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if verizon gets iphone, will you leave droid?

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

  1. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Android Enthusiast

    Absolutely not, I am extremely happy with my Droid, and wouldn't consider the iPhone.

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  2. mihalich

    mihalich Android Enthusiast

    Nope. I suspect the only people that would, are loyal Apple folks.

    I can't think of one reason why I would switch at this point.

  3. jeepguy_1980

    jeepguy_1980 Well-Known Member

    Depends on what the Verizon version offers. I wouldn't pay to get a 3GS, even if it could be had on VZW.

    One reason I got the Droid over one of the soon to be released Android phones was so that I would be in the annual upgrade window about when the iPhone comes to VZW. Depending on what it offers, I may switch.
  4. BucYouUp68

    BucYouUp68 Android Enthusiast

    iPhones Suck Period...........
  5. lemodular

    lemodular Well-Known Member

    if the iPhone ever migrates to VZW, AT&T will fold!!

    I like the Droid, and Verizon.
  6. aaron5610

    aaron5610 Member

    I would have to say NO. I love having android and I really love the Droid hardware, there are not hardly any limits with this phone like the iPhone. Droid Does:p
  7. g-funkster

    g-funkster Lurker

    I think it's WAY too early to tell. In iPhone's current incarnation, no. I'm spoiled, I want an RSS client that updates every two hours, in the background. Not too much to ask.

    That said, whatever makes its way to Verizon next year from Apple will probably be a next generation device, with a higher resolution screen, perhaps an updated OS, multitasking... who knows. I'm done with being loyal to specific platforms (Palm/Windows Mobile). I'll get whatever's best for me. On Verizon ;)
  8. jenli

    jenli Lurker

    I am stuck with Verizon until 2011. By then,
    if Droid/android doesn't fix 802.1x wifi security
    and activesync email, which I need at work,
    then I will probably move to iphone.
  9. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

  10. ericiu

    ericiu Lurker

    Nope, I wouldn't either. As also a guy who broke an iPhone contract with AT&T, I'm LOVING the Droid. I could do without the keyboard since I'm used to touch keyboards, but other than that I have no issues with the Droid. The 2.0.1 update made the phone perfect for me.

    There's no way my iPhone could hold any charge by mid-day like my Droid does with the same usage. Plus, customizing the phone to look the way I want can only happen with an unsanctioned jailbreak on the iPhone, but I get it with my Droid.

    Lastly, Verizon decided not to cripple our Droids which I highly applaud them for. I'm loving Verizon service in NYC over AT&T. Here's to hopefully many more years of awesome Android devices from Big Red!
  11. mickeyx323

    mickeyx323 Newbie

    The only thing I like about the iphone is that it has slingplayer, havaplayer, and NBA league pass mobile. On a side note, why in the he!! would they make NBA league pass for the mytouch and not for the droid. I think that is one of the stupidest moves they could have made.
  12. Zephyrmoon

    Zephyrmoon Newbie

    No way. I was with At&t with a dumb phone, tried using my brothers iphone, and I hated it. It was very unappealing. Droid on the other hand.....I love.
  13. iPhone2Droid

    iPhone2Droid Well-Known Member

    I've lived with the iPhone for close to 2 years--the original, and then the 3GS version. NO, I would not dump the Droid to return to that phone. Primary non-network-related reasons:

    1) Call me crazy, but I need to hear the thing when it rings. Difficult with the iPhone, due to weird speaker placement. Customized ringtones are fine, but still can't overwhelm that basic built-in flaw.

    2) When I spend my money to buy a device, I believe I own it. Apple, however, insists that I am merely renting it, as Apple dictates what can and can not be placed on the phone. That includes removing apps, already purchased, which shortly thereafter lose their functionality. Small change, money-wise, but a huge principle. Jailbreak? Sure, but that too opens its own can of worms (dicey notifications, borked WiFi, re-do after updates, etc)

    3) I have longed for
    a) an Agenda on my main screen;
    b) a list of notifications that I can view at my leisure, as opposed to playing whack-a-mole as notifications pop up throughout the day, inevitably freezing whatever the heck I was trying to do at the time;
    c) the ability to take quick peeks at Facebook/Twitter info without opening the full apps;
    d) not having to sit and wait as apps are refreshed in the foreground, since Apple can't spell background process
    ...... which are resolved courtesy of the Droid.

    Mind you, my first attempt at a break-out involved the MyTouch. Nice little device, but there's just no contest there. By contrast, the Droid won my heart, completely. Now it's the iPhone playing 2nd fiddle. My past geekiness includes Blackberrys, Treos, the Sidekick and Nokia's version of a smartphone. It's been a quest for the best, and to my mind, I have, at long last, succeeded.
  14. Chugworth

    Chugworth Member

    Not a chance. That's largely due to Android's "Unknown sources" checkbox. I never have used that checkbox, and don't plan to unless something REALLY tempting comes along. But it's the principle of it that matters to me. I don't want a company to have total control of what I am "allowed" to install on my phone.

