Welcome to The 411, my new Q&A column answering all your questions about cell phones and cell phone accessories. I receive plenty of questions about these subjects via e-mail, so I figured many of you might have the same questions, too. At times, I might solicit answers from readers if I'm stumped. Send your questions and comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to remain anonymous, let me know in the e-mail.
How do you think the
I think the LG Ally compares favorably to the Droid, as the Droid is almost a year old and the Ally is relatively new. The Ally is also much slimmer, which is great if you care about size. I also think it's better than the Devour, which, as you pointed out, is a lot chintzier in comparison.
However, I do think that one of the Droid successors, the
I have an old
This is a seemingly simple question, but it merits some explanation. For newer phones, like with Android smartphones, you can just go to the settings and hit reset to factory defaults, which will erase everything. But for older models, you might have to do everything by hand. I don't have the Z6C with me at the moment, but I suspect an easy way to transfer contacts would be to transfer all your contacts over to a SIM card, making sure the contacts are successfully transferred, and then hitting "Delete All" in the phone book. With photos, I would try to transfer them to an external storage card (the Z6C has a microSD card slot), and the same goes for music and videos. Another way to store your data would be to attach the phone to the computer via USB, and try to drag and drop the phone's folders to your desktop.
For the last few days I have been surfing the Internet to see if it is possible for me to buy a
The short answer is no. Sprint, like the other national carriers, requires you to purchase a data plan when you buy a smartphone, which includes the HTC Touch Pro 2. You could try to get an unlocked