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Re: Huawei might have something
Jan 23, 2014, 8:12 PM
in the Article: Rockstar Drops Suit Against Huawei forum

Jayshmay said: Rockstar is an energy drink! ... which they all drink as they sit around and talk about which Android OEM to sue next. Takes a lot of energy to file all of the legal paperwork.

Why Huawei?
Jan 23, 2014, 1:42 PM
in the Article: Rockstar Drops Suit Against Huawei forum

It will be interesting to find out why Huawei has been dropped from the suit. Could it be that they've been dealt in on the side of Rockstar? I have, for some time, argued that Rockstar is all about subduing those who make software open and free, and destroying competitive situations in the mobile industry. Apple, Microsoft, and BlackBerry are all quite unified in their quest to bottle up and control Android (and Linux in general). ...

Re: I hope it happens.
Jan 21, 2014, 11:59 AM
in the Article: SoftBank, Deutsche Telekom Discussing T-Mobile Buyout forum

I used less than 1GB in an average month back in the day, and that was while tethering a home PC through my Nokia 9300 on T-Mobile at EDGE speeds. Of course, that was back when $19.99 got you unlimited data plus tethering... and then while employed by T-Mobile I got all of that for $9.99, through my HTC Dash. The last time I had data on AT&T I still used less than 1GB per month. I'm just ...

Just in time...
Jan 20, 2014, 11:01 AM
in the Article: Nokia Ports HERE Transit to Its Asha Platform forum

Just in time for the Nokia Normandy. It will probably be released as the NEW Asha series starter. Everything on it looks like they borrowed from Windows Phone (start screen) and existing Asha (hardware keys and notifications) handsets, but is actually running on the back of a forked Android variant. Perhaps this is the final step for replacing Series 40 altogether. And now, it will have HERE Transit.

The Sickness
Jan 19, 2014, 9:58 PM
in the Article: SoftBank, Deutsche Telekom Discussing T-Mobile Buyout forum

Thankfully there are a few more barriers than I had previously thought of listed, so let's hope that they can't agree on the structure of the deal to begin with. I fear that FCC regulators would give this deal a pass because the total subscriber base of the new company would still be smaller than either AT&T or Verizon and have less spectrum, so I have to hope that they won't even figure out a deal in the ...

Re: Let's hope this doesn't happen
Jan 19, 2014, 9:45 PM
in the Article: Banks Lining Up to Fund Sprint Acquisition of T-Mobile forum

Yes, but the FCC and the regulators are a lot less likely to have a problem with it. Yes, it will be a big problem for customers. Aside from T-Mobile, no one cares much about customers right now, except that they want more of them. T-Mobile is rocking the boat, and there are powers in high places that want this to stop. They want to end the hemorrhaging of their profit margins more than anything ...

Re: I don't get it...
Jan 18, 2014, 10:34 AM
in the Article: Banks Lining Up to Fund Sprint Acquisition of T-Mobile forum

Think about it... create as much churn as possible, hoping that this dislodges as many customers as possible from the two biggest carriers, and then do something insane - create a third carrier that is almost as big as either of the two biggest, all at a time when as many people as possible are out of their contracts or in the act of looking to switch carriers. Could these moves be designed to dislodge as many people ...

Tizen and diversity
Jan 17, 2014, 2:21 PM
in the Article: NTT DoCoMo Puts Tizen Phone Plans On Hold forum

It seems to me that there is some question as to whether Tizen is just a little too similar to Android to make much difference. I've heard that, in theory, Tizen is supposed to work on the lowest-cost hardware available, and hence supplant the old basic/feature phones altogether, but I also know that Android is continually making progress in reaching further into the lower-tier. The question is whether Tizen will be ready in time to knock the ...

Re: Let's hope this doesn't happen
Jan 17, 2014, 1:59 PM
in the Article: Banks Lining Up to Fund Sprint Acquisition of T-Mobile forum

Unfortunately, this is a little more likely to happen than the AT&T/T-Mobile attempt. Put together, Sprint and T-Mobile are not quite as large in customer base as either AT&T or Verizon, and since the two-GSM/two-CDMA major carrier model of the last decade is bound to collapse with the advent of everyone being on LTE, the FCC would probably be okay with having just three major carriers sharing one standard technology. I don't like it, either, but when ...

