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What Android phone should I get?
As opposed to the iPhone 4 which you can get it in any color as long as its black - Android has real choice.
Android allows you to choose the mobile provider that is best for you combined with the phone that fits your personal needs.
Its important to select a high end Android phone, especially if graduating directly from an iPhone, as I provide my recommendations below.
AT&T - Motorola Atrix 4G
T-Mobile - Samsung Nexus S
Sprint - Samsung Epic 4G or HTC Evo 4G
Verizon - Droid Bionic or HTC Thunderbolt
What Android Applications should I download?
Android has a free market approach instead of tying you down to an App Store or its Android Market you are free to get applications from alternative sources.
These other sources include GetJar & SlideMe for example, but the applications I recommend everyone should get include:
Great time waster game thats near obligatory on smartphones
File Management & Task Killing ***Don't auto kill applications as its not needed on Android
Scanning barcodes & QR codes
Exchanging contact information even with those still stuck on an iPhone
Stored music and transferring songs from iTunes
Syncing files from other computers you use
Providing Internet via USB to your other devices for free ***a hedge if your mobile provider disables ability in Android 2.2 Froyo
For well ... Facebook
Check in location service
An easy To Do list that syncs with Google Tasks
Instant Messaging for AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, Facebook & MySpace
News & live streams from NPR stations across the United States
Awesome mobile 3D massive multiplayer online game MMOG
Google Reader display
Personalized music streaming
Live sports scores
Sudoku from Genina
Brain game entertainment
Best onscreen keyboard experience
Twitters own app has improved that I have choosen it over TweetDeck
An all around tool - compass, GPS status, leveler & magnetometer
A necessity for any Boston sports fan
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