Imagio vs Droid vs Omnia 2????

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  1. ptrip

    ptrip New Member

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    I currently have an LG Dare ... LOVE IT! Except for the part that it doesn't sync my Outlook Calendar and Contacts. I found a program (SyncCell) that worked until my computer was upgraded to 64-bit XP and now it only works 20% of the time.

    Anyhoo ...

    How I use my phone:

    -As a phone
    -As an MP3 player
    -As a phonebook
    -Calendar
    -To check webmail
    -To check Facebook
    -As a GPS map (LOVE VZ Nav!)
    -The occasional text
    -As a time-waster when waiting for things

    I have friends pushing the Droid. But I'm not sure I like the capacitive only screen. Sometimes you want the pin-point accuracy a stylus (or fingernail) will get you ... or sometimes you don't want to take off your gloves! This really is a 90% deal breaker. I'm ready to say "no" if my other options are at least "almost" as good. (and obviously I haven't completely discounted it or I wouldn't be asking for your guys' opinions!)

    But I do like my games. I'm a puzzle/simple game person. Solitaire, Sudoku, kid games, etc. Nothing terribly fancy.

    I'm also woo-ed by the other apps out there...bar code scanner (which I've seen on more than just the Droid), etc.

    Thoughts?


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  2. knotbeerdan

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    I use my phone for all of the above also. I had the orginal samsung omnia and that was not doing the trick. Then i went and got the imagio... Did OK but suffers in the mem management area. The droid HANDS DOWN is the best device I have used so far. It will not sync with outlook, but you can export your contacts and import them to gmail. Then your droid syncs your contacts 100% of the time. I would and do recommend the droid to anyone getting a new phone.

    Oh and the screen sensitivity thing... Sometimes i complain because this screen is too sensitive. And so far I have not needed a stylus once. If you do the droid has a D-Pad to scroll around to checkboxes and whatnot

    Edit- Google nav blows VZW nav out of the water... And its FREE
     
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    I thought the Droid could sync with Outlook? The IT gal here does it ... I believe.
     
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    You can all you need is a third party app from the marketplace. And you have to know your server settings. I do not think it is free though. I tried one today and it could not connect due to not having our certs installed on our servers
    that is for e-mail at least. I have found an app today that lets me sync my calendar and contacts with gmail its called companion link
     
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    The dare is what i call an intelligent dumb phone.
    Once you enter the smartphone world it's a whole other arena.
    intelligent phones can do smart thhings but at the endof the day they're not a smartphone.

    the droid is my 1st smartphone and am shocked at how amazing the difference between this and my old phone is.Although i don't like paying for the data plan, everything i used to work at on my voyager/ env touch just works seemlessly on the droid.

    Get ready to finally rest.
     
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    There is no resting with a smartphone. This is my third and once we get a stable platform that will be around for a while all kinds of roms will pop up (windows mobile slang) then your phone changes once a month/day/week. The point is you may not realize it now but your hooked on a type of drug now :icon_ devil: Time to face facts you are in for a wild ride of modding and showing your phone off. :icon_ banana: :icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
     
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    I actually had the Imagio, until it kept wanted me to align the screen. Then the Droid came out and I was within the 30 day remorse policy. So, I decided to check it out, and am so glad that the Imagio had issues otherwise I wouldn't have look at this phone. Heck, I even bought one for my wife so we could use Google Voice and Talk. Then came the rooting and installing custom ROMS. That is the one things I wanted to do on the boring Imagio. Not a big fan of WM 6.5

    I also use a program called Google Calendar Sync.
     
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