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  1. Bearcats

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    I must say it does feel real nice in the hand minus the huge security device glued to it. :)

    Some questions:

    1) I didn't find anyway to rotate the text on the curved part. For my theoretical use it would be screen up to my left most times and the bottom of the text would be at the bottom of the screen closest to the back of the phone. The way it was displayed it was the bottom of the text closest to the main screen. I guess the idea was to have the screen in landscape for that type of operation but being able to rotate it would rock.

    2) On my HTC phone I can block a contact and the phone never rings and it automatically pushes them to voice mail. I didn't see such an option but I was trying to play with it while the salesperson was rambling on about generic "quick facts". I have to be able to block contacts and I imagine Samsung has some sort of way to address this.

    3) I found the screen really nice. How many people use full brightness to give an idea of battery longevity? I am tired of having to turn off tons of options to get through the day battery wise. Replaceable battery however seems tasty.

    4) The "home" button is a love it or leave it type of an item (very polarizing). I am of the "leave it" and am curious how often it gets inadvertently pushed? This would be stored in my front pants pocket while on the go.

    5) All my smart phone career has been HTC. So I have never used a scheduling/Calendar app outside of that. It was easy to hook it up to my gmail schedule. I can assume that the very nice calendar screen that I saw on the demo can be hooked directly into my gmail and is real time interactive?

    6) Do you have to purchase software to view MS documents effectively?

    I wish I had more time to play with it uninterrupted. I was honest in telling him that I was just there to play and wasn't buying a phone today or this week even. I didn't want to waste his time.

    Size doesn't bother me although I am not sure how to really protect the curved part of the screen would happen. Stuff doesnt just break for me; it has to land weird or take a bad bounce and then it breaks. I can't tell you how many times I have "kicked" my phone upon dropping it to make sure my foot took the brunt of the drop versus the floor.
     

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    Man the crickets are deafening in this particular sub-forum. :-( Not just my threads but not a whole lot of activity for the Edge in general.
     
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    Thank Verizon.
     
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    Further makes me wonder how Verizon is destroying it with "their awesome, everybody needs" software. This might be enough to make me go gamble with ATT and see what issues I have there.
     
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    T-Mobile, if we didn't have the entire family with Verizon iPhones. Sigh.
     
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    I did gamble and leave Verizon for this very reason. I am getting tired of them stalling on the device I want. As I have said a few times before in a few different threads around here, I was going to choose between the N6 or the Edge. I ultimately chose the Edge, but Verizon didn't have either, and right now, still dont have either!

    So far, AT&T has been fine.
     
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    @Torrid: Yeah I have been watching your threads. You have finally had enough. Are you in a city area or a fringe area? My only worry about Samsung and ATT together is Samsungs have been reported to have weak radios in fringe areas and its still something I can't get a grasp of how real that issue really is.

    I went to BB today and played with it more. I doubt Samsung would have been happy with the Samsung "Specialist" who said the Edge is a waste of money because you cant get cases and batteries for it. He was very not helpful.

    I really like how the phone feels and after cincybearcatsfan mentioned on the Note 4 the placement of the volume rockers I played with that on the edge and the note. The Note has separate buttons but they seem "easy" to press where as the volume rocker on Edge seems more firm. Also take into account these are display models and probably flocked from one end to the other.

    I really like the stylus. When sitting at work or on the couch I can see myself using that a lot. While on the go I see using it just as a touch screen. So I am pretty much in for Edge or 4. I am leaning more towards the Edge just because its different and I hope to see "some" use out of the curved screen. But waiting on Verizon might take them right out of the equation.

    My only gripe so far is I really don't like that home button. I would rather have the fixed "back, home, recent" buttons. But thats just personal preference.
     
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    @Bearcats I'm in a city area, so reception hasn't been an issue so far. Yeah, I got sick of Verizon, because it is always the phone I want that they delay/not carry. They say to vote with your wallet, so....

    Personally, I love the stylus. Way more than I thought I would. I have spent a lot of time and money on styli for my N7, and one thing I found was that I like my stylus to be pen length. Thus, I didn't think I would like the S Pen much. But it is responsive, and it works well with my favorite note taking app, FiiNote.

    As for accessories, if the Edge sells enough, the accessories (as well as Developers) will come. I can't wait for my UAG case to arrive. There are accessories out there.
     
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    I will try to answer some of your questions.

    1.) I've seen this discussed in another forum, and some people have found a workaround.

    2.) There is an option to add a contact to an auto-reject list. I do not know what is does when this is enabled as I've never had to use it.

    3.) I do not run my screen at full brightness, so I cannot comment on this. I run my screen at 75% brightness, and the battery last me all day, but I'm light to moderate user. I am getting better battery life from the Edge than I did from my Note 3. The battery life will vary from user to user depending on their use.

    4.) I've always used Samsung phones and do not have an issue with the home button. I've never read of anyone setting off the phone from hitting home when the phone is in their pocket. This is a Samsung feature that you will have to get use to if you are going to use Samsung phones.

    5.) I do not use the stock calendar app on the phone, so I cannot comment on it. I use the Touchdown app for work and schedule appointments.

    6.) I have the AT&T version, and it comes with a pre-installe office program called Hancom office 2014.
     
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    @blitz118: Thanks! I appreciate the feedback as it helps. I would have "thanked" your post but I think they removed that functionality.

    Would you be willing to PM me where that discussion might have been help perhaps?

    Also doesn't the Edge come with Lollipop where the plain Note 4 come with KitKat?

    Now I am kinda at the cross roads of "Get desired phone on different network or wait for Big Red to get their act together and see what kind of bloat it has". :-S
     
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    The Edge comes with KitKat like the Note 4.
     
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    Thanks. Not really an issue for me. Just thought it was that way for some reason.

    -'Cats
     

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge launched in 2014 with a unique curved display at the edges (hence the name). It has a 5.7-inch screen, 3GB RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory.

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