Posts Tagged: Marketing BS

Sprint: Samsung 4G phone capped at 150k for 3G upload?

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Well looky here, yet another problem that Sprint brought on itself with that extra $10 charge for 4G phones. Samsung Epic 4G users have noticed that 3G upload speed is capped at 150k which is less than what non-4G (and HTC EVO 4G) phones get in 3G-only mode. I mean the fact that upload is […]

Cellphone: the bloatware era

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I have this feeling that mobile phone ecosystem evolution is going through the same stages as desktops went through. Part where we went from hourly access charges to unlimited and, to a certain degree, back, is pretty much the same (Comcast now officially has a 250Gb data cap for residential accounts). Now the mobile phone […]

HTC EVO 4G is about to get Android 2.2

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So, Sprint has officially announced that starting from Tuesday August 3rd HTC EVO 4G will get an update to Android 2.2 Froyo. Great news! Hopefully the problem with reboots will be fixed. And also hope that whoever writes the press releases would stop swimming in the sea of legalize. Otherwise it’s getting a bit annoying, […]

Quit it, Moto, let people install what they want

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So, Motorola practically overnight turned from pioneer of neat Android devices to nasty villain, trying to lock everything down with eFuse chips. Technicalities flying around about if eFuse will ‘brick’ or won’t ‘brick’ the phones. Motorola, of course, says that it wouldn’t. It’s just phone won’t boot into “unauthorized” software, thanks to the chip. I […]

AT&T’s “Sorry” email, translation from marketing speak

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AT&T’s system got “hacked”, and iPad owners’ email addresses were harvested. So now appropriate departments have decided to send an email to somehow communicate what the frell is going on. Oh, and make sure that they’re taking it seriously. First, I’m not quite sure if it was as much of a hack or just a […]