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Good walkie talkies can text.
Good walkie talkies can text.
Re: Don't Let Alex Jones hear about this
It will easily happen. And in many ways already is.
Re: walkie talkie
>>It might be difficult to hear a walkie-talkie at a concert or certain festivals. What advantage do cell phones enjoy over walkie talkies in this scenario? >>If I were visiting a majestic forest or canyon and some guy nearby was using a walkie-talkie, I'd find that quite obnoxious. I'd find it equally obnoxious to hear some jerk blabbing on his cellphone in the same scenario. >>So if I have a choice between also carrying a bulky walkie-talkie, or carrying this slim thing, I'd ...
Re: walkie talkie
>>. The quoted 50 mile range is only if you have the device 500 feet in the air. If you move the slider to where you'd realistically use the device (4-5 feet off of the ground) the range drops to a more realistic 3.5 mile theoretically. Wait, are you talking about the walkie talkie or the GoTenna. Because I'm pretty certain that quality walkie talkies really do have a 50 mile radius, though I'm admittedly no expert.
Preach it brother
Amen Amen Amen.
I'm going to go out on a limb
and disagree. I felt the same way you do about the Kindle Fire, but it is an immensely popular tablet. All of those Kindle Fire customers are potential and easy targets for this device. The only thing I can see that Amazon did wrong was in signing the exclusivity contract with ATT. If anything is going to kill this product, it will be that.
Samsung paving the way
Looks like everyone's imitating Samsung these days.
So, it basically makes your phone into a walkie talkie. Except, at the $150 price point you can find really nice walkie talkies with a 50 mile range, that are ruggedized, submersible, and all around more useful for their stated target market - campers and hikers. If this was $30 I could see the practicality of it. But at $150 (discount price), or even worse $300 (full price) I don't see this being successful with anyone outside of your clueless ...
Interesting but not for me
I would think that anyone who prefers a Kindle Fire over a more traditional Android tablet would absolutely love this phone.
Phonescoop deleted the comments I made on this thread... deleting the useful information about how Google is neutering Android and the issues this presents for the open source community. How sad.
since I'm being censored by phonescoop
Let's try this another way. What person in their right mind would be so insensitive as to insist that the people clearly being defrauded by Amazon are at fault for the lack of essential security features that Amazon recklessly failed to implement because it resulted in more sales for Amazon?
The resolution of the iPhone 5s screen is 1136-by-640. That's not even 720p. Sorry, but the screen absolutely fails to be HD. Facts are facts.
iPhone users will be doing good if the finally get an HD screen... lol :lol:
I wonder what test driving the T-Mobile network will be like when these agreements with ATT expire. That should be quite telling in regards to all the hype T-Mobile is trying to create.
The neutering of Android continues
I could be wrong, but my first guess is that this is but one more piece of core functionality being removed from the open AOSP and into the proprietary GMS.
Your posts are usually insightful. Thanks.
If this thing lives up to they hype, I'm impressed. It's not the device for me, but it certainly sets itself apart from the crowd. I can see anyone who owns a Kindle snapping this up. Apple and Samsung should be worried. I think Amazon nailed it with this phone.
Re: My understanding
Thanks for clarifying.
>>when your on one of those hikes whats happens if on the way theres problem with your car, someone gets hurt, or some type of accident Before the advent of cell phones, I'm pretty sure people just laid down and died. :P
was that they charge the activation regardless, whether you bring your own device or have them finance it. Are you saying that is not the case?
that only in the illiterate South are there any judges who aren't actively flushing all our Constitutional rights down the toilet. Not sure how some backwoods judge in Georgia missed the fact that the Constitution is trash barely usable as toilet paper, but the little guy won one today, even if he does ultimately lose the war.
They will be sorely missed
There are few places as conveniently located as Radio Shack that carry DIY electronics. I still remember when there were electronics stores the size of Best Buy with every capcitor, resistor, and IC you could think of. Maybe Radio Shack should stop trying to compete in the crowded cellphone space and get back to the basics. They could expand beyond electronics and become the one-stop shop for enthusiasts. Maybe something like Radio Shack, Fry's, Hobby Lobby, and Michael's all ...
Thanks for this review
If I was up for a new phone and willing to switch to ATT (which I'm not), I think I would pass on this one. You've convinced me that execution was poor. You didn't specifically say so, but it sounds like SD card access is cumbersome at best, if not impossible, while docked. Also, I don't like how wobbly the phone is inside the dock or how wobbly the dock itself is (maybe they should have included a kickstand) ...
I honestly think you're missing the boat on big screens. Articles are coming out now cutting the forecasts for tablet sales because phablets are eating up some of the tablet market.They're highly popular (not to say that everyone wants one). But I do agree with your conclusion that no one is leaving Android over screen size. There are a plenty of capable Android devices with 4" screens.
Just in case you misunderstood
I'm agreeing too. I just see this as a minuscule facet of an overbearing problem in much need of an overhaul.
Re: Are you retarded?
>>its not an app is a feature that they offer I get that most of Apple's bugs are spun as features, but this one really is an app. >>do you donwload or install anything for it no I don't know how you install it, but it's clearly not part of the OS. But I'm glad to know that operating systems can run "features" that are something other than applications. >>do you donwload or install anything for it no I see. So, I can also ...
Me eat! Nom nom nom nom nom. Me eat all cookies!
In the smartphone world a half inch makes a huge difference. Where have you been?
A lot of people have switched for that very reason. In case you hadn't noticed, screen size is kind of a big deal.
Are you retarded?
>>imessages itself is a setting not an app You must be.
Re: But Apple hasn't had a quality anything for a long time
To all of that I say, "Bleh! Nothing but junk and over priced, over hyped crap."
Welfare will always be abused
Why stop with cellphones? Let's reform the entire entitlement system.
Liberals hate them.
different form factor
This is actually a different form factor than that of the Atrix, which btw was not made by ASUS but Motorola. I find this form factor appealing whereas the Atrix form factor was not.
looking forward to the full review
But please leave out the infinite references to build quality. No one interested in this device will care if it has a case constructed of brushed platinum interwoven with threaded zebra skin and rubies and sapphires for physical buttons and a screen made of pure kryptonite. What we really want to know is if it can be functional as both a tablet and phone. More stuff like the bulge that prevents it from sitting evenly when typing would be welcome. ...
That's a standard feature on Korean phones
Why do US phones always seem awesome until compared to standard devices in other parts of the world?
>> LG is among the first to add a kill switch to its devices, which debuts on the G3. There is a kill switch built into Android. Anyone with a Google account synced to their phone can use it.
>>The keyboard also performs a neat trick - it can be resized in order to accommodate individual tastes. No other phone can claim to have a resizable keyboard. Neat. I run multiple keyboards on my Note 3 for different purposes. I have been able to resize most of them. This is not new.
But Apple hasn't had a quality anything for a long time
They just have a rabid fan base that insists whatever they do is quality. Beats will be a quality product for Apple because their customers will insist that it is.
Re: It takes a lawsuit
I personally have a hard time believing that anyone doesn't know that Apple does everything in its power to tie you to its ecosystem and make it more aggravating to leave than to stay. I believe that anyone who thinks other wise has convinced themselves in much the same way that a smoker convinces himself that he's ok with what's eventually coming, or that it simply won't happen to him, or that he can quit any time he likes. Also ...
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