User: Rich Brome
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Re: I heard it's tough waterproof.
I believe they use a nano-coating that helps the circuit board survive a dunk. But it doesn't keep water out of the inside, and I don't think they market it as waterproof. That means they don't guarantee it. So it may be more likely to survive an accidental spill, but you definitely shouldn't take it in the pool.
Re: Activity Thingy
It's simply the number of messages posted in the last x days. (I think it's two weeks... not sure off the top of my head.) It's updated constantly.
Macy's is deploying this as well.
Yep, most Apple stores don't have any kind of traditional or easily identifiable register.
Re: Moto G or X
The Moto X is recommended in a couple of categories. The Moto G is an interesting phone, although a few things took it out of the running: 1. It wasn't on sale when we were writing this, and the Verizon model now isn't expected until January. We would still consider adding the unlocked GSM model after the fact, except: 2. It doesn't have LTE, which is kind of crazy when almost all other smartphone options - even quite affordable ones - now have ...
It might be silent. It won't be cheap.
It may be limited to texting and data. That's what some overseas airlines have done voluntarily. It will almost certainly incur high roaming charges, much like service on a cruise ship.
Re: Group contacts
It has the latest OS, BlackBerry 10.2.
Re: Global Roaming?
Verizon has long offered many phones with global roaming. These phones include CDMA and LTE for domestic use, plus GSM and WCDMA for overseas.
and a larger processor
Oops! Sorry. I meant faster processor. Fixed. Thanks for the correction!
Gb239 said: Well my real question is does it have a sim slot ? Are you sure that's the right question? Having a SIM slot doesn't mean much of anything. It doesn't mean a phone has GSM; it might be just LTE. It doesn't mean it will work with your SIM; it may be locked. And even if it's GSM and unlocked, it may not support the 3G WCDMA bands of the network you want to use it with.
Well, it's a Sprint phone, so it's primarily CDMA and LTE, but yes, it does also have GSM and WCDMA for global roaming. That's all listed under "Modes" in the specs. There are also versions of the G2 for AT&T and T-Mobile, and a global version.
Re: Home market of Chine?
I agree in general about low-spec processors in these smaller phones. I used an HTC First for a while, (for the size, display (720p), and design.) I didn't think the lesser processor would bother me, but eventually it was unbearable. They should have put an 8930AB or even 600-series chip in there. However, it's not all about cores. I don't agree on that. In most situations, you're only using one or two of the primary cores anyway. Four is overkill ...
Everyone wants something a little different (no pun intended.) Personally, I can't stand the huge size of phones like the Galaxy S 4 and HTC One. So I want something smaller. Of course I also want a great camera, battery and other features, so the frustrating part of phones like this - for me - is that they compromise too much on features/specs. My ideal phone has the features and performance of the full Galaxy S 4 in something small, ...
Have you seen a Nokia ClearBlack display? It has an extra layer that most LCDs don't, that makes the blacks blacker. Basically, it's supposed to be an LCD with the performance of an OLED. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check it out in person.
20 vs. 41 megapixel
With PureView, the extra megapixels aren't about the final image size. They're about starting with a lot so you can shrink down to a regular-size (3-8 megapixel) image with lossless zoom and/or improved noise/sensitivity/sharpness. So with 20 megapixels instead of 41, you can't zoom in as much, and the other benefits aren't as great.
Re: too big?
It's huge. It's a tablet you can make phone calls on. IMHO, it's too big when it won't fit in our phone size comparison tool: http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/com pare_size.php?p=4224,4182 Of course I'm biased on that point. :wink:
Re: Mobile web meta tag
Yes, of course. We offer RSS feeds via the usual means, including links on the appropriate pages (including the front page) with the standard orange RSS icon.
Mobile web meta tag
That's not really appropriate for a site such as ours. It's designed for mobile web apps (think Gmail) not regular web sites and mobile web sites.
Re: Is PS experiencing issues?
I apologize that I just saw this message. I'm not aware of any issues on the 7th.
