Get The iPhone 4 for $25 at Radio Shack

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chick0n

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only morons(previous iPhone user/owners) will want another failure (iPhone4)

Im happy with my Samsung Galaxy S and Xperia X10 (yea I have 2 phones)
 

mrfahrenheit94

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Umm...grammar check the header, or whatever the thing is below the title, because as it reads now, it says "Radio Shack is have a sale on iPhone this week only" when I think you meant to say "Radio Shack is having a sale on iPhones this week only"
 

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Great Op! Could do without the thread flaming, though.

I wonder why Apple haters read Apple news stories. Nevermind, this is a classic psychological case of low self esteem and insecurity. Want to change the world? Shutdown your Windows 7 box and do something.

I just bought the mom a Droid 2, because it is arguably the best smart phone on Verizon, and it is very good. I still have my 3GS which was arguably the best smart phone, period, when I bought it.

The Droid is a great device that leans more toward the computer side, while the iPhone is more of an appliance. Personally, if I want a computer, I use a computer (like now). The productivity is far greater than any phone. On the road, I need something that is intuitive, focused, and smooth.

Sure, the Droid 2 has full-mutitasking, but the very concept on a small phone seems a little silly. The Droid 2 may benchmark faster than the 3GS in single apps, but I have seen nothing to confirm this. As a matter of fact, I have yet to find a Droid phone to be as consistently smooth as even the 3GS.

Personally, the 3GS/4 would have been a better choice for my mother. In an attempt to push the envelop, Android phones tend to miss what the majority of what the public wants: accessibility and simplicity. The Droid 2 tries to cram as much on screen as possible, which is not good for the mom.

For the haters:

- the 3GS and 4 get longer web 3G/WiFi battery life than any Android phone to date.
- talk time is comparable
- my dropped call experience is on par with AT&T, better than Sprint, but not as good as Verizon
- my phone does not overheat nor randomly explode (nor have any of the dozens owned by acquaintances of mine)
- I have dropped mine several times from 5' on concrete without case cracking or screen cracking (hey, I am a geek not a football player)
- I do not worship Apple nor Jobs, I own 2 Windows boxes, 3 Linux boxes, and 1 Apple..and I told my mom to get a Droid 2

Why am I doing what is seemingly a waste of time?...Maybe, I am hoping if I can convince one hater to stop wasting their time and do something, the world will be a little bit better place, tomorrow. Cheers!
 

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It's not the price of the phone that's bad, even an unlocked model. It's the monthly charges over the course of two years.

I can't justify paying for a "Smart Phone" when every plan is financially stupid.
 

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[citation][nom]brianbed[/nom]Great Op! Could do without the thread flaming, though.I wonder why Apple haters read Apple news stories. Nevermind, this is a classic psychological case of low self esteem and insecurity. Want to change the world? Shutdown your Windows 7 box and do something.I just bought the mom a Droid 2, because it is arguably the best smart phone on Verizon, and it is very good. I still have my 3GS which was arguably the best smart phone, period, when I bought it. The Droid is a great device that leans more toward the computer side, while the iPhone is more of an appliance. Personally, if I want a computer, I use a computer (like now). The productivity is far greater than any phone. On the road, I need something that is intuitive, focused, and smooth. Sure, the Droid 2 has full-mutitasking, but the very concept on a small phone seems a little silly. The Droid 2 may benchmark faster than the 3GS in single apps, but I have seen nothing to confirm this. As a matter of fact, I have yet to find a Droid phone to be as consistently smooth as even the 3GS.Personally, the 3GS/4 would have been a better choice for my mother. In an attempt to push the envelop, Android phones tend to miss what the majority of what the public wants: accessibility and simplicity. The Droid 2 tries to cram as much on screen as possible, which is not good for the mom.For the haters:- the 3GS and 4 get longer web 3G/WiFi battery life than any Android phone to date. - talk time is comparable- my dropped call experience is on par with AT&T, better than Sprint, but not as good as Verizon- my phone does not overheat nor randomly explode (nor have any of the dozens owned by acquaintances of mine)- I have dropped mine several times from 5' on concrete without case cracking or screen cracking (hey, I am a geek not a football player)- I do not worship Apple nor Jobs, I own 2 Windows boxes, 3 Linux boxes, and 1 Apple..and I told my mom to get a Droid 2Why am I doing what is seemingly a waste of time?...Maybe, I am hoping if I can convince one hater to stop wasting their time and do something, the world will be a little bit better place, tomorrow. Cheers![/citation]

Does me saying 'no thanks ill stick with Android' constitute me hating or simply stating my opinion? I'm just asking.
 

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Sure the iPhone has nice hardware, but nothing truly impressive. doesn't even stand up to that of the androids these days. Galaxy S pwns the iPhone in specs.

Furthermore the iPhone interface is so simple. it's nothing but a wall of app shortcuts, thats it. Android at least has customizable homescreens with widgets and many many other goodies.
 

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A lot of hate for the IPhone here. I love mine and if it were not for the IPhone there would not be a Droid. Everyone is playing catch up and sure there are features to contend one with another but the bottom line is that Apple made a product that opened up a whole new line of phones. Credit where credit is due.
 

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That is actually a really good deal for those than want an iPhone 4. Personally, even as a 3GS owner, I'd rather spend a bit more and get an Android phone. But for many people the perceived 'prestige' of owning an iProduct is more important and for those this is a great deal.
 

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That is a pretty good deal, although my update status isn't up till February so no good for me on that aspect. Even so, I will probably end up getting the 4, but that all depends on who for and when the playstation phone comes out.
 
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Would they still charge activation if you upgrade? Your number's already activated, so it seems you would just need to pull the SIM card out of your old phone.
 
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