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need ugrent recommendation for android phone need for my business, please help!

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by sulu17, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. sulu17

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    Hi Guys,

    I needed to get a new phone since my blackberry is dying.
    I got a apple 3GS yeseterday to hold me off since droid x and incredible is not available. However apple will only check for emails every 15 min. It won't check any faster. My blackberry was instant.
    I run a business where I need need to know soon as email comes in or I might lose orders... This is life line for me.
    So 3GS is going back, and Iphone 4 is out of questions(probably same problem).

    I have 3 choices. Which would you recommend?

    1. ATT captivate(samsung galaxy s)
    Good:
    good screen
    ATT has economical plan w/ 900min and 2GB internet for $85 per month
    Free tethering with samsung kies
    bad:
    might have gps problem
    no flash: this might be huge since it's is almost useless as camera indoors

    2. verizon droid x

    everything looks good but the the screen is older kind

    bad :
    verizon is expensive: 900min and internet and tethering is $120 per month.
    I suppose I can get by with less minutes for $100.

    3. verizon incredible

    almost good as others and no real problem but still verizon is expensive

    Which would you recommend. Now that i have 3GS, I can wait until I get any of the phones and return this one.
    As I said, my reall needs are email(fast check), internet, good call quality, sometimes use of camera.


    Please help me guys.
     

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  2. lunatic59

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    Honestly, if push email were that critical, I'd stick with a Blackberry. It's the one thing it does incredibly well.
     
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    I'm using the Captivate it now and it's an awesome phone in my opinion. But if e-mail is REALLY important to you BlackBerry is the way to go hands down. A few of my friends have the BlackBerry 9780 (or something like that) and we tested how fast an e-mail shows up on the phone. With the BlackBerry it was almost instant.
     
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    What kind of accounts do you have? POP, IMAP, or ActiveSync?
     
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    Hi guys

    thank you for the replies.
    Actually I just figured out the problem. By using google apps and gooble mobile sync, I was able push my email to iphone. It's almost instant.

    I will probably use this one for little bit until I can get real phone for me and give to wife.

    I am still torn between droid x(big screen) and captivate(reasonable monthly bill). I just read sprint will have galaxy s as well, but with led flash and kerboard, so this might be perfect. Sprint has pretty goo priced for $90 for all services as well (900 min and internet). Verizon is simply too expensive with $60 for tethering. I know I probably won't use this but when I need to it's for really urgent business.

    My question still is between galaxy s and droid x which would you recommend? I am still asking because I am getting older and bigger screen simply is nicer to read :)
     
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    Droid X is faster and you can sideload apps and Captivate has an amazing screen and you can't sideload apps.
     
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    I have a Droid X and it's incredibly useful. I am very satisfied with the quality of the phone and the service Verizon provides.
     
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    I wish I could've left AT&T before I upgraded to the Captivate, but I have rest of my family on my plan as well so couldn't. AT&T is just horrible now. It was good when it was Cingular but not anymore.
     
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    Since you need emails on the go and would want an alternative from a Blackberry (although, yeah Blackberry is still the best in PUSH emails):

    I would say you go for a droid phone with at least 1Ghz of processor speed + a QWERTY keypad (lets admit it typing is still faster with a physical keypad, I hope you dont mind the physical size tho') + the bigger in-phone memory the better (I believe emails will be stored in the phone memory for Exchange ActiveSync).

    I did not name a specific phone model so you could widen your search.

    (post made with assumption that you will use Exchange ActiveSync)
     

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