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Will my wife cope with a switch from iPhone to Evo

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Crutnacker, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Crutnacker

    Crutnacker Active Member
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    I am a gadget geek, my wife is not. We both love our iPhones but the ideA of saving money on a sprint plan by switching to Evo appeals to me.

    Will my wife, who gets frustrated when things don't work, aren't easily found, or don't make sense to her, be able to handle the transition to Evo/Android? In other words, any gadget geeks have a resistant iPhone user who made the switch? What do they love or hate. Two things that HAS to work is her AOL mail and Facebook.
     

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  2. backdown

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    First, have her make a gmail account. She needs to have one in order for the phone to operate. Second, i didn't know aol was still around..
     
  3. forte

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    I don't man...sounds like you're fighting an uphill battle.

    Sort of the same situation as you....my wife didn't give the evo much of a chance really. Used it for a day and decided she wanted to stick with the iphone 4.

    If you can convince her to give it a shot, set it up for her so it looks pretty close to how the iphone looks. Might work, might not.
     
  4. Essex

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    Tough question to answer. All Android phones require a bit of a learning curve. Especially just learning the menus, shortcuts, widgets, and adjusting the settings of the device to match your usage patterns. Honestly, there is no way to tell how your wife will respond to an EVO until you put one in her hands. Perhaps if, as you stated, your wife doesn't like to tinker with and "learn" electronic devices, you could simply set up the EVO for her so that it looks similar to the iPhone UI. Even though I do not know your wife personally, I'm pretty confident that your wife will adapt to the EVO just fine...

    RE Facebook: Although the EVO comes with a Facebook app preinstalled, Facebook has its own app in the market. Both apps are flawed and consume ridiculous amounts of data. I actually disabled my Facebook account on my phone and I haven't looked back. All of my notifications still come to my gmail account and if I want to respond, I just click the link and go to the full site. Personally, I find that it is easiest to just go to Facebook.com on my phone's browser because the apps are just so limited compared to the real thing. Simply put, I don't like how 2.2 does Facebook. My feelings about Facebook on Android aside, you just gotta put that phone in your wife's hands to see of she likes it...
     
  5. marctronixx

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    hello. if you are very new to the android world, i suggest you look around this website and do some googling on the android platform itself to get more of a fundamental background on the OS. then come here, smoke over the sticky threads and do some searching to see what others are posting about. also take a look in the tips and support sub-forums in this forum to see what issues others are talking about.

    i can tell you adding mail accounts and facebook are super easy. as easy as they are to setup on the iphone.

    will your wife like it? cant answer that,,, you know her more than we do! :)

    if you need any more help or personal support, feel free to send me a PM and ill be sure to help you out...
     
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