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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steven58, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Android Expert

    if true, it is hard to believe they had an issue with Samsung using "Nexus Prime" but didn't have one with Asus using "Transformer Prime". :thinking:


  2. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Android Expert

    But it defeats your entire argument. The main thing VZW cares about is the service plan, and it's in their interest to push whatever phone secures that plan and also brings in bloatware revenue. That means RAZR or Rezound and not GNex.
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  3. replica9000

    replica9000 Well-Known Member

    I guess I wasn't an early enough adopter. I had to order mine and wait almost a month because it was on back order. I'm just glad I have the AMOLED screen and not the SLCD screen. I'm hoping the same thing doesn't happen with this phone.
  4. modster

    modster Member

    I know, I get at least as many hits if not more about the toy when I'm searching for the transformer prime compared to when I was searching for the nexus prime.
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  5. Cam

    Cam Android Enthusiast

    Transformer Prime isn't the name of a character, but I bet Hasbro could have made a case out of that if they wanted to. I'm guessing Asus paid Hasbro. Maybe Samsung decided it was better to just change the name rather than pay for using "Nexus Prime." Or, maybe the name was changed for another reason entirely. Who knows?
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  6. callmeox

    callmeox Android Enthusiast

    It is possible that the frequency involved is a harmonic relative of one that VZW does use, or they are just using the belt and suspenders approach the issue.
  7. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Android Expert

    agreed. contracts being equal for all 3 phones, they still have a vested interest in selling more of a phone they are being paid to bloat up (Razr, Rezound) over one they are not making that money off of (GNex).
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    Ah hahahahhaa!

    Note to self - when right-clicking for spelling help, read, do not choose word at top of list.

    Thanks for the catch, compadre!

    I totally have no excuse but may not stop laughing at myself for some time. Well - I'm in good company! :D :D
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  9. xs301

    xs301 Well-Known Member

    I thought I would share with everyone an experience I just had two minutes ago! I had the Verizon rep call me who was appointed to me by the Verizon exec office I emailed. Needles to say, with all the pre-order rumors, I was very excited!!! Especially knowing midnight Eastern time was just about to hit.

    After a quick conversation, she tells me no release yet, and just a follow up call. She scheduled another call for the beginning of the second week of December!!! GRRR!!!! Why me! I was hoping for it too when I saw the caller ID!!!

    Clarification: The rep who called me is not a local store person, is not a CSR, and is someone from the exec's office.
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  10. nj02vette

    nj02vette Android Expert

    Companies pay money to get thier apps pre-loaded onto a phone, in the hopes that users will continue to pay to use those services.

    Some examples:
    City ID
    Game trial (enter game of choice, Madden NFL, Need for Speed, etc)

    Those are 3rd party bloatware, of which Verizon adds thier own.
    Backup assistant
    My Verizon
    VZ Navigator

    I'd argue that I like backup assistant and my Verizon, so I don't mind them being there. My Verizon doesn't run in the background, and Backup Assistant runs a super minor process at night.

    I have heard a reliable counterpoint that it's actually the manufacturers who get paid for the bloatware, and not Verizon. Honestly don't know the answer here.
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  11. Duckiess

    Duckiess Newbie

    where can i find the info on the irc channel?
  12. modster

    modster Member

    I wonder if their worried that all the data usage control the GNex offers will mean they see less money just for the contract on that phone.
  13. SeaWo1f

    SeaWo1f Newbie

    But isnt the nexus one phone that would really pull people from other networks because the previous two nexus models were never offered on verizon? And it has a software set that really sets its self apart from everything else out atm.
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  14. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    IceChat IRC Client :: IRC Client Extra-Ordinaire :: The Chat Cool People Use

    Hey Guys! We now have live IRC Android Forums chat! The address is irc.freenode.net and the channel is #Androidforums

    I use the icechat client available at IceChat IRC Client :: IRC Client Extra-Ordinaire :: The Chat Cool People Use but anyone will do. There's an easy web way: freenode Web IRC (qwebirc) Type in a name and then #Androidforums for the channel and you're in!

    Also found here http://androidforums.com/samsung-ga...-pre-orders-tomorrow-11-29-a.html#post3115102
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  15. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Android Expert

    Reminds me a little of this:
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  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    If you're using a client like Chatzilla (desktop) or AndIRC (Android, free in the Market) here's how to get on -

    /server freenode

    /join #androidforums

    I don't know the other clients, sorry. :eek:

    Hope this helps! :)
  17. tom76

    tom76 Well-Known Member

  18. Ninja Monkey

    Ninja Monkey Android Enthusiast

    Lockheed P-38 Lightning! My favorite WWII airplane.
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  19. callmeox

    callmeox Android Enthusiast

    Well, it is good to know that we're allowed to toot our own horn if the opportunity presents itself. :p :)
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  20. bnace

    bnace Member

    not doubting you, but weird that exec office people working at 11:30pm+ EST??? Even if she's West Coast - still late to be working, huh?
  21. modster

    modster Member

    So if this thing does go up for preorder tomorrow, what timezone do you guys think they'll use to define tomorrow?
  22. xs301

    xs301 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that is what I thought the last time she called too. She called me just before the 11/21 supposed leak date as well, same time to say the same thing. I posted then about my disappointment as well (post #35043, November 18th, 2011 at 02:18 AM). I am truly bummed. I was looking forward to this, so I logged in to tell everyone else. I hope she is wrong, but I will keep holding onto the idea of waiting until 12/31/11. :(

    Ohe yeah! We are both West coast. She works in the Western region office.
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  23. Cam

    Cam Android Enthusiast

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  24. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    I was thinking the same thing. I have the number of the VZW rep that called me claiming to be with the Executive Offices. When I called him back, he answered the phone that way. I've often wondered if I called him from a different number if he would answer the phone the same way. In other words, I am wondering if it was just a CSR or if it was THE CSR. Anyone want the number to try it for yourself?

    PM me and I will give it to you.

    Regardless, it got me an extra $50. :cool:

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The Galaxy Nexus release date was November 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.65" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4460 processor, and 1750mAh battery.

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