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Shark Bait
01-04-2010, 08:05 PM
Does anyone know any more about this (http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/01/04/google.nexus.phone/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn)? Or maybe our rich Uncle knows. Says it's better than a Droid :)

chtucker
01-04-2010, 08:09 PM
When will verizon get with the program????????????!!

RockRunner
01-04-2010, 09:16 PM
Cool phone but not $500 worth to me. Verizon always seems to be slower and behind the times, sort of like Toyota. Toyota can pull so much more HP out of their vehicles but they build strong and to last.

Would be good if they make it an unlocked phone, work will pay my bill but only if I use Verizon.

Hulk
01-04-2010, 09:59 PM
Sounds interesting. I bought the Droid a week ago and am loving it. I wonder how they can improve it.

TIMZTOY
01-04-2010, 10:00 PM
ill stick with my iphone thanks.. why get a "new" phone thats going to have problems because its new.. everyone is trying to "kill" the iphone, well why not just buy the iphone its aparentlly leading the busniess.. why would you willingly buy the second best anything ? and there are also over 1,000,000 apps available for the iphone.. yes over a million

Shark Bait
01-04-2010, 10:38 PM
Sounds interesting. I bought the Droid a week ago and am loving it. I wonder how they can improve it.

I've been more intrigued with the Droid since you mentioned you bought one. Somewhere (and I can't find it at the moment) I saw an article about the Best Inventions of 2009, and they listed the Droid car mount and multi media home docking station. I did just find a forum (http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/13423-moto-droid-accessory-unboxing-video.html) that discusses the accessories.

ElliottB
01-04-2010, 10:44 PM
I'm with Tim, the iphone is awesome and very user friendly. The droid is bulkier and it's operating system is rubbish. I have had verizon for nearly 5 years now and have had REALLY good service and am pleased with everything except for the crappy selection of phones. AT&T's contract with apple is out as of this year and there has been a lot of talk of Verizon getting the iphone.

We'll see.

calphi27
01-04-2010, 11:01 PM
I would have an iphone, but I abhor at&t. I have been waiting for this phone, and might pick one up.

Uncle Ben
01-04-2010, 11:12 PM
I'm with Tim, the iphone is awesome and very user friendly. The droid is bulkier and it's operating system is rubbish. I have had verizon for nearly 5 years now and have had REALLY good service and am pleased with everything except for the crappy selection of phones. AT&T's contract with apple is out as of this year and there has been a lot of talk of Verizon getting the iphone.

We'll see.

I am with this statement all the way! AT&T has been a deal breaker for me and an Iphone. Rather stretch a string between 2 soup cans! :rant:

Hulk
01-04-2010, 11:58 PM
Somewhere (and I can't find it at the moment) I saw an article about the Best Inventions of 2009, and they listed the Droid car mount and multi media home docking station. I did just find a forum (http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/13423-moto-droid-accessory-unboxing-video.html) that discusses the accessories.

The car mount is killer -- it turns the phone into a full GPS unit with voice navigation. I didn't buy the multi media dock, but I will have to read up to see if I should.

Another cool app is the bar code scanner (using the camera). Here's how it works: You're in Best Buy and you see a Blu-Ray player that you want to buy. You think, "I wonder if the price is good." You whip out your phone, scan the bar code, and instantly do an Internet search to compare prices.

corsair23
01-05-2010, 12:12 AM
I am with this statement all the way! AT&T has been a deal breaker for me and an Iphone. Rather stretch a string between 2 soup cans! :rant:

My prediction is that some day in the future AT&T will once again own all telecommunications, and Judge Green's great-grandson will come through and break it back up into smaller companies again :hill:

A co-worker sent this to me today:


