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Re: I'm Going With IPhone

Postby magiceel » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:54 pm

i'm using the htc diamond 2.. like it a lot :)



Strong Eagle wrote:Lots of net research. Lots of hands on playing around. And I conclude that my next phone will be an IPhone.

The key reason is the proper implementation of a touch screen, built into the OS from the ground up. Multi-touch means that zoom and pan operations are great and that the keyboard is intelligent. On the 3GS the operations have no lag, and with fully integrated maps, compass, GPS, and reference lists the kinds of augmented reality available are great.

I seriously considered the Samsung HD. It's screen is great but the Symbian OS really ruins a great piece of hardware. Always a slight lag in drag operations. Clunky method of handling icons. Single touch only. THe experience just doesn't compare.

I predict that unless Symbian very quickly does something about the OS, you'll soon see high end Nokia, Siemens, and Samsumg products using an altogether different OS.

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Re: I'm Going With IPhone

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 12:47 am

magiceel wrote:i'm using the htc diamond 2.. like it a lot :)


Let me tell all you boys and girls: If you haven't actually picked up an I Phone and tried it out, do yourself a favor if you are still trying to decide on a phone. The user interface is second to none, and beats Symbian and Windows hands down, no question.

Sync with Outlook, music, photos, etc works great.

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Re: I'm Going With IPhone

Postby lleitmotif-net » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:13 am

Strong Eagle wrote:Let me tell all you boys and girls: If you haven't actually picked up an I Phone and tried it out, do yourself a favor if you are still trying to decide on a phone. The user interface is second to none, and beats Symbian and Windows hands down, no question.

Sync with Outlook, music, photos, etc works great.


totally disagree! every hp got pros and flaws. iPhone user interface wins but graphic lose to samsung touchWiz which uses 16M colors. Its camera is also not as strong compare to htc. price wise, u'are paying more for iphone among all smartphones. so i would conclude no hp is perfect.
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Re: I'm Going With IPhone

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:05 pm

lleitmotif-net wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:price wise, u'are paying more for iphone among all smartphones. so i would conclude no hp is perfect.


I doubt that. I paid $208 before discounts for my iPhone with a 2 year contract. Starhub wants $498 for the Omna HD on a 2 year contract. Where's the deal again?

PS: The more I use the iPhone, the more I like it... the UI is so intuitive... far better than Symbian or Windows.

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Postby sillingw » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:21 pm

I got the HTC Hero free from starhub for a 2 year contract, that did persuade me somewhat :D I also kinda agree - each to their own - no need to disagree with anyone on THEIR choice of handset - I'm happy with mine, SE is happy with his, I do not feel any need to defend my decision, nor to be detrimental about someone elses decision. We all have different expectations and needs, no-one uses it with the same priorities and requirements - as I said before, I'm sure it will take me at least a year to investigate all the capabilities and most of them I will probaly not use, but for me, my choice was near perfect - For me.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:58 pm

sillingw wrote:but for me, my choice was near perfect - For me.


And it's lucky for the handphone manufacturers that we all fee that way!!

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Postby sillingw » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 1:26 pm

love the Freudian slip:

"We all Fee that way"

how apt :D

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I have the Samsung i8910HD (omnia)

Postby Sirano100 » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 7:18 pm

I needed a new camera, MP3 player and phone. And I love my i8910! Huge 16GB memory, Great 8 MP camera and the screen is to die for! I would have looked at the Iphone but I hate what apple does to music.. don’t want that for my huge music collection, and the iphone camera is still only 3 MP. Next time maybe.

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Re: I have the Samsung i8910HD (omnia)

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 8:41 pm

Sirano100 wrote:I hate what apple does to music.. don’t want that for my huge music collection


OK... I'll bite... what does Apple do to music? iTunes let you select multiple CD conversion options... AAC, lossless, WAV, MP3... and at a variety of bit rates.

ACC is actually superior to MP3 in terms of size and sound quality but if you want MP3, you got it.

So... what does Apple do to music?

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Re: I have the Samsung i8910HD (omnia)

Postby econoMIC » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 8:57 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Sirano100 wrote:I hate what apple does to music.. don’t want that for my huge music collection


OK... I'll bite... what does Apple do to music? iTunes let you select multiple CD conversion options... AAC, lossless, WAV, MP3... and at a variety of bit rates.

ACC is actually superior to MP3 in terms of size and sound quality but if you want MP3, you got it.

So... what does Apple do to music?

I guess he wants lossless.
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Re: I have the Samsung i8910HD (omnia)

Postby taxico » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:06 pm

Sirano100 wrote:I would have looked at the Iphone but I hate what apple does to music..


you can't drag drop, gotta use itunes and some proprietary format. then itunes works only in some countries, like the apple store.

and i'm sure DRM pops up somewhere along the way.

bastards.

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Re: I have the Samsung i8910HD (omnia)

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 16 Oct 2009 5:57 am

taxico wrote:
Sirano100 wrote:I would have looked at the Iphone but I hate what apple does to music..


you can't drag drop, gotta use itunes and some proprietary format. then itunes works only in some countries, like the apple store.

and i'm sure DRM pops up somewhere along the way.

bastards.

:b


True that you have to use iTunes to load music... but I've got many converted MP3's that loaded up... no proprietary format, no DRM, iTunes works anywhere.

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Re: I have the Samsung i8910HD (omnia)

Postby Sirano100 » Fri, 16 Oct 2009 9:09 am

taxico wrote:
Sirano100 wrote:I would have looked at the Iphone but I hate what apple does to music..


you can't drag drop, gotta use itunes and some proprietary format. then itunes works only in some countries, like the apple store.

and i'm sure DRM pops up somewhere along the way.

bastards.

:b

Thanks taxico; you put it so much more succinctly than I could have done :), I manage my music with Creative MediaSource, thumbs up to them, =D> have done since they put out the only 60GB MP3 portable player yet and I still use it, since there isn't, to my knowledge any other of that size yet. It’s Singaporean (woo hoo) and they are so helpful & approachable when one needs support.

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Postby taxico » Fri, 16 Oct 2009 7:19 pm

creative media source will even suck in a VCD dat file and spit it out in MP3 form! that's one crazy software. pity it needs a creative device plugged in to be activated the first time...

i don't see why i need to convert my mp3 files into any other format, especially when i have a bajillion of them.

if a $10 digital music player can, so should an ipod/iphone.

and the battery!
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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 16 Oct 2009 8:40 pm

If all you want to do is rip CD's Windows Media player as well as Winamp, to name but two, rip to a variety of formats.


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