These are the most recent forum messages posted by kingstu:
The Power of the Mods
This looks to be a very useful personal health moto mod. I guess someone could make something similar with bluetooth or USB but having it as one device is elegant and could be very useful in certain setups. It also should help keep older moto Z phones still relevant and retain their value.
iRig Mic HD with Android?
Have you tried the iRig Mic HD with a microUSB cable to connect to Android phones with USB OTG? It should work on phones and tablets with USB audio. Just something to try if you have the proper Micro USB to Micro USB cable or use the USB cable with an OTG adapter. edit: There is an iRig Mic HD-A which has the USB OTG cable included as well as Android software.
More Mods to come
Motorola indicated that there are more qualified entries for the Transform the Smartphone Challenge than just the 12 who have already launched campaigns. The entrants have until March 6 when the result of their campaign is analyzed to determine the top 10. In the days to come we will see more high quality mods coming.
How different from ZTE Mobley
There are several devices that create LTE Hotspots in cars via OBD-II connections. ZTE also makes the Mobley for AT&T. There is the VinLi as well as devices for Verizon. It would be nice to have an unlocked Hotspot that just had the pinouts for power only so it couldn't cause any problems with the car as that could be a potential problem. http://www.tomsguide.com/us/obd2-dongle-dange rs,news-21590.html
Re: 4 more years of EDGE.. Ugh.
2G is NOT useless. And being forced to replace equipment that works just fine is such a waste. Especially for very small data amounts it saves having to replace and retest deployed systems. It might not bring a lot of revenue but its a viable alternative for some.
Bad Idea and will create more problems
The people with the phone number directories will have so much information that they don't need to have. All the celebrities will get their private information sold or leaked. Criminals will just have someone else buy the burner phone or steal one or get the records themselves. If the poor and homeless don't have proper id they will have one more problem preventing them from getting out of that situation.
Jolla link needs fixing
It links to a different article
The start of something wonderful...
If there is an A9 with dual sim then you can Verizon LTE and a second network for a backup. I hate having a phone being useful only on one network or having to choose only one network or be forced to have carrier bloat by default. It will be nice when the USA is like most other places where you can choose the phone without regard to network. The faster CDMA dies the better...
Re: OBD-II ?
The same thing was thought about having a hotspot attached to your phone...the possibility of massive date being used to the cloud. I am thinking of the hardware solution more than the software solution. And the software solution might give an enterprising developer the chance to add some types of reading the car diagnostics if there are APIs for that. There is nothing wrong with using the OBD2 for a Wifi hotspot and I can think of a lot of ...
The new mobile hotspots
The OBD-2 port is a good use because it has power and usually isn't used for anything else and has backward compatibility to 1996. Many older cars don't have USB port built in and most only have one 12 volt outlet so using it with a LTE router means that you can't charge your devices or use it for anything else. There have been other companies that offer similar solutions via the OBD2 port, Verizon sells a device (Delphi Connect) ...
No one mentions this much. You can have T-Mobile and AT&T or whatever combination of SIMs you want in this unlocked phone. That seems like benefit over single sim phones where you might have to have one phone for work and one phone for personal.
The magnetic charger i believe is the connector to the device (like a mag-port on a Mac) and not the wireless charging. Some other phones have had it and causes less problems than having the microUSB port always being pushed in and pulled out.
A feature that doesn't get mentioned enough but it allows easy separation of work and personal life or allows roaming SIM whenever you travel.
Scheme to collect more personal data
I guess people who don't give out their Skype ID and accept the defaults can get a lot more people messaging and calling them via Skype. I don't have my Skype ID linked to my phone number and never will. Microsoft doesn't need to know my phone number for Skype to do it's job. I guess they want to be like WhatsApp and collect as much info as possible and be a conduit and keeper of a lot of ...
Over the top cost for over the cost app
19 Billion for WhatsApp seems way too much. For that you could buy Blackberry and Nokia and Motorola with some change left over. No wonder Blackberry is trying to market its BBM for other platforms but probably too late.
Re: So what happens when...
I'm sure that when a new standard comes along it will be lobbied for and incorporated in a new bill. I really hated when all the phones had different chargers and it added to a lot of waste and excess consumer cost.
Scheme to collect more personal data
They want you to use your data plan so they can target ads (coupons) to you as well as sell you prepaid data for roaming. It discourages the use of a local SIM which reduce roaming rates for data, SMS and voice calls. There are cheaper and easier ways to "check in" when you traveling abroad to verify purchases instead of tracking you everywhere you go whether you are making credit card purchases or not.
Re: Government Knows Best
That sort of lock is not a kill switch. A kill switch makes the phone permanently unusable. There is no way to unlock it once it is killed and that is just a bad idea.
