...

SportinOne
02-27-2010, 01:40 PM
600 dollars for a phone? these are just tough, tough times, aren't they?

Boobs McGee
02-27-2010, 02:41 PM
thanks for all the responses man, I'll definitely start playing around with some sliders to see how I personally like it. Everything else sounds like a winner though.

Congrats again :thumbs:

SportinOne
02-27-2010, 03:29 PM
thanks for all the responses man, I'll definitely start playing around with some sliders to see how I personally like it. Everything else sounds like a winner though.

Congrats again :thumbs:

sliders. mmmmmmmmmmmm

MrPeepers
02-27-2010, 04:57 PM
droid love it, they just ported quake3 to droid - see kwaak3 in google search. now they are buy 1 get 1.

i also bought extended warranty (56 for 2 years) from squaretrade.com - good deal and not 8$mo from verizon.

sutoazul
02-27-2010, 05:10 PM
the Iphone is still the best. All these other phones are just playing catch up. I get that the only bad thing is that is only with ATT so you have little option there.

MrPeepers
02-27-2010, 05:33 PM
iphone started it, i think it will be other companies on better networks that finish it.

Cmac821
02-27-2010, 08:22 PM
600 dollars for a phone? these are just tough, tough times, aren't they?

lol no kidding, I am stuck with a old fashion cordless house phone with no caller ID.

houghtam
02-27-2010, 08:44 PM
screw insurance! they are a rip off and they will do everything in there power to screw you over. my friend lost a phone and it took her nearly 3 months to get a replacement. when she did get one, it was a refurbished model. worse case scenario i just go back to my k800i

Just curious...why should they give you a new phone to replace your lost phone which was, in fact, used?

theAPAOps5
02-27-2010, 09:13 PM
I just got the T-Mobile My Touche today and I love it!

SportinOne
02-27-2010, 09:45 PM
lol no kidding, I am stuck with a old fashion cordless house phone with no caller ID.

my phone broke unexpectedly so instead of dealing with ATT for a new one i just took out my sim card and popped it into a 30 dollar prepaid nokia and have been using it ever since. stress free, great call quality, what more can you ask for?

SleepingTiger
02-27-2010, 10:39 PM
Just curious...why should they give you a new phone to replace your lost phone which was, in fact, used?

the same reason if you total your car that the insurance company dont give a used car. that is why its insurance and not manufacters warranty.

SleepingTiger
02-27-2010, 10:44 PM
the Iphone is still the best. All these other phones are just playing catch up. I get that the only bad thing is that is only with ATT so you have little option there.

have u done any research at all? do you have an iphone? my wife does and she hates it. she hates that she cant go to any site that has flash. by the way... u can unlock it and use it on tmobile. it still sucks though.

Aftermath
02-27-2010, 11:35 PM
The iphone sucks. Nuff said

wolverine
02-28-2010, 09:25 AM
You understated the app thing. The genius of the iPhone was apps. Without apps your phone is pretty much ... just a phone. Apps turn your phone into a computer -- and Apple has a HUGE advantage here. Last year it controlled 99.4% of app sales.

Like everything else, Apple invents the cool stuff, and other companies scramble to play catch up. What I don't get is why there are so many "haters".
Apple is one of the most successful and certainly the most innovative AMERICAN company.

Glad you like your Scandinavian phone though.

SleepingTiger
02-28-2010, 12:00 PM
You understated the app thing. The genius of the iPhone was apps. Without apps your phone is pretty much ... just a phone. Apps turn your phone into a computer -- and Apple has a HUGE advantage here. Last year it controlled 99.4% of app sales.

Like everything else, Apple invents the cool stuff, and other companies scramble to play catch up. What I don't get is why there are so many "haters".
Apple is one of the most successful and certainly the most innovative AMERICAN company.

Glad you like your Scandinavian phone though.

i sense a little sarcasm in your last statement. tell me who invented the first smart phone, touchscreen, multi touch, mp3 player and apps. you see, apple didn't invent any of that... they just made it look "cool" and made "cool" commercials for people like you.
what you don't get is once you get into apple products, you are stuck in their world and that is what i hate about apples lock down attitude that steve jobs is going after. i like the idea that i can do what i want to do and when i want to do it and apple doesn't let me. so i have tmobile, guess what... im screwed if i want an iphone. if i already have an iphone, im stuck with this $100 bill for the next 2 years.

houghtam
02-28-2010, 02:12 PM
the same reason if you total your car that the insurance company dont give a used car. that is why its insurance and not manufacters warranty.

The insurance company won't give you a new car, either. They'll give you a prorated value for your car, which is likely a lot less than what you paid for it.

wolverine
02-28-2010, 04:31 PM
what you don't get is once you get into apple products, you are stuck in their world and that is what i hate about apples lock down attitude that steve jobs is going after.

I do "get" it. And I like it. Sure Apple model can be irritating if you don't want to be stuck in their world. The flip side is that Apple's world is pretty darn nice. Apple products are designed smartly and consistently. They look good and work well together. I really don't want to use a hodge-podge of different software designs from different manufacturers on different platforms.

