Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by billsmed, Mar 13, 2010.
Read the last sentence of that article:
That's EXACTLY what Apple wants... more sales.
I think they'd have their phone on Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T. They just want to sell phones and bring in those $$$$$.
It was a GSM radio found inside the leaked iPhone, unless AT&T can grow a 4G network in under a month what's the sense in building an iPhone with 4G for a carrier that has no network to operate on. It's not like the iPhone "4G" will be around for many years to come Stevie releases a new iPhone every summer.
Well when Apple came out with all their "patent infringement" stuff, I kinda looked past it. Now Microsoft wants a piece of the Android pie... And this worries me. When the 2 biggest competitors gang up on you, well, I just hope the EVO comes out before they put a hold on production and development of the OS.
Microsoft says Android infringes on its patents, licenses HTC -- Engadget
Sprint and Apple were in talks over carrying the iPhone since 07. AT&T has the exclusive and the talks were never made public. Verizon touches a apple and it's breaking news. Regardless of everything people read, AT&T could extend their exclusive agreement with Apple. They have a option in their contract to do so. Apple could very well create a iphone for Verizon and Sprint, but AT&T will try to make sure that doesn't happen. Iphone 4G has nothing to do with "4G" technology, so WiMax and LTE goes out the window. The device is also completed, but a lot of the specs are missing from the public. Sounds familiar don't it?
Edit: AT&T exclusivity with the iphone ends in June. You won't hear if they did till then. Apple will have to disregard AT&T's option, and actually pay them back if they do so. The day that happens, you'll see the other 3 carriers with the iphone.
the evo was released way ahead of schedule. we all got one and decided it wasn't that great, so now we're waiting for the new iphone.
where you been?
Considering there havent been any rumors about Apple extending their contract with AT&T...and how far behind AT&T is in the "4G" race....why wouldnt Apple want to move on?
Its up to Apple to decide who they want for 4G....Sprint now or Verizon in 2011?
For Sprint its win/win....but I would actually prefer it if Sprint strictly focused on the EVO as its flagship phone for 4G. If the EVO is the true king of the Androids, that is going to be a big enough buzz itself.
So in case people missed it, have there been any Droid Incredible commercials? Im just wondering if Verizon is not even worried about pushing it, considering the EVO beats it in every way.
Bill - here's my take - part of it is dollars and cents. Will Apple make more money through what AT&T will pay for exclusivity vs having the iPhone on Verizonwireless, and maybe Sprint and TMO?
Also - knowing how their marketing machine works - in addition to dollars and cents - what would create the most buzz???
Hopefully, Hesse was being tight-lipped on the EVO and 4G rollouts because they want some element of surprise. I'm sticking with Sprint - and really want to EVO, and will probably wait. But IF Sprint were to announce the iPhone 4G - how many (not from here-but from the general population) would jump on THAT?
Earlier this year - when the talk of a Verizon iPhone got serious coverage - there were pne or two places (I don't remember where, or how reliable they are) that mentioned CDMA, and the possibility of SPRINT.
I think of it more like this...
HTC Gains Access to Microsoft Patents - WSJ.com
I have been saying for months now that the evo needed to be released way before apple can attack them with the iphone. It is no surprise that apple has bumped up the date. Now it can start flooding the media from may 31-june 15. Now what dates do those cover, hmmm.
Has I have always said. Apple is going to run over the Evo. Sprint now has one choice. May 23. If they do not get the phone to consumers by that date, it will be an epic fail. Just like the pre and instinct.So you are down to the date sprint, if you do not release the phone before may 30, you are dead in the water.
About the class of microsdhc card. It does not matter. Either way you are fine. Please see this post for info. http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/65837-class-2-class-6-microsdhc.html
We've only seen ONE leaked phone. There is nothing to say that there isn't a CDMA phone out there, and what additional radios it may or may not have.
I agree with you about the refresh cycle that Apple has, but I'm not ruling out 4G YET. (even though I know that Apple loves to release tech, and then release a new version with new features really regularly to keep those sheep buying).
It's funny that you asked because I just heard a Droid Incredible commercial. It was on the radio though.
I think that Verizon was smart to brand it the Droid Incredible since they can just keep using their "Droid Does" commercials.
Did anyone notice that the the picture that Bill posted on the first page of this thread. It's the hi-res image of the EVO with Thursday June 1st on its display. The 1st of June this year is a Thursday. Here's to hoping for a June release...
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Resized the image so it will not mess up the page width format.
Just click on the image to open up in a new window in full size.
Want a laugh?? I was at the Sprint store last night and the CSR told me that the EVO release was pushed back until July maybe August. (plz god I hope she is wrong) lol
Apple is scared of the EVO
Thats what Im saying...im seeing no buzz at all for the Incredible. No TV ads, not alot of Web ads/banners....just the small buzz on the internet.
When the first Droid was being released, they had TV ads all the time, weeks before its release.
But hey, thats a great sign for the EVO. Considering how much Android has grown....if EVO ends up being the true king of the hill, you might as well advertise it as one.
Then the EVO is going to fail then, because this phone will not be released in May. Period. I know the tentative release date, and the month isn't May.
I don't know if you read my posts, or think I'm a Geek Squad member, but listen to a person who have numerous meetings with Apple. As of Wednesday, April 28th 2010, LTE/WiMax/CDMA iphone doesn't exist.
Sprint Positive About Q1 While Still Shedding Dollars, Subscribers - Mobile and Wireless from eWeek
Nothing groundbreaking here, but Sprint is having a good day on the market (after the entire market had a horrible day yesterday) - which shows me that the Q1 earnings are better than expected despite posting big loses.
June 6 or 13, then?
June 1 is a Tuesday
I have a feeling that Sprint will somehow eff this up. I hope I'm wrong.
card class is the standard rating for the minimum write speed of a card.
The ability to run applications from card is irrelevant per se; a card's class will certainly affect transfer speeds (between devices) but it will also affect the device's ability to record and store HD video/high resolution stills etc.
I could not agree more. As much as I may not like Apple with their tight grips on everything, they are VERY SMART. They know exactly what they are doing and why. They understand and know how to market their product and show up the competition. I still do not believe Sprint will move up their date, because they do not want to seem to be REACTIVE. They want to remain PROACTIVE, so I say bring out the big guns and market the EVO on TV with Apple products.
I can't wait to see what the EVO commercials will be like. I mean you already see the ads all over the internet. No doubt the EVO will be the king of android devices.