These are the most recent forum messages posted by Pandemic187:
Is that Mayim Bialik?
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?
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
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.
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.
That R7 Plus sounds amazing. But no US LTE :(
Props, FCC. Props.
I mean it would be one thing if they were charging $10-15 and doing this. But $80? Yeah, gimmie a freaking break.
@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...
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...
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...
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
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.
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 ...
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