These are the most recent forum messages posted by Pandemic187:
AT&T wants people to use less data.
And my question is do these Chinese phones work on networks in the US?
Imagine if McDonald's came out with their own "special sauce" that tasted like motor oil and you couldn't order a burger without it. This is the same idea, just less tangible. Only difference is Google isn't *literally* shoving their product down our throats. Edit: this was meant to be a reply to Tamarai. Still getting used to the new comment system on here.
Who would't? But Voice users have been asking for that since back when I was using it alongside the $30 T-Mo prepaid plan. I think I stopped using it between 3 and 4 years ago and the best I've heard they've been able to do is forward to e-mail when receiving messages from just Sprint users, if I remember correctly? I just don't see it happening, personally.
I looked it up and what I found is he makes around $1 million a year. That's NOTHING for a CEO of a large company. Okay, so his stock option is worth a lot, but I doubt that's uncommon.
Look at the rest of the specs
2 GB RAM, 720p display, 8 MP camera. This isn't a high end device.
I'm actually not paranoid at all really, and even I have trouble believing this wasn't designed this way intentionally. :roll:
Re: Android M
As much as I hate corporate sponsorship, Milky Way would have been cool...
But it is true that our consumer cable/DSL speeds are absolute garbage compared to numerous other countries.
Re: $800 and what?
Ding ding ding! Winner!!! Even the 64 gig 6 Plus can be up to $900 unlocked depending on the retailer. And guess what...the GS6 has a similar pricing structure. I'm guessing most people don't go for the 128 gig option though, especially with all the cloud services being pushed nowadays, I mean Google themselves have tried to get people more on the cloud. I too am not 100% sure about this Turing phone and how good it will be, and ...
Is Moto really that desperate?
Don't get me wrong, it's cool for customers. But their numbers must be looking pretty grim.
A list of all the reasons I think this is awesome.
Here is is, check it out! http://images.all-free-download.com/i mages/graphiclarge/plain_white_background_211 387.jpg
Brad K said: I was one of those who thought "what the f*** is the point of VoLTE." But that is a real good answer. Freeing that spectrum up would allow the carriers to be able to offer more data for cheaper and ideally even unlimited full speed data eventually. There's one problem with that...don't forget that the mobile communication is for all intents and purposes an oligopoly, and that allows prices to stay high and the consumer's power ...
And then there's Vonage, which is a combination of both things you touched upon. :P
Re: More reason......
Wi-fi...lolz. I almost always have LTE, and with my unlimited data, all I need is an outlet and I can turn my hotspot on.
I still have unlimited data with T-Mo...but, by the time this sort of technology is more than a pipe dream in the real world, unlimited data even on T-Mobile could be long gone.
I'm so glad we'll be able to use this when the carriers catch up in 10 years! :D
Re: The bigger the phone...
Again, all I said is the size of the device and the amount of internal (or expandable) are not related at all. I, personally, only use the cloud for a select few scenarios. I prefer to have my personal files stored locally, if possible.
Re: The bigger the phone...
Removable battery maybe, but what does that have to do with expandable storage? Increased storage use is a matter of newer OSes/newer app versions that are more sophisticated and are thus take up more space. The physical size of the device is irrelevant in that regard.
Re: "Give me more time, and I'm sure I'll find something to complain about."
Everyone who knows anything about smartphones knows this is an issue of sexiness. Not having a removable battery allows the phone to be thinner and just have a nicer looking design in general. It should be no surprise that Apple was one of the first makers to start doing this exclusively. If you were to manufacture your very own phone you could make one with a removable battery, but unfortunately you are at the mercy of manufacturers, who are ...
Re: Why can't they use the Nokia name?
mobilemadness said: "They can't use the Nokia name" because they don't want to. Nokia, now that's one brand that fell from grace. In the 90s and early 2000s they were THE brand of cell phone. While Moto was good, they used a DOS like menu with function* to pull up the menu and alt # to pull up the contacts. Nokia was a graphic interface and super easy to use. Now Nokia is all ...
Re: it's nice
Agreed. Very sleek look. I'm digging it.
