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Otaku Chat “Is there a cell phone thread?” by Nick The Newbie

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Nick The Newbie 2 years ago on 02/17/12
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I just got the droid 4 and i'm liking it a lot. It'a got a ton of bloatware, and i hope that'll be removeable once an ICS upgrade comes out, but until then, I love the way this keyboard feels.
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Amanda 2 years ago on 02/17/12
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What's a droid 4? Verizon I assume, but what about hardware/android version?
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KitAdrian 2 years ago on 02/17/12
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Droid+4
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WWNSX 2 years ago on 02/17/12
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You may want to check out Thread for iPhone vs. Android trash talk since people usually talk about hack etc as well in there
http://otakubooty.com/...mp;tab=4&page=1&action=st
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Amanda 2 years ago on 02/17/12
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kit it's almost cute how well you miss the mark on everything you ever do!
PS: I have a Win7Mo HTC Radar 4G through T-mobile and it's the niftiest phone I've had, ever. I'm sure part of it is that it's a current gen phone (thrilling!) but part of it is that I love the UI. YMMV.

Also in recent years: HTC MyTouch 3G slide, HTC Hero
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Lord_BullGod 2 years ago on 02/17/12
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AMANDA I HAVE THE HTC RADAR TOO!!!!!

Best interface ever. Plus, it's a REALLY nice looking phone. I hate most phone designs these days, but this one is actually cute. I get honeys checking out my phone all the time now yo! hahahaha
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Amanda 2 years ago on 02/17/12
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PHONE BROS

yeah f'sho, honeys check out my phone alla time too
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Terminal_Hobbes 2 years ago on 02/17/12
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I have the Droid 2 right now and I've used it for about a year now, and I love it. It was my first smartphone, and after checking out the Droid 4, I think I'll prolly upgrade to that when I can.

Although it doesn't seem like a HUGE change from the droid 2, the gorilla glass and backlit keyboard make it worth the upgrade. Keep us updated on the goods, bads, and uglys of it.
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Nick The Newbie 2 years ago on 02/17/12
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KitAdrian said:
lmgtfy.com/?q=Droid+4


Wow, what an asshole.


It's verizon, 4g, android 2.3.4. Supposedly there will be an ics upgrade, but we'll see.
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Matthew 2 years ago on 02/17/12
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I also have a Droid 2 (R2D2 "limited" edition- so limited I got it for a penny). I love this little phone far, far, far, far more than the Droid Eris I so dearly loved before it. I don't think I can ever go back to pure touch screen again, having a physical QWERTY makes it such a more versatile machine for both applications and gaming (considering the only game on Android I really like is a port of Nethack).

I get my next upgrade in December and I'll probably make the leap to 4G. I'll get whatever Droid # Motorola is pushing at the time if it has that QWERTY slide-out. Or I'll get a Droid 4 on the cheap, either or. I used to hate Motorola but I really came around on this Droid 2.
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NomiJade 2 years ago on 02/17/12
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I have a Droid 2 Global, the Droid 4 doesn't have a removable battery and that's a killer for me. On my original Motorola Droid I had to pull the battery to reboot once or twice, very rare but if you have to do it you want to be able to.

I was pretty anti-Motorola before the Droid, had one as my first cell phone and it used to make random possessed phone calls to people in my phone book at inappropriate times and even 911 once. But they have won me back with smart phones.
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KitAdrian 2 years ago on 02/18/12
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In less "asshole" behavior, I almost waited for the Droid 4, but I'm glad I went with the Galaxy Nexus. Everything about it has pleased me so far. I really like Android 4.0, and the phone is super nice.
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Lord_BullGod 2 years ago on 02/18/12
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Amanda said:
PHONE BROS

yeah f'sho, honeys check out my phone alla time too


It's great, these days when I'm out I lay my phone out in front of me, and they all lookin at it "Hey what phone is that?" and they size it up and down and shit.

Then I kill the deal when I'm all "Haha see the little guy in the Phillies hat that pops in and out in that little box? That's my Xbox Live avatar."
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Slade xTekno 2 years ago on 02/18/12
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I have a Galaxy S2. The screen is great and it's lightning-fast. Complaints? It's a little too light, and can sometimes be uncomfortable to carry in your front pocket because of how big the screen is.

Anyone who has problems with their touchscreen keyboard should try Swiftkey. Once you get used to it, you'll be typing at ridiculous speeds.

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Matthew 2 years ago on 02/18/12
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Slade xTekno said:
Anyone who has problems with their touchscreen keyboard should try Swiftkey. Once you get used to it, you'll be typing at ridiculous speeds.


How does it compare to Swype? I don't "have problems" with the touch screen keyboard but it just will never, ever compare to the ease/familiarity of a hardware keyboard. And in terms of needing a full keyboard to play a game like Nethack, using a software keyboard is just a nightmare of Jurassic proportions. (Or for the short time I had an NES emulator on my phone- using the "on screen" D-Pad/Buttons was a joke-a-rama, hardware keys are where it's AT.

I basically only use the on-screen keyboard for one-handed typing, which Swype is great for (basically all it's great for).
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Amanda 2 years ago on 02/18/12
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Lord_BullGod said:


It's great, these days when I'm out I lay my phone out in front of me, and they all lookin at it "Hey what phone is that?" and they size it up and down and shit.

Then I kill the deal when I'm all "Haha see the little guy in the Phillies h...


I get the same reaction! I got my tiles set up purple and I got a purple bodyglove, I'm reppin' it hardcore
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Andrew 2 years ago on 02/18/12
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Matthew said:
How does [SwiftKey] compare to Swype?

I used to be a big Swype believer, but I have found SwiftKey to be much more to my liking. If you really like texting with one hand, Swype's probably better, but I'm a two-thumbed speedster. Once you train SwiftKey, it'll shock you with how well it can predict what you want to say.
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Donitsu 2 years ago on 02/19/12
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Slade xTekno said:
I have a Galaxy S2. The screen is great and it's lightning-fast. Complaints? It's a little too light, and can sometimes be uncomfortable to carry in your front pocket because of how big the screen is.

Anyone who has problems with their touc...


I have the s2 skyrocket version of this phone... it's absolutely fantastic. Big screen, comfortable in my hand, crisp display, and ridiculously fast download speeds. Highly recommend it.
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Oshi 2 years ago on 02/20/12
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I'm still rocking an EVO 4G... Complete with busted USB port so I have to swap externally charged batteries.
Been using CM7 on it for ages, but currently trying out the MazWoz ICS build, really like it despite some bugginess, such a delicious upgrade.
Thirding SwiftKey being the tits.

Due for an upgrade in April, but tempted to hold out til June and switch to T-Mo. Problem is, T-Mo's phone lineup isn't impressing. Sprint will probably have the Galaxy Nexus when I'm due, and that's mighty tempting, despite being mostly HTC loyal (lately that's being swayed).
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Andrew 2 years ago on 02/20/12
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My situation is much like Oshi's: I have an EVO 4G, will be due for an upgrade in a few months, and am drooling over the Galaxy Nexus.

It's been a while since I last checked on the status of ICS ROMs for the EVO. I want to use ICS, but I can't afford the risks of using ROMs with a greater risk of failure than normal. I would be screwed if my phone were taken out of commission, as I need constant availability in case any of my business partners come up with a referral for me. A missed opportunity could prove costly, to say the least!

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