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OK, two quick questions for those who have been running Android OS phones for a few months...
  • I'm looking into a new phone for my Mother. Long story short, she doesn't want an iPhone but does seem to want a select few "advanced" features like GPS. Mostly, she just needs a phone that firstly makes calls, and secondarily will work with email, browse the web a bit and tell her where she is when driving around while out of town. She doesn't like the "chicklett" keyboards as they are too small. She's not a big "texter" so things like IM clients and the like are unimportant. Anyhow, can anyone recommend a decent Android based phone based on your personal experience? I've search the internet a bit on this, so I'm familiar with the various reviews out there - looking for real world user experience here. Basically, what's a good phone for "Mom"?
  • I'm looking around for a replacement for my 3G iPhone. If the 4G doesn't come out on Verizon or another carrier that has excellent service in Minneapolis, I'm bailing. Enough said there. Since AIX doesn't run on smart phones, my next candidate for replacement is a Linux or Android OS handset. So, the question for this issue is... who is running an Android OS handset and syncing it with their OS X 10.6.x Mac? Specifically, how do your "MobileMe-esque" services perform in the real world? iCal, Bookmarks, Notes and Mail are the only ones I use so music and video syncing don't matter in this case. I'm even willing to part with some cash for Missing-Sync type software if someone can confirm that it works well for them. I'd like again to hear from actual users and not the "my friend has one and it sux/kicks butt" crowd. Information about Outlook/Exchange syncing would be nice, but not required as I have an on call Blackberry for when I'm paid to care about work email after hours. Currently, I'm leaning towards the Nexus One or Incredible handsets, but I'm open to some of the "2nd tier" handsets like the Eris and Hero. I have no need for slide out keyboards.

Thanks all and have a very happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.

Dave

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