- Doubletwist made the transfer of songs from one folder to another very easy..you are correct.
Last edited by uhdcj98; 02-06-2010 at 07:51 AM.
I can give some input at least concerning the Omnia II vs. the Droid. About 2 months ago, my 1-year-old got a hold of my Palm Centro and short-circuited it with drool. Needing a replacement immediately and not having time to do sufficient research, I went to Verizon and picked up an Omnia II. I had it for about 2 weeks and decided that there were a lot of things I didn't like about it, so I returned it for a Droid. I don't regret it. Here's what I didn't like about the Omnia II:
- It was annoyingly slow, especially when using the internet.
- Many of the apps use quite large text fonts, so less text can fit on the screen. Seems like a big waste of such a high res screen.
- You can only put 12 icons on a home screen.
- Seemed generally less customizable and less user friendly than the Droid.
- No physical keyboard, meaning that most of the screen is consumed by the on-screen keyboard when in use.
The only advantages to the Omnia II over the Droid are lighter weight, sexier aesthetics (arguably), and a built in FM radio.
And now I can run Windows with my Mac when necessary. Let's see a single PC out there that can do that. There is a reason why we select Mac over PC and it isn't just because they cost more.
Rant over, please continue with your topic.
And to continue back on topic I want to take up the subject of why Droid is so much better then Blackberry:
1. Overall functionality is smoother, quicker.
2. Web Browser. There is nothing that you can put on a Blackberry that can match the speed of a Droid.
3. Better touch screen then Blackberry's Storm. Either one of them 1 or 2.
4. Better hardware. Keep in mind I'm only familiar with the Storms. I understand the Bold was a decent phone.
5. Open platform. Allows the user to take full control, much more availability of apps then what Blackberry offers.
6. Better phone then either Blackberry Storm.
7. No battery pulls
8. Better control of memory. You don't even have to worry about memory.
That's about all I can come up with at the top of my head this morning. Best thing for the OP to do is to go down and try a Droid. See how it feels, how easy it is to use.
I was a huge Blackberry fanboy until I met the Droid. And breaking up was not hard to do. Caution: If you have been using Blackberry expect a huge learning curve. But once you get past that, which is basically wiping your brain free of every thought you have on how a smart phone works, you'll love it.
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For one, Apple is EXTREMELY closed-sourced in terms of driver development and software development on their platforms. The reason XYZ Software company doesn't develop for Apple, or why ZTH Scanner or whatever doesn't have drivers for your Macbook is because Apple keeps a very tight lid on what accesses and works with kernel-level memory (I'm being really high-level with this, as I stated I'm not very familiar with Apple hands-on). This is a double-edged sword: Apple is able to solidly guarantee and market the principle that their products are so stable and rarely require maintenance. What is a downer for the consumer is that your hands are somewhat tied as to what hardware and software you can buy. Depending on the person/situation, this may or may not even apply to you.
Another thing is that I believe that OSX is a derivative of UNIX, which Linux also is (and consequently, Android is a derivative of the Linux kernel!). UNIX/Linux has been proven to be one of THE most stable operating systems for a wide array of usage, and so for Apple to base their OS on that was an extremely smart move.
Apple products are by far some of the best out there, and their price tags somewhat attest to it. I can also understand, however, some of the dismay people have (particularly computer folks) when Appleites start talking trash on Windows or Linux boxes because they have to be wiped so often or they're so difficult to work with. It's all in what you need to do, and how you're familiarized to do that. Apple does have an almost zombie-like following (just check out all the press the iPad received BEFORE ITS SPECS WERE EVEN RELEASED) due in part to their devices' rock solid history... The reason most Windows boxes have to be wiped is because most Windows users don't know a lick of what they're doing. I'm often called to "make my computer faster", and when I get there I see that there are (no joke) 20 programs running in the TASK BAR at STARTUP on a machine with less than 1GB of RAM. Tell me that's Windows' fault.
That being said, there are no "retarded" users, no one is "stupid" because they don't understand a concept. At best, they're naive and at worst their ignorant and unwilling to learn. The less name-calling, the better, eh?
Last edited by mattygabe; 02-06-2010 at 07:20 AM.