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Re: After several months of the new format
Feb 3, 2016, 6:02 PM
in the forum

That's great feedback. Thanks! I can lower the threshold for displaying the overview link, and incorporate a reply count into the link text. I'll work on that ASAP. Edit: done! Let me know what you think.

Re: After several months of the new format
Feb 2, 2016, 7:23 PM
in the forum

Yes. It only appears on longer threads. When viewing such a thread, you'll see a small link at the top-right that says "thread overview".

Re: After several months of the new format
Jan 28, 2016, 5:34 PM
in the forum

Okay I've launched a beta version of the solution I mentioned a few days ago. Find a longer thread and give it a try. Feedback welcome!

Re: Kyocera DuraXE
Jan 22, 2016, 7:48 PM
in the Kyocera DuraXE forum

It's actually running a version of Android. It can't run Android apps, but AOSP is the basis for the OS. There is no feature phone OS that supports AT&T's newest network requirements (such as VoLTE). It was easier for Kyocera to use and modify AOSP rather than of updating their aging feature phone OS. AOSP, in turn, required hardware specs like a Snapdragon processor and extra memory.

Re: After several months of the new format
Jan 20, 2016, 2:57 PM
in the forum

Thanks again for the excellent feedback. I've been thinking about this and working on an idea to address it. What do you think about a "thread overview" link at the top-right that would "zoom out" on the thread to show a table of contents of sorts, highlighting the most recent messages? It would show just the first line of each message, with a date/time at the right, and highlight the five most recent messages with those timestamps in bold. You ...

Re: After several months of the new format
Jan 18, 2016, 3:16 PM
in the forum

That's good feedback. Thank you! The old format was pretty miserable in a lot of ways. We had a lot of positive feedback right after we rolled out the "new" layout. It sounds like the pain point now is finding the most recent messages. Is that accurate?

Re: Consolidated Forums
Jan 18, 2016, 3:14 PM
in the forum

Thanks for the suggestion. That's not a bad idea. Our software and site structure isn't really designed for that. As long as each of those brands has its own distinct phone lineup, we'll list them separately under "Carriers", and each entity there automatically gets its own forum.

Re: When full review of Lumia 950?
Jan 16, 2016, 8:27 PM
in the Microsoft Lumia 950 forum

I'm sure you've seen it by now, but in case not: e.php?a=16968

Re: Internal Memory
Jan 16, 2016, 8:25 PM
in the ZTE Grand X 3 forum

Whoops! Fixed. Thank you.

Re: Oh great guru (Eric)
Jan 12, 2016, 11:52 AM
in the General forum

The best place for this type of discussion is the Lounge forum.

Check your email! You may have won a phone!
Dec 17, 2015, 2:31 PM
in the forum

As you may have noticed, we recently conducted a give-away of 15 phones and gadgets. Everyone that's submitted a user review of a phone in the past two years was eligible. We contacted all 15 winners last night, but so far we've only heard back from six. If you've submitted a user review here, please check your email now! Check your spam folder, too! If we don't hear from the winners by 10pm tonight, we'll have to draw new ...

Re: where's the BB Priv?
Nov 16, 2015, 7:17 PM
in the forum

It's up now: e.php?p=4978 Sorry for the delay. Information on other sites (including AT&T and BB sites) was not entirely accurate. We wanted to be sure we tracked down the best info. Thank you for your patience.

Re: where's the BB Priv?
Nov 15, 2015, 11:34 PM
in the forum

We're working very hard to add that phone ASAP. There's bad and conflicting info out there about this particular phone. We expect to clear that up within the next day or so, so that we can publish information up to our standards of accuracy.

Re: Risky not to use a phone with 3G (right now)
Oct 20, 2015, 2:52 PM
in the Article: HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA forum

It's certainly Verizon's goal to get everyone on LTE. They've said as much. But I don't think there's anything to worry about here. There are two things to note about this situation: First, this is not a phone that Verizon will be selling directly. You have to be an early adopter type and go to some amount of trouble to get this phone onto Verizon. The people using this phone on Verizon will very likely be folks like us, ...

