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View Poll Results: Which phone should I get?
Palm Pre (Web OS) 10 38.46%
Samsung HD (Brew) 1 3.85%
Samsung Q (Android) 0 0%
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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Help a brotha pick a new phone!

Ok, I am on the hunt for a new cellie. I am still using my LG PM325 from about 4 years ago. I have never had a smartphone, but think it might be time. I will be staying with Sprint as they seem to have the best price for the service ($69 for unlimited talk to other cells, unlimited data and 450 anytime mins.)

I think I am down to 3 phones... Palm Pre, Samsung Instinct HD (releasing on 9/27) and Samsung Instinct Q (releasing sometime before the end of Oct.)

So I have a Web OS, Brew and Android phone there, I know little to nothing about all 3 of those OS's...please school me along with your choices.

To help make your choice I will list out as much info as I can find for each phone.

Instinct HD -

Samsung Instinct HD is the successor of the Instinct. It will be proud to offer a refreshed design with smoother lines, 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera and the capability to record and play HD videos. HDMI out is also found on this phone.

http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Sams...ne-p_3582.html



Instinct Q -

The Samsung Instinct Q SPH-M900 is expected to launch with Sprint very soon. This may be the first Android phone for the carrier, and it is also a side-slider, equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, GPS and full HTML browser.

http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Sams...ne-p_4005.html


Palm Pre -

Palm Pre is the first phone to run on the new Web OS, designed to be powerful but easy to use. The Pre features a 3.1" multi-touch screen and a sliding full QWERTY keyboard. It is a CDMA/EV-DO smart phone with Wi-Fi, GPS, 3-megapixel camera with flash, stereo Bluetooth, microUSB, and 8GB of internal memory.

http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/Palm...ne-p_3375.html


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No consideration for the Touch Pro 2? I loved my original touch. Touch Diamond blew. TP2 looks to have fixed why I hated the diamond...
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No consideration for the Touch Pro 2? I loved my original touch. Touch Diamond blew. TP2 looks to have fixed why I hated the diamond...
It didn't cross my radar....school me..

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You can give my Pre a test drive if you like, I think it's been a great phone.
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You can give my Pre a test drive if you like, I think it's been a great phone.
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HTC hero is coming out in mid Oct. for sprint running on ANDROID saw some reviews on it pretty nice set up from what I saw.
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HTC hero is coming out in mid Oct. for sprint running on ANDROID saw some reviews on it pretty nice set up from what I saw.
I saw that one also, no chin and no actual keyboard. If I went that route, I think I would rather have the Instinct Q

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Touch pro 2, easy.

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Did you get the touchstone?
yeah I have the touchstone as well.
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I'm hearing TP2 a lot...but no compelling reasons why....

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Ive got the palm pre and really like it, I had the HTC touch(good phone) and then the HTC Pro (phone sucked really bad) so unless they made improvements on the pro i would stay away from it. just my 2 cents


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Did anyone suggest the iPhone? With the exception of free mobile to mobile between cell phones, it would be the same price for the at&t 450 minute plan with unlimited data. You would also have the benefit of being on At&t's network.

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What the pre has going for it is the cheapest phone to own, it's everything plan with free cell to cell is 70 dollars a month. never goes over that amount. I'm pretty sure the cheapest iphone monthly charge is 90, and if you break your iphone you're fucked. With sprint you can get a new pre with the service plan.
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What the pre has going for it is the cheapest phone to own, it's everything plan with free cell to cell is 70 dollars a month. never goes over that amount. I'm pretty sure the cheapest iphone monthly charge is 90, and if you break your iphone you're fucked. With sprint you can get a new pre with the service plan.
thats not true- i think apple told me theres a 3 year warranty on the iphone, only thing it doesnt cover is physical damage

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thats not true- i think apple told me theres a 3 year warranty on the iphone, only thing it doesnt cover is physical damage
well that would be the entire point of my post, physical damage. If you break your iphone, you're fucked.
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thats not true- i think apple told me theres a 3 year warranty on the iphone, only thing it doesnt cover is physical damage
lmfao! 3 year warranty without physical damage.


The TP2 is a major improvement over the TP. I went through 7 TPs. All KB failures but they replaced all of them in store. Actually, the first 3 they sent me NIB phones.

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yeah i had a problem with my iphone not booting up about a week ago and i took it to apple, they said they'd replace it with a new one if they couldnt restore it.. i dont play football with it so im not too terribly worried about physically breaking it

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