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jaberi

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Which one?

HTC Amaze 4G

or

Iphone


J E F F
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said by jaberi:

HTC Amaze 4G

or

Iphone

BB10 -- it's supposed to be way better than the other two. LTE and also NFC. (iPhone doesn't have NFC)
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Guspaz
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Avoid BB10 at all costs: it's a dead-end platform that in the best case will never be more than niche.

If you want an android, avoid the htc amaze 4g becuse it's an obsolete phone. There are much better android phones out there.
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said by Guspaz:

Avoid BB10 at all costs: it's a dead-end platform that in the best case will never be more than niche.

Regardless of RIM's problems, you're not really in any sort of position to tell anyone to avoid something that isn't yet on the market.

As much as I am not naive to hold my breath, I am also not so arrogant to claim all is over. A lot can change in even a few months.


elwoodblues
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said by Gone:

said by Guspaz:

Avoid BB10 at all costs: it's a dead-end platform that in the best case will never be more than niche.

Regardless of RIM's problems, you're not really in any sort of position to tell anyone to avoid something that isn't yet on the market.

As much as I am not naive to hold my breath, I am also not so arrogant to claim all is over. A lot can change in even a few months.

The phones will do well, remember the BB service isn't going anywhere, if you think the "market" is going to allow that lucrative service to disappear, the naysayers have another thing coming to them.
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To be fair, the fact that BB10 isn't out is the biggest reason it's not an option. If you can't get it, you have to get something else.
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said by Guspaz:

To be fair, the fact that BB10 isn't out is the biggest reason it's not an option. If you can't get it, you have to get something else.

And that in itself is a completely valid argument to make, but one shouldn't be making claims about dead-end niche platforms when the product hasn't even had a chance to prove itself in the market.


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said by Guspaz:

To be fair, the fact that BB10 isn't out is the biggest reason it's not an option. If you can't get it, you have to get something else.

I already outlined why I think the BB10 will be a hit, if it's competitively priced, the "kids" will jump at a decent priced touch screen phone they can BBM with.
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said by elwoodblues:

I already outlined why I think the BB10 will be a hit, if it's competitively priced, the "kids" will jump at a decent priced touch screen phone they can BBM with.

... and BB10's multitasking capabilities are so far and away better than anything iOS or Android can do that it will most likely be a far better OS overall than anything on the market right now.

The real question is whether RIM can market it. If they can, they won't be going away any time soon. One must also remember that all it takes is one product screwup by anyone else - be it Apple, Samsung, Google, whoever - that the entire dynamic can change and a company can find themselves going from the top to the bottom very fast, as RIM already has learned.


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reply to Gone
said by Gone:

said by Guspaz:

Avoid BB10 at all costs: it's a dead-end platform that in the best case will never be more than niche.

Regardless of RIM's problems, you're not really in any sort of position to tell anyone to avoid something that isn't yet on the market.

I chalk it up to a form of fanboyism or some reverse form of fanboyism and a need for someone to convey themselves as an expert. I typically wait until I've used something before I give advise on whether or not it's a usable device.

I had to chuckle at 'dead end platform'... will phone communications be replaced by telepathic communications? I hope so, I'll understand women much better than I do now.


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said by urbanriot:

I had to chuckle at 'dead end platform'... will phone communications be replaced by telepathic communications? I hope so, I'll understand women much better than I do now.

Nah, by that time we'll have figured out how to create false images just to screw you around.

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said by urbanriot:

I had to chuckle at 'dead end platform'... will phone communications be replaced by telepathic communications? I hope so, I'll understand women much better than I do now.

Fat chance, you'll be more confused than ever if you could read their minds.


Hydraglass
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Right now if you need the phone today, and not 6 months from now -
Top choice - Samsung Galaxy S3
Next - Motorola Droid Razr Maxx
3rd - iPhone 5
4th - HTC One X
5th - (esp if you want a keyboard) Blackberry Torch 9810

If you can wait 6 months:
I have no idea as every manufacturer other than Apple will have new devices out. But I wouldn't count out the BB10 devices, the next Samsung Galaxy phone, an iPhone "5s" or whatever, and perhaps something newer from Motorola or HTC..


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The LG Optimus G was just launched, it's roughly twice as fast as any other phone on the market. It's got a quad-core Krait, which is roughly double the performance of a quad-core A9 (as found in Tegra 3) or a dual-core Krait (as found in Samsung Galaxy S III) or A6 (as found in the iPhone 5, since the A6 cores are vaguely similar to the Krait in performance).

The big question will be battery life from having such as massive CPU, but it's smaller in every dimension than the SGS3 and is supposed to be available within a week, IIRC.

EDIT: Bell/Rogers/Telus in "early November"
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jaberi

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thanks for all of your input, ran into someone who had HTC Amaze 4 it's a lot heavier than the iPhone, and the person said they are just so happy with it....of course me not knowing the difference i looked at some of the pictures they showed me, and there was someone with an iPhone who photographed their dinner plate.....the iPhone picture was so sharp in comparison to the HTC Amaze....the camera would not be a deal breaker for me...


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That is mainly just because the amaze is an old outdated phone. Newer smartphone cameras will be much better, be they Iphone or android.
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jaberi

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said by Guspaz:

That is mainly just because the amaze is an old outdated phone. Newer smartphone cameras will be much better, be they Iphone or android.

sadly i would not know the difference, that is why i ask here....i do like the look of the iPhone though, nice sleek device....i accidentally stumbled into some talk where this one person said they had many cell phones but nothing sucked more than the iPhone and it always acted up when the warranty was obsolete...back and forth they went to the apple store, not to mention their macbook and having to pay for support....

jaberi

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there is "samsung note" as well, and the new samsung note 2 has just come out or am i wrong...both of the note 1 and 2 have a wider screen tha the galaxy S3?

am i correct, and how would these "note" compare with the galaxy S3?

thanks!


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oh, wow, forgot about this thread. No wonder I felt deja-vu a few days ago.

jaberi, it's been a 1 month anniversary, no phone yet?

Don't tell me you're waiting for something better to come out 'next month'

jaberi

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waiting for the next best and cheaper release....:)


urbanriot
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You on any kind of contract with renewals that can subsidize your decision? I pay Bell through the nose so I can get a free phone every 3 years... yippeee....


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I've had the Note 2 for a few weeks now, and it is fantastic. It replaced my aging Nexus S. The performance and features are more than I expected. Battery life is awesome, I can easily go 24hrs with normal use without charging, my Nexus S would last 8hrs with the same use. The size seems overwhelming at first, but you do adjust and other phones seem too small once you are used to it.

jaberi

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jmacd27.............incidentally, i was browsing at one of those rogers kiosque and asked how much is that phone to buy, the guy said we don't sell them....i inquired why, and he said it is the policy they have with samsung on any new hardware that is released...only on a plan, but they don't have the note 2 yet....
but that is one nice looking gadget.

jaberi

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right, you earned your phones urbanriot.....i was looking to go without a plan, waiting to see what the samsung note 2 will go for...either with plan or without plan...they better not release anything new before i get the note 2...