Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 17:59 UTC
Apple In a move that should surprise nobody, Apple has sort-of admitted to iPhone antenna problems in their press conference this morning, claiming it affects a small number of users, but they claim to be working hard to fix the problems that they have confirmed. They've offered free bumpers (that have until now been a $30 accessory) to all iPhone buyers, and are offering to waive any restocking fees for anyone who wants to return their iPhone 4. Whether or not there's going to be a hardware fix for future iPhones, Steve Jobs says he doesn't know yet whether that will happen.
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RE: Best Smartphone on the market?
by David on Fri 16th Jul 2010 19:37 UTC in reply to "Best Smartphone on the market?"
David
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It's not just about features, and it's not just about numbers. It's about user experience. Granted, being tied to iTunes is a big UX minus, but the way I have my phone configured, I only connect to iTunes very rarely. And where I live, At&t is no worse than any other carrier. When I was in Chicago a few weeks ago, I could barely make a phone call, so I know why some people are pissed about it, but for me it's not a big deal, and I need GSM anyway because I travel internationally, so Verizon wouldn't be a good fit for me anyway. I also wish that Apple and Google were on better terms so I could get better integration with Google on the iPhone, but that's one of many tradeoffs that you need to make with smartphones these days. I'm very enthusiastic about Android's future, but for now, there's no Android phone with an overall user experience that's up to the standard that the iphone has set.

Of course, much of that is subjective, and I wouldn't recommend against buying an Android phone for all the reasons you state.

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