Verizon, what phone?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TK2K, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. TK2K macrumors 6502

    TK2K

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    I have a iphone 3g and I have to switch to Verizon because of my new geographic location, and I'm wondering what phone I should get.

    What I need, need, is something with a full calendar at least as good as the iphone that will sync with my mac, and an email program that is at least comparable to the iphone one. I know I won't get the great games or the great web browser, but those are luxuries IMO, and the only hardcore nececaties I need are Email and iCal Syncing (or Google Cal syncing as I have a copy of BusySync).
    I'm kinda opposed to a Blackberry but I've heard mixed things about the HTCs and Droids as well. Any advice?
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    Blackberry released there desktop manger for mac a few months ago and it works great for syncing with ical and address book. I agree the browser blows, so I use opera mini
     
  3. TK2K thread starter macrumors 6502

    TK2K

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    Another concern for me is battery life, as my iphone would struggle to make it through 16 hours which is about the length I need it for
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I just saw a Droid Eris (a Verizon person camps out in our cafeteria sometimes, since we have a corporate discount with them). It seems pretty nice. It seems to me like it will be quite nice when it ultimately gets Android 2.x...

    But if battery life is really important to you, BB's are the way to go... outstanding battery life with relatively robust usage profiles compared to anything else I've seen. With everything else, iPhone included, it's because of how much you use it, at least in part. If you play with all the fun stuff on a Droid or Droid Eris the same thing is going to happen....
     
  5. TK2K thread starter macrumors 6502

    TK2K

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    My friend has a DROID he'll let me take a look at, we'll see how that goes. Thanks for the advice
     
  6. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

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    Skip the cell phone. Get yourself a Ham Radio license and communicate that way. The Postal Service is also a reliable option. :apple:
     

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