Post # 1
So, I’m interested in updating my phone plan and I would love to get a phone with all sorts of abilities. I’m an artist, an avid reader, game player, love music, and want to learn other languages.
What phone has the best abilities? I’ve heard the ipod has so many cool abilities but that it’s limited in that it only has apps that Apple approves of, while the Thunderbolt has many user created apps.
So, what’s the word? What would you get?
Post # 3
I’m so curious to hear all of this too! My husband and I are looking to upgrade our phones too and aren’t sure what to get. We are trying to decide between the iPhone and an Android.
So far, so many people say they love their iPhones, but like you said above, they can only download apps that are Apple approved while Android allows you to download whatever you want. I’ve also heard that the Androids are more customizable.
Post # 4
I am trying to make this same decision right now! I have had an Android phone since 2009 and it’s now time for me to upgrade! The iPhone is tempting, but I love my Android so much!
Post # 5
Ok I made that decision in March and I can tell you…STAY with the Android if you love it!!! I really wish I went with the Thunderbolt. BUT I had been dying to get an iphone so I did. I like it but I really miss my flash media and the platform for the Droid is actually much friendlier and eaiser to use. I’m also having regrets with the iPad too as I again wish I had access to the flash media…DARN YOU APPLE Whom I love! LOL
I want to be fair here. I like the apps that I can get more freedom in them with the iPhone than I did on the Droid. Like my Weight Watchers app is like me being on the computer where on the droid it wasn’t. My views have been since I upgraded in March, so I’ve had some time to play. I do love that I can upload music to my phone with iTunes where I couldn’t do so before with the Droid (or probably could but didn’t know how). I also miss my ringtones as I have to use what’s in the iTunes library and hince some that I had are now gone. 🙁 Apps can cost a lot. You can upload the Kindle to either phone if you like to read, but apple does have iBooks…again it seems a bit limited to me. I can say the same with Facebook…it’s like being on the computer, which is different from being on the Android market.
And don’t even get me started on uploading pictures from the camera to Facebook. You have to actually BE IN facebook to upload. It’s like a 3-4 step process when before it was two clicks of a button to upload. I miss the flash media and the easy uploading of pictures from my camera and the fact that it was easier to transfer pictures as well. I don’t have that on my iphone and I’m trying to figure out how to transfer pictures around.
when I got the new phone the one thing too I didn’t like was when they transfered over the phone numbers…my contact list also now includes separate email addresses from my gmail accounts. The thing I hate is now I have some that I don’t even know whom they are b/c it’s email addresses from a friend of mine who did mass emails for their wedding and now I have random people in my contact list that I’m trying to clean up.
I can say all in all the phone isn’t too bad and I’m still learning but I do miss the Droid phones! Good luck let me know if this helped at all!
PS…I know that the Thunderbolt is REALLY quick too. I loved it when I saw it in the store.
Post # 6
@yearns4god: Thank you for the detailed reply!!
Now I’m even more set on getting the Thunderbolt. 🙂
I talked to someone else recently who had both the iPod and the Thunderbolt and she said just about the exact same thing you did.
Also, I looked at the Thunderbolt user created apps and there is a ‘iTunes’ transfer so you can use iTunes on the Android. 😀
Anyone else have reviews on the Ipod or Thunderbolt?
Post # 7
I have android and I’m happy with it! I do like Iphone as well but its bit bulkier than I like a phone to be. Plus my android phone has a sliding keyboard so if I get tired of touch screen I have some relief! Also they are constantly coming out with newer Iphones and the value of old one drops like crazy
Post # 8
I was in a similar dilemma last week, because my phone was on its way to phone heaven. I was interested in Apple, but I really didn’t want to have to plug my phone into my computer every time there was an update. I have been following reviews of phones online and the Thunderbolt and Charge (should be released sometime soon… there was a little delay) were at the top of my list… as they are also 4G (faster internet capabilities).
However, I’m not in an area that has 4G yet. This led me to search for a phone that is similar to the Thunderbolt, but has better battery life. I bought the Droid Incredible 2 on Monday. So far I’m absolutely loving it. It has great battery life, all the capabilities of the Thunderbolt minus 4G, and the size is just a bit more manageable for me. It’s not that much smaller, but it feels thinner and fits in my back pocket comfortably.
To answer your original question, I’d stick with Android. If you play a lot of games and you’re in a 4G area, I’d definitely go with the Thunderbolt because of the speedy data.