Looking into smartphones

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    A lot of my friends are Iphone fanatics, and I'd like to have a few biased opinions from droid lovers.

    I have a few questions as well.

    Can I listen to music while browsing, or using other apps?

    Can I transfer content from my already ripped CDs to it?

    And will it keep artist info and such when i do?

    Is it Linux compatible? (i.e plug in/drag and drop files)

    If anybody uses On-ear Bose Headphones with their Droid X, does it sound alright?

    Can I download songs straight onto the phone using services like Amazon?

    Can I lock people out of it with a passcode or anything?
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    Yes, yes, don't know, yes, so I've heard, yes, yes.
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    Oh, and :welcome: to the forum! You'll find very helpful people, a lot of smartalecks, and as much information as you can stand to read.
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    Thanks. :)

    If anyone has anything else to add to that, feel free.

    Oh! Can I make my own ringtones and send them to the phone using programs and other services?
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    Can I listen to music while browsing, or using other apps?
    • Yes, you can.

    Can I transfer content from my already ripped CDs to it?
    •Yes, you can assuming you have the files (mp3 or whatever)

    And will it keep artist info and such when i do?
    • Yup


    Can I download songs straight onto the phone using services like Amazon?
    • Yup

    Can I lock people out of it with a passcode or anything?
    •Password, numerical lock or pattern lock are all options (i think password might be a 2.2 only feature but most of the good androids are 2.2

    The major advantages that you are going to gain with an android phone over a I*hone are:

    Customization: Set up your phone the way that suits you. Widgets to read your messages on one page, quick app links on another.

    Flexibility: There is a keyboard and touch only version on at least 3 of the 4 major national carriers (not sure on good keyboard androids for Att).

    iZombies don't want to admit that idoesn't in alot of ways that droid does.

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    Don't even bother with a service. Get ringdroid and use your mp3s right on the phone.

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    Oh yeah, and sideloading apps doesn't require jailbreaking the phone unless you're on AT&T. :)

    But if you want to jailbreak your phone we have you covered.
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    Can I put whatever I want on the home screen?
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    Yup. Widgets, shortcuts to apps/contacts/etc. Folders to organize things. Think of it as a mini computer that makes phone calls.

    Oh, and plays flash videos and games.
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    One last question: (I think)

    I'm an avid linux user, and I know the Iphone requires a windows or mac operating system with itunes to activate. Do I HAVE TO do any sort of crap like that with the droid x?
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    Android is Linux. Do the math. ;)
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    The math has been done. My friends will now view me as an outcast. I know what phone I'm getting.
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    We should turn this thread into a droid commercial. Seriously droid does.

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    One of us! One of us! :D
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    "Which one?!?!"
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    You want a physical keyboard? Droid 2

    You want a larger screen? Droid X

    Totally over simplifyed but my two cents is you can't go wrong with either.

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