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I'm on Verizon and need a new cell phone. Want to make the jump to a decent smartphone. Considering the Android. Anybody got an Android, or want to make recommendations about another phone? The number of choices available is.....bewildering.

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[[The Oracle would like to know your favorite movie from the last year.]]

Date: 2010-03-26 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-gneech.livejournal.com
I just dumped Verizon for an iPhone and am very happy with it. Frankly, none of the Verizon phones I looked at even come close.

But at all costs, avoid the HTC touch. It is a miserable piece of crap.

-The Gneech

Date: 2010-03-26 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kageneko.livejournal.com
A friend of mine just got a Palm Pixi (she's on Verizon) and adores it. As for me, I'm on Sprint, but I have a Blackberry Curve - also available on Verizon, and I'm a fan. It's easy to use, reliable, and does most of what I need it to.

Date: 2010-03-26 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m0usegrrl.livejournal.com
I have a Droid, and I love the hell out of it. ^_^ It does exactly what I want a smartphone to do; it's like a pocket computer with web access. My job has slapped Websense onto our network, so I have the Droid running Meebo for chat and Facebook and Twitter and I can check the web and my email, and by using the Power Saver strip on the home screen I can make the battery last a full eight-hour day.

I know the iPhone over on AT&T does the same sorts of things, but the Droid does it with a slide-out keyboard and totally free apps on the Android Marketplace (seriously, I have a ton of apps and every last one of them is free). Plus I'm supporting open source by using an Android device. (And I dislike AT&T. XD)

Date: 2010-03-26 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 9thmoon.livejournal.com
My G-1 Android is on TMobile but I LOVE the Android platform and will buy it again next time (when my contract's up, I'm probably switching to Vz).

Date: 2010-03-27 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiritchaser1.livejournal.com
I know 2 people who have the Droid, and they love it.

Date: 2010-03-28 01:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eminor9th.livejournal.com
no idea about phones...

Watched all the movies nominated for best picture. "Hurt Locker" was good, "Julie & Julia" was OK, though (Myrel Streep was amazing), "Up in the air" was disappointing, and very predictable. but "UP" was incredible, and by far my favorite.

Date: 2010-03-28 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ahtrap.livejournal.com
I think I saw only Up and Harry Potter out of all the movies released in 2009.

Up wins that battle.

It's amazing how completely movie watching has ceased to be an entertainment option for me.

Date: 2010-03-29 01:56 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I just switched from AT&T to Verizon specifically to get the HTC Eris. I'd rather have an open source phone than an iPhone. So far, so good. The Android Marketplace has pretty much everything you'd need, and most of it for free. I've even got a free SSH client installed. Twitter, e-mail, Gmail, Facebook - all there.

As for movies - Coraline. We saw it four times in the theater in 3D, and bought it on Blu-ray the day it came out.

-Alan (Mr Helly)

Date: 2010-03-29 06:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grunion.livejournal.com
I'm currently using the Droid Eris (made by HTC) and while it has some flaws vs the iPhone, it's pretty solid.

If you can't bear the thought of not having a physical keyboard, you're pretty much stuck with the Motorola Droid. While I can't stand that keyboard, that's purely a matter of preference (and the rest of the phone seems pretty good to me). I stay stuck, because buying a Palm at this stage of the game is roughly akin to WANTING to feel obsolete soon, even though they are by all accounts wonderful devices (I'm waiting for Google or HTC to just buy Palm outright).

As much as I dig my Eris, it could definitely benefit from a slightly more accurate touchscreen, and could really use a beefier processor. Music isn't really a concern, last.fm, Pandora, and Slacker all run well enough that you really don't NEED your iPod around (hey, Slacker even has Lemur Voice if you're so inclined).

I REALLY like my iPod touch, but AT&T reception just won't cut it for me in places where I use my phone, plus my continuing urges to have devices do things Apple doesn't approve of comes into play.

The short version is, if you're looking for a smartphone, while Android isn't to the development point where the iPhone OS is, it grows and innovates more quickly, and should be considered as near equal head to head. All that needs to be taken into account is service provider and how much you like the form factor surrounding the OS really.
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