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Iphone Or SideKick, Which One Is More Reliable?

Which one do you think is more reliable and which one has better features?

I think it's time to upgrade

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All this chit chat about the Iphone is quite interesting,

Yet you folks please check out my inout on the iphone at the GANNZBLOGhttp://www.gannz.com/gannzblog

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G1. . . . . . .

It has got a special support for Gmail. . . .then another support for any other email you have. . .and super silk internet. . . . . .and you have google search right next to u. . . .u dnt need to bookmark. . . . .

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iphone. best browser and mail support for Yahoo, Gmail, Exchange, AOLmail, and any other POP3 mail. G1 pushes only Gmail. sidekick has a lousby browser.

but thats my opinion sha.

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me too am going to bed o. . . toyinrayo

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and the thread begins to get derailed. . .

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@toyinrayo

Have you got a youtube account?  if u have one, just sign in and on your homepage. . . look at the top right corner. . . . see picture below or above lol

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after all said, so which do you think is the best to access the internet, Emails, internet Silk? GI, iPhone, Sidekick?

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i didn't know the G1 is 500 bucks, it gotta be cheaper than that by now, it's been out for a while. A couple of my friends switched from sk to that, I'll find out how much it costs when you switch.

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500 dollars for GI? costly. Silk which did you want to get? sk or Gi?

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LOL, sidekick is not $500, the price has even gone down now. when I got mine, it was @299.99

But ok, since you got everything on lock down. their shipping is fine, they recently shipped me a new lx when the scroll ball of the first one stopped working, I didn't even pay for the new one, it was covered.

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I personally use a sidekick. I love it (cuz i've always wanted it) but its features are limited, which is the part that really sucks but yeah, I still think it's tight!

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@ chiogo

what sk are you using? 1, 2, 3 etc? there is the newest, do you think it might be better than what you have right now?

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G1 is not in nigeria yet.

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OHH OHHH G1, that phone.

Yea, I was deciding between G1 and Samsung Behold

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i will never get the iphone wit my money. i hate the way the synchronization works and by the way, you cant send and receive thru bluetooth.they shd put that in mind when developing the next iphone and people will have a change of heart.

the n97 is the surest bet for me now, followed by omnia hd , then the e75 but i wouldnt want another e series. i want entertainment nt business. i use an e71 currently.

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iPhone kicks side[i]kicks[/i] Bottom HARD !

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I like the sidekick because it is pretty but that is all it is. It is nothing like the iphone not even close

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Both the G1 and 8925 have wifi

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^^^If the OP was looking at the Iphone then its obvious that they're looking at a PDA phone,

The G1  was formulated to do things like a PC.

Google it and see.

as for the 8925 , it is not even called a phone, its called a mobile PC, and that what it is literally, I can tether it to my laptop and give it fast running inet connection, it opens adobe file, word, excel, and many others with letting me edit documents and sending them to my email.  My friends call it my "mini me" laptop,  its mainly for power users who looks for a muiltuse funtions in their phone, to me the Iphone is just a fancy touch phone with a even fancier MP3 player

The G1 and HTC 8925 can carry media card up to 16GB maybe even more but i havent see higher,

I have so mp3's on mine and I can upload programs that let me customize my phones MP3 player.

The G1, 8925 and Ipone are all touch screen phone.

But the G1 and 8925 comes witha stylus and a keyboard

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What makes a G1 or HTC-8925 so good?

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My Cuzn got the G1, its really good, if u cant get an unlocked HTC-8925, I would go for the G1, im a cell phone geek~

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Telecoms standard for sending messages that include multi-media objects (images, video, audio).

In simpler terms, extension of SMS as it allows longer message lengths

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The iphone has got MMS.

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i left blackberry ages ago, now i use iphone which is imap pushed mails.

i dont see anything in mobileme remotely compelling enough to justify $100. if its contacts sync im okay with Ovi and Funambol in the cloud. for local syncing i use Evolution (linux), Windows Mail (Windows PC- eeew), and AddressBook and Entourage (mac) all of which i use.