AT&T asks FCC to set date to scrap old phone system
By Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc told U.S. telecomshttps://mail.qwest.com/owa/attachment.ashx?id=RgAAAAC%2finUbf5jrRrCZuPv1ZWiJBwCGggcevFhzRaKDHNRXPLofAAAAAOQWAADiG7gnwlfQQZmezMGhpg37AAXviP9kAAAJ&attcnt=1&attid0=EAADS0Ewj4UuRa95qaFI8uZa (https://mail.qwest.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=df936e282eba4becb60d2b761db14616&URL=http%3a%2f%2fcad.digitalmedianet.com%2farticles%2fviewarticle.jsp%3ftype%3dnews%26id%3d943413%23%23) regulators that it should set plans for phasing out older telephone networks if the government (https://mail.qwest.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=df936e282eba4becb60d2b761db14616&URL=http%3a%2f%2fcad.digitalmedianet.com%2farticles%2fviewarticle.jsp%3ftype%3dnews%26id%3d943413%23%23) wants to make high-speed Internet access available across the country.
AT&T, the original U.S. phone operator, described older voice-based "circuit switched" telephone systems and service as "relics of a by-gone era" in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (https://mail.qwest.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=df936e282eba4becb60d2b761db14616&URL=http%3a%2f%2fcad.digitalmedianet.com%2farticles%2fviewarticle.jsp%3ftype%3dnews%26id%3d943413%23%23) dated December 21.
It said that the government's goal of 100 percent broadband Internethttps://mail.qwest.com/owa/attachment.ashx?id=RgAAAAC%2finUbf5jrRrCZuPv1ZWiJBwCGggcevFhzRaKDHNRXPLofAAAAAOQWAADiG7gnwlfQQZmezMGhpg37AAXviP9kAAAJ&attcnt=1&attid0=EAADS0Ewj4UuRa95qaFI8uZa (https://mail.qwest.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=df936e282eba4becb60d2b761db14616&URL=http%3a%2f%2fcad.digitalmedianet.com%2farticles%2fviewarticle.jsp%3ftype%3dnews%26id%3d943413%23%23) access is in reach only if resources are moved away from "plain-old telephone service", known in the industry as POTS and the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
Otherwise "Congress's goal of universal access to broadband (https://mail.qwest.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=df936e282eba4becb60d2b761db14616&URL=http%3a%2f%2fcad.digitalmedianet.com%2farticles%2fviewarticle.jsp%3ftype%3dnews%26id%3d943413%23%23) will not be met in a timely or efficient manner if providers are forced to continue to invest (https://mail.qwest.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=df936e282eba4becb60d2b761db14616&URL=http%3a%2f%2fcad.digitalmedianet.com%2farticles%2fviewarticle.jsp%3ftype%3dnews%26id%3d943413%23%23) in and to maintain two networks," AT&T said in the filing.
"Due to technological advances, changes in consumer preference, and market forces, the question is when, not if, POTS service and the PSTN over which it is provided will become obsolete," AT&T said.
More than 90 percent of the population has access to broadband, according to AT&T the country's biggest operator with expected 2009 revenue of about $123 billion. It said that phone companies (https://mail.qwest.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=df936e282eba4becb60d2b761db14616&URL=http%3a%2f%2fcad.digitalmedianet.com%2farticles%2fviewarticle.jsp%3ftype%3dnews%26id%3d943413%23%23) will continue to work to cover the rest of the country, but will need some encouragement from regulators.
AT&T was created in the late 19th century to build a communications network that would stretch across the United States, and became the dominant U.S. phone company (https://mail.qwest.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=df936e282eba4becb60d2b761db14616&URL=http%3a%2f%2fcad.digitalmedianet.com%2farticles%2fviewarticle.jsp%3ftype%3dnews%26id%3d943413%23%23).
It has gone through multiple changes since then, including a breakup in the 1980s, but remains the largest U.S. telephone company by revenue.

Air Randy
01-05-2010, 08:38 AM
For all of you Verizon bashers: They are the largest mobile phone service provider in North America in terms of number of subscribers, total revenue generated and overall profitability. They also have the highest customer satisfaction scores based on coverage, overall network performance and customer support. So, they may not be perfect for everyone but they must be doing something right.

