Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by PeNZ, Feb 22, 2010.
Do you like it? I'm seriously considering replacing my Q9C with that.
I wouldn't, the Hero is running on out dated hardware compared to all the new phones (Droid, Nexus, Palm Pre, iPhone 3GS).
What would you recommend for a Sprint customer then? I'm not a fan of the Pre, it just doesn't sit right in my hand.
In that case I guess you should go with the Hero or Moment if you want android. The only sprint phones I would get right now are the Palm Pre, Moment and if all else fails the Hero. The moment has better hardware but I haven't heard great things about it really. Sprint has awful phone selection. They are suppose to have some exciting hardware coming up. Snapdragon, 4G webos, more android shit, etc later this year.
Has nothing to do with: "stickin it to ther man"
so, how long does it take to make the money to pay for it (all costs, including the device and service+ extras)? =W
how much time is spent just dinking around out of boredome? =X
how much time is taken away from pursuits that would benefit a person more and make thier lives better? =Y
How much real time does that gadget save? =Z
(W+X+Y) - Z? = the value (you want as small a sum as posible, preferably a negative number)
W, X, and Y are variable in that some jobs require the capabilities in order to be on top of the competition. What I've witnessed, is that Z tends to be almost nothing.
The biggest clientel for 3/4G that I've seen, is the people who want to make a statement of how cool they are, not the daytrader or traveling sales rep that acually
gets a positive dollar return on the cost of the service. Just look at those ads on TV. How many proffesionals that actually profit from owning one are portrayed? That's right.....0.
I also see two main types of people texting: kids that don't want anyone to hear what they're conversing about, and people who want the world to see just how cools they are.
let me ask this: "How big an industry do you think the mobile internet and associated gadgetry would be, if being techy and geeky wasn't fashionable or frowned upon?"
If tech gadgets (which i dig a lot BTW) are just a toy and/or a badge of honor, admit it, call it what it is. I don't for a minute buy the justification that it makes life "easier" unless
it helps a person earn thier living. Now if a person were to justify owning this expensive of a gadget as a thing that makes life funner, I can get behind that, so long as the fun is worth the cost
and I don't have to pay for anyone's fun but my own.
Umm .mp4 container h264 codec. Just look for a guide, will give you the settings you need.
Maybe I should wait, but my Q9c phone is such a piece of shit. Yes Sprint has a shitty selection, but, unfortunately I have to stick with sprint unless I want to pay for it myself...which I don't
I just replaced my BlackJack with a Moment. I've had it for a couple of days. Liking it so far. We'll see how things go.
I rock the Samsung Intrepid. WinMo 6.5. I've got the 450mins/unlimited text and data plan from Sprint, and I get 21% off through my work. The full keyboard rocks, but the touchscreen isn't that great, or necessary. I only use the touchscreen for solitaire.
I really miss my old Nokia brick phone. It was indestructible, never dropped a call, and never froze. The problem is, I need Google Maps whenever I go out of county, as we only have Riverside co map books. I also love using tethering to my laptop in my downtime.
I f*cking love my droid.
FYI if anyone wants a Droid and they are NOT currently using Verizon you can get it for $25 via Amazon:
I believe it is $50 if you are a Verizon customer and are out of contract and want to sign another 2yr contract.
Beware tho, Verizon contracts rape your pocket book. Sprint FTW since I can force my phone to roam on verizon 24/7 if I wanted to. Sprint bill and Verizon coverage
i dunno, I'm enjoying my hero quite a bit. From what I've been hearing, most people love the hero over the moment. and the pre seems weak as fuck compared 2 any android fone. I thought I wanted the pre or pixi, but then I found out about the hero. No regrets here so far. I'm not a fan of the slide keyboards.
fucking tmobiles getting the HD2 march 24th i believe.. TWO HUNDRED FUCKING DOLLARS.
gahhh.. im thinking about keeping sprint and just signing up at tmo just to get that phone... sprint better release the android version of the hd2 or imma be jumping ship.
so far the only crap i don't like is how I couldn't sync easily. I have to download some crap, and then it should work. why doesn't everything just magically work with windows 7? jeeeeze! My all in one scanner printer blah blah thing doesn't work with our other computer either... gotta download more crap... lame.
i'll agree and disagree with you here. sure, it's fun and I'm paying for fun but it does make my life indeed easier. you have a computer right (obviously or you wouldn't be on tweak3d)? does it make your life easier? is it fun? does it have some business need? i'm sure the answer to all that is yes. do you pay a monthly fee for internet? yes you do. do you have tv? i'm not sure if you do but if you do, that's strictly fun. do you have a car? that's not a necessity but it sure makes life easier. do you have electricity? i mean you could technically dig deep down and say we don't NEED anything that we have. humans lived thousands of years without any of this stuff.
having any tech device for me isn't about a badge of honor. i couldn't care less would what people think (well this isn't entirely true but i care less than most). I bought a brand new DLP TV in November. EVERYONE said I was stupid for doing so? Why? because it's not a slim sexy LCD or Plasma. Well I paid half the price for it and got a way bigger screen. And it looks FANTASTIC. I have the first android phone and don't intend to get a new one for another year and a half even though people say my phone is old and slow (and it is). I have a super old and ugly laptop. Would I love a new one? sure but it does the job it needs to do fine. same thing for my vehicle. I don't have a flashy new vehicle. I have an old vehicle that I do like but I bought outright with cash. I don't have any debt besides my house and I intend to keep it that way. I live in a 3 bedroom mobile home in a decent trailer park outside of Seattle with roommates. i'd love to live someplace else with a nicer place and I could afford it but this is fine. So, at least for me, not everything is about having the latest and greatest stuff just to say I do. If you have paid attention to my posts, you would know I clash with a lot of people on here about tech products because a lot of people here spend a lot of money on the latest and greatest stuff for no reason (IMHO). Do I spend money on stuff to have fun and make life easier? You are damn right I do and nobody should be afraid to admit that. But I do keep it to a minimum compared to most people. And half my paycheck still goes straight into savings.
