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  • 32% of respondents to ChangeWave's September North American survey said they're "very likely" (19%) or "somewhat likely" (13%) to buy the iPhone 5 (AAPL) - that's up from the 21.5% who showed interest in the iPhone 4S in an Oct. '11 survey. Meanwhile, just 2% said they're "very likely" to buy a Windows Phone 8 device, while another 7% said they're "somewhat likely." The iPhone has been gaining share against Android in the relatively saturated U.S. even as the opposite holds for some other markets. [View news story]
    I had reception issues with both my iphone 3GS and 4 with and without cases.
    Look at it like this, you use the phone for maybe a 1000 minutes or less each month and you stay in predictably good reception areas.
    Great, what kind of study is that?
    I use over 3000 minutes a month and travel all over the hills of the Bay Area. I have had almost all of the major carriers (ATT (all the way back to Pacbell), Verizon, Sprint) and I have stood, toe to toe with iphone users while they have poor reception and mine is good on the same carrier.
    My best example is on a frequent dog walk.
    On the hill up to the park where I walk my dogs, both my iphones quit (as they also did on the way there on HYW 13) . At the park entrance, I had just enough to get a scratchy call out with one to 2 bars. In the park I rarely had any signal.
    My Samsung GS2 in comparison, had clear signal all the way to the park (same carrier) and then, the amazing part was I was able to receive and initiate calls in most of the park areas including valleys with no clear sight to towers.

    I don't get what your charger comment is about. My phones both use the micro USB which is the standard for most phones and headsets these days as well.

    I appreciate that Samsung very different features than the iphone.
    Things that are important to me that the iphone 5 does not use are:
    1. Removable battery
    2. Micro USB port and charger (cheap, got lots of them for car, wall and computer).
    3. Removable memory card
    4. Removable plastic back (I know it is tacky, but I always scratch it up or worse).
    5. Swype (I luv this feature ).
    6. Bigger screen (I have big hands, pockets and bad eyes).
    7. Built in Map app that works great (I don't use this often, so, it's at the bottom of the list).
    Probably better reception and bluetooth but I don't have a iphone 5 to compare it to.
    Cons on the SG2-3, the OS. It is glitchy compared to the Apple OS. Not as intuitive or as you would say "easy to use".
    Takes more time to learn and unlearn the Apple OS.

    I disagree on the Apple iphoneout pacing the Android phones and OS.
    I think it could be just as easily the opposite. Every upgrade has made Android better by a lot. I still like the iOS better, but not by nearly as much after ICS.
    If Google continues to refine and gets makes the interface as smooth as iOS, I would prefer it hands down. I like to be able to customize my experience in a non app sort of way. However, I really miss the visual voice mail as well that iOS had.

    Personally, I think Apple should put more energy into their computer line-up, customer service and quality control, but, I am a dinosaur in the current state of affairs and they seem to be doing well without my opinion.

    I still use my 4 year old MacPro as my main portal to the web (even though it doesn't restart reliably, so, I just leave it on most of the time).

    I still await the Nokia Lumia 920 as the potential ultimate "users" phone. Or maybe an iphone 6?

    I just want the an intelligent phone that gives great phone.
    Oct 23, 2012. 01:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Lumia 920 Price: Champagne Taste And Beer Money [View article]
    Oligarchy, wow, nice word! I had to Google that one.
    Oct 19, 2012. 11:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 32% of respondents to ChangeWave's September North American survey said they're "very likely" (19%) or "somewhat likely" (13%) to buy the iPhone 5 (AAPL) - that's up from the 21.5% who showed interest in the iPhone 4S in an Oct. '11 survey. Meanwhile, just 2% said they're "very likely" to buy a Windows Phone 8 device, while another 7% said they're "somewhat likely." The iPhone has been gaining share against Android in the relatively saturated U.S. even as the opposite holds for some other markets. [View news story]
    Very well stated DM.
    That got my thumb!

    Actually, I don't advertise anymore other than business cards when requested. I let my work and word of mouth fuel my future business as it has for the last 20+ years (30+, but I used to be in the phonebook). My trucks are just white paint, no advertising.
    My motto is "a happy customer is a repeat customer" and quality over quantity.
    Also,I don't eat any junk food, mostly eat organic. (YES on prop 37!) and I personally don't have any brand loyalty anymore.

