Am I Nuts?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by berkleeboy210, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

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    For thinking about wanting to sell my iPhone get a Curve and a Touch?

    When the SDK comes out, I'm sure most of the apps will work with the touch so I'm not too concerned about that.

    I've just been thinking about this a lot lately, I do a lot of texting etc... I have gotten use to the iPhones virtual keyboard etc... but I do miss having the full qwerty.

    Someone convince me either way.

    I've had my iphone since launch day.
     
  2. FunkyJunk macrumors regular

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    You want to carry around two gadgets instead of one?
     
  3. question fear macrumors 68020

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    Yes, you are nuts, but not because of this. :D

    Is email a primary objective? If so, then no you aren't nuts. Hell, if you need a real keyboard then you aren't nuts.

    But play with a curve first to make sure the GUI is to your liking.
     
  4. ert3 macrumors 6502a

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    ok maybe i just don't get it but the iphone texting is via a full (virtual) qwerty keyboard.
     
  5. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    *shrug* either you prefer the Iphone to a touch/curve combo or you don't.

    Your money, your enjoyment. Buy what works for you.
     
  6. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

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    I don't get what you are talking about when you say "missing the full QWERTY." The iPhone has a full QWERTY, it just isn't one that you can feel the keys on. As far as selling and buying an iPod touch and a Curve, that is up to you. Do what you think is best for you.
     
  7. macpluslaptop macrumors 6502

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    Do it

    I think you should go ahead - I kept my Verizon phone because it's much easier to text with, and I got a Touch. (I also like sending picture messages, which is much easier than on an iphone I think.) I love the Touch as a PDA (especially when I can get a working Wi-Fi connection) but it is tedious to type on, and I couldn't imagine relying on that keyboard for long texts. I kept my old ipod for music, too, so I carry around 3 devices. Works for me.
     
  8. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it is fair to put the iPhone in a different category then phones with actual keys. to me it is not a full qwerty keyboard. it can only be described as a full qwerty set of virtual softkeys. Of course it does so in a most excellent way, but it is by no means the same experience as an actual keyboard. I do believe that with practice it is a good compromise.
     
  9. tothelimit macrumors regular

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    this is very good advice. when my girlfriend's contract ended with T-mobile she switched to AT&T so we could get a family plan and she got the Curve. She returned it and got an iPhone within a week. She hated it - said everything was a hassle - to navigate menus and drop down menus.... just nowhere near the friendly intuitive nature of the iphone.
     
  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yep, I 6th the motion...

    you are nuts and "LOOOONEY" LOL! :cool:
     
  11. Consultant macrumors G5

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    I find iPhone's touch buttons, even in the smaller vertical mode, work better than tiny physical buttons. (I have big hands).

    No problem typing without looking at keyboard when iPhone is in horizontal mode.

    Reviews on curve usually only say the curve's strong point is "email". It's not an iPod, not an internet communicator, not as an entertainment device, not as many cool third party apps as iPhone.
     
  12. zetsurin macrumors regular

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    I had to go back to using my Treo 650 last week for a couple of days, and having a realy thumbpad again was a breath of fresh air. Having said that, I think the iPhone is 'good enough', but I certainly wouldn't call you crazy for wanting more specialised devices as convergence almost always leads to compromises.
     

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