Delving into the world of smartphones

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    In the next few months, I'm goingt to be making some life changes...one of which will be getting a smartphone.

    I use Verizon. I have always used Verizon. I love Verizon. I will not change from Verizon.

    Therefore, these are my following choices of phones:

    DROID
    Blackberry

    And starting in Feb...iPhone

    There are also other phones such as LG and Samsung that they offer, but I have heard more about the above.

    Can anyone compare and contrast the above three phones/systems?

    Besides telephony, I plan to use texting in a limited fashion, while I plan to use wireless internet and apps more.

    For the benefit of PixieStix...DISCUSS.
     
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    DON'T do it!
    Once you experience the dark side you will never return.
     
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    I'm already on the dark side...I just don't have the appropriate phone.
     
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    I just got my first one as my Xmas present to myself.

    I also have Verizon, I went with a droid and other than getting used to typing on that tiny little touch screen :evil: it's been a breeze. It's also already proven to be durable. :lol:

    I had several people tell me not to go with the iphone, for reasons ranging from it being more fragile (not a good idea in a house with little kiddos) to it being more complicated to use to it being more of a toy for texting, facebooking and e-mailing, not something useful for business applications. But I haven't used one myself.
     
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    My wife is an avid Blackberry user, but hated the Torch wheen she got it. She finally joined me on the iPhone bandwagon. She seems to like it. I love it. My son was leaning towards Droid, but recently went with the new Windows 7 OS and really likes it. I had the old Windows mobile and it pretty much worked like Windows on a desktop. It sucked.

    iPhone!
     
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    Couple of friends have had problems with the seemingly delicate iphone. My BlackBerry, otoh, seems indestructible! And I have dropped on a tiled floor, slammed it in a car door (don't ask), and my horse trod on it! Friend of mine left his BB on the roof of his car, it fell off and got run over... still worked! :lol:
     
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    I don't know anybody who has a blackberry, I'll have to remember that. Sounds about perfect for my house. Constant multitasking plus two little heathens equals, er, the occasional oopsie. :lol:
     
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    both my kids (22 and 16) have droids and really like them.

    i plan on getting one when they incorporate a dial as god intended.
     
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    If you buy an Otter Box for your iPhone, you can sit and throw it at the wall all day long. I bought one after having it demonstrated to me by a friend.
     

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