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Non AT&T Android phones w/Data Unlimited?
So my wife & I are needing new smartphones soon. I don't need data; my wife has the Data UNL right now, uses it sporadically on her 5230, and we're kinda needing phones that can sync with calendars iCal (but we can sync that with Google Calendar with an Android). Being required to have a non-unlimited data plan (a minimum increase of $25) isn't an option, so we'll be going unlocked, unbranded phones* - either Symbian or ...
Re: Here you go sir...
trenen said: That's a nice fairy tale. They haven't done it now, why would they do it later? blockquote> Because it's ILLEGAL under current regulations. If such a thing were allowed, trust me, it would happen. trenen said: Twitter, Facebook, etc don't use much bandwidth...streaming services however, do, and should rightly be charged accordingly. How much is "not much"? Facebook can have mucho megabytes of pictures & videos, and it's not just about regulating speed/throughput but also the amounts of total ...
NEIN! They do not.
First of all, best typo/freudian slip combo I've seen in a while. :D Second - you want the rules for the development of technology left up to legislators? Granted, most Congress critters are more knowledgeable than Ted "A Series of Tubes" Stevens, but not by much. And remember - you're dealing with the lowest common demoninator there. There are a few folks younger than me in the House, but most are far & above my 32 years, ...
Re: Wow - speculation!
Haze81 said: the information on how to jump ship seams like a huge plug for Verizion. I could see why someone would think that, but really, it's .... hang on - Haze81 said: the information on how to jump ship seems like a huge plug for Verizon. :P I could see why someone would think that, but really, it's just a reflection of what's happening in the industry & the consumer directions. By Q4 2007, it was verifiable fact that ...
Wow - speculation!
It's been a characteristic of Phonescoop for as long as I've been a reader that there was little mention of rumor or speculation about upcoming devices or changes in the industry without some hard evidence. Certainly, phonescoop has been nothing like Engagdet or Gizmodo, both of which editorialize heavily (Gizmodo much moreso). Not that I'm complaining so much; indeed, the article is a comprehensive look at the question of a Verizon iPhone, and compared to most other technews outlets ...
And I bet you still want one!
:wink: I know I do! It would be nice if there was ONE AT&T compatible band ( :x ), but day-amn! Dollars to doughnuts it will have Flash support. Doesn't Froyo have it?
Re: Hack/firmware update to enable voice?
Hmm... so I can buy an unlocked version that will have the voice capability? Even better! Now the wait for it to come out through a 3rd party dealer for something approaching a reasonable price...
Hack/firmware update to enable voice?
This is just speculation, but what are the chances that voice could be activated on the tab via either a firmware update or a hack? There was a photo on Engadget a while back showing the Tab with a dialpad app on the screen, so I'd guess there was at least one version of it with a full phone capability. How much power does firmware hackery have? Any guesses (educated or otherwise)?
NO VOICE CALLING?!?!?!?
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: Well, I suppose I should be happy, seeing as I've just been saved the anguish of waiting for this ... device (?), and will be spared the brutal cost of buying one through AT&T when it comes out. But still.... SOOOooooo close to being the everything device I've been ...
Doesn't bode well for the Streak....
I guess Dell's meddling with Android is going to be disappointing for future phones. Hopefully they'll learn their lesson for future devices. I'm curious what the Streak will be like, if it will be as hobbled by additional UI.
Re: Tech Industry: I'm charging...
"Calls for an FM chip mandate are not about public safety but are instead about propping up a business which consumers are abandoning as they avail themselves of new, more consumer- friendly options." That pretty much nails it. Even without such a damaging line of logic, the RIAA would be -1000 to dodge. :roll:
You can say it's a phone
I believe I've seen explicit mention of the tab having a 3G radio, it's only a question of whether it can make voice calls over a GSM/HSPA network that's unknown. http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/2 4/samsung-galaxy-tab-p1000-gets-wild-with-and roid-2-2?icid=sphere_blogsmith_inpage_engadge t Hmm... well, it's still only "confirmed", not confirmed, but still - it's a pretty solid bet that it will be voice enabled, if only via 3G/VOIP apps. Also: WANT! :-)...
