Giveaway: Kindle Fire HD + HTC One V + AUVIO Elite Series headphones
0. phoneArena 21 Dec 2012, 07:55 posted on
As promised, we're continuing with the giveaways this month with yet another one made possible by the awesome folks from RadioShack. This week's giveaway will make one of our readers extremely happy thanks to the marvelous bundle we've prepared for them, which includes a smartphone, a tablet and a pair of headphones to make every experience with their new gadgets even better...
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241. morghul (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)
Based on my life and work, the smartphone. I'm constantly on the go and always checking email, and often texting back and forth with family members. It allows me to do everyhtingn i need and then some. I can read on it...in a pinch, like when on flights, but its compact size allows easy carry as well
242. denbush (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)
Smartphone is more portable and useful day to day.
243. Hammerfest (Posts: 367; Member since: 12 May 2012)
Id have to say a tablet fits my lifestyle better!
I like to read quite often, and while I do have a Galaxy Note, when viewed on a 7" or bigger screen, reading just feels "natural" seeing as it match's the size of most actual books's readable space!
244. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
smartphones fit me better.
I use my phone on a dailybasis and it goes every with me. Theorhetically I could downgrade to a dumbphone and pick up a Nexus 7 or something, but it wouldnt fit in my pocket and it'd be really friggen hard to hide the fact I'm looking at it on the job.
I'd like a tablet, but it wouldn't ever really leave my house.
245. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
A tablet fits better my lifestyle because I am currently in college and I need a tablet to facilitate studying. Thank you.
247. richrob916 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)
the on the go smartphone, everything right there for your everyday use.
248. Droid4Life (unregistered)
A smartphone because it is easier to carry around and communicate with it.
249. q_businessman (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)
A phone all the way! Portability, power, it's the best balance of everything! Plus an amazing camera (thanks Lumia 920)!
250. tgtftw (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
a 5" smartphone meets the majority of my needs. It's that hybrid screen size that makes web browsing and video watching easier on the eyes while still being pocket friendly that makes it the go to device.
251. Hmong_Xiong (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
I think a tablet would, as you can still make calls, message people, and it has the big screen. The big screen is good for business people, as they can set appointments, read on a bigger screen, and do lots more that will help them. It also benefits people as it seems people would like a big screen. As long as the price isn't skyrocket high, people would use seven inch tablets as their phones. Although it is understandable people won't too, as they think it's too big and a smartphone is easier to carry around. They are right, but just my opinion, a tablet would benefit my lifestyle.
253. projectpopo (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
Smartphone. Its a device that i will always have with me and its fits into my pocket!
254. Barry8201 (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)
A tablet would be better for me so I can stop zooming in and out of my school applications on my phone.
255. NiCE2012 (Posts: 8; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
7 inch tablet fits my life better. Its better to watch video on bigger screen but not as big as it cant fit my pocket so that i can carry it around easily.
256. greenrolaids (Posts: 47; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)
My smartphone fits my needs better than a tablet, but that being said, i have a Droid DNA with pretty big screen, so it almost covers both.
I use my nexus 7 on the weekends, and at coffee shops in the mornings.
257. tusshharish (Posts: 341; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
why is it only for usa? they should give to people living in other countries.........
258. Alistair (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 May 2011)
When I'm on the road my smart phone is king but around the house because I have my private wi fi and i don't have to worry about data charges my tablet is a #1.
260. jdot104 (Posts: 47; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
I'd say a smartphone, because at the very least I need to be able to use an actual phone at all times. But there is a place in my life for a tablet because I like to do a lot of reading, so it helps with not having to carry around many books.
261. jiggaphone (Posts: 8; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)
A smart phone with s decent size screen the gs3 is perfect and can substitute well work my tablet and out perform it easily, and thus a smartphone is my choice.
262. kevinecu23 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)
A tablet. I mostly text or get on the internet or play games. It just fits what i need.
263. KineticArc (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)
A tablet, but not just any tablet. Since I am a software engineer and a student for my Master's in Computer Science, it would be nice to have a tablet that can compile source code (needs to be C++, Java, Python, C#, and everything else), utilize toolkits/APIs (Qt, OpenGL, .NET), read/write documents in MS Office format (and do it correctly), and use GPGPU processing to handle some floating-point data. Also, it would be nice to be able to use VPN to do actual office work when I'm on travel. Unfortunately, I have not seen a good implementation of such a tablet. So my hope resides among the Surface Pro to help solve some of these requirements.
I just need a phone that can browse the web in my free time, play some games, and most of all, call people. Oh yeah, and have a good interface that is relatively bug free, fast, and has no graphical slowdowns.
264. nnbj92 (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
smart phone, portable, long battery life, small. It just works compared to tablets that need a bit more work.
266. magnumch (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
Smart phone for on the go and tablet at home.
267. eyedoc81 (Posts: 12; Member since: 20 May 2011)
Smartphone. It does everything a tablet does, but it fits in my pocket. But don't think that doesn't mean I don't want that Kindle Fire HD, cause I do!!!
268. PaulNotFromSweden (Posts: 52; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
I prefer a smart phone. I periodically consider a tablet, but always come to the same conclusion; why? I can do just about anything on my phone. I don't have a need to consume on-line video content, so I don't really need the larger screen. When Windows 8 machines are more competitive, I may re-consider because I could then do full-on work with it. Until then, my GS2 suits me just fine.