    I mostly buy what I need and that which will do it the best for the least $$ with the limited info I can glean from reviews and recommendations (mostly from Google searches and Amazon reviews) and then sell it or shelf it (trash it) if it doesn't make the grade.

    I guess what I am trying to say is buy a product on it's merits (and cost), not it's name.

    "Once you go apple you never go back." maybe true for him but not for others. Certainly not for me after my direct experience with iphones and Apple service in the recent past (a Macbook pro btw.)

    A statement like "Every that I know with a andriod phone hates it"
    could mean you only know one person that has one, or just an outright lie or ?
    In my experience about half the people that I know use iphones and are happy about it due to various reasons like the ecosystem and simplicity (in spite of the inferior phone functions) and the others like myself have moved onto other platforms due to the need for better reception and phone related features.

    Now if Apple put out a phone with great reception, superior bluetooth (and plastic case, I drop my phone too often for aluminum, my S3 already looks trashed ;)) I would certainly buy it and try it.
    That said, I think my next phone will be a Lumia 920 after the fan boys get theirs and I can see what issues there are with it.

    Thanks again for the great comment!
    Oct 18, 2012. 01:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maps Will Not Save Nokia From Bankruptcy [View article]
    Be great if they offered special color plastics!
    Oct 17, 2012. 01:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 32% of respondents to ChangeWave's September North American survey said they're "very likely" (19%) or "somewhat likely" (13%) to buy the iPhone 5 (AAPL) - that's up from the 21.5% who showed interest in the iPhone 4S in an Oct. '11 survey. Meanwhile, just 2% said they're "very likely" to buy a Windows Phone 8 device, while another 7% said they're "somewhat likely." The iPhone has been gaining share against Android in the relatively saturated U.S. even as the opposite holds for some other markets. [View news story]
    "People dont' want it they want the iphone.

    Garbage, you want what you want because you made that decision. If you have to tie yourself to the coat tails of a company for some mental reason that is your own choice and your own weakness.
    Be objective when possible.
    Then you don't have to be the "flag bearer" for the herd.
    Oct 17, 2012. 12:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 32% of respondents to ChangeWave's September North American survey said they're "very likely" (19%) or "somewhat likely" (13%) to buy the iPhone 5 (AAPL) - that's up from the 21.5% who showed interest in the iPhone 4S in an Oct. '11 survey. Meanwhile, just 2% said they're "very likely" to buy a Windows Phone 8 device, while another 7% said they're "somewhat likely." The iPhone has been gaining share against Android in the relatively saturated U.S. even as the opposite holds for some other markets. [View news story]
    Haha, another active fanboy!
    I am the opposite, an ex-apple fanboy. Certainly, I would by another Apple product if it was worth the money for it, but, not just because it was made by Apple. That is shear lunacy.
    Brand loyalty is a prehistoric function of mind control and with the speed of technologies advances, it is a panacea that I can no longer afford...
    Oct 17, 2012. 12:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maps Will Not Save Nokia From Bankruptcy [View article]
    Good, another reason not to upgrade to Mountain Lion...
    Oct 15, 2012. 06:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 32% of respondents to ChangeWave's September North American survey said they're "very likely" (19%) or "somewhat likely" (13%) to buy the iPhone 5 (AAPL) - that's up from the 21.5% who showed interest in the iPhone 4S in an Oct. '11 survey. Meanwhile, just 2% said they're "very likely" to buy a Windows Phone 8 device, while another 7% said they're "somewhat likely." The iPhone has been gaining share against Android in the relatively saturated U.S. even as the opposite holds for some other markets. [View news story]
    4GS = ip5?
    Yeah, it works with my big fingers as well.

    What about the sensitivity? Mine does seem a little bit too reactive.
    You can almost not touch the screen and still have it react.
    I think there is an app where you can blow candles out on the screen!
    Oct 15, 2012. 05:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Angie's List: Pricing Problems, Poor Q3 Search Numbers, And Many More Red Flags Suggest More Trouble Ahead [View article]
    Yelp is as corrupt as the sun is bright. Every negative comment I have left for good reasons has vanished from their site.
    I have been contacted by them as a business and told of how for a monthly fee they will do "things" for me.

