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iPhone 4 Thread

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by ethics, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    An interesting response from Steve:

    LOL...he's basically ripping on places like San Fran that have far too many regulations in place to let wireless providers improve their network.
  2. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    OH NOOOOOOOOS.....Leon...don't touch or hold your phone in certain places either man. HTC, that evil and lame excuse of a company on American's worst possible network, even warns you. ;)

    View attachment htc_evo_ug.pdf

  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    They are selling in NYC!!!!! Including my wife and daughter!!!! Explain that! >}
  4. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Good taste? ;)
  5. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    LOL... Well, when you figure it out, let me know. Because I am baffled.

    Btw, three of my best friends who were all iPhone have all signed up for Droid X and VZ. I think there's a trend. Perhaps exclusive to NYC but still.
  6. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    What slowness? Looks fine to me:
  7. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    With 3 million units in just 3 weeks, I'd say that iPhone is the trend. :)

    All kidding aside, now that there are lots of options for smartphones I'm sure we'll now see network playing a much more important roll.
  8. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    It's all about data now. ALL data. Voice phone calls are going to be unlimited soon. Nationally, of course. Can't wait for international free calling. :)
  9. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Just saw this post over at PhoneSchoop and was pretty surprised: http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=6308

    Basically, Nokia of all people, is backing Apple about antenna interference in phones.

    [bl]However, Nokia concedes that, "In general, antenna performance of a mobile device/phone may be affected with a tight grip, depending on how the device is held." This statement coincides with points made by Apple CEO Steve Jobs about the iPhone 4's antenna performance issue. Jobs noted that antenna design is tricky, and all smartphones are subject to signal attenuation when held in certain ways. Nokia agrees with that assessment. [/bl]
  10. Arc

    Arc Full Member

    Sprint's national network sucks. However, in NYC, (I don't recall if it's just Manhattan or all but I think the latter), they are better than all networks except Verizon's and they are a strong second. AT&T sucks there though.
  11. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member


    Meanwhile RIM says this:

    "Apple's attempt to draw RIM into Apple's self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple's claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public's understanding of an antenna design issue and to deflect attention from Apple's difficult situation. RIM is a global leader in antenna design and has been successfully designing industry-leading wireless data products with efficient and effective radio performance for over 20 years. During that time, RIM has avoided designs like the one Apple used in the iPhone 4 and instead has used innovative designs which reduce the risk for dropped calls, especially in areas of lower coverage. One thing is for certain, RIM's customers don't need to use a case for their BlackBerry smartphone to maintain proper connectivity. Apple clearly made certain design decisions and it should take responsibility for these decisions rather than trying to draw RIM and others into a situation that relates specifically to Apple."

    - Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie



  12. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Oh please. BB's have always been notorious for poor phone quality. Great at data and email, but terrible for phone calls up until the last few years.

    Listening to RIM on phone call quality is like listening to Lindsey Lohan on sobriety.
  13. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Bear in mind, most don't purchase a Blackberry because of the phone features. It's always been marketed as a data device, and one that is very good at what it does. 
  14. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    No doubt, and I said they are good at data in my post.
  15. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    True. Mine for work doesn't even have phone capabilities.
  16. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member


    It's not even funny. ;)
  17. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member


    I've been called worse, by better. ;)
  18. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    You are though, you do agree? :)
  19. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Sure, if it makes you feel better fandroid boy. ;)
  20. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    LOL! I am not though. I am all about tech.

    Here's a good point here: http://gizmodo.com/5585072/you-are-not-your-phone

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