    And plus I don't really like Apple. ;)
  15. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast

    Not a chance. I've had the original iPhone, the 3G, and I couldn't be happier with my Droid. I'm done with iPhonies.
  16. Jon Nale

    Jon Nale Android Enthusiast

    I usually find there are two types of people:

    1.) People that love the iPhone, and think every other mobile device is inferior.
    2.) People that hate the iPhone due to how much attention it gets.

    I do not consider myself in either group. I think there is a lot of stuff the iPhone does right. You have to remember, the iPhone is a major reason we are where we are today in terms of the smartphone business.

    However, that being said, I would never want an iPhone. Why?

    First off, I hate the fact that if you get a text message, if you want to respond you have to exit the app you are in (by exit, I mean kill the processes), go to the text app, do your thing, and then go back into the app you were previously in. This is just annoying to me. I really really really like the status bar notifications on the Droid.

    Second, and this is a huge deal for me, last time I tired to get my iPod touch working in Linux, it was having issues. This very well could be a user problem (I only looked at it for about 30 min), but come'on apple.

    Third, I am the type of person that needs a physical keyboard.

    Fourth, from what I have seen, calendar + contacts on the iPhone is nowhere near as "advanced" as the Droid. I love being able to use my google calendar natively with the phone OS. I love the fact my phone syncs facebook pictures with my contacts. etc. etc.

    As much as I respect the iPhone for where it got us, I think there are much better phones out now. The Droid is seriously the best phone I have ever used. While it might have some shortcomings (the camera isn't all that great, etc.) the shortcomings it does have are insignificant.

    So if Verizon gets the iPhone, there is no way in hell I am switching. If the Droid didn't come out for Verizon, I would take a Verizon Palm Pre over a Verizon iPhone.
  17. neumannator

    neumannator Well-Known Member

    forget idont.
  18. pavirotten

    pavirotten Android Enthusiast

    I work for an Information System department at a major hospital in the area and 99% of the IS staff have iPhones. I am quite proud that I don't.

    Unless Apple can develop an iPhone that can cook my dinner (the way I like it), I will stay with Droids.
  19. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    ^this lol
  20. esmith818

    esmith818 Android Enthusiast

    If the iPhone had been available on Verizon this year, I probably would have bought it, and never thought twice about the Droid. Now that I have had the Droid for a while, I'm too happy to leave it behind.

    I am beginning to believe that Google will be the Microsoft of the next decade. Apple has come a long way since 1984. I love my MacBook Pro and still use my iPod Classic, and I will always have a special place in my heart for Apple, but I believe Google products and software will lead the technology race by 2020. Having a Droid is like getting in on the ground floor!

    As for a Verizon-Apple marriage, I don't see Apple developing an iPhone for a CDMA network. I think Apple will eventually get into Verizon's bed, but only after 4G rolls out. Will that be 2010? Only time will tell.
  21. Crude

    Crude Android Expert

    WHy doesn't this rumor die? :rolleyes:
  22. dragonriot

    dragonriot Newbie

    Sorry, but unless you're using Outlook for work on an Exchange server, there's nothing better about Outlook than Gmail... bottom line, hands down... If you'd like specific examples of what I'm talking about, use the search function in Gmail for a few days, and then go back to paging through folders and pages of emails to find what you're looking for in Outlook. Besides the fact that Gmail can pretty much sync to ANY e-mail provider, it's miles beyond the capabilities of Outlook - without Exchange...

    With Exchange, you're right, it's hard to give up Outlook, but Droid will have a FREE exchange app soon enough.

    On that note, I've NEVER had to delete an e-mail from my gmail account, and I've had the same account for going on 4 years now. I have 6 gmail accounts, just because I CAN... and my main one that I use every day, has 3 of the other accounts forwarded to it. I have 7.4GB of space on each of my gmail accounts... and currently I'm using 2.4GB of space in my main account, having never deleted a single e-mail... If I need to find something, I just type what I'm looking for... it's a google search for your e-mail.... if it's ever been sent, I know exactly where it is. =)
  23. JonKyu

    JonKyu Member

    I would! If the iPhone got a better screen (better than the droid's), gets better battery life (better than the already good battery life of the droid), gets a faster processor than the droid, gets the ability to multi-task, and gets the ability to customize without jailbreak, gets ability to sync with my g-mail account. Then sure I'd switch in a second but... I don't think it'll happen, so in short no...
  24. DroidSuks

    DroidSuks Android Enthusiast

    Took me 5 minutes to configure exchange up on my Droid...native...no 3rd party App. ..... Calender, contacts ... everything.

    Works like a charm.
  25. cb2000a

    cb2000a Newbie

    Nope...I really do not like Apple at all. And the DROID is an awesome phone.

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