OT: 100% of Fascinate Users Ignoring iPhone
I saw a PC Magazine story this morning claiming 54% of current Verizon customers -- and 44% of Android users -- intend to switch to iPhone this week.
That seemed high to me, so I conducted my own poll. Everyone I asked (n=1) said they intended to stay with Android -- and with the Fascinate -- until June 2012 when their 2-year commitment runs out. Then, they'll get another Android.
Just a few more numbers to throw in to the mix. :-)
- 02-05-2011, 03:31 PM #2
- 02-05-2011, 03:34 PM #3
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- Gummy, AOKP
not that i have an opinion.
- 02-05-2011, 03:45 PM #4
- 02-05-2011, 03:53 PM #5
- 02-05-2011, 04:07 PM #6
Apple can keep their iPhone. I have used Apple products in the past like Macs and stand them and I own an iPod touch that I hardly ever use. I just don't understand the fascination with that overpriced, locked down piece of garbage.
It's just my opinion of course and to each their own
As for the Apple users not talking trash about the competition, well, of course they don't. Most of them aren't aware of anything going on outside the distortion field, so they don't know enough to talk about.
Yes, that was talking trash. A little. :-)
- 02-05-2011, 04:45 PM #8
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- 02-05-2011, 06:10 PM #11
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i think i will always be with andriod but my next phone will most deff have a front facing camera and be 4g.i think apples products are over priced and you pay for the name. watch they are gonna come out with a tv set and will have apple tv built in and that will be the ONLY way to watch movies because it will not have any video inputs because apple loves to lock down all thier machines so you only by thier products and btw the tv will cost like 5x the amount of normal tvs. this is just what i think
- 02-05-2011, 09:32 PM #12
I had the 2nd Gen iPhone a few years ago, and it was "cool" when it first came out, but the phone got boring and i wasnt satisfied with coverage. Now since i have been with verizon and introduced with Android, i love it. So much more customizable, and the iphone. The Fascinate just really does it for me. Nice slim design, android OS. vzw....i could care less about iphone now...and the iphone is truly overrated.
- 02-05-2011, 09:40 PM #13
- 02-05-2011, 10:09 PM #14
I've actually seen people claim not only that iOS supported multitasking before Android, but that Android, in fact, still can't multitask.
I've seen people claim Apple was the first to allow folders on the home screen.
I've seen people claim that Android specifically makes app piracy easy and accessible (ummm, iOS has Hackulous' Installer which is a repository and installer specifically for pirated apps).
The list goes on. Their immediate response to anything Android can do is this "Apple either invented it, had it first or does it better". It gets tiring...
I'll say, I loved my iPhone at first, and I still think iOS offers a more visually and tactily polished experience. It's smooth and looks really nice. The biggest turn-off for me was the oppressive control Apple insists on exerting over a product I purchased, own, even after the warranty has expired and any contractual obligations to AT&T were met. It borders on scary.
The ease at which rooting was possible on the Fascinate, and the capabilities of Android in general, to me, far outweigh any minimal deficiency in UI design. I don't see that changing any time soon, if anything, Android will catch up in UI design leaving iOS with really no draw at all.
I will say, I can admire Apple products from a design and engineering standpoint. I recently saw a friend's iPhone 4 and it really is a beautifully designed and very high quality piece of hardware. But for Pete's sake, it's still just a phone. I'd never trade my plasticy Fascinate for an iPhone, ever.
- 02-06-2011, 01:38 AM #15
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So I'll weigh in on the whole idea, first samsung, then apple.
As far as samsung goes, I love my fascinate, and the improvements in just the LEAK of 2.2 tell me that the OTA 2.2 has reason to take a while. The upgrade to me in functionality, and UI are HUGE! I would like to have heard more about it, and seen it by now but I really feel that in a general way it's a massive improvement on something I really liked from the beginning. I think the file system is poorly chosen, but for the average user the space saving will over ride the file write times since most people don't load large amounts of data at once to their onboard memory like the root crowd does.
The iPhone does several things well, that have large scale appeal to the novice smart phone user.
