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Jul 27, 2010, 10:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by NeverTriedApple View Post
Can someone of iPhone 4 owners advise if following things have changed since iPhone 2G:

1. Sending several attachments in one email.
2. Saving attachments for further editing, sending out, etc.
3. Editing word/excel docs (I believe it was view only in 2G?)
4. Flash support - a dead end?
5. Using Bluetooth for anything else than hands free (e.g. like file transfer)


Thanks.
try google.
     
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Jul 28, 2010, 04:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
The Galaxy S has been getting good reviews, let us know what you think, will you?
Will do.

Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
A three year old iPhone will work perfectly with the OS it arrived with three years ago.
Newer features demand newer hardware, simple as that. If you can live without these then there's no reason to upgrade.

Android is all over the place at the moment. I was really hoping it would develop into serious competition for the iPhone but right now it looks like Windows Mobile might just beat it to second place. What i've seen so far is looking mighty fine.
I hope that you're wrong, but one thing is sure : having a few 'serious' players in the market is certainly good for us consumers.
     
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Jul 28, 2010, 06:06 AM
 
Absolutely. I am looking forward to read about your experiences. From what I understand, tinkerers and IT specialists tend to like Android, so the cards are stacked in your favor.

I think Android is a great idea, but its complete openess is working against it. MS seems to have learned from that with Mobile7, allowing only for the most basic skinning and very few carrier adjustments.
     
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Jul 28, 2010, 07:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
Absolutely. I am looking forward to read about your experiences. From what I understand, tinkerers and IT specialists tend to like Android, so the cards are stacked in your favor.
Ironically, one of the reasons that I stopped using Linux at home and went over to OSX was the endless configuring that was needed to make things work. Hopefully my mobile won't be the same.

Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
I think Android is a great idea, but its complete openess is working against it. MS seems to have learned from that with Mobile7, allowing only for the most basic skinning and very few carrier adjustments.
Agreed. We bitch about control, but it does have its advantages.
     
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Jul 28, 2010, 04:53 PM
 
Oh man, the common sense emanating from this thread is just sickening.

This is a ****ing INTERNET FORUM!

What is wrong with you people!?

Only NeverTriedApple seems to understand how it works.
     
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Jul 29, 2010, 02:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Oh man, the common sense emanating from this thread is just sickening.

This is a ****ing INTERNET FORUM!

What is wrong with you people!?

Only NeverTriedApple seems to understand how it works.
Don't worry, me and Phileas will be arguing over global warming or guns or Android again after the summer.
     
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Jul 29, 2010, 05:26 AM
 
Ah, but if you're wrong in the political lounge, I don't read it.
     
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Jul 29, 2010, 07:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Ah, but if you're wrong in the political lounge, I don't read it.
I'm never wrong.
     
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Jul 29, 2010, 08:30 AM
 
You sound like your wife.
     
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Jul 29, 2010, 10:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
You sound like your wife.
You'll be dealt with later

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The Galaxy S still hasn't arrived because the bloody post office doesn't know the address
     
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Jul 29, 2010, 10:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Oh man, the common sense emanating from this thread is just sickening.

This is a ****ing INTERNET FORUM!

What is wrong with you people!?

Only NeverTriedApple seems to understand how it works.
Can't get me off your head, huh?
     
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Jul 29, 2010, 11:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
Oh and polendo, don't get me wrong I feel worse for you than for my relatively minor complaints. If I was in your position I would be much more upset and not just pointing out that apple isn't perfect like I have been.
That´s OK. I put things in perspective. It´s just a phone that I didn´t like. I didn´t let it creep over my head. I got a replacement and moved on.

The most ironic thing of all is that I don´t like to talk over the phone, but I *DO* really need my contacts and email there all the time and the DEXT is not , as is right now, capable of what I want it to do.

regards
     
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Jul 30, 2010, 04:16 AM
 
I gotta say I wanted Android to work out, I really did. I thought it would be a great way for a third major software platform to come to market. I was wrong though. The fact is that if you play with some of these 1Ghz phones, the interface is still choppy, how the hell does an interface pull off being choppy on a 1Ghz processor!? It's a freaking phone people!

I played with an SE X10 a while ago at a Rogers store, I was excited for this phone since I hoped it would be a really slick Android device that would keep Apple on their toes. It isn't, it's laggy and bloated and huge.

I remember playing with Android 1.6 on the HTC dream and magic when they came out, it felt like a good idea, until I tried using the phones, and I kept having to realize, "Oh they expect me to press the menu button!" The whole thing just takes too much work to use.
     
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Jul 30, 2010, 09:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Don't worry, me and Phileas will be arguing over global warming or guns or Android again after the summer.
I like guns. **** you, peacenick hippie commie. Get a haircut.

Better?
     
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Jul 30, 2010, 09:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
You sound like your wife.
He sounds like my wife.
     
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Jul 30, 2010, 10:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
I like guns. **** you, peacenick hippie commie. Get a haircut.

Better?
Don't make me turn this thread around and go home. Play nice.
     
 
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