These are the most recent forum messages posted by bluecoyote:
Ways to make it happen?
Personally, I don't want this to happen. Keeping it banned by the FCC means airlines can't get sued for their policy. Trains have quiet cars that forbid this behavior, and busses at least get frequent stops. But if this were to happen, what's a way it could work that wouldn't allow some jerk to ruin it? (Although most people do have common decency, I've certainly witnessed enough people on flights who lack it.) The old GTE/Verizon Airfones were priced high enough ...
THIS WILL CAUSE A LOSS IN CUSTOMERS FOR TMOBILE -> TAKING MY BUSINESS TO CRICKET
EVERYONE KNOWS HOW AWESOME GETTING THE LATEST APPS AND JOKES DELIVERED TO YOUR PHONE IS, PLUS THIS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERING INFLUENTIAL POP CULTURE SUCH AS -CRAZY FROG -GUMMY BEAR -JAMSTER
Re: We understand?
There are no phones in subways...
Re: Big deal
Tell me more about your time working for Apple....
Re: Big whoop
Are you going to tell me it's not terrible?
Re: The point everyone seems to be missing
Well, let's look at some facts. 1) Linux (traditional builds such as Ubuntu, etc.) has practically no consumer desktop adoption. (Rightly so, desktop Linux has not kept pace with OSX and Windows.) Its penetration is limited to server applications. And it's actually not that fragmented where it's used most - the LAMP configuration. 2) OSX's market share is not iOS's market share. If you're going to group them together, Apple is the largest computer manufacturer. (See http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/01/13/snapsh ot-of-computer-market-with-and-without-the-ip ad/ ) . ...
Design is actually pretty nice
Mine just arrived, I'd say the design of this phone is leagues better than anything Samsung made (especially the craptastic Note 3 with its nasty fake leatherette complete with crappy fake stitching) - the front end is a lot cleaner than the Moto X, the plastics feel nice (remember the HTC One X Similar feel?) , and there's none of the ergonomic screw-ups of the HTC One (power button) , it's very very solid.
is a running joke.
Sure doing a good job at making AT&T look good.
The screen is lousy
Compared to the Note 2, it's better, but.... barely. The pentile subpixel arrangement means it's not a true 1080p display, and certain colors look particularly pockmarked (especially red.) The worst part about Samsung AMOLED displays is the ghosting that appears after a month of use. Your display just looks constantly dirty as time wears on.
Re: Nobody wants this phone!
Using Nova, Go, and Holo launchers, they all slowed down or became unusable after a couple months on my Note.
Note 3's Screen
This must be a pretty terrible display if it's worse than the Note 3's, which is an extremely disappointing display with its Pentile arrangement.
Re: Business is business
Well, Samsung could've chosen to -not- copy Apple, but they did.
Re: 'Rich Corinthian Leather'
There's 3 areas where I've noticed Samsung icons don't align- -Sizing -Color -Dimensionality Android has a -very- cohesive guide nowadays for things like app icon sizing, colors, etc at: http://developer.android.com/design . Samsung, back in the days of the Galaxy SII, copied Apple pretty heavily, especially regarding icons. These icons were already pretty ugly, but as Samsung has 'evolved' them (most likely due to the desires of their legal team and not an actual designer) , they just became even more mismatched. Icons ...
Re: 'Rich Corinthian Leather'
You're welcome to have low standards, but I sure don't.
'Rich Corinthian Leather'
This phone seems inspired by the people who put Bentley grills on cheap Chryslers and throw in the kitchen sink with aftermarket mods and a Wal-Mart special LCD headunits and stick-on wood trim. That 'corinthian leather' back is particularly offensive. What's a shame is there's a lot of -good- ideas about the Note. I love the memo and stylus. It's a shame they're tacked on to every single bad directive Samsung has to the point where despite Android becoming a ...
This company has been making solid garbage almost exclusively for the past 5 years (starting with the Storm.) What's sad is they were among the first to get the smartphone 'right' - select a few features and make them work really well. In an era where a Windows Mobile phone would freeze and lock up mid-day or a Palm phone would require numerous hard resets, Blackberries simply always worked. Now... sheesh. I guess it's testament to their reputation ...
Rich Corinthian Leather
It's funny that a phone marketed to creatives manages to combine so many bad stylistic decisions- even for Samsung, who has a record streak of building really ugly stuff. Fake leather, fake aluminum, and chunky cheap plastic. Apple was raked over the coals for it on the software end, but at least they executed it well- this is just a hot mess. But the new functionality looks killer. Multi-window is already awesome, and this makes it moreso. And the scrapbook ...
