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TMO pumps out more smartphones while ATT still relies on iPhone

andy2373

Jul 31, 2011, 10:35 AM
This is kind of a good article. TMO has over the last few years been pumping out new and HSPA + capable smartphones while ATT has been giving us more crap (HTC Status) and continually relying on the iPhone.
Will the bigger choice of devices disappear if the ATT/TMO merger is approved? Confused
http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20084383-85/on-call ... »
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Jellz

Jul 31, 2011, 5:59 PM
Since I work for AT&T, I can honestly say a lot of times people don't want choice. It's sad. It's to the point where I about hate the iPhone, I'm tired of hearing about it, unless someone specifically says they want an iPhone I don't suggest them anymore. Good article though, haven't finished reading it yet tho cuz I'm working $_$
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johnnyb0810

Aug 9, 2011, 8:20 AM
Couldn't agree more, I'm with Verizon so we do have a lot of variety, but the iPhone seems to dominate peoples mind sets. It's almost like no one realizes that the phone is crippled by it's os and manufacturer.
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not pickles

Aug 3, 2011, 8:53 PM
Really?
Samsung Captivate
Samsung Infuse
Samsung Focus
LG Quantum
HTC Inspire
HTC HD7
HTC Surround
Blackberry Torch
Motorola Atrix

Yeah, you're right...they hardly have any smartphones Rolling Eyes
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not pickles

Aug 3, 2011, 9:59 PM
the Samsung Nexus S
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IrishCarBomb

Aug 4, 2011, 11:47 AM
it is a lack of quality alternatives. If you look at T-Mo, for example, they have the HTC G2, the LG G2X, and the HTC Sensation; all 3 of those don't have a counter part on AT&T, plus T-Mo has the Nexus S (7 months earlier) the HD7 (8 months earlier) the Captivate (a year old phone now)...

The point is AT&T is slow to release new, exciting Android devices/iPhone competitors, has a limited selection compared to other carriers (look at Sprint and Verizon's line ups), and so forth...

It will be interesting to see what happens in the next monthish... will they get a Galaxy SII? Will they get a Sensation-esque phone? Will they ever get an Android phone with full keyboard that isn't total crap?

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not pickles

Aug 4, 2011, 7:21 PM
I think the choices they've provided for smartphones have been very good for the most part..t-mobile and verizon have saturated the market with all kinds of low and mid range androids and at&t has released way fewer android phones, but most of them have been very very good.
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IrishCarBomb

Aug 5, 2011, 10:45 AM
They do offer several good choices... but only 3, really... The Infuse, the Atrix and the Inspire. But all 3 of those are behind the curve compared to everyone else.

If you read the article that started this, you would see that IS the point. The average rating of AT&T's non-iPhone smartphones is lower than their competitors by half a point. Why? Not for lack of total choices (AT&T has more choices than T-Mobile actually) rather a lack of good choices.

It is their lack of other smartphones that compete with the iPhone, let alone compete with other carriers line ups. There really is no denying that while they have some good choices, they have fewer than their competitors, and they have nothing on par with their competitors top tier....
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not pickles

Aug 6, 2011, 8:25 PM
I agree with you for the most part. To be fair though, the Infuse is not a captivate with a bigger screen. It's capable of HSPA+ 21 whereas the captivate is HSPA 7.2, and it has better battery life and a faster processor (200mhz faster) than the captivate.
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cellphoneguy

Aug 19, 2011, 3:37 PM
lmao was that phone not recalled due to issues? I remember the commercials when it first launched then i rememeber them recalling the phone or just having many issue's and the commercials stopped. Now the phones fixed and the commercials are running again.
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johnnyb0810

Aug 9, 2011, 8:28 AM
Say what you will about Verizon having mid range and low end Android smartphones. People like them. They don't have to spend $200+ for the feeling of having everything at their fingertips. Most people don't require the top end and shouldn't have to pay the price to have something they have no use for. The Ally was popular for being mid-range. Not too much to handle for your average user. The Citrus is a free, low end smartphone. While not as popular as the mid-ranges (or top end for that matter) they offer some kind of option. We have the iPhone (much to my dismay) but if you prefer something that isn't as glorified (and disappointing) but want something that you can feel connected with, why not. /end rant
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not pickles

Aug 11, 2011, 8:45 PM
All I was really saying was they tried too hard to saturate the market. They definitely have AT&T beat when it comes to midrange choices, but there's a lot of phones they shoulda just passed on imo.
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johnnyb0810

Aug 12, 2011, 10:56 AM
Lets be honest though, out of the box, the iPhone is a midrange phone. So what att really lacks is any true high end competitive choices. My comment was less of an attack on your statement and more a rebuttal. There are a couple that are not true smartphones that I would whole heartedly agree with your statement though.
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IrishCarBomb

Aug 12, 2011, 11:26 AM
johnnyb0810 said:
Lets be honest though, out of the box, the iPhone is a midrange phone. So what att really lacks is any true high end competitive choices. My comment was less of an attack on your statement and more a rebuttal. There are a couple that are not true smartphones that I would whole heartedly agree with your statement though.


Shocked Wow! That statement is so far off the mark! Out of the box the iPhone is one of the best phones, and without a doubt part of that is being a top tier device. Nicest screen, most accurate touch input, well developed OS with a very good UI (if old/stale, still very good)... the iPhone4 exudes quality and expensive.

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johnnyb0810

Aug 12, 2011, 1:57 PM
Ok, So because you didn't seem to have read anything I've said previously I'm going to take this as a troll post. But, what the hell, I'll feed in a bit.

Your questions make little sense. Where did I talk about apps at all? You are implying that I'm full of it for saying the iPhone is not top of the line? Let's look at a few key points because your post highlights the hardware and generalizes the software.

Little background, I work for VZW and have AT&T service. It wasn't a post against AT&T because obviously whatever they are doing is working. Can't fault them for being successful.

Out of the box means right after you sync it to your computer. Obviously its a brick straight out of the box. Hardware wise it has great build materi...
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IrishCarBomb

Aug 12, 2011, 5:18 PM
You said the iPhone 4 was a mid-tier phone. That is the definition of a troll post in the cell phone world.

Also, notice that YOU jumped into the conversation I was having with not pickles. So before you go around saying I haven't read anything, why don't you recognize the fact you jumped into the middle of my conversation?

Oh, and I did read what you had said (which by the way was very trollish given not pickles and I had already concluded our discussion and he had conceded what you then tried to shove down his throat a week later.)
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IrishCarBomb

Aug 12, 2011, 5:30 PM
If you are going to compare a year old phone to phones less than a couple month's old, and act like it isn't top tier because it doesn't have a dual core processor, you got issues and don't understand what top tier is, or have an insanely high standard that includes nothing.

BTW, when the iPhone 4 came out, it was the fastest CPU/GPU combo in the cell phone world, and held that title until Tegra2 chips hit. And assuming the iPhone 5 gets the same dual core the iPad 2 got, it will once again be the fastest CPU/GPU chip combo in the world until something quad core chip set comes out down 6 months later.

I don't even like the iPhone, hate iOS, but I am not dumb enough or troll enough to call it mid-tier and act like comparing an over a y...
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not pickles

Aug 12, 2011, 4:07 PM
the iPhone is not necessarily a midrange smartphone, depending on how you look at it. The iPhone 4 was a very very high end smartphone when it first came out, as was the 3GS. At this point the 3GS has definitely become a midrange smartphone, and that's how it's being marketed. I'm sure as soon as a new iPhone comes out, they will take a similar approach with the current iPhone 4.
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