In light of this, we're retiring the old "emoticons" for new use. And soon, we'll replace "emoticons" in old messages with their new 🙂 equivalents, for consistency.
To make this possible, we had to convert all of our content to a new "character set". Due to limitations of our database software, this meant that some non-standard and non-English characters got a little mangled. Messages posted in Chinese, for example, are now gibberish. (But we've always been clear that our focus is on the U.S. market, and nearly 99% of our reade...
New site feature: glossary pop-ups
Let me know if you run into any issues with this feature or have feedback on it. Thanks!
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Hey Rich Brome. Quit Trolling me.
Really? What's the point? You trying to prove you can bully me? You can't. You can ban me. You can nitpick. You can delete all my posts that you disagree with. You can censor dissenting opinions that contradict your own. You can do all that.
Unfortunately, you cannot be morally upstanding and do so. You cannot maintain the illusion of fairness with that behavior.
You may have the ability to decide what is on your forum, but you don't decide what is right and fair. You don't decide the truth. M...
After several months of the new format
New site features!
- We're now cross-listing discussion threads for specific phones and articles about those phones. This helps you find all of the discussion about a given phone that was previously siloed in several different places. For example, the HTC 10 forum now shows threads commenting on the HTC 10 hands-on article:
- Carrier pages now include a clear list of radio bands and technologies used by that carrier's network, to help you find compatible unlocked phones. These lists also link to improved glossary pages about each band.
- Pages where you check phones to compare -- such as carrier pages and Phone Finder
Specifically, I recommend putting Cricket under AT&T, Metro PCS underneath T-Mobile, Virgin and Boost under Sprint.
Come on, guys! This is the year to consider it.
Check your email! You may have won a phone!
Everyone that's submitted a user review of a phone in the past two years was eligible.
We contacted all 15 winners last night, but so far we've only heard back from six. If you've submitted a user review here, please check your email now! Check your spam folder, too! If we don't hear from the winners by 10pm tonight, we'll have to draw new names. We'd hate for someone to have their name drawn but miss out.
More info here:
DEAR OVERZEALOUS MODERATORS
where's the BB Priv?
New forum design!
We had several goals. The first was simply to streamline the flow, making it faster & easier to navigate and post. The old system required a new page load for each message, which was... well, obnoxious. Each thread still lives on its own page, for some specific reasons, but we've managed to cut down on new page loads dramatically, speeding up the experience quite a bit.
Our other goal was to preserve the advantages and uniqueness of our old system, which is a clear, hierarchical thread structure that makes it easy to see who's replying to what. Other systems that show everything at once, on one page, don't...
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New login and registration system, plus other site updates
The big change is with new user registration. Most of you reading this probably already have an account, but if not, it's now much easier and faster to register. We've also greatly streamlined the process of registering while trying to post a new comment/message or user review.
Logging in to an existing account should be roughly the same, it just looks a bit different.
We're eager to hear any feedback you may have on these changes. If you have trouble registering, you can let us know here and we'll look into it right away:
We've also made progress updating the site (desktop and mobile) to look better on high-DPI (Retina-...
Problem with searching
In the Phone finder section I clicked Android, Ios and windows under smartphone/os, then chose 'external antenna jack', but all I get is the Motorola droid. I know that not complete because these Windows Mobil phones have an external jack:
Cingular & HTC
APACHE, PPC-6700, XV-6700
XV6800, PPC6800, P4000, Mogu
HTC (tytn OR HERMES OR p4500 OR 8525)
Cingular & HTC Phone 2100, 2125 (Faraday)
Cingular & HTC Phone 8100,8125 (MDA, K-JAM)
8525, TyTN, JasJam, Hermes
S620 (Dash, Excalibur)
Upcoming prepaid phones
Please review more prepaid phones
New review format
We've tightened our focus to just the things that truly set smartphones apart from each other. We've also reduced the number of default pages. Please check it out and let us know what you think.