Just got an iPad from work today, and I'm saying goodbye...

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  1. Mule65

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    iPad success is making DroidX look all the better.
     
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    Only reason iPhone is the most popular phone on AT&T is because there's nothing else to choose from. I don't think most Verizon customers care about the iPhone now that there are so many Android phones that whoop it.
     
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    How so?....................
     
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    ***I wont even use that NPD report about Android being number 2: it was reported it didnt include coporate and enterprise users. Those numbers are included in the last link I posted, 2nd graph.***

    When u say the world.....do u mean worldwide:

    Mobile sales soar, but numbers are squishy ? The Register

    Or US sales:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/feb/23/mobile-phone-sales-2009-gartner

    Or maybe u meant #1 global smartphone:

    Android gains on iPhone in global smartphone sales | TG Daily

    Or US smartphone sales:

    iPhone vs. Android | Nielsen Wire

    Either way, the iPhone isnt number. Even Apple acknowledged that with the last link I posted, 2nd graph, they refer to that graph when disputing the NDP report about Android being number 2......It all depends on what stats u look at and how u look at them. Like this one here saying the iPhone is the #1 US maker of phones Q1 2010:

    Apple becomes top U.S. phone maker during 2010 first quarter

    .....RIM/Blackberry is a Canadian company......and Apple just passed ....Motorola.....which is still a very, very close 2.....which might change in the next few months.....

    The iPhone might be the most popular/most hyped/most advertised...right now....because: (my edits are in red)

     
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    Lol I have the Droid and an itouch. I constantly find myself long pressing on the itouch haha
     
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    Corncakes, Do you think the average person will not switch to iphone? You are deep in the tech world. Most aren't. When VZ gets the iphone it will have a stranglehold on the smartphone market. DEVs will produce apps on the OS that will provide the most exposure thereby the most money. It's great you love android and all it offers but to think iphone coming to verizon doesn't worry Google you are in the dark. Google knows they need to streamline what they have been doing for the last year. They are confusing the average smartphone user and giving up market share because of it. The change will be much to the shagrin to technofiles but the majority like ease of use. One device, one OS, and minimal confusion. They don't want to have to reboot constantly, don't know what overclocking means, and don't care when updates are coming. They want to turn the thing on and use it
     
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    Completely agree. Users need to stop with the " In order for Android to win, apple has to lose attitude." Its stupid. I'm not bias with a well made system, even tho it may have some flaws, or the company polices suck.

    Yes, in my opinion Android is better overall, as my choice in phones, but Android owners are sorely mistaken if they think their device is the end and be all of devices. Example: Lets take apps. When it comes to quality of apps, apple wins. No, I'm not talking numbers. Numbers don't mean nothing. I'm talking about the polish of the apps. If you take comparable apps, and compare them, the apple app is more polished and usually by a wide margin. Do I know why? No, but I will not deny something that I can clearly see with my own eyes that shows me the difference, and will not hate on one, just to feel like mine is better.


    I use my Droid Incredible to wireless tether to my Ipad, and it is a great combo system, kinda like having both and xbox 360 and a PS3. You get the best of both worlds. I can now do all things instead of limiting myself to just one OS.

    The Android platform beats apple in someways, as Apple beats Android in others. So just enjoy both, other wise your just lying to yourselves.
     
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    I bet you came back because of all the porn you can watch on your Droid, now that it has flash! (j/k... mocking Steve Jobs and his "Flash is only for watching porn....")

    Welcome back. I thought this thread was going to take another turn and that you were leaving your droid, and I was thinking "Whatever floats your boat. I'm happy with my Droid." But I was happy to see I was mistaken in my assumption.

    Welcome Back!

    Cheers,
    B.D.
     
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    Rice is the most popular food in the world, but that doesnt mean that it is the best.

    Iphone has more/better apps. But thats all i'll give it.

    Ignoring androids superiority to iOS, the droid still has:
    1) a better camera w/ flash
    2) A larger, higher resolution screen
    3) Louder/better speakers
    3) removable battery
     
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    In the last few months , I convinced over 10 friends to move from iPhone to Android , Droid or Incredible and last two got the EVO , they wanted Sprint because it has a better signal where they usually travel . None of them feel bad about switching to Android and they are pretty satisfied . If the iPhone users would have the chance to use a Android for a week so that they can learn the OS and see what it can do, a lot of them won't go back to the iPhone .
    The bad thing is that now probably I'm on Steve Jobs black list for doing this :(