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Old 06-25-2010, 08:56 AM   #2001
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Honestly? Yeah, $530 is a lot of dough, but the piece of mind that comes from out right owning your phone is so worth it, and so is the amount of leverage it gives you on rates and plans.

I actually pay less money off-contract with T-Mobile than I would if I'd cheaped out on the phone and got one on contract "discount".
It's true. T-Mobile's plan with unlimited data, texting, and 500 minutes is $80 subsidized, $60 unsubsidized. That means you're saving $240/year, or $480 over two years, compared to the $350 you save on the phone. Plus you can leave at any time.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:57 PM   #2002
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In froyo news...

From sprint's twitter page:
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"HTC EVO will be updated to Android 2.2; Samsung Moment & HTC Hero will not. Future devices launching w/ 2.1 will be also be updated to 2.2."
And for VZ folks, a "reliable source" has this to say about the Droid line up.


I wish Samsung came out with such a reassurance they won't abandon the Captivate/Vibrant/Galaxy S.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:18 PM   #2003
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Woah, are you a Android spam bot? If so that's awesome.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:50 PM   #2004
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Woah, are you a Android spam bot? If so that's awesome.
Look at us sharing thoughts.

Also until Hulu is available, no device runs flash all that great. I do wonder about all those people with bootleg tv websites. But that's too much for me.
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:42 AM   #2005
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In one of the forums, rumor is the Vibrant will be $450 without contract. Random poster said they spoke to a rep but who the fuck knows until it's official. I hate Sprint getting the Pro version with a slider but I heard it feels more plasticy than the standard version.




And when does the Kindle and BN apps finally launch? I'm at the point of FU amazon.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:14 AM   #2006
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That Wallpaper is horrid, almost designed to make the icons unreadable.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:42 AM   #2007
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That Wallpaper is horrid, almost designed to make the icons unreadable.
I'm willing to bet that's active wallpaper, so it's constantly moving. Icons will be very easy to see; the battery will be very quick to drain. I turned mine off after about a day.
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I think 4+ inches will be the new standard. Messing with my buddy's iPhone 4 yesterday...it was just way too small to comfortably type - and I had an iPhone for 6 months.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:04 AM   #2009
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In froyo news...

From sprint's twitter page:


And for VZ folks, a "reliable source" has this to say about the Droid line up.


I wish Samsung came out with such a reassurance they won't abandon the Captivate/Vibrant/Galaxy S.
Check it out...

http://galaxys.samsungmobile.com/mobile/index.html

http://www.crn.com/networking/225701...PSKHWATMY32JVN

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Old 06-28-2010, 09:19 AM   #2010
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I wish Samsung came out with such a reassurance they won't abandon the Captivate/Vibrant/Galaxy S.
Why not abandon it? Once they stop selling it, what's their incentive for spending the manpower on customizing Android for it?

One more tick in the Nexus One column. Since it runs the reference version of Android, no customization is necessary. It'll always get the newest updates, and always get them first.
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Why not abandon it? Once they stop selling it, what's their incentive for spending the manpower on customizing Android for it?

One more tick in the Nexus One column. Since it runs the reference version of Android, no customization is necessary. It'll always get the newest updates, and always get them first.
Cause then the people who did buy the device won't like Samsung or buy their products again.

I do have to say Google is advancing android at a what must seem like a retarded rate to phone makers. They can't even hype and get a 2.1 device out before Google runs on to the next them.
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That's because they're used to pushing out phones that are basically shit. Cheap white good phones they can just fire and forget, and go on to pumping out the next trendy doodad.
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I'm willing to bet that's active wallpaper, so it's constantly moving. Icons will be very easy to see; the battery will be very quick to drain. I turned mine off after about a day.
I don't want to say wrong, but in the beginning I shunned the active wallpaper. Funny thing though, a month or so ago I realized my battery life was still shit. Says it was the display like always but my brightness was on low. So I deleted email accounts, and all activity's and made it so it was as lame as a plan jane fresh start. Now I'm lasting just over 24 hours with a decent amount of use including music in the car and books in down time. Slowly, I've been adding things. One such thing was the Live wallpaper that comes with beautiful widgets. It's basically the weather in the background. I'm shocked to say but I'm still getting the same amount of life.

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I'd be all over it if it wasn't for the QWERTY.
You know why I you like Adam. You always goes against the grain. Like the opposite of popular opinion.

Also, you have a EVO 4G. I played with one of those last week. I don't really know how well this compares, but I wouldn't think much. Samsung has boasted once before about better screens with awesome battery life only for it to end up very meh.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:55 AM   #2014
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That's because they're used to pushing out phones that are basically shit. Cheap white good phones they can just fire and forget, and go on to pumping out the next trendy doodad.
NO... It's not just Samsung though.

Although can you really tell Motorola and Samsung apart!
Although they stepped they game up with the DROID lineup. Probably says more about Verizon than Motorola though. And HTC has always tried to some extent I suppose.
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I don't want to say wrong, but in the beginning I shunned the active wallpaper. Funny thing though, a month or so ago I realized my battery life was still shit. Says it was the display like always but my brightness was on low. So I deleted email accounts, and all activity's and made it so it was as lame as a plan jane fresh start. Now I'm lasting just over 24 hours with a decent amount of use including music in the car and books in down time. Slowly, I've been adding things. One such thing was the Live wallpaper that comes with beautiful widgets. It's basically the weather in the background. I'm shocked to say but I'm still getting the same amount of life.
Active wallpaper is included under Display in your battery usage. My battery life went WAY up when I turned it down.
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Active wallpaper is included under Display in your battery usage. My battery life went WAY up when I turned it down.
I know. In the beginning it worked a little. Maybe it's just this wallpaper. I don't have it set to animate at the highest level but the grass still sways and the rain still falls.<shrug>
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I don't want to say wrong, but in the beginning I shunned the active wallpaper. Funny thing though, a month or so ago I realized my battery life was still shit. Says it was the display like always but my brightness was on low. So I deleted email accounts, and all activity's and made it so it was as lame as a plan jane fresh start. Now I'm lasting just over 24 hours with a decent amount of use including music in the car and books in down time. Slowly, I've been adding things. One such thing was the Live wallpaper that comes with beautiful widgets. It's basically the weather in the background. I'm shocked to say but I'm still getting the same amount of life.
Active wallpaper is included under Display in your battery usage. My battery life went WAY up when I turned it down. I don't know what to tell you.
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I do have to say Google is advancing android at a what must seem like a retarded rate to phone makers. They can't even hype and get a 2.1 device out before Google runs on to the next them.
I think their rate is fantastic. Google is developing the OS, making it freely available to all of these phone makers and versioning it at such a rate not seen ever in the mobile phone market. There may be phone makers that are going to leave certain devices in the dust. It seems, though, Motorola is definitely not one of them. HTC and Samsung so far have been performing about even in the OS upgrade departments. The key for the manufactures is to create a device which doesn't take a lot to upgrade the OS on.

All of the Android phone manufacturers have free and open source access to Android 2.2. The only thing to hold back the upgrades as far as this OS is concerned are the device manufacturers. This is, quite frankly, unprecedented and absolutely fantastic.
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Did you just repost after I replied, I'm using it with no ill effects? O_o


Voodoo I don't hate evolution. Isn't the next version supposed to focus on making the OS easier to update?
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