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D'you need a smartphone? If not then get something like a simple flip phone or those Nokia that was popular years ago. I miss flip phones, they were good and easy to carry. Just flip the phone open, dial or text, hit send, and close it. Now, it's open, unlock, find the app, find the person, hit send twice or something, probably hit home,a dn then hit lock button. So complicated.
Yeah. I need a smartphone for various apps (whatsapp, pulse, etc)
I absolutely adore the design of flipphones when they first came out and is
quite unfortunate that their trend didnt last long. I might consider OS as a change from
Android but im too broke atm to get it soon.
You mean iOS, as OS means operating system and can apply to computers as well.
I agree, especially when flip phones IMO can be smarrtphones as well. But Whatsapp is a godsend, and it's still free for me. =D
At some point this year Whatsapp will begin charging its IOS users for the app.
I can only assume heavy usage from the ios.
Hopefully it won't switch over to the Android market.
Though I'm curious, do they not charge after 1 year anyway.
I think that's a one time use?
Though I've had Whatsapp for two or three years and have never been charged by them yet. Probably because my charm transcends the interwebz.
" Market research firm IHS iSuppli has predicted that Samsung will double its lead in 2013 - in other words it will lead the next largest OEM by 11 percent points rather than 5. "
Samsung is expected to increase its share to double with S4. Samsung became the market leader in 2012. In 2011, Samsung was trailing Nokia. When it comes to Android, Samsung has been right on the spot with its Android phones. Here is how it has been so far:
I'm happy with my iPhone 4 from a year or two ago. It does its job and has survived many falls. Admittingly, I did wish I had gotten a Samsung Galaxy (or another Android phone) but honestly, I think I can deal with the quirks that come with Apple while giving up a bit of customization and 'feel'. At least it's not a flip phone!
My younger brother bought an Note 2 - t mobile version, I think it was from some where around 600 somethin on ebay, new.
Which is a considerable savings from its actual value. Since he uses a sim card - he just swapped it to the t mobile one and there ya have it.
Though he did have unlock the phone - which he did from some you-tube tutorials to use his straight talk sprint plan.
Question, I am trying to export contacts from an old blackberry to a google account. In this particular case I can't find an option to export contacts to csv or the alternative with the blackberry desktop manager. I was able to extract the .idp contact file from the backup of the blackberry device however I am not able to get the contacts out of that file. I found a couple of programs on the internet which extract the contacts and convert them to files but they only extract 5 contacts for free which is less than convenient of I am looking to extract and export 500 contacts. Anyone knows of a free piece of software that can do this?
Sorry I can't be more help though.
@Milly and Zelx: Well, problem is S3 is just too expensive for my parents' pocket. Getting S3 mini won't make a big difference with my current phone, I believe. And as much as I dislike BlackBerry, a lot of students and people here use it. Even seniors and doctors in faculty. And it's said that it will be very important as source of information for field practice which will come in next 4-5 months. So I just don't know.
There is also a tendency to use Whatsapp more nowadays, but still not popular compared to BlackBerry messages and its group messages/broadcast etc.
Few days ago I saw a friend bringing her Samsung Note II. Super awesome. It is big, but because that friend carry big bag with her too, and there is a pocket inside the bag fir for the phone, it wasn't a problem at all.
@Phio regarding the note 2.
@ Milly - He doesn't have a problem handling it or putting it in his pants pocket either.
The note 2 is slightly easier to hold and somewhat slimmer or narrower than the predecessor.
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I was thinking of upgrading my htc evo design smart phone to a galaxy 2 as the carrier now sell them.
However mine was a non contract phone so I do not believe I can upgrade it.
Yes - its bigger than average / standard for sure.
But the second model is slightly slimmer. and a little easier to hold / handle.