The Google phone will have a slightly newer operating system than the Droid and a few unique apps that Google held back from the Droid to help make their product launch unique. Other than that the big deal with GP is it is unlocked so it can be used on any North American network using CDMA architecture (T-Mobile for example is GSM based). As the article says, the downside with this is no one carrier will subsidize the handset cost so Google will have to come up with a marketing plan to address that.

There are also plans for it to become a multi-band phone at some time in the future. This could allow it to work on the NA CDMA systems, NA GSM frequencies and the ROTW GSM frequencies. This would make it a true "World" phone.

Being in the cellular phone business, I can tell you that no company I am aware of is interested in "killing" the iPhone. We want to provide products to compete with it so people have a choice but it's too good for business to eliminate it. The iPhone has spurred a whole new round of people replacing their current phones. This benefits all the handset makers and all models of phones.

As big a deal as everyone likes to make out of iPhone, it is still a very small niche product in terms of overall handset sales. Motorola had the big hit RAZR product a few years back, still sell a lot of them today and Apple would have to sell 50 times as many iPhones as sold to date to come close to equaling that number. Now you have everyone and their brother coming out with products that do more and will sell for less than the iPhone. In the end I believe the iPhone will end up just like Apple computers: They will continue to be owned and treasured by a small but dedicated band of Apple loyalists whereas the vast majority of smart phone users will use everything else (just like the Microsoft PC's). Over time, the SW code writers will shift their focus towards the volume market and the apps advantage will shift to the non-Apple OS based phones.

Shark Bait
01-05-2010, 10:00 AM
OK. So, iPhone, Droid, GP? What's the best choice?

FJBRADY
01-05-2010, 10:02 AM
I got an iphone and I dig it.

subzali
01-05-2010, 11:57 AM
You guys are crazy. Last year I finally upgraded to a phone with a color screen and can take pictures.

subzali
01-05-2010, 12:12 PM
ill stick with my iphone thanks.. why get a "new" phone thats going to have problems because its new.. everyone is trying to "kill" the iphone, well why not just buy the iphone its aparentlly leading the busniess.. why would you willingly buy the second best anything ? and there are also over 1,000,000 apps available for the iphone.. yes over a million

Capitalist Market Economics. Somebody comes up with something that works everybody wants their share of the market. From the consumer point of view, I think a lot of people think that the new item will work better, faster, whatever is important to them, and they assume customer service will be good if something does happen. Plus they've "got" to have the "newest thing out there." Meh. To each their own.

Hulk
01-05-2010, 12:28 PM
The Google phone will have a slightly newer operating system than the Droid and a few unique apps that Google held back from the Droid to help make their product launch unique.

When I bought my Droid last week, the Verizon people said that it has the latest version of the OS and would continue to be updated to the latest version, based on Verizon's agreement with Google. Not true? :(

As big a deal as everyone likes to make out of iPhone, it is still a very small niche product in terms of overall handset sales. Motorola had the big hit RAZR product a few years back, still sell a lot of them today and Apple would have to sell 50 times as many iPhones as sold to date to come close to equaling that number. Now you have everyone and their brother coming out with products that do more and will sell for less than the iPhone. In the end I believe the iPhone will end up just like Apple computers: They will continue to be owned and treasured by a small but dedicated band of Apple loyalists whereas the vast majority of smart phone users will use everything else (just like the Microsoft PC's).

The appeal of the iPhone extends far beyond the Mac crowd. My wife (who has never used a Mac) has had an iPhone for about 1.5 years, and it is way cool. I've been jealous. However, I couldn't see leaving Verizon for AT&T -- the service is too poor with AT&T. I'm glad that the Droid came out so I could get some of the same iPhone functionality in a phone from Verizon.

nuclearlemon
01-05-2010, 12:40 PM
iphone is a cool premise, but sloooowwww. the million apps doesn't mean squat to me because i don't even have a clue of what to look for and when i do search for something, unless i have the exact name, i have to search through a myriad of crap. at&t just plain sucks. they even have an app to report where there is no service....like at my parents house, just outside of los angeles.....:rolleyes:

that said, it is nicer than my motoq was, but my motoq was also five years old. just about anythign would be better. i do wish that i'd gone for the crackberry, or held out for a better phone than at&t/iphone. maybe it's just that mine is a lemon or something...i've actually had at&t's rep tell me i may have to take it to a store to be replaced because i've had soooo many issues.