269. andreagaru214 (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)
Smart phone! Is always portable and don't worry about storing it in your pocket or bag. Plus having cellular signal to Google anything anywhere beats regular tablets without service.
270. loki1618 (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)
I would have to go with the tablet simply because i'm a big fan of videos and movies online and a big screen help with that. I own a motorola smartphone and I basically use it for calls, most of my times are spend on the tablet because I like big screens.
271. RoTheChamp (Posts: 16; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)
Smartphone is my preferred weapon of choice due to the fact that it never leaves my side. I do own a tablet and use it when i travel for work.
273. Slammer (Posts: 979; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
My first impression was a smartphone. However, as society transitions to tablet usage, I'm finding that it is almost difficult to separate the two. They compliment each other not only as business tools, but also as personal needs.
On the go, Smartphones can quickly and easily access instant information. For business and leisure, tablets are quickly becoming the norm for more detailed and comprehensive material for presentation, shopping, reading and the list is becoming endless. To segregate smartphone and tablet, is short changing the power of the two together.
274. psyfreak (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
A phone fits my lifestyle better since it a smaller device.
275. MattAdorno (Posts: 19; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)
Smartphone - 90% of the functionality, but more portability.
276. SamuraiCER (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)
Well, a Smartphone honestly fits my life better. Just all around more portable and constant connection is a must. Tablets can do some of those things, but I like having something in my pocket and that smartphone fits around my life a whole better
277. ibap (Posts: 690; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Smartphone. I'm not shlepping a tablet around with me the way I do with my phone.
278. JLMCGE01 (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)
What fits your lifestyle better: a smartphone or a tablet? Why?
Honestly this is a very good question. As it determines what you do on a regular bases. However with me being in college I believe that a tablet may be beneficial to me as carrying a laptop puts more weight on you and takes up space where as a tablet is more portable and many companies and schools are turning to tablets. However a smartphone could work as well as it is smaller, even more portable and can do many thing a tablet can do and with things like the Samsung Galaxy Note II you can get the best of both worlds but for me I would choose a smartphone simply because of its ease of access, less space it takes up and it would be more beneficial as i could get alerts from blackboard on the go and stay on top of assignments as they are posted, as well as being able to stay in touch with my family as i am away
279. Su-Rio (Posts: 51; Member since: 05 May 2011)
tablet! in college and a tablet lasts longer than my laptop and is so much easier to carry around between classes
280. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
as much as i would like to say tablet, i realize when i am mobile a 4.5 to 4.7 inch screened android phone fits me better. However if I am being dormant for any extended period of time. I love the tablet. I have and own an ipad, the lack of legitimate flash is incredibly annoying.
I find myself using the playbook more, only it has a crappy screen and lack of lte solution
281. artman5x5 (Posts: 10; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
A phone is a better fit cause it is portable and has everything I need at my fingertips.
282. legion181 (Posts: 24; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)
Smartphone, I don't feel naked when I leave my tablet at home.
283. iCandy (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Smartphone. Its more mobile and I can only afford one data subscription.
284. Dj_smith (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
a smartphone because its the same thing as a tablet, just at a smaller size.
285. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Smartphone. Tablets are larger smartphones without the calling feature so as much as I'd like one for entertainment and being [more] counterproductive, I would take a smartphone over a tablet any day of the week.
286. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)
A: Tablet, As an IT Systems Analyst I find myself working from home often, I have tons of applications that assist in my job functions. I can access Microsoft Active Directory, use remote desktop apps, email, Skype, review tasks and files. In addition, I rather play games and surf the net on a tablet. Its just an ideal product.
287. SnaptSchutt (Posts: 15; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
Tablet because more often I take in large amounts of web-based info than I use a phone for talking n txting... but I'll never NOT have my phone on me.
288. wademortenson (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
A smart phone is the most useful for me. Main reason Portability. I still use a computer to do the heavy lifting but I could see myself going total Google cloud with a dock, keyboard and bigger screen for my phone.
290. mdhlk88 (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I use my tablet only for web browsing. Everything else is on my iphone. So, phone suits me best
291. rkmsnps (Posts: 11; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
tablet.... I like big screen space. But, smartphone has its advantages too. Both should be there.
I think a better questions is what suits you best: tablet or laptop?
293. nazgul (Posts: 21; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
functionality amd portability both are good with smartphone
294. hrs1282 (Posts: 11; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
tablet... A 7 incher is perfect for me. With that, I can live with a basic phone
296. jgermia (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
I go with tablet... I don't call much. And I use VOIP texing. In that sense, tablet is good enough
298. Scottjnsn (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
A smartphone fits me because it is my all-in-one device. I like to have everything I need in one device; making calls, web browsing, taking pictures, etc. A tablet is not pocket friendly and isn't typically used for making calls. A tablet to me is just an extra perk but doesn't provide the necessities a smartphone does for me. :)
299. amazinghorse (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)
I like a smart fone the better. It fit my pocket real nice. Tablets....not quite the fit.
300. dmbatson (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 May 2012)
Used to be more phone, but with lecture notes, and bigger screen i have found myself using my fiancee's tablet more and more.