These are the most recent forum messages posted by Overmann:
Re: Sadly, most Americans are economically ignorant
It's all part of the credit economy, again, partly due to subsidies. That $249 smartphone you got on a 2 year plan? Costs the store that sold it to you $550. And if the great new device turns out to be a flop? That's a lot of money lost. If consumers and companies both stopped trying to subsidize and lock phones, and simply have phones and services sold at profit and not at subsidy, we may see phone retail ...
At least it comes from an established operating system. Android is still developing features that should have been in it from the start but hadn't been implemented yet. As for bugginess, I haven't seen it any worse than any other OS, really.
Guess I'd better...
...snatch up my ebay Droid 3 before then - I'm not losing that Unlimited if at all possible lol
This whole patent thing has gone way WAY out of porportion lately. It seems there needs to be a major gap in the patenting process that needs to be closed up to keep upstarts from hanging onto an idea drawn on a napkin in the hopes they can sue Apple or whoever when they come up with the same idea all on their own.
Re: Now what?
At the very least, I want the very awesome desktop that WebOS offers, with the "cards" for open apps. I have still not seen multitasking on a touchscreen device be that simple, ever. Srsly
Re: Yeah right...
The privacy agreement is about consumer proprietary information, like tue phone's location by tower and other information that may be used to deliver more personalized adverts (such as regional ads). This information is collected at the network level and does not require Carrier IQ. As for Verizon and consumer privacy, they have always been big about it. Internal policies have always favored the customer and the customer's privacy. Since they spend so much on testing phones for operation and reliability, ...
Re: Battery life
Gingerbread Update (Official) definitely improves battery life and lowers heat emission of the phone. It doesn't run hot all the time anymore for me.
Re: Announcing the DROID RAZR
The Motorola RAZR had high marks for having a big screen, big buttons, but fitting in your pocket without feeling like a brick. Yeah it had performance problems, the battery was rubbish, and it seems high humidity was enough to short the phone to death, but since Motorola have been pumping out Android phones and only Android phones they have given the competition something to think about. Sure, some phones weren't as good as others, but overall they're not ...
This is going to reach critical mass
Re: Stinks to be HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, Dell, etc...
You're losing your edge, BC. Just like previous iPhone users are giving Motorola 4G phones a shot. And sticking with it. As for returns, I never had an Android Phone come back for good when I worked at a Verizon store. Especially not 50% of them!
Looking at it wrong...
As this graph clearly shows, cancer patients cause cell phones http://xkcd.com/925/ :P
Re: Any validity to no one will really be "grandfathered" in on any current unlimited plans?
That gives me less than a week to buy and activate a Motorola Droid Pro from ebay. Crunch time.
Re: The arguments here
A crim with a fake ID can still grab a gas station prepay phone, do their business, and chuck it into the ocean (or burn it) when the deed is done, and guess what? You're not getting that location data, at all!
Re: It's not LightSquared's fault- it's Garmin's!
WiWavelength said: CellStudent, I respect your knowledge, but you are off base on this issue. The crux is that LightSquared intends to use its L band MSS spectrum for both satellite & terrestrial deployment -- emphasis on the terrestrial use. But the L band MSS spectrum was not originally licensed for terrestrial use, and GPS receiver designs took this into consideration, apparently, by using less aggressive filtration that allows for greater receiver sensitivity. As I am sure you know, ...
$0.01 per 5kb
That's still about $2.05 per MB PagePlus and other have it down to like $0.60/MB or so
There may be only one method to do the described circumstances. Limitation of patents is that you can think something up and draw it out and spend some dough and have your patent, and then wait for someone to invent what you did and rape sue their hides for ten jillion dollars. And all you did was draw out an idea, they did all the hard work of actually making it happen. Who deserves the patent, the person that ...
Re: No Surprise
As annoying as I find the Azure Canid, I do find he has a point with webOS. While Sprint didn't do so well with marketing a very well designed OS, it's also Palm's fault for cutting corners on both OS and hardware, which did not step up to the test of time. and HP doesn't want to try and rectify that, instead going with the hardcore business model of "buy the new one if you want all the stuff ...
Block Premium SMS
If you never use "Premium SMS" (billing through SMS) you always have had the option to add this one feature. It's like installing a Firewall on your computer. Do you really need all those TCP and UDP ports open, waiting for some random scareware to come hijack your system with ease?
