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by dudeonfire / October 12, 2011 2:55 PM PDT

I need to buy a new phone.
Can any mobile phone compete iphone?
I was looking for Sony Ericsson Arc S oo iphone 4S.
And what is the difference between iphone and ipod.
Except in iphone we can call..:P

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have you picked a carrier yet?
by MuleHeadJoe / October 14, 2011 3:41 AM PDT
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If you have a preferred carrier, then your choice of handsets will be limited to whatever that carrier can support. If you just want the best phone and will sign up for whatever carrier offers it, then your choices are less limited.

Most Android models are considered competitive with iPhones. Each generation of iPhone has a generation of different competing androids as well, far far too many to list.

Me, I pick a service provider first, decide how much I'm willing to pay each month for service, and then find a phone that that carrier will allow at that service plan. ATT for example expects you to buy a data plan (at additional cost beyond the regular service plan) if you want to use a smartphone on their system (although I used an unlocked blackberry for a year without a data plan).

iPhone is a smartphone, iPod is a portable media player. You can't do phone calls or download "apps" on an iPod.

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Whoops
by Pepe7 / October 14, 2011 4:36 AM PDT

Sure you can. (You forgot about the distinction between the 'older' iPods & newer Touch.) Everyone uses apps on their iPod Touch ;).

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HI...
by dudeonfire / October 14, 2011 11:13 PM PDT

First, i want to buy the phone without contract...:)...
So, i have more choices...

Can you tell which Android phone beat iphone 4S?

Money is not the factor.
But i don't like the body and look of iphone 4, and i don't want to wait till iphone 5 get release..

If i get the ipod then i can easily download the app into PC and then copy to ipod, that's right?

All other things are same as compred to iphone?

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Re: phone without contract
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 14, 2011 11:18 PM PDT
In reply to: HI...

You can't use the phone without a contract (if we call pay-as-you-go a contract also). So you first buy a phone, and then you buy a contract. And then you must be sure that that contract for that phone covers all those nice things you want your phone to do just as well as an iPhone. So for data it should be supported by the carrier you choose to buy a contract from.

Kees

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Maybe that's a UK thing?
by Pepe7 / October 15, 2011 6:42 AM PDT

You *can* buy & use unlocked & locked phones here w/o contract. Depends on the carrier though.

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Just download directly to the iPod Touch
by Pepe7 / October 15, 2011 6:40 AM PDT
In reply to: HI...

There's no need to perform the extra step- just download the apps you want over wifi directly. Sync with your PC when you want to backup everything.
If you want to learn about free VoIP calling/free SMS over wifi with the iPod Touch, that's another 'hidden' feature that comes in handy and saves you minutes. Just google 'Talkatone with Google Voice'.

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Android phone beats iphone 4S
by tonny_d / February 15, 2012 6:49 PM PST
In reply to: HI...

These phones are the recent Android phones -: the Galaxy S II,


LG Thrill


and the DROID BIONIC which can win the battle between Android phone & iphone 4S.

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i phone 4s
by brand_sanche / February 15, 2012 2:36 PM PST
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The Apple iPhone 4S and the Sony Arc S both have an 8-megapixel main camera. The iPhone 4S has a front-facing camera, which the Arc S does not have .also Apple iphone 4S comes with a huge improvement ..although its price is high as compared to Sony arc S but its worthy.

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