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Old 10-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #46
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I wasn't referring to Knightron, but our old friend of many names: future_computer.
What other names do you think future_computer has used here?

To answer the question: I bought an iPhone 5 and a data plan this weekend. I'm waiting for it to arrive. The upgrade is from a Samsung i5700 Galaxy Spica, so it's quite an upgrade.

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Old 10-11-2012, 02:23 PM   #47
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I thought the megathread gave some good clues already.
BTW this sort of meta talk is better handled via PM IMHO, regardless of this being /General or not.
And I sure hope you regulars keep this thread on topic from now on.
When the time is right I'll deal with the rest.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 07:24 PM   #48
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I bought an iPhone 5 and a data plan this weekend. I'm waiting for it to arrive. The upgrade is from a Samsung i5700 Galaxy Spica, so it's quite an upgrade.
Just wondering, what was it about the iphone that appealed to you, that made you choose it over all the others on the market?
 
Old 10-11-2012, 07:30 PM   #49
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Just wondering, what was it about the iphone that appealed to you, that made you choose it over all the others on the market?
1. Audio quality. I want my phone to double as music player, and iPhones are known for their great DACs. Furthermore, the player in my current Android phone can't even play gapless MP3s gaplessly. I understand that this is a limitation of the underlying libraries built into Android.

2. I have friends who use iPhones, and can recommend cool stuff to do with it.

3. It was one of the best and newest phones offered by my carrier.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #50
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Ok, sweet. Just curious.
 
Old 10-12-2012, 11:16 AM   #51
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I have an iPhone 4s. Before that, I had an HTC Evo 4G.

This may be an unpopular statement, but my experience with iOS has been vastly superior to what I had with Android.

Prior to the most recent upgrade, the navigation application which came with the Android phone was better to even the best ones that you coud buy for iOS, but after the maps update in iOS 6, that advantage has disappeared.

However, my experience with both platforms has left me longing for a real computer in a similar form factor. There are too many constraints on these commercial platforms for my taste. Too often, I'm left fumbling around with stupid apps just to accomplish something that could easily be achieved with one command in bash.

For that reason, I will not be buying an iPhone 5 ... nor will I ever be purchasing another Android device. While Apple's platform is far superior to Google's, neither is suitable for a nerd.

I will be building my next "phone" from parts. I don't care if it's heavy or a little more expensive; It will run Slackware, Slackware ARM, or my own "from scratch" Linux or BSD system. It will be useful and unhampered by DRM, software licences, cloud resources, etc.

That or I'll pick up someone's feature phone out of the garbage.
 
Old 10-12-2012, 11:28 AM   #52
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I will be building my next "phone" from parts. I don't care if it's heavy or a little more expensive; It will run Slackware, Slackware ARM, or my own "from scratch" Linux or BSD system. It will be useful and unhampered by DRM, software licences, cloud resources, etc.
If you do that it would be nice when you post about your experiences on LQ, maybe on your personal blog. That sounds interesting.
 
Old 11-02-2012, 04:42 AM   #53
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No.
 
Old 12-26-2012, 07:51 AM   #54
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sure why not?

I need phone that fits in my pocket, is fast, stable and takes good pictures. The only way to find out if it's right for me is to buy one and keep it a couple years or until I get a free upgrade from Verizon. I'm also looking at the Galaxy 3 - Droid OS, but I have nothing against iOS 6.
 
  


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