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@Haloruler64 STOCK ANDROID??? WHAAAAT??? I might have to get THREE of these then! One to carry around in the car with me, one for my sister and one to seduce my poor, misguided, Apple loving wife! ☺
1 year, 5 months ago on HP Slate 7 Delayed Two Months, Available June
As a gift to a non power user, yes. I'm interested.
So..... HTC FINALLY comes with another TRUE SUPERPHONE and its going to Verizon, of all places....
HTC, are you even TRYING to stay afloat?
I can imagine that there's a strong possibility that releasing a noteworthy device on such a large carrier might generate some significant sales, but I don't really think this is where the gadget geeks and phone nerds that make devices legendary are hangin' out.
I dunno... I could be very wrong. Wouldn't be the first time and won't be the last.
1 year, 10 months ago on Clearer Image Of DROID DNA With Verizon Branding Leaked
The TRULY sad part is that lots of SONY wh-- fans are going to buy into this. I know a few of them. It seems that they'll forego having the best device they can get for their money just to see that SONY logo on another device around the house. Logic to the wind. Its about adding another SONY branded device to the collection.
2 years ago on Sony Not Competing With Tablet Pricing, Going For High End
I said it once, I'll say it again. Stupid as BEAN-DUST!!!
As I peruse all the replies, I'm reminded why I like Android so much. Even now devices are being manufactured with screens in the 3.5" range all the way up to more than 5"! There are unfortunate side effects of such handset proliferation but, in contrast, there's a rich developer community picking up where OEMs either decide to or have to drop off. The depth, breadth and dynamism of the Android community, as a whole, simply cannot be matched! I love being a part of it.
2 years ago on Poll: What's your ideal screen size for a smartphone?
I've got really long fingers and really poor vision so I can always appreciate a device that my fingers don't wrap completely around and a screen that doesn't force me to reach for my glasses or contacts. My last phone was 4.3" and was okay, but not ideal. I've been handling the GS3 and E4GLTE a lot over the past few weeks in preparation for my upgrade. Both are quite nice in the screen size area so, for myself, 4.7 to 5 inches is the ideal. At 5" we'd need to be talking about something with the fabled "no bezel" so the device doesn't feel peculiar in hand. Anything beyond five inches, you might as well consider a tablet, in my opinion. Not that there's anything wrong with a phone of greater than 5", but I don't like the term phablet. Call it one or the other.
A lot of people seem to want to see a Motorola Nexus phone. My understanding is that Motorola builds good quality hardware. I'd love to give them a try if they can not include any bumps, protrusions, sharp pointy corners or other Moto-weirdness.
2 years, 2 months ago on Poll: Which Manufacturer Would You Choose To Produce The Next Nexus Phone?
This so called war has been ridiculous from the start bit the court not having Samsung due process is just a damned shame.
2 years, 2 months ago on Apple Vs. Samsung Patent War Continues, Judge Says That This Is "Ridiculous"
As of ICS and especially Jellybean, I've been hungry for the "vanilla" Android experience, but as long as it requires one of SAMSUNG' S chintzy feeling, plasticky devices, I'll continue to tolerate a custom UI or keep hoping for a custom ROM for a more tolerable device.
Jellybean appears to be almost everything I've hoped for from Android so, yes its very exciting news, but I'm getting rid of my GS2 and returning to an HTC device on August 1, so...
2 years, 2 months ago on Samsung Said To Be Testing Jelly Bean On The Galaxy S III, Arriving As Soon As Next Month?
I'd love to say something positive and constructive about this development but fate and frustration have brought me to a place from which I simply cannot. I'm so frustrated with Sprint and HTC right now that I'd like to drop them both but this is real life and Sprint has the plan that works for me right now and HTC has the phone whose build quality, physical attributes and software features suit my needs, so come August 1st, I'll be trading in the GS2 EPIC 4G TOUCH ( already officially ICS enabled ) that replaced my EVO 3D, moving on to the next HTC flagship and looking forward to a protracted and infuriating wait for even the most incremental of updates.... again.... Congrats to my brethren who will be enjoying this grotesquely overdue update. At least it will arrive before Sprint's current HTC flagship is two versions ahead of you.
2 years, 2 months ago on ICS Will Roll Out To The Sprint HTC EVO 3D And EVO Design 4G By Early August
Sure. I'd use a magnetic cover. I like to keep my high tech... stuff... in good condition so I always protect it. it would be convenient to have a cover that serves at least two useful purposes.
2 years, 2 months ago on Nexus 7 Supports Magnetic Smart Covers, Can Somebody Say "Patent Lawsuit"?
I'm going to an EVO 4G LTE next month. it will NEED Jelly-bean. I hate to break warranty, but for this experience, I will.
I hope a Jelly-bean ROM becomes available for it soon. God knows I'll be a grandfather by the time it happens, if I wait on HTC to do anything.
2 years, 2 months ago on A Week With Jelly Bean: An In-Depth Review Of Android 4.1 As A Daily Driver
STOP THAT! You're getting me all worked up about it! LOL.
It's just a tablet! I shouldn't be so excited and anxious. I know that better devices will come...
...but, for now, I think this is the one.
2 years, 2 months ago on First Custom Roms for the Google Nexus 7
@Brooks Barnard - Truly...
2 years, 2 months ago on Special Edition Nexus 7s Already Hitting Ebay, Ending Soon
I'm not into white devices. I'd almost swear that I got a case of Irritable Bowel Syndrome when I had to buy my wife a white iPhone 4S... Ughh!!!
@Brooks Barnard - It'll be my first tablet too.
2 years, 2 months ago on One Click Root Tool for the Google Nexus 7
@Brooks Barnard - Not at all, sir. Thank YOU for reporting and making this tablet that much more compelling.
*sexier, more capable handset....
@Brooks Barnard - I TOTALLY understand. I REALLY don't want to pass up the upgrade, especially since my phone ( EVO 3D ) was kind of a dog from the word GO. I'm absolutely fiending for a secure more capable handset, but after some thought, I've realized that I'm doing the overwhelming majority of my interneting and computing on my phone rather than my PC and, much as I just don't dig this handset, I'd want a better form factor for the hours of media consumption, reading and video chatting that I regularly do.
I'm apprehensive, but I think I'm gonna give it a try.
Besides, there are features in Jelly-bean that I've been dreaming about but still won't get on my non-rooted handset, even after I get the impending ICS update.
Going from 4.3 inches to 7 inches of Jelly-bean goodness is an exciting prospect for me right now.
I'm still on the fence about getting the tablet, much less rooting it, but I think I might skip my upcoming phone upgrade and get the tablet instead. I think I can put up with an old phone if i can toss it aside for something mire interesting when I get home each day.
Boy, theyve got their hands full trying to compete with Samsung and LG!
2 years, 2 months ago on Pantech Announces New 5-inch LTE Phone Designed With Koreans In Mind
@kanoneyez - TRULY it would! I'd almost PAY to watch that happen.
2 years, 2 months ago on Samsung Appeals Galaxy Nexus Ban, Wants A Fair Fight