I don't have an iPhone because I rarely use mobile. I do have an iPod touch, which gives me access the wide world of Apple apps, my music, and the internet (when I have WiFi) without any monthly fee. Again, another great example of Apple's genius for creating an innovative product that meets a hitherto unfulfilled market demand.

SleepingTiger
03-01-2010, 01:38 AM
I do "get" it. And I like it. Sure Apple model can be irritating if you don't want to be stuck in their world. The flip side is that Apple's world is pretty darn nice. Apple products are designed smartly and consistently. They look good and work well together. I really don't want to use a hodge-podge of different software designs from different manufacturers on different platforms.

I don't have an iPhone because I rarely use mobile. I do have an iPod touch, which gives me access the wide world of Apple apps, my music, and the internet (when I have WiFi) without any monthly fee. Again, another great example of Apple's genius for creating an innovative product that meets a hitherto unfulfilled market demand.

so tell me, how many apps do u have on your ipod touch?
i just got my n900 less than 5 days and already i have download over 20 apps and over 100 games for the snes and nes emulator. guess what, they were all free!

let me guess, snes and nes emulators arent available for the iphone are they? if you want to play ghost and goblins, its only $4.99. so for the games that i downloaded, it would of cost you nearly $500. but you don't care... because the iphone is cool and smartly designed.


you talk about it being designed smartly. my ipod locks up and im stuck until the battery is drained. my wifes iphone locked up 3 times now, only once were we able to do a hard reset... the other 2 times we had to wait until the battery is drained. only apple is where you cant reset the unit by removing the battery. genius! i got a car charger/fm transmitter for my ipod... guess what, its not compatible with my wifes iphone even though its the same connection. genius! do u know how aggravating it is not being able to go to a website that has flash? out of the 200k apps, none can view flash. genius!
my friend has songs i want on his iphone, guess what, he can't send it to me. i got some songs he want, guess what.. he can't receive either. so you cant send or receive files. genius! the bluetooth function of the iphone is limited to well... hands free set and an occasional gaming with your friend.

try doing this with your iphone!

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Bronco Yoda
03-01-2010, 03:48 AM
That seems like a sweet phone. Is the camera as good as it looks?

wolverine
03-01-2010, 09:21 AM
We're developing apps for our products on the iPhone. You won't be able to use them on your Nokia, or at least not until your platform has a lot more than 1% share of the app market. Ditto thousands of other app manufacturers.

Next time your iPhone or iPod locks up, hold down the Home Button and the Lock button together. Once you see an Apple Logo let go. The iPhone will reboot back into the iPhone OS ... Genius.

Wouldn't copying your mp3 libraries to someone elses device be illegal? And if you really really want to do it that desperately can always download free software that will allow you to share the master libraries on your computer.

Flash compatiblity would be nice to have. But browsing any non-mobile friendly website on a 3.5" screen is a pretty unsatisfactory experience. What I want for web browsing is sites with clean simple wap pages that are designed specifically for phones. Not ones using a bunch of Flash animation.

WolfpackGuy
03-01-2010, 09:26 AM
Did Apple ever fix that change the battery problem?

RonDaChamp24
03-01-2010, 09:37 AM
so tell me, how many apps do u have on your ipod touch?
i just got my n900 less than 5 days and already i have download over 20 apps and over 100 games for the snes and nes emulator. guess what, they were all free!

let me guess, snes and nes emulators arent available for the iphone are they? if you want to play ghost and goblins, its only $4.99. so for the games that i downloaded, it would of cost you nearly $500. but you don't care... because the iphone is cool and smartly designed.


you talk about it being designed smartly. my ipod locks up and im stuck until the battery is drained. my wifes iphone locked up 3 times now, only once were we able to do a hard reset... the other 2 times we had to wait until the battery is drained. only apple is where you cant reset the unit by removing the battery. genius! i got a car charger/fm transmitter for my ipod... guess what, its not compatible with my wifes iphone even though its the same connection. genius! do u know how aggravating it is not being able to go to a website that has flash? out of the 200k apps, none can view flash. genius!
my friend has songs i want on his iphone, guess what, he can't send it to me. i got some songs he want, guess what.. he can't receive either. so you cant send or receive files. genius! the bluetooth function of the iphone is limited to well... hands free set and an occasional gaming with your friend.

try doing this with your iphone!

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The only thing your phone can do different than mine is use flash and I'm sure it's coming soon. I have my iPhone jailbroken and can get any app for free (even though most are free already). I can get an NES emulator and I can Bluetooth from phone to phone. Not only can I do everything yours can but it's probably a thousand times easier. The Iphone is by far the best phone out. Nothing compares. Any Level of phone user can use it from ages 6 to 100. It's an awesome, innovative device and the touch screen is far more responsive than any other phone TRYING to match it. There's a reason the iPhone is the #1 selling phone in history, because it's the best.

