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    anyone switch from sk3 to iphone?
    i was the first to say to my friends that the iphone was gonna be an overpriced waste. i was also the first to say that i was wrong, and now i really want one.

    im coming from a sidekick and theres a few things that i like better about the sidekick from what ive seen so far. first the keyboard. i havent actually clocked my typing speed on the sidekick, but everyone who has seen me type on it is amazed. i know that i wont be able to match my speed on the sk. ok so thats actually the only thing i like better on my sidekick. the iphone also doesnt have mms like the sidekick, which really didnt make sense to me, but considering ive never had mms on a phone yet, i can live a little while longer without it. also im used to not having access to 3rd party apps, and only a fixed amount of ringtones, so that shouldnt be a problem.

    basically im just curious if anyone has switched from a sidekick, which i use all day long for texting and sending im's. or if anyones heard anything or has input. thanks.

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    Well I think the Sidekick was designed especially for texting.... where Iphone is more of a multi use phone... as for the typing I was told that the iphone keyboard learns from your finger patterns to make typing easier and I think they are right becuase my chubby fingers almost never miss a letter....

    I think the sidekick is a cool phone if you love Chatting, IMing and so fourth, but you will love everything the iphone offers and I bet alot more cool things are on the way

    My Niece has the sidekick and shes probably awesome like you on it... but she used my iphone for 5 minutes and wants to switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by macjuicy23 View Post
    My Niece has the sidekick and shes probably awesome like you on it... but she used my iphone for 5 minutes and wants to switch
    thats basically exactly how i feel. and i saw the video on the typing features, which made me feel a lot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat View Post
    thats basically exactly how i feel. and i saw the video on the typing features, which made me feel a lot better.
    Your going to get way more use out of the iphone... go for it peat

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    My sister has the Sidekick and like you, she's always texting with the thing. She played with my iPhone and within a couple of minutes, took it hostage and wouldn't give it back

    Looks like given the opportunity, every Sidekick owner would switch to an iPhone

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    People who are attracted to sidekicks usually catch the iPhone as eye candy and the fact that it has more applications. In my case I am coming from a Blackjack and I have been asked why I switched from a Blackjack to the Iphone. When you compare the 2, Id say Blackjack was nice, but was actually more exspensive per month. Blackjack had a faster typing keyboard, 3g Speeds, AIM, Microsoft Office Applications, You can play nitendo games and 1000's of more 3rd party apps which you do. But I was dissappointed in some things and needed an ipod and a iphone was cheap at the time so I switched.

    But I know many people with sidekicks, and yes they were amazed by the iphone. But texting is great on the iPhone, I love how organized the messages are. Only thing is instant messaging, I found a way to do it, but we need an iChat applications which I think will come soon. So besides the keyboard, sidekickers will love the iPhone.

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    I havent switched but I have used the sidekick and I have an iphone.

    I actually like the iphone keyboard, although it would be much bettter if you could use it horizontally. I thought I would struggle to get used to it but it really isnt that bad.

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    grrrr and i just found out that the iphone doesnt have a dedicated chat app. that almost fully turns me off. but im like a kid i want it so bad lol. and aside from hearing theres ways around that. i know deep inside that soon enough well have a chat function.

    ive decided im gonna wait a little longer. a little longer probably meaning a week or so lol. i wont be able to control myself.

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    There are two third party chat applications, along with several web-based applications, all of which are really good. If coming from a Sidekick, you would probably want to get the third party apps, which are really simple to install.

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    Be aware that installing that those third party IM apps on your iphone will void your warranty.

    But if you still want to, Apollo is probably the best one.

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