Re: New forum design!
Oct 16, 2015, 2:06 PM
in the forum

I've made some further tweaks to the system. In response to feedback and observations, "reply" links are now visible in more places, to make it clearer where and how you can reply.

Re: Page loading wrong
Oct 14, 2015, 12:05 PM
in the forum

Still seeing it? I can't seem to replicate the issue, even with that browser and OS. Sorry for the delay. The next time you see something wrong with the site, please email us to reach us much faster: tact.php?c=11&src=q

Re: Lacking CDMA support, dual-SIM
Oct 8, 2015, 8:09 AM
in the Article: Hands on with the Lumia 950 and XL forum

There is a dual-SIM version of each.

Re: bad move
Oct 6, 2015, 7:50 PM
in the Article: Lumia 950 Coming To AT&T forum

Welp, some sources have partially refuted CNET's story. (And CNET has updated their article, removing the word "exclusive".) It looks like it won't be truly "exclusive" after all. We've updated the story to reflect that. That's doesn't mean anyone else will take it. AT&T may well be the only one that wants it. Or T-Mobile may offer it. I wouldn't bet on that, but it's possible.

New login and registration system, plus other site updates
Oct 5, 2015, 11:59 AM
in the forum

We've updated our login and registration system. The big change is with new user registration. Most of you reading this probably already have an account, but if not, it's now much easier and faster to register. We've also greatly streamlined the process of registering while trying to post a new comment/message or user review. Logging in to an existing account should be roughly the same, it just looks a bit different. We're eager to hear any feedback you may ...

Re: Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z5
Oct 4, 2015, 2:43 PM
in the Sony Xperia Z5 forum

For me, the difference would be the fingerprint reader. It's so much easier to keep your phone secure and unlock it quickly with a reader. Once you have one, you never want a phone without it. Also, if you use (or want to use) Android Pay, it makes all the difference. Android Pay is a pain in the rear with a lock code, but just as seamless as Apple Pay with a fingerprint reader. It's great.

Re: Snap the Dragon
Oct 2, 2015, 9:18 AM
in the Sony Xperia Z5 forum

Qualcomm has been busy revising the 810 to address those issues. For example, the Nexus 6P has "version 2.1" of the 810 chip. I'm not clear on which version the Z5 series has, but I imagine it's not 1.0. I also trust that Sony is well aware of the 810's reputation and has taken steps to address it. Teardowns have shown that the Z5 a "dual heat pipe" design that should help.

Re: This is a flagship phone for 2015/2016?
Oct 2, 2015, 9:12 AM
in the Sony Xperia Z5 forum

They have announced a Z5 Premium with a 4K display, if you really need Ludicrous Mode on your phone. ;-)

Re: Feeling BLU?
Oct 1, 2015, 9:44 AM
in the Huawei Nexus 6P forum

...or good coverage on T-Mobile (band 12). And for some reason all Blu phones leave out LTE band 5, which is important for AT&T in some areas.

Re: specifications
Sep 2, 2015, 6:12 PM
in the Article: Hands on with the Huawei Mate S forum

We covered the basics in our news article: s/article.php?a=16374

Re: New forum design!
Aug 31, 2015, 3:28 PM
in the forum

...I should point out that our primary way of dealing with that issue is email notifications. If there's a really interesting thread and you want to know when someone adds something, you can subscribe to that thread. The link to subscribe is in the top-right corner of the thread page. You can also, of course, choose to be notified by email only when someone replies to your message(s). That's a checkbox option any time you post.

Re: New forum design!
Aug 28, 2015, 6:46 PM
in the forum

That's excellent feedback and a valid point. I've been thinking about this. I don't have a solution yet, but I'm working on it. Thanks again.

Re: Problem with searching
Aug 17, 2015, 9:10 AM
in the forum

Ah. The issue here is that we consider Windows Phone to be a different OS from the older Windows Mobile it replaced. If you click "more" under OS / Platform, you'll see other options like Windows Mobile Pro and Standard. It sounds like that's what you're looking for. Also, in case you're not aware, or might prefer a current phone, there are many excellent newer antenna booster options that do not require a physical jack on the phone. WeBoost is ...

