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Small phone + iPod Touch vs Windows Mobile

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by sheureka, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. sheureka

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    I've been using Windows Mobile phones for years now (currently an HTC Touch Pro) - but the bulk, the battery life, the lousy hardware, etc., have started driving me nuts. I'm due for an upgrade and am seriously thinking of getting a small "regular" phone (though I'd still have data and texting because it's free on my plan) and a 32GB iPod Touch.

    Does anyone think that might make sense? Any other comments?

    TIA - sheureka
     
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  2. cheddar

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    I know a few people that do it. They state wi-fi is common enough they don't miss having cellular data on the iPod Touch.
     
  3. M in LA

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    There are those people who would prefer to keep their music player separate from their phone. So you going this route sounds like a good idea.

    The iPod Touch offers a majority of the features of the iPhone without the phone. Why not get a simple phone and use it for what it is, a phone (with data and texting being an added bonus via your current plan).

    Go for it Sheureka. I support your idea. :thumb:
     
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  4. Jay2TheRescue

    Jay2TheRescue Resident Spamslayer
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    Or you could buy an iPhone, (iPod w/ phone built in)

    Yeah, I know. I can't believe I recommended an iPhone myself either. As far as your Windows Mobile experience goes, I've been very happy with HTC devices running Win Mobile, however, I am never happy with the devices as they are setup by the carriers. There is a program called "Advanced Configuration Tool" that allows you to easily change many of these settings without hex editing like you used to have to do to make these types of changes. Have you tried this?

    -Jay
     
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  5. budney

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    I think the problem here is the Touch Pro. The phone is poorly constructed, and has terrible battery life. The TP2 is so much better, it's not funny. even with the same specs as the TP, the TP2 runs circles around the TP. The build quality, speed, RF, and screen sensitivity is much improved. Plus you have a larger screen and 3.5mm jack. I have done the small dumb phone and Zune thing, but after a short while I wanted my smartphone again, games, programs, multitasking I missed too much. Or I would get sick of carying two devices around. I would buy the dumbphone on eBay and try it out for a while. Just use the upgrade wisely. :)
     
  6. M in LA

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    Having all your music on the phone, using just one device instead of two is wise if you have a small collection (or one that can fit on the SD card/phone memory).

    If you're like me with nearly 42GB's of music and another 25GB's of video, movies, TV shows and the like, there isn't an iPhone or memory card big enough to hold all of it, so doing the separate device deal works out, especially in my case. To each his/her own really.
     
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  7. sheureka

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    I already switch back and forth between my Touch Pro and an old Samsung 610. Because of my medical problems I have to have a phone with me all the time, but there are times when I just want to stick the phone in my pocket and not worry about it so I think I may just try carrying the Samsung around for a week or so to see if I really miss anything. - sheureka
     
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  8. josephd

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    My same sentiments Budney, that is why my SE is my back-up phone.
     
  9. M in LA

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    It's amazing how much they got wrong with the Touch Pro, but got right with the Touch Pro 2. What happened there, HTC???
     
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