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Re: Great for events and vacation
Jul 21, 2012, 10:20 AM
in the Nokia 808 PureView forum

True. I guess Nokia was just content with selling as many S40 handsets as they could (developing markets and such). Do you think it's possible that Symbian could turn open-source, so as to let the community keep it alive for all those existing Symbian handsets out there? I'd like that! As for Microsoft and WinPhone8, I sure hope that they leave that clean UI alone. I can't imagine what garbage HTC would throw on top.

Re: Great for events and vacation
Jul 19, 2012, 9:18 AM
in the Nokia 808 PureView forum

I'm on Virgin Mobile too! Much better than Robbers (that's Rogers). I wonder how well this phone will work on Virgin Mobile... we'll have to wait until I get mine!

Re: Great for events and vacation
Jul 19, 2012, 9:12 AM
in the Nokia 808 PureView forum

@muchdrama I totally agree! At least with Windows Phone, there is one kind of Windows Phone OS that is universal across all brands. Same goes for iPhone. With Android, you get Samsung tweaks, HTC tweaks, LG (omg, crap!) tweaks, etc. Regarding Symbian, Nokia said they were working on this tech for 5 years or so, so back in 2007, when Symbian still had some kind of foothold in the market, it was a viable, and well-known-enough OS for them to develop this tech ...

Re: Does anyone rate a phone's volume at the earpiece?
Jul 14, 2012, 8:29 AM
in the General forum

Yes, there is a website that when they review phones, they have audio quality and loudness tests as well. gsmarena.com is the site. In an older review I read about a Samsung Galaxy, one of the phones on the top of the list for loudness was an LG Gossip. Quite loud! Otherwise, check it out in the phone finder option to the left, and you can sift through specs such as handset loudness.

Re: Cost
Jul 13, 2012, 3:10 PM
in the Nokia 808 PureView forum

Good news! I found a Nokia 808, brand new, sealed, unlocked, on a website called sgdaily.com (or something like that). Yes it's from Singapore, but with the exchange rate, it works out to around $650 CAD !! A fine price for me, can't wait to get it!

Re: quick roaming question:
Jul 11, 2012, 10:21 AM
in the Canada forum

Hello! As a Canadian Wireless retailer, I am here, and the answer to your question is no. We Canadians believe in paying way more than we should for cell phones, so come and get an overpriced plan on a 3 year term! lol. :D

Re: Great for events and vacation
Jul 11, 2012, 10:07 AM
in the Nokia 808 PureView forum

My apologies! I'm just super impatient on waiting to get one, I like to babble on about facts and specs about it until I get one. I agree, Nokia knows how to make good cameras, and good [yet underrated] phones. Thanks!

Re: Cost
Jul 10, 2012, 7:02 PM
in the Nokia 808 PureView forum

Yeah, I guess so. Looks like I've been spoiled by *inexpensive* phones like my HTC One S (a mere $550!). I like having the latest and greatest all the time, so I always just buy them outright (I know, it's really expensive). I'll have to snoop around and see what I can find, maybe order internationally. Thanks!

Re: Camera feedback & iPhone 5
Jul 10, 2012, 6:56 PM
in the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX forum

When I had the Motorola RAZR smartphone, I loved it, except for the camera. I compared it with other RAZR phones, and the quality was poor on every one. Compared that to a Samsung, and I was surprised at what I was missing. Then I compared that to an iPhone 4S, and I nearly fell off my chair! The iPhone 5 will have an amazing camera. If it's excellent camera performance you want in an easy to use, modern smartphone, wait ...

Re: windows8 news?
Jul 9, 2012, 7:57 PM
in the Windows Phone forum

To my knowledge, Windows 8 is slated for an October release, so their mobile platforms should be out by then as well. I like the idea that my phone runs what my tablet runs what my desktop runs (the whole idea behind Windows 8). In any case, I think that Windows 8 will be met with some uncertainty (like Windows 7 was, I mean, after Vista.... omg... the horror!), but will be eventually adopted widely as an easy to use platform ...

Re: Windows needs to stop horsing around and make
Jul 9, 2012, 7:50 PM
in the Windows Phone forum

But they do make an Xbox phone. It's called sitting playing Xbox with a phone beside you :P :P

Re: Just wondering why all the hate
Jul 9, 2012, 7:49 PM
in the Windows Phone forum

Honestly, I like Windows Phone for its simplicity. When I'm selling a phone to a customer who is utterly clueless to technology, but wants to text, I recommend windows phone. It has a keyboard for texting, and nothing is simpler than a big, fat menu with huge colourful icons/tiles. If that's too complex, I often recommend a set of tin cans on a string. lol.

iPhone 5 And its New Screen
Jul 9, 2012, 7:46 PM
in the iOS forum

I have heard so many rumours circling around, but here is what I think it'll be like. The new screen ought to be: 16:9 aspect ratio for watching movies Continue to support older iOS apps Maintain Retna Display designation At the current size, the 3.5 inch screen of the iPhone 4/4S is 329 PPI. However, Retna Display designation is not a set number, rather it is the relative point by which one cannot differentiate one pixel from another. With a larger screen, one would hold ...

Re: iPhone 5 Design
Jul 9, 2012, 7:29 PM
in the iOS forum

I would like a smaller connector. Yes, there will be a fair number of whiners who say that all their old accessories don't work, but so what! No change in 5 years is plenty of time. A smaller connector means newer accessories that aren't hampered by a [in my opinion] flimsy, dated design. New designs FTW :P

Re: AMOLED Screen
Jul 9, 2012, 7:20 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S III forum

We've had our GSIII units on constant demo display since the launch, and we haven't had any issues. If they do, I haven't noticed it (must be a combination of super pixel density and my aging eyes, lol).

Re: What could have been ( at least in the US)--
Jul 9, 2012, 7:19 PM
in the Article: Review: Samsung Galaxy S III forum

Yes, the S4 Krait chip screams. It's in the HTC One S, X, and GSIII. Plus it's on a new process, smaller transistors mean better power efficiancy and less heat. The only thing is that CPU-intensive, multi-threaded apps will do better with a quad core compared to a dual core. The mainstream is under the impression that more cores simply mean more speed. No! If the apps you use are not optimised for use on a multi-core device, then the performance ...

Re: processor
Jul 9, 2012, 7:05 PM
in the HTC One V forum

Yes, it is a single core chip. No, it is not a Qualcomm S4 (Krait Series). It's the Qualcomm MSM8255, in the Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 series, 45nm, ARMv7 instruction set, and has the aging Adreno 205 at its side. I have one, and this single core chip sips on power, good battery life, albeit a tad slow for browsing and stuff.

North American Availability...
Jul 9, 2012, 6:57 PM
in the Nokia 808 PureView forum

Has anyone heard about the availability of this phone for North America? Hopefully in a store? I know Amazon (US) has it, Expansys has it too, but it is wayyyy too pricy ($824 CDN !!! 8O )

Re: Great for events and vacation
Jul 9, 2012, 6:54 PM
in the Nokia 808 PureView forum

That is true: everything from a large sensor (for a phone) to pixel oversampling contribute to the 808's camera quality. GSMarena conducted blind tests, pitting the 808 Pureview against top smartphones, and a micro 4/3 camera, and the results were nothing short of incredible. An 8 megapixel shot on this phone is the best for phones (for some time to come), as well as perfect for most [even casual] photographers. Plus, the 808 Pureview makes phone calls, my point and shoot ...

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