as far as texting goes, I don't fall into either of those two categories you mentioned. In fact I think it DOES look dumb that everybody texts. It's not a "cool" looking thing as far as I"m concerned. Like I mentioned before, I text because I can text random stuff to people all day long while I am doing other things. I can't be on the phone while i'm working or watching tv or whatever. But I can text. It's easy, it's quick, etc. The conversations I have over text are ones that just wouldn't make sense on the phone.
Anyways, I've been that guy where I've had to strip most non-essential stuff out of my life just so I could make my minimum bills. and it was hell. It was stressful to still work hard but all my money went to basic bills and debt. no money for any fun. well now i don't have debt and i make double the money so i'm finally having some fun in my life and making things easier. i see nothing wrong with that. life is too short to be scared of the possible bad future. am i preparing myself by saving? yes I am but I can do both.
Any android phone should just work when you plug it in. Though it is only meant to connect as a removable drive. If you want contact/calendar sync then thats what google is for. Everything is meant to be in the cloud. No docking necessary. I could take any android phone and login with my credentials and I would have every contact and email at my fingertips.
Yes, I have a few gadgets. nothing like the amount I used to make sure I possessed. My internet usage has dimminished by 85%, my television has been reduced by 50%. My reliance on technology has been reduced by the majority of the time spent just burning time. It's a tool and treated as such now plus a little alotted for entertainment. I guess I could equate it to having the newest framing gun. I use my senco to connect peices of wood to build things as opposed to carrying it around sinking nails when people are watching so the can see how cool i am with my new gun. I still play with my gadgets, but nothing to the degree I used to. Technology used to be everything to me, not so much anymore. While I still like gadgets a lot, I limit the use and possession to what is essential or of value. Thech products are a huge industry due to the addicting nature of the escape from reality they offer. As with drugs a shit ton of money can and is made with them. Limiting the addiction factor has eliminated the need to have a duplication of "things" to accomplish a given task. IE: I have a computer for internet, a land line for com, a computer for gaming and data filing and storage, a gps for nav in the car. I don't have a need for these tools to be available and in use 24/7/365 1/4. I certainly don't need the sneakyness of texting, especially 200-300 a day. Texting is a godsend for cell companies. It requires 1/1000th the bandwidth of voice coms and kids that don't pay the bill for it are totally addicted to it. The most texts I have ever done in a month was three......why have it?
I'm not against gadgets, I'm just saying that people are addicted to them alot more than they are a "tool". What better way to hide from life and isolate oneself from the rest of the world, than by wrapping oneself in a blanket of technology designed to eliminate personal person-to-person interaction, thus reinforcing the isolation? When a person instantly goes on the defensive when a question to the validity of a chronic usage of anything they may indulge in, a red flag should go up concerning an addiction factor to said thing. The next generation of addicts is already exceeding the present one in severity of dependance. I was an addict to meth and also alcohol for twenty years. I said the same thing about those drugs: "they make life easier".
resistance is not futile!
Perhaps wait for the HTC Supersonic?
As for me, I has the Palm Pre. It's a love/hate relationship. Currently, it's love.
Why do you hate the pre? im thinking of buying one in a few months...
heh you do have a point there that even drugs can make life easier. that is an interesting spin on it. but like i said, everything in life is to make life easier. we don't NEED electricity, grocery stores, cars, etc but we all use them. I do agree that we are addicted to these things. For ME though, technology made it so I communicate with people MORE, not less. I do understand that it does have the opposite affect on some people. Hell, I was addicted to World of Warcraft for a little while. I wasn't a super heavy user but it did affect my life and relationship at the time. I think in moderation, any of this stuff is fine.
The old BB Bold, does everything I could want it to.
Hot damn this is some good news for the cheap bastards using Sprint:
I love the multitasking, but hate the sluggishness. Right now, the love comes from WebOS 1.4. It was recently released, and has added some snap into the system. It's the small things, though. Apps take a while to load, sometimes typing is even lagged - and that's with a physical keyboard. There's still some big memory leak issues that cause one card to be up at a time (running Tweed and click on a link? - too many card error). Granted it doesn't happen often, but when it does, a two minute reboot is necessary. WebOS gets better with every release, but they need to really kick it into high gear for it to become as snappy as an iPhone or even Android.
I would honestly wait for a date announcement for the HTC Supersonic (supposedly happening @ CTIA) - 4G network, Snapdragon processor, the works, all running on Android: http://www.androidcentral.com/sprint-unveil-wimax-enabled-htc-supersonic-next-week-ctia-says-wsj
The Palm Pre is pretty nice but they really dropped the ball as far as their app store goes. But if you don't want/need the apps, it would be the phone I recommend on Sprint. Although with the Nexus One coming out for it, might as well just get that.
So I'm beginning to hate AT&T a lot and considering making the switch back to Sprint for the Nexus one. Are there any decent Android alternatives to Beejive, PDXBus (the transit tracker here in town), and a decent terminal application, I will switch.
Android has exchange support, right?