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  1. El Blacksheep

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    I really don't care about what anybody say's. It is really all about my user experience.
     
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    i agree 110% everytime i unlock my phone, i just say, "wow, i love this phone"
     
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    Droid owner says iphone sucks!! There we are even.:D
     
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    I thought he brought up one good point:

    "On the Droid, a touch almost always means "select." Then there's a delay to verify that you indeed intended to "select," as opposed to, say, "scroll," which is the default touch assumption on the iPhone."

    When scrolling web pages or even home screens, there is always that split-second delay before the screen responds. I had never thought about it, but the author's point makes sense - instead of the device assuming a click, assume a scroll. Since the user is expecting to wait for an app, web page, etc. to load anyway after a click, what impact will a few more milliseconds have? I'd rather have the scroll function respond without hesitation.

    Of course, this is just my .02
     
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    I used BlackBerry for the past 4 years, changed now to the Droid and I have to say I'm loving this phone, I never liked the iphone and all I can really say is, There's an ass for every seat.
     
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    I agree, we need better camera processing. But IMO the flash is great. It's not a full-fledged flash, but it has definitely served it's purpose for me on multiple occasions. For one, taking pictures in my dark garage of things to put on Craigslist. I actually thought to myself at the time "I'd have to drag these outside in the sunlight to take pictures if I didn't have a flash."
     
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    I don't know if this was as much iPhone biased, as it was an honest opinion piece about the phone. I love my Droid, but a lot of the complaints I agree with. My touchscreen is very laggy most of the time, the camera pictures suck when the light isn't just right, etc. Despite these things, I still love the phone and all that it can do.
     
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    I'd say the iphone is the Toyota Prius of smartphones. Bought because they are trendy, way overhyped and owned by a bunch of elitist pricks.
     
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    what was funny though is the iphone guys saying its not all about specs. but I never really heard him say what it was about then...

    at any rate I had the samsung omnia and Hated it. no custom rom could save that phone. i was about to give up and go to ATT and verizon until the droid came out. For me the network and abiiltys/specs of the droid made me not want the iphone.
     
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    eh, whatever. Just another apple fanboy
     
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    Wow - this guy really disliked the Droid. I didnt know there was SO much to dislike about this phone. Everyone is certainly entitled to their opinion. He said some very true things, and other things were a stretch. This phone most definitely does get laggy at times, which is my main gripe. But I find that a good reboot usually takes care of any lag. I love this phone - coming from a Blackberry Curve this thing is like a paradise (in phone terms). No matter what anyone says or reviews about this phone, I don't regret my purchase for 1 second. We will see how I feel in a year when there are 25 better android phones out there, but for today, I'm very happy with this phone.
     
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    I agree that most of what he said is true. I never liked the camera on the Droid, but I knew that before I ever purchased mine. I don't use camera's on cell phones really anyway. His comment about the battery door seems a little out of date though. I've had my droid for 2 weeks now, and the battery door is actually very stiff and a little tough to get off. I understand this was a problem at launch, but for an article written and posted in early February, this info seems out of date.

    His comments on the iPhone being the hip inner city sidekick was interesting, as I mostly see hipster suburbanites with one. Sure there are plenty in the city that use them, but no more than any other phone. I understand that apple is "hip". But calling the Droid an "everyman's" phone seems a bit misplaced. I would think that the iPhone would be considered the "everyman's" phone due to the smoother, simpler, more "intuitive" interface. The Droid is, in my opinion, more for techies, for people that like gadgets, want to customize, etc. The Droid isn't a pretty phone like the iPhone, so it won't get as many looks from as many random people as the iPhone does. The advertising campaign blitz by Verizon made people sit up and take notice, sure, but even the "Droooiiid" advertising campaign is definitely more aimed a techies, sci fi people, gadget lovers, etc.
     
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    People hate the Droid because they know its just a matter of time before Iphone is the past. Apple has always been a trend and there has always been a better more open platform out there. The only thing holding our phones back is Google. I wish they would take the gloves off and go ahead and KO the Iphone.
     
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    I did a mental survey of cell phones at Shmoocon this past weekend. Lots of iPhones. I'd say in order of amount I saw would be iPhone, various WinMo phones, Droid, Crackberries, G1, then everything else. I'd consider the attendees of that convention are all pretty techy. The iPhone isn't a bad phone, it has it's issues, just like every other phone. Another year or so and Android as a whole will be better. Will it knock the iPhone out of the #1 spot? Probably not, but it will definitely be a close second, which I think BlackBerry currently holds.
     
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    to be fair, he made a lot of valid points (both good and bad)...but he also made a lot of complaints that can be made "fairly" but not "practically". for example, the battery cover that slides off easily? personally, mine doesn't seem to slide off nearly as easily as he claims his did; but seriously - spend the rest of your day today noticing people with smartphones; who among them doesn't have a cover on their phone?...which makes this a moot point. (most people will put a $10 cover on their new $300 phone.) and, i mean, the guy is complaining about how much branding is on the droid?...like, really?? now's he's just talking to hear himself talk.

    that being said, there are plenty of things he pointed out about the phone that are less than perfect that i completely agree with, and that's fine; but the only thing i really take issue with is his constant comparison to the iphone which makes this article more subjective than objective, and that's not fair. i'm sure that motorola had apple in mind when designing the droid but... well, the closest metaphor i could think of when trying to understand the critic's point of view was like trying to ask the marketing department of Exxon/Mobil what they think about wind energy. "Aww, well, those wind guys can produce energy, sure - but they're still new and not proven and blah blah blah...and let's just not talking about ANYTHING that they might do a little better than us."

    bottom line: the critic may have 18 years of "experience" in the world of technology but that doesn't make him a qualified journalist; it apparently makes him a shmuck.
     
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    I chuckled at that.

    Some of it was true though. The camera needs some new software. Indoor pictures are on the bad side. I lol'd when he said that pressing the power button to wake it up was a hassle though, and said that the home button wakes the iPhone. Every time I have ever used the iPod touch or iPhone, the only thing that wakes it up is the power button, which is on the opposite side of the droids. All in all, this guy can suck my.... I hate people who think they write fair reviews when they are clearly biased.
     
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    The writer should have posed this review as a 1st gen device and that most complaints will be resolved via OTA updates. How was the 1st review on the iPhone?
     
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    probly amazing cause its apple and everyone loves them cause there stuff shiny.
     
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    So if this is the Hummer, does that make the iPhone the Prius, and its users smug, arrogant pains in the ass?
     
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    And they enjoy the smell of their own farts.

    Just kidding everyone, a little South Park reference for laughs!

    Slightly off topic, here is a great article if anyone is in the mood for a giggle at Apple's expense:

    Apple Bans the Word 'Android' From App Store - PCWorld
     
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    i think he's just bitter because he's stuck on at&t's network with their "blue" map. :p
     
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    You should qualify that. The AM General H1 Hummer or the pieces of shit that Government Motors stuck the Hummer name on?

    The Prius is a pretty cool car, until you want to stop.... :D
     
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    Actually as others have put it in the past, the iPhone is a great iPod, but a terrible phone ;)
     
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    I love my phone. Had it for months now and I still lose hours playing with it. Couldn't care less about what anyone says about it. Had an iPhone before, but this thing is the probably the best piece of technology I've ever owned.

    Annoys my iPhone friends when I talk about how much I like my phone, but I just can't help it :)
     

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