Here's why Apple power adapters cost what they do
A dozen different charges lab tested: http://www.righto.com/2012/10/a-do zen-usb-chargers-in-lab-apple-is.html
I'm totally confused
I don't understand this. If I don't care about specs, I own an iPhone. If I care about personalization, I buy a case for it, which allows me to swap out the appearance of my phone far more often than my contract. And because it's a case, my penchant for bizarre colors won't effect my resale value. (And although many cases are lame, there are some pretty damn cool ones out there for the iPhone.) Or, to sum it up with ...
Re: NYC is a densely populatex market.
Too slow and steady also loses the race. And considering T-Mo did beat them to the punch (and already had super-fast HSPA to fall back on) , Sprint bring a full 2 years too late is embarrassing.
Re: SMS Overages???
Why would I pay $300.00 each year for a service I can get for free?
"Quick, let's throw some iOS-style chat bubbles"
Android + WebOS
There's definitely a lot of direction here that Android started to go towards, as well as a lot of WebOS's 'glassiness.' Apple did a good job avoiding the bleakness of the former and rough edges of the latter.
Re: I Just Don't Get It
It's that it creaks like crazy and has backlash when gripped tightly after a couple weeks of usage. I haven't had a phone feel this flimsy since my first-generation Sprint PCS phone from 2004. This isn't acceptable anymore and hasn't been since the Motorola RAZR became the de-facto 'free' phone some 6 years ago. In Samsung's case, the plastic grazes and scratches. It's slippery and is uncomfortable to hold after your hands start to sweat. This isn't befitting of ...
AT&T is doing a similar thing
Theirs is called Taco Bell.
Not millions. 4 Billion dollars is what Moto was asking for.
Re: To be entirely fair
Yep. It's a shame, because they're doing some cool stuff with multi-window and S-pen, but the devices are painful to look at and touch.
To be entirely fair
When Apple kept the same basic design of the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5, Apple was pretty much leagues ahead of everyone else in terms of hardware design, craft, and build. The only phone hardware I know of that's at eye level now is from HTC. The Galaxy series, by contrast, are widely regarded as having the worst build and materials. I don't know of another phone with worse build quality and materials at that price range.
This is what happens when you cheap out on hiring designers and you can no longer copy other designs
You end up with this. Bonus points to the extra clash-y blue widget on a blue wallpaper. A+ work you guys.
Re: Took them long enough
Phone's running great on Jelly Bean. They improved a lot of features- it's a shame it took so damn long.
Re: The end of expandable memory?
Expandable memory causes a lot of headaches for developers. Though I think 16GB phones are a load of bull, 64gb should be fine.
This one's easy
There isn't an owner of any HTC device that hasn't felt burned after it came out. Nobody likes buying a $600.00 phone and then having it sit with obsolete software for 12 months, while owners of competing phones get exciting new features. What's more maddening is that since ICS, Android upgrades have been mostly incremental. Additionally, nobody likes buying a phone only to have half of its 'star' features disabled a month after owning it (remember HTCSense.com ?) They ...
Phone Scoop Breaking News: "App Released that lets you view "Tweets""
Also, for what it's worth, Tweetings is a much nicer app.
Gesture-based UI's are terrible
Although the screenshots look pretty, the preview on the Verge looks like this is going to be a complete disaster to use in real life. Canonical simply spent too much time paying Photoshop jockeys and not enough time engineering their UI. A real world problem- under heavy processor strain, the phone has to simultaneously handle cellular background data, the application task, any background/os tasks, and track enough points on something like a swipe (while checking it against the accidental input ...
Less educated people here are quick to accuse Apple of abusing patents, but it is funny to see who the real abusers of patents are!
To the people who wondered how the Unlocked iPhone 5 Justified the price premium
Welp, there you go. I'm shocked battery life is that bad considering this thing lacks LTE.
Re: android vs ios
Android: -Doesn't get upgrades to new OS's after 6 months in 95% of cases -Sometimes doesn't get upgrades to new OS's at all -Has a near useless copy+paste functionality -Has almost universally inferior apps to iOS -Has Widgets! So you can wait 3 seconds for each home screen to refresh! -Has really good maps functionality -Has Chrome (which I seem to need to reset every friggin 2 days) iOS: -Has a billion dollar app ecosystem with console-grade gaming and enterprise-grade apps (seriously, some amazing things are being ...
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