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  1. Allan Phillips
    Feb 28 - 1:02 pm

    Good decision! While HTC’s Sense was absolutely essential on Windows Mobile, I’m not sure it adds that much to Android, especially with alternatives like LauncherPro about.

  2. MartiM
    Feb 28 - 3:16 pm

    Congratulations to the wife! Now you need to start slipping her more education so she can do things herself. ;)

  3. drjim
    Feb 28 - 4:03 pm

    @MartiM: My wife and I have a good division of labor where I have certain competencies (technology, dishes, fix-it) and she has others (cooking, spreadsheets, child rearing), so I don’t think that crossing competencies is the most efficient way to run our family (or a business, for that matter). In any event, with degrees from Cornell and Princeton, I think she’s educated enough! :->

  4. Brianna
    Feb 28 - 9:27 pm

    Why do you bother asking what us what you should get for your wife when you don’t listen? BTW, you bought the phone YOU want NOT what your wife want. You just coaxed her to buy it.

  5. DavidK
    Mar 01 - 12:52 am

    @Brianna: hehe I’ve learned a long time ago that the right device for myself and my wife are very different. In fact, I expect to have an iPhone 5 in my house. it’s going to take every bit of energy in my being to refrain from attacking it though;) But it’s shiny, has those ‘apps’ everyone is into and even though I have no tolerance for it, she does.
    Ultimately, I’m not in the sales business…happy wife, happy life

  6. sm0k3ydaband1t
    Mar 01 - 9:32 am

    i just got the atrix yesterday and i must say, going from the aria to windows phone was incredible, huge difference in speed. but going from windows phone to the atrix… this feels even faster. and ive got smart dialing back, plus motorola didnt completely screw the UI by forcing motoblur on top of , they actually have it living pretty seemless with android this time… i think im already having withdrawals from not having my xboxlive games anymore though… why cant they just make a phone that does everything already

  7. drjim
    Mar 01 - 9:57 am

    Thanks, Sm0k3y, for your Atrix feedback. To be honest, I don’t even know what Motoblur is. Sense has obvious clocks, weather, etc., but I don’t see anything that appears to be Motoblur.

  8. sm0k3ydaband1t
    Mar 01 - 10:41 am

    the “messaging” icon is a universal inbox, thats mostly all the motoblur they put into it…. if you ever pick up a backflip, flipout, flipside, or whatever other crap moto “smartphone” it is horribly obvious that there is something different about those phones, emails texts updates, everything gets dumped right onto your homescreen, at least they keep the core UI fairly untampered with on this. if youve never noticed motoblur, be thankful :)

  9. sm0k3ydaband1t
    Mar 01 - 10:43 am

    oh, go to and you can see the main drive behind it is the back end syncing and location stuff that you can do from the website. check it out, they let you remotely wipe data on the phone, find its last known location, couple of other things that make it worthwhile if you ever lose your phone.

  10. drjim
    Mar 02 - 10:14 am

    Thanks for the details!

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