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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Cutter View Post
    My wife and I use the apple iPhone..... because all the cool old geezers in our group have iPhones. The iPhone has turned out to be the most reliable hunks of technology I've ever used. And I am an old tech-nerd.
    If you ant to follow the cool geezers, get an iPhone.
    If you want to follow the cool kids, get an android.

    At least that is what my kids told me.

    My brother won't use any mobile device other than a flip phone is often laughed at by his smartphone using kids when he tells them to "look it up on your texter".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    If you want to follow the cool geezers, get an iPhone. If you want to follow the cool kids, get an android.

    At least that is what my kids told me.
    And I think your kids are right! Everyone wants to be able to use the apps and enjoy the games their friends also use. Plus friends share some of the "usage tips" that every phone has. I don't think there is a best phone. But the phone most popular with your friends/peers will likely at least seem to be the right choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Cutter View Post
    And I think your kids are right! Everyone wants to be able to use the apps and enjoy the games their friends also use. Plus friends share some of the "usage tips" that every phone has. I don't think there is a best phone. But the phone most popular with your friends/peers will likely at least seem to be the right choice.
    I agree. I have used the iphone 3/4s and 5 for business and have had a Samsung Galaxy S4 for about 18 months. I like and dislike aspects of both but can't give an upper hand to either. I don't use either to their capacity though.

    My daughter went to a tech conference and won a Nokia Windows based phone. It is pretty cool too if you like the Windows 8 OS.

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    I bought an android tablet years ago and that made the corresponding "smart phone" superfluous for me. Larger screen that can take advantage of some primary apps I use daily, like navigation (both road and waterway). My brother in law has an android phone and after messing with it for 5 minutes, realized that as a geezer of 47...the screen is too small. Also have huge thumbs and that seems to make the little "keyboard: all but useless. I concede they are nice if you do not already have a tablet, but sort of a waste if you simply need a phone to make calls. It really comes down to what you desire the device for. If you would like to use it as a mapping system/cyclometer...yep, they can be pretty cool. If you have really good eyes and like to check out facebook every 15 minutes or so, they are nice.

    Know that they will be likely be fragile compared to a flip phone. Both my kids had "old junky flip-phone"s growing up...that lasted for years. When they decided that they needed to be cooler, they got smart phones. They last maybe a year between cracked screens. Luckily, they are over 18 on their own plans...so I do not pay for the data or repairs.

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    I can't begin to describe how silly it looks to go by a busy corner at some intersection and see everyone there staring at their hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    If you ant to follow the cool geezers, get an iPhone.
    If you want to follow the cool kids, get an android.

    At least that is what my kids told me.
    I'll be damned, here I thought I was out of step in having a new Android, and all my kids having iPhones, I must be going through my second childhood then.

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    I have smart phone as work tool. I pretty much just use it for email, rare texting (like running late) and tethering. Sometimes weather, but looking out the window is often more accurate. Not really fond of most apps. Ideally I'd like to have the smallest, thinnest phone possible with the only extra features being a data plan and the ability to do tethering, and maybe gps with simple "green screen" compass and coordinates, and logging. I can always map data later with tethering. I could definitely live with just a phone as tethering device though. I would then use larger tablet or laptop to do anything I would typically use a smart phone for with much more usable space. I'd rather use a full browser than an app any day, but not really practical on smart phone smaller than a shoe box. I don't want a smart phone bigger than a shoe box as it won't fit in my pocket. For as often as I would need a special app, I'd rather just have a separate, dedicated device that does it's singular purpose excellently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
    I'll be damned, here I thought I was out of step in having a new Android, and all my kids having iPhones, I must be going through my second childhood then.
    Age and treachery wins every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    I can't begin to describe how silly it looks to go by a busy corner at some intersection and see everyone there staring at their hands.
    I agree.
    I also thought it was silly, just a few years back, when people started using their cameras to take photos, holding them at arm's length, instead of peeping through the viewfinders.
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    Mine says Nokia on it. It is so awesome to be able to carry around a little computer with you.
    No way do I need it but it sure is cool to have it.
    -I like when I'm riding in a strange place and I can bring up a screen that shows me right where I'm at.
    -Or I can call my wife, or nearly any living person I've ever met, from almost anywhere, anytime.
    -Or if I have a question I can get an answer, almost anytime.
    It's freakin' awesome, Dude.
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    Blackberry then iphone when my job required one. Flip phone now that it doesn't.

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