Also, it's the 5GB one... ;)
Re: Even Cheaper way for Personal Hot Spot - Hotspot with Palm Pre
I have a Palm Pre Plus. Hotspotting it costs $0, because Verizon is still doing free Mobile Hotspot with Palm Pre devices...
Re: iOS vs. WebOS vs. Android
I've used all three Operating Systems quite a bit now. Here's what I have to say. Order of how I rate it (other ratings below) 1: Android - This is at the top, only because it has the widest scope. Many devices run this OS, and they can all access most of all the same apps on the market. Which is huge. Operation is reasonably easy once you get used to it. However, Android apps rely on the OS to shut ...
If apple calls an iPhone the iPhone 11, it better have performance and features turned up to 11.
Its like differentiating performance models of cars. Let's add more letters to the end of the name. Soon it will be the iPhone 4GS-L Facetime Edition W (the white one)
Re: Good News
I remember Verizon specifically stating to the reps that you should never "pad" accounts or put them on plans they will change out of. Ex: Auto-ticking free trial features without telling the customer about it (80% of the time they don't ever use those features and will come back to haunt you later about it), upselling the next plan up when they consistently don't use the minutes needed to go to that plan (and did not even ask about ...
Re: ...and yet, still no flash
People complain about Minecraft not having X or Y in it. The reality is, it is BETA software and therefore is not yet completed.
Re: Magic Jerk
I guess you have Magic Jack, the company that makes you run rubbish software on a computer to be able to make calls for $20 per year. Also, when the Antivirus blocked the install "DANGER WILL ROBINSON! ALIENS APPROACHING!" and we called em up, they didn't reassure us it was a false positive, or even deny that they spyware your system.
Re: Real Pricing Alert
Probably the usual taxes and rubbish, which is probably a dollar or two at this price rate.
Re: Goodbye Vonage!
Pick your poison. Where I live there are two internet providers. One is DSL with a slow upload speed, the other is Cable with a terrible packet dropping router system. Also, I don't use International calling. At all.
Verizon coverage: Check Less expensive: Check Better router that doesn't have to be jerry rigged with a router setup with ten thousand ports forwarded and also does not need to be manually power plug rebooted once a day because the internet hiccupped again (thanks COMCAST for not fixing your overloaded router in West Palm that drops packets all the time like you needed to do four YEARS ago) sending the router into an error loop: Check Two phone jack ports: Check
Re: What the $%^&???
Which doesn't really help much, since that means LTE 4G Sprint phones will have to be redesigned to handle 2.5Ghz and 700MHz in order to cover the bases.
Re: Sync with Outlook
Its Exchange Server it syncs with, otherwise you import to iTunes and use that.
Re: Yes and No
And also LTE 4G uses 700 MHz vs. Wimax running 2.1-2.5 GHz, which requires a different antenna design to work properly, since devices do not use stick antennas anymore, but have folded origami antennas that maximize their reception at the intended frequency.
Except the Pre does make phone calls.
Re: Can you hear me NOW?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2H-3Gf_fL8 Here you go.
A not-so-Epic 4G?
That's what it looks like to me...
I dunno, a Dual Core 1.4 sure beats the 1.0 Single you got in the MT4G... ...and task managing is a hundred times easier in the Pre :P
Re: Isn't this just the Pre2?
The Pre Plus has a good enough mic (when it's not defective) that you can hold a conversation from 3 feet away with Speakerphone on. The 6 inches you need for the front camera to work is not going to be a problem.
My laptop's not getting obsoleted for a while, with a 2.6 C2D running the show. and a 9600M GT graphics to boot. :P
Re: Haters Gonna Hate
Awww, Mr. Datahogman is gonna be throttled! Booohoooooo. 10GB then a push back to slower speeds. Maybe you should slow down on downloading pr0n on Bittorrent on your phone so much. Then you won't push that 10GB threshold so easy. Seriously, unless you are streaming video all day or constantly downloading large files, it's not that easy to hit 10GB on your phone.
There is no problem with the OS. The hardware seems alright, but agreed on the keyboard. Needs less pressure to activate, or larger angular keys as seen on Droid Pro , LG Ally, and Blackberry devices.
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