Air Randy
01-05-2010, 02:24 PM
OK. So, iPhone, Droid, GP? What's the best choice?

I think Verizon has better coverage and higher 3G throughput nationwide compared to AT&T. They are also far ahead of the other network service providers as far as preparing to upgrade their network to LTE (4G).

With that in mind my advice would be:

If you need a new smartphone now I would go with Verizon/Droid. If you can wait, you may want to see what the Google phone offers and what kind of deals they will offer on them.

If AT&T network coverage is OK for you and you like the iPhone better, go that way.

Bottom line, I think everyone else will catch up with the iPhone very quickly and people should start making their purchase decision based on the throughput and coverage offered by the network provider along with their rate plan. Remember, today data use on the iPhone/Droids is basically flat monthly rate for all you can eat. In the very near future all of the carriers will start charging in some way shape or form for the amount of data bandwidth you use. Why? Because up/down loading large files on their networks uses up a disproportionate amount of the networks hardware resources (Base channels, switches, etc) versus voice traffic. This causes congestion and busy signals on the network and will cost them millions in infrastructure expansions to accomodate it.

A significant new feature on smart phones may be the ability for it to compress the data packets to minimize what you get charged for data useage.

Hulk
01-05-2010, 02:25 PM
maybe it's just that mine is a lemon or something...i've actually had at&t's rep tell me i may have to take it to a store to be replaced because i've had soooo many issues.

Unless you bought the AppleCare extended warranty, make sure you take your iPhone back in the first 12 months. My wife had hers die about 10 days before her 1 year anniversary of the phone purchase. Replacement was free. If it had been 11 days later, it would have been $250.

Air Randy
01-05-2010, 02:51 PM
The appeal of the iPhone extends far beyond the Mac crowd.

I didn't say it would appeal only to Mac fans, I said it will eventually become more of a cult device supported by loyalists (like what happened to the MAC computers) because the vast majority of people will be using other brands of smart phones (MS based PC's in this analogy).

I think Ige's experience supports what I'm talking about: An iPhone or any other smartphone is just a boat anchor if you don't have good coverage and high enough throughput. These are 2 distinctly different areas too. Just because you have a strong signal (coverage) doesn't mean you have good data throughput. Many of the carriers have an incredibly TINY coverage footprint for 3G level data performance. The rest of the time you are getting data service but on 2G or 2.5G infrastructure only. 2G data is the equivalent of land-line dial up service, 2.5G is roughly equal to DSL type performance and 3G is like low end broadband. If you are in a poor RF coverage area or are on a site that is suffering congestion (see my previous note) you will also suffer degraded data performance.

True high speed mobile broadband is only available currently from Clearwire/Sprint and requires a WiMAX equipped device (PC's, etc no handsets yet). Thats why it's important that Verizon is far ahead of the other5 carriers preparing to deploy LTE in the 700 MHz band. It will provide throughput equal too or better than WiMAX/HSBB and they will have handsets that can utilize it. It may be 2-3 years before you see that commercially available but it is definitely coming.