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i keep wondering on what basis people keep saying Blackberry is better than the other smartphones out there. at least when we Apple fanboys mention the iphone, we give countless reasons along side screenshots.

most people here keep thinking that paying through the nose for an internet mobile browsing you get hassle free elsewhere is a killer app on the blackberry, or that having push email is the deal sealer. truth is, Blackberry is a SERVICE, and through the Blackberry Connect software almost every smart phone from WinMO to Symbian can do the push mail trick. Hell, even the new N75 (pic below) already does corporate and webmail without BES and does Exchange/Domino nicely via Sync-ML/ActiveSync, and the best mobile browser isnt on blackberry or iphone; its Skyfire, available only on WinMo and Symbian. sure its prone to crashing, but its a Beta afterall.

guys, lets keep things in perspective; if you think a sidekick, say, is a great phone, kindly tell us WHY beyond " its cute, cuddly, fluffy and pink".

one more thing: gabbing on about megapixel cameras, DVB-H, bluetooth, HSDPA, exabyte storage etc doesnt really cut it. why? because every smartphone worth its salt comes loaded with those featutes. they are fairly standard across carriers, manufacturers and users.

we need a phone to have a little something extra beyond the standard fare. whether its in nice widget implementation (Omnia/F480), sleek interface, app store, internet mobile experience etc, it just has to be a little different, imaginative, creative. this way, we can endure the shortcomings.

sure, iphone doesnt have bluetooth, MMS, copy/paste(yet) but has a touchscreen. ok, Blackberry storm has all these and more, but by market sales, popularity, user reviews etc the iphone offers the betrter experience.

so when i say users shouldnt base their buying decisions on MMS, bluetooth etc it makes sense since these features are generic across almost all smart devices. i mean, there really is a thin line betweeen a Nokia E71 and an E66; or a Nokia N95 8gb and N96, or N76 and 3250.

A samsung BlackJack is just slightly away from a motorola Q, etc.

and the various HTC devices almost only have design differences, whether a TouchPro, HD, etc.

samething with balckberrys before the Bold and Storm!

now the one phone that is almost generic but which suddenly im saving for (despite being a WinMO) is the Omnia if only for the turn by turn navigation which ive tried and works wonderfully in naija, as well as the version of OPera Mobile which is almost as good as Skyfire.

Nokia N75 now shipping:

"It's out, Nokia's E75 S60 QWERTY is now shipping according to a feverish Nokia press release. For Espoo, that leading "E" stands for businEss so this slider is all about corporate eMail -- a first handset to ship with Nokia's new eMail user interface -- as well as getting you connected to your personal accounts from Yahoo, Gmail, and Hotmail. Unfortunately, the decent quad-band GSM / EDGE and dual-band HSPDA data, WiFi, microSD expansion, 3.2 megapixel camera, and a-GPS specs are offset by that puny 2.4-inch QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) display. For our money, we'll be holding out for the 3.5-inch, 640 x 360 pixel N97 QWERTY slider "

www.engadget.com

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it bakes bread, and every saturday at 9pm it becomes a batmobile.

oh, and it has multitouch.

(im not going to mention that it has 1000s of apps and has a central repository for those apps, pushes mails, is the best ipod ever, best photo management app ever on a mobile device, has a solid OS, best virtual keyboard ever, best wifi implementation on any mobile device, powerful graphics chipset, visual voicemail, core location etc).

every Joe Blow phone already does MMS, Bluetooth, video etc so im not sure people place those features on their priority needs when shopping for a highend device.

blackberry just got video capabilities with the 4.5 software update, which was fairly recently. and all those features the iphone currently lacksare just 2 months away via the 3.0 software update. there's already QuickOffice for the iphone (same as in Nokia devices, only much more powerful and cooler) and Microsoft has announced development of MS Office for Iphone will commence soon.

just hold on for the next iphone coming soon.

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and you consider a sidekick an upgrade? what are you coming from, a Nokia 3310?

except if you're coming from a very low end device i wouldnt recommend a sidekick. problem is, its features are mostly locked on to TMobile's network so chances are some things may not work in naija, like the IM client.

as for the iphone if you've ever synchronized an ipod and are okay with it then you may go for it. note that iphone doesnt officially support MMS, Copy/Paste, bluetooth file transfer, video recording, and direct media transfer from PC (unless you opt to "manually manage music and videos" ala the ipod)

if you dont like syncing and prefer to just send files via bluetooth, love MMS, etc then avoid the iphone.

but its also a cool gaming device.

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as far as smartphones go neither the i phone or the sidekick are in the race.check out blackberry's storm for the real feel of a smartphone.

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no mms, no copy/paste, no blutot transfer, no VIDEO RECORDING, no media transfer!!!

So wat does iphone hv apart frm bin a gud gaming device??

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