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  • Nokia (NOK) and AT&T (T) plan to begin selling the just-announced Lumia 920 and 820 on Nov. 2, sources tell TechRadar and The Verge. That's a few days after Microsoft's official launch date for Windows Phone 8. Yesterday, Verizon Wireless confirmed to the WSJ it will sell Nokia WP8 devices, but declined to provide specifics. Nokia, which sold off sharply following its phone announcements, hasn't provided any details about pricing or launch partners. [View news story]
    Eric your humor twist made sense except for the last line, thanks for the ironic laugh!

    I think you mean disappointed in the iPhone ha
    Sep 7, 2012. 11:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple May Lose The Smartphone War To Google [View article]
    Oh I forgot to ask, so given this flaw on your argument, please comment on whether your thesis is still accurate or revise, thanks?
    Sep 7, 2012. 11:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple May Lose The Smartphone War To Google [View article]
    That's because it's not true!

    Ed, I believe your notes of caution are spot on, even inside a five year window, but your thesis is flawed on this point, "You don't need a dedicated OS-run computer to fully use Android, unlike iOS which requires you to buy a Mac to fully use the iPhone and iPad's various features."

    There was the semblance of this back during the Me.com days but that's because full PC integration slowly developed between 2007-2010(?). But with iCloud now sync services are free to boot.

    iPhoto, iTunes, iCloud are all functional w a PC alone. Now to enable iCloud you must start w your Apple device, e.g., your iPhone, but you don't need other apple devices. Heck you can even find-my-iPad on your PC. Lastly you can sync Outlook to iCloud as well.

    So as far as productivity apps go I've shown that the major key features of the iPad and iPhone including sync services do not require Apples flagship professional computer which starts at $2,499 not $5,000!
    Sep 7, 2012. 11:12 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Should Take The $199 Chinese Smartphone Seriously [View article]
    Fat Banker wrote, "eap plastic screen and the fact that the operating system is not Apples and that it is clunky and the touch screen hardly works and of course will not link to iCloud or iTunes and does not interact with other devises automatically like Apple's seamlessly do. No wonder the wonderfully smart chinese would not touch these so called copies with a junk pole."

    When you look at the worst case scenario you describe it makes the alleged "premium" for an Apple product seem cheap in comparison.

    Even for a working OS, say Android, you still have OEMs cutting somewhere to make that slim 5% margin, fgrindle (below) hit it right, sub $480 either mean 0% margin, which translates to either cheap, clunky or no-integration with other devices.
    Sep 7, 2012. 02:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple's (AAPL) Internet radio plans: Apple's service will reportedly feature iAds and only work on iOS and Mac OS gear. However, Apple is also said to be interested in offering "a greater degree of interactivity" than what Pandora and other Internet radio providers can support, should studios allow it to. Mobile streaming now makes up over 70% of Pandora's (P) listening time, and much of it involves iOS devices. [View news story]
    for consumers it adds another layer of take your music with you with the Pandora-ability to create your own playlists. For a business it adds an interesting possiblity for Podcasts and academics the iTunes University.

    For instance, my wife podcasts her university lectures to her students, what if a business/university had Pandora like capabilities, say for training, ah the possibilities given BYOD! The infrastructure just shifted to the Apple ecosystem. No doubt these services already exists separately now, but to have them under the same roof and then you have the intregration across productivity apps, hmmm?
    Sep 7, 2012. 01:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Looks To Become Profitable In 2013 [View article]
    @blunderbuss, wait a sec, I'm confused are you saying this article is saying that under certain circumstances Li batteries are toxic?

    Because my recollection on the article cited was that it contained rather speculative analysis -arm chair quarterbacking- of a test to fail the battery with no specific details of what was involved???
    Sep 7, 2012. 01:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Calls On Nokia To Make Sizeable Return, Hedge iPhone 5 Launch [View article]
    Oh, did I miss something, no reports on pricing and availability!? So maybe this 10% is unrelated to Qineqt's prediction! That's not good ...
    Sep 5, 2012. 12:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Calls On Nokia To Make Sizeable Return, Hedge iPhone 5 Launch [View article]
    Well, back on topic then ... Qineqt, you nailed the price but 7 days too soon, 10% drop today! In your research did your predicted drop ever occur so early or is today more related to incremental profit taking? I did not foresee a drop today totally caught me by surprise, what does this market want, two key new features and a % drop, go figure!
    Sep 5, 2012. 11:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Looks To Become Profitable In 2013 [View article]
    my bad, thanks for the correction, Navigation and 17" were one package.
    Sep 4, 2012. 03:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    gotcha I do both, well actually all three phone, tablet and laptop; integrated and synced of course, Apple devices but mostly MS Office.
    Sep 4, 2012. 12:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    my edit didn't take, must of timed out,

    I wrote:
    ... only 100K or less are unique(?), doesn't that seem just a little bit of a stretch to you??? ... => I meant to say, "doesn't the idea that most developers develop for Windows Phone seem just a ..."

    also,
    ... but is fundamentally a different ... => "a different statement" than ...
    Sep 3, 2012. 11:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    I don't recall bashing MS, just saying I'm not convinced. Nokia's business, according to their 10K, is a lot more than just Windows phones, eh? So it is not true that MS <=> NOK.
    Sep 3, 2012. 10:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    Well ... er ... cough ... I did kind of dismiss those comments because I really didn't completely understand them, but it still sounded like a correction at first glance. To be fair I was speaking generically not supporting any one poster.

    However, I still find it hard to believe without real numbers (so far just anecdotal responses, I don't recall the specifics of your link, I'll have to recheck), that most developers in an Android, Linux, iOS world develop for Windows Phone, given WP is what 5% of the smartphone market.

    I understand the comment that of the 400K apps for the iOS only 100K or less are unique(?), doesn't that seem just a little bit of a stretch to you???

    However, given the comments so far it DOES sound like most developers, are trained/equipped to develop in a Windows world. That does make sense but is fundamentally a different reality than "developing for" a particular OS.

    OK, and based on the above the question could be asked: why do i care? Again, because SA as a "read, decide, invest" site should provide and have users participate in the dissemination of accurate information, albeit, any reader should exercise their own due diligence. But the implication at first sounded to me as if AAPL could be viewed as a lousy investment going forward because developers are moving from the iOS platform, when in fact developers are making a boatload of cash from iOS.

    Out the other side of my mouth, given a successful launch of WP8 and this thread, as a NOK investor, I'm very happy to hear that we have a full quiver of developers interested in the platform on SA, which may indeed parallel the real world.

    Disclosure: I'm anticipating a dip after the next NOK announcement as profit-taking commmences and may add to my position started at $2.12
    Sep 3, 2012. 10:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's New Lumia Series: The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship? [View article]
    O-K, but I sure hope you understand that at the end of the day, there's a whole lot of folks who use these toys - smartphones - regardless of OS for useful work?! There's a whole lot of productivity software on smartphones that can edit and save in MS formats.
    Sep 3, 2012. 10:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Looks To Become Profitable In 2013 [View article]
    Yes but for the tech package which includes the 17" control center add $3K, not a bad upgrade, but the cool tech stuff and glass roof are serious upgrades, as in any car.

    I think of Musk as a serious innovator without the secrecy of a Steve Jobs.
    Sep 3, 2012. 03:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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