Hulk-I'm sure they will keep you updated to the latest OS, but that doesn't mean that the GP's won't get it 90-120 days earlier than the rest of the world. They have to do something to differentiae their phone.

nuclearlemon
01-05-2010, 03:09 PM
Unless you bought the AppleCare extended warranty, make sure you take your iPhone back in the first 12 months. My wife had hers die about 10 days before her 1 year anniversary of the phone purchase. Replacement was free. If it had been 11 days later, it would have been $250.

i bought the extended warranty

DaveInDenver
01-05-2010, 03:20 PM
I think Verizon has better coverage and higher 3G throughput nationwide compared to AT&T. They are also far ahead of the other network service providers as far as preparing to upgrade their network to LTE (4G).
AT&T is generally the faster 3G network. Verizon likes to point out that AT&T's HSDPA coverage is worse than Verizon's total data coverage. That is true, but when you include EDGE (which is admittedly really more like 2.75G) the AT&T data coverage is much closer to Verizon overall. I haven't seen a recent coverage comparison of Verizon EV-DO to AT&T HSDPA, which is really the apples-to-apples comparison.

Informal speed test done by Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5428343/our-2009-12+city-3g-data-mega-test-att-won

DaveInDenver
01-05-2010, 03:34 PM
True high speed mobile broadband is only available currently from Clearwire/Sprint and requires a WiMAX equipped device (PC's, etc no handsets yet). Thats why it's important that Verizon is far ahead of the other5 carriers preparing to deploy LTE in the 700 MHz band. It will provide throughput equal too or better than WiMAX/HSBB and they will have handsets that can utilize it. It may be 2-3 years before you see that commercially available but it is definitely coming.
I think the LTE transition is key. If you believe the buzz there will be a 4G iPhone very soon (Macworld is Feb...), which happens to align with the AT&T exclusivity sunset. The iPhone's only real glaring future exclusion is no EV-DO and so even if they all suddenly stopped being tied to AT&T it wouldn't matter because they can't access Verizon's highest speed infrastructure. If Apple choses LTE for the 4G iPhone coupled with Verizon's clout could mean WiMax missed the opportunity, even with the recent expansions by Sprint. It floundered too long IMO and missed the boat. I don't really think Apple will ever sell a commodity phone, either AT&T figures out a way to LTE or Verizon gets the iPhone in 2011 I think. The question is what about all the 2G and 3G iPhones with AT&T.

Air Randy
01-05-2010, 04:17 PM
EV-DO is old technology and really isn't a factor going forward once LTE is deployed large scale.

WiMAX was never intended to be a direct competitor to LTE as it works much better for stationary and nomadic wireless broadband applications than it does for full mobility. Thats why Clearwire is targetting the home user with a desk top wireless modem and a card for PC's to be used in nomadic applications. They will eventually have full mobility products but it will be a secondary offering for existing customers.

The LTE carriers will target full mobility devices first with stationary/nomadic devices as secondary offerings assuming their licenses allow it.

calphi27
01-05-2010, 04:38 PM
Just ordered the nexus one. Ships overnight for free. Should get it tomorrow or thurs.

Shark Bait
01-05-2010, 06:50 PM
I think Verizon has better coverage and higher 3G throughput nationwide compared to AT&T. They are also far ahead of the other network service providers as far as preparing to upgrade their network to LTE (4G).

With that in mind my advice would be:

If you need a new smartphone now I would go with Verizon/Droid. If you can wait, you may want to see what the Google phone offers and what kind of deals they will offer on them.

If AT&T network coverage is OK for you and you like the iPhone better, go that way.

Bottom line, I think everyone else will catch up with the iPhone very quickly and people should start making their purchase decision based on the throughput and coverage offered by the network provider along with their rate plan. Remember, today data use on the iPhone/Droids is basically flat monthly rate for all you can eat. In the very near future all of the carriers will start charging in some way shape or form for the amount of data bandwidth you use. Why? Because up/down loading large files on their networks uses up a disproportionate amount of the networks hardware resources (Base channels, switches, etc) versus voice traffic. This causes congestion and busy signals on the network and will cost them millions in infrastructure expansions to accomodate it.

A significant new feature on smart phones may be the ability for it to compress the data packets to minimize what you get charged for data useage.

