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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by blank, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. blank

    blank Member
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    Its been rumored for a while now that apple is going to allow other carriers to have the iphone in 2010, and now evwn professionals are saying so, and there is some proof. Verizon is thebest company to providen the iphone, so it'd be best for both companies if verizon got it.

    So I'm wondering whoo all here will leave the droid if verizon gets an iphone?

    I would. As much as I love the openess of the android os, the iphone is just nore polished and solid. I miss my ipod touch so much, and would love to have the phone.

    I would leave droid the day verizons iphone gets released.

    So I hope its all true.

    Anyone else with me

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  2. Dragoro

    Dragoro Android Enthusiast

    Not a chance, already had one and dont like em.
  3. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Nope. Hate the thing. It's probably the most overrated device I've ever seen.
  4. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert

    They're cool, but I'm digging android too much right now. That's not to say that I'd swap over in a year or so if the rumors about a forward facing camera on the next version are true though.
  5. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member


    Edit: But if a faster Android phone with better battery and more memory I'd think really long and hard about an upgrade...
  6. prerunnerseth

    prerunnerseth Android Enthusiast

    Well, not so sure it will be that soon. The Iphone for verizon would have to be a complete redesign for CDMA. Just not sure they will do it. But, I can see them doing it when verizon rolls out their 4g/lte network in late 2010 since 4G LTE will be common across many carriers in the near future.

    Either way I wouldn't trade my droid. I like having the keyboard, i like the open dev environment, and I like the OS in general. The only benefit to me of an iphone to me right now is the advanced gaming apps, but these will be coming to the droid soon.
  7. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Really depends on what's out when the iPhone comes to Verizon. By then we'll have other Android phones out on VZW that will be competitors for attention as well. Believe it or not, the Droid will be yesterday's lettuce by then... ;)

    The iPhone lure for me is a lot about the broad compatibility w/so much hardware out there - seems like every clock radio/stereo/TV/car/you-name-it has an iPhone dock/connectivity built in. That's useful.

    I'm not a "zillions of apps" guy, so the 100,000 apps vs. 10,000 apps issue doesn't really matter to me. There are so many more apps than I need/want on Android even now in it's broad consumer infancy, that I'm not worried about that.

    One part about the iphone that's off-putting - if I have to jailbreak to make any significant changes to the iPhone, the openness of Android environment will go a long way to holding my loyalty. The "my way or the highway" approach of apple is a bit maddening...
  8. pmmartin

    pmmartin Newbie

    They are glitzy and cool but Droid is so much better and more capable. My wife has Iphone and my Droid is light years ahead in every way other than user interface which is more polished on Iphone.

  9. Tek34

    Tek34 Newbie

    Not for at least 2 years when my contract expires, and by then I'm sure there will be plenty of new smartphones to rival both the Droid A855 and the current iPhone. I'd also require the iPhone to have a physical keyboard, which everything I've heard from Apple is that they won't.
  10. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

    I find it hard to believe that the iPhone is coming to VZW after all of the ads where VZW just hammered and made fun of the iPhone like there was no tomorrow... I can't imagine them telling the world that the iPhone is a piece of junk and then turning around and offering that device soon thereafter.
  11. droidism

    droidism Member

    Absolutely Not! However, now that we are on the subject, can I interest you in an iPhone 3Gs 32GB that was replaced by my Droid? You can beat the internet rush cause I am putting the phone on ebay this weekend! ;)
    No, Seriously!
  12. rawness

    rawness Android Enthusiast


    It's not that I don't like the iPhone, cuz I do. I just don't see it as an upgrade. Not necessarily a downgrade, but not an upgrade. They both, pretty much, do the same things. One may do certain things a bit better than the other, but the differences just aren't that significant to me.

    I plan on having my Droid for the full 2 years. To be honest, if in 2011, an iPhone was available and a comparable Android device was also available, I'd take the Android device. Cuz, that's what I'm used to.

    And this is coming from a guy who, up until the Droid, was just praying the iPhone came to VZW....now I'm indifferent.
  13. Hegemony

    Hegemony Android Enthusiast

    I paid money to get out from under an iPhone contract. So, no I wouldn't go back to an iPhone. It occurred to me that I prefer a phone I can actually do things with. Not some over-engineered bundle of glossy effects with a bunch of apps in useless segmented bubbles.
  14. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member

    Verizon took a HUGE step and went with Android "as is", none of days of old Verizon meddling. I wonder if they did ever get the iPhone how all of that would work? The 'new' Verizon, being all open pairing up with the 'old' Apple, being all closed?? Would Apple have to make some concessions in order to be on the Verizon network or would Verizon be happy to not care about it and make a killing?
  15. oceanlight

    oceanlight Android Enthusiast

    hell no, an iphone is like a droid with training wheels.

    and it's really time to get rid of the whole iWhatever naming convention. it is played out. it's so 2003.
  16. pcasamento

    pcasamento Lurker

    I am researching the Droid because my Verizon contract is up in January. I am presently a Blackberry buff. The Droid's os is certainly attractive, however, I love my Outlook and will not sacrifice it to use gmail. That is ridiculous. Yeah, yeah, I can buy an aftermarket program for $30.00 that will let it work, but why?
  17. istolvampire

    istolvampire Android Enthusiast

    short answer...no long answer...noooooooooooooooooooooooooo
  18. MicroNix

    MicroNix Android Enthusiast

    I guess in 2011 it would depend where the iPhone and Android are at. With the rate that Android is developing and the fact that one can actually customize it, use widgets, make it their own, I'm not sure if Apple is going to stand a chance if they keep their all iPhones must be exactly alike attitude. You can what, change the wallpaper on a iPhone? Woopee! The 4x5 icon screens of the iPhone are umm, plain, ordinary, non-eventful.

    When I heard the iPhone was going to have forward facing camera for possible video on calls, I laughed until nearly falling over. AT&T can't handle what they have now. Could you imagine adding video to the phone calls? It would put them out of business!!
  19. d1pham

    d1pham Member

    The only phone I might switch for would be the official Google phone.
  20. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    They are already doing early testing on it, from a write-up I saw.

    They'd take the iPhone in a New York minute, make no mistake. Business is about $$, and VZW will turn on a dime and tell you about all the things that the iPhone DOES on their network.
  21. brandoshido

    brandoshido Well-Known Member

    Nope. Don't like it. My friends have one and its just...so drab compared to my droid. I'm not giving up my old school emulators.
  22. CookieMomster

    CookieMomster Member

    I couldn't imagine leaving the droid for a device with such limitations. I also can't tell you how many people I see with cracked iPhones. When I see someone with an iPhone I actually feel sorry for them.
  23. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    if tmobile got it i may consider it depending on what else is out there
  24. bthoward

    bthoward Well-Known Member

    Oh wow you saw a write up? Oh well then it must be true!
  25. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Your sarcasm is tasty. Thanks.

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