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Oct 17, 2012, 9:51 AM
over in the "Sprint Intros iD Pack for Seniors " discussion:

Cell-phone assist for seniors

This is a good idea, at least in principle, but it's a matter of detail & execution as to whether it will be actually useful to seniors.

Hopefully Sprint also incorporated things like:

(1) Large font, vastly simplified interface design (i.e. the number, size & legibility of icons & text on each screen),

(2) Rubbery, grippy cases (the iPhone could never be a serious phone for seniors, because of the ridiculously stupid slick-backed case Jobs insisted on).

(3) A convenient way to carry their phones on a lanyard the seniors can hang around their necks if they wish (phone is less likely to get lost/misplaced, it's closer to their ears so they will actually hear the phone ring/beep, they can get to it quickly so they can answer it bef...

Oct 16, 2012, 9:59 AM
over in the "Sprint Intros iD Pack for Seniors " discussion:

iD pack for Cool Seniors

My grandfather couldn't even begin to know what a smartphone is, let alone use one. Give him a flip phone, however, even a slide-out with a keyboard, and hes good to go. Does sprint really think that seniors want to use any of those Smartphones they named support this ?
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Aug 27, 2012, 4:25 PM
over in the "Apple Asks Court to Ban 8 Samsung Phones" discussion:

Who Let This Happen?

As being an old phone dog myself and being in the wireless industry for a better portion of my adult life... I remember when 99.9% of cell phones were "candy bar" style and Motorola attempted to claim that the flip form and factor was their patent ... The absurdity of this claim was laughed out of litigation and was never taken seriously by the courts.... And now this happens?
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Aug 28, 2012, 12:37 AM
over in the "Apple Asks Court to Ban 8 Samsung Phones" discussion:

Why Apple winning is good news for Android

1) Handset makers who are actually innovating get more attention. Aside from Samsung, every other handset manufacturer is suffering, yet they're the ones spending a lot of money on R&D to distinguish themselves.

2) Samsung will have to improve the quality of their devices, as it's no longer acceptable to make creaky cheap plastic knockoffs of the iPhone, slap on a iOS-mixed-with-typical-Samsung-bad-taste skin, and call it 'obvious.'

2) Android, which has already been veering away from iOS for a couple years now in terms of UI conventions, now has to remain fully committed to its own course (which I think it will be much stronger for.) Think about how much better 'Holo' apps looks now than the cruddy ones we saw back 2 years ago.
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Aug 27, 2012, 3:12 PM
over in the "Apple Asks Court to Ban 8 Samsung Phones" discussion:

Apple has...

declining likeability
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Jul 31, 2012, 4:55 PM
over in the "Sprint Delivering Ice Cream Sandwich to Epic 4G Touch" discussion:

Moderators??? Seriously?

Someone accuses me of being a liar for stating my experience with my phone. And you delete my retort, but yet leave his inflammatory post there? How do you justify that?

Jul 29, 2012, 8:32 PM
over in the "Sprint Delivering Ice Cream Sandwich to Epic 4G Touch" discussion:

Ice Cream Sanwich recalled for sprint galaxy s 2

The first batch that got the android 4.0 update for the sprint galaxy s 2 experienced multiple issues with their phones including inability to access the web. Sprint customer care confirms that the rollout of 4.0 is recalled and customers unfortunate enough to participate in sprint's "beta" testing lost all the storge memory on the phone not saved to the memory card. Those beta testers had to take their phone back to the sprint store to wipe it clean and back to 2.3 gingerbread.

Jul 15, 2012, 12:04 PM
over in the "Sprint Delivering Ice Cream Sandwich to Epic 4G Touch" discussion:


Has anyone recieved the update yet? I've tryed searching every day since this post.
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Jul 12, 2012, 7:23 PM
over in the "Sprint Delivering Ice Cream Sandwich to Epic 4G Touch" discussion:

Why bother now......this is why apple rules

You probably got most of the galaxy s 2 users to switch to s 3 already by now. Next you will release s 4 and give jelly to s 3 users afterwards......this is just sickening plain and simple.