I've been with Verizon for quite a while and am very happy with the coverage and the data throughput I get. My company only supports Blackberry, which so far I can live with. I have an iPod touch which runs many if not all of the apps an iPhone does, and sometimes I wish it was a phone. The buzz about the Droid and Nexus kind of draws me in. The GPS capabilities, especially with the car mount make it seem kind of attractive because then I don't need my Nuvi and would have one device that does it all. My dilemma is that some day my Blackberry Pearl is going to quit on me and they have end of lifed it, so I doub't I'll get another one to replace it. I don't like the bigger Blackberrys. So, some day soon it will be decision time. :eek:

DaveInDenver
01-05-2010, 07:02 PM
The GPS capabilities, especially with the car mount make it seem kind of attractive because then I don't need my Nuvi and would have one device that does it all.
I dunno how it fits in but there's a Tom-Tom setup for the iPhone and iPod Touch. I know next to nothing about the user end of GPS (yes, we still don't have a GPS receiver). Now if you want to know anything about the autocorrelation used on the vehicle PRN codes or the composite CDMA BPSK modulation between P(Y) and C/A signals work, I'm your man. But what the heck a Garmin does that a Tom-Tom does not, no idea.

http://iphone.tomtom.com/

http://iphone.tomtom.com/typo3temp/pics/7aba3f2329.jpg

Shark Bait
01-05-2010, 08:19 PM
Along the same lines, here is a good article from cnet (http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10425935-94.html) discussing Google's long term plans.

TIMZTOY
01-05-2010, 08:29 PM
I'm with Tim, the iphone is awesome and very user friendly. The droid is bulkier and it's operating system is rubbish. I have had verizon for nearly 5 years now and have had REALLY good service and am pleased with everything except for the crappy selection of phones. AT&T's contract with apple is out as of this year and there has been a lot of talk of Verizon getting the iphone.

We'll see.

i perfer version as well.. the only reason i left version is to get the iphone.. if version gets the iphone i might just have to switch back

i have also never really had any issue with my "3g" coverage.. but when i was with version. i must say that my service was covered better,, when i was in the back woods of Missouri. than sprint and at&t but ive never had any issues with at&t since the iphone... the Main reasion i bought the iphone was for the IPOD most people forget that you are buying a 8g, 16g or 32g ipod that makes phone calls and surfs the net... not just a phone that does cool stuff with mp3.... lol mp3 what a joke...

Hulk
01-05-2010, 10:33 PM
Just ordered the nexus one. Ships overnight for free. Should get it tomorrow or thurs.

Cool. Love to see how it compares to my Droid. :)

Red_Chili
01-06-2010, 07:45 AM
I dunno how it fits in but there's a Tom-Tom setup for the iPhone and iPod Touch. I know next to nothing about the user end of GPS (yes, we still don't have a GPS receiver).

I'm surprised, Dave!
You know 'they' can track you with that... ssshhhh!
16468

More info (http://zapatopi.net/afdb/)

DaveInDenver
01-06-2010, 08:25 AM
I'm surprised, Dave!
Just don't see the need for it. Shrug. I'd rather spend the money on silly stuff like food and gasoline to actually go places.

leiniesred
01-06-2010, 10:15 AM
DougDad's Iphone has been on T-mobile for about 1 year now. *shrugs*
He likes it. He uses it for phone and e-mail mostly.

My work assigned Blackberry 9700 is no iphone, but it can do most of the same stuff.

Tonight I'll use it as a tethered wireless connection for my laptop so I can VPN into work and kick off a software roll-out project from the club meeting, my truck, or the bar.
Telephone calls
GPS for geocaching (Darkstar)
GPS for NUVI-esk directions (Google Maps)
E-mail (blackberry)
Web Browser (Opera Mini)
MP3 player
Movie player (I rip things I own with HANDBRAKE on my iMac.)
e-book reader (MobiPocketReader)
low quality pictures
low quality video recording
4GB removable storage (moving files around via sneakernet)

I Wish I could VPN in and remote desktop to windoze (sic) computers directly on it. I could do that back with windoze mobile OS.

