over in the "Samsung Intros Programmable NFC Tags Called TecTiles" discussion:
The NFC Finals: Google Wallet vs.TecTiles
Among technology's previous generation of Next Big Things, we heard a lot of talk about the potential of NFC (Near-Field Communication). Smartphone manufacturers were excited enough to start putting NFC on over 40 production models in 2011 alone -- despite the fact that there were very few real-world applications. Google tried to jump-start NFC with an ambitious Google Wallet project, and Samsung's recently unveiled TecTiles hopes to make app-loving users excited about the possibilities. http://su.pr/2n78cE
Does anyone get a weaker signal with this phone vs other Sprint phones?
I used to have the HTC EVO 4G which seemed to be a workhorse in trying to maintain a strong and constant signal. When I swithced to the NEXUS S 4G I immediately noticed a much weaker signal. In places where my HTC would get a weak but usable signal the NEXUS hardly works at all. Anyone else out there notice this?
over in the "Sprint's LTE to Launch On 1900MHz Only" discussion:
What about 3G EVDO?
If they're launching LTE on their 1900 band (which is what their CDMA EVDO 2G/3G network works on nationwide)... won't that restrict/hurt 3G users more than the new LTE users? I thought their 3G network was already being hammered by all the unlimited data smartphone users they have?
does anyone know what the unsubsidized price will be? Yes i know that best buy full retail price is 699.99. I am wondering what sprint directly via online or tele-sales is going to charge for this phone thanks in advance
over in the "Hands-On with Google Wallet" discussion:
Samsung S 4G Android
I just switched to T-Mobile and bought new Samsung S 4G Android phones for our family. I have spend about ten hours trying to download our telephone contact list to the new phone. I have tried to synch the phone with my older Blackberry, I have tried to Synch with Outlook on my computer and have tried everything I know to do. Our email addresses are with the family business and our domain name.
I talked to Samsung, and they said the phone was not capable of doing that. I am amazed that what appears to be a modern phone, cannot do a simple task like downloading my contact list. I have had phones that could do that as long as I remember. That certainly has worked with my our BlackberryÃ¢â‚¬™s on a regular basis.