Sprint counters Verizon iPhone 4 with dual-screen Android phone

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  • Reply 141 of 171
    ibillibill Posts: 400member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Swift View Post


    "We've got TWO, not ONE!"



    And what do you do with that? What does this do to battery life? Can you put one image across both screens? Launch one screen on the top, and then one to the bottom to compare, say, something you want to buy from Amazon? Or two TV models? Maybe. But wouldn't you save that for a tablet or a home computer?



    Seems gimmicky.\



    I'm holding out for a phone with dual chiclet keyboards. Then I can fumble my typing twice as much.



  • Reply 142 of 171
    ibillibill Posts: 400member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jazam2010 View Post


    The beauty of Android is that it's not a species. It is a kingdom of many classes, orders, families, genera. Android is used in tablets, phones, and soon to be in radios and cars. This phone is just one point of the branch that will not continue forward. So please look at the bigger picture instead of generalizing everything into a black and white image. Android is not one product. Android is a kingdom of millions of products.



    A kingdom of serfs more like it. Unsuspecting dupes waiting to be raped of their privacy by an evil monarch.



    No thanks.
  • Reply 143 of 171
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleStud View Post


    Hah, what android update? I was unaware android phones ever got updated lol



    I had my Evo for about six months and in that time I got four fairly large updates. One of them being Froyo. The newer Android phones get fairly regular updates.
  • Reply 144 of 171
    anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 6,871member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jazam2010 View Post


    The beauty of Android is that it's not a species. It is a kingdom of many classes, orders, families, genera. Android is used in tablets, phones, and soon to be in radios and cars. This phone is just one point of the branch that will not continue forward. So please look at the bigger picture instead of generalizing everything into a black and white image. Android is not one product. Android is a kingdom of millions of products.



    So, you're saying Android is fragmented?
  • Reply 145 of 171
    .



    Here ya' go:



  • Reply 146 of 171
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post


    So, you're saying Android is fragmented?



    That really has very little impact on people that don't own old cheap models using Android.



    On solid hardware Android woks really well. While not exactly the same situation its kind of like someone trying to install the current iOS on an iPhone 3G. The hardware can't handle the software.



    Same is true with Android. You can't own a two year old HTC Hero and expect Android 2.2 to run on it.



    I can't speak for older versions of Android but 2.2 has been rock solid in my opinion. To me the biggest issues is now the Android market works. It really sucks.
  • Reply 147 of 171
    retrogustoretrogusto Posts: 1,119member
    Finally, a smartphone optimized for the Battleship® app I've been dreaming of!
  • Reply 148 of 171
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GmanMac View Post


    How thick is this thing? I noticed the demo video was very careful to not show a shot of the thickness when folded together.



    Well said, my thoughts exactly. At least 2 maybe 2.5 times the size of a single screen phone.

    So I can see a market for new shirts with over sized pockets.

    Guess guys can carry them in their skateboard creed front pocket

    to impress the females. This scream total failure.

    No matter hook up 2 or 3 batteries in series so you can use the damn thing.

    Seriously who is the retard who designs this utter garbage.

    I am being extra kind here for this mutant android spawn.
  • Reply 149 of 171
    penchantedpenchanted Posts: 1,070member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iansilv View Post


    I am seriously disappointed and pissed. I was really REALLY hoping Sprint was going to get the iPhone and we would have it on three carriers in the U.S. This would have led to more competition- just look at what kind of concessions ATT is making! And Apple made a point of saying that the deal with Verizon was non exclusive. Some on Sprint! Get the iPhone or you are dead! No one has the excuse of "I won't go to ATT because their coverage sucks" anymore...



    I think it is more likely that China Telecom gets a deal before Sprint.
  • Reply 150 of 171
    reminds me of a movie i saw awhile back called 'Dumb and Dumber'.
  • Reply 151 of 171
    chronsterchronster Posts: 1,894member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post


    So, you're saying Android is fragmented?



