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  • Apple: Yes To iPhablet [View article]
    I switched to a Note 3 for the larger screen, because squinting at the 4s screen was tiring to my baby boomer eyes. And the 5.7" Note 3 still fits in my pocket. There is a market for an iPhoneXL phablet, because many people like me want apple quality but with a larger screen.

    iPad mini is just small enough that you want to be able to put it somewhere rather than carry it in your hand... but just big enough that it doesn't fit in a back pocket or coat pocket.
    Mar 26 04:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Yes To iPhablet [View article]
    I think there should be two iPhone sizes.
    iPhone 6 much like the standard format. Many like this size.
    iPhone 6 XL in a larger 5.5" (approx) format. For many like me that want a larger screen that still fits in a pocket. Baby boomer aging eyes want a larger screen.

    iPad mini is just small enough that you want to be able to put it away, not carry in your hand. But just big enough that it won't fit in a back pocket or coat pocket.

    I switched from a 4s to a Note 3 for the larger screen. If they make a 5.5" iPhone I'll switch back. Note 3 is decent but a bit buggy with it's derivative android OS + samsung bloatware + verizon bloatware. I'm still waiting for the availability to upgrade the OS to kitkat, even though kitkat has been out for months. With ios I'd be running the latest version within a week after launch.
    Mar 25 10:24 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No To The Apple iPhone 6 Phablet [View article]
    I agree with HuFlungDung's comments. Stinky as they might be.
    Mar 25 02:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No To The Apple iPhone 6 Phablet [View article]
    Spoken like a true "never owned a phablet" person. Phablets fit in your back pocket just fine (my 5.7" Note 3). The screens are much easier to read. Using the NAV screen in the car is a dream compared to squinting at a tiny 4s screen (my old phone).

    Maybe try one first before just passing judgement.
    Mar 25 02:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No To The Apple iPhone 6 Phablet [View article]
    Right. And put that "radio'd" iPad in your back pocket and go for a hike. Not.
    Mar 25 02:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No To The Apple iPhone 6 Phablet [View article]
    iPad mini doesn't fit in your back pocket. It's a device thats just small enough you want to be able to put it somewhere rather than carry it in your hand... but just big enough that it doesn't fit in anywhere convenient. Not a back pocket, not a coat pocket, etc.

    Bring on a 5.5" iPhoneXL. I had a 4s but jumped to a Samsung Note 3 to get the much bigger screen. But I'm 99% certain I'd jump back for a iPhoneXL.
    Mar 25 02:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No To The Apple iPhone 6 Phablet [View article]
    I play a lot of sports and eat out often and am at my girlfriends place fairly often. I own a phablet so that I can read anything I want and check anything I want without lugging an extra device around. A 5.7" Note 3 fits in a back pocket just fine, so a 5.5" iPhoneXL would also. Bring on a larger iPhone.
    Mar 25 02:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No To The Apple iPhone 6 Phablet [View article]
    I second that from my Note 3. I switched from a 4s only because it felt seriously too small to my aging eyes. I would never read an article on the 4s. The Note 3 is great for reading quick articles without lugging a larger device around. But I'd seriously consider jumping back to all apple devices if they'd come out with a larger phone. Samsung devices are ok but with widely diversified versions of android+bloatware come bugginess (like the lock screen and lack of notifications)... but I was promised that OS upgrades would occur quickly with the Note 3 (Verizon). But still waiting for kitkat (1st upgrade) and kitkat has been out for months. With iPhone I'd already be upgraded the week the new OS comes out.
    Mar 25 02:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No To The Apple iPhone 6 Phablet [View article]
    iPhone XL
    Mar 25 02:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: One Incredible China Stat [View article]
    While I agree with your basic statement. Just be careful if considering a Galaxy Note 3. The display they use is a cheap design that allows for burn-in to occur rather easily, unlike apple iPhones. This coming from someone that currently owns a Galaxy Note 3 and used to own iPhones.

    Also - there was great hype that newer versions of the android OS would be available to the Note 3 very quickly (like 4.4). This was part of why I was willing to get one. But to date, no new versions are available to the Note 3 short of jail breaking and downloading a hacked together beta from some unknown 3rd party. Apple iPhones enjoy something like 70% upgrades to latest version of the OS within like two weeks. With the hold outs being people that for some reason choose to hold off, not because that can't get it.
    Jan 22 05:05 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo Kicks Off The New Year With A Bang: UK Company Purchases Vringo's Mobile Business [View article]
    I see lots of positives... but I also still see Goog fighting tooth and nail to the very last here... stretching it out as long as possible.

    But hey, if we aren't a ring tone company anymore... can we now refer to her as something other than "Vringo" ?

    What will the eventual name of this IP baby be?
    Jan 3 08:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Chromecast And Others Lag Roku [View article]
    There is a work-around to get Roku to support youtube. Search for 'how to get roku youtube'.
    Oct 11 02:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple TV Ready For A Face To Face Battle With Google's TV Terminator? [View article]
    Actually, it's Apple TV ($99) -vs- Google Chromecast ($35) -vs- Roku ($99) -vs- "new entries every other day". And right now today Roku has a wider selection of offerings and a more intuitive interface than either Apple or Google. So I don't see how Apple TV currently "wins" just for having the premium product... when currently it isn't the most premium.

    This particular market will become inundated with new entries each pushing their own versions of the next best streaming TV. And we won't know how it's going to take shape in the future until it evolves more with a few more iterations down the road.
    Oct 9 01:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why iTunes Radio Will Severely Hurt Pandora [View article]
    I agree that over the long term iTunes Radio will hurt Pandora, and that investors should probably not be investing monies into P at this point in time. But I think suggesting that investors should consider shorting P at this juncture is a stretch.

    P has been on a momentum growth run from Jan of this year until now. From the start of that momentum run until Sept 10th it grew from ~$5 up to ~$20. Then AAPL announced iTunes Radio. Since that announcement P has climbed up another 25% to ~$25. Of the 13 trading days since the iTunes Radio announcement, P has been up 8 days, generally flat 3 days, and down just 2 days. And the two down days were the days immediately after the run up from the 'no taper' announcement, when practically every stock jumped up and then corrected somewhat. One of the two days that P was down was also immediately after AAPL announced they had sold 9 million new iPhones their first weekend, only for it later to come out that 9 million were sold to stores, but only about 5.5 million sold to end users. After the 5.5 million number came out, P started climbing again.

    I'm not saying by any means that people should invest in P at this time. I wouldn't, the future has too much uncertainty. I'm just saying that it's probably too soon to suggest that people should consider shorting it. When the markets and a momentum stock are both trending in the same direction... it's generally a bad idea to suggest betting against the trend. Investors should perhaps keep an eye on P and wait to see if the trends start to change before considering a short position here.
    Sep 27 07:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo: Do You Want To Make Money From Lawsuits? [View article]
    Kev,
    Vringo has always said that for this case the legal fees would be 20%.

    For the Nok patents they said they'd run with 15% because of the built in percentage of any winnings that has to be given to Nok.
    Sep 11 05:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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