Why Droid?

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  1. Nasteee

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    Hello. I'm new to these forums, and new to the idea of getting a Droid.

    I have used several of my friends iPhones, and decided its time for me to get a smart phone. Seeing as how I'm a Verizon customer, and they don't have an iPhone (yet) I'm looking into getting a Droid.

    I've come to the conclusion that I think I would like to purchase a Droid X, when they are available.

    But my question is, why would a Droid be better than an iPhone?

    I want the Droid to be my all in one device, to take away the need of carrying a phone, with my iPod touch. I'm looking for the Droid to play music in my car, and at work. I want it to have my to do list, grocery list, all kinds of things like that.

    What are your deciding factors in a Droid over the iPhone? Can you hack a Doid? I've jailbroken my iTouch to change themes, settings, and get free apps. Can you do something like that with a Droid?

    Any information is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    OK. The iPhone vs. Droid/Android debate should really come to an end as Android in general and the devices it is now available on, EVO 4G, Droid X, Samsung Galaxy S, etc.. are, in my opinion, a new class of device. The Droid let alone the Droid X is infinitely customizable in stock form let alone if the device is rooted. On top of that the hardware features and power has already dated the iPhone 4 in most respects and these units aren't even the big boys due out towards years end. My Droid has become my netbook replacement. It does everything my netbook did, fits in my pocket and makes phone calls too. It is my MP3 player both personal and in vehicle. It manages my finances with Mint, does my grocery list using Epicurious. It is my alarm clock when I go to sleep. My movie/game player while on the train. Email and document editing. Streams video and edits video. The only thing it doesn't do is make my coffee in the morning.

    Hopefully that helps. dancedroid
     
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    But, in fact, it actually could!
     
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    The very fact that you had to HACK YOUR PHONE to change themes and settings should make you laugh and go with the droid X. Who the hell has to hack their phone to change a theme? How capable can a phone possibly be if that is the case. Oh, and the fact that the iPhone 4 is already outdated a week after it was released and will pale in comparison to the phones coming out with android in a couple of months.

    The iPhone will be coming to Verizon within the next year simply because Apple realizes they are outmatched by Android and have to get as many customers on contracts asap before they all go to Android because of the network and realize how great it is.
     
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    Apple doesn't put customers "on contracts"; carriers do. And if the iPhone4 comes to Verizon, its sales will swamp the various android alternatives.
     
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    I don't see iPhone on Verizon sales being that spectacular. It will sell alot but to existing iPhone customers bailing from AT&T to Verizon for better service. Granted there will be some new uptake and switch overs but not as many as you would think. The best example was the 1.7 million iPhones sold article. Turns out that after looking at the numbers 500k sold in the U.S. the rest worldwide AND approx. 83% of the total sales was to existing iPhone users upgrading. The iPhone has reached saturation and new uptake is slow going considering all of the alternatives, Android in this case, out there.
     
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    Well if your looking to root, Droid would be an excellent choice for you, but if your looking to get free apps from root then shop elsewhere as we support our developers here.

    And jsh1120 is spot on about apple sales on verizon.
     
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    Can you hack a Droid? CAN YOU HACK A DROID!? First, it is called "rooting" not "hacking" or "jailbreaking." Second, yes, you can. But - more importantly - you don't have to. You can get all the functionality of a jailbroke iPhone in a stock Droid.

    Android gives you options and a better selection of quality apps. Apple may have more apps, but Android has more USEFUL apps. Droid has the network, too. It can literally do everything an iPhone can do and so.much.more.
     
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