    Is there a difference between the os that runs on the ipad and the os running in the iphone?
  • Reply 152 of 171
    realisticrealistic Posts: 1,154member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iansilv View Post


    I am seriously disappointed and pissed. I was really REALLY hoping Sprint was going to get the iPhone and we would have it on three carriers in the U.S. This would have led to more competition- just look at what kind of concessions ATT is making! And Apple made a point of saying that the deal with Verizon was non exclusive. Some on Sprint! Get the iPhone or you are dead! No one has the excuse of "I won't go to ATT because their coverage sucks" anymore...



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    Got to think it will happen in a year or so. I forget now, did Verizon get a deal with Apple to hold it to them and AT&T or was that just a rumor?



    ??? AT&T and Verzon's are different iPhones and not compatible with each other's networks to start with. What rumor and where? Do you always comment before you read and comprehend what you are commenting on?
  • Reply 153 of 171
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chronster View Post


    Is there a difference between the os that runs on the ipad and the os running in the iphone?



    Sure but with Apple, the maker of the OS and the hardware are one and the same so they alone determine which OS runs on which hardware, unlike Android, where the maker of the hardware decides which OS version to start from and then modifies it to their liking without regard to what kind of device the OS maker originally intended it to run on. One OS maker has complete control of the final product, the other has no control once the source code leaves their repository.
  • Reply 154 of 171
    anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 6,871member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chronster View Post


    Is there a difference between the os that runs on the ipad and the os running in the iphone?



    Maybe this wasn't the right thread for humor (humour, for the English speakers among us) without a smiley.
  • Reply 155 of 171
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by allmypeople View Post


    The human brain CAN'T actually multi-task.



    Why do people always project their own deficiencies onto humankind? Most people can multi-task, but it sort of depends on what the tasks are. You probably should not try to drink and drive.
  • Reply 156 of 171
    iliveriliver Posts: 299member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by axual View Post


    You may want to note the website name: AppleInsider



    People on this site are understandably pro-Apple ... but the Kyocera design is a bit thick. Simpler is better, and Kyocera has just added a layer of complexity. Not for me, but for some perhaps.



    AppleInsider does not necessarily mean AppleChearleader- you may want to note that. Inside news about Apple and its products does not imply it's only for fan-atics.
  • Reply 157 of 171
    n.kn.k Posts: 7member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chronster View Post


    Hey, you never know. The displays might not be using as much power as you think, and it's the phone's radio that's mostly to blame for battery drain.



    Easily broken, we don't know that. Awkward to use, Nintendo sells gameboys like this. Ugly, yes.



    i'm 99% sure your wrong about the phones radio using all the battery. its the processor and screen or my old nokia that went for a week without charging would get the same BL as my iphone 4. this will be hammering the processor multi tasking like that and using twice the power for twice the screen. if there was a lower powered screen that didnt look like a kindle, apple would be useing it. i think the spare battery is a bit of a give away. but that means powering off and swapping it out every 4 or 5 hours. i think this is a bit of a gimmicky. i also think typing on that second touch screen while its open will be a pain. sorry to contradict you. just throwing my hat into the ring.
  • Reply 158 of 171
    Plastic Design Fail



    Hinge Will Fail



    Two Screen Battery Drain Fail
  • Reply 159 of 171
    n.kn.k Posts: 7member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NoodlesNoodlemann View Post


    Chronster tries to make some points, but when challenged has to resort to the typical liberal technique of bashing conservatives with "What you call bashing is often a very neutral or fair stance. You remind me of all the right wing nutjobs that have gotten so used to Fox News' far right bias that they view every OTHER news network as far left!"



    He has hit the nail on the head. All the OTHER networks are far left. What seems to bug the libs is that Fox, who does lean right, is kicking ALL of them in the rear.



    Just like Apple is kicking rear because of their superior phones, pads, pods, etc., maybe Fox is doing so well because they are superior. There can't be that many knuckle draggers out there. Libs just hate it that Fox is successful and MSNBC, CNN, Gore's Network (is it still on?), ABC, NBC and CBS aren't doing well.



    And I'm sure it bugs them that Rush Limbaugh uses Apple products.



    Deal with it.



    thats kinda off topic. not everyone who follows apple insider is american. i'm sure theres another site you can go to and wave your little flag around all you want.
  • Reply 160 of 171
    n.kn.k Posts: 7member
    as iphone apps run on the ipad i think they are very simular
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