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    Default Samsung Galaxy Nexus

    I am not a big cell phone geek but this thing is awesome. I had a blackberry for business for a long time and just got the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Verizon. It is like having a little computer in your hand. So many cool and helpful apps. 4G is fast!
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    i want one!

    I'm still truckin' along fine with my Nexus One :) Ignorance is bliss...haha
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    I've got the Galaxy S II, and love it, but that Nexus kicks it up a notch or two - enjoy!
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    I've heard it is awesome. I'll get one to play with soon enough. I'm on a Skyrocket right now and the LTE is wicked fast.
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    Once you've used it for a few days, I'd be very curious what the battery life is like. I'm also curious how it handles signal in fringe 4G areas. I'm considering upgrading my phone, and this sounds like it could be a winner with 4G, dual core and AMOLED.

    I have a Thunderbolt and a Droid Charge right now, and use the Droid Charge as my daily use phone. The Thunderbolt had *awful* battery life, which is why I switched to the Charge. However, I switched the SIM card over to the Thunderbolt and have been trying it out the last few days in lieu of the Charge to see if the Gingerbread update really improved it. The short answer is yes.

    Battery life is drastically improved. I was able to use it yesterday with 2.25 hours of screen on time, and it got to about 22.5 hours before it needed to be charged at 5%. Prior to Gingerbread, I would have gotten less than half of that (i.e. 2.25hrs screen on time and maybe 11 hours total). This actually compares favorably with the Charge in terms of battery life. It does seem a bit more responsive too, but nothing substantial in that regard. In addition, it seems to have finally tackled the dreaded reboot problem, as I haven't had any since the update.

    The only thing the update didn't do much for is handling of 4G in fringe areas (i.e. my house). Sometimes the 4G connection at my house is a bit flaky, and the Thunderbolt just doesn't handle it well. It will insist on staying connected to the 4G connection, but when I try to use it it will constantly disconnect and reconnect which makes it quite useless. The Charge, however, will fall back to 3G in that same scenario. I'd rather have a solid usable 3G connection than a flaky unusable 4G one. In areas with good 4G signal (i.e. not my house), they both work the same.

    In addition, the Charge still has the better AMOLED screen and a better camera, plus it is a tiny bit lighter. Based on the 4G issue, and these advantages I will stick with the Charge and sell the Thunderbolt. However, if the Thunderbolt had actually worked as well out of the box as it does with the Gingerbread update, I might not have bothered getting the Charge at all.

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    Still sporting a Palm Pixi here. Before that it was a Motorola Q. Never got on the slab bandwagon. No keyboard? No thanks! Of course I don't watch videos or play games or whatever the kids are doing these days with their phones. Strictly a business tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syndil View Post
    Still sporting a Palm Pixi here. Before that it was a Motorola Q. Never got on the slab bandwagon. No keyboard? No thanks!
    I said the same thing for the longest time. My prior phone was a Touch Pro2 with a sliding keyboard, and it was a decent phone. However, after trying out a 4G phone, there was just no going back to a 3G phone for me. Since VZW didn't have any 4G phones with keyboards at the time (and my TP2 was dying) I decided to give it a whirl and try it out. It took some getting used to, but in reality I can type just as fast (if not a bit faster) with a good touch screen keyboard or Swype than I did with a hard keyboard.

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    Should have bought an iPhone....








    Sorry, I just couldn't resist.

    Actually that Nexus is very nice, Samsung has some really nice phones out on the market. I'm also keeping an eye on Motorola, though the bocked bootloader thing with the Atrix really got under my skin. There's so many damn phones out or coming out now that I can't keep up with it all. With everything Samsung is releasing they may take the number 1 spot from Apple this year (assuming that Apple still even holds that).
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    Yeah, I've tried. Even with my TouchPad and its relatively enormous touchscreen keyboard... I still hate it. Bought the Bluetooth keyboard for it. The lack of tactile feedback just kills it for me. It means that at some point I have to look at the keyboard to see what I'm doing, which is a non-starter. I learned as a touch-typist and can do 94WPM on a full-sized keyboard. Nowhere near that on a thumb-sized keyboard of course, but still get enormously (perhaps unreasonably) frustrated if I am forced to look at the keyboard. Old dog/new tricks, etc.

    For my purposes and preferences, I haven't seen a more perfect phone than the Pixi, despite the girly name. And I love WebOS. Really excited to see what will happen now that it's gone open-source.

    The other half has an Evo 4G, but for her it's the same, strictly business, except she prefers a touchscreen keyboard since she has long nails and tiny buttons would be useless to her. Keeps the 4G radio off to save battery life. Don't really need 4G for Exchange or Facebook, which is about the most work her phone does.

    I will say I was very intrigued by the Motorola Charm when it first came out, and I'd still like to play with one. Right form factor plus a trackpad on the back. Very interesting.
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    I like my Infuse and would love to try out the Nexus. Congrats and enjoy it!
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    My sister works for samsung in marketing in the cell phone dept. She gets all the new phones before they hit the market. She gives me her old ones at christmas she gave me the galaxy S 2 and I love it great phone.

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