Ditto! FM Rules!
Huzzah for NPR! :) And yay for public radio in general, for having NO COMMERCIALS! I'm a little annoyed that there's going to be so much wrangling over this issue, when it really comes down to profit & revenue streams, but I can hardly be sad about potentially much more choice when it comes to devices that are enabled to FM radios.
There we go!
That's more like the message board days of old... I was waiting for some form of "go with carrier x, they're better than AT&T!" .... despite my mentioning I'm on AT&T ERP (ie - I work for AT&T) :roll: However - your point isn't without merit: my mom has been on Virgin Mobile for years in the LA area, and has been quite happy with them. :)
Re: Cheap phone advice
Hmmm... actually quite a bit cheaper! Thank you, sir!
Re: No one?
I dunno what the mods have to do with it - the phoen reviews & phone catalog have stayed excellent. The discussion boards used to be really rowdy - used to be a need for even more moderators because of various flame wars & whatnot. Now... Yeesh! :cry:
What happened to this board? Not a single person willing to offer an opinion? Not even some smart@$$ "switch to [carrier], 'cuz AT&T SUX!" :wink: I guess I'll just go with the LG Prime GoPhone, then. :roll:
Cheap phone advice
[de-lurk] Hello all. The wife's birthday is coming up, and she's been complaining recently about her D407 getting fuzzy & scratchy on calls - plus, it's just time for a new phone. The criteria: - Cheap; I'm on AT&T ERP, so it's got to be a phone that would be reasonable at the no-contract price, or relatively cheap unlocked. I'm not above getting a Go-phone if there's a phone worth having. - Bluetooth; I live in WA, where it's illegal to drive ...
Re: Naw - two hands!
Yeah, I've poked in a few times, but most of the time, the more I look, the more I want something new & shiny. S60 sure doesn't look so great as a total customizable phone OS compared to Android, does it? And to think how everyone who had an N-series Nokia was once a king among men. :wink: I've had a few friends get Droids, and the cool thing is how it's turned the non-phone ...
Naw - two hands!
j/k - 1 handed operation is a good standard, but then, I have pretty big hands. I could use the iPad as a phone with some difficulty, and I'd have no problem with the Dell Streak. This thing, I'm very inclined to finding out first hand - but as long as my E63 (with it's ancient hyeroglyph-based OS formerly used on late model abacuses) is chugging along just fine, I have no need of a new toy. Want, ...
"Pre and Pixi Plus" :D
I think you're overestimating Dell
Android is just flat out awesome, but really, what can Dell do that would be so amazing that it overshadows not only the iPhone but the other Android phones?
No, it doesn't
As mentioned, BREW is a Qualcomm proprietary platform, and there's no reason for anyone who doesn't already have a commitment to Qualcomm to go with that. AT&T's phone offerings are easily the most diverse, so it'd be a foolish move to try to unify them, especially with something like BREW.
They carry S60 phones now..
And there's lots of folks (such as you & me Jayshmay :D ) who use or have used unlocked Nokias on AT&T.
Control of the Transaction
Carrier billing means there's an additional middleman - there's additional negotiation that goes on in between the developers and customers. What it means is that (similar to a telco-controlled internet under a worst case scenario), they can restrict what is & is not billable, and thus (to some customers) accessible. AT&T also would have much more power to deal with individual developers to force them into deals that would be more profitable to AT&T (though obviously, ...
Carrier Billing? No thanks
The idea of being more committed to the carrier (as opposed to the software platform) is really backwards. The carriers have little to nothing to offer from a software standpoint, and the UI on the phones & the interfacing with a computer are all handled by other developers, so why should I deal with AT&T (or whoever) any more than I have to when it comes to managing the mobile computer that I happen to use on their ...
I'll wait & see what it looks like in the real world...
... Otherwise, my next phone will either run Maemo or (more likely) Android. Sorry Nokia!