A chance for survival
Jan 16, 2014, 1:35 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry's Interim CEO Loses 'Temporary' Tag forum

The more I hear from Mr. Chen, the more I see some hope for BlackBerry after all. He seems to have an "eat the elephant one bite at a time" message in a lot of what he says. BlackBerry will have to equivocate and cut its losses under Chen, but it will do so strategically, by the sound of it. They may have to shift to working on low-cost devices for emerging markets, all built at ...

Re: which is the best?
Jan 14, 2014, 10:10 PM
in the General forum

Up until now... the best I've ever owned is the Nokia E75. It was just the right balance of everything I was looking for at the time, and while it didn't completely fill some of the spaces I was looking to fill, like having a keyboard as awesome as that of the Nokia 9300, it did a fair job of it anyway. I could actually use video calling over WiFi using Fring even before the iPhone came ...

Re: That's NEVER going to happen
Jan 13, 2014, 3:31 PM
in the Article: Samsung Unlikely to Bring Tizen Devices to U.S. forum

When I talk about 'feature phones', I'm not talking about Android/iOS/Windows Phone, but I am talking largely about Java-based or BREW phones. There are still some people in this world who use feature phones. I am one of them. I have used lots of smartphones in the past - like Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and Symbian - and while I have played with Android devices and iPhones, I don't yet own a newer smartphone myself. I really miss ...

Tizen was designed to put feature phones out of existence
Jan 11, 2014, 2:22 PM
in the Article: Samsung Unlikely to Bring Tizen Devices to U.S. forum

When a Tizen phone can cost $40 off contract, then yes there is a reason for somebody to buy that instead of an Android phone - and the world will finally be done with BREW MP and Series 40, the two great smartphone-pretenders, along with all of the other Java and BREW feature phones. As far as I understand it, this is what Tizen was designed for... to be put on the least expensive hardware available, but still ...

wise investment?
Jan 9, 2014, 3:45 PM
in the Article: Fairfax Scooping Up Another $250 Million in BlackBerry forum

Is this a wise investment? Granted, BlackBerry has the indispensable portrait QWERTY design, but world is largely moving on. And yes, BlackBerry still has an edge over the competition when it comes to mobile device security, but this is not something that sells nearly as well in the consumer market as it does in the enterprise market. Sure, BlackBerry could still make a decent comeback in emerging markets, but I doubt they'll make a comeback in the US ...

Compare to BlackBerry Q10 - case closed
Jan 7, 2014, 11:45 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Typo iPhone Keyboard forum

Exhibit A - Typo iPhone keyboard Exhibit B - BlackBerry Q10 Exhibit C - BlackBerry keyboard patent Admissible argument - date of (C) precedes application and invention of (A) Admissible argument - date of (B) release precedes release of (A) Admissible argument - (A) is nearly identical to (B) keyboard Gavel down... case closed...

Re: Is the same price for all the lines
Jan 7, 2014, 11:21 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros 'Framily Plans' and New Spark Markets forum

This is looking like an even more wild idea the more I look into it. They even split the bill and can send separate invoices to each member of the "framily" if need be. This sounds really awesome.

Re: I wonder
Jan 7, 2014, 11:14 PM
in the Article: Sprint Intros 'Framily Plans' and New Spark Markets forum

The documentation over at Sprint appears to insinuate that its 1GB per line.

Re: Verizon
Jan 6, 2014, 11:18 AM
in the Article: AT&T Offers T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch forum

Yeah... but now SoftBank is just about in charge over there... That, and with everyone merging onto LTE technology, there is less incentive to keep four major competitors. The original rationale for four was that you had two per each major technology... two for GSM, two for CDMA. Now everyone is going to be on LTE all together, so that rationale breaks down unless someone can rework it quickly enough to give four major competitors a reason other ...

