Re: What cell phone do you own?

Postby corporalnc_23 » March 10th, 2010, 9:05 pm

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I recently took a look at the palm pre and palm pre +; I like the operating system/apps/etc., but I couldn't stand how the product felt in my hand...it felt like a toy!
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Re: What cell phone do you own?

Postby Cameron » March 11th, 2010, 1:54 am

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So, I finally got a decent phone phone from Verizon, the Nokia Shade. Doesn't even have a camera, but pretty good design for free. Of course, the standardized corporate photo perspectives didn't show off the main design highlight (continuous surface when open), so it was my design duty to take a picture of it myself. =)
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Re: What cell phone do you own?

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Looks like there's a camera in the second pic. Or do you have some cheapo carrier free model. Curious.

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Re: What cell phone do you own?

Postby Cameron » March 11th, 2010, 10:04 am

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I got the cheapo model. It's Verizon, but no camera and no extra faceplates (default comes w/ a few extra colors you can swap w/ the black).
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Re: What cell phone do you own?

Postby burgerkong » March 15th, 2010, 6:11 pm


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Own a k790a from Sony Ericsson, will upgrade to their T700 in the future.Owned in the past the POS Motocrapper ROKR.

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Re: What cell phone do you own?

Postby ikach » March 26th, 2010, 9:54 am

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I honestly have not owned a cellphone in more than a Year now,
no I am not im 22 years old :P
and im loving every moment of it, though im pretty far from the city in a village ( ISD,India)
reason_ I cannot have distractions, as I have a VERY short attention span, you should try it, from my parents to my friends everyone thinks im going to be the next "into the wild" or something..

but the day I come across the old MOTOROLA rotational slider or AURA(I wish) for a good bargain I dont ill think twice. :P
just trying to stand out or love? i dont know.
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Re: What cell phone do you own?

Postby Dansercoer » October 31st, 2012, 5:14 pm


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Any suggestions for a quad-band, good-looking, inexpensive smartphone with aGPS (which also works without network) that fits in trouser pockets?

BTW, there’s an ICON on mobile phones.

Re: What cell phone do you own?

Postby Generatewhatsnext » October 31st, 2012, 6:34 pm

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As a designer I'm supposed to say I have an iPhone, but I have a Droid 3rd Gen Global (will be 2 yrs old [ie, dinosaur in March of 2013] on Verizon. The global features have been helpful when traveling and it WAS super quick when new, but I swear Google is either accelerating their refinements on 4.1 (ice cream sundae or what not) and leaving us 2.3ers in the dust or Android is falling apart because my phone has begun freezing and rebooting on occasion for no reason. I suppose because its nearly 2 yrs old it SHOULD be acting weird to further support the marketing of 2 year contracts. Oh well.

I intend to move to a Windows 8 phone at the next 2 yr. upgrade - I'm interested to see how well they integrate data between Windows 8 PCs, tablets and phones.

Also - smartphones have added an entire category that hadn't been considered before they came along - useful 2nd life. My kids each have 1st gen Droids (old ones we didn't need after endless 2 yr upgrades) and they are as operative as an iPod (everything but calling). They still download apps & games on them, text on them, watch netflix on them and the only $$ they've ever required was a new battery for each (only $6 on eBay).
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Re: What cell phone do you own?

Postby Dansercoer » November 1st, 2012, 11:56 am


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Generatewhatsnext wrote:I intend to move to a Windows 8 phone at the next 2 yr. upgrade - I'm interested to see how well they integrate data between Windows 8 PCs, tablets and phones.

I second that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4UdrEPJHnE
I might buy out my current contract, get a Nokia Lumia 800 for £13.5/month and upgrade to Windows 8 for £25.

Re: What cell phone do you own?

Postby Travisimo » November 1st, 2012, 12:41 pm

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I have the Lumia 800 plus Windows 8 Beta on my tablet. It's neat how it works together... a lot of the contacts, office files, and skydrive content is shared pretty seamlessly. It makes the tablet like a big phone almost. It's the beta, so some parts are disabled, but looking forward to upgrading.

PS I love the Lumia 800 hardware and Windows OS, some of the nicest stuff out there imho

Re: What cell phone do you own?

Postby Greenman » November 1st, 2012, 2:19 pm

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Had this for 4 years on T-Mobile, constantly made fun of by other designers, but then, I've saved $1,000's not upgrading to each iPhone and paying the contract fees...

I dunno, I like the iPhone and could easily afford one and the G1 is certainly showing it's age in terms of interface speed, but it still works, never drops calls, and is super solid. In the end, I just use my iPad for everything aside calls.

I am grandfathered into unlimited text/data with T-Mobile from my 2004 plan and while I can get an iPhone on their network they won't support it. Right now I'm leaning towards the Galaxy Note II.
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Re: What cell phone do you own?

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Galaxy Nexus from Samsung and Google. Too bad it does not support all codecs (open source) and it has no SD slot in it. For the rest I'm quiet happy with it, especially that Android is flexible.

Re: What cell phone do you own?

Postby Mr-914 » November 26th, 2012, 1:11 pm

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Re: What cell phone do you own?

Postby yo » December 1st, 2012, 4:18 pm

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I've got a 4s and I've been torn between upgrading to the 5 or switching over to a Windows Phone, probably a Nokia Lumia. Anybody out there go from iOS to Windows Phone? Would love to hear from you.

Re: What cell phone do you own?

Postby Travisimo » December 9th, 2012, 1:12 pm

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I did.. and it was a good experience.

The possitive: Windows is a lot quicker to navigate, and just check messages, etc, without having to drill down into the apps. The WP experience is a great alternative to iOS, and it doesn't really take a lot (or steal) from it.. it's a fresh alternative. I personally love the Lumia 800 I choose, it's a little more organic and feels good in my hand, not such an industrial coldly precise ID as the iPhone (my opinion). Nokia has some nice useful apps, not at all like the bloatware skins like carriers and manufacturers put on Android. And it has some nice integration with Windows 8, like contacts, SMS, etc. Skydrive and MS Office are also really handy

the negative: Whenever you hear of a cool new app, it's usually only on iOS or Android.. they come to WP last it seems and some never do. Some parts of the OS don't make sense (but you could say that for all of them).. two examples are not being able to do screen grabs and not being able to take a business address you found on in maps to adding it as a contact. NFC doesn't seem to be well integrated yet, some of the coolest stuff isn't available. You still don't have drag&drop access to music and files - you have to use Zune, which is nicer than itunes, but still a pain. The Keyboard is more tightly spaced than iOS too

I think you'd like it after a short adjustment period - took me about 2 weeks

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