    I really wish there was a unbiased service for services out there that worked through a non profit shell or ?
    Oct 15, 2012. 03:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 32% of respondents to ChangeWave's September North American survey said they're "very likely" (19%) or "somewhat likely" (13%) to buy the iPhone 5 (AAPL) - that's up from the 21.5% who showed interest in the iPhone 4S in an Oct. '11 survey. Meanwhile, just 2% said they're "very likely" to buy a Windows Phone 8 device, while another 7% said they're "somewhat likely." The iPhone has been gaining share against Android in the relatively saturated U.S. even as the opposite holds for some other markets. [View news story]
    LOL!

    You guys are Great!

    500000!
    Oct 15, 2012. 03:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 32% of respondents to ChangeWave's September North American survey said they're "very likely" (19%) or "somewhat likely" (13%) to buy the iPhone 5 (AAPL) - that's up from the 21.5% who showed interest in the iPhone 4S in an Oct. '11 survey. Meanwhile, just 2% said they're "very likely" to buy a Windows Phone 8 device, while another 7% said they're "somewhat likely." The iPhone has been gaining share against Android in the relatively saturated U.S. even as the opposite holds for some other markets. [View news story]
    Better check with the kids first. They may have other ideas as to what they want.
    Oct 15, 2012. 03:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 32% of respondents to ChangeWave's September North American survey said they're "very likely" (19%) or "somewhat likely" (13%) to buy the iPhone 5 (AAPL) - that's up from the 21.5% who showed interest in the iPhone 4S in an Oct. '11 survey. Meanwhile, just 2% said they're "very likely" to buy a Windows Phone 8 device, while another 7% said they're "somewhat likely." The iPhone has been gaining share against Android in the relatively saturated U.S. even as the opposite holds for some other markets. [View news story]
    Good to know, I will have to Google it. I tried downloading my library of ripped CD's that I owned and it lost all organization as far as albums and order, so, I gave it up as method of getting songs over to my PC equipment.
    Oct 15, 2012. 03:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 32% of respondents to ChangeWave's September North American survey said they're "very likely" (19%) or "somewhat likely" (13%) to buy the iPhone 5 (AAPL) - that's up from the 21.5% who showed interest in the iPhone 4S in an Oct. '11 survey. Meanwhile, just 2% said they're "very likely" to buy a Windows Phone 8 device, while another 7% said they're "somewhat likely." The iPhone has been gaining share against Android in the relatively saturated U.S. even as the opposite holds for some other markets. [View news story]
    You running W7?
    I haven't had any of those problems with W7 yet.
    My IT pro buddy is running W8 on his Lenova touch screen and loves it.
    He has a Mac laptop as well but gave it to his girlfriend.

    Nether of us want to buy a laptop you cannot modify or repair yourself.
    I sure hope Mountain lion is better than Lion.
    Maybe I can retro back to Snow leopard instead?
    Oct 15, 2012. 03:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 32% of respondents to ChangeWave's September North American survey said they're "very likely" (19%) or "somewhat likely" (13%) to buy the iPhone 5 (AAPL) - that's up from the 21.5% who showed interest in the iPhone 4S in an Oct. '11 survey. Meanwhile, just 2% said they're "very likely" to buy a Windows Phone 8 device, while another 7% said they're "somewhat likely." The iPhone has been gaining share against Android in the relatively saturated U.S. even as the opposite holds for some other markets. [View news story]
    Man, talk about vain comments. Smudges, looks, cry for me, 3GS OMG!
    I won't be losing any sleep over my decision not to buy a 4S or ip5, that is for sure.
    The S3 is a far better "phone" than ether my 3GS or 4 was and I have personal hands on all of them.
    My S2 took a 7.5 foot drop off the top of my van at 25 miles per hour and still works with 1 crack on the screen. Try that with any apple phone.

    ip6, maybe, we will see if Apple can finally make a phone that is superior as a phone and doesn't have another gate named after it as some major issue arises.

    I sure wish they would give us more "real" cutting edge tech in these devices.
    Oct 15, 2012. 02:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Raining Good News On Nokia [View article]
    They who wait may/will be rewarded!

    Good work Kyle, your hit and comment quota is exceptional!

    Plus, as godalmightee13 has said below, the comments are entertaining as well.
    Oct 15, 2012. 02:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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