It's already happened
I don't recall where, but some guy killed a pair of teenage girls while driving, and the father of one of the girls had the calling records subpoenaed for the civil suit. The texter already had a criminal conviction for the accident & lost a fortune as well. It's already legal to subpoena phone records for SMS & phone details in both criminal & legal trials.
Infringing on Freedom
Looking just at automobile laws, there's a range of freedoms that have been steadily taken away from Americans as time has progressed, the overwhelming majority of them related to safety/security, and the overwhelming majority of them entirely justified. Yes, it most certainly is a restriction of your freedom to block texting while driving, but if your distraction causes you to injure or kill others with your vehicle (which, as has been proven time & again, texting is among the most ...
Re: Android, Maemo have different goals
ibnturab said: Google wanted to do with mobile OS's what windows has done to the pc. And by all accounts, it seems thats the direction we are all headed-- one dominant OS with apps compatible with almost all mobile devices. What?! Not even close - the mobile OS field is scattered & spread out far beyond the desktop scheme. There's not even agreement as to the exact numbers, but it's clear that Apple, Blackberry, and Android are ...
Android, Maemo have different goals
As has been mentioned, Maemo is older, but what's not always readily remembered is Maemo is essentially a desktop operating system slimmed down & customized for a mobile device. Android, being based on the Linux kernel, shares some roots and lots of functionality, but it's primarily a mobile/consumer electronic device OS that's poised to grow beyond it's original scope. Similar, yes, but not quite the same thing. More important, though, is that both of them have done ...
There's already lots of apps, with the potential for even more soon
It is basically running a desktop Linux distro, albeit one that's been slimmed down & optimized for the hardware. But there's already lots of apps available for Maemo, and relatively little work need be done to port even more from existing Linux versions.
Depends on the Country
Nokia often sells phones unlocked, but it will depend on what they want to do with the carriers in each country. I'm pretty sure I saw a news piece about an AWS 1700 band capable N900, so that points to T Mobile selling (and almost certainly subsidizing) a version of it at some point. But it's all up to Nokia's strategists. Despite having a rabid but miniscule following, the Internet tablets (the things that ran Maemo prior to ...
It DEFINITELY needs a review
It's a whole new operating system. Yes, the N & E series S60 phones from Nokia have been quite excellent going back for quite some time, but no one should automatically trust it's awesome. That said, I can't see how it would be not awesome, seeing as it's an already active software community with version 3 of the OS - and it is Nokia. :D Alas, I can't justify spending half a mortgage payment on a phone. :(
"Regulation"? Um, No.
murmermer said: Net Neutrality will allow Private industries to be forced by the Government block spam and illegal content- who decides if its illegal or not... oh ya Bull$#!+ - there's been plenty of piecemeal legislation that has made spam & certain forms of content illegal, but that's all come through Congress (elected representatives of regular people), and most of it with overwhelming concensus. Net Neutrality has *NOTHING* to do with content - it's about the regulation/manipulation of packet data speeds by ...
More like, McCain subject to intense lobbying coupled with general ignorance
It's well documented that the guy is no technophile, and he's admitted that his familiarity with the internet just isn't close to what it should be. What's happened here is obvious: a trade group opposed to Net Neutrality (or more likely, a PAC representing one) has had a meeting with him, and given him enough info on the subject to the point where he feels compelled to legislate against it. There's enough independent-leaning, libertarian-esque spirit in McCain that if ...
The Internet is already extensively taxed - through taxes levied against ISPs (they are, after all, businesses), which are passed down to the customer along with inflated and artificial fees with which the ISPs seek to offset their own tax losses. There's also been legislation passed at the Federal & state level (in multiple states) that allows for online purchases to be taxed at similar or identical to in-store/onsite retail or industrial purchases. There's already an ongoing (and ...
I think they have
I can't recall exactly where, but I did see a statement from HTC saying everything from the Hero onward would have a 3.5mm jack. That would have applied to everything in their dev pipeline, so within a few months, we should see only 3.5mm headsets coming from them, and possibly from all phone makers by the end of next year, though that's optimistic.
Shoulda been Moto!
C'mon - missing vowels is their thing!
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