Re: Less Data?
Aug 15, 2015, 3:40 PM
in the Article: T-Mobile Embraces FM Radio In Phones forum

Correct. That's exactly what I was referring to. It certainly can use zero data, but most modern FM apps do use some data by default.

Re: That moment when...
Aug 14, 2015, 3:11 PM
in the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (CDMA) forum

It depends on which past devices you're referring to, and what you think Samsung's positioning is. The S6 edge-plus doesn't replace the S6 edge. It's a larger alternative. It would be more fair to say the S6 edge-plus replaces the Note Edge, although with the lack of stylus, that's not entirely accurate, either. The edge-plus is a new device that sits alongside both the standard S6 edge and the Note5 in Samsung's new lineup, offering a blend of those ...

Re: That moment when...
Aug 14, 2015, 7:49 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (CDMA) forum

The Note5 has a stylus. The edge-plus does not. Also, the curved display costs more to make, and that cost is reflected in the retail price. Some people might prefer the Note5 for the lower price. The flat display of the Note5 also has less glare and is probably more durable, since a case can't really protect those curved glass sides without covering the display.

Re: New forum design!
Aug 6, 2015, 10:08 AM
in the forum

Fair. Could you be any more specific about what you liked or don't like?

Re: That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means
Aug 4, 2015, 9:23 AM
in the Article: AT&T to Mandate Working FM Radios In Android Handsets forum

AT&T is the customer, and a huge one. If they say they want their phones to have FM radio, manufacturers will do it. It's effectively a mandate.

Re: Moto X Pure Bands
Jul 30, 2015, 6:51 PM
in the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition / Style forum

Motorola has put out inconsistent info on that this week, and the info on their site has changed since it was first published. We've asked Motorola for official clarification, and they've promised to get us that. Unfortunately, we're still waiting. We've updated the specs with what seem to be corrections to, even though they differ from the official press materials we were given. We'll update the specs again when we get official clarification.

Re: What in blazes...
Jul 27, 2015, 4:04 PM
in the Lounge forum

Indeed! :) I'm eager to hear your feedback here: um.php?fm=m&ff=1&fh=3289222#fi=3289222

New forum design!
Jul 26, 2015, 1:29 PM
in the forum

As you no doubt noticed, we just launched a major overhaul of our forum & comment system. We're eager to hear your feedback on it. We had several goals. The first was simply to streamline the flow, making it faster & easier to navigate and post. The old system required a new page load for each message, which was... well, obnoxious. Each thread still lives on its own page, for some specific reasons, but we've managed to cut down ...

Re: since when is the BlackBerry Classic mid-range?
Jul 25, 2015, 2:46 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry All But Gives Up On Smartphones forum

I agree that specs aren't everything. But you don't have to compare to Android or anything else. Just looking at BlackBerry's own lineup, the Passport is the high-end model, with dramatically better specs than the Classic. Even the Z30 has better specs. Within BlackBerry's current lineup, the Classic is clearly in the middle of the range.

Re: Apple All But Gives Up on Smartphones
Jul 24, 2015, 2:22 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry All But Gives Up On Smartphones forum

It's true that Apple only churns out 1-2 models/year, but that's where the similarities end. Chen specifically indicated that they are abandoning certain segments. It's a reduction not only in model count, but in the markets they are trying to reach. Plus they are focusing "more" on the non-handset side of their business, which implies less focus on handsets.

Re: since when is the BlackBerry Classic mid-range?
Jul 24, 2015, 2:18 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry All But Gives Up On Smartphones forum

It's not a top-end phone by any modern standard. It has a slow, old processor and only an 8-megapixel camera. Mid-range is accurate, if not generous.

Jul 23, 2015, 12:08 PM
in the Article: Verizon Says Droid Turbo Lollipop 5.1 Update Pushing Wednesday forum

What did the meerkat do with the periscope? :)

Hey Eric
Jul 23, 2015, 12:07 PM
in the Motorola Defy XT forum

How's the weather at your place today? (this message is a test. please ignore if you are not Eric.)

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