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    Although I'm getting one anyway, I still hate when Apple makes these bold claims. The new generation iPhone looks to have exactly the same construction with cheap glass sitting unprotected on top as the first generation Nano that was a nightmare of scratches from just looking at it hard. I hope it's not true, but this picture isn't encouraging .
    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...ty_claims.html
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Lefty
    Although I'm getting one anyway, I still hate when Apple makes these bold claims. The new generation iPhone looks to have exactly the same construction with cheap glass sitting unprotected on top as the first generation Nano that was a nightmare of scratches from just looking at it hard. I hope it's not true, but this picture isn't encouraging .
    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...ty_claims.html
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    • #3
      The article sounds a lot like a phone case company trying to get some attention. They tested an empty shell (which reduced the weight but also may have allowed much more flexing of the frame during an impact) and dropped it from 42" onto an undisclosed surface, and after the third time they dropped it, the glass shattered.

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      • #4
        Apple products generally live up to the hype. Unlike...HTC ... plus, IPhones are super slim and have a ton of cases that don't get in the way when you put it in a pocket. Apple went through a lot of different types of screens before coming out with the original IPhone...so I'm sure they've tested it well. One of the few companies I trust.
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        • #5
          All the links on the side appear to be negative towards Apple..sounds like an agenda.
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          • #6
            Well, I have a Droid Incredible, and while plugging it into the charger, it slipped out of my hand and fell onto a tile floor. From probably ~42", maybe less. It didn't take 3 tries to crack my screen. :(

            so, not just an Apple issue, but a fragile-technology issue.

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            • #7
              No, certainly not an Apple only issue. I have never dropped my iPhone in two years, but my daughter has broken two iPod Touch screens by dropping them. I think if any device with a glass display goes down, avoiding disaster is just a matter of luck.
              What I am saying is that the new iPhone looks much like the gen1 Nano with the glass sitting on top unprotected, and that was a horrible design. The current couple of Nano generations have been incredibly robust. It's almost impossible to even scratch one. I hope the new iPhone is as durable as the old ones at least.
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              • #8
                I've not been overly impressed with HTC's offerings, but I gotta say my Nexus 1 seems to to be built solidly. It's got that 'feel' in your hand. I haven't dropped it yet (hope I never do).

                I think the iphone has been pretty durable in my experience. I've dropped my 3G a couple times or more (in a Speck case) and it survived fine. There are cracks in the plastic casing and the ringer silence button has fallen off somewhere, but considering it's almost 2 years old and all the miles it's seen I'm pleased with it's durability. I gave it to my mom to use as her previous iphone didn't survive after its SECOND trip under water....
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                • #9
                  This guy makes a pretty compelling argument for Android:
                  http://www.pcworld.com/article/19870...ing_froyo.html
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                  • #10
                    Heh...it says the EVO 4G beats the newest Apple phone...
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                    • #11
                      Not in my opinion.....I can't stand a plastic screen. Plus, the UI that they have on that phone means that OS updates won't arrive as soon as other phones.

                      I played with it the other day, and it's a big phone..bigger than I'd want in my pocket.

                      I think the iphone 4 will be top dog for at least a few months. Qualcomm is supposed to have some dual core ARM chips shipping pretty soon. With things moving more towards cloud based services, I'm thinking we'll see some pretty awesome pocket computing. By years end I'm reading they will be getting close to or have pocket processing that'll have dual cores running at 1.5+ ghz. Wow..
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                      • #12
                        I'm going to hold off a bit on a new phone because I think phones in a few months will be a lot more sophisticated and less laggy/buggy.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cujobob
                          I'm going to hold off a bit on a new phone because I think phones in a few months will be a lot more sophisticated and less laggy/buggy.
                          Yeah, I have been forced into that strategy. I ordered an upgrade to a Droid Incredible. ........4 weeks ago. They can't tell me how much longer "holding off a bit" means.
                          Ray

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                          • #14
                            Just got an EVO, and the features I've explored so far are VERY impressive. Everything is so fast.
                            Jack

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                            • #15
                              My brother in law got an EVO for $199 without a contract renewal through someone I came in contact with on a wireless forum. For that price, it could be worthwhile, but it seems a bit too big to just fit away in my pocket which is a big issue for me. I've really considered getting one though because I cannot stand my Touch Pro 2...it really seems like a phone put together without a clear goal in mind.
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