Does the PUBLIC AS A WHOLE care about N1?


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  1. deman89

    deman89 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    In the first month the N1 sold only 80,000 units while comparably the Droid sold 525,000 units, even factoring in that it was marketed to hell and back, the point is the N1 was big in the technology world and with the phone fanatics but overall the public can't really discern the difference between this and other Android phones besides the marketing. They don't really care that it has a snpadragon processor and large amounts of RAM they just want to know that it is "fast" what I am saying is that even though it certainly caused people to notice it in the techie/phone fields no one else really knows or cares about it.
     

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  2. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member

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    Short answer: no, most of the public doesn't care.

    Long answer: most of the public are dumb sheep and can barely turn on their computers without an exhaustive step-by-step guide, let alone tell your average touch-screen device from an iPhone. I'm impressed when their ilk load up the browser without infecting their PC with about fifty different forms of malware within five minutes. These aren't people who will be aware of anything but the iPhone, the BB, whatever. They want flashing billboards, TV ads, glossy magazine splashes.

    Without a loud, garish advertising campaign putting the N1 into the hand of some celebrity or similar, they won't really know the phone exists. But on the other hand, as has been pointed out in another thread, Google's taking it slow--hence nothing about the N1 during their Stupidbowl ad. It's not like Google can't afford an all-out marketing campaign shoving a cardboard model of the N1 ten times the size of the real thing down everyone's throat, but it appears they're choosing not to do that. Why the hell not? Maybe they feel they're not ready to deal with customer support yet (and they aren't, hence the recent announcement that they're recruiting staff for a department dedicated to Android/phone support).
     
  3. deman89

    deman89 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah customer support is still a problem, but I find that people often assume my Eris is an iphone as well. Just wanted to see some opinions of the N1 owners.
     
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    t0ph0id Well-Known Member

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    People that aren't tech geeks are not willing to fork out
     
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    its because if you have the choice between a droid and n1 youd have to be full blown ******ed to not get the droid . especially now that it has 2.1
     
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    Nope, they don't care. Most people I show mine too like it and want the phone. Those same people are not willing to leave ATT, Verizon, or Sprint. And none were willing to shell out more than $500 for an unlocked version.

    What they should done was have a major release with all carrier versions coupled with a hard hitting advertising campaign. At his rate it's going no where. People prefer to deal directly with the carrier and love subsidised phones.

    What was preplexing to me I called Tmobile for a data issue sent to tech support was linked to HTC. I didn't need HTC but T-mobile tech support. I didn't like this one bit, they offer the phone on there network, then shuffle you off for something not even related. While it's a nice phone, never again will I purchase a phone in this fashion.
     
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    Grainy sand wants Google to advertise the Nexus One with poems and candlelight :D


    The public doesnt care because it is not aware.
    TV/Print advertising is still king for these type of products.
    The fact Tmo peoples first real world sight of an N1 is the one a customer brings in shows that Googles intention isnt to get the world aware of the N1.

    IMO IF they intend to actually start pushing the N1 it wont be until it is available on Verizon and or Att.
    No point spending mega bucks for Tmobile only.

    The day its available on another major us carrier and they dont start a big campaign you can chalk it up to Google just not having a clue or just not caring.

    Most people wouldnt know what Pepsi or Nike were if it wasnt for massive ad campaigns. m the first to knock the low IQ of the tech buying sheep but you cant make a decision if you dont know what the hell is out there.
     
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    deman89 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know but still this was treated as a big deal, all the speculation about the "jesusphone" or "superphone"
     
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    who cares?

    I like being one of the few that have a Nexus One. Its unique and sexy.

    Everyone a-hole I know has a blackberry and iphone. my parents have iphones = fail.

    Not everyone owns a ferrari but many people sure wish they did. :)
     
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    In my opinion its not the lack of advertising that Google is pushing out, and they are pushing it out, just selectively. During that first week of launch, I couldn't get on the internet without seeing the "nexus one." I just don't think that their willing to drop $500-600 on a phone without seeing, touching and playing with it. Also the fact that you are only able to by it subsidized under certain plan requirements (no family plans and only 500 minutes w/data plan) made people automatically not consider the phone as a viable option.
     