Apple handles all software upgrades by themselves and does not give carriers any say in matters they shouldn't have say in anyhow. Samsung released the upgrade in start of q1 and sprint holds it out till start of q3 to push the s3 sales.....a phone that sprint stores didn't even have adequate stock in. So now having plan backfired, sprint tries to deliver on their promise of being the first s 2 to have new os after all the other variants have it.....nice job.....that is why u guys lose customers
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Jul 12, 2012, 1:47 PM
over in the "Sprint Delivering Ice Cream Sandwich to Epic 4G Touch" discussion:

8 months later

🙄 better late than never I suppose. Wouldn't count on it getting Jellybean. Glad I got a Nexus.
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Jun 15, 2012, 4:10 PM
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

Jun 13, 2012, 7:58 AM
over in the "Samsung Intros Programmable NFC Tags Called TecTiles" discussion:

Nice...page not found.

The URL is 404. I wonder if Eric checked out the URL prior to the blog. 🤣
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Jun 10, 2012, 5:21 PM

phone not charging

Over the last month my phone has started charging very slowly.....it will take 10-12 hours to get a full charge, and yesterday while i was traveling in the car, the car charger was plugged in and the charging icon was "running" showing it was charging but the red indicator light would not turn on and I never increased in battery life. I have had this phone since October, so will probably try to warranty it out, but was just wondering if anyone else has had similar issues?

Sep 30, 2011, 8:06 PM

GPS location issue

I put my location on.....set phone to track location via wireless network to make it more accurate......and wouldnt you know it......whenever I ise the telenav gps, it detects the location I was at hours ago and takes a while to find where I am actually at after a while
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Oct 11, 2011, 2:48 PM

when will the white one come to the US

I keep seeing these gorgeous pictures online about the white phone, has anyone seen or heard something reputable about when it will hit the US market. It's in the UK and Canada right now.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/White-Galaxy-S-II-4G- ... »

Sep 15, 2011, 2:22 PM
over in the "Review: Samsung Epic 4G Touch" discussion:

Inaccurate Review...

The phone uses a 1.2ghz dual core processor, not 1.0ghz like the reviewer states.

Also, many of the Sprint apps CAN be uninstalled. Sprint has listened to the customers complaining about unneeded bloatware and they have provided the option to be able to uninstall many of the apps that are included in the phone.

Also, there is no way this phone can be called heavy when at 4.60 oz is is much lighter than many other smartphones on the market.... perhaps lighter than 70 percent of the smartphones on the market. ie. Iphone 4, Evo 3D, Photon, Droid Bionic, etc.
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Sep 19, 2011, 12:54 AM
over in the "Review: Samsung Epic 4G Touch" discussion:

just bought the galaxy2 from sprint

Well, here is my scoop. I have never had an android and i refuse to promote or buy an iphone like the masses.

i have had sprint forever and i enjoyed the lower price i get. now sprint has cracked down on the discounts, it no longer is cheaper.

so i decided to either keep the plan and upgrade or just cancel my cell phone service and call it a day.

...so i now own a new samsung galaxy s2 epic 4G cell phone. since this is my first android experience i thought i would just get the best available from sprint. i personally hate large phones. it reminds of the old brick phones back in the 80's and 90's.

its not too heavy cause its replacing the LG rumor touch. the Rumor is heavy for its size so it kinda made this new phone feel l...

Sep 15, 2011, 1:49 PM
over in the "Review: Samsung Epic 4G Touch" discussion:


You really think so? Played with one this morning & it feels like its a feather compared to my EVOs I've had.
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Sep 17, 2011, 12:22 AM
over in the "Review: Samsung Epic 4G Touch" discussion:

Signal quality

Signal & phone call quality is my priority. How does this phone compare to the Motorola Photon 4g, which you said was the best 3g phone you've ever tested on Sprint's network?

Sep 2, 2011, 9:26 AM

usb host....

will this be able for someone to somehow develop a way to run usb cd players for different purposes, like maybe someone creating an app that could load .exe files, or stuff like that...

would love to play starcraft on my phone 😎
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