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I have a DROID X and I've never used an iphone.
Google is creepy.
Nevertheless, the DROID is brilliant.  Speech recognition for web search and
gps is shockingly accurate.  Google goggles is great.  A lot of apps are
useful and friendly.  Verizon has great coverage and service.
Buy one.

John Bonin
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 On Oct 15, 2011 12:24 PM, "Skip King" <[log in to unmask]>
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> This gang is among the smarter online communities in which I participate
> (if singularly misguided), so I thought I'd toss this question to the floor.
>
> The battery in my 2-year old Crackberry Storm is well on its way to
> uselessness, and rather than a re-power on a unit with which I'm not wildly
> impressed anyway, the time is ripe for a change.
>
> The question is iPhone or Android.  I'm currently a Verizon customer and am
> likely to remain so (though will comparison shop between Verizon and ATT to
> see how much they want me) for the simple reason that my travels are more
> often to put me in a good Verizon coverage zone than a good ATT one.
>
> So the question is really platform.  Any input on the
> advantages/disadvantages between the two - particularly if you've used both
> - would be appreciated.  I'm a bit more hesitant to go Android for the
> simple reason that I think Google knows way too much about us all anyway
> (recognizing that's a bit naive).
>
> Key items for consideration:
> - Either phone has to be able to easily transfer old calendars and contact
> information. I don't use Outlook on my computer but that's what Blackberry
> recognizes, so the new phone needs to be able to work with it.  Ideally,
> anyway.
>
> - Phone usage is primarily as a phone and for email, with occasional web
> browsing.  Speed on the latter would be a real advantage.  As far as the Web
> is concerned, it takes a Crackberry two months to die suddenly.
>
> - Media stuff really isn't a consideration - I have a separate iPod and
> don't see cluttering the new unit with music.
>
> - Don't use many apps, although might be more likely to with new gadget.
>
> Any thoughts appreciated!
>
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