the new samsung galaxy 5!
This is AMAZING!
i'd say the hardware game is starting to loose its appeal to me (personal opinion). when I look at the current line of phones, I see the Google N4, which has 2 gb ram and quad core processor. When I look at the HTC One and S4, I also see 2 gb ram and quad core (though clocked higher than the N4). If u play a lot of games and dev apps, then the latest hardware certainly justify your needs and their premium cost. to me, the 200 bucks N4 satisfy all of my requirements for a smartphone and more. I'm treating my phone as a communication device (aka not many games or movies, no huge productivity apps).
TL;DR: the biggest advantage is the price.
I think Google dropped the price on the N4 as a preemptive strike against Apple's rumored iPhone 5C. Everyone knows that Apple is coming out with a cheaper plastic version, probably going to cost about 450 off contract. The phones will be announced 9/10, which is within two weeks from when Google started the promo. This price cut may convince many buyers to purchase this phone.
And, given the fact that the phones have NOT sold out shows that Google has a LOT of these. It's not because they are not popular; we all remember how hard it was to get one of these a while back. My guess is that Google will continue making and selling these phones right up to the when they release the N5. These phones will be available after Apple announces the new iPhones b/c then people can see the value difference and may purchase an N4 again.
Of course, the "clearing the inventory for N5" makes sense too and may very well be true, but I doubt that they have so much left-overs that they'd be clearing the inventory months ahead of their N5 launch date.
6 months ago in reply to Nexus 4 price gets cut to a mere $199
i'm a student hoping to start writing apps for the Android OS, and this would really make testing the app out easier. Thanks in advance for your support, and g'luck to everybody!
i love it just for homer's "Doh!" moments
10 months ago
that's pretty cool! so you were on a classic plan and now you're on the simple choice one?
really tempting to get one. Also, I was not aware there were accessories from HTC until you mentioned the Double Dip case. I googled it up and it looks pretty sweet (can't believe I haven't heard of it before, with all the htc news that i've been reading)... Thanks for mentioning it!
i think the family plan is worth it. its 80 dollars for 2 lines of unlimited texts and voice, with each line having 500 mb of data. each additional line is 10 dollars with unlimited texts and voice and 500mb data. the data is actually unlimited since they throttle your speeds after your limit. i think this is the best plan available for any family.
11 months ago in reply to Are you switching to T-Mobile?
Will HTC also offer accessories that will protect the HTC One and also enhance the user experience? : D
that thing is packing some serious heat. wow
12 months ago in reply to Rumor: Is this the LG Nexus 5?
oh, and um... maybe a giveaway after the review (if HTC is cool with it)?
12 months ago in reply to HTC One unboxing
sweet stuff. hopefully they'll also poor some marketing money so more people can know about it
I'd like to know about the battery life, how the camera and video shooting works out, and the overall experience with Zoe. Thanks!
12 months ago in reply to HTC One unboxing
what changes were you thinking of? I think there is something very important about improving on what you already have. The past sales numbers show that people like the galaxy form factor, and samsung went ahead and improved on several specs regarding the hardware (aside from the cpu/ram upgrades) without distorting the overall design of the phone. In terms of the software, sure a lot of people would prefer the stock android over anything else, Samsung included a lot of cool, new features. You can't have drastic changes to a product year after year because then you can't focus on the little things. Samsung has found what it can excel at,and is doing a great job bringing new features and improvements to the table.
also, w/ Samsung's emphasis on the photo album printing service w/ int'l shipping and multinational translations (these are just a few examples), it's clear that their focus is on the global level and definitely has not been Americanized.
i do agree that their whole broadway performance was a bit off-key... but, good for them for trying something new.
12 months ago in reply to HTC calls GS4 #theNextBigFlop
i'd say they're definitely getting ready to compete w/ the big guys, and they're certainly at a better position than HTC right now (but hopefully HTC will prove me wrong)!
is phablet the future?
watching the live event. i have to say their TVs are becoming more and more impressive, especially with their multi cultural content partners (a largely untapped market that is beginning to become more and more relevant). Also, investors should be drooling over their Tcomers (not sure if i heard right) feature (where you can see who designed the outfits being worn by actors/actresses in the show and purchase them via the tv), if it works smoothly.