The 10 Coolest Smartphones Of 2008

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  1. Stang68 macrumors 6502a

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  3. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dont plan on switching to ATT because I just cannot deal with the service. Verizon is great near me, so I'll stick with it. To be honest, if the iPhone came out for Verizon tomorrow, I would stand in the store for a good hour, just holding both the Storm and iPhone in my hands! I would probably just end up drooling instead of making a decision! :p
     
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    Unless Verizon switch to international standard GSM, 95% cell phones in the world (including all iPhones), will not work on verizon.
     
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    I know this, that is why there have been rumors of a CDMA iPhone. But all of this will be null and void when Verizon and ATT switch to LTE in 2010. AT that point, any cell phone will work on any carrier. Also, data speeds will be very, very fast.
     
  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    That review almost seems to be written by a CrackBerry fanboy. He listed all the details about what the iPhone 3G offers, but then just said the storm offers stuff like "e-mail and multimedia." How in the hell does that make up for the lack of WiFi? I haven't used one, but I didn't get a good rundown of the Storm (or G1, which from what I hear would be a dud if not for Google's name on it) from that article. Apple's shortcomings are easly made up by the App Store. I have also heard that the Storm's clickable screen makes typing a lot slower.

    I think all of this is comparing apples to oranges (or maybe Apples to BlackBerries?). I could really give a rat's patoot about advanced e-mail features that I guess are available on a BlackBerry, yet the iPod feature is HIGHLY important to me.
     
  7. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well said! And for the record, I am NOT impressed by the G1. T-Mobile is lucky Google's name is attached to it. As for the Storm, it is a great phone and it definitely on par with the iPhone. The iPhone had bugs when it first came out and so does the Storm. When the Blackberry App Center comes out in March, it should be even better. As you said, they both do different things for different people :).
     
  8. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I could possibly have a liking for the Storm if they weren't advertised by Verizon. That smug-ass "can you hear me now?" guy hasn't said a word for them in a commercial for 18 years yet he's in every one they do. He bugs me almost as much as the Burger King mascot.
     
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    Am I the only one that's a little irked that the iPhone isn't a "smartphone" per se? :D
     
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    Hahah! I love the Burger Kind mascot! He is funny in a way too creepy kind of way :D
     
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    Today's news is that there are now 4 billion cell phones in use worldwide.

    Out of those phones, about 415 million subscribe to 3G services. Of the 3G users, about three quarters use UMTS/HSPA, and the other quarter use CDMA-EVDO.

    So it turns out that 23% of worldwide phones using 3G data services are CDMA.

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    how can the storm be the "coolest" with a 50% return rate?
     
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    lolwut
     

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