Re: Why such an aggressive move?
Jan 6, 2014, 11:05 AM
in the Article: AT&T Offers T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch forum

I also used to work for T-Mobile, and I also kept an AT&T line throughout the process... though mostly just because my wife at the time (we are no longer married) refused to touch any phone from anything but AT&T with even a ten-foot pole. I mostly used my employee line to tether to our home computer (unlimited data plus tethering for just $19.99/mo. was the consumer plan at the time - a great deal) and carry my ...

Re: Why such an aggressive move?
Jan 4, 2014, 3:16 PM
in the Article: AT&T Offers T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch forum

I'm not really complaining. I already am on AT&T, and I really don't care too much about T-Mobile except on points of interest as of late, but I just wanted to re-ask the question in the context that came to my mind. I can see your point. My only thought, though, is "are the big names really that hard up for customers that they will try to cannibalize each other alive?" It seems like they are really ...

Whoa folks...
Jan 4, 2014, 3:00 PM
in the Article: AT&T Offers T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch forum

Thankfully, the big corporations don't often sue some everyday critic just because an offended fanboy tells them that they should. We don't need to be making hollow threats to each other here. Don't sue... teach! I don't know anyone's network that is garbage... otherwise, no one would be getting service on said network. They work where they are and don't work where they aren't, also depending on how full the towers are at any given time, and ...

Re: Why such an aggressive move?
Jan 4, 2014, 11:10 AM
in the Article: AT&T Offers T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch forum

I am not sure as to why, but this is the kind of move one makes in desperation. It requires a substantial outlay of money (up to $450) for each T-Mobile customer who responds to it, and there are some 30+ million or more of them. Is this AT&T's way of trying to 'buy' T-Mobile's customers outright, since they couldn't 'buy' T-Mobile in the past due to regulations? I kind of like T-Mobile's ideas on a ...

Capitalism
Jan 4, 2014, 10:36 AM
in the Article: AT&T Offers T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch forum

Capitalism does have a segment that operates that way, but not all variants of capitalism work this way. The arm of capitalism to which you refer is called mercantilism. In mercantilism, nations compete over resources that are assumed to be scarce, people are treated as labor tools that must be paid as little as possible to get them to work, and consumers are treated like crack addicts that must be parted from as much of their money ...

Re: And what would you like with your Blackberry meal
Dec 30, 2013, 2:39 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Yanks Updated Twitter App Due to Bugs forum

From an old Symbian fan to all the BlackBerry fans... "These Berries taste like BURNING!!!"

Re: No dude
Dec 30, 2013, 2:35 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

Aw snap. :lol:

Re: Daaaahhhhhh!!!
Dec 30, 2013, 2:33 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

Do you really agree with me? Because maybe I am just pretending to be a reasonable Android supporter, because maybe I'm really a diehard Apple fanboy deep down inside... maybe... :D And yes, I must admit that, in hindsight, it is quite amusing in its own high-school drama-ish way.

Daaaahhhhhh!!!
Dec 27, 2013, 8:29 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

DAAAaahhhhhh!!! You... you... goof-monkey! You really had me going... just about had a conniption fit over here yesterday...

Re: Notice which Android OEM is conspicuously missing from the list of the oppressed...
Dec 26, 2013, 7:59 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

I used to have more specific items, but after I posted them on my business website a couple years back, they were taken down and I was put out of business. It was a public intervention over my alleged schizophrenic behavior, and so I was later diagnosed and adjudicated insane, then put on disability. So, because it is all so sketchy, I'll just leave that part of it alone. Even without going to any direct evidence, the behaviors ...

Re: Re: Re: No dude
Dec 26, 2013, 3:27 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

Okay, that is ridiculous for you to say, and even unkind. I have tried to be reasonable, and I have even been willing to admit to my faults and give credit to statements that have some truth to them, but you have not been reasonable in return, and you have even been rather unpleasant here. I really don't think I should be talking to you anymore.

Re: No dude
Dec 26, 2013, 3:24 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

DarkStar said: I said don't take what I said literally. When I say that "nobody is buying HTC, Moto, or LG phones" that means that fewer and fewer people are buying those phones. I am sorry you couldn't understand what I said. You are an android user. duh. Okay, I do see that part now. I somehow missed that in the first read-through. However, do not take this as weakness. I am not dumb. DarkStar said: No ...

