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HTC Inspire.
So far, so good. I'm posting from it now!


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Sweet! I had an HTC didn't do alot of the things I was used to, so went back to my iphone and blackberry combo

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I upgraded from a RAZR, so it was a pretty big step.


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I love my htc hero, once rooted it was a whole different phone. After two years its starting to fade a bit, lol.

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My phone takes calls and does text messages... even has bluetooth! lol; that's about all unfortunately since I can't really afford a decent one tongue


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Originally Posted by gliderdad
I love my htc hero, once rooted it was a whole different phone. After two years its starting to fade a bit, lol.


have never quite plucked up the courage to root my hero!

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I love my htc hero, once rooted it was a whole different phone. After two years its starting to fade a bit, lol.


have never quite plucked up the courage to root my hero!

I never got the courage to unlock my iphone either though others say it is a BIG deal. yup I understand that one. tongue

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And now, with the HTC and the Android OS Google will be able to track your every step in a way you never expected. This has made me really re-think my upgrading to anything with that OS or Apple's iPhone, as it does the same thing.


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Well, any phone with a GPS receiver technically should be able to do that Greg... Which would really be any phone made in the last ~5 years that costs more than $100 lol...


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Thats why they call them smart phones and not dumb phones, lol.

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Yeah, so I think if you want to get away from the whole "my phone is tracking me" deal with newer phones you need to get something basic like mine... Want to trade? hahah


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Nokia 2720a-2b << My little dittie lol...


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Maybe I can get big bucks for my old RAZR! I don't think it will be tracking anyone...

I don't go anyplace interesting enough to be concerned with. I think Google is going to be very disappointed. laugh


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Makes no difference. Your phone doesn't track you, your SIM card does (as long as it's in the phone). wink

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Originally Posted by Gizmo
Well, any phone with a GPS receiver technically should be able to do that Greg... Which would really be any phone made in the last ~5 years that costs more than $100 lol...


Yes, the these new phones are not only tracking you, they are transmitting the information back to Google or Apple without your knowledge or consent. So, they don't even have to have your physical phone to see where you've been. The Michigan State Police are in trouble for using a device to instantly pull this information from your phone on a traffic stop. This is a huge invasion of your privacy.


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Originally Posted by SteveS
Maybe I can get big bucks for my old RAZR! I don't think it will be tracking anyone...

I don't go anyplace interesting enough to be concerned with. I think Google is going to be very disappointed. laugh


Perhaps, but what about your credit companies, your bank, your congressman? Your insurance company buys this information, yes they do sell it, and see that you're driving way over your disclosed number of miles each year and they then use this information to raise your rates? There are so many ways this information can be abused against you I've hardly scratched the surface.


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Originally Posted by Gizmo
Yeah, so I think if you want to get away from the whole "my phone is tracking me" deal with newer phones you need to get something basic like mine... Want to trade? hahah


This made me change my mind about upgrading to one when my contract expires.


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If you think the phone is bad, transmitting anything over the internet is just as bad. Walking the streets in a city your picture is taken and scanned many times and info pulled up.

Facebook is gobbling up just about as much as apple or android and you can opt out of allowing the data to android and hopefully they honor that.

A guy used my tracks from google to prove he was not speeding while in court after he was pulled over and ticketed for speeding, and the ticket was more than 5-10 over and won. It works both ways.

This is the new age/digital world that everyone wanted and its only gona get worse till the computer take over, lol.

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I didn't want it and was perfectly happy the way it was. We actually had privacy then, not like today. As far as Facebook, I keep everything hidden that I can and check it often as they are prone to changing your settings on you, so if you don't stay aware, you're opening yourself to a lot of grief.


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I just got the HTC inspire 2 months ago. And the only big issue I have with it is there is not a belt holster for it.
Just a slip on hard case.
But for old eyes, it is the biggest screen I have seen in years.
Bigger than the iphone.
I have not played with the widgets much.


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Ruben, I looked at cases with belt hooks at Best Buy. I don't remember who made them.


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Okay. When I bought it they were not available.
I will look again.
Maybe they are now.


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Well, you probably got your phone when they were "cutting edge." Now they are practically obsolete. laugh

I finally bought a case at the AT&T store. It was the only case I found that protected the camera lens. The damned thing cost about $35, though.


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Yep, About the same price here.
It was just that it was a hard case. Nothing to be able to clip it to your belt.


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