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Herr Professor Doktor Doom

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« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2009, 07:28:10 pm »
I tell ya, we Americans like to think we're ahead of the rest of the world in every respect... but technologically we are sooo far behind Asia it's not even funny.   Even poorer Asian countries have more and better mobile options than we do.

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« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2009, 07:44:59 pm »
I tell ya, we Americans like to think we're ahead of the rest of the world in every respect... but technologically we are sooo far behind Asia it's not even funny.   Even poorer Asian countries have more and better mobile options than we do.

That's a little bit unfair, but factually correct.  While the US invented the Mobile phone, other countries benefited from being second to market, but I wouldn't ever stifle our innovation just to reap the benefits of being second to market. 

Our real problem is a mobile industry that under-estimates what it's consumers are capable of and are willing to do on these high powered devices.  The original owners of the infrastructure were the phone companies, so they applied the old telecom model to the mobile industry, when it required an entirely new model.  This of course led to the US Telecoms protecting their bread and butter (landlines), creating a conflict that led to the suppression of mobile innovation in the States.  The technology is there, the industry just refuses to open it up to it's customers.
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« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2009, 11:30:20 pm »
Doomie, where are you going this time? Gaza? Feel free to start another thread about this if you feel the discussion will go somewhere.
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« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2009, 05:49:10 pm »
I actually just got home the day before yesterday, from Thailand...  my job doesn't take me to war zones anymore...

Vansmack,  I agree that the real problem is the phone companies.  In Indonesia you can find a million different kinds of cell phone, and they're all unlocked.  And you can buy a SIM card from a guy selling stuff from a cardboard box on the sidewalk.   Too much control here.



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« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2009, 06:48:53 pm »
I actually just got home the day before yesterday, from Thailand...  my job doesn't take me to war zones anymore...

Vansmack,  I agree that the real problem is the phone companies.  In Indonesia you can find a million different kinds of cell phone, and they're all unlocked.  And you can buy a SIM card from a guy selling stuff from a cardboard box on the sidewalk.   Too much control here.
can i take all these statements, reuse them and take them completely out of context at a later point of my choosing?     :)
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« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2009, 07:01:03 pm »
In Indonesia you can find a million different kinds of cell phone, and they're all unlocked.  And you can buy a SIM card from a guy selling stuff from a cardboard box on the sidewalk.   Too much control here.

There's nothing stopping you from buying the phone there, getting a free phone from AT&T or TMobile (this will not work on Sprint or Verizon) and taking the SIM card out and putting it in the Indonesian phone...but yes, way too much control here.
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« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2009, 07:59:05 pm »
Google phone, ftw. I'm on it right now!

And we have a killer Skype app. I just wish we'd get flash soon.
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« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2009, 08:04:45 pm »
Oh, I didn't realize Windows Mobile phones were the only one's with Flash.

Maybe if you're all lucky, they'll make a Silverlight App for Android too so Apple and Google folks can use flash based apps (a la Netflix streaming for the Mac).
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« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2009, 12:06:47 am »
i'm finding the best use for my iPhone are the Facebook and Myspace apps.  I like that all the clutter of those sites is just out when just doing update checks.  I also like being able to download podcasts directly to the iPhone.  I've even become a Facebook convert after starting to access it via the iPhone.  Last.fm and Pandora are nice to have apps as well on the iPhone.  I'm hoping the recent update make Safari more stable...
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« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2009, 01:08:31 am »
Contrary to what seems to be a universal iphone complaint, i don't think safari has ever crashed on me once.

And I totally agree about the FB app...it's great.  Buggy for a while, but rock solid the last two releases.

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« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2009, 03:18:20 pm »
the browser most often crashes when i'm using it play either Mob Wars or Pirates on Facebook, but those apps are notorious for crashing the browser due to causing it run out of memory... so far the update appears to make some it more stable when using those apps.  and hint hint i'm always on the look out for new facebook friends and crew members, pm me....
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« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2009, 12:10:20 pm »
The latest safari update has certainly made it more crash proof for the web pages I've most.

And speaking of iPhone browsers, there are now two new ones that operate in full screen mode.  Basically hiding away the status and address bar for more real estate.  Both have similar functionality bookmarks, auto-complete.

FullBrowser was the first and is now .99
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=302757136

Full Screen Web Browser is being launched and is free today (2/13)
http://www.sopods.com/fullscreen.php
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=303154925
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« Reply #42 on: February 13, 2009, 01:16:44 pm »
Opera Mini vs. iPhone

Or Skyfire with built-in Flash support.  Makes youporn scream...
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« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2009, 01:57:27 pm »

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« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2009, 02:04:11 pm »
Opera Mini vs. iPhone


I don't get it.

i do, i do.  it's called subconscious marketing.  you see, the guy on the left is opera mini.  he is good looking (sort of), dresses indie-ish, beard growth, sees well, in the know.  ie, he is cool.  the guy on the right is i-phone.  he is tall, lanky, dorky looking, dresses like someone you would beat up, wears glasses, not cool enough to be seen with the guy on the left and what he does, hell nobody even calls him.  so . . . buy the opera mini or face the horrible fact that you must be cool in this world to survive.