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(Newsweek) How Android is Transforming Mobile Computing.

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I'd go with the Droid X. And I say that as a current Droid owner. I almost never use the physical keyboard, though, and find it only adds to the weight and thickness of the phone. The Droid X looks a lot bigger, but I found it's lighter and doesn't feel as bulky in my pocket despite being a lot wider, and it must be significantly better for stuff like reading articles because of how much bigger it is.

For all the reasons you just mentioned, I dumped my DROID for a DROID X.
 

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Liu Kang Baking A Pie said:
What makes you think Apple wouldn't have a free phone if Android went that far?

Wait, you're telling me you can't already get a bunch of Android phones free on contract in the US? Wtf? What sort of racateering business are they running over there? I guess nothing should surprise me in the market where you have to pay to receive a text message! :lol

For reference, most Android phones are available for "free" here in the UK if you sign upto a big enough contract, even highend handsets like the Galaxy S. The iPhone is just about the only phone on the market that has consistantly been able to deamnd a premium upfront fee along with its contract.

So, even the crappy low end Android handsets with low resolution 2.8" resistive touchscreens aren't free on contract in the US? :lol The fuck!? Beggars belief!
 

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Burger said:
Android is a worthy rival to iOS in the phone business, not so much in any other market.

Its only a matter of time before that changes though, after 3.0 releases all bets are off. Its not as if Android was a match for iOS when that OS first hit phones either, it didn't even exist as a commercial product at that point but that didn't stop it catching up incredibly quickly once it did. Android tablets will probably surpass the ipad in tablet marketshare within a few years as well, unless Apple start selling a <$300 version, its inevitable.
 
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