-It's simple. There isn't a lot to mess with, and you can pick it up and just use it fairly easily. The average person (i work in the wireless business so I see it a lot) isn't capable of grasping android quickly. I know it sounds offensive but it's true. If you're here then you probably aren't part of this group.
-It responds at the rate people want it to. The UI is stripped so bare that there is nothing to keep it from looking like lightning under glass, and that's very appealing.
-Everything works properly. The strict rules applied to apps and design mean that most apps work better (on average) than android. You can't do nearly as much with it, but what you can do works well a majority of the time. There is no need to wade through bad apps to find the good ones, and we've all done it with our droids.
For all the reasons mentioned above i'll never own an iPhone. They're more expensive (hardware, apps, everything), less personal, less powerful (price comparative), and requires me to drink the iKool-aid so that I won't notice the flaws or complain at the faults apple tells me don't exist.
I would give my grandmother an iPhone and feel good about it. For me it's droid or nothing. In a lot of ways I wish android manufacturers would take a cue from apple and restrict/resist the bloat and invasion that comes with the droid phones from the carriers. I think with just the stock UI tweaks the droid phones are superior for the right user, but we shouldn't need to root just to get rid of excess software.
- 02-06-2011, 10:50 AM #16
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- 02-06-2011, 11:27 AM #18
You are spot on. Back when the iPhone first came out, I had a Windows Mobile xv6700. I remember a friend who was a Mac guy raving about being able to play music, watch video, view maps, etc.. Despite my showing him otherwise, he would not believe that my Windows devices had been doing that for years.
And, I don't mean he was like "Wow, I can't believe it!" He literally did not accept it and accused me of somehow using virtualization to simulate those effects.
Flash forward to now, and another Apple fanboi friend. First, he told me that Apple's home screen was more pleasing to the eye. So I put an identical one on my Fascinate, even down to the precious little glass "tray" for the dock icons.
Then, he tried the "Apple has more apps." So, I asked him what programs he was running and installed the exact same ones on my Android.
Then, he complained that Android is too "fragmented." So, I pointed out that Apple has actually released more iterations and updates of iOS in the last three years than Google has for Android.
Then, he said Google "collects too much information" about users. I noted that's easy to circumvent, since you can control the apps and you don't have to go through the Google store (unlike...)
Then, it was my turn to point out that I can hold my phone any way I like, change the batteries, customize the OS, buy products without giving the phone manufacturer a cut, tether (with or without a plan), etc.
I truly wish Apple well -- they make good products and they have pushed the market toward cool new things. But their users are insane -- it's like if you mated Amway salesmen with televangelists and feed them a lot of crack.
- 02-06-2011, 02:12 PM #20
There's always room for improvement, but this is a damn good phone.
- 02-06-2011, 02:44 PM #22
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- Evil fasc. 3.4/ pbj sv v
this magazine article means nothing... why does it mean nothing... my stats teacher would say that PC Mag did not take a random sample therefore this in no way reflects the estimated probability of ppl switching to the Iphone and in all likelihood these numbers are not real, they are prob numbers put together by apple to make it seem like more ppl are going to switch to the iphone... all in all this is just a marketing ploy be mr. jobs to make the iphone seem more enticing to the public as it appears to the public that even the android users want the iphone so bad... but in reality i would say most android users are going 2 stay on their androids....
- 02-06-2011, 03:25 PM #23
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Most people that just bought a fascinate are probably happy with their phone. Moving to a 3.5" screen phone isn't an upgrade. Android market us probably just as good as the itunes. Why would people jump now? If anything the crazy people jumping off the fascinate are going to the thunderbolt. HTC is a better phone manufacture than Samsung and Sense kicks touch wiz's ***.
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- 02-06-2011, 03:52 PM #24
- 02-06-2011, 08:32 PM #25
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Do not want a iPhone but at this point could go back to BlackBerry of a real Storm 3 every shows up. I really enjoy this phone just miss some of the functions. Maybe when 2.2 shows out will change my mind. Going phone shopping tomorrow. I have a up grade on my account, I just might use it.