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    Do I make the plunge??

    Hey guys I need some advice. I currently have an iPhone 3gs jailbroken on AT&T. My wifes has verizon an her contract is up. She shares a plan with her mother. I am thinking about jumping ship from iPhone to verizon for a droid. I have read lots of reviews an have been following this forum on a daily basis. I am mind of skittish though.

    I mean I love my iPhone. I love getting free apps through installous ( not saying I promote piracy but more of the fact that some apps I just wanna make sure are worth it) the lite versions only go so far. Pricing is a huge deal though. I mean for the price of my iPhone my wife and I can have two. Kind of crazy.

    So I guess I'm asking is it worth it?? I have been reading about the htc passion and am wondering do i wait and hope for that or do I get the droid?? I'm so used to multi touch it would be weird with out it. I understand once Rooted it will be available but what about gestures? will that be supported to? The camera is another question I have a newborn so pictures are important do you guys think the camera will get better? Games and apps are not a huge seller but will the graphics of games get better? I compared for instance gangstar and NFL 2010 it seems to be nigt and day between the two.

    Any help would be appreciated and let me know what you guys think and help convince me to switch lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish View Post
    Hey guys I need some advice. I currently have an iPhone 3gs jailbroken on AT&T. My wifes has verizon an her contract is up. She shares a plan with her mother. I am thinking about jumping ship from iPhone to verizon for a droid. I have read lots of reviews an have been following this forum on a daily basis. I am mind of skittish though.

    I mean I love my iPhone. I love getting free apps through installous ( not saying I promote piracy but more of the fact that some apps I just wanna make sure are worth it) the lite versions only go so far. Pricing is a huge deal though. I mean for the price of my iPhone my wife and I can have two. Kind of crazy.

    So I guess I'm asking is it worth it?? I have been reading about the htc passion and am wondering do i wait and hope for that or do I get the droid?? I'm so used to multi touch it would be weird with out it. I understand once Rooted it will be available but what about gestures? will that be supported to? The camera is another question I have a newborn so pictures are important do you guys think the camera will get better? Games and apps are not a huge seller but will the graphics of games get better? I compared for instance gangstar and NFL 2010 it seems to be nigt and day between the two.

    Any help would be appreciated and let me know what you guys think and help convince me to switch lol.

    I had an iphone since day 1 of the original release. I had att/cingular/ameritech wireless for what seems like 8 years. I loved the iphone and I am even a developer for a few apps.

    That being said, I bought new service and the droid to check it out. The iphone seems to get more and more restrictive in app approval. I called verizon and had them port my number and cancel my att iphone line after 2 days. The multitouch is nice. But double clicking is easier. You will get used to it very quickly. The feel of this phone isnt as easy to find the power button, but its more solid. The screen is much more crisp.

    The network is amazing as well. Data seems to connect faster that ATT, calls are way more crisp and I have yet to have one drop. It was a daily thing with att and I live in Detroit, one of their largest 3g networks.

    I think if you come with an open mind to a droid youd love it. If you come looking for reasons to prefer the iphone you wont like it. Get one and try it out, you have 30 days. You can port your number at a later time if you decide to keep it.

    As an app dev I do not promote piracy in any way. But I haven't paid for every song I have ever dl so I wont be all holier than thou. That being said, apps are just as easy to dl and install on the driod as they are on a JB iphone. I won't offer any advice on how to make this happen.
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    just so you know, in the android marketplace there is a 24 hour return policy, you said you like to use installous to test apps before you buy them, well with android you can purchase them and return them if you dont like them, and its legal
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    Good Call, Newton
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erron View Post
    Good Call, Newton
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    I did not know that....that is pretty amazing. Another reason the Android Market Place is phenominal
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    yeah, i used the return policy for better keyboard, better keyboard made it easier to text but the resolution was just too low to keep, so... i returned it, it was a piece of cake, you just find the app in the marketplace and it'll say "uninstall & return" as long as its within 24 hours, and from what i understand you can do it with any app
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    I def. plan on coming with an open mind. I guess it will just take some getting used to...I guess my biggest worry is buying it and maybe i should have waited. I keep reading about this passion coming out. I guess my biggest worry is the camera and how slow it is. Like I said I have a newborn and I use my phone a lot for pictures. Once rooted will a rom come out helping the camera? That is great that there is a 24 hour return policy. I had read about that but wasn't sure just how true it was. As a developer do you see the games graphics getting any better? I mean they are not very good on the android from what i have seen.
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    Wow +1 indeed.

    I had no idea and I'll definitely keep that in mind when I'm purchasing apps in the future. One more reason why I love my droid!
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    i used to swear by iPhones/iPod touches, and I'm a HUGE mac fanboy. I run a mac for business needs, and would only buy apple products for the longest time.

    My brother currently still uses his iPhone 3Gs and loves it. Although recently, his calls have been getting dropped all over the place (the amount of iPhones on AT&T is apparently sucking on their coverage bandwidth in lack of better words. My droid however, can do almost everything his iphone can, PLUS 5 more apps, PLUS a keyboard, PLUS a much better camera, AND I'm on verizon, meaning i really never drop calls :P

    tl;dr to me, its VERY worth it, and I'm a huge mac fanboy
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    its actually even better than a refund really, its sort of phrased poorly, when i hit "uninstall & return" on better keyboard i got an email saying my order was cancelled so technically it never even removes your money, it actually cancels it instead of returning it
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