Problems with a kill switch
Who really controls it? Is it only accessible by the end-user? How is transfer of control of the kill switch done when phones are sold or given to 3rd or 4th parties. What happens when couples split up and get mad and want to kill the other one's phone? I wouldn't want a remote kill switch on my tv or computer or anything else if I owned. What if the site hosting the kill switch gets hacked and then ...
One is better than 2
Having one good camera is better since it can do double duty. What is the front camera used for? a mirror? selfies? video chat? Having a much better camera for all of those things is an advantage of this design as well as not having to pay for an almost useless component. It is a good idea I hope others will use also.
Re: Kill switch concerns
DarkStar said: As long as you aren't doing anything bad then you shouldn't have to worry about your privacy. That's just nonsense. If you are doing nothing bad then why not use your name and address in this forum. You shouldn't have to worry about privacy. There is software available for laptops, computrace, that can act as a kill switch and locator for your laptop. These things have been available for a long time but are not mandatory. In fact, ...
Kill switch concerns
I start to worry about the "kill switch" being used by someone other than the owner. (A jealous partner or careless child) If the lost/stolen database was used properly it would eliminate the need for domestic kill switch. Many phones have security built in or available as an app. Do we really want all of our phones with US Government software added to protect us? A mandatory "kill switch" might involve easier tracking of cellphones and I value my privacy. If ...
Android Hardware Compatibility
This is HUGE. They did a lot of work to make it work well and were thinking about ease of adoption and cheaper component prices. It will make it easier for any big or medium sized manufacturer to see if Sailfish OS is a viable option. I hope I can purchase their handset soon after it becomes available.
Re: Samsung buying LG
I have faith that Microsoft can take Nokia back to its former status Microsoft will not take Nokia back to its former status. That Nokia devices section is GONE. It will be Microsoft being able to replicated Nokia's former glory which will be their attempt. What is left of Nokia won't be making phones for a long time.
Re: At $80?
from the unboxing videos it looks like it takes the regular mini-sim not the newer micro sim.
Re: The king is dead...
Android is the new king. But Symbian was also used by multiple vendors and as Samsung is the top dog for Android, Nokia was top dog for Symbian. I miss being able to record phone calls, have on device answering machine and other things that seem to be lacking in the current mobile operating systems.
The king is dead...
The king of smartphone OS just a handful of years ago is now dead. There are some very unique things that Symbian had to offer that I have yet to see on the major smartphone platforms but touch interaction and web browsing were not its strengths.
Perhaps we'll see a WP8 with dual-sim to help compete with the android dual-sim.
Re: Not enough information
Perhaps the final specs and details are still not determined. If you are interested then you can show your support with "no money down". Since Nokia's N9 was pentaband 3G perhaps they will do the same but european and asian LTE frequencies are different than in the USA.
Re: What a shame
It seems like Google and other companies are trying to force adoption of data enabled smart phones. Java based mobile apps for feature phones are being phased out also. SMS based queries are not as useful for data-mining.
Elop's own words about plan B
He said back in 2011, "Plan B is to make sure that Plan A is very successful”. I guess they switched out the "religion of Symbian" to the "religion of Windows Phone" in Nokia.
Its a GSM phone so it will work with T-Mobile and AT&T in the USA.
This service is available to all...
It's free just like TV. Your carrier doesn't need to get involved at all. All that is needed is the proper hardware in the device. It doesn't use any cellular data or any other carrier services so the carriers can't make money off of it and perhaps that is a reason they don't want it on any of their phones or tablets. There are mobile phones in other parts of the world that receive digital TV but their DTV standard ...
Re: Well good luck to those families of 5+
Why should people expect to get the latest iphone every two years? If they want it why can't they just charge it? I see no reason for subsidy but then again I prefer prepaid over postpaid.
Why write this now?
This has always been true. I wonder why junior high school match teachers didn't make word problems to help kids reason on phone costs. That is why if some people always get the upgrade and just sell it because otherwise they lose out.
Infrared Universal Remote
Old school technology which is a good convenience when the remote is hard to find or you want to see "your show" on a public television.
Sounds reasonable to me and how things should behave. Now that we have such powerful smartphones that have enough processing power to handle desktop level activities to me it just seems like a better ASUS Phonepad.
Now they need an advertising campagin
A few good commercials explaining the benefits of this and it will have consumers at least thinking. Like Sprint and their data sharing commercials, it can be exaggerated but the consumer is the winner if they understand and think about subsidies.
Re: And of course T-Mobile can't just let us CHOOSE which apps to install
If you are outside of the country it is a cheap way for you to call home and have people from home to call you as if you were local. It's really a great feature.
Iphone on T-Mobile with 3G speeds?
Does this mean T-Mobile devices with 3G in AT&T frequencies like the Iphone will now be able to run fast when they are on AT&T cells?
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