clancifer: Love my GS 3. Good choice.
gonzojohn: I wonder how much M$ paid to get the Lumia with Win8 even on the list.
ToxicMunkee: There's a phone that will allow me to talk to JESUS?!
mainstreet62: As an iPhone 3GS user, I can't wait to switch to the Galaxy S3, or possibly S4. I've had it with Apple.
Ed Grubermann: As a former Android user, you can have my iPhone 4s when you pry it out of my cold, dead hands.
cretinbob: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x398]best.phone.EVAR
azazyel: Still love my Galaxy Nexus.
drjekel_mrhyde: cretinbob: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x398]best.phone.EVARI did not know he became President and not President elect while Bush was in office
wingnut396: ToxicMunkee: There's a phone that will allow me to talk to JESUS?!Upside; radio to God.Downside: Melts your faceThey must have really paid off the guys at the FCC to get that past. Flipping regulatory capture.
Marine1: If there was a variant of the 920 on Sprint, I'd have one. Apparently people from Finland are allergic to money./"it's too big!"//You damned kids don't know what a big phone is///21 years old
secularsage: I think it's even more remarkable that the #2 phone is a Windows Phone (over the iPhone 5 at #3).The Galaxy S III is really nice. I've got a Droid RAZR Maxx and it's quite nice (and they're not kidding about the battery life; it blows away other Android phones). My only real beef with Android phones, aside from the fragmentation and bloatware everyone complains about, is the nomenclature -- why can't these phone manufacturers pick a simple name for their phones instead of tacking on ridiculous adjectives and numbers?The "Galaxy S III" is a very confusing name for a phone, and non-technical people will think the S II and the S III aren't that different. The Droid RAZR, RAZR M and RAZR MAXX all sound very similar and then there are HD variants of the RAZR and RAZR MAXX that add to the confusion.Android gets even more confusing for casual users since all versions of ICS and Jellybean aren't created equal due to custom software from manufacturers. It just adds to the nomenclature nightmare.Part of marketing a product well is finding a simple, one-word poem of a name and going with that. iPhone is a great name in that regard, and the number simply tells you which generation it is. The Android phone makers could learn a lot from that.
Bloody Templar: That said, I'm not a shill. I was an Android fanboy prior to coming to MS.
ha-ha-guy: I'm just thankful for the Apple Maps debacle. It let me switch my wife over a S3 and end support of her IPhone 4S./yeah I could have just found a way to roll the update back, but killing the device was more satisfying
Cormee: azazyel: Still love my Galaxy Nexus.Me too, but it's getting more and more embarrassing as the year goes on. I'm looking forward to replacing it,
ha-ha-guy: Bloody Templar: That said, I'm not a shill. I was an Android fanboy prior to coming to MS.Check your head for scars, that scar is where Ballmer put the chip in.
moothemagiccow: In a completely unrelated note has anyone seen the pile of crap Engadget has become? It's horrifying to look upon. I thought the gawker redesign was bad.
ZeroCorpse: I think it's hilarious that we've gotten to the point in our civilization where there's such a thing as a "best" and "worst' telephone.Back when I was a kid, there was no variety in telephones. We all had the phone supplied to us from Bell. It was an ugly thing that sat on the desk or hung on the wall, and had the same rotary dial and receiver. My friends' phones were the same as my family's phone.When I was a teen, cheap, crappy phones started to appear in stores to replace the phone you got from the phone company (which at this time had been broken up). Novelty phones happened, too.Now, people actually have to worry about the specs and features of a phone. I'm no different. I have an Android phone and I've been through several of them trying to find one that makes me happy. I also have a dumbphone, and it's pretty nifty despite being limited... Mainly because, unlike the Android phone, it always works. If I want to make a call, it makes a call. It doesn't get locked up because Android is doing an update, or freeze because the texting app glitched. It doesn't reboot on its own because of a memory leak.And that's what makes me think the current trend of pocket computers that also have a phone application is going to fade. People will eventually get sick of not being able to use their phone as a phone when the time comes. Having to fight an operating system just to make a phone call is getting tiresome.What I'd love would be a pocket computer/mini tablet that has a dumbphone built into it, rather than using an application to access phone features. I want the phone part of the device to be COMPLETELY unrelated to the operating system of the computer part of it. Only then will smartphones really be smart.
Carth: I think the most important phone of the year was the Nexus 4. It wasn't the best phone, it is underpowered compared to the SIII and the camera isn't that great, but at $350 and a huge sellout it convinced Tmobile there is a market for a unsubsidized carrier that offers cheaper plans. If Google can bring the price of phones down from $600 to $300 unsubsidized it will be a huge win for consumers and will result in lower monthly fees.
ZeroCorpse: I think it's hilarious that we've gotten to the point in our civilization where there's such a thing as a "best" and "worst' telephone.
AdamK: a lot of websites have gone to shiat lately, youtube being the worst offender as always
Mentat: clancifer: Love my GS 3. Good choice.Note II here. Love it.
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