gelp wrote: »
wonkothesane wrote: »
My thought exactly.
Yep, this is Samsung’s Kamikaze gambit. They’re all out of ammunition, they’re surrounded, and there’s a thermonuclear device headed their way on a plane with a strange fruit shaped logo painted on the fuselage.
And behind this stunt will be paid minions invading every tech forum claiming to have ditched their iPhones in favor of the Galaxy. It’ll be interesting to see how the tech press spins this. This sort of thing is right up their alley. Pundits will be pundit-ing, analysts will be analyzing , surveys and reports will be flying, countdowns to oblivion will be started, and Brian Tong at c|net will go creepy queer with this.
Just you wait, Henry Higgins, just you wait.
zid1977 wrote: »
It's a good phone with unsecure operating system. That's the problem.
Does it also come with a free bowl of soup?
This makes sense. If the conversion rate is low, you'd end up with a significant number of used phones you'd have to sell as refurbs. By recycling demo phones you insulate yourself from some of that.
Yuk, no thanks keep your wanna be iPhone. I'll stick to the real thing.
You are interested in Google's android spyware ?
No, not personally, but at work we need to test an Android client we are having developed against as many phones as possible... Plus there is a cost to this that Samsung has to bear...
Have to read the T&Cs
Now that Apple makes large screen iPhones and Samsung has gotten rid of their most unique features (removable battery,micro SD card slot, etc), there's no real reason to switch anymore.
6? Hell, I wouldn't give up my 5 for one of those...
rogifan wrote: »
So this only applies to iPhone owners? If you own any other Android OEM phone you're not allowed to participate?
rayz wrote: »
Exactly. They have nothing to lose. And I imagine that they won't be using brand new phones for the trials. If they did and the user opts to stay with Apple then they now have a phone that can't be sold as new and nothing to show for it. You opt to buy in, then you get a new phone. (That's why you need to return the phone at the end of the trial.)