Re: Re: No dude
Dec 26, 2013, 2:45 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

DarkStar said: Really so how are you going to fix your phone running slow everyday. Remove the battery all the time. You phone shouldn't do that. Its defective. Do have to worry about that with an iPhone. The idea that a phone running its slow but native programming properly is a defect is ridiculous. I used smartphones back in the day before any of them were fast... so does that make my old Nokia 9300 defective? No, it ...

Re: Re: Re: No dude
Dec 26, 2013, 2:36 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

Just because someone wants an Android device does not make them dumb. I am not dumb. I am crazy because I have schizophrenia, but I am not dumb.

Re: No dude
Dec 26, 2013, 2:33 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

DarkStar said: Let's analyze your claims. If you can call it 'analyzing'... DarkStar said: "The iPhone is the best phone." - Opinion, has no merit The iPhone is the top selling phone in the United States. That is simply fact. In the United States, yes... but only if you are dealing with individual models of phones, and not taking into account the entire iOS ecosystem versus the entire Android ecosystem. Outside of the US, it is a very different story in most places. DarkStar said: "Why ...

Re: Re: No dude
Dec 26, 2013, 1:40 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

DarkStar said: Yeah except they are a million times more reliable than android devices. A million times? REALLY? Get me a link to that cool story, bro... DarkStar said: I guess that is what you get when you use cheap crappy parts to build a phone. How it is built is more important. Granted, Apple does do a good job on the fit and finish of their iPhones... I won't deny that... but what do you think of the materials in ...

Re: Re: No dude
Dec 26, 2013, 1:19 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

I smell the presence of an Apple fanboy. Time to break this down line by line, sentence by sentence: DarkStar said: overhyped? Try underhyped. The iPhone is the best phone. Only for precisely the right kind of person. The iPhone is not the perfect phone for everybody. We are all, as human beings go, a little different from each other. DarkStar said: Why would anybody want a huge giant brick on their face. I don't know. I don't, but some ...

Notice which Android OEM is conspicuously missing from the list of the oppressed...
Dec 26, 2013, 12:37 PM
in the Article: Google Takes Rockstar To Court Over Nortel Patents forum

Sony. When Apple went to court against Samsung over patent infringement, they trotted out a Nokia Windows Phone as an example of a device that does not infringe on their patents, but they also trotted out... a Sony Android device... as an example of a non-infringing Android device. Yet, everyone else in Android is getting attacked as infringing on something somewhere, whether they are being attacked by Microsoft (HTC), by Apple (Samsung), or by Rockstar (almost everybody). Who ...

Re: Phone with LTE Bands 4 (AWS) and 7 (2.6GHz)
Dec 24, 2013, 2:44 PM
in the Around the World forum

As far as American phones, there are a couple that come close. The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c each support bands 3, 4, and 20, among the many others they support. They are about as close as anyone can get to a veritable Swiss Army knife of wireless radios. Band 7 is not commonly supported, and is not supported at all on any phones sold in the US that I am aware of.

Mobile OS preference these days boils down to two questions...
Dec 24, 2013, 12:19 AM
in the Techs & Trends forum

1) Do you prefer more available functions over smooth graphics? 2) Do you intend to personally manage the security of your device content? In the case of the first question, it is a matter of function over form, or the opposite. Customization really is not much of an issue any more, at least not in terms that are independent from added functionality. Android is highly functional, and in so doing it offers greater diversity of operations and ...

Re: How does it make sense that...
Jan 15, 2013, 10:52 AM
in the Nokia Lumia 820 forum

The 810 is slightly larger, and thus has a little more space inside. The 810 also has 8 radios, while the 820 must carry 14... yes, it is quite easy these days to cram lots of variable oscillator transistors onto a single main chip, but the radios that must attach to them to make them useful are still large enough to take up a lot more space than the chipset. So, naturally, the 810 has more internal ...

Re: Reactions...
Oct 1, 2012, 12:06 PM
in the Article: Apple CEO: We 'Fell Short' On Maps forum

Okay... well, I apologize for my misunderstanding. I am sorry for having portrayed incorrect information. I am feeling, well, rather ridiculous and silly at the moment. I think I need to take a little break for a while.

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