Re: Advertisements on this site
The Google ads are determined by Google, and come from all advertisers dealing with Google. They are not companies we deal with directly. Googles matches ads with pages and viewers based on many different factors. Sometimes an advertiser has chosen to place their ads on our site. But usually they have chosen to place their ads across the web, using other criteria. They may be using geo-targeting. If there are a lot of Asian call girls doing business in your neighborhood, ...
Re: BlackBerry Bold 9900
AT&T's web site. I don't currently see it for sale on AT&T's site.
Re: Hardware Usability
Thanks for the feedback. It refers to how the hardware was designed. Was it designed well? Is it comfortable to hold? Does it feel balanced? Are buttons placed and designed well? Are the various ports, slots, and covers easy to access? It doesn't refer to the visual design, as that's a matter of personal taste. But it does refer to all of the practical aspects of the design. There might seem to be some overlap with the Hardware Quality category, but that's ...
Trolls or spammers?
Please report spammers. We ban every spammer on the first offense.
Re: One Way?
This isn't for casual entertainment. For that, there's absolutely on-demand over the regular network. But for certain other things, broadcast will always make sense. Things such as breaking live news, live sports events, etc. If a hundred people are watching the same thing in your area, that would be 100 connections on a regular LTE network, or one connection over LTE-Broadcast. A 100x bandwidth savings is a huge deal. With enough intelligence and local device storage, it can also be used ...
Re: No data teathering......NO HD voice..
Our mistake. I was not able to fully confirm the USB tethering feature until now. Corrected. It does have it, as do essentially all Android phones on carriers that support it.
Re: No data teathering......NO HD voice..
Of course it does have mobile hotspot. You can tether. HD Voice is a network issue more than a phone issue.
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Re: Yes and no
I think so. That's usually what Apple does: make a low-capacity, 2-year-old model the new free iPhone.
Yes and no
No, they are discontinuing the iPhone 5. The 5c replaces it. The 4S is sticking around and will see a price drop to free on contract.
Re: site down
No. More here: http://www.phonescoop.com/forums/forum .php?fm=m&ff=1&fi=3267982
The site was down all morning. Sorry about that!
...and we're back
We had an extended site outage today. I apologize for the inconvenience. It was due to server maintenance scheduled by our hosting provider that ran about 11 hours longer than scheduled. We expected downtime of about three hours in the middle of the night, but things went awry and we had to wait for our hosting provider to fix things on their end. They ran into problems with the automated configuration of networking for a large number of servers (including ...
Re: Credit towards new iPhone 5S
Click on over to the "News" tab above and you'll find the story about Apple's new trade-in program. :)
NFC vs. iBeacon
I love NFC and I'd much rather Apple embrace NFC and other industry standards. I'm just showing you Apple's point of view. A few clarifications: 1. NFC doesn't actually have that much bandwidth. It's mostly used for very small data transfers. In the case of something like Samsung's S-Beam, NFC is just used to do the pairing; the actual data transfer takes place over Bluetooth HS / Wi-Fi Direct. 2. NFC isn't much easier. AirPlay and AirDrop are almost as easy as NFC ...
Alternative to NFC: iBeacon
Apple thinks they have a solution better than NFC in the form of Bluetooth 4.0 LE Beacons (the iBeacon feature in iOS 7). Recommended reading: http://gigaom.com/2013/09/10/with -ibeacon-apple-is-going-to-dump-on-nfc-and-em brace-the-internet-of-things/ https://www. paypal.com/webapps/mpp/beacon
Re: no 2.5ghz for sprint
What's odd is that there is a version for other markets that supports TDD LTE, just not in Sprint's specific band. It will support Sprint's new lower band, so it will at least be dual-band for good basic LTE coverage. I wonder if it will be the only dual-band LTE phone Sprint ever offers?
Re: still no nfc
That is annoying for standards buffs, but Apple has gone their own way on many such technologies. They haven't gone the standards route with micro-USB, DLNA, Miracast, or much of anything, really. I don't expect them to adopt NFC any time soon. They have their own ways to do everything NFC does, and owning a good chunk of the payments pie is too tempting for Apple to not try to do (and own, and take a cut of) their own ...
"Motorola will eventually offer wooden back panels, but not until later this year." http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/ article.php?a=12731&p=5754
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