"Nobody'll ever make anything as cool or useful as the blackberry. *arooo* *chomp chomp*" (If that's what mating dino's sound like..)
The overall market was shrinking, so there were a lot of mergers and acquisitions as the market attempted to consolidate. But these companies were doomed anyway, and most did eventually cease to exist; ergo the term "dinosaurs mating."
By the early 1990's, anyone who sold proprietary midrange kit was gone. This seems to also be the case for Nortel along with all of the bits of other companies it has scooped up. For example: Bay Networks, which was itself a merger of Synoptics and Wellfleet.
whew. first tizen prototype by samsung:
after _HALF A YEAR_. not after _HALF A DECADE_ as nokia did.
I'm actually running Google Chrome 18 on Linux.
Melvin has noticed that I have a kind of odd passive ability to my real-life character.
When it comes to larger purchases, I tend to stumble into good deals without making an effort to do so.
We call it the Clean Living Effect.
We went to buy a clothes washing machine for me, and we got a few hundred dollars off the price several years ago. Later, we went to buy another one for one his family members, and we still got some money off. Went to get a lot of shirts and pants one day, and the store extended the discount that normally would have given out that day (significantly reducing the price of the overall purchase).
You might think the stores just make it look like I'm stumbling into this stuff, except I see that it doesn't seem to work for other people.
So, why am I posting this in Mobile Madness? Because it happened against yesterday. Or, rather, it happened 'again' yesterday, not against it.
I had enough of the buggy problems with the HTC Thunderbolt, and decided to get the galaxy Nexus about which I've heard such good things.
Unfortunately, I was not slated to be able to get an upgraded phone at a reduced price until January next year. Which kind of pisses me off, but I figure that's just the way the game plays.
The Galaxy Nexus is a $600 (or so) phone without discounts. It's not cheap.
But, the income tax check came in, and I figured the purchase would be worth not having to mess with a crappy phone. But the salesperson and the store manager were both surprised when the store computers indicated that the phone would only cost me about $250 instead, without giving any kind of explaination.
They figured the computer knew what it was doing, though, and let it go through.
Clean Living. Be nice to others, and try to help folks laugh.
It better not find out that I have the Computer Empathy skill, or it might try to kill me.
This is a BIG win for the good guys. (And yes, zooer, Google are the good guys here.)
Time to updrade the smartphone and tablet. My only 3 specifications are that I have no intention of rooting, don't want an iAnything, and am stuck with Verizon Wireless for the moment (due to work).
What do folks recommend and what are you enjoying most these days?
I do see they have the Samsung Galaxy S III, which is similar in specs to the Note, except for a smaller screen and no stylus. I'm always seeing commercials for the Droid, and though I've not heard anything bad about it, I haven't heard much at all about it.
$GF just got a samsung galaxy ace, and is very happy with it. its her second android, so she's already fammiliar with it, but this one is faster, bigger screen, better touch recognition... ;-)
and its not to pricy.
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. The Samsungs do seem to have good navigation. I hear that the batteries are not accessible though, which seems odd. Have you heard of any screen/os freezing issues?
No freezing issues, but then I've only had my phone for just over two weeks, now.
Good to know, Spell - thanks
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