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The fastest way to flush $9 Billion down the toilet

bluecoyote

Jan 29, 2014, 6:26 PM
I mean damn.

Also a shame, the Moto X was a terrific phone- probably the best Android handset made to date.
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Versed

Jan 29, 2014, 8:45 PM
At first I was upset, but changed my mind. Lenovo makes quality stuff, they're not out to make some crap phone, they want to compeat against the likes of Apple and Samsung.
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netboy

Jan 29, 2014, 10:44 PM
check out Lenovo Thinkpad 8, 8.3 inches windows 8.1 tablet with 1900x1200 resolution! it' the only 8" windows tablet with this high resolution!
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Snapper314

Jan 31, 2014, 1:04 PM
bluecoyote said:
I mean damn.

Also a shame, the Moto X was a terrific phone- probably the best Android handset made to date.


The Moto X is an OKAY phone at best. It lacked several features available on Top Tier phones (microSD Card support, Removable battery, etc).

The Samsung Galaxy 4 and Note 3 are some of the BEST Android devices currently available.
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DarkStar

Jan 31, 2014, 3:22 PM
Android does not support microSD cards. Who would want a microSD card anyways? They break down all the time. They are the most unreliable pieces of hardware.

Who needs a removable battery when your phone lasts a day and a half to two days?

The HTC ONE is way better than the Galaxy s4 and it doesn't have those 2 "features"
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Snapper314

Feb 1, 2014, 3:10 PM
DarkStar said:
Android does not support microSD cards. Who would want a microSD card anyways? They break down all the time. They are the most unreliable pieces of hardware.

Who needs a removable battery when your phone lasts a day and a half to two days?

The HTC ONE is way better than the Galaxy s4 and it doesn't have those 2 "features"



Are you serious?!? ๐Ÿคจ

I've got several microSD cards and NONE of them has ever failed. You are talking BS. My current phone has 32GB of built-in storage (14GB used so far). And I've got a 64GB microSD card that has over 40GB of stuff (music, videos, pictures, documents) on it installed in that same phone. So until phones start offering internal storage...
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DarkStar

Feb 1, 2014, 4:44 PM
Are you serious?!? ๐Ÿ˜ฒ ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
Everyone I know who has had an SD Card has had them fail.

I only need to store a couple movies or tv shows at a time on my device and 32GB on my HTC ONE is just fine.

I have 4G connection EVERYWHERE I go. I still have unlimited.
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Slammer

Feb 1, 2014, 4:39 PM
---"Who would want a microSD card anyways? They break down all the time. They are the most unreliable pieces of hardware."---

Actually, it is estmated that 40% of device issues are caused by battery malfunction. There is much more to batteries than just "lasting a whole day" on charge. More ammo that batteries shouldn't be rendered un-removable. The carriers want us to warrant a trip to the service center where we can spend upwards of 200 dollars for a refurbished handset. Theh then replace the battery in your perfectly good device for next to nothing and re-issue to another unsuspecting consumer for 200 dollars. It's a circle find fighting against Iis worth the time.

SD cards are far more stable than you give them credit for. It is ...
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DarkStar

Feb 1, 2014, 4:56 PM
That's interesting since according to Bloomberg only .01% of phone issues are battery related.

The carriers don't control manufacturers. Apple on their own decided not to use SD cards because of their lack of reliability. Google decided on their own as well. HTC I think let Verizon talk them into not having an SD on the Droid DNA. That was dumb. 16BG is really not enough space.

People who need SD cards are a very small niche.
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Slammer

Feb 2, 2014, 8:06 AM
In contacting Samsung and HTC about the direction of embedded batteries, I was met with the old chain of command practice. I had to move up the chain of command roughly 6 times before talking with someone that actually had some sort of idea about the direction. BOTH Samsung and HTC had claimed that they fill the manufacturing orders by what the vendor(carrier) has requested. Given that manufacturers are in the business to satisfy their immediate customer, it would make sense to meet the demand.

However, I am not totally buying the idea of carrier control for the direction even though it makes sense. Regardless, the revenue created by such a move, is far more lucrative than a customer changing their own battery.

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DarkStar

Feb 2, 2014, 2:26 PM
Most insurances cover extended warranty. Not AT&T though, which is dumb. But if you have a Verizon phone with insurance and the phone flickers or overheats or shuts down, then the customer pays nothing. How does that make Verizon, Sprint, or T-mobile any money? That doesn't make much cents.(Get it!!! cents instead of sense).

Isn't it the point of a business to make money. If cloud services didn't make money then they wouldn't be in business. Why is dropbox even in business when you can just use a flash drive? Because it more convient. If I have 25000 songs on my SD card and it goes out, what do I do? I have now lost 25000 songs and I can't get them back. But if they are backed up in the cloud then they are still safe.
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mobilemadness

Feb 4, 2014, 1:05 PM
They are so full of crap. SD cards rarely fail. To say you don't get to use one to protect you from a slightly possible failure is a total lie. They want you store your info on the web or cloud so other 3rd parties can access it whenever they want. Try to figure out who that 3rd party is, but the first letter begins with an N. They are doing away with SD cards even though consumer demand wants them. They don't care what you want. They are also having non removable batteries so you can't take the battery out so this 3rd party again can track you when needed. They will spin it saying non removable batteries are cool and trendy and not having an SD mount is hip, but the real reason is to limit how you can use your phone, so that 3rd par...
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DarkStar

Jan 31, 2014, 3:24 PM
They didn't flush $9 billion down the toilet. Google sold the set top division for a couple billion. They still own the patents from motorola. And they got a lot of experience about hardware development. They are a software company. This is the best move for them and helps out the Android ecosystem with a great manufacturer.
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