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iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mussel, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's MS. They are in it for the long term. No way they simply give up on the platform like HP did with WebOS. I see WP eventually becoming a solid 3rd place in the market and that's not a bad place to be sales wise.
     
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    I am more than happy to have a larger screen size, but they need to figure out how to do so without increasing the size of the actual phone. Some of those android phones are ridiculous - how would I fit them in my tight jeans??
     
  3. Trompe le Monde

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    often times the solutions just present themselves to the problem...
     
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    I'm going to try out the HTC One X as soon as AT&T has it on the floor. 312 ppi on a 4.7" screen. I have to see what that looks like.

    I probably won't make a decision on a new phone until I see the next iPhone, but man am I jonesing for something new. I can't believe John Gruber doesn't think LTE is a 'slam dunk' for the next iPhone. At this point it has to have it and I have no doubt that it will.

    HTC One X.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Trompe le Monde

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    nice to see the android phone design getting better and better -- soft keys, maximized real estate, etc
     
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    I am too bought into Apple's ecosystem. Media and apps. Would make it hard to switch.

    Also, I find it hard to believe Apple won't go LTE. The fact that the iPad has it means that it needs to come to the iPhone next.
     
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    My fear of leaving the iPhone is the podcast integration. I know there are several solid Android podcast apps, but I'd have to know I can easily grab everything I currently listen to and know it holds my place, etc, like the iPod app does. Also to my knowledge there are no 64 GB Android phones. (My collection is 50 GBs + and I'd prefer to have it on me at all times.)

    I don't fear the apps situation as much. I've only paid for 2 apps in my 3+ years with my iPhone. Shazam Encore (available on Android) and Echofon without ads. (No Echofon for Android to date but countless other Twitter apps.)
     
  8. Trompe le Monde

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    many android phones are expandable via microSD
     
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    I have paid for many apps over the years. Surprised you only own two that you spend money on. Lots of apps are cheap and can be had for a buck or two. Money well spent to get all the features and no ads.
     
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    I've paid for Doodle Jump, that's about it.

    But I've spent about 30 bucks on Gun Bros and Blood & Glory IAPs, combined, probably.

    Has Google effectively monetized their appstore yet? Must suck to pay 4-5 dollars for an app that's 99c on iOS. Not to mention entering CC info on every single purchase.
     
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    Meh. Ads almost never bother me. I only bought Echofon after using it for over a year because I use it throughout the day and sometimes would accidentally tap an ad. Shazam I paid for because the free version limits the number of tags.
     
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    what" ive never had to reenter my CC info. also, not only are apps purchaseable through google , but also thorugh amazon app store... which is also big on cloud and syncing... extremely very easy process....

    and since google switched their services to the "play" them -- play music, play books, play movies, they've integrated the whole browing-buying-owning experience of all media up to itunes standards
     
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    Did you see that report on The Verge about the negative effect of ads on battery life?
     
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    Good, last I payed attention, they were having trouble in that area.
     
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    I did. And I believe it. But battery life has never been an issue for me in the first place with the iPhone, so it's not going to be a selling factor.
     
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    Google Play is impressive.
     
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    I didn't see any difference when they changed the name, It's very much the same apps and games from when it was called Google Market. I can't see any movies, e-books or music on there. I download music directly from Google, got nothing to do with Play though.
     
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  18. Trompe le Monde

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    media content delivery changes from country to country
     
  19. NorCal

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    Marketing. Hype. BS. Pick your poison.
     
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    Ads never bother me either, Anyway they only appear when the phone is online and connected to the internet with WiFi, most of the time it isn't
     

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