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    username makes post
     
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    I think it's a bit hard to care if you don't even *know* something like N1 exists. The marketing hasn't been that big.
     
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    And enjoy the lesser processor speed? Sure. Are you ******ed or just troll--oh wait, it's you; never mind.
     
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    I'd prefer 500 less MHz over bad customer support ,bad build quality, and bad common screen cracks and bad calibration/ 3g connection anyday idk about you but I went to school.
     
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    i hate adding to this thread because the op should be banned from this site to begin with. this is not the first name he/she has gone by. i can be a pain in the a, but this guy gives pita a new meaning. adding to my block list....again.

    Edit...its not the op I am refering to. Its adamlovesu.
     
  16. grainysand

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    To a community college, I must assume.
     
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    MartinS Well-Known Member

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    None of those issues here. I suspect that if I went to the Droid forum there'd be a few complaints on there too. These things are in the minority and just seem worse because that's partly what forums are for - to help with problems.

    I'm not saying the Droid is a bad phone, I nearly went for the Milestone in the UK. All I'm saying is be more informed and less obnoxious.
     
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    "Obnoxious" appears to be his modus operandi. He's been bitching about the N1's supposed issues in every thread he appears, despite never having had firsthand experience. Doesn't help that he sounds all of fifteen.

    N1 vs Droid rivalry is asinine in any case. You want a keyboard, get the Droid. You want a candybar phone, get the N1. Not rocket science.
     
  19. adamlovesu

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    Sir if you think these are supposed problems you mustve fallen on your small head a few times your deffinetly either blind or u under a rock

    Another sighn that your either simple or blind is that I posted many times saying I have experienced 4 of the alleged issues first hand. Just because you think your device is one of a kind means you have no eyes.
     
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    my two Co workers have rooted droids. I have a nexus one. I've used all three phones extensively. my phone has(crosses fingers) had no issues in the month I've had it other than with shoddy apps (hardly the nexus' fault ) and the voice to text being IMHO a bit wonky.

    also fwiw neither of my friends use their keyboards at all except when playing online hangman: )

    my two Co workers have rooted droids. I have a nexus one. I've used all three phones extensively. my phone has(crosses fingers) had no issues in the month I've had it other than with shoddy apps (hardly the nexus' fault ) and the voice to text being IMHO a bit wonky.

    also fwiw neither of my friends use their keyboards at all except when playing online hangman: )
     
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    People bought the Droid.. they don't have money for N1 now :D heheheh
     
  22. grainysand

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    Tell you what, start typing like a literate, halfway intelligent human being and maybe people will start regarding you as more than a bad troll.
     
  23. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Well-Known Member

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    One more time...

    If you have nothing constructive to post, please don't post at all

    I must have said it a thousand times recent. If you can't enter into a discussion without childish name calling and accusations, then don't enter it at all. If you see something inappropriate, report it and ignore it, don't fan the flames.
     
  24. EpiphanyX

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    I guess if I were an attention starved 15 year old who invested far too much emotion and aligned my personal identity to an electronic device that I had to work at my slave-wage job for 4 months to finally afford when a vastly more elegant, technologically superior, and more cost efficient device releases a few months later - I'd probably lash out in jelousy and anger too.

    My brother and two of his co-workers bought the driod when it came out. i was excited about it myself and couldn't wait to get one when my tmobile contract ended but then the N1 was announced. I feel like I dodged a bullet not ending up with the Droid. I've had the N1 for a month and my brother grabs it every chance he can, drools over it and declares his intention to sell his droid as soon as the N1 is available on Verizon. He says his coworkers are in the same boat. I've played with the droid extensively and while it's not a bad phone by any measure, it's regarded as a few steps below the nexus one by everyone I know - 4 people :) - who've actually had first hand experience with both phones. Anecdotal evidence I know... but wait - editors for cnet, engadget, et al pretty much across the board echo the same sentiment that the nexus one is the best andriod phone.
     
  25. grainysand

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    Heh, I just convinced another Droid (well, technically Milestone) owner to sell his and get an N1 too. He seems quite happy with it.
     

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