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Smartphone for use in US/Canada

I live in Montreal but spend 3 months a year in Florida. I want to get a smartphone that I can use in both countries for light voice + data. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by kirsti on Dec 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Best Buy Smart Phone Deal?

I would like some help choosing a phone! Some snowflake (and long details) inside. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Dec 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Free iPhone! Now what?

My girlfriend got a used iPhone for her birthday! Now what? [more inside]
posted by saladin on Dec 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Help my find a Smartphone for my Linux addicted dad?

Can you help me find a smartphone to give my dad for Christmas? All his colleagues seem to have gotten iPhones. He is somewhat of a Linux geek tough, so I'm thinking a phone more in that spirit. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Dec 2, 2010 - 17 answers

How do I control what I want sync'd in Android?

I'm a new smartphone user... How do I sync calendar/contacts but not Gmail in Android? [more inside]
posted by branparsons on Dec 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Looking for gloves that are warm and work with the iphone/ipod.

I'm trying to buy some warm gloves that are designed to work with the iphone. In my internet search there seem to be several different brands that work in different ways but few reviews. These are going to be gifts and I need both a man's and a woman's glove and, since both recipients live in cold climates, I want ones where their fingers can stay covered while they operate their iphone. Can anyone point me to a review of these gloves or have any experience to share?
posted by Flacka on Nov 20, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I rock my Droid X's socks off?

HackedAndroidFilter:What custom ROM should I load onto my (already rooted) Droid X? Similarly, can you install Droid apps manually via the file manager on such a modded Droid? What about Google Voice? And so on... [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Nov 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Nexus One + Softbank Rental SIM + Japan = Affordable data access?

What do I need to do, or what do I need to be aware of, to use mobile data on a Nexus One using a Softbank rental SIM card in Japan? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Nov 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Seeking new smartphone and new cell provider

iPhone/AT&T user, tired of my iPhone and wanting a new (reasonably priced) smartphone (thinking Blackberry) WITH GPS and a reasonably priced cell phone plan with minutes/unlimited text/unlimited data. BB/smartphone users, tell me your experiences, as well as T-Mobile users. [more inside]
posted by Dukat on Oct 23, 2010 - 15 answers

I want an old T-Mobile smartphone

I want an outdated T-Mobile smartphone, preferably Android-based. I don't even know where to start. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Oct 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Which phones work in Canada and England?

Which smartphones (if any) can I buy and use in Canada and then take to and use in England? [more inside]
posted by legendarygirlfriend on Oct 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Android without the data

How do I get an Android without having to get a data plan? [more inside]
posted by galadriel on Sep 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Cell Phone/Provider Recommendation

Complex cell phone recommendation question... [more inside]
posted by saladin on Sep 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Can you hear me? Now?

[New Smartphone Selection Filter] Droid X vs Droid 2 vs ??? Help me decide! [more inside]
posted by PlutoniumX on Sep 16, 2010 - 7 answers

iPhone versus Android for an ubergeek (no holy wars, please)

I'm looking for experiential narrations of what it's like to own and use an iPhone or an Android phone as an ubergeek. This will help me decide what to do now that my non-smart T-Mobile phone is starting to die. [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Aug 25, 2010 - 27 answers

How to stream specific radio stations from thousands of miles away, with my Android phone.

How can I listen to a little piece of Newfoundland while in Ohio, via my Android phone? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Aug 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Can't afford smartphone. What will do instead?

A Rumor Touch looks like my best bet to stay with this carrier. I might like the LG Prime, though. Do I have any other good options? Can I find an affordable no-contract smartphone? [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Aug 17, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me find the best Android resources on the net!

What are the best resources on the net for Android, in terms of apps, and the latest news? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Aug 17, 2010 - 12 answers

But I want it, because it is shiny and good.

A question about what to do about a cell phone. Way too much beanplating inside. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Aug 5, 2010 - 16 answers

How can I monitor and manage my data usage on the HTC Aria?

How can I monitor and manage my data usage on my HTC Aria with Android 2.1? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Aug 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Upgrade my family's phones

My family is all up for new phones and planning to move smartphones and data plans. We are using Bell Canada, and for various reasons cannot change carriers. I am not willing to play around with unlocking phones etc, so the Motorola Milestone is a no. The options: iPhone 4; Samsung Galaxy S; Motorola Dext; HTC Legend; Blackberry Bold/Pearl/Curve. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Jul 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Can he eat his cake and eat it too, cellphone-wise?

Can I cancel my Verizon Wireless contract (and pay the early termination fee) and then sign back up with a new contract to my existing family plan and still manage to keep my number? [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Jul 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Playing YouTube videos on a Moto Droid

Is there a way to play entire playlists from my YouTube account with the Moto Droid pre-installed YouTube app? Failing that, is there any other app that can do this?
posted by prenominal on Jul 25, 2010 - 3 answers

HTC Desire vs. iPhone 4

Should I get an HTC Desire or an iPhone 4? [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Jul 19, 2010 - 31 answers

Robot, fruit or something else?

Best Verizon smartphone for syncing with Outlook? [more inside]
posted by nayrb5 on Jul 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Credo/Sprint in Los Angeles?

