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brianmiddleton

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i am very interested in a n1 from att if they ever get it. Here my questions:

1. is there a good hotmail app?
2. who has the better notification/multiasking between pre and n1?
3. is there a rhapsody app?
4. is the speakerphone real loud? 3gs sucks, 9700 bold is nice
5. with the google voice app, i'm assuming you can make calls and launcher certain apps with your voice?
6. is there sportcenter app?
 

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i am very interested in a n1 from att if they ever get it. Here my questions:

1. is there a good hotmail app?
2. who has the better notification/multiasking between pre and n1?
3. is there a rhapsody app?
4. is the speakerphone real loud? 3gs sucks, 9700 bold is nice
5. with the google voice app, i'm assuming you can make calls and launcher certain apps with your voice?
6. is there sportcenter app?

1. You can use the built-in messaging app (IMAP or POP) or try using the Seven beta client.

2. Not sure myself.

3. No.

4. Yes - very

5. Voice Dial allows you to make calls. It doesn't allow you to launch apps.

6. Not yet.

This forum has a lot of info on all the stuff you just asked about. Welcome and I hope you find the information posted here helpful!
 

Andrew Ruffolo

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1) The stock e-mail app handles hotmail fine, but since its IMAP, read messages on device show up as unread on-line still and vise versa.
2) Personally, I hated the Pre (Current Hero User). You can multitask in Android, but the visual part of it is better on the Palm, but the device is built so poorly, it doesn't even matter. Plus, on the Palm phones, Browsers have to refresh if you go back to it from another app, Android, you don't, it keeps it right where it was. Theres a shortcut feature that allows you to jump from the last 6 apps used. As far as the notifications, I get a lot more in Android. The difference is that Android puts them on top, WebOS puts them on the bottom. Functionality wise, they are equal. Just drag down the slider and boom, there you go. WebOS you tap the area and it expands. Not a whole lot of difference there.
3)Yes, from what I've heard, it looks nice. I'm a mac owner now, but I loved Rhapsody when I had it on PC. It has a free trial too, maybe you should pop into one of the stores (T-Mo, Verizon or Sprint) and download it and see how you like the interface. There was a review of the app if you want to check it out (may still be in beta).
4) Nothing can compare to the Blackberry speaker phones! I'm jealous as well, however, its pretty loud on my Hero, which is another HTC device.
5) Yes, though, not through BT (maybe on N1, but definitely not prior to 2.0 on older devices). You can even use google search using your voice. If you don't have a thick accent, it actually works quite well.
6) No, not an ESPN app. There is a pretty sweet app called SportsTap that has widgets of your favorite teams and gives you notifications on the score as it goes on. It was a bit behind actual time, but if you aren't using it play-by-play, it works well.
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Widgets are awesome. The N1 is ridiculously fast. Palm's Hardware SUCKS! One thing you have to remember with multi-tasking. If it involves the internet and a phone call, WebOS currently cannot do it unless you are connected to wifi. Thats a limitation with CDMA phones vs GSM. I currently am a CDMA user, and I will continue to be one, unless I get a job where I HAVE to go overseas a lot. Copy and Paste is much better on android devices vs WebOS, but a little less convenient than the iPhones. They keyboard on my Hero is fine, but it won't be as nice as the iPhones (I had a touch and did like the responsiveness of the keyboard on it.) If you're really lazy, you can just have the phone do it through voice.
WebOS currently doesn't have any API's in its framwork to include the camera or mic. They will get video recording and editing later this month, but still no mic support, so no voice recording, no voice dialing, no apps like shazam that can tell you what song is playing. I was a hardcore WebOS user until I went through 5 phones, and got tired of waiting for basic phone functions to be included, on top of the subpar antenna on the device. You can do bluetooth data transfer on the N1 with an app called Bluetooth File Transfer. Bump works Cross-platform. Many iPhone games are coming soon as most can just be ported over easily by the company the developed them. The only limitation currently is the internal storage. With root/rom, this is a non-issue as you can store the apps on an SD card and have the space only limited by the size of your SD card. Don't bother with Class 6 16GB cards. If you can find it cheap, go for it, but class 2/4 work just fine for the price.
If you have any other questions, let us know.
 

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1. You can use the built-in messaging app (IMAP or POP) or try using the Seven beta client.

2. Not sure myself.

3. No.

4. Yes - very

5. Voice Dial allows you to make calls. It doesn't allow you to launch apps.

6. Not yet.

This forum has a lot of info on all the stuff you just asked about. Welcome and I hope you find the information posted here helpful!

Are you sure about not launching apps? My Hero does, just wondering if its a Hero specific thing, or not. I just tried it. Under examples, it says: "Open Calendar"
A few weeks back, Rhapsody was app reviewed on here. You may have to go download it from them directly, but it works.
Here's the link to the A/C post:
http://www.androidcentral.com/rhapsody-beta-now-available
 
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I can't get the Droid to open apps with Voice Dial. Is that how you're doing it. Now that I think about it, I do believe that was a function of 2.1 though.

Good catch on the Rhapsondy beta. I missed that article and didn't see it in the market. From past dicussions, I assumed it wasn't out yet.
 

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dont mean to sound like a perv or anything, but since nexus one is gettin flash, that means full porn sites? (just a reality of the world we live in, peeps do want porn on phones :) )

also, how is the battery life on the nexus one compared to the 3gs?

they say the snapdragon is mad fast, but then i'm hearing that the 3gs is still the speed king (opening apps, scrolling through home pages, taking pics, just faster in general), whihc is faster? 3gs?

Also, i keep reading that the user experience/intuitiveness is nowhere on the level of apple.. (i'm not a dumbass, i can learn a new platform)

If apple dont bring it on this next iphone, i will most definitely get the n1 when it comes to ATT (i live in little rock, ar, 3g is mad fast and i never wanna use edge)..

Thanks for your responses..
 

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dont mean to sound like a perv or anything, but since nexus one is gettin flash, that means full porn sites? (just a reality of the world we live in, peeps do want porn on phones :) )

As far as video, full flash 10.1 may work. I get all the way to loading video on hulu with flash lite on my Hero. Shockwave games work. I wonder sometimes if I'm just not waiting long enough and I only use 3G
 
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