View Full Version : Advice on a new phone

01-01-2011, 09:55 PM
I am in dire need of a new smart phone. Any opinions on Android and the phones it supports would be appreciated.

I'm a Verizon customer, so my smart choices are Droid and Blackberry. i have run through the Blackberry family. Time for something new.

01-01-2011, 10:12 PM
I am a CrackBerry follower. I love that silly thing. I have heard that Droids are supposedly the best thing since sliced bread though.

01-01-2011, 10:13 PM
You could just get a JitterBug...


01-01-2011, 10:25 PM
I've got a little gray in my beard, but c'mon man!!

01-01-2011, 10:49 PM
Everyone I've talked to that has a Droid says they absolutely love it. Everyone I've talked to about the Blackberry gave it a review ranging somewhere between "Aiight" and "That's why I traded it in for a Droid"

01-01-2011, 11:16 PM
Just got a Droid X. Huge screen. Love it.

Amazon, Blockbuster, Email, Texting......plus its a PHONE too!!

01-01-2011, 11:25 PM
Just about everyone I know with a Droid loves it. One of these days, when I move up to a big boy phone, I'm planning on going that route.

Andy Freeland
01-01-2011, 11:35 PM
I am a huge android fan. I have an Intercept through Virgin Mobile. Not great, but good for what I need, mostly bought for the plan (thanks to Google Voice, I only use 100-200 minutes/month. The plan is 300 minutes with unlimited data for $25 with no contract). I also have a Galaxy Tab which I LOVE. It's by far my favorite gadget, and I am a gadget freak.

01-02-2011, 12:54 AM
I have the Mtorola Droid. It's mostly excellent. The thing it does least well is be a telephone. Most bluetooth devices provide better clarity. On the whole, recommended. If I'm not careful I can dial in unanticipated conference calls with my cheek, but it's only happened twice in a year.

01-02-2011, 02:51 AM
I'm still Cool to say I have a TracFone & Its Cool. Good reception, Good handset models including my Samsung version with Bluetooth capability. Nice for basic talk and text. But yeah, get a jitterbug.

01-02-2011, 04:52 AM
Nexus, according to the google ad on our lovely site haha...all joking aside, I'm getting a new phone in June, so I may need to bump this then, but I've heard nothing but good things about the droid, and android interface in general (I think that's the proper lingo)

01-02-2011, 08:16 AM
Anything Droid. I have the Sprint Evo 4G thing and it is so good, it slices the bread for you. Seriously, though, the droid system phones all seem to be great. I had a Blackberry and this thing slaps the Crackberry harder than Jay Mariotti slaps..... um, they're good.

01-11-2011, 05:03 AM
Now-a days I think iphone 4 is the best...

01-11-2011, 10:54 PM
I love my iPhone but damn I hate AT&T. Their coverage is horrendous and the service is USSR (in Soviet Russia, you serve the phone company).

In the local AT&T store I get no bars. True story.

01-11-2011, 11:03 PM
Verizon is launching iPhone next month.

So the next question is iPhone vs. Android?

01-11-2011, 11:07 PM
My wife is using a droid. To me, it looks like a matter of taste. There is a much larger pool of apps for the iPhone currently (unfortunately there is no app to successfully make a phone call on AT&T) but that could change as droids become more common.

No idea how well Verizon will handle the iPhone. There are some reports that they could run into issues and it might be best to wait.

01-14-2011, 06:40 PM
I had the original Droid and liked it very much. But the screen died almost exactly a month after the warranty expired.

I moved on to the Droid X, which is much lighter and has a massive screen. I love the phone. But I do worry whether it too will die when the warranty expires.