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Switching from iPod Touch to Droid?


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  1. CharlesLewis

    CharlesLewis Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am currently using a dumb phone and an iPod Touch for my mobile needs. I was hoping Apple would come out with a Verizon model, but that may or may not ever happen. I have been reading about the new Droid X and have been impressed with what I've read. However, I have a number of apps on my iPod that I use on a regular basis and am wondering how happy I would be with what's available for the Droid.

    I am using Gmail, so that's not a problem. I use Apple's address book and have not been satisfied with the way Google handles that, so I would need to be able to sync my contacts to Apple. I have tons of music and audio books in iTunes, I have a number of books from Audible.com, and I use Fluent News for the iPod for my newspaper fix (along with an AP app, the NY Times, and USA Today). I have a diet program that keeps my meals on the iPod, not on the web, and allows me to quickly enter without any fuss the foods I eat and gives me a balance of how many calories I have left (and allows me to customize the food bank without having to scan through hundreds of foods I don't eat). I have a few e-books from Project Gutenberg that I read on Stanza, though any e-book program that would allow me to access them would work fine. I also keep my ToDo list on Toodledo and use their iPod app to access it on the move.

    Have any of you made the move from an iPod or iPhone to a Droid? How happy are you with the apps. Would the Droid have apps that would give me what I have above (not the same developers, of course, but something comparable)? I've done some reading and my son-in-law let me play with an older model Droid, but before I invest, I would like to know more. I can return the Droid X to Verizon within 30 days with a re-stocking fee, so a switch that didn't work wouldn't be devastating, but I hate to invest the time if I don't have a good chance of being satisfied.

    Any help?
     

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  2. lilsaphyre

    lilsaphyre Well-Known Member

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    I was in the same boat. Using a crap phone and an ipod touch waiting on the VIphone. I picked up the Incredible.

    Overall I miss very few things from the Ipod. I actually haven't picked it up since I got my Incredible other than to charge it (just in case).

    My Incredible took some getting used to. I actually went into this totally blind. I had only watched a few videos of the Incredible and what it offered before I ordered it. I really didn't have much of a clue about Android itself.

    Most of all I think I miss the cutesy easiness of the Ipod touch. After Android, I kind of see how fanboys can say that the Iphone is for phone novices. They really do make it too easy. This phone feels more like my computer but portable and personally, I adore it. I don't even care about the battery issues anymore because atleast I can replace the battery. Bought some from hong kong off ebay and they work fantastic! That's more than I can say my Ipod could ever offer and is quite frankly more important than anything it can do can offer me.

    Also, if you want to look at some apps, go browse appbrain's site.
     
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  3. Frank M

    Frank M New Member

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    I made the switch from an Iphone to the droid and had good luck finding suitable replacements or the same apps I had on the Iphone. Audible now has a beta version for the droid and it works very well with mine. The only downfall I have is all my music is with Itunes and I have not found a decent program to sync my music, not to mention some of it is bought from itunes and is protected and won't play on anything else. I have figured out one way to convert these (copy playlist to cd and then import them as Mp3's) but have not done that yet.
     
  4. lilsaphyre

    lilsaphyre Well-Known Member

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    Doubletwist works good similar to itunes. I love it's video syncing. It converts just fine.
     
  5. Rimzy

    Rimzy Well-Known Member

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    I have an ipod touch and i will be getting the new droid x, it will be my first smartphone, i have no intention of dumping my ipod touch, i will still use it for my media needs, i don't see why you can't have both though
     
  6. jimcloud74

    jimcloud74 New Member

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    I use Itunes Agent (free online) to sync my Itunes stuff. Works VERY well and heck...Its free!!!! It makes Itunes think your Droid is a playlist I guess and you just "drag and drop" your music into the "name" you give your phone. Or just "select all" and drag. Every time I add some songs I just do the select all and swap them over. Gives me no issues of duplicating or anything. I highly recommend.

    Jim
     

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