Nay
01-06-2010, 10:56 AM
AT&T figures out a way to LTE or Verizon gets the iPhone in 2011 I think.

This assumes Verizon wants the iPhone. Remember, the iPhone comes with Apple, and Apple wants to control the customer to the extent possible with the carrier just being the transport. Apple does not want to be a phone provider to anybody.

And so this is exactly what the big phone companies don't want: to be commoditized as a network provider, and is why they are all moving further into product/content and away from a pure services game.

I am a Mac user but since I work for Verizon (not Wireless) and I get an employee discount I am not going anywhere now - I'd love to see Verizon get the iPhone though, simply for how easily it will integrate into the rest of my technology platform.

Notice that this is an Apple statement, not a "wireless" statement, exactly as Apple intends it to be. But I don't think the iPhone is going anywhere unless people are more agnostic to their carrier than their device (I don't hear that on this thread and it is not how AT&T and VzW market for sure).

PabloCruise
01-06-2010, 03:16 PM
The car mount is killer -- it turns the phone into a full GPS unit with voice navigation. I didn't buy the multi media dock, but I will have to read up to see if I should.

Another cool app is the bar code scanner (using the camera). Here's how it works: You're in Best Buy and you see a Blu-Ray player that you want to buy. You think, "I wonder if the price is good." You whip out your phone, scan the bar code, and instantly do an Internet search to compare prices.

Wow, marketer's dream! Suddenly I know where Matt is, what stores he goes into, what products he looks at, and what advertising I can serve up to him!

Beautiful!

calphi27
01-07-2010, 06:01 PM
Typing from the phone now. This will take some getting used to. Phone is killerso far.

Red_Chili
01-12-2010, 10:11 AM
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/01/11/nexusone-customers-complain-of-lack-of-customer-service/

Oh... you wanted CUSTOMER SERVICE TOO???!?

:lmao:
Way too easy for technologists to think the solution is always technology. To a hammer everything is a nail. Sometimes it is... but one way or the other you actually have to do customer service too.

calphi27
01-12-2010, 12:06 PM
I have had 0 issues so far. I have played with my brother's iphone, and this phone runs faster; he has the 3gs. The internet is surprisingly fast and overall, I like the phone a lot. The back button is a nice feature too. Everything is intuitive on it and is easy to figure out.

Hulk
01-12-2010, 04:16 PM
Engadget reviewed the Nexus One (http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/04/nexus-one-review/) and liked it a lot. Overall, they thought it was pretty similar to the Droid. I'm super happy with my Droid and keep discovering new features and apps.

Uncle Ben
01-12-2010, 04:56 PM
Engadget reviewed the Nexus One (http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/04/nexus-one-review/) and liked it a lot. Overall, they thought it was pretty similar to the Droid. I'm super happy with my Droid and keep discovering new features and apps.

The Droid is very cool! I would have one if they were smaller than a laptop! ;) :lmao:

corsair23
01-12-2010, 05:14 PM
The Droid is very cool! I would have one if they were smaller than a laptop! ;) :lmao:

Didn't seem that big to me :confused:

But is was sort of scaring Cindi and I during the meeting...Apparently whenever Matt set it down it got lonely and would cry out "Droid" every so often in that odd computer voice :hill:

Shark Bait
01-12-2010, 06:52 PM
Didn't seem that big to me :confused:

But is was sort of scaring Cindi and I during the meeting...Apparently whenever Matt set it down it got lonely and would cry out "Droid" every so often in that odd computer voice :hill:

That's just his ring tone, isn't it? :eek:

ElliottB
01-12-2010, 07:41 PM
I must admit, I'm impressed by the nexus one.

Shark Bait
01-12-2010, 08:56 PM
Saw this (http://lifehacker.com/5446107/unlock-and-root-a-nexus-one?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher) article on Lifehacker. Pretty cool for you Nexus One owners.