What makes you think they'll stop using the name as a way to make even more money? It'll probably be Laffy Taffy or something.
Re: "Nokia said it will focus on selling the Icon variant with Verizon in the U.S. "
Aren't the differences between the two pretty minor? Hence, the icon is just a "variant?" I looked it up, and I only found some LTE compatibility differences. Unless that implies the icon won't have LTE capability on US carriers, which would indeed suck.
I don't say it often, but
This is a legal case that is actually 100% justified. I mean, come on: http://cdn.redmondpie.com/wp-content/u ploads/2014/01/Typo-Products-BlackBerry.png
Re: Main camera specs?
I dunno...re-packaging old hardware has worked pretty well for Apple for years now! :lol:
Re: I'm no lawyer but this seems crazy.
Heck yes it's broken. Granted, even $85 million isn't that terribly much for Google, but that doesn't make it right.
Re: Another increase?
Spotify is not a competitor if you ask me. They have on-demand.
Less than 2 years ago, the price was $36/year, so $3 a month. Then it was changed to $3.99 about a year ago, and now it'll be $4.99? That's a 150% increase in less than 2 years. I understand that royalties on music are quite high, but the main reason I've paid for Pandora is because the cost is low and the only benefit (for me) is no ads. Once I lose my $3.99 rate, I will seriously consider ...
Re: Has anyone owned an HTC Device and not felled screwed?
COUGHXDACOUGH Yeesh, 'scuse me. I guess I ate that Kit Kat a bit too fast.
Re: What an innovative phone
To add to what Andras888 said, have you not heard of the Find 5? http://www.anandtech.com/show/6920/oppo -find-5-review/9
Re: Can someone please tell me
The only one I remember seeing has to do with animations...something which, at least to me, seems like patents on it would be intrinsically ambiguous. Of course, there is probably a good chance that's exactly what Apple had in mind.
You get the award for the most impressive job of missing the point I've seen yet. Whether or not you, or any one particular person in this world of 7 billion+ likes Instagram is irrelevant. What's important is that it IS extremely popular in the overall picture, and WP needs it if it and the other popular apps if it's going to seriously compete with Android and iOS.
More spec war BS to drive sales! ...meanwhile, the things that would give users the REAL benefits, i.e. better battery life, continue to go seemingly unnoticed. Take your CPU that will never actually be useful inside a smartphone and shove it.
Re: Not HTC, Motorola.
At least you are providing a valid reason. Most anti-LG posts have no more substance than "OMG LOL NOT LG!" Certainly their products aren't perfect, but their reputation is far worse than it should be.
Re: Not HTC, Motorola.
why the phuck have LG keep making the Nexus? smh Maybe because the Nexus 4 is great device? The only one I would say definitely makes better hardware is HTC. Maybe Motorola, but I don't think that is a definite. Of course, I am basing this solely on the Nexus 4, and not non Nexus LG devices of the past, as everyone loves to do for whatever reason.
Re: T-Mo must be kidding
To some extent I'd guess it's the convenience of not having to wait for shipping, but sadly, for most, it's probably lack of knowledge. Saving $100 is well worth waiting 3 days or whatever shipping time is. I doubt many people would pay an extra 100 if they actually knew.
Re: Not to mention
I just get tired of hearing the same old, "All advances in technology are good! Stop complaining!" Meanwhile, those same people absolutely require 1080p on their 5" screen, but, amazingly, it doesn't bother them that their 60" "HD" TV has the exact same resolution. I understand that mobile tech is more profitable, and if manufacturers want to focus on that, that's fine. I would just like to see a FEW PC monitors/TVs have 4K or at least WQHD resolutions. I'm ...
Not to mention
These aren't even common on 23"+ computer monitors. So why the obsession with higher resolutions that don't even make a difference anymore? I understand that mobile is a hotter market, but it's starting to level off for sure.
I don't know what to tell you. 9 out of 10 reviews out there are very positive. There's really no discussion to be had. As for the battery life - yes, it's not the best, but that is due to the physically capacity of the battery (mAh). It's much better with custom kernels, though. If LG includes a physically better battery that should become a non issue.
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