Irish Stout
03-01-2010, 09:42 AM
so tell me, how many apps do u have on your ipod touch?
i just got my n900 less than 5 days and already i have download over 20 apps and over 100 games for the snes and nes emulator. guess what, they were all free!

let me guess, snes and nes emulators arent available for the iphone are they? if you want to play ghost and goblins, its only $4.99. so for the games that i downloaded, it would of cost you nearly $500. but you don't care... because the iphone is cool and smartly designed.



Everything is available on the iphone.

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Irish Stout
03-01-2010, 09:45 AM
Did Apple ever fix that change the battery problem?

Apple charges an arm and leg to change your battery if your phone is out of warranty. However, you can do it on your own fairly easily and for pretty cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/Replacement-iPhone-Battery-Tool-1400mAh/dp/B000Y5N7KQ

Beantown Bronco
03-01-2010, 09:45 AM
my phone broke unexpectedly so instead of dealing with ATT for a new one i just took out my sim card and popped it into a 30 dollar prepaid nokia and have been using it ever since. stress free, great call quality, what more can you ask for?

Yup, I've had the same "throwaway" Sony Ericsson flip phone for about 3 years now......I average about $8 per month of use (at the 25 cent per minute flat fee rate), so I just throw $100 on it every November and it's good for a full year.

Irish Stout
03-01-2010, 09:48 AM
I'm not going to say the Iphone is the best phone on the market. I really have no idea which is the best.

All I know is that I like my iphone way more than I like the blackbery storm I got through my work. It is leaps and bounds easier for me to use.

No one can deny that the iphone OS is simple and intuitive.

Biggest issue with iphone is Flash, and not being able to watch porn website videos from my phone.

bowtown
03-18-2010, 08:17 PM
http://www.mobile-review.com/sadm_files/n900.jpg

Curious how it's treating you so far.

bowtown
04-06-2010, 10:45 AM
In other news, who is all geeked up about the new HTC Evo for the Sprint 4G network coming out this summer?

http://rlv.zcache.com/this_guy_card-p137245109571771197q0yk_400.jpg

Boobs McGee
04-06-2010, 04:37 PM
See post #12

(hint, I'm excited too)

I'm just hoping they're not going to charge more than $250! Still haven't found anything on pricing yet :( And the ONLY thing that sucks about the evo, is that denver doesn't have 4g yet...Other than that, this phone will be THE phone. Until the next one.

Kaylore
04-10-2010, 08:46 AM
So I have been looking and looking for what to choose and it came down to the iPhone and the Droid. I like that AT&T has rollover but their service isn't as good as Verizon. The deal breaker for us was the touch screen. We hate it and droid has both tactile and touch screen. We went with the droid. It's a bit more customizable than the iphone. Still a lot of catching up to do with apps, but we couldn't put our phones down last night. They're like crack.

SleepingTiger
04-10-2010, 10:53 AM
Curious how it's treating you so far.

sorry, i havent been on mane as much. the phone works fine, still has some issues though.

pros:

web browser on this phone is by far the best on any phone. I can go to any website and it is displayed like it should be, not a modified version. Nokia really hit a home run with this web browser.

i have used up all 32gb of storage, but i have ordered a 16gb mini sd card. can never have enough storage space.

there was talk of nokia scrapping maemo and going with meego. but from the looks of it, meego will be compatible with the n900

i was able to pair the phone with my ps3 controller. playing games with it is great, no lag and very accurate.

since i turned my ps3 controller into a controller for my phone, i needed another ps3 controller. so i turned my phone into a ps3 controller. i don't ever play games on it and only use it to watch bluray, so the phone is adequate.

im playing my mame, snes, game boy, sega emulators on my phone using the ps3 controller. quake on the n900 looks great and so does doom. they are working on a emulator for the original playstation.

watching movies is great as the phone is nearly compatible with all the different file formats.

the fm transmitter was weak, but after i was able to hack it using an app, its better than any fm transmitter on the market. its drains the battery, but i haven't had any problems with interference when going under a bridge or other structures.

multitasking easy. I am able to listen to the radio, surf the web and play games with out any notable lag. i pulled up 12 apps and it slightly slowed down. there is a script that can convert 1gb of storage into virtual memory. i was told this should eliminate any lag.

the stereo speakers is loud comparing to other phones.

the resistive touch is good, i am able to click on the small links using my fingernails or the sylus pen

there is so many other functions on the phone that i havent used like skype.

file transfer is easy, just

cons:

battery life is weak, but just a tad better than the iphone.

even though apps are free, they are very limited

can't assign different ringtones to contacts. note: this should be fixed on the next firmware update.

no multi touch

there is a ir port, but no software support.

there is a front camera, but no software support

the alarm is disabled when you turn off the phone

having trouble with the blue tooth in my acura. incoming calls are automaticaly routed thru the cars blue tooth and works perfectly. outgoing calls are difficult. sometimes it goes thru the cars speaker, sometimes it doesn't. as you are trying to switch between phone and bluetooth, the person you called just hung up because they can't hear you. I don't know if this is the problem with the car or phone, but i had the same problem on my sony ericsson.

the ovi maps is a joke, there is an alternative in sygic maps. from the reviews, its just as good as garmen or tom tom. it cost $60 but its has free lifetime updates.