The market will let us know.
The market will let us know.
Did he say what he didn't like about it?Originally Posted by Britton30, post: 32944, member: 46
He didn't say he didn't like it
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!Originally Posted by A Guy, post: 33490, member: 22
We all know that WPs aren't the biggest seller, but when you purchase Nokia's mobile device division for €5.4bn ($7.34USD) I think one had better have something that sells. I feel iPhones and Androids sold more due to carriers promoting them more and offering WPs less via the standard two year contracts. Here in the U.S. anyway. Go on their sales sites and you'll see what I mean, especially in the past. I was with Vsqueeze for about 10 years. When I told them I was thinking about switching then they squiggled around to try and keep me. It was funny! I switched to AT&Bleed simply because Vz didn't offer what I wanted. Then I purchased my 1020 via the MS online store for $50 less than what AT&Bleed offered. I bought outright and went prepay plan. I didn't agree that AT&T had the exclusive on the 1020, but it seems that's what these carriers do. Forcing OEMs into their scheme of marketing.
MS will eventually be offering the big carriers here deals that Nokia in the past could not. I believe Android OS is offered free to OEMs. Now the playing field is more level since MS bought the division. The iPhone market is limited to those that can afford the high cost. Over-priced pieces of costume jewelry so far as I'm concerned. That's not to mock those that own iPhones. To each their own.
Like I stated > The Nokia X is ploy and "training" device to get users familiar with the UI of Start Screen and All Apps. It will sell services. It will also sell to keep the division in the black. It will be phased out sooner or later.
As you may have noticed > I dislike American carriers with a passion. Somewhat brainwashed Americans with locked and branded devices into the two year contract scheme. Very costly overall. As much as $700 more on average over a two year period, depending on the device. That's not to say that some have to purchase that way, but if one buys outright and goes monthly prepay it's a heck of a lot of savings. Now I see for more per month one gets a new device"free" after contract end. They make it sound as if it's "free" when in fact it's just as much if not more cost. Anything to keep one in the shackles of a contract.
We need unlocked and unbranded devices such as other countries have > period! I feel Americans need a good education on this subject.
http://m.wisegeek.com/what-are-unlocked-cell-phones.htmUnlocked cell phones are mobile phones that can be used on any GSM network with interchangeable SIM cards. No matter which carrier makes the card, the phone will be able to recognize it and send voice and data over the network. This contrasts with a locked phone, which is bound to a specific cell phone service provider (or carrier) network with software settings, and is typically offered with a contract when someone starts mobile service.
http://www.wired.com/2014/03/cellpho...ed-good-thing/During the Judiciary Committee review, H.R. 1123 was slightly strengthened. So pro-unlockers decided to support it, convincing themselves that a weak bill was better than no bill. But last-minute changes made behind closed doors changed everything.
At the 23rd hour, Goodlatte added an amendment to the bill that denied legal protections to “bulk unlockers.” His office insisted that such provisions were meant only to deter criminal rings from “bulk unlocking” stolen cell phones. Yet the same bulk unlocking ban also seriously inhibits refurbishers’ abilities to repair and resell used phones. Not to mention that restricting what criminals can do with stolen cell phones is a little like making it illegal to put gas in a stolen car: Sure, it sounds reasonable — but isn’t stealing cars already illegal?
Looks like it's stuck in the Senate:
Hey HG, sure hope there won't be a "Test" on this subject matter. . .you know my brain just can't handle any memory intense material. . .Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie, post: 33492, member: 99
Actually I was doing some research to keep up with the times and jotting down my rant as I went along. Obviously a subject that gets my goat.Originally Posted by Lee, post: 33495, member: 135
. . .you have a goat. . .cooooooooooooooooooooooooooool. . .
Like your Carole look today Lee.
Not really, one day he was telling me how great it was and better than the Razr Max I have, 2 weeks later it's in the trash, lol.Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie, post: 33489, member: 99