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Is that Mayim Bialik?
Thursday, 11:40 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Announces Native Video Calling Service forum

First thing I thought when I looked at the photo :P

Re: TMobile wants $5 dollars more to make calls from a watch when you have a phone plan?
Tuesday, 7:35 AM
in the Article: Samsung's Gear S2 Runs Tizen and Can Make Calls forum

I'm too lazy to dig around T-Mobile's plans, so I'll just ask - what individual plans do they have that cost $100? I'm just wondering because for my individual plan I pay $79 and that gives me unlimited everything - except tethering of course - I don't tether much so I'm not even sure what the limit is but I think it's at least 5 GB. There could be different rates now as I've had my plan for a few ...

Re: RIP Blackberry
Monday, 10:21 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry CEO Says Smartphone Biz Is On a Timer forum

I'm not dooming anything. The CEO literally said they might exit the smartphone business if things don't improve. Are you telling me things are going to improve? Because that would require a very sudden turnaround after years of just barely staying afloat.

RIP Blackberry
Aug 28, 2015, 2:55 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry CEO Says Smartphone Biz Is On a Timer forum

It gave so much to the smartphone industry but it will never be competitive like it was once was, especially given that they have put a definite deadline on realizing that success.

Groan
Aug 25, 2015, 7:54 AM
in the Article: Oppo Shows Off R7 Plus and R5s Smartphones forum

That R7 Plus sounds amazing. But no US LTE :(

Props, FCC. Props.
Aug 20, 2015, 1:46 PM
in the Article: FCC Fines Smart City for Blocking Conventioneers' WiFi forum

I mean it would be one thing if they were charging $10-15 and doing this. But $80? Yeah, gimmie a freaking break.

Re: Ha
Aug 18, 2015, 7:36 AM
in the Article: Android 'M' Is for Marshmallow, Final Preview Build Released forum

@Jsamp likewise. I have a Nexus so I guess that's the difference. That's why I have it though - I need to have the latest and greatest!

Re: That moment when...
Aug 15, 2015, 10:17 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (CDMA) forum

Well Rich, I can see why you run this site, always so fair and unbiased! :D I'll admit I just kind of assumed the edge was just the next S series device. I haven't been keeping up too much on Samsung I guess because I'm sort of "over" the Samsung craze. That's good to know, though.

Re: That moment when...
Aug 14, 2015, 8:23 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (CDMA) forum

Thanks, for the reply, Rich. Yes, there are still very minor differences, but no doubt they are no longer completely different devices like they had been in the past.

That moment when...
Aug 14, 2015, 7:44 AM
in the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (CDMA) forum

You realize the S6 edge and the Note 5 have the same display size, and the exact same specs from everything I glanced over. So, basically, there's no longer any point in making a non edge version of the S phone, since without the curved display they would be the same device?

Re: Love it
Aug 5, 2015, 12:46 PM
in the Article: LG Pairs Android with Flip Phone to Make the Wine Smart forum

True the battery is small, but it isn't THAT much smaller than the on in my Nexus 5 (2300 mAh), and the display is the biggest battery drain in any phone. This thing has a small, low-res display, so I bet you'll still get a day out of it.

So, basically
Jul 29, 2015, 1:49 PM
in the Article: AT&T to Mandate Working FM Radios In Android Handsets forum

AT&T wants people to use less data.

Re: Overpriced
Jul 27, 2015, 4:35 PM
in the ZTE Axon Pro forum

And my question is do these Chinese phones work on networks in the US?

Yup
Jul 27, 2015, 3:57 PM
in the Article: Google Promising More 'Focused' Google+ Experience forum

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.

Re: MMS
Jul 24, 2015, 6:30 AM
in the Article: Google Says Google Voice Transcriptions Won't Be So Bad forum

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.

Really?
Jul 23, 2015, 6:50 AM
in the Article: Qualcomm to Cut Jobs Amidst Cost Restructuring forum

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
Jul 17, 2015, 6:43 AM
in the Article: Marshall Debuts the London, Its First Smartphone forum

2 GB RAM, 720p display, 8 MP camera. This isn't a high end device.

Sure...
Jul 14, 2015, 8:12 AM
in the Article: Google Photos Uploads Images Even After App Deleted forum

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
Jul 10, 2015, 9:35 AM
in the Article: Google Updates Preview of Android M forum

As much as I hate corporate sponsorship, Milky Way would have been cool...

Re: Well
Jul 2, 2015, 2:26 PM
in the Article: Sprint CEO Derides T-Mobile's 'Misleading' and 'Fake' Moves forum

But it is true that our consumer cable/DSL speeds are absolute garbage compared to numerous other countries.

Re: $800 and what?
Jul 2, 2015, 1:07 PM
in the Article: Turing Phone Available for Preorder Starting July 31 forum

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?
Jun 15, 2015, 11:55 AM
in the Article: Motorola to Let People Test Customized Moto X Risk-Free forum

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.
Mar 5, 2015, 12:57 AM
in the Article: Samsung Intros 8-Megapixel Selfie Sensor forum

Here is is, check it out! http://images.all-free-download.com/i mages/graphiclarge/plain_white_background_211 387.jpg

Re: Ironic
Dec 5, 2014, 10:25 PM
in the Article: Verizon Updates LG G3 with VoLTE forum

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 ...

Re: Ironic
Dec 5, 2014, 1:46 PM
in the Article: Verizon Updates LG G3 with VoLTE forum

And then there's Vonage, which is a combination of both things you touched upon. :P

Re: More reason......
Nov 19, 2014, 7:36 PM
in the Article: Starbucks Officially Debuts Wireless Charging in Shops forum

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.

Re: Nice
Nov 19, 2014, 7:33 PM
in the Article: Qualcomm's Latest LTE Modem Boasts 450Mbps Downloads forum

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.

Nice
Nov 19, 2014, 9:51 AM
in the Article: Qualcomm's Latest LTE Modem Boasts 450Mbps Downloads forum

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...
Oct 31, 2014, 9:53 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 6 forum

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...
Oct 29, 2014, 9:51 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 6 forum

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."
Oct 29, 2014, 9:47 PM
in the Article: Hands-On: Google Nexus 6 forum

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?
Oct 22, 2014, 12:44 PM
in the Article: Microsoft to Drop Nokia Brand from Smartphones forum

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
Sep 5, 2014, 12:39 PM
in the Article: Chrome for Android Earns Its Material Design Stripes forum

Agreed. Very sleek look. I'm digging it.

Re: Lollipop?
Jun 28, 2014, 10:34 AM
in the Article: Google Reveals Android "L" Features forum

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. "
Apr 3, 2014, 10:29 AM
in the Article: Nokia Announces the Lumia 930 forum

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
Mar 29, 2014, 12:16 PM
in the Article: Court Sides with BlackBerry, Agrees to Typo Ban forum

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?
Mar 25, 2014, 1:51 PM
in the Article: HTC One Available Today, In Verizon Stores Immediately forum

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.
Mar 21, 2014, 6:54 PM
in the Article: Google Socked with $85 Million Patent Fine forum

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?
Mar 20, 2014, 1:41 PM
in the Article: Pandora to Raise Fees In May forum

Spotify is not a competitor if you ask me. They have on-demand.

Another increase?
Mar 19, 2014, 9:54 PM
in the Article: Pandora to Raise Fees In May forum

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 ...

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