So, Credo, which uses the Sprint network, finally has a smartphone that apparently doesn't suck (the HTC Hero). I'm very tempted to switch over from Verizon, especially since the latter tends to drop calls when I'm sitting in my living room. But I don't want to go from the frying pan into the fire, so to speak. Can any LA Mefites give me your opinion of Sprint's coverage, especially in the Echo Park/Silverlake/Los Feliz area? More generally, if anyone has experience with Credo's customer service, I'd appreciate hearing from you too. I want to support good causes, but I don't want to drive myself crazy in the process.
posted by chicainthecity on Jul 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Droid X upgrade?

So I want a Droid X, but my phone and data plan setup is a bit wonky... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Are they killing the Incredible? Why?

What's the deal with the HTC Droid Incredible's sudden agoraphobia? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jun 29, 2010 - 14 answers

Safely delivered to Alderaan.

Droid filter: I'm getting the new Droid X the morning it comes out but I've been a loyal Palm customer lo these many years. Help me Obi-Wan... [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Jun 25, 2010 - 10 answers

cheapskate + X = smartphone

Help me evaluate my options for getting a used smartphone with no contract. [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Jun 24, 2010 - 19 answers

Do Androids stream my electric beeps?

[Yet another Android app question] Android music app choices look to be slim. Looking for recommendations for playback, streaming and recording apps. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Jun 22, 2010 - 8 answers

What are the privacy issues for a work and personal smartphone all in one?

My work will reimburse me for the purchase of a smartphone plus $40 per month for service. If I use the smartphone for work email, personal email, personal web surfing, and personal phone calls, how private are my personal communications and activities? [more inside]
posted by pitseleh on Jun 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Am I an Android?

I'm thinking of buying a Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica as my first Android phone. I'm a Nokia user whose e71 is feeling a bit tight and so I'd like a cheap way to get my Android toes wet. I have a couple of questions though ... [more inside]
posted by chairish on Jun 15, 2010 - 11 answers

If it weren't for AT&T I'd be getting an iPhone 4

I've had it with AT&T. Help me switch to Verizon without ruining my Apple-icious mobile experience! [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jun 11, 2010 - 20 answers

I once had a banquet of streaming radio, now I have only crumbs.

What is at fault for Last.fm and Pandora's terrible reliability on my Android phone, and is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jun 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Pimp My Android

Generic question about what cool apps I should put on my new Android phone? Help me parse the techblog noise and get to the meat and find the ultimate performance- and life-enhancing applications for my phone. [more inside]
posted by saysthis on May 13, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me pick a new mobile provider

Related to this question I am ditching AT&T and, sadly, my iPhone. Is there any way I can know which mobile service provider will give me the clearest reception where I live before I buy? [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon on May 7, 2010 - 20 answers

Smartphones improve Cell Reception?

cell phones-- is reception related to the phone itself (I'm assuming the antenna/transmitter within the phone?) or only the physical location of the caller? Help me pick a smartphone & carrier please! [more inside]
posted by travertina on May 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me pick a phone that isn't an iPhone...but is kinda like an iPhone.

My boyfriend wants a smartphone for his birthday, but he doesn't know which one. Can you recommend one, based on the criteria inside the fold? [more inside]
posted by lwb on May 5, 2010 - 24 answers

help me recover backup on iphone

Why can't I get Restore Backup to complete on my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Apr 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Help a farmer find his smartphone?

Which is more durable? The iPhone or the Nexus One? Or something I haven't heard of yet? [more inside]
posted by stet on Apr 27, 2010 - 27 answers

tethering a tablet?

What currently available smartphones will be best at tethering an Ipad or other soon-to-be-released tablets? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Apr 22, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I make karmic Ubuntu and WinMo 6.1 play nice?

Why won't Ubuntu 9.10 recognize any recent pictures or new folders on my Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone when I plug it in? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Nexus One!

Nexus One: How difficult will this be & how much am I actually going to pay? [more inside]
posted by three bear minimum on Apr 17, 2010 - 7 answers

I need more than just a product brochure

Help me decide whether to buy a Nexus One. Unusual questions about switching service providers, SIMs, and international options inside. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 25, 2010 - 22 answers

Smart-ish cell phone recommendation?

What is a good smart-ish phone usable with Verizon's inexpensive data plan? [more inside]
posted by medusa on Mar 23, 2010 - 13 answers

Not so smartphone

I am getting my first smartphone in about a week on Verizon. It has to be Verizon. I don't know if I should get a Blackberry or a Droid, so I go into the store to take a look. Then I see the Eris. And now I find out the Nexus One is coming to Verizon. Uh...? Help me out here. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Mar 15, 2010 - 26 answers

CoPilot GPS/navigation questions

Various questions about the CoPilot GPS/navigation app for the Droid, especially importing POI files. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Mar 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Earliest fictional smartphones

I'm interested in the earliest fictional portrayals of smartphone-like devices. [more inside]
posted by Clambone on Mar 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Another Undecided Consumer

I took a look at the Droid and am very tempted. Have a Blackberry Curve which is fine, but I'm due to upgrade anyway. My contract with AT&T (blech) runs out in October, cancellation fee isn't much. Droid should save me $50/month I'm currently spending to keep my Curve synced with my work Outlook. What think you, hive mind? I know there are a lot of MeFi Droid owners. I trust you way more than Amazon reviewers.
posted by bearwife on Feb 18, 2010 - 23 answers

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